Newsletter December 2019

December 2019


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Thayne Elementary Newsletter



Dec 7 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance

Dec 10 - Wyoming Day

Dec 12 - Santa’s Workshop (see info in PTO News below)

Dec 13 - No School

Dec 23-Jan 1  - Christmas Break

Jan 2  - School resumes

Principal's Message

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“December is here! The upcoming weeks can become quite overwhelming as families prepare for holiday traditions, gatherings, special travels, and perhaps some shopping outings. As much as we’d all like to feel that we are organized, well-prepared and ready for the upcoming weeks, each family deals with the stress of the holidays in different ways.

Oftentimes, children sacrifice sleep for later bedtimes, hectic schedules, and occasionally experience the financial stress that plagues many families during this time of the year. Routines often fall to the wayside; along with daily reading practices, consistent homework support, and even family meals.

The rush and stresses of the holiday season can seep into children’s daily routines. TES encourages families to take time to have fun together. Following a routine can help minimize stress.

In a time where the hope for a peaceful and tranquil holiday season is sought, and the act of giving is contagious, our school theme for December is giving.

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”


Wyoming Day - Prior to Dec. 10, 1869, and the passage of Women’s suffrage (the right for women to vote); many lawmakers were not convinced that the bill should be passed.  In order to convince these lawmakers, legislator, William Bright, told his fellow legislators that granting women's suffrage would bring good publicity for the territory with railroaders and other businesses with it.  Later, the Wyoming Federation of Women's Clubs requested that Wyoming Day be celebrated in December to commemorate the passage of this bill.  Wyoming Day celebrates women’s suffrage, and honors our wonderful state and its statehood, which was granted on July 10th, 1890.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance - Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft.



To fight the flu - wash your hands:

  • Wet your hands with clean running water, turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap.  Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.  You can hum the happy birthday song twice.
  • Rinse hands well under clean, under running water.
  • Dry hands using a clean towel.



  • Thank you for notifying the office, early in the day, when your child needs a bus note written and delivered to class.
  • Thank you for notifying the school when you will be eating lunch with your student and require a lunch.
  • Thank you for escorting your child into the school when they are tardy.
  • Thank you for entering the school to pick-up your student at the end of day.
  • Thank you for notifying the office about your child’s absence.

Literacy Corner

Parent Tip #3

Read It and Experience It

Reading together as a family will create a lifetime of memories. Try taking a book you have read recently and extend the learning. For example, maybe visiting the zoo would be a fun activity after reading a book about animals. Another example, would be to read Happy Dreamer by Peter Reynolds and then have everyone do an art project describing what type of “dreamer” they are.

Remember to have fun and enjoy your time reading together.

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PTO News



 December 12th

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • SANTA WILL BE THERE, have your photo taken with him!
  • FOODS - Pizza chip cookie and drink: $3.00
  • $5.00 entry fee per family-- no matter the size.