Davis Richmond E-News
May 21, 2021
Our first graders had a blast during their field day on Tuesday. Mrs. Mattson and Mr. Born created fun and engaging stations for all of the students to enjoy!
Unfortunately, we postponed our second grade field day to next Wednesday due to the inclement weather. Check out the pictures for first grade!
In 5th grade
In conjunction with our Civil War unit, 5th Graders had the opportunity to learn about Camp Kane in St. Charles. Students learned what life was like for the 8th Illinois Cavalry soldiers who lived and trained in what is now Langum Park during 1861 and learned what happened to them after they left Camp Kane.
Stories were told via old letters written by the soldiers at Camp Kane. These stories were presented to our classes by Dr. Trevor Steinbach, the Interim President of the Society of Civil War Surgeons and a historical interpretationist.
Attention 5th Graders! Join 6th Grade Band at Thompson!
6th Grade Band is open to ALL incoming 6th Graders for the 2021-22 school year! This year 5th graders were not allowed to play wind instruments, but things are back to normal for next year! Students can choose from flute, oboe, clarinet, alto sax, french horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion. And don't worry -- ALL 6th graders will be at the beginner level on their wind instruments -- you will not be behind!
Here are links to the Band Website and the Registration Form:
You may also email Mr. Blank at Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
5th grade Clap Out
It is hard to believe that in a few short weeks our 5th graders will be incoming 6th graders. We are so proud of all of the hard work they have put in this school year and are working on ways for us to safely celebrate their elementary years.
We would love to extend an invitation to all of our fifth grade students and parents (in person and remote) to participate in our 5th grade clap out. This event will take place outdoors at Richmond school. Details below:
When: Friday, May 28th
Time: Starts at 1:20 p.m.
Parents: You may line up on the grass area indicated in blue in the chart below. Please maintain social distancing. Although this event is outdoors, it is on school grounds. PLEASE ensure that ALL attendees are wearing a mask.
When the event is over, students will be dismissed at 1:40 p.m.
5th grade remote students: Please come to Richmond at 1 p.m. - enter through door #14 (students ONLY). Ensure your child is self-certified. Directions below. Students will be dismissed at 1:40 p.m. through door #9 with the 5th grade walkers and car riders.
Thank you to everyone who was able to bring in food for our food drive. We appreciate your efforts!
Richmond Student Council chalked the sidewalks with positive messages during Kindness month!
Beginner Band Camp 2021
Students WILL be able to take their chromebooks home over the summer. Please encourage them to keep their chromebooks in a safe place and to keep track of their charger. They will also have access to a variety of resources such as:
IReady, RAZ Kids, Nearpod, Flocabulary, Newsela, Happy Numbers, BrainPOP and PebbleGo.
Your child knows how to use these resources already. We hope they enjoy access to these great resources throughout the summer!
Summer Camps at Thompson Middle School
Thompson will be holding sports camps this summer for all grade levels. We will have basketball, volleyball, football, cross country, and cheer camps. Sign up using PushCoin and email Mr. Wilke with questions.
Thompson will be hosting summer strings camps! All string players are encouraged to join us for summer music-making and fun! You will meet new friends, play games, and learn new songs to get better at your instrument. Sign up using PushCoin and email Mrs. Wifler with questions.