Red Ribbon Week – October 27-31

16308_NFP14_Poster_12x18National Red Ribbon Week is celebrated this year from October 27-31 at Throop.  This week is dedicated to educating our students on the importance of making positive choices in their lives, and more specifically, saying no to using drugs.  Students and staff are encouraged to wear red on Wednesday, October 29 to show their support.  On Friday, October 31, students and staff will wear red ribbons to show their commitment to staying drug-free.


Read-Write-Walk-a-thon Exceeds Goal

This year’s Throop PTO Read-Write-Walk-a-thon was a huge success!  Students came together to support our PTO in their drive to raise funds for educational projects in each grade level.  The total amount raised was just over the target of $10,000!  Students participated in many activities to highlight their work in our school improvement goals of reading and writing across the curriculum.  We are proud of our students and staff for their hard work and dedication.

Throop PTO to Host Read-Write-Walk-a-thon


Throop PTO will have it’s Read-Write-Walk-A-Thon Friday, October 3 to benefit Throop students.  Throop’s PTO goals are: 1) raise $10,000 for field trips and classroom projects connected to School Improvement Plan; 2) each child find 10 people who support education (Throop School and Throop students).

On this day, students will read two hours, write two hours (supporting Throop’s School Improvement Plan), walk two hours (supporting Throop’s Wellness Plan).

Classroom teachers have arranged for guest readers. The class that raises the most money will be “Grand Marshals” for our R-W-W-A-Thon Parade, riding a hay wagon provided by Farmer Dr. McDonald.

Throop educates our students to the best of our ability with the continued support and cooperation from our community, service organizations and businesses. Your donations are greatly appreciated.


Director of Assessment, Improvement, and Title I

Conferences Set for October 16th and 17th


Conferences Set for October 16th and 17th

parent-teacher-student-conference.143131028_stdA growing body of evidence suggests  family engagement matters for student success.  Research shows family engagement improves school readiness, student achievement, and social skills.  As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher.  You and your child’s teacher have something in common:  You both want your child to learn and do well.  When parents and teachers talk to each other, each person can share important information about your child’s talents and needs.  Each person can also learn something new about how to help your child.

Parent-teacher conferences are best when both people talk and listen.  The conference is a time for you to learn about your child’s progress in school:  Ask to see data about your child’s attendance, grades, and test scores.  Find out if your child is meeting school expectations and academic standards.  This is  also a time for the teacher to learn about what your child is like at home.

Good parent-teacher conferences focus on how well the child is doing in school.  Conferences can also provide conversation as to how the child can do even better.  To get ready for the conference, look at your child’s homework, tests, and notices before the conference.  Be sure to bring a list of questions that you would like to ask the teacher.

Just like you, teachers want your child to succeed.  You will probably hear positive feedback about your child’s progress and areas for improvement.  Be prepared by thinking about your child’s strengths and challenges beforehand.  Be ready to ask questions about ways you and the teacher can help your child with some of his or her challenges.

Follow up by writing down the plan that is agreed to in the conference.  Be sure to include your child in the follow-up.   Show him or her how you will help with learning at home.  Ask for his or her suggestions.  Keep these principles in mind for a great parent-teacher conference:


Best intentions assumes

Emphasis on learning

Home – school collaboration

Examples and evidence

Active listening

Respect for all

Dedication to follow-up

See you at this year’s conferences,