Thompson Friday Forecast

September 20, 2019

From the Principal...Steve Morrill


Over the past two years, students and teachers have worked side by side to determine what attributes we all need in school and beyond through the work of an initiative we call Guidelines For Success (GFS). This powerful work guides each and every person in the Thompson Community to be the best they can be each and every day as we strive to demonstrate these important traits: Perseverance, Responsibility, Respect, Kindness, and Teamwork. These traits are displayed around Thompson in hallways, classrooms, the cafeteria, and other learning spaces as a reminder of the qualities we all need in order to be successful.

As a healthy school community, we welcome the opportunity to share our school initiatives with you so you can support them on the home front further strengthening our partnership.


As a reminder, parents dropping off students in the morning should pull all of the way forward in the East lot and exit promptly to minimize any traffic snafus that typically occur during student arrival. Parents are also able to drop off their child on Indiana Street just west of the tennis courts and students can enter through the Door 5/gym entrance.

Enjoy your weekend!


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News from the PTO

Our next PTO meeting is Thursday, September 26th at 10:00 am. Please join us to hear about all of the wonderful activities we are doing to support the Thompson community. All are welcome!

We have been asked with helping the school run the Thunder Buck store. The Thunder Buck store is where the students are able to redeem their Thunder Bucks that they earn for displaying positive behaviors. The PTO is happy to help in creating and maintaining a positive and responsible environment for all of the Thompson students.

We are looking for help in managing the Thunder Buck store. If you are looking for an opportunity to be in the school volunteering from time to time, this is your chance! The store is open every Friday before school. Please see the Sign-Up Genius link below for all the dates available. Thank you all for helping!

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Picture Retake Day - October 2nd

Picture retake day is Wednesday, October 2nd in the morning for students who did not have their pictures taken in August or would like their pictures retaken.

Volunteers Wanted!

The Thompson Builders Club is a club focused on community service. They plan to volunteer monthly, on the second Thursday of each month, at the Northern Illinois Food Bank from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. The club needs ten or more students, each with a parent, guardian, or older sibling of driving age, to volunteer with them each time and are opening up this opportunity to the entire Thompson community! You do not need to be a member of Builders Club to join us!

The Northern Illinois Food Bank, located in Geneva, is the source of nutritious food and feeding programs for more than half a million people each year. It is a nonprofit organization with a goal of solving hunger in the 13-county service area of Northern Illinois. If you would like more specific information regarding the food bank please visit

If you would like to join us, please email Dave Simone for more information. The dates that we will be volunteering are 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/12, 4/9, and 5/14. Thank you for your time and consideration! We look forward to sharing this experience with you!

D303 United Special Olympics

D303 United Special Olympics is hosting an informational parent meeting on September 24th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the Wredling Middle School cafeteria. If you're interested in learning more about our team including bocce ball, soccer, basketball, track and/or bowling, join us! Please click here to view the flyer.
D303 Parent University Offerings for 2019-2020

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. Programs are free and open to the public.

Parent University - Viewing of the Documentary "LIKE"

You are invited to view the documentary "LIKE" on September 23, 2019 at the Norris Cultural Arts Center beginning at 6:30 pm.

LIKE, from the producers of the movie ANGST, is about the impact of social media on our lives. Watch the trailer by visiting, and then bring your children to see this powerful movie about society’s addiction to our phones. Click here to RSVP!

Crossing Guard Opening

Call any Thompson Parents/Guardians! If you have an interest in expanding your daily experiences, we are in need of two additional crossing guards. Each position would support morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. The hours are 7:40 to 8:30 am and 3:15 to 4:00 pm at $35/day. This position is posted on the district website. If you have questions about the position, please contact the main office at (331) 228-3100.

Breakfast at Thompson

Our Thompson Thunder students have the opportunity to purchase breakfast when they arrive to school each day. OrganicLife offers breakfast each day. Click here for more information.

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Health Office Hours

Our Health Office hours have been expanded this year to help meet the needs of families dropping off medication. The hours are now 7:30 am to 3:50 pm. Please contact the Health Office if you have any questions at (331) 228-3104.
Thompson PTO

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Dates to Remember

  • Friday, September 20 - 6th Grade Open Gym - 3:30 - 4:45 pm
  • Monday, September 23 - Parent University - Documentary "LIKE" at the NCAC - 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 24 - Coffee with the Principal - 10:00 - 11:00 am at Thompson
  • Thursday, September 26 - PTO Meeting from 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Friday, September 27 - End of the M1 Health Rotation
  • Wednesday, October 2 - Picture Retake Day

  • Friday, October 11 - School Improvement Half Day - Students are dismissed at 12:10 pm

  • Friday, October 11 - End of the 1st Quarter for Thompson Middle School
  • Friday, October 18 - Grades posted in the Home Access Center (HAC)
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Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Sarah Cann - Assistant Principal

Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal

Dr. Alicia Honnert - Assistant Principal

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