Thompson Friday Forecast
September 20, 2019
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
THOMPSON GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESS
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.
PARENT DROP OFF AND PICK UP
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!
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!
The Thompson PTO
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.
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 solvehungertoday.org.
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
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"
LIKE, from the producers of the movie ANGST, is about the impact of social media on our lives. Watch the trailer by visiting thelikemovie.com, and then bring your children to see this powerful movie about society’s addiction to our phones. Click here to RSVP!
Crossing Guard Opening
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.
Health Office Hours
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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