Newsletter: March 2022

Thayne Elementary Husky Headlines

March 2022

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 to schedule your conference.


Literacy Week agenda (Feb 28 – Mar 3):

Feb 28 – Cat in the Hat Day! (Wear a hat)

Mar 1 – Green Eggs and Clothes Day! (Wear green)

Mar 2- I Can Read With My Eyes Shut Day! (Wear a shirt with writing on it)

Mar 2 – Visiting Author, Gary Hogg

Mar 3 – Fox in Socks Day! (Wear Crazy Socks)


Literacy Corner:

Ways to Encourage Accountable Talk

There is an abundance of research showing that oral comprehension develops prior to reading comprehension. How can families help students develop deeper comprehension skills? With accountable talk.

Accountable talk is supporting and defending opinions with evidence. After reading a book have your child talk to you about his/her ideas using some of the sentence stems below:

I believe __ because __.

I predict __ because __.

I wonder __ because __.

I agree/disagree with __ because __.

I don’t understand __ because__.

Try adding these sentence stems in other family discussions also.

Remember to have fun and enjoy your time reading together.

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 photos below.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, first graders performed for their families and school friends the songs they had learned about friendship and love.  They also shared the “100 Reasons” they love their school and first grade.  Please see photos below. 

On March 16 – Students are going to Afton to watch the “Footloose” play at SVHS auditorium.  Busses load at 8:05 and return to school around 11:15.

Library News:

The book fair will run the week of March 14th – 17th. 

  • ·      The book fair will be open every morning 7:30am – 10:30am
  • ·      Monday and Tuesday afternoons 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • ·      Wednesday and Thursday 2:30pm – 6:30pm
  • ·      Watch for an online ordering option available March 15th. 

To visit the book fair online, click here.

The library has a website at with lots of other great information.

PTO News:  

There are 3 t-shirts orders that haven’t been claimed – no name on the order form.  We’d love to give them to the rightful owner.  Please call the school if you didn’t get your order.