Thompson Friday Forecast
February 21, 2020
Upcoming Non-Attendance Day
Next Friday, February 28th is a non-attendance day for students due to a Teacher Institute Day. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 331-228-3100.
Thompson Plunge into Fitness
Plunge into Fitness is back again! Stop by the main gym, grab your fitness log, and earn a free admission to Raging Waves Waterpark any day in June. That’s a $35 value! Completed logs need to be returned to the P.E. Department by April 8th.
6th Grade W.E.B. Event
Attention all 6th graders! W.E.B. is holding an open gym and movie event after school on Friday, March 13th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm! Students can find the sign-up sheet on their tutorial Google Classroom. Thompson W.E.B. leaders are looking forward to this event. Sign up now!
Thunder Track and Field
All 7th and 8th graders who are interested in participating on the Track and Field team this year should plan to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 26th at 8:00 am in the Main Gym. This year’s track and field schedule is posted on the Thompson website. Check back for additional information as the season gears up.
Holiday Lights Recycling Program
Thank you to all who dropped off lights in our foyer during the 2019-2020 Holiday Lights Recycling Program. This year the community collected 3154 pounds of lights for recycling which is 488 more pounds than last year! Each year America in Bloom - St. Charles, IL (AIB) has increased the amount of lights collected, and kept from a landfill. Thank you for making a difference in our community!
Parent University - Wake Up Call
Wake Up Call is a three-part drug and alcohol prevention presentation. The first part of the presentation focuses on current trends such as vaping, marijuana, alcohol and prescription pills. Next, attendees are walked through a life-size teen bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. The bedroom identifies spots where drugs can be hidden, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use. Lastly, attendees will learn practical prevention strategies to prevent substance abuse and where to go for help if they are concerned.
Wake Up Call will be held in the Haines Building Gym from 6:30 - 8:30 pm on Thursday, March 19th. Click here to register.
Parents are also invited to attend the resource fair from 6:00 - 6:30 pm before the presentation. Representatives from local counseling centers, the Kane County Health Department, and Northwestern Medicine will provide information about the health risks of vaping, cessation programs, and counseling options.
7th Grade Career Day
We value the connection between education and the real world, therefore, we are looking for parent volunteers to come in and speak to our students on March 27th. Speakers will be asked to come to school from 8:30 - 11:00 am and will be giving 20 minute presentations to four different small groups of students.
Thank you for helping make this a meaningful experience for our students! Please send an email to email@example.com if you would like to volunteer to be a speaker or have any questions.
Mrs. Lorie Michaels
PTO Thunder Spiritwear
The PTO webstore to purchase Thunder spiritwear is now open until April 6th! Please click here to view the options provided by The Hairy Ant. Items will be delivered to Thompson by April 14th.
Looking Towards Next Year
As we approach spring, the Thompson staff has already begun planning for your child’s transition to the next grade level. A big part of this involves the scheduling process. It begins by taking a look at the anticipated school population for next year. Based on these numbers, core teams are built and adjusted to take into consideration student needs. Next, the development of Exploratory and Physical Education rotations takes place, followed then by developing specific class period offerings. This is a complex process involving many variables, which is why this process begins during the winter.
To that end...parents of current 6th and 7th grade students, while we do not accept specific team requests, we do want your input regarding your child’s educational needs. If your child has a specific learning style need, placement issues, or social/emotional concerns that you want to share, please let your grade level counselor know so that we can find the best possible fit for your child as a learner. Please send this information on or before March 20, 2020.
This year’s 6th and 7th grade counselors:
St. Charles Public Library Renovation
Beginning next month, the St. Charles Public Library will be closed temporarily for an estimated three to four weeks while they move to their temporary location at 305 S. 9th Street. They will be there for the duration of the renovation, which is expected to take 12-14 months.
Continue to check their website, social media and newsletter, Discover Your Library, for information and updates during their move and renovation.
Breakfast at Thompson
Our Thompson Thunder students have the opportunity to purchase breakfast when they arrive to school each day. OrganicLife offers breakfast beginning at 7:30 am. A breakfast ‘meal’ is $1.60. Click here for more information.
Middle School Transfer Requests
Families who wish to submit Middle School Transfer requests may do so beginning February 3rd. The request form will be available on the District 303 website through February 28th. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want transferred. Requests are granted based on space available so siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.
Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.
Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation. Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.
Every year, Thompson students publish 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 your Thompson 19-20 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 April 1, 2019. Contact Kim Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org or 331-228-6410) if you have any questions or need financial assistance. Or stop in the main office during conferences!
Crossing Guard Opening
Dates to Remember
- Friday, February 21 - End of the M4 Health Rotation
- Monday, February 24 - Start of the M5 Health Rotation
Friday, February 28 - No school for students - Teacher Institute Day
Friday, February 28 - Middle School Transfer requests are due
Thursday, March 12 - PTO Meeting from 10:00 - 11:00 am
- Friday, March 13 - End of the 3rd Quarter
- Monday, March 16 - Start of the 4th Quarter
- Friday, March 20 - 3rd Quarter Grades are posted in H.A.C.
- Monday, March 30 - Spring Break
- Monday, April 6 - School Resumes
Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Sarah Cann - Assistant Principal
Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal
Dr. Alicia Honnert - Assistant Principal
Location: 705 West Main Street
Phone: (331) 228-3100