Thompson Friday Forecast
November 6, 2020
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
Remote Learning Planning Day
Monday, November 9, 2020 is a Remote Learning Planning Day for staff and a non-attendance day for students. During the time that District 303 staff members are engaged in their learning, students have the opportunity to use this day to work on assignments or to engage in optional learning experiences that the district has created.
Please visit the website D303 Optional Remote Learning For Students to access this resource. The website houses a variety of optional learning experiences in the areas of math, digital citizenship, English Language Arts, college and career, virtual field trips, STEM, and social-emotional learning. Although these optional learning experiences were designed for use on Remote Learning Planning Days, students are welcome to engage in the learning experiences on the website at any time.
Below is the schedule for the week:
Monday, November 9th - No school for students
Tuesday, November 10th - ‘A’ Day
Wednesday, November 11th - ‘B’ Day
Thursday, November 12th - ‘A’ Day
Friday, November 13th - ‘B’ Day
If you have any questions, please call the main office at (331) 228-3100.
Veterans Day 2020
Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day. Every year, students invite veterans that they know (Moms, Dads, Grandparents, siblings) to Thompson and we honor them with a school wide assembly and breakfast. Unfortunately this year, we are not able to have this assembly, however students will be discussing the significance of this day in school and the role veterans play in our lives. I will be reminding them, as I always do, to “thank a veteran for their service”.
Enjoy the Fall weekend!
The St. Charles Learning Equality and Resource Network’s mission is to help St. Charles School District 303 students access equal learning and academic opportunities regardless of obstacles created by race, culture, primary language, financial circumstances, family situation, or personal hardship. Their goal is that every student within the St. Charles School District has an equalized opportunity for academic achievement.
They help with tutoring, academic enrichment, childcare relief/student supervision, home study supplies, and other academic needs. Be sure to take a look at their website to learn more or make a donation. We appreciate the work that they do for our community!
Order by November 26th (Thanksgiving)! Orders will be delivered to Thompson before Winter Break.
Saints Tutoring Thunder 2020-2021
We are now allowing parents and students to sign up for our Saints tutoring Thunder (STT) club. This club will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Saint's tutoring Thunder (STT) club will provide students with an opportunity to receive help on homework, projects, and/or comprehension of material that they are learning in classes. The Saint's tutoring Thunder (STT) club is available for any student, whether attending in-person or fully remote.
STT allows students to meet virtually on Google Meets with a St. Charles East Sophomore tutor from 4:15 until 5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Thompson club supervisor will facilitate the after school support while supervising the high school sophomore students tutoring our students.
Sign-ups are available Thursday -Monday. This ensures that we have the correct amount of tutors for our students. You can click here to sign up for Saint's tutoring Thunder club. Once your student has been signed up, they will receive an invite link in their email.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Shane Darnell, Assistant Principal.
Student ID Expectations for Middle Schools
D303 has clear expectations that all middle school students wear their IDs at all times. If a student does not have an ID, they will need to purchase a new one for $5 in the LRC. The $5 will be charged to your child's PushCoin account. This can add up very quickly if a student does not have their ID several times. Please talk to your child about showing responsibility by wearing his/her ID/lanyard at all times, and understand the financial implications of having to buy replacement ID/lanyards.
- Students received 1 ID and can get 1 additional ID for free.
- Students received 1 lanyard and can get 1 additional lanyard for free.
D303 Parent University
Parent University was developed in response to the need for programming to address the social and emotional needs of students in District 303. Over the last decade, the district has strived to provide information on topics that are relevant, timely, and beneficial for all parents and guardians.
December 7, 2020
9 MANERAS DE REFORZAR EL APRENDIZAJE DE LOS NIÑOS EN TIEMPOS DE CUARENTENA - presentation will be in Spanish
Ferney Ramírez Hernández, author of “Padres Exitosos” (Successful Parents) - Los districts no son los únicos responsables del éxito académico de los hijos, los papás también lo somos. Sobretodo, en éstos tiempos que las escuelas tienen un acceso limitado, debemos asumir un liderazgo positivo para que el aprendizaje continúe en casa, de una manera eficaz. En este taller daremos a los padres algunas sugerencias y recomendaciones para saber cómo hacerlo.
December 8, 2020
Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Children
Dr. Michele Kane, professor of Gifted Education at Northeastern Illinois University.
Remote Academy Learning Resources
Welcome to remote learning! Remember that remote students have classes every day. Below are resources for our full remote learners:
You can check the attendance for any of your students at any time by logging into the Home Access Center and clicking on the attendance tab to view. Toggle between students using the arrow in the upper right hand corner.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the main office at (331) 228-3100! We are here to help!
Support for Remote Students
Our TMS and WMS Middle School Counselors will be offering office hours for Remote Students only. These office hours are intended to provide students academic support, time management skills, organizational skills and stress/anxiety coping strategies. The ZOOM link to meet with the counselor during the scheduled hours can be found on the Remote Academy website page.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 am & 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dates to Remember
- Monday, November 9 - Remote Learning Planning Day (No School for Students)
- Thursday, November 12 - PTO Meeting (virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
- Monday, November 23 - Thanksgiving Break - non-attendance week
- Monday, November 30 - School Resumes
- Thursday, December 10 - PTO Meeting (virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
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Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal
Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator
Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator