Below are a list of activities the WTPA makes possible on-campus (in some cases off) to help our children grow in their appreciation of different cultures, social learning, sports, language and more. There are also YES events featuring the arts and more. Events are marked to denote whether they are WTPA- or YES-sponsored and if they are special or enrichment (), or fundraiser (). Learn where your dollars go.
We hope this page gives you a taste for what to expect next year. Many dates are still being set for this year.
Several special assemblies are planned each year. Stay tuned!
Tap into the Wade Thomas networking group to create professional relationships with other parents in a casual and friendly environment. Working from home all day long and need someone to have coffee with once in a while? Looking to get back to work? Thinking about transitioning your career in any way? Local business owner in need of partnership? Just like going out and talk about business? If you reply yes to at least one of those questions, you are IN. Stay tuned!
This is your chance to hear from the Principal, be introduced to all teachers, learn more about the Wade Thomas Parent Association and YES Foundation, and most importantly, meet your child’s teacher. Your teacher will share all the learning that will happen this year, important information about school routines, and you’ll also get to sign up for various classroom and school volunteer opportunities.
Mustang Round Up
The official back to school event, the Mustang Round Up is a great way to connect with new families in your class, and reconnect with friends you may not have seen over the summer. If you are an accomplished baker – and even if you are not – bake a cake for the cake auction. And we encourage creativity – the winner a few years back was a cake in the shape of the bust of our principal!
Our annual school fundraiser!
Family Service Day
Our annual spruce up day! Read about one here!
STEAM Maker Night
Stay tuned for a wonderful evening of STEAM in the MPR!
Holiday Sing-a-Long Special Assembly
Life needs YES! Our music teachers, funded by your Yes dollars, lead the school in a holiday sing-a-long. Parents are welcome!
Say YES to Our 5th Graders in Concert
January will feature several concerts at White Hill with participating 5th graders.
Say YES to the Wade Thomas Players (3rd-5th Graders)
Life needs YES! Join the Wade Thomas Players in their performance of a play at the San Anselmo Playhouse. Next year’s play has not been determined. (2015-2016 was Fiddler on the Roof, 2016-2017 was Lion King.)
Say YES to Celebrity Waiter Night @ Iron Springs in Fairfax
Life needs YES and your favorite Wade Thomas celebrities.. that’s right, our very own teachers will be your special server for a family night out!
Open House Night
This is your chance to see your child’s work in their classroom, as well as, visit other classrooms and teachers, such as the Art Room (Mrs. Bahrt). The whole family is welcome!
Calling kids & their adult dance partner of choice to dance!
Say YES to Books @ the Wade Thomas Book Fair
Life needs YES!
Show our teachers and staff how much we care during Staff Appreciation Week. But of course you can appreciate teachers all year round! A parent volunteer team will work with classroom volunteers to show how much we care!
International Day & World Culture Day
A great day for the children to think globally. This is a day-long celebration of other countries’ music/dance/food. It is one of the highlights of the year and our children talk about it for weeks. Each grade will perform dances associated with the country they learned about for World Culture Day. There will be a big potluck for all offering samples of various cuisines around the world. Many parent volunteers are needed for preparation and on the day of the event.
STEAM Career Day
Stay tuned for a STEAM-oriented Career Day.
5th Grade Music Assembly
Spring assemblies in 5th grade but also many musical performances by White Hill students.
5th Grade Promotion Ceremony