Thompson Friday Forecast
April 14, 2023
From the Thompson Administration Team
This week we wrapped up IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) all building assessments. Make-up assessments will continue next week. Thank you to students and parents for helping to make this such a smooth process this year! A huge thank you to the Service Learning classes who put together the snack packs for all of the students. Students will be taking their Spring i-Ready diagnostics on Tuesday, May 2nd and Thursday, May 4th in the morning. Our bell schedule will be modified on both of these days. Please call the main office if you have any questions at 331-228-3100.
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. Before and after school, students are busy with music rehearsals, athletics, and club opportunities. It’s never too late for students to try a new activity! Additionally, students had the opportunity to participate in our Spring Safety Day yesterday. It was a huge success!
Enjoy your weekend!
Donations for the TMS Health Office
Thank you in advance!
Thompson Students Shine
Please join us in congratulating our amazing student writers! The following Thompson students received honorable mention recognition by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for their outstanding creative writing.
- Christina Gambla - 7th Grade Poetry
- Olivia Taormina - 7th Grade Poetry
- Jillian Hammer - 8th Grade Fiction
- Lauren Ulysse - 8th Grade Fiction
- Hannah Lutz - 8th Grade Poetry
- Brady Habas - 8th Grade Poetry
- Shawn Puri - 8th Grade Poetry
- Jax Hornstrom - 8th Grade Non-Fiction
Builders Club - Making a Difference!
This week, members of Builders Club made 55 Thank you/Care Packages for our local police department to thank them for all they do in the community. Great job Builders Club students!
It's not too late to join Builders Club! Click here for all of our club information.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Volunteer with the Thompson Builders Club!
Builders Club is a club focused on community service. They need 34 volunteers to serve at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Thursday, April 27th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. They need at least ten students each with a parent, guardian, or older sibling, to volunteer. You do not need to be a member of Builders Club to volunteer. This is a great opportunity for parents and students to spend time with one another while at the same time serving the community.
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 (email@example.com 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 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