Thompson Friday Forecast

January 24, 2020

Breakfast at Thompson

Our Thompson Thunder students have the opportunity to purchase breakfast when they arrive to school each day. OrganicLife offers breakfast beginning at 7:30 am. A breakfast ‘meal’ is $1.60. Click here for more information.

Annual Vision and Hearing Screenings

The annual vision and hearing screenings mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health will be completed February 18th through February 21st at Thompson. All 8th grade students, those in Special Education Programs, those students new to D303, and those whose teachers have requested will be screened. If your child has glasses, please remind them to bring them on those days.

Please contact Diane Isbrandt, RN at 331-228-3104 with questions or concerns.

Help Paint the Town Orange

Random Acts Matter is a nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing our community to provide care and compassion through random acts of kindness and service. This organization is encouraging our community to perform good deeds during Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 9-15, 2020.

No kind act is too small. Everyone is encouraged to participate and to help cover St. Charles in kindness!

Make sure you post your Acts on their facebook page at Random Acts Matter or on twitter @randomactsSTC

For more information check their website: Please contact the Random Acts of kindness Week chairpersons Erica Candela or Jen Rothenberg if you have questions.

Middle School Explore Wheel

The School Board unanimously approved revisions to the Middle School Explore options for the 2020-2021 school year. The Explore pathways have been renamed Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Design, STEM, and Fine Arts in order to ensure their alignment to industry, as well as the career pathways and career clusters. The course and pathways align with career pathways at the high school level, which will support students' long term course planning. Some highlights of the revision include the addition of two drama courses, an additional art course, and providing more choice to students at 7th and 8th grade based on their areas of interest.

Explore elective forms for our current 6th and 7th graders should be turned in to student services by Monday, January 27th. Exploratory course descriptions can be found on our website at the bottom of the home page. If you have questions, please contact your student’s counselor for next year or call the main office at (331) 228-3100.

Middle School Transfer Requests

Families who wish to submit Middle School Transfer requests may do so beginning February 3rd. The request form will be available on the District 303 website through February 28th. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want transferred. Requests are granted based on space available so siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.

Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.

Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation. Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.

Parent Satisfaction Survey

Every year, District 303 conducts a satisfaction survey that gives us meaningful feedback from our students, teachers and parents. As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) we are participating in the statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about Thompson Middle School.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through February 14, 2020. To take the survey, please visit and select the appropriate survey.

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide Thompson Middle School with your input!

Thompson Yearbook

Every year, Thompson students publish 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 your Thompson 19-20 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 April 1, 2019. Contact Kim Walters ( or 331-228-6410) if you have any questions or need financial assistance. Or stop in the main office during conferences!

D303 Parent University Offerings for 2019-2020

Join us for Parent University programs aimed at engaging local experts, parents and school staff in conversations about ways in which we can collectively strengthen our communities. Programs are free and open to the public.

Parent University Book Study

District 303 Parent University presents our second annual book study when we read "The Whole Brain Child" by Dr. Dan Siegel.

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling book Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. Conversations will be based upon the book as well as supplemental workbook activities.

Study sessions will be offered during both morning and evening times at the following locations:

Baker Community Center (101 S. 2nd Street, St. Charles)

Fox Ridge in the LRC (1905 Tyler Road, St. Charles)

Join us for the book study sessions on the following dates:

February 13, 2020

9:15-10:30 a.m. at Baker Community Center

6:30-7:45 p.m. at Fox Ridge in the LRC

February 27, 2020

9:15-10:30 a.m. at Baker Community Center

6:30-7:45 p.m. at Fox Ridge in the LRC

March 12, 2020

9:15-10:30 a.m. at Baker Community Center

6:30-7:45 p.m. at Fox Ridge in the LRC

Crossing Guard Opening

Calling any Thompson Parents/Guardians! If you have an interest in expanding your daily experiences, we are in need of three additional crossing guards. Each position would support morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. The hours are 7:40 to 8:30 am and 3:15 to 4:00 pm at $35/day. This position is posted on the district website. If you have questions about the position, please contact the main office at (331) 228-3100.
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Thompson PTO

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Dates to Remember

  • Monday, January 27 - Explore course selection forms for 2020-2021 are due
  • Thursday, February 13 - PTO Meeting from 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Monday, February 17 - Presidents’ Day Holiday
  • Friday, February 28 - No school for students - Teacher Institute Day

  • Friday, February 28 - Middle School Transfer requests are due

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Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Sarah Cann - Assistant Principal

Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal

Dr. Alicia Honnert - Assistant Principal

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