Thompson Friday Forecast
May 6, 2022
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
National School Nurse Day
This coming Wednesday we will be celebrating National School Nurse Day. I would like to thank our wonderful Health Office staff, Mrs. Isbrandt, Mrs. Esposito, and Mrs. Kashuba, for their tireless dedication to all of us! For the past several years their job has grown in scope with assisting students, families, and staff with COVID guidelines. We are certainly in good hands with these extremely skilled and caring staff members!
Staff Appreciation Week
Thank you to the PTO and our Thompson families for spoiling us this week! The lunches, breakfast, candy bar, and gift cards were a wonderful treat. This has been a week of feeling
cared for, valued, and appreciated. Thank you from all of us!
Looks like we have summer weather coming our way next week!
Have a great weekend~
Notes from the Nurse…
Please do not forget to pick up all medications by the last day of school! Those medicines not picked up by an adult by May 25th, will need to be disposed of. The only medications that can be given to a student to transport home are those that are allowed to be self carried (Epi Pens, Pancreatic Enzymes or inhalers). If there is a self carry form on file for one of those medications, please remind your student to stop in and pick up medication before leaving on the last day. All medication orders must be renewed each school year. Forms are available on the district web site under “Parents”, then “forms” or by contacting the health office.
Appointments for the required 6th grade and 9th grade physicals tend to fill up quickly and should be scheduled now! Please submit the completed physicals and/or immunizations to the respective schools as they are done. They are required to be submitted for review prior to the first day of school (August 10th).
The health office is closed during the summer months. I will return for limited hours beginning in early August. Please contact me if there are new medical concerns for your child or if your child will need a health plan at school.
Have a safe and healthy summer!
Diane Isbrandt RN, M.Ed.
Professional Educator License-School Nurse
Online Registration for Next Year
Returning Student Registration for 2022-2023 is once again an online format. All acknowledgments and authorizations are contained in a single electronic, online registration form. Please complete this by June 1st!
The form is located in the Parents/Community menu of the District website and on Thompson’s website under Parents/Registration Materials. Parents can sign into the Returning Student Online Registration form using their Home Access Center (HAC) credentials, select individual students, and complete their registration. There is no direct link through HAC.
Registration fees for all students will not be billed in PushCoin until July 5, 2022. A 2022-2023 district fee waiver application will be available on the District 303 website in July, accessible from the Parent/Community menu, for families who may qualify for a fee waiver and are not directly certified by the state.
Please contact the main office if you have any questions at (331) 228-3100!
Future Stars Nite
St. Charles North Football Invites all 8th graders to Future Stars Kickoff Nite May 11th at 7:00 pm at St. Charles North High School. This is an all-program football event designed to honor any potential incoming freshmen interested in playing football with a ceremony on the 50-yard line. No experience is needed and no equipment is necessary. Additional important summer information will be handed out.
2022 Spring Panorama SEL Survey
Spring Panorama Survey results will be mailed home over the coming weeks. Students in grades 3-12 completed the SEL survey to assess their strengths related to their social and emotional skills. The use of this tool allows us to refine and strengthen our efforts to help all students achieve success by taking positive and preventative measures as early as possible. This also provides us with the opportunity to assist students who may need additional support with social and emotional skills.
The Panorama SEL Survey provides individual students information in the following areas:
● Emotional regulation
● Social Awareness
● Self Efficacy
Additional information can be found at: https://district.d303.org/departments/assessment.
Strategies to support your child in these social and emotional skill areas can be found at: https://district.d303.org/academics/social-emotional-learning.
Thank you for your support and assistance in ensuring each of our students has the opportunity to achieve academic and social-emotional success.
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 email@example.com or Kim Nudera at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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!
Summer Athletic Camps
D303 offers a variety of summer school, athletic and music camp opportunities at our schools. Check back for additional offerings.
Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above! Facebook: @ThompsonMiddleSchoolPTO
Dates to Remember
Friday, May 20 - 8th Grade Party - 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Thompson
Wednesday, May 25 - Last Day of School
- Tuesday, August 2 - Material Pickup Days 2:00 - 7:00 pm
- Wednesday, August 3 - Material Pickup Days 2:00 - 7:00 pm
- Friday, August 5 - 6th Grade Orientation - AM
- Wednesday, August 10 - First Day of School
- Thursday, August 11 - Picture Day - Student pictures taken during the school day
- Tuesday, August 30 - Curriculum Night - 7th and 8th grade parents/guardians
- Wednesday, August 31 - Curriculum Night - 6th grade parents/guardians
- Friday, September 2 - Institute Day - No school for students
- Monday, September 5 - Labor Day - Schools are closed
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