Thomas Paine Elementary School

1801 James Cherry Dr.

Urbana, IL 61801





         Parents Teachers Association 

(217) 384-3602 (office)

(217) 384-3572 (attendance)

Purchase beautiful fall mums from Country Arborsand help benefit the Thomas Paine School Garden Project. A percentage of each mum purchase will go to the PTA and will allow us to build a bigger and better garden. Please fill out the order form and return by Thursday, September 28th, 2018. Click here to learn more about this project please. The mums will be ready to be picked up at the school.
Mrs. Lloyd Principal of Thomas Paine Elementary School
You can view an interview with her at  To learn more about Mrs. Llyod’s background click here.
Our car magnets will be available during registration days on July 28- July 28th, 2017 if you didn't get one yet. $5 to show your Thomas Paine pride! Real, outdoor rated car magnets have arrived! Thanks to Ganna Sheyko to design PTA logo and the one by one grant from 4imprint we were able to order 150 of these! Those who purchased our other magnets in the spring can get a replacement for free. Otherwise these will be for sale at $5 per magnet!
Mark your calendars for the next PTA meeting!  Next PTA meeting is now on September 11th, 2017.

A sensory garden is a hands on experience that will excite all of the senses. This is an area where kids will be able to interact with their surroundings; to taste, touch, smell, listen, and look. While it is particularly beneficial for students with disabilities, it is a fun education tool for every students benefit. The garden will also include play stations. In order to include these, we need help with supplies. (Click here to print PDF flier please).

PE at Thomas Paine! We are so excited about PE starting this week! Students will have PE two-three days per week (the class schedule will alternate each quarter). Please be sure to send your student(s) dressed in comfortable clothing, shorts under dresses/skirts, and appropriate shoes. Not sure which days? Check out the Sports/PE Page for more details on the new PE program and the class schedule for first quarter!
New Buddy Bench Installed! The basic idea of the Buddy Bench is to foster friendship, eliminate loneliness, and encourage inclusion on school playgrounds, fitting in nicely with PBIS philosophy.  Anyone needing someone to play with or talk to, can sit on the bench, signaling to other students their desire to make new friends.  Thanks to the generosity of a retired Urbana resident with woodworking skills, Graham Trophies, and several PTA families, we now have our very own Buddy Bench on the primary (north) playground. Spread the word to your kids!

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