Newsletter: February 2023

Thayne Elementary Husky Headlines

February 2023

Principal’s message:

Dear Parent,
Parent Teacher Conferences are almost here!  We’re excited to have the opportunity to visit with you about your wonderful children, the progress they are making, and how best to help your students succeed!  Our school is using to make Parent Teacher Conference sign-ups as convenient as possible. If you haven’t already, please click here beginning on Feb 13th to schedule your conference.  Conferences will be held Feb.28 and Mar. 1.

Please become familiar with Thayne Elementary’s policy “Student Use of Personal Electronic Devices”. 

Parents are invited to learn more of this upcoming opportunity to learn about “Present Parenting”.  Click here!

Literacy Corner:

After your child reads to you it is important to check for comprehension. Here are some ideas of questions you could ask after your child finishes a book or a chapter:
  • Tell me what happened in the story/chapter.
  • Tell me about the beginning, the middle, and the end.
  • What did this story make you think about? Did it remind you of anything?
  • What characters were in the story?
  • Where did the story take place?
  • What was the problem/conflict in the story?
  • Did they solve it? How?

School News:

The Thayne 3rd grade received a visit from local sled dog musher, Lila Wheatley, and junior musher coordinator for Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, Julie Buckley. The pair introduced two of Lila’s sled dogs as well as gave information on sled dog racing. The 3rd grade read two books on sled dog racing, Stone Fox and Balto, so it was a treat for students to see real sled dogs up close.   Please see photo below.

Students collected funds for Make-a-Wish… total was $490.57. Great job students!


From the School Nurse:

February is American Heart Month.

The HEART is a muscle about the size of your fist!  It carries blood full of oxygen and nutrients all around the body and rids the body of waste.  For school age kids, the heart beats anywhere from around 60 to 118 times a minute when you’re resting and even more than that when you’re active.  That’s hard work!

Exercise is the best way to keep the heart strong and healthy. Kids can make it a goal to play outside as much as possible, get involved in sports, or even to participate in activities often such as tag or hide and seek!

Healthy eating is another great way to take care of the heart.  Fruits and vegetables are at the top of every pediatrician’s heart-healthy food list. Try mixing them in a smoothie or preparing low-calorie dipping sauces to pair with them. Pediatricians also recommend whole grains, fish, and lean meats. (Cleveland Clinic, American Academy of Pediatrics.)



Library News:

We have the awesome opportunity to have the author/illustrator team of Caralyn and Mark Buehner visit our school on Monday, March 6th, to kick off literacy week.  Click here to learn about the Buehners.
We are so excited to have them visit our school and share their magic of writing and illustrating with students and staff alike. Each grade level will get an opportunity to hear their presentation and work with them.
Families can order Buehner Books – a form was sent home with students recently. All books ordered will be signed by the Beuhners. The order forms need to be returned by Monday, February 13th.

Book Fair Monday, February 27th – Thursday, March 2nd:

7:30-8:00am students may shop with an adult.
Morning recess any students may shop if they have brought their own money.
2:30 – 4:00pm Monday 27th and Thursday 2nd
2:30 – 7:00pm Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 1st
The book fair accepts Cash, Cards, Checks and Scholastic eWallet.
All profits benefit our library and its programming.

Thayne Volunteer Committee News:

Please click the links above if you would like to help provide an evening meal for the teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences.

Our next TVC meeting will be February 15th.