Thompson Friday Forecast
February 10, 2023
From the Thompson Administration Team
Happy Friday Thunder Families,
Feedback loops are an important way for us to reflect on and refine our practice. District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from all of our stakeholders: students, teachers, staff, and parents. The Parent Survey, for Middle School parents, will be open from March 2, 2023 to March 10, 2023. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Please click here for a letter that contains additional information.
We will send you instructions and a link when the survey is open for middle school parents. Thank you, in advance, for your input.
Have a great weekend!
Please click on the link below for more information and to sign up to volunteer.
TMS Health Office Donations
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 click on this link.
Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
Random Acts of Kindness Week 2023 - February 13th-19th.
Join Random Acts Matter during this special week dedicated to Keep Kindness Growing STC! It’s easy to get started, simply look for opportunities to share kindness, care and compassion. NO ACT OF KINDNESS IS TOO SMALL!
Acts can be informal and simple, share a smile even with a mask, open a door for someone, greet a person in public or share an act of kindness in your own home.
Acts can be more organized like those hosted by Random Acts Matter.
Acts can benefit one person, a larger group like your co-workers, neighbors, or the whole community.
Please share your Acts, big or small with them on Facebook at Random Acts Matter, Twitter @RandomActsSTC, Instagram #randomactsmatter. Your kindness may inspire someone to Keep Kindness Growing.
D303 Administration has worked with the Board of Education to establish a routine summary on the health of District 303 through a Data Dashboard. This chart, which will be updated monthly on the District website, provides an overview of nine important measurements in the categories of Academics, Operations and Belonging.
Check out the Daily Announcements and join in the fun activities happening at TMS.
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 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 (Sarah.email@example.com) or Diane Pollilo (Louise.firstname.lastname@example.org), Thompson Staff Facilitators. Please consider encouraging your child to take advantage of these resources!
If your child will be 5-years old on or before September 1, 2023, registration for kindergarten will begin on January 30, 2023. Click for more information.
D303's commitment to educating students extends to our families. Parent University is our way of empowering parents and guardians to support their children’s academic, social and emotional needs through a series of information sessions.
Vape: What Parents Should Know
February 16, 2023 (Virtual), 6:00 - 7:00 pm
- Vape: What Parents Should Know is a one-hour informative and engaging presentation that focuses on common devices used for vaping, substances vaped such as nicotine and marijuana, and the health risks associated with vaping and the substances vaped. The presentation includes a backpack demonstration of where teens can hide their devices and examples of common devices.
- Click here to register! A recording will be available after the presentation.
Identifying and Supporting Students with Anxiety
March 1, 2023, 9:30 - 10:30 am and 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Haines Center, Community Room 140
Presenter: Allyse Rehak, MA, LCPC with Riverview Counseling Services
- As anxiety becomes more prevalent in our children, parents want to be able to support their child in managing worries. Come learn more about anxiety and how to build your child’s emotional health.
- Click here to register!
Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above! Facebook: @ThompsonMiddleSchoolPTO
Dates to Remember
- Monday, February 13 - Friday, February 17 - HOPE Week
- Thursday February 16 - Parent University - Vape: What Parents Should Know 6:00 - 7:00 pm (Virtual)
- Monday, February 20 - Presidents Day Holiday - No School for Students
- Wednesday, February 22 - MS Early Release Day - Students are dismissed at 2:52 pm.
- Wednesday, March 1 - Parent University - Identifying and Supporting Students with Anxiety - 9:30 - 10:30 am and 6:30 - 7:30 pm
- Wednesday, March 1 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
- Friday, March 3 - Teacher Institute Day - No School for Students
Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Michelle Dague - Interim Principal
Ms. Lindsay Mortensen - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator
Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator