Thompson Crossing News

Igniting the Future~December 2, 2016

From the Principal...

Happy December!


In this season of giving, it is a joy to see that children and adults alike are sharing in the excitement this month holds! The holiday season is upon us and we have much to be thankful for. We have seen that sense of giving in many of the wonderful events taking place this month.


During the cold weather months, we are advised to use discretion and good judgment as to whether or not students will go outside for recess. Children should be exposed to fresh air and exercise. Time spent outdoors allows students an opportunity to engage in activities that allow them to relax from the structure of the classroom, at least for a short while. However, there are times when it is not safe for students to be outside. Please use the guidelines below as a tool for when school recess and other outdoor physical activity may be modified. The following conditions are considered in determining outdoor recess:


*Temperature

*Wind chill

*Condition of the playground

*Precipitation


With these conditions in mind, please be sure to send your child with the appropriate clothing [i.e. hats, mittens/gloves, boots, snow pants, scarf]. Please note that when the temperature and wind chill falls below 0 degrees students are kept indoors without further consideration.


Please keep your students academically active over winter break. Students can always read a book, practice math facts and problem-solving, or journal about a trip. Start planning now so you can take advantage of some of the great opportunities offered in the Indianapolis area.


Thank you for your generous hearts during this time of year. We hope that you and your family have many opportunities to share quality time with family and friends. We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season as we progress through December!



Warmest Regards,

Jeffrey J. Murphy

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Holiday Shop Coming Next Week...

As a special service for our students, we will be sponsoring a Holiday Gift Shop! Our students will have the opportunity to pick out their own inexpensive, high quality gifts for family and friends during school hours. Monday, December 5 will be the preview day for all classes. Each class will shop at a designated time Tuesday-Friday.


The Holiday Shop is designed to be a safe, child-centered environment where children can learn how to budget and spend wisely, while they also experience "the gift of giving".


Gifts will range in price from $0.25-$8.00 with the majority of gifts being under $4.00. Please look for the special budget envelope to come home with your child before his/her shopping day. This will allow you and your child to decide together how much can be spent on each gift. Adult shoppers will then assist your child during the Gift Shop.


The Holiday Shop will also be open during our "Sweets with Santa" night for any parent wanting to shop with their student.

To Volunteer at the Holiday Shop...

We are still in need of volunteers! Please click the link below if you are available to assist with the Holiday Shop. The staff, students and PTC appreciate all of our volunteers!

Sweets With Santa...

Please join us December 8th from 6-8:00pm for Sweets With Santa sponsored by the Thompson Crossing PTC! You won't want to miss this fun chance to visit with the big guy himself and have your photo taken! There will also be sweet treats and drinks! The cost of the event is $5.00 per family. The Holiday Shop will also be open this evening for anyone needing to purchase gifts! If you are coming to shop and not planning to visit Santa, there will be no charge to enter.


We look forward to seeing you all!

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Car Rider Procedure and Car Rider Tags...

When dropping off your student(s) in the morning, please keep in mind that if you choose to park your car and not wait in the car rider line, you must walk your student in to the building.


As a reminder, please be sure to have your car rider tag displayed on your rear-view mirror when picking up your student(s) at the end of the day via the car rider line. Should you need a tag, please visit our front office for assistance.


There should be no more than 2 tags issued per family. Please pass your tags back and forth between family members if more than 2 vehicles will be used for car rider.

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Lost and Found...

Our lost and found will be out during "Sweets with Santa" and during Winter Parties. Please browse the rack and collect the items that belong to your family.

Infinite Campus...

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS INFINITE CAMPUS (IC) TO CHECK GRADES & HOW TO ADD YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS TO INFINITE CAMPUS:



Did you know that you can see what your child's grades are before report cards or midterms come out? Did you know that you can see if your child has any missing work that needs to be made up and turned in? Well, YOU CAN!

INFINITE CAMPUS (IC) is the answer!

If you already use it, great! Keep checking it (about once or twice a week) to see if your child is turning in his or her work on time, or how he or she is doing on assessments (assessments are tests and quizzes).

You may also use infinite campus to check fees due, make demographic changes, and schedules.

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If you do not know your IC username and password, then please e-mail ichelp@ftcsc.k12.in.us and ask them to tell you your IC username and password. In the e-mail to ichelp@ftcsc.k12.in.us, be sure to list your child's name, grade, and school.
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If you do not have an e-mail address on file with our school, please contact Mrs. Gerbofsky via phone @ 317-860-4602. Be sure to tell her your name and your child(ren)’s name(s). After verifying your phone number and identity matches the student she will add your e-mail address to IC and then you can e-mail ichelp@ftcsc.k12.in.us and ask them to send you your IC username and password. ONLY PARENTS OR GUARDIANS MAY REQUEST ACCES TO INFINITE CAMPUS FOR STUDENTS.

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Here is how to get to the Infinite Campus (IC) link:
From the school corporation's website: http://www.ftcsc.k12.in.us/ you will click on the Resources tab.

Use the drop down menu to click Infinte Campus


Or, the direct link to IC (infinite campus) is:http://www.ftcsc.k12.in.us/it/information-technology/infinite-campus-information/.
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Thank you!

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Planning to Visit Our Building? Please Preregister...

We encourage all parents to visit our school for lunch with their student(s) and/or to attend class parties and programs. In an effort to keep all students safe, to keep the check-process fast, smooth and efficient, we ask that everyone preregister 24 hours prior to your arrival. When we ask you to preregister, what we are asking is for you to follow this link to let us know that you will be on property that day. Each time you visit our building, you must be registered. If you do it prior to arrival, it makes the check-in process must faster. If we register you in the office, which is part of the check-in process, it takes longer and slows things down creating long lines.


This applies to all visitors each time they come to our building. Our volunteers with background checks on file need to preregister so we know they will be on the property.

To Preregister, Please Click the Link Below...