Thompson Crossing News

August 3, 2017

Growing Minds...Growing Leaders!

What a fantastic start we’ve had here at Thompson Crossing! Thank you for all you have done to help us accomplish this! We have lots of information to share, and as always, we encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have.

NEW TO OUR NEST

We are very excited to introduce our newest faculty members:


Erica Oliver- First Grade Teacher

Kelli Snow- Resource Teacher

Debbie Sandberg- Media Clerk

Danielle York- Counselor

Teresa Rogers- CIP Teacher


Leaving our nest this year, the wonderful Mrs. Gloria Janes! We wish her a very happy retirement and we thank her for almost 25 years dedicated to Franklin Township Schools! You will be missed, Mrs. Janes!

REMINDERS



-Please be sure your student knows if they need to purchase breakfast. If your child is a car rider that needs breakfast, please try to be in the car line at 8:40am.

-Please be sure to label any personal items and supplies...this includes backpacks, lunchboxes, jackets, etc.


Student Pictures and Picture Make-up Day

Our Fall picture day is scheduled for August 11th and our make-up day is scheduled for September 30th. Students will come home with order forms on Monday, August 8. You can order online anytime at mylifetouch.com using the picture day ID HM786026Y0.


Absences During the School Year

Students should be fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication (i.e. Tylenol) for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has an illness associated with vomiting and/or diarrhea, they should not return to school until 24 hours after the last episode. This helps prevent further spread of viruses and bacteria, and to promote a healthier environment for all. Our goal at Thompson Crossing is to keep kids healthy and in school. It is important for all students to adhere to our illness guidelines in order to reach this goal.

Attendance is extremely important. If your child is not in our classrooms, they cannot learn and be exposed to the same content as their teacher presents. However, everyone becomes ill at various times and we understand! If your child is going to be absent, please call our attendance line at( 317) 860-4678 by 9:15 AM. Our data clerk will check the line daily by 9:30 AM to record absences. Follow the steps below:

1. Date of phone call

2. Name of parents/ guardians

3. Name of student

4. Reason for absence

5. Number of days for the absence

If you need to leave a personal message for your child’s teacher and/or request homework, please call the teacher’s voice mail number.


Student Drop-off/Pick-up

For the safety of our students, it is important that all persons picking up or dropping off students use the proper procedures. Students may not be dropped off before 8:40 a.m. With security procedures, the front door will not be unlocked until 8:40 a.m. and students should not be allowed out of an automobile until that time. We also understand that the drop off line gets long in the morning, but please be patient and take the time necessary to make it safe for all our students, parents, and staff. When dropping off students before and after school, please use the main entrance area only. Make sure that you follow the drive through and drop off lanes. Also, make sure that students get out on the curb or left-side of the car. There is no passing in the drop off lane. Your patience is always appreciated!


Appointments/Early Dismissals

On the day of your student's appointment, it is very important that you have your student bring a note to their teacher or the office before school begins for the day. The note should state time and reason they are leaving. **Prior notification completely eliminates a classroom disruption and helps to assure that your student will be waiting in the office and ready to go when you come to sign them out. We understand that last minute things come up, but we do ask that you keep walk-up requests or last minute phone calls to a minimum. If you need to pick up your student and didn’t send in a note, please call our attendance line and leave a message with the student's name, and time of pick up. When picking up your child for appointments, please go directly to the Main Office to sign them out. When a student returns from a mid-day appointment, the parent should sign the student back in at the Main Office and turn in his/her doctor's note if they have one.


Social Media

Don't forget to like Thompson Crossing Elementary School on Facebook! Our official page profile picture is an eagle holding a lightning bolt. Information, highlights, and fun photos are shared almost daily! It's a fun way to share our day with the families of Thompson Crossing!

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

My name is Danielle York, I am the new School Counselor here at Thompson Crossing! I am so excited to join this community of awesome students, parents, and educators! I am originally from Indiana, but have been working as a School Counselor in South Carolina for the past four years. We decided to move home to be closer to our family and friends again. J I am also trained as an ABA Therapist and have experience working in school based and home based Autism programs.

As a School Counselor, I provide monthly classroom guidance lessons on character traits, individual counseling, and small group counseling. Some examples of things I can meet with your child include, but are not limited to: social skills, anger management, coping strategies, anxiety, bullying, stress, behavior issues, self-esteem, grief, friendship, organization, etc.

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your child, please feel free to contact me at 860-4600 or danielle.york@ftcsc.k12.in.us

Sincerely,

Danielle York

Professional School Counselor





More Exciting Information Below...

Click the link to shop our online spirit wear store!

Below are a few ways to give back to our school...

Box tops are always accepted!
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Kroger Community Rewards Program

  • Register your card with your Thompson Crossing after you sign up.
  • If you don't have a card, visit the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click on Sign IN/Register
  • You will get an email to confirm your information
  • Enter the NPO number for TC...45454 and select the organization from the list to confirm
  • Remember purchases will not count for TC until your card is registered for the community rewards.
  • Thank you in advance for earning rewards for our school


New families to TC, did you know you can use your already existing Kroger rewards card to earn community reward points for Thompson Crossing? If you are coming to us from another school, please consider switching your community rewards toward Thompson Crossing. It is simple to sign up for this wonderful programs see below.