2017-2018 School Calendar

Parent Student Handbook

Here is the handbook for the upcoming school year.  There are some minor changes, so be sure to review it thoroughly.  Please also note that we will continue to post updates as we finalize the specific logistical details around our new facilities for next year.  

2016-2017 Handbook

2017-2018 Handbook


Thrive Beyond Before & After School Program 

Thrive offers an on-site after school program for TK-4th grade from release time until 6:15 pm. Our before school program is for TK-6th grade and begins at 6:30 am. 

We are pleased to partner with ProKids Golf to provide an excellent after school program for Thrive 5th & 6th grade students. 

Register by clicking the links below. 

Thrive Beyond 5th & 6th 2016-17

Thrive Beyond Tk-4th 2016-17


School Lunch:

School Lunch Menu and Order Form- December 2016



Please see our Staff Page for teachers' portfolios.

Room Ambassadors (Room Parents) Contact Info

Room Ambassadors are the liason between families and teachers. Room ambassadors are you who can go to with questions and/or suggestions for room activities, donations and volunteer opportunities. 

Below are the contacts for Room Ambassadors:

General Room Ambassador Questions - Maria De La Cruz   mclaustro@gmail.com

Core 1 - Shannon Harris shannon@zoomfit.com Or Adrienne Jumelet adriennej9@gmail.com

Core 2 - Michelle Bishop  bishop.lavine@gmail.com 

Core 3 - Mivi Santos-Tran miv1775@gmail.com Or Jackie Balma jackie.balma@gmail.com

Volunteer on MLK Day!

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Day and Thrive’s Community-Minded mission to build knowledge of self and others for meaningful collaboration and citizenship, you and your family are invited to join other Thrive classmates on this holiday by volunteering at any of the following events on Monday, January 18th.

 1. Mission Trails Regional Park San Diego

Activity: Trail clean up, cleaning signs, pulling weeds, nature walk and Ranger talk.

Age range: Kindergarten – 8th grade

30 Kids maximum (Will need 5 chaperones, plus parent contact.)

Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego

Notes: Bring your own lunch. We will eat afterwards in the outdoor amphitheater

Thrive on site parent contact: Please check in w/ Cameron Balma and Ila Brook


2. YMCA - Copley Place

Activity: Come to the Y and help us honor our YMCA Senior community by serving them a special lunch.

Age range: 7th and 8th grade only

10 Kids needed maximum (Will need 2 chaperones, plus parent contact.)

Time: 11:15 am – 2:15 pm

Location: 4300 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego

Notes:  Lunch for volunteers and chaperones will be provided.

Thrive on site parent contact: Please check in w/ Marilyn Karimi


3. Ocean Beach Cleanup

Activity: Join Core 4 at the main lifeguard station in Ocean Beach for a beach clean up. 

Age range: – k-8

No limit on number of participants

Time - 9:30 am – 11:00am 

Location: Main Lifeguard Station at the end of Santa Monica Avenue in Ocean Beach 

Thrive Contact: Please check in w/ Mei Christiensen 


4. Make Personal Care Packages for the Homeless
Activity: Make small care packs of toiletry items for folks in need. (DONATIONS NEEDED)
Age Range:

No limit on number of participants

Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Thrive Public School (Core 2 Rooms)
Thrive Contact: 
Please check in w/ Jaclyn Vasko


And if you can’t make it to a specific location on that day, how about helping out our fury loved ones who need homes...


5. Humane Society 

Activity: You can help by posting fliers of animals who need extra help finding their forever home.  Just print out the flyers and post them around your community. Coffee shops, community centers, libraries, and schools are ideal locations to get the attention of a potential adopter.  Go to the link to find your fliers. http://www.sdhumane.org/how-you-can-help/adopt/print-and-post-flyers/

6. Make Cards for Deployed Military Personnel

Activity: Make a soldier's day by creating a card that shows your appreciation. Bring your cards to school and Thrive will mail them to the soldiers or you can adopt to send a care package to a whole platoon.  
Operation We Are Here
Holiday Mail for Heroes

7. Another Volunteer Opportunity of your choosing--Just let us know! 


Things for you to know:


  • Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes, bring sunscreen, snack and drink. 
  • Thrive families will drive on their own and meet at the above locations.


Participating in some service activity IS required. This is a learning day!








Thrive FAN Contact Information

Get connected with Thrive's Family Action Network (FAN)! If you have general questions or would like to help out you can reach us at families@thriveps.org. Get connected on Facebook and share ideas and keep up to date on school events. 

FAN (Family Action Network) Meeting 12/9 @ 8:00 a.m.

Please join us for our monthly FAN meeting on Wednesday, December 9th at 8:00 a.m. We discuss various topics related to parent involvement at the school. Location TBD. 

If you aren't able to attend, but would like to get involved you can contact us directly at families@thriveps.org.

You can also follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thrivefamilies/


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