Newsletter: Aug/Sept 2023

Thayne Elementary Husky Headlines

August/September 2023

Phone 307-885-2380

Fax 307-883-2032

PO Box 520, Thayne, WY  83127



School Safety Information:

Learn about Thayne Elementary Safety Information by going to, click on “Family and Students”, then look for the “Safety” heading. 

Learn more about LCSD#2 protocol for school safety at .

2023-2024 Bell Schedule:

School starts at 7:45 a.m. and is dismissed at 2:30 p.m.  First busses leave at 2:35 and late bus leaves at 2:45.


Meet our new teachers:

Mrs. McGrath (Kindergarten) loves flour or flower???, Mrs. Simpson (1st grade) is mom to 8 children, Mrs. Mackey (1st grade) has a “funny farm”, and Mr. Kennington (3rd grade) is a man of many talents…. Learn more about these wonderful new teachers on our online newsletter on the homepage at

  • Mrs. McGrath is our new Kindergarten teacher.  She loves being a teacher and is looking forward to getting to know her new students and doing lots of hands-on learning.  She enjoys baking, camping, and traveling with her family.
  • Yes, Mrs. Simpson has 8 lovely children. She is one of our new 1st grade teachers.  She grew up in Shelley, Idaho.  Besides spending time with her family, she loves reading, cooking, playing games, and laughing.  Most importantly, she loves teaching.
  • Mrs. Mackey, new 1st grade teacher, began her career teaching elementary school for 7 years before starting her own preschool for the last 4 years. She has 4 children and lots of animals including a dog, cats, horses, and goats. 
  • Mr. Kennington will be teaching 3rd grade. He and his wife were both born and raised in Star Valley.  Outside the classroom, he can be found in a wrestling room, on a tractor, walking/training dogs, riding a horse, or working on a project.

School Lunch Information:

  • Prices for school lunch and breakfast remain the same as last year.  Lunch is $3.00 and breakfast is $2.00.  Students bringing their own lunch can purchase milk for 60 cents. (Milk is provided with a complete meal at no additional charge.)
  • Access Free and Reduced Price School Meals application at or fill out an application through your Infinite Campus Parent account.

Parent Handbook:

View online to learn more about our school at

Library News:

Special Visitor coming!!! Thayne Elementary will be hosting author Mac Barnett on September 11.  Mac is a New York Times-bestselling author whose books for children have sold more than one million copies in the United States and have been translated into over 30 languages. Mac will present his most loved books as well as what the writing process looks like for our young students. 


Literacy Corner:

“Got Caught Reading” Tickets – We are so excited to be implementing the “Got Caught Reading” program again this year. Please come and get tickets from Mrs. Nelson to “catch” your child reading at home. Reading every night with your child increases his/her school success. Your child can turn these tickets into the office to enter into a drawing for a free book to be given away during our Husky Rally. It is going to be a great year!  



Other News:

See the flyer at to learn more about an informative presentation by Dr. Desautels on Oct. 10 at Afton Elementary.  Space is limited so sign up soon!