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Thomas Elementary October 24, 2021

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Photo Highlights of the Week

We are proud to provide a variety of experiences for our students at Thomas Elementary!

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Mrs. Davis, Principal

Mrs. Axelband, Assistant Principal

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Parent-Teacher Conferences This Week

This is a reminder to communicate with your child's teacher regarding conferences this week, Wednesday, October 27th, and next week, Thursday, November 4th. They are taking place between 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The majority of our conferences are remote, so please ensure you have the correct link. Thank you for making your child's educational experience a priority by attending!
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Thomas P.T.O. Monster Mash Thank you!

What a spooktacular success! Monster Mash 2021 was celebrated in a festive and safe way! Many thanks to Amanda Castle and Jamie Neely for planning and organizing this event! We appreciated families setting up such creative stations and supplying treats for Trunk or Treat too! How lucky we were to have perfect weather for this fun, fall gathering!


Thomas Families, you are something special! We are very fortunate to have such a generous, caring, and considerate community to come together and delight in each other's company, feeling safe and experiencing the joy and gifts each of us brings to our gathering. Together we make a terrific team!

Fall Harvest Parties

Thomas is thrilled to be able to hold Fall Harvest Parties on Friday, October 29, 2021! The party will be held for PM kindergarten and most classes in first grade through fifth grade during the last session of the day (2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.). First graders in Ms. Bender's, Miss Alleman's, and Mrs. Weber's classes will hold their party for the 45 minutes right before going to related arts at 2:50 p.m. The three, first grades will enjoy their celebration during 2:00-2:45 p.m. Morning kindergarten will hold their party beginning at 11:00 a.m., as they leave at 11:50 a.m.


We will only be able to allow one to two volunteers 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. See this link for examples.


To mitigate the spread of COVID, we will be following these guidelines:

  • The Fall Harvest Party celebration will not include costumes or the costume parade. There are several reasons behind this decision. One, students change into their costumes at school and we cannot maintain safe distancing during that process. Also students typically switch classrooms and/or use the restrooms to change. This process would impede our ability to conduct accurate contact tracing. Finally, donning costumes might require the removal of masks, which is not a safe practice with unvaccinated students. Thank you for understanding:-)

  • Food will not be consumed at the parties. Some 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.

  • Limited volunteers wearing masks, 2 per classroom, will support the parties. In most cases, the volunteers will be the one to two room parents.

  • With support of the PTO in planning the harvest party, students will enjoy activities and a craft to celebrate this festive time of year!

Thank you for your patience and understanding:-)

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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.


Reminder: No School Nov. 2

Just a reminder there will be no school on Nov. 2 (Election Day) to provide safety and security professional development for staff.


School bus safety week

Thank you to all of our bus drivers for keeping our students safe on their journeys to and from school each day as we celebrate National School Bus Safety Week.


Student Job Resource Page

Dublin City Schools is proud to offer a 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.


The Dublin City Schools Zone Podcast - New episodes available every Monday

Join Supt. Dr. Marschhausen and his guests by downloading the DCS School Zone podcasts throughout the school year. In our newest episode, Dr. Marschhausen speaks with Dublin Police Chief Justin Paez.

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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