Thompson Friday Forecast
April 21, 2023
From the Thompson Administration Team
Hello Thunder Families!
Can you believe we are nearly half way through the 4th quarter of school? The 4th Quarter mantra for our Thunder students will be “Finish Strong!” As we enter into the final 5 weeks of school, it is important for all of us to do our very best to see the year through to a productive, enjoyable finish. For three plus quarters, your children have worked hard to build their knowledge base and to show what they know. Our hope is that each of our students will give their best effort through to the very end of the year. The final quarter of the school year is an opportunity for students to really shine and put three quarters of learning into a solid spring push.
Additionally, this is a great time in the quarter for parents and students to review coursework and grades to determine successes and challenges. If your child is in need of support, it is important to communicate with your child’s teacher. They will be able to provide you insights on your child’s classroom experience and learning, and they can look to provide support for your middle schooler as they conclude this school year.
A quote that resonates for me is, "Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us." — Susan L. Taylor. As parents and teachers, we all need to encourage our young adults to do their very best and believe in themselves.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thompson Book Fair
We are pleased to announce the Anderson Book Fair is coming to Thompson Middle School! Our Anderson Book Fair will have a wonderful selection of engaging books for every reading level.
Please consider signing up as a volunteer to help our fair run smoothly.
TMS Improv Club Performance
The Improv Club performance will be on Friday, May 12 at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Improv Club members who are performing need to sign up on the google doc in the Schoology class.
From the PTO...Staff Appreciation Donations - May 1 - 5
Please join us in letting the Thompson staff know how much they are appreciated! The PTO will be providing snacks, breakfast, and a few fun lunches for the week of May 1-5. We will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo on that Friday!
We do hope parents can pitch in and donate to help with a few of the special surprises for Staff Appreciation week!
Please sign-up for donations (gift cards, food, essentials) or your time! Both will be valuable to making this week very successful!
2023-2024 Thompson PTO Board Officers' Election
The purpose of the Thompson Middle School Parent Teacher Organization is to facilitate communication between Thompson teachers, administrators/staff, parents and guardians; to support the efforts of Thompson teachers in providing quality learning experiences and resources for students; to endorse activities that generate school spirit and school pride; and, to recognize the academic accomplishments of Thompson students.
Parents and guardians whose student(s) are attending this school and the faculty and staff of Thompson Middle School are all members of the PTO.
The PTO is comprised of 4 elected Board positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), dozens of non-elected committee chairs, and numerous volunteers. At this time, we are electing Board officers for the 2023-2024 school year.
Please cast your vote below for the Thompson PTO Board officers for the 2023-2024 school year. Any parent or staff that does not vote will be considered to have an abstained ballot.
Ballots must be submitted before May 1, 2023 at midnight.
Thank you for your support,
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!
Thompson 8th Grade: Let’s Glow Crazy!
On Friday, May 19th, the 8th grade class of 2023 will be invited to celebrate together from: 7 - 9pm at Thompson Middle School. We have already begun planning and hope you will sign up to help with donating time, food/drinks, or decorations (links below). Tickets for $10 will be available for purchase on PushCoin. Any questions contact Heather Trask email@example.com.
On Friday, May 26th in the morning, we will hold an 8th-grade recognition ceremony in the main gymnasium where students will celebrate their 8th grade class.
Picnic Lunch/Yearbook Signing/Outdoor Games
On Friday, May 26th students will have the option to order a BBQ lunch from our food vendor, OrganicLife. The PTO will provide desserts in conjunction with yearbook signing and outdoor games. Sign-up to help here.
Donations for the TMS Health Office
Thank you in advance!
Every year, the Yearbook Club publishes a Thompson yearbook. Students who decide to purchase a yearbook are given this keepsake at the end of the school year. Buying a yearbook is optional and not all students choose to own one. The price of the yearbook is $25.
Have you ordered a Thompson 22-23 Yearbook? You can check your PushCoin account to see if you have purchased one by going to 'transactions' and then adjusting the start date back to July 1, 2022. Also, we have a list of all students who will be receiving a yearbook posted on the wall by the cafeteria. Contact Kim Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org or 331-228-6410) if you have any questions or need financial assistance.
A reminder from the school nurse…
State legislation requires that all Illinois children in sixth grade will 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 also available online at www.d303.org under Departments, then Health Services, then “Health Documents and Forms”. Each 6th grade student must present proof of a dental examination by a dentist prior to May 15, 2023. The exam must be dated within 18 months prior to May 15, 2023. 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 the TMS nurses:
Diane Isbrandt RN, Certified School Nurse
Amy Kashuba, RN
Megan Maple, RN
Laura Welker RN
Thompson Middle School
Thompson Summer Athletic Camps
Thompson will be holding sports camps this summer for all grade levels. Volleyball camps for 8th graders will begin on June 5th. Girls and boys basketball camps begin on July 10th. Volleyball (5th-6th grade and 7th grade), cross country, and cheer camps are running the week of July 31st. Football camp is the week of August 7th from 3:45 - 5:45 pm. Sign up using PushCoin. Join us for these fun activities and make new friends!
St. Charles East Ultimate Frisbee Summer Camp
Interested in joining ultimate frisbee's summer camp, the Ulti Summer Chill, hosted at East High School? The cost is $65 on PushCoin. All genders and skill levels are welcome. Everyone will receive an athletic shirt and disc. It will be on Wednesday nights: June 14, 21, 28, July 5,12, & 19.
St. Charles North Summer Camps
The SCN Athletic Department is excited to offer a wide variety of summer camps to the community. Information and programming can be found in their 2023 SCN Summer Camp Brochure. Please contact their Athletic Office at 331-228-6258 with questions.
Dates to Remember
- Wednesday, April 26 - MS Early Release Day - Students are dismissed at 2:52 pm
- Tuesday, May 2 - Spring i-Ready Math Diagnostic - 8:40 - 10:40 am
- Wednesday, May 3 - PTO Meeting (virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
- Thursday, May 4 - Spring i-Ready Reading Diagnostic - 8:40 - 10:40 am
- Wednesday, May 24 - 5th Grade Open House - 6:00 - 7:00 pm
- Friday, May 26 - Last Day of School
Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Michelle Dague - Interim Principal
Ms. Lindsay Mortensen - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator
Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator
Location: 705 West Main Street
Phone: (331) 228-3100