Thompson Friday Forecast
May 12, 2023
From the Thompson Administration Team
This week we had so many wonderful celebrations and transitions at Thompson!
On Wednesday, the Thompson Staff celebrated one another as we recognized staff for 20 and 25 Years of Service and honored three very special retirees. We celebrate these wonderful milestones and wish Mrs. Kim Walters, Mrs. Julie Smith, and Mrs. Angie Russell well as their combined 77 years of service and dedication to education come to a close. We wish each of them all the best as they begin the next phase of their wonderful journey.
5th Grade Transition Activities
This week incoming 6th graders visited Thompson during the school day with their 5th grade classes. We were excited to meet our newest Thunder students! On Wednesday, May 24th we are having an open house for incoming 6th grade families from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Additional transition activities are planned for the start of the school year. All of these activities are listed at the bottom of our website.
Thompson’s 8th grade Recognition Assembly
Thompson’s 8th grade Recognition Assembly will take place on Friday, May 26th in the Thompson Main Gym from 11:15 am - 12:00 pm. Parents/Guardians are welcome to join us. We will begin seating guests around 11:00 am. Those attending should enter through Door 4 or Door 5 by the main gym. We will be celebrating the 8th grade class with speeches, several awards, and a musical performance. Please note that this is not a graduation ceremony.
We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our Thompson 8th grade class!
Enjoy your weekend!
8th Grade End of Year Events
Thompson 8th Grade: Let’s Glow Crazy!
We are excited to announce our first business sponsorship for our 8th grade dance! Our photo booth is being sponsored by 41 North Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Clinic. To learn more about their practice click here. Thank you to 41 North for their support! If your business is also interested in sponsoring our 8th grade dance, contact email@example.com.
On Friday, May 19th, the 8th grade class of 2023 is invited to celebrate together from: 7 - 9pm at Thompson Middle School. This is the 8th grade’s chance to celebrate their end of middle school. Tickets for $10 are available for purchase on PushCoin. Any questions contact Heather Trask firstname.lastname@example.org.
A huge thanks to all those families who have already donated items through our Amazon wishlist and signed up to donate supplies or goodies for our dance. We are asking for all donations and supply signups to be completed by NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th, in order to help us in planning. There are still many openings to volunteer for on the night of the dance. Let’s help our students (who got a less than exciting end of 5th grade) finish up their middle school days in a BIG WAY!
8th Grade Awards Assembly
Friday, May 26, at approximately 11:15 am - 12:00 pm in the main gym. All parents are invited, though please know that this is a fairly short awards assembly and not all students are individually recognized. We will inform parents of those who will be getting an award so they can be in attendance. Please note that we don't have a middle-school "graduation" ceremony - we leave that to high school - instead, having an awards assembly and some other celebrations for our students.
Picnic Lunch/Yearbook Signing/Outdoor Games
On Friday, May 26th students will have the option to order a BBQ lunch from our food vendor, OrganicLife. The PTO will provide desserts inconjunction with yearbook signing and outdoor games. We could use more volunteers to help and need more donations for outdoor games. Have a bag set we could borrow? Sign-up to help here.
Every year, the Yearbook Club publishes a Thompson yearbook. Students who decide to purchase a yearbook are given this keepsake at the end of the school year. Buying a yearbook is optional and not all students choose to own one. The price of the yearbook is $25.
Have you ordered a Thompson 22-23 Yearbook? You can check your PushCoin account to see if you have purchased one by going to 'transactions' and then adjusting the start date back to July 1, 2022. Also, we have a list of all students who will be receiving a yearbook posted on the wall by the cafeteria. Contact Kim Walters (email@example.com or 331-228-6410) if you have any questions or need financial assistance.
48-Hour Film Festival for 8th Graders
Current D303 8th graders-Juniors, Do you Like making movies? Want to compete in a festival? Well then pay attention! St. Charles North is hosting its second annual 48-hour Film Festival! Form a team and check in to the SCN Auditorium on May 26th at 6 pm to receive your prop, character, and line of dialogue. After that teams will have 48 hours to create their films! On May 30th we will gather at the Baker Community Center at 7 pm to view all submissions and receive awards! The deadline to register teams is May 17th. View SCN Film Club's website for all the details.
A reminder from the school nurse…
State legislation requires that all Illinois children in sixth grade will have a dental examination. A licensed dentist must perform the examination, and he or she shall sign the form. Dental offices should have the form available, but it is also available online at www.d303.org under Departments, then Health Services, then “Health Documents and Forms”. Each 6th grade student must present proof of a dental examination by a dentist prior to May 15, 2023. The exam must be dated within 18 months prior to May 15, 2023. If your child has had an exam already, you can ask your dentist to complete the form for the exam.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a waiver for children who show undue burden or lack of access to a dentist. Parents or legal guardians who object to the dental examinations on religious grounds shall present to the school a signed, detailed statement of the objection.
Diane Isbrandt RN, Certified School Nurse
Amy Kashuba, RN
Megan Maple, RN
Laura Welker RN
Please do not forget to pick up all medications by the last day of school! Those medicines not picked up by an adult by May 26th, will need to be disposed of. The only medications that can be given to a student to transport home are those that are allowed to be self carried (Epi Pens, Pancreatic Enzymes or inhalers). If there is a self carry form on file for one of those medications, please remind your student to stop in and pick up medication before leaving on the last day. All medication orders must be renewed each school year. Forms are linked below.
Appointments for the required 6th grade and 9th grade physicals tend to fill up quickly and should be scheduled now! Please submit the completed physicals and/or immunizations to the respective school offices as they are done. They can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.The form is linked below and is different then the Sport Physical form. Forms are required to be submitted for review prior to the first day of school (August 14th). Dental exams are also required for 6th and 9th grade students. They can be completed within 18 months of May 15, 2024. A vision examination and form is also required for those students transferring into TMS from outside of Illinois.
The health office is closed during the summer months. I will return for limited hours beginning in early August. Please contact me if there are new medical concerns for your child or if your child will need a health plan at school.
Have a safe and healthy summer!
Diane Isbrandt RN, M.Ed.
Professional Educator License-School Nurse
Thompson Summer Athletic Camps
Thompson will be holding sports camps this summer for all grade levels. Volleyball camps for 8th graders will begin on June 5th. Girls and boys basketball camps begin on July 10th. Volleyball (5th-6th grade and 7th grade), cross country, and cheer camps are running the week of July 31st. Football camp is the week of August 7th from 3:45 - 5:45 pm. Sign up using PushCoin. Join us for these fun activities and make new friends!
St. Charles East Ultimate Frisbee Summer Camp
Interested in joining ultimate frisbee's summer camp, the Ulti Summer Chill, hosted at East High School? The cost is $65 on PushCoin.
All genders and skill levels are welcome. Everyone will receive an athletic shirt and disc. It will be on Wednesday nights: June 14, 21, 28, July 5,12, & 19.
St. Charles North Summer Camps
The SCN Athletic Department is excited to offer a wide variety of summer camps to the community. Information and programming can be found in their 2023 SCN Summer Camp Brochure. Please contact their Athletic Office at 331-228-6258 with questions.
Girls Golf Camp - Grades 6-12
St. Charles North Girls Golf will be offering a summer camp May 30, 2023 to June 2, 2023, based at Prairie Landings (Tuesday & Wednesday) 10:00am - 1:00pm) and Pottawatomie (Thursday and Friday). During the 2 days at Prairie Landings practice facilities, players will work Driver/woods/hybrids, irons, approach play, bunker shots, putting from on and off the green and will have the opportunity to practice these areas of the game on the practice holes. Click here for more information.
During the 9 hole rounds at Pottawatomie (Thursday 10:00am and Friday 11:00am) participants will be coached on how to play with a strong mental approach using 'neutral thinking', understand tactics of golf, and enhance their knowledge of the rules and different game formats - matchplay, stroke play, best ball and scramble. You can choose to complete the 4 day camp or attend either of the 2 day camps.
Dates to Remember
- Friday, May 19 - 8th Grade Social - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 24 - 5th Grade Open House - 6:00 - 7:00 pm
- Friday, May 26 - Last Day of School
Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Michelle Dague - Interim Principal
Ms. Lindsay Mortensen - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator
Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator
Location: 705 West Main Street
Phone: (331) 228-3100