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Dress Up for ISTEP April 11-April 15!

Some Throop Elementary Students will be taking ISTEP tests next week; April 11 through April 15th. Throop’s Student Council has suggested we have dress up days in the Spirit of ISTEP and it has been approved! Even though not ALL students will be testing, ALL students and Staff are encouraged to dress up in efforts to keep spirits up for those who are testing.

Dress up days are as follows:

Monday-Western Day……….Lasso a high score on ISTEP!

Tuesday- White Out Day…….No white out on ISTEP!

Wednesday-Team Day………Team up for a high ISTEP score !

Thursday-Twin Day………….Double your ISTEP score!

Friday-Hat Day……………….Put on your Thinking Cap for a high score!


2016 Bingo for Books

Please join us Tuesday, April 5th from 6-7 p.m. for this FREE event for ALL Throop Families! Bingo for Books will be held in the Throop Elementary Cafe. Activities will include bingo and dancing. FREE books will also be distributed.

This event is sponsored by Throop PTO and Title 1.

Throop Celebrates Dr. Seuss!

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March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday!  At Throop Elementary, that means a variety of activities and lessons based on the wonderful works of Dr. Seuss.  Students and staff enjoyed books like The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, and many more.  Some dressed as their favorite characters, ate Green Eggs and Ham, or acted out scenes from stories.  Check out the slideshow to see how we enjoyed our learning!

Art Show/Writing Fair

Thursday, March 17 Throop Elementary will host its annual art show in the Throop Gym from 6-8p.m. This year you have the option to purchase students’ framed original art for $24.00! A percentage of this fee goes directly to Throop Elementary. Color reproductions may also be ordered.

The writing fair, in conjunction with the art show will be held in the Throop Cafe as usual. The purpose of this event is to showcase writing of  students and faculty to the community.

An author’s chair will be provided for those who want to read their writing piece. There will also be writing activities throughout the night.

If you cannot attend the art show, you may prepay for students’ framed art by sending a check for $24.00 to homeroom teacher made payable to Throop Elementary.

Reading is Groovy!

The Throop Elementary Scholastic Book Fair is set for March 14-18 which is the week before spring break. Family Night will take place on Thursday, March 17 6-8 p.m. in conjunction with the art show and writing fair.

As always, the book fair will be held in the  Throop Library and is open from 8:30-3:00 daily. On family night, the hours of operation will be 6-8 p.m.


Cookies and Canvas

Throop Elementary and Title 1 are sponsoring a Cookies and Canvas event at the Paoli Public Library this Thursday, February 11 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Students will listen to a story and use the reading strategy of visualizing to create their own canvas. Each student will receive a fee book. Juice and cookies will be provided.

Kindergarten Plans Feast

During the month of November, Kindergarten Classes will study who Pilgrims and Native Americans were and how they became friends. Students will be involved in many different activities for better understanding. These students will also re-enact the First Thanksgiving Feast.

Due to space and time, parents will not be attending this event.