Newsletter: February 2022

Thayne Elementary Husky Headlines

February 2022


Thayne Elementary would like to invite you to sign-up for a spring parent teacher conference. Our conferences will be in mid-March (7th-17th). We will have an in-person conference option on March 16 from 3:50 to 6:50 p.m.  Other options will also come home from your student’s teacher. Please work directly with your teacher if the available appointment times don’t fit your schedule.  We are looking forward to conferencing with the guardians of all our students.  

Our school is using to make parent teacher conference sign ups as convenient as possible. The link will become available on February 15, 2022.  Please click here on 2-15-22 to sign up or click the link on the home page. You will see the sign-up options and times for each teacher.

Thank you for your continued support as we work together for success at the next level.

Library News:

We are so excited to be able to host the Scholastic Book Fair in-person this Spring and we will continue to have the online option available as well.  More information will be coming.


Ways to Encourage Your Child to Read

Do you know the impact of 20 minutes of reading per day? The reader is exposed to 1.8 million words per year and scores in the 90th percentile on standardized tests.

You can make a DIFFERENCE by reading every night with your child.

Here are three ideas to help encourage your child to read at home.

Zero in on Your Child’s Interests: What topics interest your child? Horses? Read Black Beauty and find nonfiction articles on famous horses like Seabiscuit.

Expand Your Definition of Reading: Include magazines, comic books, and graphic novels in your child’s library.

Pair Books with Activities: If your child reads Mr. Poppins’ Penguins, then maybe you could plan a trip to the zoo. Another idea would be to have a family movie night and watch the movie version of the book.

Remember to have fun and enjoy your time reading together.

  • Thank you to Mrs. Matijczyk’s class for inviting the rest of the school to join them in a special service project in December.  Students worked to earn coins to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wyoming Chapter which helps children with terminal illnesses realize some of their many dreams.  Students and staff raised $535.52!  The donation was submitted in memory of and in honor of two former students.  Thank you to everyone who participated.
  • Recently, the second graders enjoyed a field trip to the Jackson Elk Refuge.  They rode the sleighs and learned about the elk as they got a closer look.  They also spent time at the Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center learning about other animals in Wyoming and how they adapt and survive in winter.  The Naturalists at the center will be visiting Thayne Elementary in the future to continue teaching the students about wildlife.
  • LITERACY WEEK will be Feb. 28 – Mar. 3.  Please be watching for more information coming!!!
                                                                                                                                                   Photo courtesy of Ms. Reckling