Thompson Friday Forecast

May 3, 2019

From the Principal...Steve Morrill


May 8th is National School Nurse Day! At Thompson, we have a wonderfully talented health office team that takes care of approximately 1440 students and 200 staff members each day across two buildings and three mobiles. Mrs. Isbrandt, Mrs. Vogl, and Mrs. Wisdom are absolutely outstanding at what they do. The nature of their job requires them to be prepared for anything, understanding with their patients, and precise with medical tasks. When student health is the topic, the level of concern elevates in all of us, especially parents. Our health office team manages these situations with grace and perceived ease. Most importantly, these ladies take care of all of us with compassion and expertise, and they make it look easy. A warm thank you goes out to each of them!


Both St. Charles middle schools will continue to field 7th and 8th grade tackle football teams next Fall. Some area middle schools have moved to flag football programs in the schools with tackle football being continued through clubs.


Besides your child’s classroom teachers and teaching assistants, Thompson is pleased to be able to provide many additional resources for our students. Counselors, Social Workers, Student Assistant Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, Speech/Language Pathologists, and Administrators are all available to encourage your student’s academic learning and provide social/emotional support during these middle school years. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of these professionals for guidance if needed.

Enjoy your weekend!


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Summer Chess Camp

As you know, summer is just around the corner and we are ready to offer a Chess Camp for students interested in learning and playing chess. Thompson Middle School has a very vibrant and active Chess Club that plays in tournaments throughout the year. Chess summer camp will be a week filled with instruction, playing games, and a tournament. The philosophy is the same as other camps at Thompson—have fun, improve skills, and learn good sportsmanship.

When: June 24-28 from 9:00 - 10:30 am

Where: Thompson Middle School, 7/8 Center LRC

Cost: $70 per child. The cost of the camp will include a T-shirt

Online Check, Credit Card, and Debit Card payments now being accepted. Please visit and click on the PushCoin Web Store


The PTO is looking to update our bylaws. Please click on the link below to our PTO page and let us know if there are any questions or concerns. Voting on the bylaws will take place at our next meeting May 9th at 9:00 - 10:00 am at the 7/8 LRC. All are welcome!

TMS PTO bylaws


The spring musical "Mary Poppins" will be presented in the 7/8 center gym tonight, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th from 7:30 - 8:45 pm. Tickets are $4 for students, $5 for adults and teachers are free. Please come and enjoy our students' hard work and talents!

School Tool Box

Our PTO has teamed up with School Tool Box to give you the option of purchasing prepackaged school supplies for next year. Place your order online and it will be delivered directly to your home address. You will have the option to customize your order by adding or removing items. Be sure to place your order early to allow plenty of time for your supplies to arrive before school starts. With every box sold, School Tool Box will provide a meal to a child in need. Questions?? Please email Lori Sheehy.

Please use this link to place your order.

St. Charles North High School Football

Survey about D303 Parent University Series

Please take a few moments to complete a short survey that will assist D303 in creating meaningful programming during our 2019-20 Parent University series. We appreciate your assistance in planning sessions that meet the needs of you and your family. Thank you!

Sign up for Summer Camps!

D303 offers a variety of summer school, athletic and music camp opportunities at our schools.

Visit our Summer School & Camps page to view brochures that provide detailed information on the various offerings and grade levels served for each offering at each school. Summer camp brochures are also linked to this Friday Forecast. Registration can be completed by visiting PushCoin or returning the forms to the main offices.


Join us for Fiction on the Fox, a special evening celebrating creative writers in grades 6-12 on May 17th at the Baker Community Center in St. Charles from 5:00 – 7:45 pm. Our creative writing club, Thompson Types, sponsors the event; it is truly a student led and organized event that showcases students at their best!

Fox Valley Girls Coding Club (FVGCC) Mini Hack-a-thon

This year's Fox Valley Girls Coding Club (FVGCC) Mini Hack-a-thon will take place on Monday, June 10, 2019. This hack-a-thon will give girls an opportunity to create a project with both a software and hardware component, utilizing Python, Codesters, and Makey Makey. The middle school girls will be mentored by high school girls who are part of FVGCC. The event will take place at the Fox.Build Makerspace in St. Charles. A flyer is attached to this Friday Forecast.

A reminder from the school nurse…

State legislation requires that all Illinois children in sixth grade 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 available online at under Departments, then Health Services, then “Health Documents and Forms”. Each child must present proof of a dental examination by a dentist prior to May 15, 2019. The exam must be dated within 18 months prior to May 15, 2019. 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.

The deadline is quickly approaching! Please submit this if you have not already done so.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Diane Isbrandt RN, PEL-CSN

Thompson Middle School


331-228-3401 (fax)

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Dates to Remember

  • Friday, May 3 - Spring Musical - 7:30 - 8:45 pm, 7/8 Gym
  • Saturday, May 4 - Spring Musical - 7:30 - 8: 45 pm, 7/8 Gym
  • Thursday, May 9 - PTO Meeting - 9:00 - 10:00 am, 7/8 Center LRC
  • Friday, May 17 - Fiction on the Fox - 5:00 - 7:45 pm, Baker Community Center
  • Friday, May 24 - Last day to take advantage of 19-20 Early Bird Registration Fees
  • Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • Friday, June 7 - Last Day of School

Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Sarah Cann - Assistant Principal

Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal

Dr. Alicia Honnert - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Kristy McKnight - Assistant Principal