Thompson Friday Forecast
October 28, 2022
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
The Addams Family...
This past weekend, the Thompson fall musical took place. What a great event! More than 50 students played an integral part in putting on “The Addams Family!” Our students did a phenomenal job as they delivered a top notch performance. As the principal, I have the opportunity to see our students participate in a myriad of opportunities. Through my lens, it is always great to see them shine while engaged in many different experiences. It’s equally satisfying to observe their prideful parents/guardians as they watch them perform. Thanks to all in the Thompson Community who supported this bold undertaking and specific kudos go out to Mrs. Rybski and her team for putting on a fabulous show!
Earlier this week our students attended a social media/internet safety presentation put on by the Kane County Judicial Department. Specifically, Chief Judge Hull and Circuit Judge Clancy Boles (both St. Charles D303 graduates) facilitated a powerful presentation and discussion about the possible impact and possible results of student behaviors relative to social media. Students were engaged and attentive to this important presentation. If you would like more information on this presentation please see this link: The Worries of the World Wide Web.
Enjoy your “pre-Halloween” weekend; I certainly anticipate a fun, spooky Halloween Monday at Thompson next week!
Virtual PTO Meeting - November 2nd
Veterans Day Celebration
This year we will be celebrating Veterans Day on Friday, November 11th. Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor American veterans of all wars. Many of us know or have known men and women in our families or friends who have served in the armed forces to defend our country. This year we would like to take time to honor these individuals by acknowledging their time served and to honor them at an assembly beginning at 9:00 am on that day.
If your child has someone in your family, or a friend of your family, who they would like to invite to attend our assembly and introduce to the Thompson community, please fill out the google form below by November 2nd. Veteran's families members are also welcome to attend the celebration. A light breakfast will be provided after the program for Veterans, family members, and students introducing their Veteran.
SCN Home Playoff Football Information
In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all of our spectators in attendance, please take a moment to review some important reminders regarding the game this Friday, October 28th vs. Maine West:
- Kick-off is at 7:30 pm.
- Gates will open at 6:15 pm.
- Tailgating is not permitted.
- No backpacks/drawstring bags, or outside food or beverages are allowed.
- All students under high school age must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
- No re-entry into the stadium is allowed.
- Use of profanity, taunting, including racial remarks of any kind, throwing objects, and possessing objects that block the view of other spectators are PROHIBITED.
Tickets will be sold at the gate as well as online for $6.00. All tickets are general admission. Due to the IHSA ticket guidelines, no passes will be accepted. Online tickets can be purchased through the GoFan link.
All D303 students must purchase a ticket for this and all IHSA playoff events. Please contact our athletic office at 331-228-6258 with any questions related to this game or any of the IHSA playoff events.
The Thompson PTO Spirit Wear store is back open! New items are available. Order by November 15th; delivery before Winter Break.
Donations for Big Hearts of Fox Valley
Please encourage your student to bring in a NEW unwrapped toy or board game during this week to school to show your support for D303 kids in need. Each District school will be collecting these items for the annual Big Hearts Toy Drive. We also encourage you to wear RED next Friday, October 14th to help raise awareness for Big Hearts of Fox Valley.
Big Hearts of Fox Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization making a difference in our own community by brightening the lives of D303 children affected by financial hardship at Christmas time and throughout the school year.
To learn more about Big Hearts of Fox Valley and to make a much needed donation visit their website at bigheartsfv.org. Thank you for helping to make the holiday season brighter, winters warmer and every day easier for kids in need in D303.
TMS Art Mural Design Contest!
All TMS students are invited to submit an entry to our wall mural design contest.
*Designs will be voted on by the school!
**The mural will be painted in the stairwell by the Explore Hallway by Art Club.
Here are the details:
Draw your design on an 8x11 piece of paper.
Submit your entry to the LRC by Monday, October 31st.
Your design should represent COMMUNITY at Thompson Middle School. Please include either:
- A/ WORDS- be here, be you, belong, and/or
- B/ Represent concepts of school community (be you, belong)
**Hints: Think big, bright, bold colors, patterns, school clubs, sports, diversity, kindness, the Thunder Way, etc.
This newsletter is designed to share information on literacy-based special events and programs in our area as well as promote a joy for reading and technology in the homes of D303 families.
Check out the Daily Announcements and join in the fun activities happening at TMS.
TMS After School Tutoring Program
'North Stars Helping Thunder' is an after school tutoring program where St. Charles North High School Honors students help our Thunder students with their homework. This program started last week and runs from 3:45 - 4:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday in the LRC. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Romano (Sarah.email@example.com) or Diane Pollilo (Louise.firstname.lastname@example.org), Thompson Staff Facilitators. Please consider encouraging your child to take advantage of these resources!
After School Activity Bus
D303's commitment to educating students extends to our families. Parent University is our way of empowering parents and guardians to support their children’s academic, social and emotional needs through a series of information sessions.
Parent University - First Phone
First Phone: A Pre-Tween’s Guide to Digital Responsibility, Safety and Etiquette
Presented by Dr. Catherine Pearlman
First Phone is a fun and informative illustrated kids’ guide to safely and productively navigating the digital landscape. Author Dr. Catherine Pearlman joins Parent University in a conversation on digital etiquette for children ages 8-12.
November 16, 2022 - Virtual
Those who register can receive free copies of the book at St. Charles Public Library or by requesting a copy be sent home with their child. Recording will be available after the presentation
Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above! Facebook: @ThompsonMiddleSchoolPTO
Dates to Remember
- Wednesday, November 2 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
- Monday, November 7 - School Improvement Day - No School for Students
- Tuesday, November 8 - Election Day Holiday
- Monday, November 21 - Wednesday, November 23 - Non Attendance Days
- Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Break
- Wednesday, November 30 - Early Release Day - Students are dismissed at 2:52 pm
- Wednesday, November 30 - Math i-Ready Diagnostic - 8:40 - 10:40 am
- Thursday, December 1 - Reading i-Ready Diagnostic - 8:40 - 10:40 am
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