Thomson Tidbits

June 14, 2021

Important News for You!

June 14, 2021

Another school year is coming to a close...and what a year it has been! History will surely reflect that the pandemic brought about changes that have impacted the world. Out of necessity we have learned to do things differently. Some of this learning will, no doubt, be cast aside as we return to a more "normal" life-style. However, some of this new learning will bring about changes in the way we do things going forward.

One thing I hope we will be able to discard is the way in which we have had to limit access of parents and volunteers in our schools. We miss that unique and valuable partnership. Despite this limitation Thomson has been fortunate to benefit from the support of a strong parent base which has worked to ensure students experienced as much "normalcy" as possible. Phone calls, virtual conferences, Zoom meetings with our PTO, and some limited face-to-face meetings with parents helped teachers and other staff keep the focus on providing meaningful learning opportunities for students.

As we enter the last week of school, several parents have called wanting to know what to do to "catch up" their children before next year. Let me assure you that there is no magic answer for this. Every nation in the world is dealing with the learning issues caused as a result of the pandemic. Along with educators around the world, Davison Schools will work to recalibrate and adjust the curriculum so that students continue to grow and learn socially, emotionally and academically. I do believe there is a way parents can help their children make up for some of the learning lag. Parents can encourage their children to read, read, and read. Better yet, make it a family affair! Reading opens the mind to new ideas, helps develop the imagination and ignites curiosity.

This summer it is also important for kids to be kids. Plenty of playtime, as our society opens up, will help them develop more of the social relationships they need to successfully interact with others. And last of all but most important...Tell them how much you love them every day!

Wishing you and your family an enjoyable summer recess!

Most Sincerely,

Lance M. Harper

Guest Principal

Schedule for This Week....

MONDAY & TUESDAY - Normal School Dismissal

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

June 16, 17 & 18

Dismissal @ 11:35 a.m.

Parent Pick Up Doors open at 11:17 a.m.

(ROOM 13-Dismissal @ 11:15 a.m.)

Medicine in Our Office...

Parents should plan on picking up their child’s medication left in the office by June 18 at 1:00. Any medications left after that date will be collected by our district nurse and destroyed. Just a reminder that a new “Authorization to Administer Medication” forms needs to be completed each school year.

Countdown to Summertime...

We are almost done with our Countdown to Summer! What a great year it has been!

June 7: S – “Science” Day (Students can dress as a scientist. A big, white button up shirt can make a great lab coat. Students will be doing science experiments throughout the day.)

June 8: U – “Up” in the Air Day (Bounce House Day! Students will have the opportunity to jump "up" in the air in bounce houses!)

June 9: M – “Mural” Day (Students will create a mural using chalk outside.)

June 10: M – “Music” Day (Students will get to sing and dance to music.)

June 11: E – “Exercise” Day (Students will be moving their body and exercising. They can wear exercise gear to school.)

June 14: R – “Read” Outside Day (Students will be able to read books outside.)

June 15: T – “Thomson” Day (Students can show their school spirit and wear a Thomson or Davison shirt.)

June 16: I – “Inside” Out Day (Students can wear their clothes inside out.)

June 17: M – “Memory” Day (Students will be signing their Yearbooks.)

June 18: E – “Exit” To Summer Day (Students can wear summer clothes to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer.)

Counseling Corner with Mrs. Ganabathi

As we head into summer, I am grateful to have been able to work with so many wonderful students and supportive families this school year. I know your children will do well as they transition into first grade. And, for those DK students who are staying here at Thomson, I look forward to seeing you in August. Have a safe and happy summer break!

Bus Forms

If you haven’t returned your child’s bus form for next year, please do so right away. The bus lot is busy working on schedules and runs for next year and we want to make sure we get up-to-date and accurate information to them!

No Flip Flops

Just a reminder that children CANNOT wear flip flops to school. If your child wears flip flops to school, they will be unable to play on the playground and participate in gym. Sandals are acceptable for outdoor play but must have a back strap and preferably a closed toe. However, please remember to PARTICIPATE IN GYM, YOUR CHILD MUST WEAR TENNIS SHOES or rubber soled shoes. Thank you.

Important Dates to Mark on Your Calendar

June 16, 17 & 18 - Half Days

June 18 - Last Day of School

We are Here to Help-Important Contact Information!

While it is always best to reach out to your child's teacher first, below is a list of other Thomson Staff that you may want or need to contact. Please remember that we are here to help!

Mrs. Miller, Principal-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0910

Mr. Lance Harper, Substitute Principal (April - June):; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911

Mrs. Ganabathi, School Counselor-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0907; Google Phone Number: 810-346-3166

Mrs. Campbell, Literacy Coach-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911

Mrs. Amy Chorley, MTSS Behavior Coach-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0907

Mrs. Anna Wojciechowski, Secretary to the Principal-Email:; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911

Mrs. Sue Dorman,; Thomson Phone Number: 810-591-0911

ATTENDANCE LINE (24/7) 810-591-0916