Thompson Friday Forecast
November 8, 2019
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
Parent Satisfaction Survey
Every year, District 303 conducts a satisfaction survey that gives us meaningful feedback from our students, teachers and parents. As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) we are participating in the statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about Thompson Middle School.
The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through February 14, 2020. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey.
We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide Thompson Middle School with your input!
Conference Sign Up Via HAC Closes on November 20th
Just a friendly reminder that student/parent/teacher conferences will take place on Monday, November 25th from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and Tuesday, November 26th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Signup is via a link in the Home Access Center which will close on Wednesday, November 20th at 11:59 pm. Sign up instructions are included in today’s Friday Forecast.
School Improvement Day
Our next School Improvement half day is this coming Wednesday, November 13th. Students will be released at 12:10 pm.
Enjoy your weekend!
Book Fair Volunteers
We need volunteers...we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read. Sign up now and get ready for a fun, rewarding experience and save 10% on your purchase.
PTO Meeting on November 14th
Our next PTO meeting is Thursday, November 14th at 10:00 am. Please join us to hear about all of the wonderful activities we are doing to support the Thompson community. All are welcome!
PTO Conference Dinner
Hi Thompson Families! It's hard to believe we are in November already. Parent-Teacher conferences are just right around the corner. The PTO is happy to provide our Thompson staff with dinner on Monday the 25th to keep our teacher's energy up so they can tell us all the wonderful and amazing things our students have accomplished. To do this we do ask for donations in the form of food and supplies. If you are able to participate please see the signup link below!
Thanks so much!
Holiday Lights Recycling
Thompson is proud to be participating in the Holiday Lights Recycling program sponsored by American In Bloom - St. Charles, Elgin Recycling, and the City of St. Charles! In the past two years, these organizations have kept over 6000 pounds of lights out of landfills.
Drop off working or non-working Holiday Lights to the large bin in our main foyer. These include:
Traditional Holiday Lights
LED Holiday Lights
Italian Mini Holiday Lights
Please do not drop off prelit garland, wreaths, trees, or lighted lawn decorations or ornaments. Thank you for your support!
PTO Thunder Spiritwear
The PTO webstore to purchase Thunder spiritwear is now open until November 19th! Please click here to view the options provided by The Hairy Ant. Please choose ‘gift’ at checkout to have your items delivered to school and kept in the main office without your child seeing the spiritwear. Items will be delivered to Thompson on December 10th.
Pick-a-Time Conference Scheduler
Thompson Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on Monday, November 25th from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm and Tuesday, November 26th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Like previous years, signup is via a link in the Home Access Center until November 20th at midnight.
Sixth grade students/parents will be meeting with their Tutorial teacher (typically the 2nd hour teacher for 6th graders) for a 15 minute conferences. 7th grade, 8th grade, PE, Foreign Language, Music, and Explore teachers will be available for eight minute conferences (with a two minute passing period). Sign up instructions are attached below.
Join us for Parent University programs aimed at engaging local experts, parents and school staff in conversations about ways in which we can collectively strengthen our communities. Programs are free and open to the public.
Crossing Guard Opening
Dates to Remember
- Friday, November 8 - End of the M2 Health Rotation
- Wednesday, November 13 - School Improvement Half Day - Students are dismissed at 12:10 pm
- Thursday, November 14 - PTO Meeting from 10:00 - 11:00 am
- Wednesday, November 20 - Pick-a-Time Conference Scheduler closes at midnight
- Monday, November 25 - Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm - No school for students
- Tuesday, November 26 - Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm - No school for students
- Wednesday, November 27 - No school for students (office will be open)
- Thursday, November 28 - Friday, November 29 - Thanksgiving Break
- Friday, December 20 - End of the 2nd Quarter
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