Thurston PTO

Latest News

  • For upcoming events and news READ the latest Heron Happenings.

    June 5th PTO Meeting Minutes

    Parking Video


    Restaurant Fundraising Night (Week of 8/27)
    Welcome Back event (August 30, 2018)
    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (September 4, 2018)
    PTO Meeting (September 11, 2018 at 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Library pizza and childcare provided)

    Message from Thurston PTO President

    I first off want to say "Thank You" to all of Thurston's families! I have enjoyed my year as the PTO President, but next year we will have some new members on our PTO board. I want to congratulate all of our new members. For the 2018/2019 school year our board members will be: Brandy Merritt (President), Alisa Cox (Vice-President), Maisha Ostergren (Fundraising Chair), Anne Traicoff (Secretary), Angela Keiter (Treasurer), Anastasia Spencer (Treasurer), Oriana Barnett, Diane McIntyre, Kelly Delp (PTO Members at Large), Elizabeth Morehead (TNC Chair) and Praveena Ramaswami (Thurston Players President). Thank you to our Principal's and Teacher Representatives for a great year too!

    Please consider the many activities that we have here at Thurston and without all of our parent volunteers we wouldn't be able to do many of them. Consider volunteering some of your time on one of our committee's in the fall. We are still looking for someone or a group of parents to take over our "Science Olympiad" committee, we will need someone to take over managing our website (the current parent will train you) and we need to train someone to possibly take over doing our newsletter (our current newsletter editor is able to do it for 1 more year). If you are interested in volunteering next year please let the PTO know by emailing at


    A person is needed to head the care of Thurston's flower beds, Heron & Turtle Rain Gardens, vegetable garden and keep an eye out for play ground equipment and ground safety concerns. Tools will be provided by the Nature Center. Moneys for project are part of the PTO budget. A seasonal document for areas needing attention is available upon request. examples of work that will need done include: weeding, trimming, cleaning around inlets in rain gardens, mulching, keeping an eye on playground mulch levels, sandbox & fields for holes and watering new plants/trees. If you are interested in any of these positions, please email our PTO at

    Box Tops

    Thurston families please keep saving your "Box Tops." We will start up our weekly contest with the classes in the next few weeks. If you haven't checked out the "Box Tops App" take a look at it on your smartphones, many ways to get "Bonus Box Tops" for our school for the things you already buy.Box Tops If you aren't sure about "Box Tops" go to and you can find a complete list of all the participating items. Also, they have monthly contests for our school to try to win extra box tops.

    Art Room News

    As we approach the end of the school year, please send in paper grocery bags with handles. Each student will make an art portfolio to take their art home!

    Students in grades preschool-5th are excited to share what they are learning. Please visit to see photos of their most recent creations. Thank you, -- Amanda Wyse

    The Thurston Directory is Online

    Please contact the front office if you have misplaced your login information and/or password.

    Below is the link to both the online and mobile directory:

    Online login here:

    Store Fundraising

    Start earning money for Thurston Elementary while doing your regular shopping! A few minutes of your time can earn hundreds of dollars at no cost to you.

    If you shop at, Kroger, Busch's, Arbor Farms or Shutterfly you can follow the steps listed.