Thurston Elementary

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Thurston is a Project Lead the Way School!

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  • Welcome to Thurston Elementary 

    Home of the Herons  


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  • Spirit Week

    Monday, October 17th - Hat Day

    Tuesday, October 18th - Pajama Day

    Wednesday, October 19th - Super Hero Day

    Thursday, October 20th - Backwards Day

    Friday, October 21st - Spirit Colors Day & Fun Run
    Kindergarten & Preschool: Pink and Blue (Run Time: 9:05-9:45am)
    1st Grade: Teal (Run Time: 10:35-11:15am)
    2nd Grade: Green (Run Time: 2:30-3:10pm)
    3rd Grade: Red (Run Time: 1:45-2:25pm)
    4th Grade: Yellow (Run Time: 1:00-1:40pm)
    5th Grade: Black (Run Time: 9:50-10:30am)


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  • Fun Run

    Our annual fundraiser is going on now through October 28th!

    Help us reach our goal of raising $35,000 by signing up and donating here. See how close we are to reaching our goal here.

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