Thurston PTO
  • Picnic Tables

    Help us help your kids! 

    Are you interested in helping Thurston create new and exciting learning experiences? Can you picture students reading, writing, experimenting and even eating outdoors?

    Thurston Families, we need your help! Our newly renovated courtyard is ready to welcome the laughter, learning, and creativity of our amazing Herons! In order to make this possible, we want to fill this area with a total of 40 picnic tables to support student learning and provide opportunities for outdoor lunch. Thanks to some eager donors, we have 5 tables to start us off, as shown in the picture above. But, as you can see, we have more need to go!

    With your support, let’s fill our courtyard! There are two ways to support:


    OPTION 1:

    Donate any amount towards the purchase of picnic tables.

    Click Here 72" Long Wood Picnic Table ($126.14 for each table, includes tax)

    Any amount helps and PTO will apply the funds to purchase and acquire the tables.


    Click Here for the Thurston PTO PayPal Link

     (Note “Picnic Tables” in the memo line; any remaining funds will be absorbed into the PTO budget general fund.)


    OPTION 2:

    Support the building of picnic tables and the beautification of the courtyard

    Sign-Up Here to Help Build Picnic Tables

    Please contact the PTO President with questions. Thank you for your support!



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    Virtual PTO Board Elections Open

    Monday, October 4th 8:00 am via GoogleForm linked in PTO Newsletter


    If you've been considering a role on the PTO Board, this is the year to do it.

    Thurston needs your help!


    Due to the pandemic, the PTO Board has decided to postpone the annual PTO elections, traditionally held in June, to October 2021. We have many members rotating off the board and we need your participation (for position descriptions, click here: Open PTO Position Descriptions). If you are interested in running for any position, please contact Interim PTO President, Grace Chae, at 


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    Mark your calendars for Tuesday PTO Meetings, 6:00-7:00 pm Zoom: 


    October 19

    November 16

    December 14

    January 18

    February 15

    March 15

    April 19

    May 17

    June 14


Welcome to the Thurston PTO

  • Thurston’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a group of parents, teachers, and staff with the common goal of providing a bridge between the school and community, as well as the initiation of school improvement efforts. The PTO is also responsible for planning school fundraisers and school-wide events. The PTO meets the first Tuesday of every month in Thurston’s Library to discuss relevant topics, goals, and the appropriation of funds. Everyone is welcome to attend. Dinner and childcare are always provided. Some of the events that PTO hosts are:
    • Fun Run (Fall)
    • Sno-cone Social (Spring)
    • Used Book Sale (Spring)
    • Winter Carnival

    Each year, PTO provides funding for field trips, classroom supplies, extra-curricular programs and clubs, literacy resources, curriculum enhancements, building beautification, and much more. This would not be possible without the contributions and support of our Thurston Community.

    Budget FY 2021-2022 Approved

    PTO 2020-2021 Meeting Minutes

    PTO 2021-2022 Meeting Minutes

    Parking Video

    Print the Parent Guide


    Please consider donating to Thurston's PTO through Paypal.

    Click to Donate

    Store Fundraising

    For reimbursements, please use the request for reimbursement form.