Thomas eNews

Thomas Elementary August 26, 2022

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Greetings, Thomas Tigers!

Building News

Super Schedules & Reliable Routines!

Have you found your new school year rhythm? This is not to be confused with your favorite beat or song:-) How are you doing with establishing your daily routines?

Creating consistent daily schedules and practices is a crucial part of the first few weeks of school. Just as you are designing home plans for meals, activities, and bedtime, teachers are determining how to begin the day with lunch count, choice work, and morning meetings. They are orchestrating their classroom community and culture. This provides a sense of stability and trust on which to build friendships and a positive, learning environment.

Thank you for reviewing the informational videos and slideshows teachers sent home last week. As you have questions or clarification, please reach out to your child's teacher. They are your first contact. Your child's teacher(s) is working diligently to get to know them as a wonderful human being and learner. You may see interest inventories and "All About Me" pictures. This is also a perfect way to connect with classmates. It is exciting to find commonalities with a new friend. It is equally as fun to embrace and learn about each others' uniquenesses.

At Thomas, we strive to have children feel valued, included, and loved!

Kind regards,

Mrs. Jenny Davis

Thomas Elementary Principal

Mrs. Kellie Axelband

Thomas Assistant Principal



Meet Officer Scott Nichelson, our School Resource Officer (SRO) and a Dublin Police Officer. Officer Nichelson visits weekly to build relationships with students and staff. He meets with members of the safety team at Thomas to review safe practices routinely. This year Officer Nichelson shares weekly information with staff to ensure they have proper training in safe practices.

As you have questions, thoughts, or suggestions regarding safety at Thomas, please feel free to reach out to Kellie Axelband, GTE Assistant Principal (, and/or Jenny Davis (, GTE Principal.

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Breakfast & Lunch Opportunities

Breakfast is available 8:45-9:10 a.m. daily in the commons/cafeteria.

It is $1.50 for paying students, $0.40 for reduced, and free for those qualifying for the federal free & reduced program.

Lunch is available midday for $2.55 for paying students, $0.40 for reduced and free for those qualifying for the federal free & reduced program.

See website for menus and more.

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Link for School Lunch accounts:

To obtain a paper Free/Reduced meal application, contact: or

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Thomas Tigers!

Our Fall Flower Sale will run through September 2nd.

Get those Fall flowers ordered now, and they will arrive just in time to decorate your porches.

Arrival is scheduled to be between 9/14-9/26.

Additional information will be sent home in your student(s) backpacks.

Thank you as always for your support of our school!

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District Information

The School Zone Podcast

The School Zone Podcast is back for its second year! Join Superintendent Dr. John Marschhausen and his guests by listening to our episodes on our website or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out our most recent episode where Dr. Marschhausen talked with our union presidents Donna O’Connor and Cheryl Williams.

Protect Your Students with the Drug Take Back

With the school year beginning, ensure you create a risk-free environment at home for your students and their friends. Dispose of unwanted, unused medications on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dublin Justice Center. What to drop off at the Drug Take Back.

Syntero Program

Syntero will be hosting an Overdose Prevention Informational Session and Community Training on Aug. 31 from 6-7 p.m. All community members are invited to attend this free event, which will provide education, resources and conversation around community efforts to challenge the Opioid Epidemic impacting Central Ohio communities. The event will be held at Syntero’s Dublin location (299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, OH 43017), but virtual participation is also available. Click here to register.

Need more information? Visit our sites below.


If your child will be absent from school, please email our attendance line at You can also call our attendance line at 614.718.8875