Thompson Friday Forecast
April 22, 2022
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
Activities at Thompson….
This week we wrapped up IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) assessment make-ups. Thank you to students and parents for helping to make this such a smooth process this year! Students will be taking their Spring i-Ready diagnostics on Tuesday, May 3rd and Thursday, May 5th in the morning. Our bell schedule will be modified on both of these days. Please call the main office if you have any questions.
Spring is always a busy time of the year in our middle school. Teachers continue to provide engaging lessons designed to keep students focused on learning. After school, students are busy with music performances, track meets, and club opportunities.
Away from the classroom, Track is in full swing. I have had the opportunity to see several track meets and I am always amazed by the talents of our students. Despite the school year being in the final stretch, you would never know based on the day to day energy and activities here at Thompson.
Enjoy your spring weekend,
D303 Equity Audit
If you were not selected for the D303 Equity Audit, but are still interested in offering your insight and opinion, please visit this page and scroll down until you see the Parent Intake Form. We value your insight and hope that you participate!
The PTO Needs Your Help!!
Please join us in letting the Thompson staff know how much they are appreciated! The PTO will be providing a few fun lunches and events for the Staff Appreciation Week from May 2-6. We hope parents can pitch in and donate to help with a few of the special surprises for the staff. Thank you!
TMS Cheer Tryouts
Tryouts will start at 3:45pm and will end when your child is finished trying out. Students must have a current physical on file with the school in order to tryout. Students should wear athletic clothing/shoes and bring water.
8th Grade End of Year Events
We are excited to announce that we are currently working with our PTO to plan our 8th-grade end-of-year celebrations. We have three fun events planned!
Hooray for Hollywood, an 8th grade party!
The 8th Grade Social needs your help! This Hollywood themed event is on May, 20, from 7 - 9 pm at Thompson. We are looking for many set-up & tear-down decorations-helpers, food/dessert donations, chaperons, raffle donations, event sponsors, and more!
*If any TMS family has a KARAOKE MACHINE that connects to the internet for Youtube to lend out, we'd be very grateful! Any fun lighting for the dance floor is also desired. White holiday string lights are wonderful too!
Thanks to the wonderful businesses that have signed on to sponsor & donate for the raffle so far! A few of the most recent sponsors are:
- Three Crowns Design
- Blinka Optical
- Simple Skin by Jill
- All Things Art Studio
- Nudera Orthodontics
PLEASE CHECK THE SIGN-UP GENIUS & LET US KNOW HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Recognition CeremonyOn Wednesday, May 25th in the morning, we will hold an 8th-grade recognition ceremony (students only) in the main gymnasium where students will celebrate their 8th grade class.
On Wednesday, May 25th students will have the option to order a BBQ lunch from our food vendor, OrganicLife. The PTO will provide dessert in conjunction with yearbook signing.
The PTO is looking for a point person to help with the last day of school 8th grade picnic on May 25. We need a parent who can oversee a quick set-up of tables outside from about 11:00am -12:45pm and make sure a special dessert table is set-up. Picnic should end by 2:00pm. If you are interested, please contact: Michelle Dague at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Nudera at: email@example.com.
*Please, also check the sign-up genius for new added donation opportunities or to volunteer your time at the 8th grade social on May 20. Many more helpers are needed to pull off an awesome event that evening! Thanks again!
Children's Book Drive
Are you spring cleaning? Please consider donating your gently used children’s books (ages birth- sixth grade) to Bernie’s Book Bank. Thompson Middle School will be collecting new and gently used children’s books throughout the week of April 25th - April 29th. Drop off books in the bins outside the main office and/or the LRC. Thank you for giving the gift of reading to local children!
Summer Athletic Camps
D303 offers a variety of summer school, athletic and music camp opportunities at our schools. Check back for additional offerings.
Dates to Remember
- Wednesday, April 27 - Early Release Day
Tuesday, May 3 - i-Ready Spring Math Diagnostic - 8:40 - 10:40 am
Wednesday, May 4 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
- Thursday, May 5 - i-Ready Spring Reading Diagnostic - 8:40 - 10:40 am
Friday, May 20 - 8th Grade Party - 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Thompson
Wednesday, May 25 - Last Day of School
Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal
Ms. Lindsay Mortensen - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator
Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator