Team Thomson News & Notes

#ThomsonRocks Week of: February 10, 2019

Important Information for You!

Spread the Love Week!

In honor of Valentines Week, let's spend a little extra time spreading love and having fun!

Monday- All You Need is Love!

Wear red in honor of both the Red Wings Organization visit and the start of Valentines Week. When you get to work, grab a heart from the lounge and share some ‘love’ with a staff member to two.

Tuesday-Perfect Match!

Check your mailbox, table or work area, and then find the staff member that has your perfect match! Come to the office with your match for a sweet prize!

Wednesday-Sweet or Salty!

Join me and bring in your favorite sweet or salty treat to share with everyone in the lounge.

Thursday-Be My Valentine & Teach What You Love!

I’ll be bringing in breakfast treats for the staff. Just bring your favorite breakfast beverage and join your colleagues in the lounge for a little calm before all the Valentines Fun Starts.

Also for a little fun with your students and to further your relationship with them, teach them a little about yourself. Take a little break from curriculum to teach them something you love. Love knitting, teach them to hand knit...Love baking, teach them a recipe and bake

together...Love being outside, take them for a walk...Love exercising, do a work-out together...Love crafting or painting, you got it, paint with them. Your passion outside school becomes a life lesson for your students!

Snow Day Make-up

As you may have heard, the district is working on a plan to potentially make Friday, February 15th a student day. Please watch your email tomorrow for a final decision.

NWEA MAP Assessment

I believe we are down to just a couple of Make-up NWEA MAP assessments. We have until February 14th to get them all in, but obviously the sooner the better! When all of your students have completed both assessments, please email me with the subject line, 'NWEA Done'.

CAP Nominations

The deadline to nominate students for CAP has been extended to Friday, February 15. Please be sure to complete the teacher nomination form and send it over to Student Services before the deadline for students you are interested in nominating. If you have any questions about CAP nominations, please see me.

Kindergarten Round-up

Believe it or not we are already getting geared up for next year’s kindergarten crew! Please

include the following information in your newsletters:

Thomson Families: Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held April 22-26. If your child’s 5th birthday falls between June 15th and December 1st, we recommend signing up for the 'Early 5 Wait List'. You can do this now by calling Thomson Elementary at 810-591-0911. If your child will be ready for regular kindergarten and their 5th birthday is on or before September 1st, you can register for Kindergarten Round-up beginning February 26th. Call early to make sure you get an appointment that works with your schedule. Kindergarten Round-up is very important for incoming kindergarten students and their families. Don’t miss this important week. Call 810-591-0911 beginning February 26th to register.

Cardinal Code Focus for the Week: Arrival & Dismissal

This week's Cardinal Code Lesson Focus for the week is Arrival and Dismissal. Some key points to remember and reteach are:

  • Walking hip & lip, means you are not talking to your friends while walking
  • Eyes forward so you can be sure to give personal space.
  • Ensure that there are no big gaps.
  • When waiting on the bench in the morning, be sure to do so quietly.
Thank you for intentionally teaching the Cardinal Code to your students.

Quotes Worth Reading

"Let the beauty of what you LOVE be what you do."


"Being deeply LOVED by someone gives you strength, while LOVING someone deeply gives you courage.”


May you always have strength AND courage and may you give it as well.

Happy Valentines Day!

Thomson Elementary


Home of the Thomson Teddies!


Where Kids Come First and Futures Begin!

Celebrations & Announcements

Birthdays: Megan Romanik, February 11th, Julie VanEvery, February 19th, and Kay Tessner, February 20th...Happy, Happy Birthday to All Three of You!

Congratulations on your retirement Annette! You have been an amazing asset to Davison Community Schools for many years and you will be greatly missed!

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Week of February 11th-PLC Week

  • Monday, February 11th-Data Day; Red Wing Assembly, 1:30 p.m.; ACC 4:15-6:15 p.m.

  • Tuesday, February 12th-DI Meeting, 4:15-6:15 p.m.; Annette's retirement party at MD's, 4:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, February 13th-Count Day!; CMC 4-7 p.m.

  • Thursday, February 14th-Valentine Party Day, $5 Jean Day to support Project Graduation

  • Friday, February 15th-???? Stay Tuned ????

  • Monday, February 25th-Book Fair Begins; PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, February 26th-Kindergarten Round-up Appointments Begin Being Taken; Kindergarten ELA/Social Studies Day (?)

  • Wednesday, February 27th-Staff Meeting, 7:35 a.m. (Agenda: Holly Halabicky, SIDR)

  • Thursday, February 28th- Elementary Principals Meeting (Natalie); Family Reading Night 4:45-7:15 p.m.

  • Friday, March 1st-Superintendents Conference (Natalie); Trading Post

  • Week of March 3rd-PLC Week

  • Tuesday, March 5th-Tornado Drill, Child Study Day, PEP Parent Night

  • Wednesday, March 6th-Staff Meeting, 7:35 p.m. (Agenda: TBA); For Mar Visits

  • Thursday, March 7th-General Admin Meeting (Natalie); DK/K ACC Day; For Mar Visits

  • Friday, March 8th-Leadership Team Meeting, 7:15 a.m.; For Mar Visits