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!

Michelle Dague

Interim Principal

Thompson Middle School

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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.

Please click here for more detailed information and email Dave Simone, one of the club advisors, with any questions.

5Essentials Parent Survey Now Open

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

Kayla’s Kindness Rock Garden was created in the Fox Mill Community in Memory of Kayla Lehmann. It is filled with colorful hand painted rocks that children can take or make to bring kindness to other people. Each year on Kayla’s birthday April 5th Kayla's Hope hosts a Rock Painting Party. All are invited to the event held at the Fox Mill Club House to paint rocks to put in the garden.
Parent Letter - Upcoming Spring Assessments and Survey

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

Thompson Yearbooks

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 ( or 331-228-6410) if you have any questions or need financial assistance.

Speed Stars Strength Sport Performance Camps

Starting March 14th St. Charles North High School Football will host their Speed Stars Strength Sports Performance Camps. The camp is designed for all Middle School aged students, both male and female. It is non-sport-specific and will be centered around age-appropriate functional training. The sessions will run Tuesdays and Thursdays in March and April, with the week of spring break off. Sessions begin at 7:00 pm and end at 8:15 pm. Please see the flyer below to register.
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Join a Club! Get Involved!

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 ( or Diane Pollilo (, Thompson Staff Facilitators. Please consider encouraging your child to take advantage of these resources!

Read the latest LRC Community Newsletter!

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 Parent University

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.

Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above! Facebook: @ThompsonMiddleSchoolPTO

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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
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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

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