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    Posted on 10/02/2020


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    Greetings from Principal Benfield!

    Hello and welcome back to the new school year! Our school has stepped up and move forward in positive and rewarding ways, despite the virtual challenges. Last year I had the privilege of becoming part of the Thornton Creek family as the Assistant Principal where I listened, gathered and stored information about what makes our school community unique. This year I am serving as the Interim Principal and want to continue to build those relationships with our students and families, even in this remote setting! Now more than ever, we will need to become partners on this uncharted journey. This newsletter will serve as place to house everything from reminders, to events, celebrations and the great work of our supportive parent communities and teaching staff.

    Meet the Office Staff!

    Elona Thompson, Administrative Secretary:

    Shannon Westerman Office Assistant:


    Newsletter sidebar 2Important News from SPS  

    District Launching Temporary Resource Centers

    Eight (8) Technology resource centers are open to support PreK-12 students and families with technology access.

    Technology support includes:

    • Laptop and SPS device support
    • Hot spots support
    • Support with remote learning software (e.g., Seesaw, Schoology) and other educational resources
    • General technology resource information and support
    • Language help for remote learning tools
    • Additional English Language instructional support

    The following sites, closest to Thornton Creek, are open for families and students for walk-ins and appointments. Students and families can make appointments for the following services by calling Student Tech Line at: 206-252-0100 or email:

    Nathan Hale High School
    10750 30th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125
    Entrance is on 110th street near the athletic field. Parking is available on 110th.
    Mondays and Wednesdays: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Closed for Lunch: 11 - 11:30

    John Marshall Alternative High
    520 NE Ravenna Blvd, Seattle, WA 98115
    Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Closed for Lunch 11 - 11:30


    How-to Pick-Up Student Meals

    If you need ADA accessibility support, staff are available to provide access.               All students can pick up meals at these sites. Parents, and guardians may pick up meals for students. Students do not need to be in attendance.

    1. Cedar Park Elementary School
    2. Eckstein Middle School
    3. Sand Point Elementary School

    More News

    TC Back to School Night


    Pre-K: October 13th


    K/1: October 12th

    1st Grade:

    2nd Grade: October 7th

    3rd Grade: October 1st

    4th Grade: October 14th

    5th Grade: October 6th


    Upcoming Adult Education Event

    The TC Parent Group and the TC PTA are co-presenting a 3-part event series to support learning and community-building around anti-racism and social justice for the 2020-21 school year.


    These events will include lecture and discussion opportunities for the TC community around topics including how white privilege impacts a school community, how to expand a welcoming environment at TC, and what roles community members can take in supporting equity and promoting anti-racism.


    Please join us for the first event on Thursday, October 8th from 6:30-8:30pm via Zoom. RSVP here to receive the meeting link and information.


    Student Support Tip!

    The transition to Remote Learning may take some adjustment. Positive reinforcement of the behaviors you want to see is a top-tier, well researched strategy to support our learners. Use this technique as encouragement, prevention (setting kids up for success), and for redirection as needed.


    “Our family values being on time. Thank you for being ready.”

    “I noticed you were on time for class today.”

    “You were on time today and I didn’t have to remind you.”

    “Please be on time. It is important.”


    Looking for Childcare?


    Website: Kids Co COVID Care


    News from our Parent Partnerships

    Site Council

    The Site Council is made up of Thornton Creek parents/caregivers and staff members. All are welcome at meetings. Please visit our website for more information. Thank you! Website: TC Site Council



    Thornton Creek PTA (TC PTA) was founded in 2018 by a group of dedicated anti-racist advocates.

    Please join us to build community and support educational justice for all students!

    Please visit our website or subscribe below! Thank you!


    Website: TC PTA


    subscribe to the TC PTA email newsletter,




    The Thornton Creek Parent Group (TCPG) is a long-standing organization that brings together families to support TC students and the whole school community.

    Please visit our website for more information. Thank you!

    Website: TCPG Email: