Join us for student-made crafts, homemade cookies for purchase at the cookie walk, yummy food, classroom wreaths, photos with Santa and the Grinch, and plenty of holiday cheer!
Student entrepreneurs can register for a full or half (shared) table to sell handmade crafts and other wares at the event. Tables will be available to reserve beginning Wednesday, November 9 and will close at 12pm noon on Friday, December 9. Space is limited and we will close registration once all spots have been filled.
Please help make this event a successful one by volunteering or donating delicious homemade cookies for our cookie walk.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, December 10th!
Fall Fest 2022
Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, and supported Fall Fest! We had a great turnout and it was a major success thanks to you! Through your support, we were able to raise $12,650 for Thorp Scholastic Academy and its students!
Below is a recap of all the dance-a-thon/decorating results:
Dance-a-thon Top Fundraisers:
K-2: Olivia Evangelista
3-5: Tristan Knight
6-8: Peyton Haynes
*Peyton was also the top fundraiser for all grades! Amazing!
Pumpkin Decorating - Alex Diaz (6th grade)
Trunk or Treat - Nightmare Before Christmas car - Griselda Laureano & family
Photos of the event were taken by Elaine Melko Photography and the fall backdrop photos were taken by Juan Ayala Photography. Both Thorp parents and generous supporters of Friends of Thorp.
A very special thanks to all our dance-a-thon fundraisers, volunteers, sponsors, community leaders, and local businesses who helped make the Friends of Thorp Fall Fest a huge success!
Thorp Community Unveils New Turf Field
A perfect fall day welcomed the unveiling of the new turf field at Thorp Scholastic Academy on October 28, 2022. The ceremony began with the Pledge of Allegiance led by student council members, singing of the national anthem, and a hearty round of "Oh Thorp", the school song. Students of the Month were recognized and given certificates for their outstanding achievements. Then with Thorp students, teachers, admins, parents, and community leaders, including State Senator Robert Martwick (10th District), in attendance, the ceremonial ribbon was cut amidst cheers from the crowd, marking the completion of one of the larger scale projects since the installation of the playground.
Part of phase 1 of the campus improvement project, the construction of the turf field began in early fall and was completed by late October. The Thorp campus improvement project is a multi-year, multi-phase plan to beautify the outdoor spaces at Thorp, while giving the students a functional and inspiring space to explore, learn, and play.
The new turf field and future campus improvements at Thorp will not only benefit the students at Thorp but the entire community as well. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the value of outdoor learning spaces became even more apparent and it highlighted the need for more of these exceptional outdoor spaces in the community.
With a renewed sense of purpose, Friends of Thorp is forging ahead to raise money for continual improvements at Thorp. We're grateful for the enormous support Thorp parents and local businesses have given us and humbled by the hundreds of volunteers who have joined us throughout the years.
More photos of the celebration may be found on the Friends of Thorp Facebook page.
Fall Family fotos on Nov. 5, 2022
It's back!! Join us on Saturday, November 5 at school for Fall Family Photos! Each family will sign up for a 15 minute time slot between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. There will be a holiday backdrop available for use.
Sign up for your timeslot below. When all spots are filled, we will close out the event.
The cost is $25 for two digital downloads, or $50 for ten digital downloads. Payment is due in advance of photos. No payment will be accepted on site on November 5.
Participating families will receive a digital album to chose their photos. Once chosen, the digital downloads will be emailed to the family.
Next Fot meeting on nov. 2 at Eris
Join us Wednesday, November 2nd, for our next Friends of Thorp Meeting! We will meet at 7 pm at Eris Brewery & Ciderhouse, 4240 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago.
To RSVP, please fill out our RSVP form or email email@example.com.
Fall Fest 2022
Join us for a great day of fall fun at Thorp!
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM: Trunk or Treat, Food/Drink Sales and other activities!
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM: Dance-a-thon check-in
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Dance-a-thon
Help Friends of Thorp meet our goal for the Dance-a-thon to raise $10,000. This money will go towards outdoor campus improvements. Students will dance their hearts out and show off their great monster mash moves on Saturday, October 29, from 12:30 PM to 1 PM. The top earner from each group (K-2, 3-5, 6-8), and the dancer with the highest overall fundraising total (as of Friday, October 28 at midnight) will win a prize! All dancers will receive a gift certificate from Raising Cane's!
You can set up a page for individual fundraising by clicking on the button below and following the simple steps to set up your child's page. Please set up a page for each child who is going to participate. Once the child's page is set up, please be sure to share the link with your family and friends!
If you prefer not to register a dancer, you can donate to another Thorp student participating in the dance-a-thon (search by name above) or support with a general donation to Friends of Thorp!
Trunk or Treat
We are looking for parents or local businesses to decorate their cars/trunks and hand out candy or other small goodies/crafts to the kids. No homemade foods or items. Participants may arrive as early as 10 AM to start setting up/decorating their cars. The most festive car will receive a prize! Click here to sign up!
Please have your car ready by 11:00 AM. Trunk-or-Treating will begin at 11:30 AM. Junior high students may also volunteer to help pass out candy. Due to the East Lot construction, exact location for the Trunk or Treat will be confirmed with all participants the week of the event.
Tie-Dye at Fall Fest!
We will have a tie-dye station available at Fall Fest! Each participant will receive a plain t-shirt and kids will be able to add color dye and take home same day. To participate, please visit the tie-dye area at Fall Fest. Tie-dye participation is $15 per child, and is first come, first serve that day. We will have a limited number of t-shirts available.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Get creative and win a prize for the best decorated pumpkin! Decorate your pumpkin at home and submit a picture to be posted in the Pumpkin Decorating Contest album on the Friends of Thorp Facebook page. The entry with the most likes will be announced at Fall Fest, and will receive a prize!
Entry photos must be received by Friday, October 21 via firstname.lastname@example.org. Voting via likes will take place between Saturday, October 22 and Friday, October 28.
We are also are in need of volunteers to help set-up, sell food, oversee activities, donate candy for the trunk or treat, etc. Any amount of time you can give will be appreciated! Click here to sign up!
Questions? Send us an email at email@example.com!