Thompson Friday Forecast

June 7, 2019

From the Principal...Steve Morrill

Just a reminder that the first day of school next year is Wednesday, August 14, 2019! Our material pickup days will be August 6th and August 7th from 2:00 - 7:00 pm on both days. Incoming 6th grade students can also attend an orientation on the morning of August 9th. School pictures/IDs will be taken during the school day on Wednesday, August 21st. Be on the lookout for reminders being emailed to you in early August.


SUMMER HOURS

Summer office hours will be 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. The office will be closed on July 4th and July 5th. We are not sure when the office staff will be moving to the 6th grade building so please feel free to call ahead before you stop by. Our phone number is (331) 228-3100.


THANK YOU TO OUR PTO!

I would like to personally thank the PTO for all of their support this year. You have amazed me with your generous gift of time and financial assistance all year long. The preparations for the end of the year 8th grade party have been monumental. Thank you to all!


8TH GRADE FAREWELL

As we say goodbye to our 8th graders, I encourage parents to get your children involved in high school activities from the get-go. Find something they like and insist on helping them to make a connection with a group outside of the academic day. In doing so, students find a connection with an adult advisor and other kids with common interests. This has proven to enhance the high school experience. Enjoy the high school years!


ONE BUILDING

Today marks the last day that Thompson Middle school classes are being held at two buildings. I am proud of the way that the students, parents, and staff accepted this challenge and rose to the occasion. Much has been accomplished during our two years as we have been keeping our focus on educating children. Thank you for the tremendous effort that all have put forth for our Thompson community. We are looking forward to being under one roof in August.


Enjoy your summer break!

~Steve

Permanent Art Collection

Announcing a very special and important award to ten students who have excelled in our Art classes this past school year. Their work has been selected to be framed and hung in our Permanent Art Collection! Our best congratulations go to the following students: Jennifer Todd, Alec Fiden, Megan Strong, Emil Misiewicz, Mackenzie Junkas, Shirley Gao, Maya Romanczuk, Maddie Schutte, Katia Lachajczyk, and Courtney Suhr. Congratulations to all!! And thank you Thompson PTO for your support in framing their work!!

SAVE THE DATE! Fox Mill 5K & Color Run Honoring Kayla Lehmann

Please join us for the Fox Mill 5K & 1-Mile Color Run/Walk on September 7, 2019 honoring Thompson graduate Kayla Lehmann. Kayla, who passed away on April 7, 2018, was a St. Charles East freshman who was passionate about music while also being an avid reader and gifted writer.


Proceeds from this year's race will benefit Kayla's Hope (www.kaylashope.org), a foundation that seeks to take away the stigma of depression and mental illness so that no one has to suffer in silence. For more information, to register, or to make a donation, please visit www.foxmill5k.com.

Sign up for Summer Camps!

D303 offers a variety of summer school, athletic and music camp opportunities at our schools. Join us for these fun activities and meet new friends! Summer sports camps offered at Thompson Middle School include:


Girls and Boys Basketball - July 15-19

  • 5th-6th Grade Boys - 9:00 - 10:30 am
  • 7th-8th Grade Boys - 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • 6th-8th Grade Girls - 12:30 - 2:00 pm


Girls Volleyball - August 5-9

  • 7th Grade - 8:00 - 9:30 am
  • 5th-6th Grade - 9:30 - 11:00 am
  • 8th Grade - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Football - August 5-9

  • 6th-8th Grade - 8:00 - 10:00 am


Girls and Boys Cross Country - August 5-9

  • 6th-8th Grade - 8:00 - 9:30 am


Cheerleading - August 5-9

  • 6th-8th Grade - 2:15 - 3:45 pm


The cost is $70 per child and includes a T-shirt. These camps are a great way to learn new skills, make new friends, meet the coaches, and have fun!


Online Check, Credit Card, and Debit Card payments now being accepted. Please visit d303.org and click on the PushCoin Web Store
https://store.d303.org


Also, visit our Summer School & Camps page to view brochures that provide detailed information on the various offerings and grade levels served for each offering at each school. Summer camp brochures are also linked to this Friday Forecast. Registration can be completed by visiting PushCoin or returning the forms to the main office.

Box Tops for Education App!

Great News! Box Tops for Education is changing the way they redeem Box Tops. No more clipping and remembering to turn them in. Now it’s easier than ever. Starting in June, (and rolling out throughout this year) participating brands will be changing their packaging. So what will families need to do next? 1) Download the Box Tops for Education App onto your mobile phone and select Thompson Middle School. 2) Purchase participating Box Tops products. 3) Keep your receipt. 4) Open your Box Tops for Education app and scan your receipt. It’s that simple!

If you have or see Box Tops products where you can clip the Box Top - please continue to do so. They will continue to honor all clipped Box Tops until they completely expire. So continue to turn in what you have.

Summer Chess Camp

As you know, summer is just around the corner and we are ready to offer a Chess Camp for students interested in learning and playing chess. Thompson Middle School has a very vibrant and active Chess Club that plays in tournaments throughout the year. Chess summer camp will be a week filled with instruction, playing games, and a tournament. The philosophy is the same as other camps at Thompson—have fun, improve skills, and learn good sportsmanship.


When: June 24-28 from 9:00 - 10:30 am


Where: Thompson Middle School, 7/8 Center LRC


Cost: $70 per child. The cost of the camp will include a T-shirt


Online Check, Credit Card, and Debit Card payments now being accepted. Please visit d303.org and click on the PushCoin Web Store
https://store.d303.org

School Tool Box

Our PTO has teamed up with School Tool Box to give you the option of purchasing prepackaged school supplies for next year. Place your order online and it will be delivered directly to your home address. You will have the option to customize your order by adding or removing items. Be sure to place your order early to allow plenty of time for your supplies to arrive before school starts. With every box sold, School Tool Box will provide a meal to a child in need. Questions?? Please email Lori Sheehy.


Please use this link to place your order.

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Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above!

Dates to Remember

  • Friday, June 7 - Last Day of School
  • Friday, June 7 - Pick up all school medications from Health Offices no later than 3:45 pm


  • Tuesday, August 6 - Material Pick up Day 2:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 7 - Material Pick up Day 2:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, August 9 - Optional 6th Grade Student Orientation - AM (Time TBD)
  • Wednesday, August 14 - First Day of School
  • Wednesday, August 21 - School Pictures/IDs taken during the school day

Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Sarah Cann - Assistant Principal

Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal

Dr. Alicia Honnert - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Kristy McKnight - Assistant Principal