Thurston Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Thurston is a Project Lead the Way School!

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  • Welcome to Thurston Elementary 

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  • International Night


    MARCH 12th, 2018

    Flags Hello all! We'd like to extend our first invitation to all in the Thurston Community for performance groups forthis year's International Night. Please let us know as soon as possible if plan to have a performing group. WE  hope to accommodate ALL who are interested in performing. Please contact: Maisha Ostergren ( as soon as possible to reserve a spot.

    Also, if you would like to represent your country or heritage group, we'd love to know as soon as you've decided. We have LOTS of lead time, but it's helpful for our planning to know who is definitely IN. Please contact Susan Yoshida ( if you would like to represent your heritage. We had 22 countries represented in 2017. We hope to have more this year.

    The countries listed below are IN for 2018 International Night! Are you IN?

    If you'd like to participate, please contact...

    • American-Fusion - Brandy Merritt (
    • Ireland - Sharon Weiner (
    • India - Winnie Sathe (
    • France - Lynda Elghazi (
    • Peru - Rosa Luz Beltran (
    • Syria - Maya Khalidi (
    • China - Fan Wu (
    • Hong Kong - Denise Zao (
    • Iceland - Siri Ibarguen (
    • Canada - Kent Hatcher (
    • Uruguay - Alejandra Benitezv(
    • Poland - Amy Prociuk (
    • Sri Lanka - Roshayne Jaimon (
    • United Kingdom - Jody Halsall (
    • Brazil - Ana Paula (
    • Japan - Norie Koiwa (
    • Taiwan - Fang-Chi Chung (
    • Korea - Eunjin Nam (
    • Turkey - Dilek Kirca (

    Thank you --Susan Yoshida 2018 International Night Chair


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  • 3rd Grade Reading Law

    The Ann Arbor Public Schools is committed to providing a high quality education for all students. Ensuring that students are proficient and skillful readers and writers is one of our highest district priorities. In 2016, the State of Michigan passed legislation that immediately impacts reading expectations for all students in kindergarten through third grade. This legislation became Public Act 306 and is referred to as the Third Grade Reading Law. This Third Grade Reading Law sets out standards for student achievement and guidelines to ensure students achieve grade level proficiency by the end of third grade. Below is a general overview of the elements of the Third Grade Reading law and how parents/ families can be a strong partner in this achievement.


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  • NWEA To help you better understand your child's NWEA score report, please check out the parent guides available below.



    For an Arabic translation of the letter sent home with report cards, click here.

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