Big T Weekly

September 13, 2019

STEM Learner Profile for September: Collaborative

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Please keep your photo IDs handy!

Reminder - all visitors (parents, volunteers, and guests) entering Thompson District Schools need to present their photo ID to the camera above the doorbell every time they want to enter the building. Please see the link below to view the District Safety and Security Video to explain this Policy in more detail.
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69th Annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction - Big Thompson Elementary School's LARGEST and ONLY fundraiser is fast approaching and we need your help! This year will mark Big T PTA's 69th Annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction on November 2nd. This long standing tradition brings in generations of Big T students, families and community members to help raise funds for our school. Those funds have helped us purchase tablets, stem devices, books, etc. Last year's event brought in over $15k for our school! Since this is our only fundraiser of the year, we spend months of planning and preparation by soliciting donations from area businesses for our silent auction. Hundreds of businesses have supported Big T in the past and continue to do so year after year. However, it takes a team of dedicated volunteers to reach out to those businesses. Big T PTA is asking for volunteers (members and non- PTA members) to help contact area businesses about donating and/or sponsoring our amazing event. You can find out more information about how you can help by going to You will also find additional materials in this week’s Friday Folders including business sponsorship sign up forms and classroom basket donation information for the silent auction. Thank you for your continued support of this amazing event!
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Don't Forget to Register to Volunteer!

Thompson School District requires anyone interested in volunteering at Big Thompson Elementary or any TSD school, to register on the district’s online volunteer registration program, VITAL. Your registration, along with a clear background check, automatically enrolls you into our approved volunteer database. Once approved, you will be allowed to volunteer in your child’s classroom, chaperone during a field trip, help out during a Big T event, and so much more! Registered volunteers automatically receive emails about the latest volunteer opportunities around our school. There is no commitment necessary by registering. Don’t miss out on another volunteer opportunity, so register today at and click on the “New Volunteer” tab. If you have registered in the past, please take the time to review your information by clicking on the link above and logging in under the “Returning Volunteer Login” tab. Unfortunately, we have had over 30 emails bounce back. Double check to make sure your email is correct and your information is up-to-date. If you have questions, please email your Big T Volunteer Coordinator, Erin Lambert, at Check out the current volunteer opportunities at Big T:

Chili Supper and Silent Auction

Edward’s Friday Folders

Volunteering is not limited to your child’s classroom. If you are available for another opportunity in another class, we would love to have you!


School Instructional Fee Due 10/1/19

Instructional fees can be paid online with a credit card or in the office with cash or check made out to Big Thompson. Kindergarten fees are $16 for the year and 1st-5th grade fees are $32 for the year.

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Before and After School Care

The YMCA provides our before and after school program this year. They are here to support your before and after school needs. They will also be offering some “Fun Clubs” throughout the year. So, stay tuned for information regarding these exciting opportunities. You can reach them at or 303-443-4474.

Upcoming Dates

*9/16 Picture Day in the morning

*9/24 PTA/SAC Meeting 6:00-8:00

*10/4 - No School for Students

*10/7-10 Parent Teacher Conferences

*10/10-11 No School for Students

*10/21 Picture Retakes in the morning

*11/TBD Grandparents Day (more info to come)

Ignite Camp

Ignite camp is up and running for our upcoming no school days on October 4, 10 and 11. See the attached flyers if you are interested.