Thompson Friday Forecast
February 12, 2021
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
Parent Satisfaction Survey
Every year, District 303 conducts a satisfaction survey that gives us meaningful feedback from our students, teachers and parents. As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) we are participating in the statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about Thompson Middle School.
The Parent Survey is currently open. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. We hope to have 100% of parents participating in the survey and will be periodically reminding families to complete it.
Students will be completing the survey during their PE Class next week. More information from the District is included in this letter and login screen shots are shown here. Thank you to the entire Thompson community for your time and feedback!
Next Monday, February 15th is Presidents Day. Students will not be in attendance and buildings will be closed. Tuesday, February 16th will be a ‘A’ Day!
Enjoy your long weekend!
HOPE Week - February 16th - February 19th
HOPE stands for Helping Others Protect Each other. HOPE is a club that promotes kindness, while spreading positive messages throughout the school. It also focuses on prevention and on making healthy choices. HOPE club plays a role in HOPE Week and promotion of the “hope is greater than” message, which tells students that they will get through whatever troubles or stresses they are going through and that tomorrow will be better.
- Tuesday - Tropical Day (wear tropical clothing/accessories)
- Wednesday - HOPE Day (wear your HOPE shirt or wear HOPE colors-purple and teal)
- Thursday - Thunder Thursday (wear TMS spirit wear)
- Friday - Flannel Friday (wear your favorite flannel or comfy clothes)
Middle School Students Shine!
Wisconsin scored 75 points, Thompson/Wredling 70, Moline 69, and Michigan 58. Devan Chigurupati placed 4th overall and Miles Sulliman was 10th. Great job all!
Theater at Thompson!
All of the information is located on the google classroom, along with a google form to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sebolt-Pogge. Come join in the fun!
Wake Up Call Presentation
The Wake Up Call presentation, a program of Your Choice, on February 2, 2021 provided practical information on current drug trends, a walk-through of a teens' bedroom with more than 20 red flags that could indicate substance abuse, and proactive parenting strategies to keep your child substance free.
The presenters, all with lived experience, combined their personal stories, experience working with students and families, and shared things they wish they would've known into an engaging, real and unique presentation. If you were not able to attend, please click on this link to view the presentation.
2021 Illinois Council on Women and Girls
The Illinois Council on Women and Girls invites young women ages 14 through 18 to apply to join the Council’s new Girls Committee. Participants will share about their experiences and perspectives to help make Illinois a place where all girls can thrive.
Applications to the Girls Committee are due by February 16, 2021. If you have any questions or experience any technical issues accessing or submitting the application, please contact Council member Jackie Matthews at email@example.com or (312) 590-4327.
Early Release Mondays
Early release Mondays will continue next Monday and run through the remainder of the year. All students will be following the Early Release Bell Schedule (found on the Thompson website) and the school day will conclude at 2:42 pm. Buses will leave Thompson shortly after the dismissal bell. The office will be open until 4:00 pm if you have any transportation concerns.
Remaining 2021 early release Mondays:
- February 22
- March 1, 8, 15, 22
- April 5, 12, 19, 26
- May 3, 10, 17, 24
Please call the main office at (331) 228-3100 if you have any questions.
Please contact the St. Charles Park District if you have any questions about this opportunity.
Saints Tutoring Thunder 2020-2021
The Saint's tutoring Thunder (STT) club provides 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 both students attending in-person or remotely. This club meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Parents can sign their child up for this tutoring and/or students can sign up themselves!
STT allows students to meet virtually with a Thompson club supervisor and a St. Charles East Sophomore tutor from 4:15 until 5:00 pm. The Thompson club supervisor will facilitate the after school support while supervising the high school students tutoring our students.
Sign-ups are available Thursday-Monday for the following week. 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.
AAUW Writing Contest for 7th and 8th Grade Students
Attention 7th and 8th graders: Do you like to write? Do you have a story that you are really proud of? Or a poem that you wrote this past year? Maybe an essay or report that is awesome?
Then the 42nd Annual AAUW Creative Writing Contest could be for you! Please click on this link for more details. Entries are due by February 19, 2021.
What does home/remote learning look like for our students? We want to capture those pictures in our yearbook! Please upload your photos by clicking on this tab or emailing them to Robert.Harmon@d303.org.
Middle School Transfers - Request period open from Feb. 1-Feb. 26
Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.
Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.
Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation. Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.
The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021. If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at 331-228-2397.
D303 Remote Learning Resources for Students and Parents
Chromebook Device Exchange
Dates to Remember
Monday, February 15 - Presidents' Day Holiday - Schools are Closed
Monday, February 22 - Early Release Monday
Friday, February 26 - School Improvement Day - No school for students
Monday, March 1 - Early Release Monday
Monday, March 8 - Early Release Monday
Thursday, March 11 - PTO Meeting (virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
Friday, March 12 - End of the 3rd Quarter
Monday, March 15 - Early Release Monday
Friday, March 19 - Report cards are available in H.A.C.
Monday, March 22 - Early Release Monday
Friday, March 26 - School Improvement Day - No school for students
Monday, March 29 - Start of Spring Break Week - No school for students
Monday, April 5 - School resumes
Monday, April 5 - Early Release Monday
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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