Thompson Friday Forecast
February 24, 2023
From the Thompson Administration Team
Happy Friday Thunder Families!
Do you often find that your middle schooler can provide short very succinct responses when they talk about their school day! When you ask how their school day was, you may get responses like, “Fine”, “OK”... But those answers don’t always provide us with what we are seeking to understand.
Recently, I was shared an article titled, 30 Questions To Ask Your Kid Beyond 'How Was Your Day?' It has some really good suggestions and conversation starters that can help foster meaningful discussions around topics such as the following:
- What challenges did you face today?
- What made you laugh today?
- When did you feel most proud of yourself today?
- What new fact did you learn today?
Finding time to have these deeper conversations is a wonderful way to get a pulse on how your child is doing in middle school, along with keeping clear and open lines of communication. Additionally, as we are nearing the final three weeks of 3rd quarter, this is a great opportunity to also ask how your middle schooler feels they are doing this quarter and where they may need some support so that they can finish with a feeling of doing their best.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
2023-2024 Thompson PTO Board Openings
The Thompson PTO is taking Board nominations! The PTO is comprised of elected board positions, dozens of non-elected committee chairs, and numerous volunteers. Our Board positions are open to parents, guardians, and staff as well. If you are interested in running for a Thompson PTO Board Position for the 2023-2024 school year or know someone who would be a good fit, please complete the form below.
Members of the current Board will reach out to anyone who is nominated to share what it is like to be a Board member and to answer questions.
For more information about the open positions, please contact Michelle Dague, Interim Principal, or any of our current PTO Officers: Shannon Puri (President), Laura Bouton (Vice President), Lani Hamilton (Treasurer), and Michelle Johnson (Secretary). You may also visit our PTO website at https://thompsonpto.com.
You’re invited to provide feedback on the important elements about Thompson Middle School to help guide improvements. (Está invitado a dar su opinión sobre los elementos importantes acerca de la escuela Thompson para ayudar a guiar las mejoras.)
PTO Meeting - Wednesday, March 1st
After School Dismissal - Oak and 9th Street
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.
Spring Track and Field
An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, March 2nd at 8:20 am in the main gym for 7th and 8th students interested in participating on the Track and Field team. This year’s track and field schedule is posted on the Thompson website. Athletes must have a current sports physical and an agreement to participate in interscholastic athletics on file in the main office in order to practice/participate with the team. We are looking forward to a great season!
Speed Stars Strength Sport Performance Camps
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 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!
The LRC Community 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.
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.
Join us at next Parent University, Identifying and Supporting Students with Anxiety, on March 1st from 9:30 - 10:30 am and 6:30 - 7:30 pm. This will be presented by Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC with Riverview Counseling Services at the Haines Center in Community Room 140. Come learn more about anxiety and how to build your child’s emotional health.
Click here to register. We hope to see you there!
D303 Administration has worked with the BOE to establish a routine summary on the health of the District. This monthly chart provides an overview of nine important measurements in the categories of Academics, Operations, and Belonging.
Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above! Facebook: @ThompsonMiddleSchoolPTO
Dates to Remember
- Wednesday, March 1 - Parent University - Identifying and Supporting Students with Anxiety - 9:30 - 10:30 am and 6:30 - 7:30 pm
- Wednesday, March 1 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
- Friday, March 3 - Teacher Institute Day - No School for Students
- Friday, March 17 - End of the 3rd Quarter
- Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31 - Spring Break
- Monday, April 3 - School Resumes
- Wednesday, April 5 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
- Friday, April 7 - School Improvement Day - No School for Students
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