Team Thomson News & Notes

Week of: November 24, 2019 #ThomsonRocks

Important Information for You!


This past week as our staff came together to help one of our own, I was reminded again the power of coming together as one. Whether it was a material or monetary donation, or a positive thought/prayer each of you gave a little of yourself to help Justina during a very difficult time. She was extremely grateful! Additionally, I was again reminded of how grateful I am to work with such an amazing group of people who will step in and up to help others in whatever way they can!

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, may we all take an extra moment to remember and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for. Also, may that spirit of helping out another carry with us. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your long weekend!

Cool to Care Campaign

As the items have began moving from classrooms to the sorting area, it is awesome to see the number of items coming in. It makes me happy to think about the number of families that will be helped by the generosity of our students and staff. With this week being the half-way point, please send me the number of items your classroom has collected. Thank you for all you do to promote this worth cause.

Holiday Parties

As you begin to prepare/plan for your holiday parties, please be sure to let the office know your date and time. Also, please let us know what your plans are for parent involvement. Once we hear back from everyone, we will create a master list for everyone.

Santa's Secret Shop

As they did last year, our PTO will be doing a Santa's Secret Shop December 9th, 10th, and 11th. Just like last year, on December 11th any student who did not bring in money will be allowed to 'shop' with monies provided by the PTO and the company we work with to provide Santa's Secret Shop. Please let me know what questions you have.

Quotes Worth Reading

"Be Kind; Be Thoughtful; Be Genuine,

But most of all



Do ONE Thing and Make a Big Difference!

All month I have asked you to focus on the things that you are grateful for. As we head into Thanksgiving, I hope that this will remain the focus. Many experts and researches have said that one of the fastest ways to improve happiness and reduce stress is to intentionally focus on what you are grateful for at least once everyday.

'Lucky One' for the Week: 3

Stop by the office for your sweet treat.

Celebrations & Announcements

Birthdays This Week: Just me this week...I'll be celebrating birthday number forty-four November 24th.

Thank yous...

To Michael Romanik for helping get everything ready for the Trading Post while Christine was out.

To our Leadership Team for your insights and problem solving...not to mention meeting early on Friday mornings.

To everyone who has helped with the sorting and boxing of the Cool to Care items.

I heard that there may be some 'Tricky Turkeys' out and about in the building this on the look out!

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, November 25th-Welcome Back Emily Williams!

  • Tuesday, November 26th-Data Day for the four person PLCs

  • Wednesday, November 27th-$5 Jean Day to support the United Way; Staff Meeting, 7:35 a.m. (Agenda: Mr. Lobban-School Improvement; ALICE debrief (if time))

  • Thursday, November 28th-No School-HAPPY THANKSGIVING

  • Friday, November 29th-No School-Happy Black Friday Shopping

  • Week of December 1-PLC Week

  • Monday, December 2nd-Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the AMR at DHS

  • Tuesday, December 3-PTO Wojos Delivery-Lunches will be eaten in the classrooms; District Improvement Meeting, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

  • Wednesday, December 4th-Friday, December 6th-Natalie away at the MEMSPA Conference

  • Thursday, December 5th-Kindergarten Curriculum Day

  • Friday, December 6th-Trading Post

  • Monday, December 9th-Santa's Secret Shop

  • Tuesday, December 10th-Santa's Secret Shop; Article Study 4:15-6:15 p.m.

  • Wednesday, December 11th-Staff Meeting 7:35-8:15 a.m. (Agenda: KRA Review; ALICE Debrief); Santa's Secret Shop; Early Release @1:28 p.m./PD from 1:45-4:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, December 12th-General Admin Meeting (Natalie); Handsome Harry Visits

  • Friday, December 13th-Handsome Harry Visits

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