Thompson Friday Forecast

September 30, 2022

From the Principal...Steve Morrill

Panorama SEL Student Survey This Week

One of our core values at Thompson and in District 303 is to create safe and secure learning communities where all members demonstrate respect, responsibility and good citizenship. One tool Thompson, along with District 303, has adopted is the Panorama Survey. This survey focuses on the following areas:

  • Self-Management

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Social Awareness

  • Grit

  • Self Efficacy

  • Sense of Belonging

  • Teacher-Student Relationship

This past Wednesday, students took this survey during their tutorial time. This survey is used to help better inform school-wide practices. Students will complete this survey again in the spring to allow for progress monitoring. If a screening shows that a student will benefit from additional skill development, parents will be contacted and will work in collaboration with school staff to problem-solve and determine next steps.

Additional information about this screener and other assessments in District 303 may be found here which is a letter from Mr. David Chiszar, Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability. This information has been shared in the past several Thompson Friday Forecasts. Additional information can also be found on the SEL Survey Page, embedded in our District’s website.

Please feel free to contact Lindsay Mortensen, Assistant Principal, if you have any questions.

Physical Education Reminder

Cooler weather is beginning to creep in. Please be aware that our PE classes will use outdoor instructional space if the weather permits and the temperature is 40 degrees or above. Please remind your son or daughter to have a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt at school to be worn during their PE class. They are encouraged to be worn on the colder days ahead.

Enjoy your weekend!


Parent Instructions for Conference Sign Up

The Pick-A-Time portal for conferences will close on October 3rd at midnight. Once the portal closes, parents will not be able to schedule a time for these conference dates.

2022 Meals and Snacks During Conferences

Please help us show our gratitude to our amazing Thompson Staff! The staff will be working long hours during Parent-Teacher Conferences, so the PTO would like to provide them with drinks, snacks, and dinner. This year we are arranging a taco bar with all the toppings, sides, as well as desserts for 120-160 staff members.

Staff Meals and Snacks Sign Up Genius Link Donations should be delivered to the Thompson office before 3:00 pm on Thursday, October 6, 2022. Monetary donations can also be made through PushCoin here.

Thank you for helping us support the hard working staff at Thompson Middle School! Questions? Contact Shannon Puri at 630-209-9908 or

Thompson Pep Rally

On Wednesday, October 5th, Thompson will be having a school wide assembly from 2:50 - 3:40 pm. We ask that parents picking up a child early on this day come prior to 2:45 pm to avoid delays in finding the student during the assembly.

PTO Meeting - October 5th

Please join us for our next PTO meeting of this school year on Wednesday, October 5th from 9:00 - 10:00 am. Meetings are virtual and all are welcome! Click here for a link to the Zoom meeting. If you have any questions, please email Shannon Puri, PTO President, or Kim Walters.

Updated Testing Information

8th Grade Parents/Guardians: As our 8th Grade students participate in a significant number of assessments (i-Ready three times, Illinois Assessment of Readiness for Literacy/Math and Science) that provide similar information, we have determined that our 8th grade students will no longer take the PSAT 8/9 Assessment. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Mr. David Chizsar, who is the Director of Assessment and Accountability.

St. Charles North Homecoming Football Game

North Star Fans,

It’s been a great Homecoming week so far and we’re looking forward to our football game tonight at home vs. Lake Park! The sophomore game starts at 4:30pm followed by the varsity at 7:00pm. We’ll hold a special celebration of our 2022 State Champion Softball team prior to the start of the varsity game along with other fun homecoming festivities!

In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all of our spectators in attendance please take a moment to review some important reminders regarding the game:

-Gates will open at 3:45 pm.

-Tailgating is not permitted.

-No backpacks, or outside food or beverages are allowed.

-All students under high school age must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

-No re-entry into the stadium is allowed.

-Use of profanity, taunting, including racial remarks of any kind, throwing objects, and possessing objects that block the view of other spectators are PROHIBITED.

The Blue Fan Group student section is located in the bleachers on the south end. Parents and other spectators should plan to sit in the middle of the stadium. Our SCN Pep Band will play on the north end of the home bleachers.

Tickets will be sold at the gate. Prices are as follows:

-Adults - $5.00
-D303 Students with an ID - FREE

-Students without an ID - $2.00
-Children 6-10yrs old - $2.00

-Children 5 and under - FREE

-Seniors - $2.00

Please contact our athletic office at 331-228-6258 with any questions related to this event.

Come out and support our North Stars tonight!

Lost and Found Tables

Our lost and found areas are already filling up! We counted 50 water bottles this morning. Please encourage your child to check the tables by the cafeteria or the table in the PE hallway to see if anything belongs to him/her! We will be donating these items after Parent/Teacher conferences.

Donations for the TMS Health Office

On occasion, students come to the Health Office and need more than an ice pack or a band-aide. While we keep a limited supply on hand, we do need to replenish these items periodically. We would appreciate your donations. Please drop them off in the main office through Door 1.

Thank you for your generosity!

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Walk to School Day

Thompson is looking forward to participating in Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 12th. The Thompson staff will be greeting students getting off of their buses before school and walking around the track with them. Students dropped off in front are welcome to join us on the track as well.

Parent University Book Study

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do: Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success
You’re invited to book discussions of “13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do,” by licensed psychotherapist Amy Morin. The book offers parents, teachers, and other mentors tools to support the mental health and resiliency of children in their lives. Join other parents in the District 303 community to discuss the lessons in the book and learn from others’ experiences.

  • October 19, 2022 - Chapters 1-4 discussion
  • October 26, 2022 - Chapters 5-8 discussion
  • November 2, 2022 - Chapters 9-13 discussion

Day time session
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. at Haines Center - Community Room 140
Evening session
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. at Haines Center - Community Room 140

Register here to secure a free copy of the book. Due to the personal nature of book discussions, these sessions will not be recorded.

Join a Club! Get Involved!

Check out the Daily Announcements and join in the fun activities happening at Thompson!

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TMS After School Tutoring Program

'North Stars Helping Thunder' is an after school tutoring program where St. Charles North High School Honors students help our Thunder students with their homework. This program started last week and runs from 3:45 - 4:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday in the LRC. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Romano ( or Diane Pollilo (, Thompson Staff Facilitators. Please consider encouraging your child to take advantage of these resources!

After School Activity Bus

The Thompson after school activity bus runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students sign up for the bus with the club adviser who they are meeting with that afternoon. The bus route is posted on the Thompson website under Activities. The times are estimated as the number of students riding the bus will fluctuate.
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Thunder Students and Staff!

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Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above! Facebook: @ThompsonMiddleSchoolPTO

Dates to Remember

  • Monday, October 3 - Pick-a-Time Conference Scheduler closes at midnight
  • Wednesday, October 5 - PTO Meeting (virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Thursday, October 6 - MS Parent/Teacher Conferences - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Friday, October 7 - MS Parent/Teacher Conferences - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday, October 10 - No School for Students - Columbus Day Holiday
  • Wednesday, October 12 - Walk to School Day
  • Friday, October 14 - End of the 1st Quarter
  • Wednesday, October 26 - Early Release Day - Students are dismissed at 2:52 pm
  • Wednesday, October 26 - PSAT for 7th & 8th Grade AVID Students - 8:40 am - 12:25 pm
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Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal

Ms. Lindsay Mortensen - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator

Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator

Let's Talk!

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