Thompson Friday Forecast
April 15, 2022
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
A few items to put on your radar!
Finish Strong! Can you believe we are nearly half way through the 4th quarter of school? It is important for all of us to do our very best to see the year through to a productive, enjoyable finish. For three plus quarters, your children have worked hard to build their knowledge base and to show what they know. Our hope is that each of our students will give their best effort through to the very end of the year. The final quarter of the school year is an opportunity for students to really shine and put three quarters of learning into a solid spring push. As parents and teachers, we all need to encourage our young adults to do their very best.
Parents/Guardians of current 6th and 7th grade students, if your child has a specific learning style need, placement issues, or social/emotional concerns that you would like to share, please let your child’s counselor know. While we do not accept specific team requests, we do want your input regarding your child’s educational needs so that we can find the best possible fit for your child as a learner.
COVID Reminder. Please remember that if your child has been absent with Covid like symptoms and has not been tested or has tested positive for Covid, they may return after 5 days if they are improved and able to wear a tight fitting mask for an additional five days. Please discuss the importance of keeping the mask on in these circumstances with your child. Thank you!
Have a great weekend~
From the PTO...Staff Appreciation Week
Please join us in letting the Thompson staff know how much they are appreciated! The PTO will be providing a few fun lunches and events for the Staff Appreciation Week from May 2-6. We hope parents can pitch in and donate to help with a few of the special surprises for the staff. Thank you!
8th Grade End of Year Events
We are excited to announce that we are currently working with our PTO to plan our 8th-grade end-of-year celebrations. We have three fun events planned!
Hooray for Hollywood, an 8th grade party!
On Friday, May 20th, the 8th grade class of 2022 will be invited to celebrate together from: 7 - 9pm at Thompson Middle School. The class voted on the fun theme of Hollywood for their celebration & can expect a VIP red-carpet entrance along with:
Raffle with great prizes
Pizza, snacks, popcorn, & desserts
Outdoor karaoke & hangout lounge
"Pirates of the Caribbean" screening in the LRC
Board game room
Many Tinsel Town inspired photo-op & selfie locations
We have already begun planning and hope you will sign up to help with donating time, prizes, food/drinks, or decorations (link below). Please be on the lookout for a permission slip that will be coming home soon. We will be charging $10 admission and will provide financial support if needed.
Recognition CeremonyOn Wednesday, May 25th in the morning, we will hold an 8th-grade recognition ceremony (students only) in the main gymnasium where students will celebrate their 8th grade class.
On Wednesday, May 25th students will have the option to order a BBQ lunch from our food vendor, OrganicLife. The PTO will provide dessert in conjunction with yearbook signing.
New this week:
The PTO is looking for a point person to help with the last day of school 8th grade picnic on May 25. We need a parent who can oversee a quick set-up of tables outside from about 11:00am -12:45pm and make sure a special dessert table is set-up. Picnic should end by 2:00pm. If you are interested, please contact: Michelle Dague at email@example.com or Kim Nudera at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please, also check the sign-up genius for new added donation opportunities or to volunteer your time at the 8th grade social on May 20. Many more helpers are needed to pull off an awesome event that evening! Thanks again!
Thompson Students Shine!
7th Grade AAUW Creative Writing Contest Winners
7th Grade Fiction - Lauren Ulysse, Honorable Mention
7th Grade Poetry - Gretchen Erwin, Honorable Mention
7th Grade Poetry - Hayden Leifel, Honorable Mention
8th Grade AAUW Creative Writing Contest Winners
8th Grade Fiction - Mia Muscarello, 2nd Place
8th Grade Fiction - Genevieve Dillon, 3rd Place
8th Grade Fiction - Christopher Fitzpatrick, Honorable Mention
8th Grade Fiction - Elli Wifler, Honorable Mention
8th Grade Poetry - Margaret Andrzejewski, 2nd Place
8th Grade Poetry - Logan Havis, 3rd Place
8th Grade Poetry - Addie Osborne, Honorable Mention
8th Grade Nonfiction - Claudia Kowal, 3rd Place
8th Grade Nonfiction - Neel Bhate, Honorable Mention
Children's Book Drive
Are you spring cleaning? Please consider donating your gently used children’s books (ages birth- sixth grade) to Bernie’s Book Bank. Thompson Middle School will be collecting new and gently used children’s books throughout the week of April 25th - April 29th. You may begin dropping off books in the bins outside the main office and/or the LRC next week. Thank you for giving the gift of reading to local children!
Summer Athletic Camps
D303 offers a variety of summer school, athletic and music camp opportunities at our schools. Check back for additional offerings.
Dates to Remember
- Wednesday, April 27 - Early Release Day
Tuesday, May 3 - i-Ready Spring Math Diagnostic - 8:40 - 10:40 am
Wednesday, May 4 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
- Thursday, May 5 - i-Ready Spring Reading Diagnostic - 8:40 - 10:40 am
Friday, May 20 - 8th Grade Party - 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Thompson
Wednesday, May 25 - Last Day of School
Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal
Ms. Lindsay Mortensen - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator
Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator