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We are a 21st Century School!
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Thornydale Elementary offers before and after school enrichment and tutoring through this federal grant. We try to offer clubs to meet every interest, including: arts, athletics, computers, yoga, science, STEM, and cooking!
Check out the link below to the Media's Club video newsletter.  This is an awesome example of the impact the 21st century grant is having on our kids.  They highlight other clubs such as Garden Gnomes, Kind Kids, and Lego Masters.  Who better than our own students to convey what's happening here?!



We are Award Winners!

Mrs. Stewart, our GEM (gifted)  teacher, was nominated by three third grade Thunderbirds for a special recognition. We are so excited to celebrate Mrs. Stewart as the Bear News Essential newspaper, Teacher of the Month for February 2015! Mrs. Stewart provides and facilitates enrichment programs for our gifted learners. She also supports all of us by coordinating the Science Fair, working with Ms. Rickel and Mrs. Pifer to create our Super Hero Obstacle Course, and 3K. Mrs. Stewart is our STEM teacher and just began a crocheting club. Thank you Mrs. Stewart for these things and so much more!!!

We are so proud to announce Megan Douglas is MUSD Teacher of Year 2015!!!!

   Ms. Douglas is a strong leader, who focuses on student success and growth. Ms. Douglas’s enthusiasm shines through in all she does.  Ms. Douglas impacts the entire school through implementing Ben’s Bells Kind Kid program school-wide. She worked tirelessly to write a grant to have a Kindness mural installed on our campus for our entire community to enjoy. She has implemented a Kindness Club on campus and through her leadership our culture is stronger and more compassionate.

Ms. Douglas searches out resources. She utilizes Donor’s Choose and has gotten several projects funded to support her classroom.  She has helped organize events to raise money for new kindergarten equipment. She single-handedly led this huge undertaking: including, a letter-writing campaign, raffles, a 5K and a rummage sale. She is a go-getter and believes in supporting all kids on campus!

Tucson Values Teachers
Thornydale has had two teachers recognized through this program for going above and beyond for our students!

Mrs. Jenny
Miller - 2014

Mrs. Michelle Montanaro - 2015

Congratulations to our Administrator of the Year  2014 Sarah Clem!  Thornydale is lucky to have such a caring and wonderful Principal working with our children and staff!


Check here for 2016-2017
School Supply Lists:

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

For a copy of our 2016/17 Parent/Student Handbook, Click here


40 Years of THUNDER!

Parent engagement
is crucial to student success. Thornydale Elementary encourages and supports parent involvement in many ways. We would love for you to review our parent engagement plan and provide feedback!
Click Here to view the
Title One Parent Engagement Plan
March 27, 2017
1:46 AM

News Connection
Marana Winds Community Concert April 19
Free! Exciting evening of music featuring a variety of wind ensemble compositions, sure to be crowd pleasers, performed by Marana district staff, alumni, students, and community members! April 19 at 7:00pm at Mountain View HS. Additional Info...
One Life. One Future. One Choice
With a strong commitment to serving our community, the Marana Unified School District dedicates their resources to providing programs that will nourish the hearts, bodies, minds, and souls of their students to prepare them for their futures. View Video...
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