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Five Star Staff organize Newcomer Tea community event

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Five Star Staff organize Newcomer Tea community event

Staff from Thornton Elementary and Thornton Middle School worked together to organize and host their quarterly Newcomer Tea.

On May 1, families mingled and learned about end of the year events, fifth grade transition to middle school, the summer PEAK program, and support for families in our community. To support our Newcomer families, the event had interpreters for five different languages. 

The event was made possible thanks to the hard work of the following people:

  • Kiffany Gee, Rachael Dodrill and Pamela Markgraf - Members of Thornton Elementary Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Team
  • Emily Panyachith, Thornton Elementary PEAK Director
  • Hannah Wallace, Thornton Elementary Family Liaison
  • Melissa Taigen, Thornton Elementary Instructional Coach 
  • Thornton Middle Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Team
families gather for engagement night

Special thanks to the Thornton Elementary community for submitting this Five Star Story. We appreciate seeing collaboration between schools to ELEVATE student success.

This story exemplifies our ELEVATE Focus Area: Safe Schools. Sharing stories about how the district supports student learning by providing a safe and secure environment.

  • Thornton Elementary
  • Thornton Middle