Thompson Friday Forecast
November 4, 2022
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
Next Friday is Veterans Day.
Thompson will be hosting an in-person assembly for Veterans “connected” to the Thompson Community, their families, and our 8th grade students. We are pleased that Mayor Vitek will be able to join us for this event.
Many of our students participated in the Patriot’s Pen essay contest. This year’s theme was “My Pledge To Our Veterans.” Several students will be reading their essays at the assembly. Kudos to all of our students who wrote essays focused on Veterans.
Next Friday will also bring the opportunity for intentional conversations with all students about the importance of this day.
As a former social studies teacher, Veterans Day makes me think of those who have given so much for our country’s success. I encourage your child to take the time to learn from Veterans who are relatives, friends, and/or neighbors. These Veterans not only served our country, but helped to shape history and other countries worldwide. Speaking to a Veteran can provide a great perspective for our impressionable students.
As the weather changes and the temperature drops it is important that students come to school properly dressed for the elements. Hats, gloves, and jackets will be necessary for students waiting outside before and after school, as well as going outside when the weather permits during Physical Education Classes. PM Bus dismissal will be held inside if the temperature or the wind chill is significantly low.
Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 2:00 am. On Saturday night, make sure to set your clocks back one hour (i.e., gaining one hour) to “fall back.”
Have a great weekend~
The Thompson PTO Spirit Wear store is open! New items are available. Order by November 15th; delivery before Winter Break.
Donations for the TMS Health Office
On occasion, students come to the Health Office and need more than an ice pack or a band-aide. While we keep a limited supply on hand, we do need to replenish these items periodically. We would appreciate your donations. Please drop them off in the main office through Door 1.
Thank you for your generosity!
Builders Club Community Service Event
Builders Club is volunteering at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on November 17 from 5:30-7:30 pm. We need at least ten students each with a parent, guardian, or older sibling, to volunteer with us. This is a great opportunity for parents and students to spend time with one another while at the same time serving the community. The October volunteer group did an amazing job! Our Thompson volunteer group packed 6,977 pounds of food providing 5,814 meals for hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois!
If your student along with a parent or older sibling are able to volunteer, please email email@example.com that you will be attending by Thursday, November 10. Please include in your response the following: 1) Names of each person volunteering and 2) Email address. Please click here for more information.
The food bank greatly appreciates your being able to spend a few hours supporting our hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois. If you have volunteered before, you know that this is a rewarding experience. If you have not had this experience before, we believe you will discover that it is a rewarding experience, too.
Check out the Daily Announcements and join in the fun activities happening at TMS.
TMS After School Tutoring Program
'North Stars Helping Thunder' is an after school tutoring program where St. Charles North High School Honors students help our Thunder students with their homework. This program runs from 3:45 - 4:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday in the LRC. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Romano (Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Diane Pollilo (Louise.email@example.com), Thompson Staff Facilitators. Please consider encouraging your child to take advantage of these resources!
After School Activity Bus
D303's commitment to educating students extends to our families. Parent University is our way of empowering parents and guardians to support their children’s academic, social and emotional needs through a series of information sessions.
Parent University - First Phone
First Phone: A Pre-Tween’s Guide to Digital Responsibility, Safety and Etiquette
Presented by Dr. Catherine Pearlman
First Phone is a fun and informative illustrated kids’ guide to safely and productively navigating the digital landscape. Author Dr. Catherine Pearlman joins Parent University in a conversation on digital etiquette for children ages 8-12.
November 16, 2022 - Virtual
Those who register can receive free copies of the book at St. Charles Public Library or by requesting a copy be sent home with their child. Recording will be available after the presentation
Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above! Facebook: @ThompsonMiddleSchoolPTO
Dates to Remember
- Monday, November 7 - School Improvement Day - No School for Students
- Tuesday, November 8 - Election Day Holiday
- Monday, November 21 - Wednesday, November 23 - Non Attendance Days
- Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Break
- Wednesday, November 30 - Early Release Day - Students are dismissed at 2:52 pm
- Wednesday, November 30 - Math i-Ready Diagnostic - 8:40 - 10:40 am
- Thursday, December 1 - Reading i-Ready Diagnostic - 8:40 - 10:40 am
Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal
Ms. Lindsay Mortensen - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator
Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator