Thoreau MS PTA Website

Staff Appreciation Week: May 6-10
Thoreau will celebrate our teachers, staff, and bus drivers throughout the week with a theme of “Recharge, Refresh, Reset!” The PTA’s Hospitality Committee needs your help to make this week truly special — from donating food items and/or gift cards to volunteering your time. Please SIGN-UP to help kick off the week with a Breakfast Bar, then a Trail Mix Bar, and finally a gift card lottery to complete the week. All donated gift cards must be submitted to the school office by May 3 and food items by May 6 (details are in the sign-up link). The Hospitality Committee thanks all our parents for their support and generosity this year … we couldn’t have supported our staff without you!

Physicals for Rising 9th Grade Athletes

If you have a rising 9th grader who anticipates participating in FCPA high school athletics, they need a physical exam before participating in summer tryouts, conditioning and training camps. FCPS’s Athletic Trainers offer physical exams from qualified health care professionals for a fee ($50 in advance, $60 at the exam) as a fundraiser for the athletic trainers program. Sports Physical Nights at local High Schools:

May 13 at Oakton HS
May 15 at Madison HS
June 6 at Marshall HS.

For details and to register, see the FCPS website.

Thoreau Art Show Set-up and Pack-up: May 9th and May 22nd

The Art Teacher will need help setting up/taking down the art show at Navy Federal. SIGN UP

James Madison High School Summer Camps

Madison High School will have several athletic camps this summer for rising 3rd through 12th grade students. Camp descriptions, dates, prices, and registration are available at their Warhawk Camps website.

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.

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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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.


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