Thoreau MS PTA Website

Outback Dining 4 Dollars

Tuesday, February 12 is Dining 4 Dollars at Outback Steakhouse, 315 Maple Avenue E., Vienna from 4-10 pm. Please show a copy (printed or image on your phone) of the event flyer when paying your server.


PTA Board Nominations for 2019-20
The PTA needs to fill several Board member positions for the next school year. The PTA is currently seeking members willing to serve on the Nominating Committee. Members of the Nominating Committee will reach out and communicate with adults in our Thoreau community to determine who might be interested and able to serve as a Board member in 2019-20. If you can serve on the Nominating Committee, please contact current PTA President Emily Korff.

Thoreau Spelling Bee

Registration is currently open for the Spelling Bee (Date: Tue Feb 19 @ 6:30pm). The Thoreau champion will go on to compete with other regional champions in the FaxCo Spelling Bee. Word study lists/rules/program info are provided via email after a student registers for the Bee. To register by the Feb 15 deadline: SIGN UP


Capital One Coders Middle School Initiative

The Thoreau after-school program is partnering with Capital One this spring to bring an exciting opportunity to our students.  It is a 10-week program designed to teach middle school students introductory software development skills in a fun and engaging environment. Students create working mobile apps that they can share with their friends and family!

This activity will meet on Thur from Feb 21-May 2 from 2:25 PM – 4:05 PM (with the exception of Thu Apr 18). Students can take a late bus home. The program will conclude with a celebration event and App Challenge at Capital One headquarters in McLean on Thu May 16 @ 6:00 PM.  Due to the limited spaces, a lottery will determine the students who will participate.  Applications of students who can commit to attending all 10 sessions will be given priority.  Students who previously participated in this program are not eligible to participate again. Applications are in the main office and on the Thoreau activities site on Blackboard (FCPS 24/7).  Complete the application and return to the main office or Thoreau after-school specialist Shannon Campbell no later than Fri Feb 1.  Students will receive notification of acceptance on Mon Feb 11.


Crosstown Hoops on April 4 at Marshall HS

Our annual Crosstown Hoops basketball event versus Kilmer MS will take place on Thursday, April 4th, from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM at Marshall HS.  We will host an interest meeting on Wednesday, February 6th, after-school during session 1 (2:25 PM – 3:10 PM).  The snow date is Thursday, February 14th.  All students who are interested in trying out for the teams should plan on attending to get important tryout and event information.  If you are interested in trying out, but cannot make it to the interest meeting, you must see after-school specialist Shannon Campbell prior to the meeting.

The girls interest meeting will be in the library.

The boys interest meeting will be in Eagle Hall.


Junior Optimist Club

Students can earn service hours by participating in fun monthly projects and helping better our community with the Junior Optimist Club, a new international service club at Thoreau this year that exists in many elementary and high schools, including Madison and Marshall. We meet the 1st/3rd Thursday of every month in Ms. Gabro’s room, A124, during second session (3:10pm-4:05pm) after school. We welcome any new students who may drop by whenever they’d like!


School Store Help
We are looking for volunteers to assist with the Thoreau School Store! It’s open during lunch hours and sells school supplies, etc. for our students and to raise money for our school.

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Giant Rewards Signup

https://giantfood.com/school-rewards/


Thoreau Matters
Thoreau Matters is the primary way Mr. Azimi relates school-wide news to the community.

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Parent Resource Center

Workshops for Parents, Educators and Community Members

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers FREE workshops, training, and conferences on a wide variety of topics throughout the school year!

Attend our research-based, professional workshops to learn the latest information to help your child succeed! Resources and strategies to support all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

REGISTER: https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279


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