The Thompson Times

Thompson Middle School Weekly Newsletter

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Monday, September 12

Regular Day 1-6

Tuesday, September 13

Regular Day 1-6

Wednesday, September 14

Office Hours Early out schedule- dismissal at 1:45

Schoolwide Fundraiser Assembly

School Site Council 3-4 pm

Coffee with the Counselor 9:30-11 TMS library

Thursday, September 15

Block Day


Friday, September 16

Block Day


Twin Day

Upcoming Dates:

PAW Weekend- Saturday, 9/17

Make up Picture Day, 9/27

Father Daughter Dance 9/30 6-8 pm

House Competition 10/7

Pink Out Day 10/14

Red Out Day 10/21

Cornhole tournament 10/26

Don't Be Scared Dance 10/28

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TMS Election Videos

Link to watch ASB election videos on TMS Website.
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Office Hours

Find out more about Office Hours by watching this informational video. Students watched this video this week about what Office Hours is and how to utilize Office Hours for success at Thompson Middle School.

Make sure your student has their TMS planner everyday. This is important for organizational skills and communication for Office Hours. If they lose their planner, one can be purchased in the pack shack for $5.

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Thank you PTSA for our Skateboard and Scooter rack!

Students can lock up their skateboards and scooters while at school
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Just a reminder for students that ride bicycles and scooters to school:

  1. Please wear helmets
  2. Please be respectful of our neighbors. It has been reported to us that students are riding through the neighborhoods in an unsafe manor.
  3. Please remind them to follow the rules of the road and yield to pedestrians.

Thank you for your cooperation and support!

Need Parent Assistance

We have had a number of students sending Air Drop photos to students during break and lunch. Student safety and security is a priority for us, so we are asking for your cooperation in speaking with your children in not sending Air Drop photos and also not opening Air Drop photos from unknown students. If the problem persists, we will reevaluate our cell phone policy during break and lunch time to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. We appreciate your support and cooperation.

Morning Traffic

Please plan accordingly for morning traffic. With the High School start time closer to ours, it is important to plan for a few extra minutes in the morning for additional traffic.
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Dress Code

Parents, please ensure your students come to school dressed according to the MVUSD dress code.

Click Here for MVUSD District Dress code:

Minimum Safe Attire

Student attire and grooming must permit the student to participate in learning without posing a risk to the health or safety of any student or school district personnel.

a) Students must wear clothing including both a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent (for example dresses, leggings, or shorts) and shoes.

b) When the body is standing straight, clothing must cover the chest, back, torso, stomach, and lower extremities from armpit to armpit to mid-thigh. Tops must have a strap and at no time may any part of a student’s buttocks be exposed.

c) Clothing must cover all undergarments. No underwear or undergarments may be visible at any time. Clothing may not be see through.

d) Outside sports apparel and hats that are not directly related to the current school of attendance are prohibited.

e) Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities including physical education, science labs, shop classes, field trips and other activities where unique hazards or specialized attire or safety gear is required. Bare feet are not permitted at any time.

Attire and/or grooming depicting or advocating violence, weapons, criminal activity, gang related activity (including clothes, accessories, or colors identified by MPD as gang- affiliated), use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs, pornography, foul language, hate speech, or clothing that could be considered dangerous or that could be used as a weapon are prohibited.

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Ralphs/Starbucks Shopping Center Concerns

If your child walks to the Ralphs/Starbucks shopping center after school, please have a conversation with them about appropriate conduct. We have many students not representing Thompson in a positive light when spending time there. Please consider having your child meet you at another location or making alternate arrangements. Until students get home, they can receive school consequences- even at the Ralphs/Starbucks shopping center. Over the last few years, the businesses and patrons have expressed concern with not only the amount of students that are there, but their behavior as well. Please have conversations with your children about representing Thompson well when they are outside of school. We appreciate your support.
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TMS Lunch and Break Split

6th graders have 2nd break and 2nd lunch

8th graders have 1st break and 1st lunch

7th graders are mixed based on teacher. Please follow the schedule below.

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Meet your Administration and Counseling Team

Mrs. Zanartu- 7th grade Counselor

Mrs. Debert- AP

Dr. Harris- Principal

Mrs. Brown- AP

Mr. Anderson- 6th Grade Counselor

Mrs. Deszcz- 8th Grade Counselor

Student Drop-Off and Pick-up Map

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Students will be able to see their classes on Canvas Wednesday 8/10

Canvas Parent-How to log into Canvas Student Parent

Parents, please fill out this form to show interest in joining the TMS School Site Council for the 2022-2023 school year.

Every Friday, you can expect to receive "The Thompson Times" which is a weekly wrap-up, important school information, fliers, and look ahead at what is to come at Thompson Middle School next week.

Reminder: the TMS office does not accept drop offs for students. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your support.

Students, please bring your schedule with the bar code to school. This will help you check out books in the library and get breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria until you have your school ID.

School Lunch

For the 2022-2023 school year, school lunches will continue to be FREE for all students.
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Free and Reduced Meals

If you feel that your family may qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch and Breakfast Program, please fill out an application. The Eligibility Guidelines and Meal Application are available online at Applications can be completed any time during the school year. Only one application per family is needed. Be certain that you list all children enrolled in the district. Free and reduced meal applications must be renewed annually, benefits will carryover 30 days into the next school year. Paper applications are available in the school office, cafeteria, and District Support Center.


Please visit for breakfast, lunch and a la carte prices, menus, and nutritional information. Second meals will be charged at the regular rates but cannot be charged to a student’s account.

Two Ways to Pre-Pay: We highly encourage pre-payment to accounts to keep the lines moving quickly during lunch and eliminate the risk of your child losing his/her money during the school day.

#1 Pay online: visit, to create your child’s account with a unique login and password. Balances and purchase history are only displayed after the account is validated with the first payment and the correct user login and password are entered. A $1.35 convenience fee, per transaction, is charged for this service at the time of deposit into your child’s account.

#2 Pre-pay in the school cafeteria.

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