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.


HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

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!

~Steve

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.


https://goo.gl/forms/Y6PZjUD5tg6YlgIS2

Pick-a-Time Conference Scheduler

Thompson Conferences will take place on Monday, November 19th from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm and Tuesday, November 20th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Like last year, signup is via a link in the Home Access Center through Wednesday, November 14th. Sign up instructions are linked below to today's Friday Forecast.

Career Speakers Needed

We are looking for parents to visit TMS 7/8 center to talk to our AVID classes about your career! AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is college/career prep class for 7th and 8th grade students. We are looking for parents to volunteer to speak to two of our classes on Fridays from 8:30-10:15 am or 12:45-2:30 pm. If you are interested please contact Bridget Hult (Bridget.Hult@d303.org or 331-228-6200).
Parent University

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

Homework Helper continues in the North Computer lab of the 7th/8th grade center! Students can bring their class materials and work on homework, projects, or do make-ups of tests and quizzes. Mrs. Minuth and Ms. Romano will be there to help students with anything they wish to work on. There will be special Spanish help on Thursdays with Ms. Romano for all levels of Spanish. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in the North Computer Lab at the 7th/8th grade center. Activity buses will arrive at 4:30 pm to take students to their nearest elementary school. Come get some homework help!
Thompson PTO

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

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Sarah Cann - Assistant Principal

Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal

Dr. Alicia Honnert - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Kristy McKnight - Assistant Principal