Thompson Friday Forecast

May 31, 2019

From the Principal...Steve Morrill

The last day of school is Friday, June 7th. This will be a full day of activities from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. And a reminder that the first day of school next year is Wednesday, August 14, 2019!


8th graders will be participating in a myriad of celebration/transitional activities including a boat trip on Lake Michigan on June 4th and a PTO sponsored party on Friday, June 7th! Make sure your child brings sunscreen on both of these days!

6th and 7th graders are headed to the Arcada to see a movie related to their language arts curriculum. Our STRIVE students are going to the Shedd Aquarium. And there are many team activities planned as well.

As we finish this school year, I challenge the 8th graders to be the best they can be and represent Thompson in a great light during your high school years and beyond. The high schools are looking forward to working with these students as well as our parent population. Parents, I know you will continue to be involved in your children's education.

We are all focused on ending the school year strong!

Enjoy your weekend!


SAVE THE DATE! Fox Mill 5K & Color Run Honoring Kayla Lehmann

Please join us for the Fox Mill 5K & 1-Mile Color Run/Walk on September 7, 2019 honoring Thompson graduate Kayla Lehmann. Kayla, who passed away on April 7, 2018, was a St. Charles East freshman who was passionate about music while also being an avid reader and gifted writer.

Proceeds from this year's race will benefit Kayla's Hope (, a foundation that seeks to take away the stigma of depression and mental illness so that no one has to suffer in silence. For more information, to register, or to make a donation, please visit

8th Grade End of Year Party

As the end of the year quickly approaches, we are excited to host the 8th Grade End of Year Party! This year’s party will take place on Friday, June 7th from approximately 1:30 - 3:20 pm and is a rain or shine event.

Please use the Sign-Up Genius links below to volunteer to donate snacks/supplies or your time.

8th Grade End of Year Party Donations Signup:

8th Grade End of Year Party Volunteers Signup:

**Volunteers, please make sure your ID has been scanned at a D303 school this school year prior to the event.**

Notes from the Nurse

Do not forget to pick up all medications by the last day of school. Those medicines not picked up by an adult by June 7th by 3:45 pm will be disposed of. No medication will be released to students unless a previously signed self-administration form is on file (Epi Pens or inhalers). All medication orders must be renewed each school year. Forms are available on the district web site under “Parents”, then “forms” or by contacting the health office.

The health offices are closed during the summer months. I will return for limited hours beginning in August. Please contact me if there are new medical concerns for your child. Appointments for the required 6th grade and 9th grade physicals tend to fill up quickly and should be scheduled now! Please turn in paperwork as it is completed. Physicals are required to be submitted for review prior to the first day of school.

Have a healthy summer!

Diane Isbrandt RN, M.Ed.

Professional Educator License-School Nurse

Thompson Middle School - 331-228-3404-6th grade, 331-228-3104-7/8th grade building

Lost and Found

Please encourage your middle schooler to stop by the lost and found areas in both buildings to claim lost items. Also, items are accumulating in the locker rooms! We will be donating remaining items at the end of the school year.

Sign up for Summer Camps!

D303 offers a variety of summer school, athletic and music camp opportunities at our schools. Join us for these fun activities and meet new friends! Summer sports camps offered at Thompson Middle School include:

Girls and Boys Basketball - July 15-19

  • 5th-6th Grade Boys - 9:00 - 10:30 am
  • 7th-8th Grade Boys - 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • 6th-8th Grade Girls - 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Girls Volleyball - August 5-9

  • 7th Grade - 8:00 - 9:30 am
  • 5th-6th Grade - 9:30 - 11:00 am
  • 8th Grade - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Football - August 5-9

  • 6th-8th Grade - 8:00 - 10:00 am

Girls and Boys Cross Country - August 5-9

  • 6th-8th Grade - 8:00 - 9:30 am

Cheerleading - August 5-9

  • 6th-8th Grade - 2:15 - 3:45 pm

The cost is $70 per child and includes a T-shirt. These camps are a great way to learn new skills, make new friends, meet the coaches, and have fun!

Online Check, Credit Card, and Debit Card payments now being accepted. Please visit and click on the PushCoin Web Store

Also, visit our Summer School & Camps page to view brochures that provide detailed information on the various offerings and grade levels served for each offering at each school. Summer camp brochures are also linked to this Friday Forecast. Registration can be completed by visiting PushCoin or returning the forms to the main office.

Box Tops for Education App!

Great News! Box Tops for Education is changing the way they redeem Box Tops. No more clipping and remembering to turn them in. Now it’s easier than ever. Starting in June, (and rolling out throughout this year) participating brands will be changing their packaging. So what will families need to do next? 1) Download the Box Tops for Education App onto your mobile phone and select Thompson Middle School. 2) Purchase participating Box Tops products. 3) Keep your receipt. 4) Open your Box Tops for Education app and scan your receipt. It’s that simple!

If you have or see Box Tops products where you can clip the Box Top - please continue to do so. They will continue to honor all clipped Box Tops until they completely expire. So continue to turn in what you have.
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Summer Chess Camp

As you know, summer is just around the corner and we are ready to offer a Chess Camp for students interested in learning and playing chess. Thompson Middle School has a very vibrant and active Chess Club that plays in tournaments throughout the year. Chess summer camp will be a week filled with instruction, playing games, and a tournament. The philosophy is the same as other camps at Thompson—have fun, improve skills, and learn good sportsmanship.

When: June 24-28 from 9:00 - 10:30 am

Where: Thompson Middle School, 7/8 Center LRC

Cost: $70 per child. The cost of the camp will include a T-shirt

Online Check, Credit Card, and Debit Card payments now being accepted. Please visit and click on the PushCoin Web Store

School Tool Box

Our PTO has teamed up with School Tool Box to give you the option of purchasing prepackaged school supplies for next year. Place your order online and it will be delivered directly to your home address. You will have the option to customize your order by adding or removing items. Be sure to place your order early to allow plenty of time for your supplies to arrive before school starts. With every box sold, School Tool Box will provide a meal to a child in need. Questions?? Please email Lori Sheehy.

Please use this link to place your order.

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Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above!

Dates to Remember

  • Friday, June 7 - Last Day of School
  • Friday, June 7 - Pick up all school medications from Health Offices no later than 3:45 pm

  • Tuesday, August 6 - Material Pick up Day 2:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 7 - Material Pick up Day 2:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, August 9 - Optional 6th Grade Student Orientation - AM (Time TBD)
  • Wednesday, August 14 - First Day of School
  • Wednesday, August 21 - School Pictures/IDs taken during the school day

Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Sarah Cann - Assistant Principal

Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal

Dr. Alicia Honnert - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Kristy McKnight - Assistant Principal