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Thomas Elementary December 12, 2021

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Thomas Students Celebrate Spirit Week This Week!

Let's add some holiday cheer to each day of this last week before winter break, starting Monday December 13th:-)


Our Thomas Sunshine (Social) Committee Chair, Ms. Amy Gearheart, is full of brilliant ideas which spread joy throughout the building! Participation is optional. If you would like to join in the fun, check out ideas for the week below. She has shared this with each class. As your children are able and would like to join in, please do! Happy Holidays!

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Winter parties this December 2021 year will look similar to our Harvest Parties of 2021. We are excited for students to celebrate time together prior to winter break. They have been working diligently since August at a more intense pace than they have experienced since the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. Our endurance is definitely a skill we are working on as we chart new territory after coming back from this global pandemic shut down. Our entire community is striving to strengthen our skills and persevere through the challenges of everyday, day after day.


With that said, Thomas Elementary along with the other 13 Dublin City Elementary Schools continue to follow the below protocol for safe parties. We appreciate your patience with this approach. Thank you for your support of our winter party celebration!


Party guidelines:


  • We will allow one to two volunteers (who have been background checked) per classroom into the building to orchestrate the party. Parties will be very similar across classrooms and grade levels with a craft, activity, and/or game.
  • Volunteers will wear masks.

  • Food will not be consumed at the parties. Goody bags may be sent home, depending on the planning done by room parents. Food will be selected according to reported allergies in the classroom.

Thank you for your patience and understanding:-)

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Bundle Up!

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The weather has fluctuated over the past few weeks. Thank you, families, for sending your children dressed to play outside! We will have up to 30 minutes of recess daily as long as the temperature is above 25 degrees. The wind chill is taken into account as well. Students should be ready for all types of weather, knowing we are in Ohio:-)


If it is muddy or snowy on the mulch and/or field, we will have black top only recess. Decreasing the amount of water, ice, and mud students track in decreases slips and falls while walking back into the building. With cold, wet, or muddy days, boots may be a great choice to consider.


Thank you for thinking about the weather prior to sending your kiddos to school each day!

Update on Lost & Found

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The Thomas Lost & Found is growing daily. This picture displays just the top two shelves of items. Mrs. Olanketo, our Building Educational Attendant, is videoing the many clothing items we have. She will post this to facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thomaspto/ . Unclaimed items in Lost & Found will be gathered on Friday, December 17, 2021, and donated. Thank you for looking through these!

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DISTRICT NEWS

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COVID-19 Data

The latest COVID-19 data for Dublin City Schools is posted at this link.


Kindergarten registration opens Feb. 15

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year will begin on Feb. 15. Watch the District’s website for more details!


#DCSGivesBack

Search #DCSGivesBack on Twitter to get a look at some of the amazing things our students and staff do to give back to those in need in our community.


New Listings on Student Job Resource Page

We have added several new listings on the Dublin City Schools Student Job Resource page. If your student is looking for a part-time job, this is a great resource. Local businesses interested in hiring students may advertise on this webpage by completing this form.


Safety and Security is Everyone’s Responsibility

Watch the newest video in our series highlighting the District’s efforts around keeping our students and staff safe through the eyes of our staff. This video features Officer Paul Burks, a School Resource Officer within the District.

Need more information? Visit our sites below.

Attendance

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

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