Newsletter: November 2021

Thayne Elementary Husky Headlines

November 2021

Principal’s message: 

Parent Teacher Conferences will be taking place in November.  To sign-up for Parent Teacher Conferences click here to access the link. 

Conferences will be held via Zoom, phone, or face-to-face.  The teachers have set up available times and dates starting November 8th through November 17th.  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.

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 Fall and we will continue to have the online option available. The link for online shopping is available beginning November 15th.

Dates for the in person Book Fair will be November 15th – November 19th. Shopping will be available on school days from 7:30am -12:00 and 2:30-3:30 pm. 
There will be one evening event on Wednesday, November 17th from 3:30pm – 6:00pm. 
The online book fair will be November 15th – November 28th giving us an extra week after the in person fair to shop. Thank you for supporting our school and your child’s reading. See you at the Book Fair!

Literacy Corner:  

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 book box.


Pair Books with Activities: If your child read’s 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.



Enjoy a small sampling of the incredible pumpkins made by Thayne Elementary's families and students: