Thompson Crossing News

Igniting the future! 4/7/2017

From the Principal...

Welcome back to the last stretch of 2016-2017!! Our March Team Time was phenomenal and motivating. I continue to be amazed by our 5th graders who write and produce the skit for each team time. They focus on a character trait that we talk about at school and provide such real examples. Our younger students really look up to these kids! We also celebrated Mrs. Angie Freeman as the Thompson Crossing 2017 Teacher of the Year! She is so well-deserving due to her dedication, patience, and ability to make a difference with the kindergarten students and families she works with each year.

It doesn’t seem possible that we have started the final quarter of the year. With this, we maintain our high expectations for students. We have one more round of ISTEP+ tests starting April 17 and going through May 10. This is online. We will also continue to emphasize to treat each staff member and fellow student with nothing but the utmost respect and kindness each and every day until the end of the school year. Honestly, I have seen some ups and downs regarding this with some of our students and I think it’s something we can continue to work on as an entire building of students and adults in order to support one another and help each other grow and develop into productive lifelong citizens. Your modeling and support as a parent is instrumental to this, and we thank you for your involvement in this process, and for supporting us if we reach out to you. We sincerely care about your child.

With the end of the year approaching, it is my practice to work as closely as possible with parents to create the ultimate class assignment that ensures each student’s maximum success. The goal is to create a good match from day one. K-4th grade parents (excluding REACH), who will be remaining at Thompson Crossing for next year, please consider filling out the Parent Input Form that was emailed out this week (and is on the Thompson Crossing webpage). The strict deadline is Friday, April 21. Also, if you have an incoming kindergarten student, or know of one, please make sure you are registering him/her anytime (or asking their parent to) between April 12-14 at our district office. The number of sections and class sizes depend on this information.

Warmest Regards,

Jeffrey J. Murphy

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Fun Spirit Days 4/10-4/14...

Monday April 10th is "Disney Day"!!! Dress like your favorite Disney Character or wear your favorite Disney shirt! Cost to participate is $1.00. All proceeds will help fund our "Buddy Bench".

Tuesday-Thursday are spirit days set aside to help raise funds for our FLL FLASHLIGHTS! The Flashlights are just a couple weeks away from lighting up the World Festival ini St. Louis!!! To show our support and help raise money, donate $1.00 each day and dress up! The spirit days are as follows:

Tuesday April 11th is "The class with the most money will win EXTRA RECESS

Wednesday April 12th is "Favorite Book Character Costume"

Thursday April 13th is "Hat and Crazy Sock Day"

Friday April 14 is "Nerd Day" sponsored by our student council.

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Important Dates...

April 11 2nd Grade Field Trip to Clowes Hall

April 12-14 KDG. Registration @ CTECH

April 12 3:20 Early Dismissal

April 12 3rd Grade Read-A-Thon

April 12-13 Colonial Museum 5th Grade REACH

April 13 Spring Pics

April 13 PTC Meeting @ 6:30

April 13 Student Council Meeting 4-5pm

April 14 Nerd Day Competition *Sponsored by Student Council

April 21 1st Grade Field Trip to Kelsay Dairy Farms

April 25 Volunteer Breakfast 8-8:40am (by invitation)

April 26 Secretary's Appreciation Day

April 26-28 FLL Nationals

May 1-5 Staff Appreciation Week

May 3 3:20 Early Dismissal

May 8-12 Smencil Sales *Sponsored by Student Council

May 9 5th Grade REACH Field Trip to U.S. Federal Court @ 10:15

May 9 PTC Meeting @ 6:30pm

May 12 3rd Grade IMS Field Trip

May 12 PTC Sponsored Walk-A-Thon @ 2:30

May 18 Student Council Meeting and Pizza Party

May 19 5th Grade Jam 4-6pm

May 22 Wheels of Wonder Skating Party 6-8pm

May 23 Field Day

May 24 3:20 Early Dismissal

May 24 Field Day Rain Date

May 25 Last Day for Students

May 25 Awards Day (Schedule TBA)

May 25 5th Grade Promotion (TBA)

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Spring School Pictures April 13th...

Each student will have their picture taken and a set of proofs will be sent home at a later date for you to view. Should you choose to purchase Spring School Pictures, an order form with be included with the proofs. If you do not wish to order Spring School Pictures, simply return the complete set of proofs.

Kindergarten Registration...

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PTC Meeting April 13th/Selecting Board Members...

Please note the PTC will be voting on new board members during the meeting scheduled for April 13 @ 6:30pm. As always, we'd love to see as many parents in attendance as possible and we look forward to selecting the new board who will serve during the 2017/2018 school year.

PTC Fundraising with Flowers...

PTC Fundraising with Flowers...

Order forms and payment due Monday, April 17th. Flower pick up will be at the school on Tuesday, May 2nd from 5-7pm.

If paying with cash, exact change is needed. No change will be made.

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Kroger Community Rewards Program...

  • Register your card with your Thompson Crossing after you sign up.
  • If you don't have a card, visit the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click on Sign IN/Register
  • You will get an email to confirm your information
  • Enter the NPO number for TC...45454 and select the organization from the list to confirm
  • Remember purchases will not count for TC until your card is registered for the community rewards.
  • Thank you in advance for earning rewards for our school

New families to TC, did you know you can use your already existing Kroger rewards card to earn community reward points for Thompson Crossing? If you are coming to us from another school, please consider switching your community rewards toward Thompson Crossing. It is simple to sign up for this wonderful programs see below.

Show your School Spirit!!! Spirit Wear Available for Purchase, Click the Link Below...