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Welcome to Friends of Thorp

We are an independent, non-profit fundraising organization whose sole mission is to raise money to support O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy and its students.

Membership consists of all Thorp families and friends committed to supporting the fundraising efforts needed to sustain vital programs at Thorp. There are no membership fees – everyone is a Friend of Thorp!

If you want to know more about Friends of Thorp, our exciting upcoming events or ways that you can get involved, please email to sign up for e-mail blasts and join our Facebook page.

Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts Fundraiser


Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts is offering their fabulous starters' deal to Thorp families again this year. The deal will give your kids a chance to check out their martial arts academy while also donating to Friends of Thorp. Offer for new students only! Enroll anytime between May 1st - June 8th Attend 3 classes per week (18 classes total). Check out the attached flier for details and to sign up. Thanks Degerberg for making fundraising so much fun and so healthy!

May Friends of Thorp Meeting

You are invited to our next Friends of Thorp meeting. We will be discussing next year's board elections. If you'd like to join Friends of Thorp board, find out more about what we do and introduce yourself, please join us at Thorp Auditorium on Thursday, May 14. All are welcome to attend. We are a fun and dedicated group and we would love you to join us.
Date: Thursday, may 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Location: Thorp Auditorium


May Parent Coffee

Friends of Thorp would like to invite you to the May Parent Coffee on Tuesday, May 19th at Perkolator. Treat yourself to a caffeinated beverage, a little breakfast or a sweet treat, and catch up with some of your Thorp friends. Perkolator has generously offered to donate 10% of ALL sales during the event toward Friends of Thorp’s fundraising efforts!! So grab a couple friends, spread the word, and swing by for a little coffee and conversation.
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:45 pm
Location: Perkolator, 6032 W. Irving Park Road



Friends of Thorp Board Member Positions available

 Are you interested in:

·        Working with a great group of Thorp parents?
·        Facilitating needed changes at Thorp?
·        Making a difference for our children and having fun while doing it?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Friends of Thorp is for you!

Board members are needed for the upcoming term (2015-2016) and elections are going to be held in our June meeting.

·        All officer positions (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer) and four director positions.
·        All officer positions are two-year terms
·        Director positions are one-year terms
·        Board members are expected to attend monthly board meetings and work at Friends of Thorp events

Check out our FOT flier and review our past accomplishments. If you are interested in becoming a member or have questions, please e-mail

Thank you for another successful Taste of Thorp

FoT team would love to give a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to all the family, friends, teachers, staff, and community members who came together on Friday night for Taste of Thorp 2015! We were delighted to see everyone was having a great time.

With your help, our fundraising efforts during this event have raised over $25,000 (net) to go towards the exciting auditorium refurbishment project!! 

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Taste of Thorp this year. 

If you didn't win any of the auction items and were not able to come to Taste of Thorp and want to contribute towards our $30,000 goal for this year, please do so by making a straight donation via Paypal. Your donations are tax-deductible.

Thank you for your continuous support!

Friends of Thorp! 


Alumni Outreach

Have you attended and / or graduated from O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy? Visit our Alumni page and let us know where you are and what you are doing.