Thompson Friday Forecast
March 3, 2023
From the Thompson Administration Team
Hello Thunder Parents/Guardians!
The 2023 Illinois Parent Survey is currently open for you to access and the student survey will be given this week to our TMS students during the school day. These surveys are very important as they provide a feedback loop that allows us to reflect and refine our educational practices. Every year D303 participates in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey as a way to collect feedback from all of our stakeholders: students, teachers, staff, and parents/guardians. The Parent Survey, for Middle School parents, will be open from March 2, 2023 to March 10, 2023. You and your child’s participation in the survey provides an opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of our school’s effectiveness. These responses will help us understand the conditions at Thompson Middle School and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Below is the link to the survey for you:
Thank you in advance for your feedback as we greatly welcome and appreciate it.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thompson Middle School
Volunteer with the Thompson Builders Club!
Builders Club is a club focused on community service. They need 34 volunteers to serve at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Thursday, April 27th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. They need at least ten students each with a parent, guardian, or older sibling, to volunteer. You do not need to be a member of Builders Club to volunteer. This is a great opportunity for parents and students to spend time with one another while at the same time serving the community.
You’re invited to provide feedback on the important elements about Thompson Middle School to help guide improvements. (Está invitado a dar su opinión sobre los elementos importantes acerca de la escuela Thompson para ayudar a guiar las mejoras.)
Kayla's Hope Rock Painting Party
Please click to read a letter from the D303 Assessment and Accountability Executive Director regarding the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, the Illinois Science Assessment, and Panorama SEL survey.
2023-2024 Thompson PTO Board Openings
The Thompson PTO is taking Board nominations! The PTO is comprised of elected board positions, dozens of non-elected committee chairs, and numerous volunteers. Our Board positions are open to parents, guardians, and staff as well. If you are interested in running for a Thompson PTO Board Position for the 2023-2024 school year or know someone who would be a good fit, please complete the form below.
Members of the current Board will reach out to anyone who is nominated to share what it is like to be a Board member and to answer questions.
For more information about the open positions, please contact Michelle Dague, Interim Principal, or any of our current PTO Officers: Shannon Puri (President), Laura Bouton (Vice President), Lani Hamilton (Treasurer), and Michelle Johnson (Secretary). You may also visit our PTO website at https://thompsonpto.com.
Every year, the Yearbook Club publishes a Thompson yearbook. Students who decide to purchase a yearbook are given this keepsake at the end of the school year. Buying a yearbook is optional and not all students choose to own one. The price of the yearbook is $25.
Have you ordered a Thompson 22-23 Yearbook? You can check your PushCoin account to see if you have purchased one by going to 'transactions' and then adjusting the start date back to July 1, 2022. Also, we have a list of all students who will be receiving a yearbook posted on the wall by the cafeteria. Contact Kim Walters (email@example.com or 331-228-6410) if you have any questions or need financial assistance.
Speed Stars Strength Sport Performance Camps
Check out the Daily Announcements and join in the fun activities happening at TMS.
TMS After School Tutoring Program
'North Stars Helping Thunder' is an after school tutoring program where St. Charles North High School Honors students help our Thunder students with their homework. This program runs from 3:45 - 4:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday in the LRC. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Romano (Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Diane Pollilo (Louise.email@example.com), Thompson Staff Facilitators. Please consider encouraging your child to take advantage of these resources!
The LRC Community Newsletter is designed to share information on literacy-based special events and programs in our area as well as promote a joy for reading and technology in the homes of D303 families.
D303's commitment to educating students extends to our families. Parent University is our way of empowering parents and guardians to support their children’s academic, social and emotional needs through a series of information sessions.
Supporting Parents in Transformational Times: Meeting the Unique Social and Emotional Needs of Their Gifted Children
Presented by Michele Kane, Ed.D.
Virtual, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
March 21, 2023
In this presentation, Michele Kane, Ed.D., will focus on the affective aspects of being gifted. Sensitivity, intensity, and perfectionism will be explored in relationship to giftedness. Michele will provide parents with effective strategies and techniques for dealing with these personality traits, as well as ways to help kids navigate the unique stressors of giftedness, especially during times of increased turmoil.
Click here to register. The presentation will be recorded and posted online when available.
All parents of Special Education students are welcome to attend this second meeting of the year.
Transition to Kindergarten
This presentation is especially for Spanish speaking families.
Seal of Biliteracy
CUSD 303 offers the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy to high school students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English and in other languages.
Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above! Facebook: @ThompsonMiddleSchoolPTO
Dates to Remember
- Friday, March 3 - Teacher Institute Day - No School for Students
- Friday, March 17 - End of the 3rd Quarter
- Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31 - Spring Break
- Monday, April 3 - School Resumes
- Wednesday, April 5 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
- Friday, April 7 - School Improvement Day - No School for Students
Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Michelle Dague - Interim Principal
Ms. Lindsay Mortensen - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator
Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator