Thompson Friday Forecast

January 31, 2020

HOPE Week is February 10th – 14th

HOPE Week is D303’s week to celebrate our Suicide Prevention programs and spread hope and kindness throughout the schools.

Along with activities such as window painting, encourage ‘mints’, and HOPE quotes, our HOPE Club is sponsoring Spirit Week.

  • Monday, February 10 - Wear you HOPE shirt or purple/teal
  • Tuesday, February 11 - Wear spiritwear of your favorite sports team
  • Wednesday, February 12 - Comfy Day
  • Thursday, February 13 - HOPE shirts
  • Friday, February 14 - Wear red/white/pink

If your child has a HOPE t-shirt from past years, they are encouraged to wear them throughout the week. If they would like to purchase a new HOPE t-shirt, they may purchase them before school on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for $8 each during the week of February 10th.

Thunder Spirit Club

Come and join the Thunder ‘Superfan’ Spirit Club to support the 2020 Girls Basketball teams. Please attend the informational meeting next Tuesday, February 4th from 3:45 to 4:30 pm in the cafeteria! Boys and girls in all grades are welcome! See Mrs. Brooks for more information.

From the School Nurse

Medications, either prescription and/or non-prescription (over-the-counter), MAY be administered at school, but there are limitations that we place on procedures and practice in order to keep our student body safe.

Students may not carry any medication or keep it in their locker, gym bag, etc. with the exception of inhalers and/or Epi-Pens. All other medications (prescription and/or non-prescription) are to be brought to the health office by the student’s parent/guardian in the original medicine bottle. Additionally, all medications given in school, including non-prescription drugs, shall be prescribed by a licensed prescriber on an individual basis as determined by the student’s health status. Such written documentation will be maintained in the student’s individual medication record utilizing the medication authorization forms that can be found on the D303 website on the Health Services page.

If your child is experiencing symptoms at school but does not have medication in the health office to alleviate those symptoms, a parent or designated adult may come to the school setting and give their child medication under the supervision of the health office nurse.

If you have questions, concerns or would like to submit medication orders to the health office, please call Thompson’s health office at 331-228-3104 to speak with a nurse about your needs.

Diane Isbrandt RN, M.Ed, PEL-CSN

Breakfast at Thompson

Our Thompson Thunder students have the opportunity to purchase breakfast when they arrive to school each day. OrganicLife offers breakfast beginning at 7:30 am. A breakfast ‘meal’ is $1.60. Click here for more information.

Annual Vision and Hearing Screenings

The annual vision and hearing screenings mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health will be completed February 18th through February 21st at Thompson. All 8th grade students, those in Special Education Programs, those students new to D303, and those whose teachers have requested will be screened. If your child has glasses, please remind them to bring them on those days.

Please contact Diane Isbrandt, RN at 331-228-3104 with questions or concerns.

Help Paint the Town Orange

Random Acts Matter is a nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing our community to provide care and compassion through random acts of kindness and service. This organization is encouraging our community to perform good deeds during Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 9-15, 2020.

No kind act is too small. Everyone is encouraged to participate and to help cover St. Charles in kindness!

Make sure you post your Acts on their facebook page at Random Acts Matter or on twitter @randomactsSTC

For more information check their website: Please contact the Random Acts of kindness Week chairpersons Erica Candela or Jen Rothenberg if you have questions.

Middle School Transfer Requests

Families who wish to submit Middle School Transfer requests may do so beginning February 3rd. The request form will be available on the District 303 website through February 28th. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want transferred. Requests are granted based on space available so 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.

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 and will remain so through February 14, 2020. To take the survey, please visit and select the appropriate survey.

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide Thompson Middle School with your input!

Thompson Yearbook

Every year, Thompson students publish 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 your Thompson 19-20 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 April 1, 2019. Contact Kim Walters ( or 331-228-6410) if you have any questions or need financial assistance. Or stop in the main office during conferences!

D303 Parent University Offerings for 2019-2020

Join us for Parent University programs aimed at engaging local experts, parents and school staff in conversations about ways in which we can collectively strengthen our communities. Programs are free and open to the public.

Parent University Book Study

District 303 Parent University presents our second annual book study when we read "The Whole Brain Child" by Dr. Dan Siegel.

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling book Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. Conversations will be based upon the book as well as supplemental workbook activities.

Study sessions will be offered during both morning and evening times at the following locations:

Baker Community Center (101 S. 2nd Street, St. Charles)

Fox Ridge in the LRC (1905 Tyler Road, St. Charles)

Join us for the book study sessions on the following dates:

February 13, 2020

9:15-10:30 a.m. at Baker Community Center

6:30-7:45 p.m. at Fox Ridge in the LRC

February 27, 2020

9:15-10:30 a.m. at Baker Community Center

6:30-7:45 p.m. at Fox Ridge in the LRC

March 12, 2020

9:15-10:30 a.m. at Baker Community Center

6:30-7:45 p.m. at Fox Ridge in the LRC

Crossing Guard Opening

Calling any Thompson Parents/Guardians! If you have an interest in expanding your daily experiences, we are in need of three additional crossing guards. Each position would support morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. The hours are 7:40 to 8:30 am and 3:15 to 4:00 pm at $35/day. This position is posted on the district website. If you have questions about the position, please contact the main office at (331) 228-3100.
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Wredling Middle School PTO is happy to host its 6th annual Fox Valley Summer Activities Fair!

Day and Overnight Camps, Sports Programs, Music Programs, Summer Learning Opportunities, Volunteering Options, Tutors, Coaches and SO MUCH MORE will be in attendance to offer options for kids to have fun and keep busy this summer! Some special giveaways, discount opportunities, and fun raffle prizes are only available to those who attend the event!

Monday, February 3, 2020

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Wredling Middle School

(held in the Main Gym and Cafeteria)

1200 Dunham Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174

Jimmy John's will be available for purchase at the activities fair, and don't miss performances that will entertain attendees at 6pm and 7pm!

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Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above!

Dates to Remember

  • Sunday, February 9 - 15 - Random Acts of Kindness Week

  • Monday, February 10 - 14 - HOPE Week
  • Thursday, February 13 - PTO Meeting from 10:00 - 11:00 am

  • Monday, February 17 - Presidents’ Day Holiday
  • Friday, February 28 - No school for students - Teacher Institute Day

  • Friday, February 28 - Middle School Transfer requests are due

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Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Sarah Cann - Assistant Principal

Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal

Dr. Alicia Honnert - Assistant Principal

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