Thomson Tidbits

April 19, 2021

Important News for You!

April 19, 2021


Hello Thomson Families,


Have I told you that I have the best job in the world? That's right! Working with your children, their teachers and you is a highly rewarding experience. Working with our four, five and six year old treasures who are the future teachers, business owners, nurses, doctors, plumbers, and laborers, etc., assures me that the future is bright.


Though they are young, your children have a unique strength of thought and ideas. If you listen to them carefully, you know they believe they can do anything they put their mind toward doing. While our young students need direction and guidance, they have a pure drive that is enhanced by natural curiosity and wonder. Their school experience is a journey, not a destination. As you have conversations with their teachers, I encourage you to ask about your child's strengths and challenges. Always, always keep in mind...Strengths will develop even more over time and allow your children to overcome challenges as long as they have continued opportunities and support from the loving, caring and dedicated adults in their lives.


Thank you for entrusting your children, our most precious resources, to us. Thank you for continuing to work with us in an effort to help them grow through challenge in order to experience success!


Most Sincerely,

Lance M. Harper

Guest Principal

CHANGE IN PARENT PICK UP DOOR - THIS WEEK!

Due to Kindergarten Round Up being held in the gym this year, the Parent Pick Up Door for ROOMS 10, 12 & 14 will be at Door 7 THIS WEEK! Children will be dismissed through door 7 during that week. Please be sure to let everyone know who may be picking up your child during that week. As always, please make sure you have your ID with you. Thank you!

PTO Meeting Tonight!

Please join us for a Zoom PTO meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome!


Meeting ID: 929 1734 0839
Passcode: 625172

Wear Winter Coats This Week!

The projected forecast this week shows a drop in temperatures and possible snow! Please send your child in their winter coat and gloves this week! They will need them. Gym classes will be held outside due to Round Up Registration being held in the gym. Let's keep our kids warm!

Teacher Requests


Davison Community Schools is fortunate to have talented and dedicated teachers on staff in every one of our schools. Our teachers believe in working with parents so that children can excel and be successful. Sometimes, parents like to make requests for the teacher they would like their child to have the following school year. Whenever possible, our building principals will try to respect parental requests. However, please know that in some instances, a parent’s request might not be in the child’s best interest. A child’s learning style, how he/she interacts with other students, special academic and elective needs, are some of the factors used in determining the placement of your child.

If you would like to request a teacher for your child next year, please complete the teacher request form. Requests will be accepted beginning Monday, April 19th at 8 am and must be completed by Friday, April 30th at 4 pm to be considered.

Please note that this request does not guarantee your child’s placement with that teacher. Many factors go into a child’s final placement. The deadline is in place so schools can begin the scheduling process for the upcoming school year.

Completion of this form is not required.

Counseling Corner with Mrs.Ganabathi

Kindness Counts!

  • Model kindness every day. Children do so much learning through observation. Remember you can teach your child kindness everyday through your interactions with other people.

  • When kids are angry or frustrated, teach them ways to calm down. They can take deep breaths, count to ten, exercise, or take a break to help calm their bodies down. It’s okay to be angry, but it's not okay to hurt someone’s body or feelings.

  • Teach children to notice others’ feelings and be responsive to them. Help your child develop empathy for others by pointing out how those around them might be feeling.

No Flip Flops

With warmer weather arriving (hopefully), 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.

Birthday Celebrations

We all know that birthdays are important to every child and that kids like to celebrate with their classmates. We want to acknowledge your child’s special day and celebrate with them!

Unfortunately, many of our students have food allergies, medical conditions and dietary restrictions that exclude them from participating when edible treats are brought in for a birthday celebration. Davison Schools wants to make sure we have protocol in place to include ALL students in these celebrations. The District no longer allows food to be brought in for birthday celebrations.


We would like to offer some alternatives of food treats for your child’s birthday celebration at school. In many cases, these are a cost effective option to purchasing cupcakes at the store.

Some of these ideas might include:

· Party favors like stickers, erasers, notepads, bubbles, pencils, playdough, etc.

· Arrange with the teacher for a possible ‘virtual’ guest to read to the class in honor of your child’s birthday

· Ask the teacher to take the students outside for an extra recess in honor of your child’s birthday

· Send in something that all the kids can sign, like a large card, sweatshirt, pillowcase, etc. as a special treat for your child

· Have your child bring in something special for show and tell on their birthday


These are just a few ideas! See what you can come up with and be sure to contact your child’s teacher prior to their birthday to make arrangements! We look forward to celebrating your child on their special day! Thank you for your assistance as we work together to celebrate your child’s special day with their classmates.


Sincerely,

The Thomson Elementary Staff

Important Dates to Mark on Your Calendar

April 19 - PTO Meeting via Zoom, 6:00 p.m. All are welcome.

April 19 - 23 - Kindergarten Round Up in gym (incoming students for 21/22)

May 5 - Early Release - 12:05 p.m.

May 17 - PTO Meeting via Zoom

May 31 - No School - Happy Memorial Day

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: nmiller@davisonschools.org; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0910


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


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


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


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


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


Mrs. Sue Dorman, Secretary-sdorman@davisonschools.org; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911


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