Thompson Crossing News

Igniting the future! 10-28-16

Dear parents and students,

Welcome back from Fall Break! What a great first week back this has been! We're happy to have students back in our building and we hope everyone is well rested and excited to get back into routine!

Important Dates...

October 24-28 Red Ribbon Week (spirit schedule TBD)

October 25 PTC Meeting @ 6:30 pm

October 26 3:20 Early Dismissal

October 28 Team Time 2:55pm

October 31 Spell Bowl 8-8:40am

November 2 3:20 Early Dismissal

November 3 Spell Bowl 4-4:30pm

November 4 Superhero Spirit Day ($ Student Council)

November 7 Spell Bowl 4-4:30pm

November 9 3:20 Early Dismissal

November 10 Student Council Meeting 4-5pm

November 11 Veteran’s Day Program 10am

November 14 Custodian Appreciation Day

November 14 4th grade State House/Benjamin Harrison Home Field Trip

November 14-18 Civic League Sponsored Canned Food Drive

November 15 PTC Meeting @6:30

November 16 3:20 Early Dismissal

November 17 Major Saver Kick-Off

November 18 My Guy and I (PTC event 6-8pm)

November 18 Mid-terms Posted

November 21 Skating Party @ Wheels of Wonder 6-8pm

November 22 5th REACH to Starbase

November 23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday No School

November 28-Dec.1 Major Saver $ Collection

December 1 End Collection for Major Saver

December 5-9 Santa Shop Week

December 5-9 Curly Laces on Sale by Student Council

December 6 Staff Meeting 7:45am

December 7 3:20 Early Dismissal

December 8 6:00-9:00 p.m. Evening with Santa

December 9 5th REACH at Starbase

December 12 3rd grade Clowes Hall 9am-12pm

December 14 3:20 Early Dismissal

December 16 Winter Parties

2nd Grading Period Ends


December 19 Teacher Work Day (NO STUDENTS)

December 20 Job Fair @ Ctech 8am-5:30pm

January 3 School Resumes

January 4 3:20 Early Dismissal

January 8 School Nurse Appreciation Day

January 11 3:20 Early Dismissal

January 12 Student Council Meeting 4-5pm

January 13 School Store Kick Off

January 16 Martin Luther King Holiday- NO SCHOOL (Snow Make-Up Day If Needed)

January 18 Colonial Day 5th Grade LGI

January 18 3:20 Early Dismissal

January 19 PTC Meeting @ 6:30pm

January 27 Pioneer Home Show 4th REACH

High Ability Testing...

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Breakfast Available for Purchase at Thompson Crossing...

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Health News...

Students diagnosed with live head lice are sent home early from school to be treated, and students may return to class after appropriate treatment has begun. Nits may persist after treatment, but successful treatment should kill crawling lice.

Head lice can be a nuisance but they have not been shown to spread disease. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.

Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) advocate that "no-nit" policies are not in place. "No-nit" policies that require a child to be free of nits before they can return to schools were discontinued several years ago for the following reasons:

* Many nits are more than ¼ inch from the scalp. Such nits are usually not viable and very unlikely to hatch to become crawling lice, or may in fact be empty shells, also known as 'casings'.

* Nits are cemented to hair shafts and are very unlikely to be transferred successfully to other people.

* The burden of unnecessary absenteeism to the students, families and communities far outweighs the risks associated with head lice.

* Misdiagnosis of nits is very common during nit checks conducted by nonmedical personnel.

Public schools do not send home letters every time a child has lice, nor do they do “whole class” checks. School personnel are trained to look for symptoms of individual students in order that the nurse can check that individual. Please help our students by keeping an eye on your child and looking for symptoms of head lice. If anything is noticed, please check your child’s head. Please do treat your child if your child does indeed have lice before sending them to school.

How to help with reading comprehension and fluency...

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PTC Presents: Thompson Crossing's First Annual "My Guy and I" Dance and Fun!!!

Last year, the PTC hosted a very successful father/daughter dance and many students and parents suggested hosting something similar for the boys and their moms (or any significant woman in the boy’s life). So, we are excited to announce just that! Mark your calendar!

Friday, November 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

There will be a DJ leading lots of fun games and songs, pizza, drinks, prizes and more! The attire will be casual, so feel free to dress comfortably. You won’t want to miss this exciting evening to spend time with your boy(s) and cut loose! The cost for this event is $10/family (pre-register) or $15/family at the door.

Please look for the information about the dance in your students folder/backpack this weekend!

Help support our school by ordering Spirit Wear!!!