Wednesday, January 23, 2013


READY...SET...ACTION!!! Our school musical is almost here and we are so excited!!!! Mr. Smith, Ms. Decker, Mrs. Schmidt, and Mrs. Satterfield have worked hard to organize a fun, educational, and entertaining musical experience for our 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. :) On February 19th and 21st, they will be holding auditions and it would be helpful if we could get a few parent volunteers to help students fill out audition forms, keep the auditions on schedule, etc. Due to the high number of interested students, auditions will begin at 3:30 pm till 7:30 pm both days.

I know that four hours can be a long time so here is a sign up schedule:

Tuesday, February 19th and Thursday, February 21st:

3:30-5:30 pm

5:30-7:30 pm

If you are interested in helping on these days...please leave a comment on this post and I will get in touch with you!! :) Thanks SO much!! Sheryle :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


  We are grateful for the immense support we have received from our parents this year and we are hoping that together, we can raise the funds needed to complete all our PTA programs this year and help kickoff next year WITHOUT DOING A PTA FUNDRAISER THIS YEAR!!! :) IF we can collect enough Box Tops by February 25th..we will NOT need to hold/conduct ANY PTA FUNDRAISERS this year and we hope that by doing so we can have an INCREDIBLE show of school support during our SCHOOL COOKIE DOUGH fundraiser during the last week of February!!! :)

SO CLIP, SAVE, and SEND in your Box Tops!!! We will have a "Battle of the Grades" Box Tops competition starting February 4th, so if you want to hold onto them till then...that works too!! Thanks Raptor Parents!! :) Sheryle

A Few Imiportant Things from Principal Theler

Hello Thunder Ridge Families,

As part of our ongoing PTA Super Bowl Reading program, this Friday’s Spirit Day will have a “Pajama Read-a-thon” theme. Here are two guidelines for “pajama” attire:
  1. Students need to come dressed in clothes that still follow dress code. This means that there are no short-shorts or tank-tops allowed—even if it is what a student normally wears to bed.
  2. Students need to wear warm, winter-style pajamas, robes, etc. However, it is recommended that students wear the pajamas over the top of some regular clothes for extra warmth and additional modesty. Students also need to wear shoes that allow them to go outside or participate in PE. They can put on slippers once they are in class, but they need to wear regular shoes to and from school.
Finally, please read the message below from our wonderful PTA President, Sheryle Coray.

Greetings Raptor Parents! 2013 is in full swing and the PTA is having a blast planning and running our Winter Programs this year! As we continue to plan ahead, for this and upcoming years, it is our goal to continue finding creative ways to raise the funds we need to run our programs and activities while minimizing any financial burden on our Thunder Ridge parents. As a PTA, we have worked together with Principal Theler to limit the need for school fundraising to the lowest minimum possible during our second year. Each of our PTA Program Coordinators have worked and scrimped in all possible ways to live within our already low budgets and it is our plan to continue to do so.
We are grateful for the immense support we have received from our parents this year and we are hoping that together we can raise the funds needed to complete this year and kickoff next year without ever doing a PTA fundraiser!!! Our last Box Tops collection brought in over $1,700.00 for our school. What incredible support!!! We are so grateful for all of the clipping and saving! Because of this great success, we would like to introduce our "Battle of the Grades" Box Top event. Here is how it will work:
  • If we collect enough Box Tops by February 25, 2013, we will not conduct our PTA Walk-a-thon fundraiser, tentatively scheduled for this April. :)
  • Each grade will compete to gather the highest percentage of Box Tops earned per student. The winning grade will receive a GRAND PRIZE!
  • The contest will start February 4, 2013.
Again, we appreciate the support both our PTA and school have received as we create learning opportunities that are fun and beneficial for our students. It is our hope that by utilizing "little to no-cost" programs like Box Tops, we can avoid any other PTA fundraising this year and all of us can be in a better position to support the school Cookie Dough fundraiser that will be coming the end of February.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


In our October newsletter, it stated that our Reflections Awards Night is tomorrow night but the actual date is THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29th at 6pm at Thunder Ridge!!! :) I apologize for any confusion!! Please let us know if you have any questions!! Thanks so much!! Sheryle :)

Saturday, November 10, 2012


 Our school Grandparent's Day will be on TUESDAY, November 20th!! :) Here are the times for each grade:

K AM-2nd- 9:30-10 am
3rd-6th - 10-10:30 am
K PM - 3-3:30 pm

We are SO excited to welcome our Thunder Ridge Grandparents and other family members!!! Sheryle :)

Patriotic Week a GREAT Success!!

What an INCREDIBLE Patriot Week we had!! Thank you Darcey Williams for all of your hard work!!! :) Principal Theler's Veterans Day assembly yesterday was truly inspiring, filled with much respect and love to all the men and women who have and continue to serve our great country and to their families who are sacrificing at home!! Our Troops received POUNDS of Treats for this Christmas!! :) Thank you for the AMAZING support you each give our school!! Sheryle :)

Monday, October 29, 2012


Thunder Ridge Happenings this Week:

- Come watch your kiddos show off their Halloween Costumes at our Halloween Parades- Wednesday October 31st at 9:30 am and Afternoon Kindergarten at 1:45 pm

- Friday, November 2nd at 9:15 am- Raptor Reading for our Fifth Graders and their Parents

Have a SPOOKTACULAR week!!!!!! :) Sheryle