Thompson Friday Forecast
October 19, 2018
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
EYLSSA’S MISSION TRAINING
The adolescent years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions—difficult for students, their parents, and educators. It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common of mental illnesses) appears to be occurring at a much earlier age. Depression—which is treatable—is a leading risk factor for suicide. In addition, self-injury has become a growing problem among youth. To proactively address these concerns, Wredling and Thompson Middle Schools are offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. The program aims to increase help-seeking by students concerned about themselves or a friend. Listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the SOS Program showed a reduction in self-reported suicide attempts by 40-64% in randomized control studies (Aseltine et al., 2007 & Schilling et al., 2016).
If you would like more information, a parent meeting has been scheduled for October 23rd from 6:30-7:30 pm in the LRC at Thompson Middle School 6th grade center. A representative from Elyssa’s Mission will provide an overview of the program and answer any questions you may have. More information can also be found in the flyer attached.
Wednesday, October 31st is Halloween. Students will be allowed to dress in their Halloween costumes at Thompson. We would like to remind the students to dress appropriately and to follow the guidelines listed below:
Costumes must be school appropriate
Costume/Hair/Make-up must be completed prior to the arrival at school or entering the bus. No spray cans are allowed on the bus or at school.
Costume accessories, if applicable, should not depict or display anything hurtful, harmful or have the opportunity to be utilized as a weapon.
The student’s identity should be visible and easily recognizable (i.e. no masks.)
The classroom learning environment should not be compromised due to a student’s costume.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION REMINDERS
All Physical Education students should bring their PE clothes home to be washed on Fridays and should be brought back for class on Mondays. Also, cooler weather is here! Please remind your son or daughter to bring in cold weather clothing such as sweatpants and sweatshirts. They are encouraged to be worn on the colder days.
Enjoy your weekend!
Thompson 6th Grade Center Book Fair
Be sure to visit the Thompson 6th Grade Center Book Fair running from Monday, November 12 through Monday, November 19 in the Thompson 6th Grade Building Learning Resource Center. Hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and 8:00 am to 8:00 pm the following Monday for Parent/Teacher Conferences. All proceeds are funded directly to the LRC for student and staff reading materials and resources. Remember, books make excellent holiday gifts...no tech support needed. Click on the preview video for a glimpse of just some of the AWESOME titles coming our way!
Spirit Week at Thompson
Our HOPE club is excited to announce the first spirit week of the year starting October 29th! Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by taking part in each day's theme.
- Monday: High school / Middle School Pride Day
- Tuesday: Twin / Triplet Day
- Wednesday: Halloween
- Thursday: Sports / College Day
- Friday: Color Wars Day (colors T.B.D.)
Thompson Clubs Abound
Click here to see a list of Thompson extra school clubs and activities! Please encourage your child to get involved with one (or more) of these clubs! An activity bus is available for students involved in Thompson clubs and activities on Tuesday and Thursday after school. You can view the bus schedule on the Thompson website.
Veterans Day Assembly
This year we will be celebrating Veterans Day on November 12th! Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor American veterans of all wars. Many of us know or have known men and women in our families or friends who have served in the armed forces to defend our country. This year we would like to take time to honor these individuals by acknowledging their time served and to honor them at an assembly beginning at 9:00 am on that day.
If your child has someone in your family, or a friend of your family, who they would like to invite to attend our assembly and introduce to the Thompson community, please fill out the google form below by November 2nd. Students in our Builder's Club will be writing invitations to these individuals to invite them to this assembly.
Pick-a-Time Conference Scheduler
Career Speakers Needed
Join us for Parent University programs aimed at engaging local experts, parents and school staff in conversations about ways in which we can collectively strengthen our communities. Click on the button above to learn about future programs.
6th Grade Homework Lab
Hey 6th Graders! Do you have a missing assignment because you missed a class? Did you get behind on your homework? Need help reviewing for a quiz? OR Do you just want some time and space to organize your stuff?
Homework Lab is the place where you can do all of that every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:45-8:15 am in room 121 at the 6th grade center. Hope to see you soon!
Homework Helper at the 7/8 Center
Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above. You can support the Thompson PTO by volunteering your time and/or paying your 18-19 PTO dues.
Dates to Remember
- Friday, October 26 - End of the First Quarter
- Monday, October 29 - Start of the Second Quarter
- Monday, October 29 - Spirit Week at Thompson!
- Friday, November 2 - First quarter grades are posted in the Home Access Center
- Monday, November 12 - Veterans Day Assembly
- Wednesday, November 14 - Pick-a-Time Conference Scheduler Closes - 11:59 pm
- Monday, November 19 - Conferences - Non Attendance Day for students
- Tuesday, November 20 - Conferences - Non Attendance Day for students
- Wednesday, November 21 - Non Attendance Day
- Thursday, November 22 - Friday, November 23 - Thanksgiving Break
- Monday, November 26 - School Resumes
Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Sarah Cann - Assistant Principal
Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal
Dr. Alicia Honnert - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Kristy McKnight - Assistant Principal