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Please click on link to see your 2022-2023 TES PTO Monthly Events Calendar:
2022-2023 PTO Calendar of Events

Upcoming Dates:

November 22 - Read-a-thon Day
November 24 - No school (Thanksgiving)
November 25 - No school (Thanksgiving Break)
November 28 - NWEA Testing begins
November 28-Dec 2 - Book Fair Week

PTO Meeting Dates for the 2022-2023
January 4-6:30 p.m.
February 6-6:30 p.m.
April 17-6:30 p.m.
May 3-6:30 p.m.

November 7, 2022 Meeting Minutes:
TES PTO Minutes 11-7-22

From Mrs. Hayden's Desk:
  • Read-a-Thon: Since we are not able to host Walk-a-Thon this year, we are coordinating with PTO to host a Read-a-Thon! This Tuesday students will be involved in special reading activities all day long! This may help some of them dig in and get some AR points as we draw closer to our mid-year AR celebration. It will also launch our PTO fundraiser where students will gather pledges to support their reading efforts. PTO supports our school by funding classroom grants, field trips, snacks for students, convocations, field day, and so much more. They make an effort not to ask students to sell items for fundraising. Read-a-Thon efforts do not require selling or delivering goods! 100% of the proceeds go back to our students and our school! Watch for more information to come home this week! On Tuesday, students are invited to 'Wear Something You Can Read' and bring a flashlight for Flashlight Reading. Be sure to ask them about the other fun things going on that day!
  • Our mornings are getting darker, so please be sure students walking or riding bikes to school are aware of how to travel safely. If you are traveling by car, please take extra time and precautions to watch out for students coming to school.
  • We will hold our Scholastic Book Fair the week of Nov 28. This is a great time to stock your home libraries, shop for holiday gifts, and support our classroom libraries. More info to follow.
  • Christmas Programs - SAVE THE DATEs: December 6 for PreK-2nd grade; December 8 for grades 3-5. Doors will open at 6:45. Programs will begin at 7:00. Please note that 6th grade programs are handled through Western Boone Jr/Sr High for students who have elected to take band or choir.
  • Family Resources: There are many resources throughout our community available to families in need. If you would like information about assistance throughout the holidays or over the course of the winter, please reach out to Kristen Maddox.


It's that time of year again where Student Council will coordinate the collection of canned goods and non-perishable food items to donate to our community. In 2021, the Thorntown Church Association was able to provide 33 families with food boxes, 36 children with $50 Wal-Mart gift cards for clothing, and utility bills of $100 paid for 20 families. Our collection will run from November 14th through Wednesday, December 7th. Thank you for any support you can provide.


    The Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide will visit again this year, to present their Think First & Stay Safe Child Lures Prevention presentation. Think First and Stay Safe and Teen Lures are comprehensive body safety education programs that teach children in grades K-12 ways to keep their bodies safe. The children will learn appropriate ways to prevent, respond to, and report situations such as bullying, cyber-bullying, and all forms of abuse or neglect. Programs will be presented to children in all Western Boone schools the week of November 28, 2022. Each presentation will take place in classrooms at the elementary/intermediate level and will last approximately 45 minutes. The presentations at the middle and high school level will last approximately one hour. Although not required, each child's attendance in the program is strongly recommended. Thank you for your partnership in our efforts to keep the children of our community safe!

*Please stay in your vehicle at all times         *Have your backpacks zipped and ready to go
*Stay single file; do not pass other cars         *
Watch out for other cars and each other 
*Drive slowly; be cautious and keep an eye out for children and one another

*Enter and exit the vehicle through the door closest to the sidewalk. 

Visitors/Volunteers: We are excited to welcome parent volunteers and visitors for special events. We ask that visitors arrive after 8:15 to allow us to get through arrival and secure the building, before opening up the sign-in stations. We will not have visitors join students for lunch, as no visitors will be permitted in the cafeteria during meal times. Please note that all volunteers and visitors to the school must scan in with a driver's license or government-issued identification each time they visit. Volunteers will need to complete a criminal background check prior to helping with classrooms or attending field trips. Regular volunteers will still need their identification to be scanned prior to entry each time they visit. Don't leave home without it!

Meals:  The cost for breakfast is $1.50 per day. Lunch will cost $2.00 per day. This will allow you to deposit funds and receive an alert when your balance is low. If you prefer to send lunch money to school with your child, you can pay by cash or check. Your child can turn the money into his/her teacher or directly to the cafeteria manager.

Snacks & Water Bottles:  Students are permitted to bring a snack for individual consumption each day. We ask that they do not store snack for multiple days, as it can attract critters. Students are also invited to bring a water bottle each day, filled only with water

PTO Newsletter October 2022 Please click on attachment to find your October Newsletter!

Thorntown Elementary Spirit Wear!!!
The 2022 Thorntown Elementary Spirit Wear Fundraiser has gone LIVE!
Looking for a way to show support for your favorite Thorntown Keewasakee or WeBo Star? 
We are kicking off our annual Sprit Wear fundraiser.   Grab some great swag while donating to the Thorntown Elementary PTO. 
Our local vendor is offering 2 delivery options. Your Spirit Wear can be delivered to your student at Thorntown
or you can pick it up at her store in Lebanon, Daisy Designs!
Just visit this link online:

Check out the Box Tops for Education App on your i-phone or Android. 

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    • ADMIN Office

      Western Boone Community Schools
      1201 N. State Road 75
      Thorntown, IN 46071-9229

      Rob Ramey, Supt.
      Phone: 765-482-6333

      Hours: 7:30AM-4PM, M-F

      Jr.-Sr. High School

      Western Boone Jr.-Sr. HS
      1205 North St. Rd. 75
      Thorntown, IN 46071

      Brent Miller, Principal
      Phone: 765-482-6143
      Fax: 765-482-6146
    • Elementary schools

      Granville Wells Elementary
      5046 South St. Rd. 75
      Jamestown, IN 46147

      Tricia Stanley, Principal
      Phone: 765-485-6311
      Fax:  765-676-5012

      Thorntown Elementary
      200 W. Mill St.
      Thorntown, IN 46071

      Abbie Hayden, Principal
      Phone: 765-485-2447
      Fax: 765-436-2630

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      We are a partnership of school and community that serves diverse educational needs by providing a safe learning environment that is innovative, competitive, a builder of self-worth, inspiring and fun.
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