Thomson Tidbits

June 1, 2021

Important News for You!

June 1, 2021

The school year is winding down with only 14 school days left. During the last three weeks teachers and students are wrapping up assessments, reviewing concepts they have learned over the year, and celebrating their accomplishments. Yes, I did say "celebrating!" Your children, our future adult population, are completing a historical year. Lie pioneers of yesteryear, today's students have forged a new trail in the face of unprecedented challenge. Their pace of learning different due to the pandemic but not less impactful.

Like generations that came before us, today's children continue to respond to challenge and change. We, honestly, don't know what the outcome will be but I do believe new ways of doing things will take hold and today's children will build a better "mousetrap" as a result. Their experiences will inform their decision making.

As I visit classrooms and listen to the ideas of five and six year old students I am amazed. I am amazed at their perception; their ability to see the "silver lining" in circumstances; and in their perseverance to achieve success. Moving forward let's make sure we continue to stoke the fires of their passion for learning and problem solving. Our children are our future!

Most Sincerely,

Lance M. Harper

Guest Principal

Safety Before Convenience

"Safety before Convenience" is what Principal Miller and Principal Hynes, before her, have stated to parents about picking up their children from school. Principal Harper also backs up this policy.

You must have your ID when you pick up your children from school. The same staff member is not always at the door each day for dismissal and if our staff doesn't recognize you, and you don't have your ID, we cannot release your child. Please help us keep the line moving quickly and smoothly, while keeping our little ones safe. Thank you.

A Note from the Library...


Please return your child's library book, or IF LOST, please pay for it. As soon as we get all books back in your classroom, we will hold a Celebration Picnic. This picnic will be scheduled during library class the week of June 7th as long as the ENTIRE class returns (or, if lost, pays for) their books.

If you have paid for a lost book and later find it, your money will be happily refunded.

Please contact me with questions at 591-0911 or

Thank you!

Mrs. Cheri Nill

Library Para Pro

Countdown to Summertime...

Beginning June 7, Thomson will start our "Summertime Countdown"! Mark these special dates on your calendar! Watch for more information later this week...

June 7: S – “Science” Day (Students can dress as a scientist. A big, white button up shirt can make a great lab coat. Students will be doing science experiments throughout the day.)

June 8: U – “Up” in the Air Day (Bounce House Day! Students will have the opportunity to jump "up" in the air in bounce houses!)

June 9: M – “Mural” Day (Students will create a mural using chalk outside.)

June 10: M – “Music” Day (Students will get to sing and dance to music.)

June 11: E – “Exercise” Day (Students will be moving their body and exercising. They can wear exercise gear to school.)

June 14: R – “Read” Outside Day (Students will be able to read books outside.)

June 15: T – “Thomson” Day (Students can show their school spirit and wear a Thomson or Davison shirt.)

June 16: I – “Inside” Out Day (Students can wear their clothes inside out.)

June 17: M – “Memory” Day (Students will be signing their Yearbooks.)

June 18: E – “Exit” To Summer Day (Students can wear summer clothes to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer.)

Why Not A Kindergarten Graduation?

Often times, parents will ask why we don’t have a graduation for our Kindergartners. Although we have not had a Kindergarten Graduation for several years, I feel an explanation may help answer any questions you may have.

Our teachers enjoy the end of the school year with their students and celebrate in different ways. Some may choose to have a classroom party, while others have special treats and games on the lawn. This includes all students and everyone has a good time.

Please be aware that there are students who will remain in Kindergarten for a growth year and will not be moving on to first grade for various reasons. This is why we choose to celebrate everyone’s learning and not just those moving on.

Counseling Corner with Mrs. Ganabathi

Summer Activities. During the summer, make the most of your time together with your child. You don’t need to go very far to find fun things to do together.

  • Go on mini “adventures.” Take a walk around the neighborhood, look for animals and insects, have a backyard picnic, or ride bikes together.

  • Take time to make something together. Kids love creating, especially with a family member. Spend time together coloring, using play doh, building with blocks, or making an invention from recycled objects.

  • Bake something together. Kids can practice reading, measuring, and taking turns while making a tasty treat.

  • Don’t forget about learning! Read with your child, practice math facts, sing songs together, and look for patterns. All of these activities help your child learn and grow.

PIE IN THE FACE! Celebrating Reading Month!

Mrs. VanEvery, Mrs. Tober, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Bell & Mr. Pat were voted to be “pied in the face” following March is Reading Month. This was a fun time for everyone! It is important to remember: Reading 20 minutes before bed gets your child ahead!

Farm Day At Thomson!

We were fortunate to have Upland Hills Farm visit with some four legged friends. The students learned a lot of fun and interesting facts about farm animals. Make sure you check out the pictures below and ask your child what their favorite animal was that day!

Back Packs!

Don't forget to continue sending your child to school with their back pack and after school destination tag. Sometimes at the end of the year, the older grades are told not to bring them to school, however, our kindergartners still need to! Thanks for your cooperation!

No Flip Flops

With warmer weather finally here, I want to take a moment to let you know that children CANNOT wear flip flops to school. If your child wears flip flops to school, they will be unable to play on the playground and participate in gym. Sandals are acceptable for outdoor play but must have a back strap and preferably a closed toe. However, please remember to PARTICIPATE IN GYM, YOUR CHILD MUST WEAR TENNIS SHOES or rubber soled shoes. Thank you.
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Important Dates to Mark on Your Calendar

June 2 & 3 "Fun Days" - See flyer that came home

June 16, 17 & 18 - Half Days

June 18 - Last Day of School

We are Here to Help-Important Contact Information!

While it is always best to reach out to your child's teacher first, below is a list of other Thomson Staff that you may want or need to contact. Please remember that we are here to help!

Mrs. Miller, Principal-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0910

Mr. Lance Harper, Substitute Principal (April - June):; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911

Mrs. Ganabathi, School Counselor-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0907; Google Phone Number: 810-346-3166

Mrs. Campbell, Literacy Coach-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911

Mrs. Amy Chorley, MTSS Behavior Coach-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0907

Mrs. Anna Wojciechowski, Secretary to the Principal-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911

Mrs. Sue Dorman,; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911

ATTENDANCE LINE (24/7) 810-591-0916