Thompson Crossing News
Igniting the future-September 30, 2016
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL...
Parent-teacher conferences are an opportunity to establish strong, clear communication between parents and teachers. Since children are different at home and in school, both the parent and the teacher gain in understanding the child and can, therefore, be more effective in helping him or her achieve their full potential.
Before the conference
Preparing for the conference can make the experience more rewarding. Ask your child if he has concerns or anything that he would like you to communicate to the teacher. If you are concerned about your child’s work, keep copies of material that illustrate your concerns. If only one parent of a two-parent household can attend the conference, it is helpful to take notes to share. In order to gain information about your child’s behavior and progress, you might prepare some questions that directly address your area of concern. Here are some possible examples:
1. Does my child arrive to class with his completed homework and his materials ready to start work?
2. Is my child able to persevere when given a difficult question or task?
3. Will my child willingly challenge a new task?
4. Is my child able to act as part of a group sharing in the workload?
5. Given a leadership role, does my child accept the added responsibility?
6. Does my child demonstrate compassion to students around him?
7. When a new topic is introduced, is my child inquisitive? Will she independently seek out additional information?
8. Is my child able to think through problems in a logical manner?
9. Having resolved a conflict, can my child reflect on what she might do differently next time?
10. When given a new assignment, is my child motivated to begin immediately and produce his best work?
11. Is my child able to express her opinion in class in a persuasive manner?
12. Does my child respond in a flexible manner when his schedule, teacher or routine is changed?
We look forward to spending time with you next week discussing your child and his/her development.
Mr. Jeff Murphy
Proud Thompson Crossing Principal
FALL PARTIES AND FALL BREAK...
Fall Break is coming soon!!! Our last day of school is Friday, October 7th and we return on Monday, October 24th. Please mark your calendars!
A reminder to all Thompson Crossing families: Fall Parties will be held October 7th from 3:00-3:40. New this year, if you are planning to attend, you must preregister as a visitor 48 hours prior to the event via the following link: https://secure.safevisitorsolutions.com/Safe/Visitor/franklin000012
THIS WILL BE EXPECTED FOR ALL PARTIES FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR BUILDING. THERE IS NO FEE FOR THIS. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
SAVE THE DATE: PTC's FIRST ANNUAL 'MY GUY AND I'...
FOR: ALL THE YOUNG MEN OF THOMPSON CROSSING AND THEIR MOTHERS OR THE SPECIAL LADY IN THEIR LIFE
WHAT: A NIGHT OF MUSIC, DANCING, GAMES, PIZZA AND FUN!WHEN: NOVEMBER 18TH FROM 6-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: AT THOMPSON CROSSING
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MORE INFORMATION TO COME HOME WITH YOUR STUDENT AFTER FALL BREAK!!!
A NOTE FROM THE NURSE...
A NOTE FROM THE COUNSELOR...
This month, we are focusing on being kind, compassionate, and loving human beings. I am teaching all the students about being a Bucket Filler. We all have our own invisible bucket that we carry around that holds our positive feelings and thoughts about ourselves. We can fill other people’s buckets by showing love, giving a smile, being helpful, giving genuine compliments, and all around being a kind person. When you fill someone else’s bucket, you are also filling your own because it makes you feel good helping someone else feel good. There is also a Bucket Dipper, which is someone who dips into other’s buckets by saying mean things, leaving them out, ignoring, or hurting them. The goal every day is to practice being a Bucket Filler!! If you would like to learn more about Bucket Filling, check out www.bucketfillers101.com and the book: Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By: Carol McCloud.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns about your child at firstname.lastname@example.org
KICKING OFF RED RIBBON WEEK!!!
See the list of Spirit Days below...
MONDAY~Red Ribbon Kick-off Day (please wear red to show support)
TUESDAY~Join the Fight Against Drugs (please wear camo or animal print)
WEDNESDAY~Hats off to Being Drug Free (please wear a crazy hat)
THURSDAY~My Future Is Bright (please wear your favorite college or high school attire)
FRIDAY~What Being Drug Free Allows Me To Be (please dress as a future career/book character/teacher/principal
Thompson Crossing Takeover Party!!!
Where: Chicago's Pizza and Red Line Frozen Yogurt~5920 E. Stop 11 Rd.
Time: 5-8 p.m. Dine In or Carry Out
Come enjoy an evening with Chicago's Pizza and Red Line to raise money for Thompson Crossing Elementary School. Chicago's Pizza/Red Line gives 20% of all purchases to this amazing group!
We hope to see you there!