Thomson Staff Newsletter

June 13, 2016

Important News & Notes

To Say 'Thank You' Seems So Small

I want to again say thank you for all your dedication and hard work this year! While at times it may have seemed that the mountain was too high or that you were sliding uncontrollably down the other side, you gained your footing, did what needed to be done, and put kids first! I am so incredibly proud of this staff and humbled by it as well. It is without a doubt that our students have been given the very best start possible...and in the end, isn't that what counts? I wish you a very safe, relaxing, and fun summer. Cheers!

Also, please be sure to read a very special letter I received addressed to the 'Whole Gang at Thomson' from Mr. and Mrs. Kidd thanking each of you for being part of the village helping to raise their daughter. It will be posted on the whiteboard in the lounge.

Report Cards

Please remember that all grades and comments are to be entered by Wednesday, June 15th. Please remember, that like many of you, parents care more about the written comments then they do about the 'number' given for a particular objective/standard. I encourage each of you to reread your comments prior to finalizing your report cards. Once attendance is taken Friday, June 17th, Anna will begin printing the report cards. Two copies will be printed for each student. One for the CA-60 and one to be 'stuffed' and mailed home. Completed report cards are part of check out and will be check out will not take place without them.


All staff members must check out on their official last day for the year! All of you should have now received what you need to do in order to 'check-out'. If you have not or are unclear, please see Anna or myself and we will answer any questions you have.

Certified staff may check-out on June 17th, but remember you do not have to be checked-out until Monday, June 20th at noon. Once Anna is ready on June 17th an announcement will be made and check-out will take place until 4:30 p.m. Please do not bring your things down early or wait in the lounge for the announcement. Also, when you come to check out, please make sure you have everything on the checklist with you and that all CA-60's and other student related items are in alphabetical order.

Building Access after June 20th

A couple of teachers have asked if they can work in their rooms after June 20 to do some organization for the next school year especially given all the new math materials. The short answer is "Yes, you are absolutely welcome to do so." The building will only be open until 5 PM on June 20-23, however. Also, the office will not be accessible after June 20th at noon as secretaries will be preparing for our return in August and need to be free from interruption in order to complete their work in time for the office closing on June 24.

Providing the building cleaning is completed by August 1 when secretaries and I return, teachers will be welcome to come up to their rooms but the office will be off-limits until Wednesday, June 10th as secretaries prepare for students, take enrollment, and prepare for orientation, and the official return of staff on Monday, August 15. I will update staff on building access in my welcome back letter which will be mailed the first week of August.

Field Day

Thank you to Ryan and the entire staff for making this such a wonderful and memorable day for our students!

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, June 13th-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Tennis Courts, 6:00 p.m.; Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. AMR

Wednesday, June 15th-All Report Card Grades need to be in by Noon.

Thursday, June 16th-1/2 Day for Students; End of Year Luncheon 12:15 p.m. Hahn Gym

Friday, June 17th-1/2 Day for Students...Last Day! Report Cards will be printed at 9:15 a.m.; Teachers may check out if they are ready...more info to come.

Monday, June 20th-Last Official Day for Teachers! All teachers must be checked out by noon.

Quotes Worth Reading...

"And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling!"


Birthdays and Celebrations

Happy Birthday to all of our staff members celebrating birthdays over the summer!

Lori O'Brien, June 17th (in case you didn't know); Anna Wojo, June 21st; Laura Johnson, June 23rd; Crystal Holland, June 30th, Cheri Nill, July 2nd; Lisa LeMieux, July 23rd; Sarah Driskill, July 31st; Becky Richardson, August 8th; Ryan Welch, August 8th; Annette Niedzielski, August 13th;, Joy Walker, August 15th; Michael Romanik, August 17th!