Thomson Tidbits

May 17, 2021

Important News for You!

May 17, 2021

Only 24 school days until the end of the school year! It's hard to believe! This year has presented many challenges for parents, students and educators alike. It hasn't been easy but somehow we have found the resilience within our human spirit to navigate the times albeit through trial and error. As human beings we found many things were not in our control and that bothered us. However, there is something we have in our control right now...the power to help our children, our students, our future, finish the year strong!

The last day of school for students is June 18 (a half day). Teachers are already preparing students for next year by focusing on main concepts of knowledge that will help students begin a new school year. While our entire nation will have to look at recalibrating the pacing and review of subject matter for the coming year, we are focusing on filling some critical curriculum gaps during the last month of school. Therefore, it is essential that your children are in school as long as they are physically healthy and able to do so.

The warmer weather at this time of year also presents opportunities to provide our students with a balance of "celebratory social, emotional, and knowledge-based educational experiences" such as this week's "Farm Day" and routine classroom activity. Thomson teachers and support staff continue to work hard toward making sure students have a chance to experience a sense of the completion of the school year. Such an experience is important to making things as normal as possible for our students. Someday they will look back and tell their children what it was like to weather a pandemic. Thank you for helping them complete this year's "pioneer" effort!

Most Sincerely,

Lance M. Harper

Guest Principal

Join us!

Our next PTO meeting is tonight at 6:00 pm! Please follow the Zoom link below to join in! All are welcome!

Meeting ID: 946 5454 8046
Passcode: 450610

Fundraiser Pick Up

Mark your calendars that the Spring Fundraiser delivery date is May 20th from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Please make arrangements to have your items picked up on that date. Thank you.

Farm Day at Thomson

We are excited for Upland Hills Farm to make their annual visit to Thomson on Friday, May 21. Farm Day is a fun and active day for students and staff.

The farm will bring baby animals and a cow for the children to learn about and pet - and maybe even get a chance to milk the cow if they want to.

Please feel free to have your child dress like a farmer, cowboy or cowgirl on Friday.

Due to limited space, we won't be able to invite parents, however, watch for the next issue of the Tidbits for lots of fun pictures.

If you want your child to wear sunscreen, you may apply it to your child prior to school. Unfortunately, we cannot apply sunscreen.

On behalf of the entire Thomson staff, we would like to thank everyone who helped make Teacher/Staff appreciation week so wonderful. Your donations, along with the community and PTO donations were very much appreciated!

Counseling Corner with Mrs. Ganabathi

Practice Self-Care. Your whole family will benefit when you take time for yourself. Find the type of self-care that works best for you and your family. See the Self-Care Menu for Families below!

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We need your help!

Please make sure your child has an extra set of clothes in their back pack! We are currently out of extra clothes and could use your help. Milk/water spills and bathroom accidents happen every day and if there's no extras to change into, our office will have to call parents so your child doesn't have to sit in wet clothes.

If your child has borrowed clothes from our clothes closet and they are still home, please launder them and return them to school. Thanks for your cooperation.

Let us know if you have moved!

Are your residency proofs current with our office? If you have moved and have not provided the required the required 3 proofs of residency, you need to contact our office right away! If your proofs aren't current, you may not receive important mailings and may have to re-enroll your child for the new school year.

No Flip Flops

With warmer weather arriving (hopefully), I want to take a moment to let you know that children CANNOT wear flip flops to school. If your child wears flip flops to school, they will be unable to play on the playground and participate in gym. Sandals are acceptable for outdoor play but must have a back strap and preferably a closed toe. However, please remember to PARTICIPATE IN GYM, YOUR CHILD MUST WEAR TENNIS SHOES or rubber soled shoes. Thank you.

Mr. Harper reading to students

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Important Dates to Mark on Your Calendar

May 17 - PTO meeting 6:00 p.m.

May 20 - Fundraiser Delivery - 3:30-6:30 pm

May 21- Farm Day - Upland Hills visits

May 27 - Kindergarten Round Up make up day

May 31 - NO SCHOOL - Happy Memorial Day

June 16, 17 & 18 - Half Days

June 18 - Last Day of School

We are Here to Help-Important Contact Information!

While it is always best to reach out to your child's teacher first, below is a list of other Thomson Staff that you may want or need to contact. Please remember that we are here to help!

Mrs. Miller, Principal-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0910

Mr. Lance Harper, Substitute Principal (April - June):; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911

Mrs. Ganabathi, School Counselor-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0907; Google Phone Number: 810-346-3166

Mrs. Campbell, Literacy Coach-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911

Mrs. Amy Chorley, MTSS Behavior Coach-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0907

Mrs. Anna Wojciechowski, Secretary to the Principal-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911

Mrs. Sue Dorman,; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911

ATTENDANCE LINE (24/7) 810-591-0916