You're Invited: Gratitude Party 5/10 @Cucina

All WTPA Volunteers and any parents interested in getting involved in our WTPA please come join us for our end of the year Gratitude Party next Wednesday, May 10th from 5-7pm at Cucina Restaurant (in the back area).

We will provide light bites...Read More »


Teacher Appreciation Week Details for Parents

Please join the WTPA in celebrating Wade Thomas teachers and staff THIS week with the following daily themes.

Let’s show them how much we care!

Monday: Bring a Flower

Tuesday: Write a Note

Wednesday: Make something Small

Thursday: Do a Good Deed

Friday: Bring a Sweet Treat

...Read More »

You're Invited: Coffee Chat w/Rick, Marci & Teri 5/4 @8:30

Who: Dr. Bagley, Marci Trahan, and Teri Louer from the District Office

What: Coffee Chat

When: 8:30am – 9:30am

Where: School Library

...Read More »

Thank You for International Day & World Culture Month!

A HUGE Thank You to all the parents, school staff and outside volunteers!

This is such a beloved event for the community and without you it wouldn’t be possible.

Every little minute that was given is greatly appreciated and no deed is to small to go unnoticed!

 

...Read More »

Update: You Can Still Order a Yearbook

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Yearbook– You can still order yearbooks at wadethomas.picaboo.com. Since our deadline passed for bulk shipping to Wade Thomas, you’ll need to pay for shipping and have it sent to your address.
Softcover books are $20 and hardcover books are $29.  Both options include 4 pages you can...Read More »

WTPA Meeting: 5/3 @ 6-8pm

You’re Invited to our May WTPA meeting this Wednesday!

These meetings are for you, our community of parents.

We will cover a list of topics about recent and upcoming activities around the school and we look forward to hearing from the parent community about what you think is important.

The WTPA provides childcare and...Read More »


Thank You to the Boys & Girls Dance Committees

A HUGE Thank you to the committees who brought us the dances this month!

Both dances were a hit with the kids and parents and the team that makes these dances possible did such a great job on the entertainment, decorations and food. Your time and energy are greatly appreciated by...Read More »


WTPA WANTS YOU!

Did you know that anyone can be in the WTPA?

The WTPA is a parent volunteer group of folks that work in partnership with the school and community to make a difference.

Open positions for next year include but aren’t limited to:

  • President
  • Communications
  • Walk-n-Roll program
  • Lap-a-thon
  • International Day

Without a WTPA President, the WTPA doesn’t have a...Read More »


Campus Clean Up

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the volunteers that came out on Saturday! The campus is looking beautiful thanks to the continued efforts from all our parents and students and school staff.

A special thanks to the WTPA Beautification committee for organizing these days and providing specific tasks to make it...Read More »


International Day Schedule

Schedule for Wednesday, April 26th 

(Performance and lunch timeframes are approximate based on prior years.)

8:25 a.m.         Students arrive at school (all grades)

10:00 a.m.       Processional to the lower yard

10:15 a.m.       International dance performances by each class!

11:30 a.m.       International Day lunch buffet located in the breezeways; eat lunch...Read More »


Last FLO Parent Coffee of the 2016-17 School Year!

Flexible Learning Opportunities (FLO) is support group for parents who have children that are unique learners.

Their last parent coffee event will feature speaker Diana Kennedy, local Educational Therapist, on how to support  your child over the summer.

Date:               Friday, April 28th, Read More »

You're Invited: Parent Math Night 4/20 @ 6:30pm

Parent Math Night
April 20th
6:30 pm
Wade Thomas SchoolPlease let us know how many people to expect by signing up below:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqENwkGxUxsVoARolUFmL9iqKanypnjkkfkCbBOWN4bOzX4w/viewform

We are looking forward to a fun and informative evening with our District Math Coordinator, Julia Marrero, and Wade Thomas teachers who will provide...Read More »


New Parent Ed Library

Come visit the new Parent Library!

Underneath the pink and green cloth in the library is the NEW parent ed library. Come and check it out while you are at Book Fair next week!

Check out Books

If you see a book you...Read More »


Book Fair Events

Book Fair Events:
Monday  ~ The Book Fair opens 8am!
Wednesday 
~ Grades 2-5 Author visit & book discussion 8:40am ~
Welcome Judd Winick, creator of Hilo, a funny, action-packed, full-color middle-grade graphic novel series.
               
Thursday
~ Grades K-1 Author visit & book...Read More »

Darkness to Light

Cascade Canyon School and Fairfax Library are sponsoring a free event for our community in preventing child sexual abuse through an organization called Darkness to Light. One of the best ways to prevent abuse from happening is to be part of a community that talks about it! This is a training for...Read More »


What Great Parents Do: Strategies For Raising Kids Who Thrive

What Great Parents Do: Strategies For Raising Kids Who Thrive
Erica Reischer; psychologist, author and parent educator
Monday, March 27
7:30 pm to 9 pm
Marin Country Day School Multipurpose Room 1

Free, No RSVP required

...Read More »

Raising Kids in Todays' High-Pressure Society

The Connection Between Stress, Pressure & Substance Abuse And What You Can Do About It

Please join us for a necessary and courageous conversation about the pressures on our children today and the very real connection between that pressure and substance abuse among youth in Marin County.

MARCH 15, 6:30-8:00 PM, HALL...Read More »


Standing Ovation for all the Students & Parents involved in YES Lion King!

Starts today, we hope you can make it!

Online Tickets $12 (sale ends Thursday, March 2)
https://yestokids.org/yes-theater-ticket…
Remaining Tickets at the box office ($15 each) will be on sale in the box office 30 minutes before show time

Need additional ticket information? Email yestheatearts@gmail.com

...Read More »

Girls Leadership Parent/Daughter Series: Nine Tools for True Friendship

Brookside school is excited to be hosting a Girls Leadership workshop series for 2nd and 3rd grade girls. The workshop runs on Thursday evenings from March 16th-April 6 from 5-6:30. Daughters participate with a grown-up. We still need a few more sign ups for the class to happen. Please see...Read More »


You're Invited: World Culture Month Planning Meeting Thursday 8:30am

Our first International Day / World Culture Month (ID/WCM) planning meeting will be held this Thursday, March 9th, at 8:30 am in the Wade Thomas Multi-Purpose Room.

If you are interested in being an ID/WCM classroom parent coordinator and/or assisting with the events at the school-wide level, please attend the meeting this week or contact...Read More »


Mark Your Calendars: This year, April is World Culture Month!

This year, April is World Culture Month at Wade Thomas, and International Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26th!

On International Day, the entire school community gets together to celebrate countries from all over the world through music, dance, costumes, cultural projects and food.

Our first International Day / World Culture Month (ID/WCM) planning meeting...Read More »


Setting Boundaries with Compassion

Setting Boundaries with Compassion
with Parent Educator, Rebecca Nowlen

March 9, 7:30
Manor School Library

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Wade Thomas Screening of The Mask You Live In

We’ll be bringing this award-winning film to Wade Thomas. The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.
DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, March 28
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wade Thomas Multipurpose Room

Please RSVP...Read More »


Reminder: Walk-n-Roll Wednesday w/Bagels & Juice

Every Wednesday is Walk & Roll to School.

This week, orange juice and bagels will be served and the Golden Wheel trophy awarded to the 1st grade classroom that takes the most green ways to school.

 

...Read More »

Be a Relaxed Leader and Stay in Charge – Without Yelling Bribing, Threatening or Punishing

Be a Relaxed Leader and Stay in Charge – Without Yelling Bribing, Threatening or Punishing
Polly Ely, therapist and founder of The Lab Method
Friday, March 3
8:30 am to 10 am
Marin Country Day School Multipurpose Room 2

Free, No RSVP required

...Read More »

Random Acts of Kindness Week #RAKWEEK

Each day, there will be a different theme and students will be encouraged to perform at least 3 random acts of kindness (RAKs); we’ve provided a checklist of ideas:

  • Monday:  Random Act of Kindness in Your Class Day
  • Tuesday:  Random Act of Kindness at...Read More »

Today's Marijuana: What you and your child need to know

Thursday, Feb 16
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

White Hill Middle School

An event for parents and students with Jennifer Golick, LMFT, Ph.D. Clinical Director of Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services. Covering marijuana types and potencies, the science behind marijuana and the teen brain and getting the conversation started.

Free but please RVSP...Read More »


FLO Parent Ed Coffees

FLO will be hosting parent ed coffees on 2/10 and 3/10 from 8:45 to 10:30am at Town Hall on first floor. These are informal coffees for parents to gain supports. For more info please visit floparents.com

...Read More »

Parent Ed: The Soul of Discipline

The Soul of Discipline
Kim John Payne M.Ed; best selling author of Simplicity Parenting www.simplicityparenting.com
Saturday, February 11
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Marin Waldorf School
755 Idylberry Road, San Rafael

Learn how to set loving limits that work, use do-able strategies, and do discipline that connects.

Sign up online www.marinwaldorf.org
$15 per person

...Read More »

Introduction to Mindfulness for Parents

Introduction to Mindfulness for Parents
with Lesley Grant of the Marin Mindfulness Institute

February 9, 7:00-8:30
Manor School Library

An evening of experiential exploration of mindfulness, and exciting information about methods and developments in the field of mindfulness with children, based on the positive results of many programs and research on mindfulness...Read More »


The Best 50 Minute Lunch This Year

Parents, please join us in our new lunchtime volunteer program-all we are asking for is 50 minutes, one time only!

Your help and presence on campus during lunch will make it possible for us to provide more options for kids during their lunch recess.

To sign up, go to Read More »


You're Invited: FREE Lego Build @ Play-Well

You are invited to a FREE LEGO Batman Gotham City LEGO Build on Saturday, February 4th from 1 – 4 PM at Play-Well Marin in San Anselmo.

With the LEGO Batman Movie coming out on February 10th, Play-Well wanted to provide a community event for kids to get excited about the...Read More »


Give for Good: Raincoat Drive

Raincoat Drive: Sat. Dec. 17 at Imagination Park 9:00am to 1:00pm.

It’s getting colder and the rain is coming and for those without homes this is a tough time to be out on the streets. To help out a little, our kids have...Read More »


Photos Wanted: Yearbook/Memory Book

You’re invited to contribute photos to our yearbook named: Wade Thomas 2017

Get Started!

We are excited to be using Picaboo for the Wade Thomas yearbook this year. We would like to start collecting photos for the yearbook at our school-wide events including the lap-a-thon next week.

Please go to...Read More »


International Day Volunteer Needed

We need one more volunteer for our International Day Team.

This person would be working with two other incredible volunteers to help coordinate the activities and events for that day, and preferably this person may have some background in dance and can assist with dance coordination for this event.

International Day will...Read More »


Yearbook Photos Needed ASAP

We need parent photographers, teachers and room parents to submit their fall photos ASAP in order to be incorporated into the yearbook–specifically:

  • Round-up BBQ
  • Dance-a-thon
  • Halloween

These pages will be completed over Winter Break and once the pages are closed we cannot make changes.

We have received very few photo submissions so far (1 5th grade...Read More »


Bikes for Good: Donate a Bike Saturday 12/3

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C4C has partnered with VeloFix to get useable bikes into the hands of homeless youth!

  • Please bring any bike/scooter that is in excellent condition to the Wade Thomas Parking Lot (Ross Ave) on 12/3 to donate
  • Can’t make it on 12/3?  Email Emily to coordinate an alternate drop-off

...Read More »

YES Art Night & Music Demo's! Weren't they fun?

This week we had Family Art Night and several grade Music Demo’s. We’re so lucky to have such amazing Arts at Wade Thomas.


Family Art Night
had a tremendous turn out (about 60 families totaling 180 members of the WT family) and we hope everyone who attended had a great...Read More »


Photos Wanted: Yearbook/Memory Book

You’re invited to contribute photos to our yearbook named: Wade Thomas 2017

Get Started!

We are excited to be using Picaboo for the Wade Thomas yearbook this year. We would like to start collecting photos for the yearbook at our school-wide events including the lap-a-thon next week.

Please go to...Read More »


Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
Screening + Discussion (adults only)
Tuesday, Nov 29
7:00-9:00 pm
Marin Country Day School Multipurpose Room 1

Free, No RSVP required
Check http://www.screenagersmovie.com for other local screening times

...Read More »

Parent Resource Library Book Exchange

To kick off our new Parent Resource Library, we are hosting a Book Exchange. Bring a book and come join us!

November 17, 6 pm to 7pm (drop by anytime, no need to stay for the whole hour.)
Wade Thomas Library
RSVP here

NOTE: This is the same evening as YES...Read More »


Kids’ Turn: A Workshop for Families Experiencing Separation and/or Divorce (5 – 17 years)

Kids’ Turn: A Workshop for Families Experiencing Separation and/or Divorce (5 – 17 years) 4 week series
Saturday, November 19, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Kids’ Turn workshops help children understand and express the difficult emotions associated with parental separation and divorce.

We teach them practical skills they can use to...Read More »


We Love Our Teachers!

The teachers had a wonderful lunch today provided by the families in 2nd and 3rd grade!

A special thank you to Elizabeth Peterson and Eliza DeNitto for setting it all up and Sarah Thongnopneua for cleaning up!

...Read More »

Donate Books to Help us Create a New Parent Resource Library!

Donate Books to Help us Create a New Parent Resource Library! 
How do you inspire your child’s learning? Growth? Creativity?
How do you manage screen time? Discipline? Eating well?
Should you praise achievementor focus on process?
It seems every day...Read More »

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Activities!

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If you have some extra time and would like to contribute to the schools upcoming activities, we’d love to hear from you:
  • International Day needs a volunteer to coordinate the dance activity. This person would work with either the teachers or a choreographer (depending on which direction the school goes)...Read More »

    Handling Parental Anger (all ages) 11/8 @7pm

    Handling Parental Anger (all ages)
    Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
    We’re only human! Parenting young children is a joy. It is also one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever do. Frustration and exhaustion are common, and anger cannot be avoided.

    We all lose our tempers occasionally, but learning to...Read More »


    Drop-off and Pick-Up Safety Reminders

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    Remember the new 15MPH Speed Limit

    All schools in San Anselmo have new school zone speed limits. There are new signs post at the start of the school zones. The speed limit when children are present is now 15MPH, and 25MPH when not.

    Lots of Illegal Maneuvers

    We are still seeing a...Read More »


    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Is Happening on Campus!

    Wade Thomas has invigorated its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) opportunities to all students through interested and active parent volunteers working with our Principal and the WTPA!

    Current activities include the ongoing Science Question of the Week in the Library.

    Parents, ask you student about it.  More than 170 students have submitted answers so...Read More »


    Thank You Lap-a-Thon Ladies

    A very special THANK YOU to Marie Henrio and Kristen Marcucci for all the hard work, time spent on campus away from your families, long days and nights dedicated to helping our school raise all the $$$$ we need to do the things we need to do to make it a...Read More »


    NEW: Parent Resource Section on WadeThomasSchool.org

    Check out our NEW Parent Resources page on the website:
    There are great parent ed speakers, workshops and films happening all around Marin this fall, be sure and check out this section for all the latest!
    ...Read More »

    Golden Wheel Challenge: November 2nd-4th Grade

    Green Trips Tags

    Remember every Wednesday is Walk n’ Roll day! Please register your child to get Green Ways Tags. Visit the WTPA website and go to the Safe Routes Trip Tracking menu. Or https://goo.gl/Fu9Ltj

    Golden Wheel Challenge: November 2nd – 4th Grade

    You can still Walk n’ Roll in the rain

    Don’t...Read More »


    Photos Wanted: Yearbook/Memory Book

    You’re invited to contribute photos to our yearbook named: Wade Thomas 2017

    Get Started!

    We are excited to be using Picaboo for the Wade Thomas yearbook this year. We would like to start collecting photos for the yearbook at our school-wide events including the lap-a-thon next week.

    Please go to...Read More »


    Lap-A-Thon FAQs

    We have a dedicated page for FAQ’s, here are some of the things we cover:

    Q: How far are the children running/walking?
    A: On the morning of the event, orange cones are set up in an oval on the field.
    The size of the oval is smaller for the K/1st...Read More »


    Volunteer for Lap-A-Thon

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    We have about 150 jobs for you: to volunteer, click here

    A few jobs need to be done BEFORE the event (soft deadline of Friday Oct 21st), most of them being on LAPATHON DAY.
    Pick a spot, pick 2, pick 3 – be aware of the exact timing for each...Read More »


    Questions About Fundraising: Come Chat w/Marie 10/18

    Marie is going to be available for questions from our parent community tomorrow at 2 different times,8:30am and 6pm in the MPR, to accommodate parents who can make mornings and evenings.

    Please come to discuss everything you want to know about fundraising in our school and how we use the money...Read More »


    The Family Toolbox

    Click to access the: parenting-toolbox-program

    ...Read More »

    Teacher Appreciation Luncheons!

    One of the Wade Thomas traditions is the Teacher Appreciation Luncheons where the parent community in partnership with the WTPA put on lunches for the teachers.
    You will hear from your room parents with more details on how you can help make this special event happen.
    Here are the dates for 2016-2017:

    2nd/3rd...Read More »

    Make Our Schools Whole: Please, Give to Both!

    Hearing a lot about donating lately?

    Here’s a handy flier to help you navigate the funding of your child’s education!

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    ...Read More »

    RVHCC Speaker Series Fall 2016

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    Register Now! Safe Routes To School Tally System

    Registration is now open for the our Safe Routes green trips tally system.

    Register Now!

    What is the Green Trip Tally System you ask?  Its an online service that helps us tally each child’s green trips to school. Before we used to do all this by hand. Now...Read More »


    Internet Safety Presentation @ WhiteHill 9/22 6:30-8:00 (K-8 Parents Invited)

    The Ross Valley Healthy Community Collaborative is pleased to present this parent education event on Internet safety for young people.
    The presentation will focus on the websites most kids frequent, the dangers within, and how to keep our kids safe online.
    Thursday, 9/22...Read More »

    Why should I volunteer in the classroom?

    Parents, as we begin the school year the teachers have sign-ups for various volunteer positions in the classroom and we encourage you to sign-up.

    The volunteer spot usually require 30-60 minutes/month.

    Benefits of volunteering in the classroom:

    1. Volunteering in the classroom sends a powerful message to your child that you value what is happening...Read More »

    How do I Donate to Field Trips?

    We are excited to report that this year we are going digital with our Field Trips donations.
    Visit this page on our website: http://www.wadethomasschool.org/donate/field-trip/.

    You can donate with either a Credit Card or through Paypal. 

    If you cannot contribute financially, please go to the same page and select “require scholarship”...Read More »


    Parent Education: Survey for Parents

    We are starting to plan parent education events for this year and would love your input.
    We want to know things like:
    What topics are you interested in?
    What times are most convenient for you?
    Please take a moment to fill out our survey:
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    School Hours

    Kindergarten: 8:30am-1:55pm

    Minimum Kindergarten: 8:30am-1:45pm

    Super Minimum Kindergarten: 8:30am-12:00pm

    1st-5th grades: 8:30am-3:05pm

     

     

    ...Read More »

    Parent Volunteers Rock!

    Thanks to all the volunteers (parents and children) that helped us today on Back-to-School folders!

    And a special thank you, Marie Henrio for the donuts and sweet tunes this morning!

    It’s time for Back-to-School!

    ...Read More »

    What's Happening?!

    The WTPA wants to hear from you about things happening at the school and school-related experiences you and your family are having.

    The more we share with each other the more we feel connected as a community.

    Submit your updates or just pictures with a caption to wtpadna@gmail.com.

    Things we’d love to hear...Read More »


    2015-2016: WADE THOMAS MAKES HONOR ROLL!

    Wade Thomas has been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE)  as one of 1,714 public schools in California to receive the title of 2015 Honor Roll school.

    The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight...Read More »


    June Birthdays: Birthday Book Club

    In celebration of your child’s birthday, you have an opportunity to make a donation so that your child can choose a book to dedicate to the Wade Thomas School Library. This is a lasting and meaningful way to commemorate your child’s special day that also directly benefits our school!

    The process...Read More »


    Emergency Preparedness Updates

    2015-2016: Our emergency preparedness bags throughout the school have gone through an intensive audit and overhaul by our Principal and parent volunteers. We are up to date and the bags will be good for the next two years.

     

    Thank you Donna and volunteer parents for making sure we’re safe!

    ...Read More »

    March Birthdays: Birthday Book Club

    In celebration of your child’s birthday, you have an opportunity to make a donation so that your child can choose a book to dedicate to the Wade Thomas School Library. This is a lasting and meaningful way to commemorate your child’s special day that also directly benefits our school!

    The process...Read More »


    February Birthdays: Birthday Book Club

    In celebration of your child’s birthday, you have an opportunity to make a donation so that your child can choose a book to dedicate to the Wade Thomas School Library. This is a lasting and meaningful way to commemorate your child’s special day that also directly benefits our school!

    The process...Read More »


    Safety Issues During Drop-off & Pickup

    Last year, several parents voiced concern about the serious safety issues being seen with regard to vehicles during our student drop offs and pickups.

    Please be aware that there is NO STOPPING ANYTIME on Woodland Ave, or Ross and Sunnyside Avenues.

    The curbs are painted red because stopping (even if you use your hazard...Read More »


    Bike Safety Tips

    Marin Safe Routes to Schools has put together a little flyer of bike safety tips. (español)

    This has some great quick tips to help make sure your kids are safe on the road. We’d like to add a few more things.

    Schoola

    Did you know that Schoola is one of our fundraising efforts that takes place all year. You can donate your gently used clothes on campus, just look for the bins labeled Schoola.

    And at anytime you can check to see how much money we’ve raised and this link also showcases the clothes...Read More »