Save The Date
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- January 22, Monday – Grade 1 Discovery Museum (in School Program)
- January 23 @ 7 PM – Science Explo Organizational Meeting
- January 26, Friday – Spirit Day, Color by Grade: K- purple, 1- green, 2- blue, 3- yellow, 4- red, 5- Rainbow-ALL the colors!
- January 27 – Thompson Winter Parents Party (Parents Only)
- January 31, Wednesday – Deadline for ordering Thompson Yearbooks
- January 31, Wednesday – Talk by Sara Fernandes Burd, Arlington’s new Director of Guidance & Social Emotional Learning
- February 8, Thursday – Arlington EATS Community Dinner sponsored by the Thompson PTO
- February 20, 21, 22, 23 – Arlington EATS Lunches
Click http://tinyurl.com/ndp8spb for Thompson’s Google Calendar to get school holidays, early release days, and PTO events on your own calendar. Click http://tinyurl.com/y7u5k2on for a printable version of this month’s calendar.
Thompson News & Events
Kidstock Creative Theater
Kindergarten students enjoyed a visit from Kidstock Creative Theater on Friday, January 12. They watched and acted in three shows: Ferdinand, The King and The King, and Boy, I Love to Dance! The shows were chosen to teach the children about diversity, or celebrating the ways in which people are all different.
Talk by Sara Fernandes Burd
Director of Guidance and Social-Emotional Learning for the Arlington Schools
Wednesday, January 31st, 7-8 pm at Thompson School
Join us for a conversation with Sara Fernandes Burd, Arlington’s new Director of Guidance and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and learn about SEL. Discover what SEL actually looks like for your student!
Mrs. Burd will share information about the field of SEL, discuss how Arlington is supporting the SEL skills of all their students and provide tips and resources on how families can support their students in and out of school. Q & A to follow.
Nurse Christina would appreciate sock donations as many children are coming in from recess with wet feet – thank you!
2018 Thompson School Wide Yearbook
Ordering / Picture preference / Opting Out
We are pleased to announce that the annual Thompson School Wide Yearbook will be making a return for the 2017-2018 school year!
Helping our children hold onto memories of friends from all across the school, the soft-covered 24-page book will display every class (K-5) with the individual school portraits taken by CoffeePond earlier this year, along with teachers and administration. The price is $13.00.
For easy online ordering until Jan 31st, go to: www.coffeepond.com.
Under Order Central, select: Yearbooks
Enter School Password: Thompson2018
A form will be sent home in your child’s folder this week that should be filled out and returned if your child had a retake photo or if, for any reason, you do not want your child to be included in the book.
If you have any questions please direct them to Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thompson Winter Parents’ Party! – Saturday January 27th
—To purchase Tickets online: https://tinyurl.com/Th
—To purchase Tickets by cash or check, and/or request sponsorship: tinyurl.com/Winte
—To make song requests (including international selections!): tinyurl.com/Wint
—To submit a *Raffle Item: If you have a service or talent you’d like to offer as a raffle item, please do! Submit by Wed Jan 24 to email@example.com.
—Help is also still needed with party set-up, welcome table, selling raffle tickets, etc. Many of these tasks require only 30 minutes of your time, and some are excellent ways to casually mingle and get to know other parents. Go here to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/Thomps
Can’t wait. See you there!
Calling All Science Enthusiasts : Science Explo March 17th
Are you a professional in a scientific field or just a lover of all things science related? We need volunteers to set up and run interactive tables at the Explo in March! We are having an organizational meeting at Thompson on Tuesday, January 23rd @ 7PM if you are interested in participating.
Contact: Yael Beals and Chris Pacheco at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kid Care Preschool 2018 – 2019
The Arlington Recreation Department welcomes your preschooler (ages 2.9 – 5 years old) to join us in our licensed preschool program. The program is located at 352 Mass Avenue. Registration opens to NEW families on 2/1/2018. (Registration is currently open for EXISTING families.) Come visit during one of our OPEN HOUSES on January 17 & 18. Click HERE for more information and to register.
Come join us for February Vacation Lunches! Tuesday, February 20- Friday, February 23.
- To get food assistance: info@arlington-
- To learn more: www.arlington-eats.org
- To donate: www.arlington-eats.
- To volunteer: www.arlington-eats.
- To follow along: www.facebook.com/
- To contact: sarah@arlington-eats.
The Thompson PTO has many volunteer needs both small and big. If you’re looking for a way to give back to Thompson, here’s a list of ways you can help.
3D Printer Help
The PTO is looking for a parent experienced with 3D printers. If you have the expertise and some time available, we need someone that can tinker with the Thompson 3D printer, get it up and running and write up some basic operation instructions for teachers wanting to use it. Contact: Kate Murphy at thompsonschoolvolunteers@
Looking for board game enthusiasts to help us with this year’s Game Night. Join the planning team!
Winter Parent’s Party – Jan 27th
Submit a Raffle Item
Do you have a talent or service you’d like to contribute as a raffle item? Submit your proposal by Wed Jan 24 to email@example.com.
Lend a Hand
Help is still needed with crucial things like set-up, break-down, checking people in, selling raffle tickets, etc. Most of these tasks require only 1/2 hour of your time, and are great ways to mingle and get to know other parents.
Winter Party sign-up: https://tinyurl.com/
Contact: Kate Murphy at thompsonschoolvolunteers@
The PTO needs someone to help promote the PTO/Amazon fundraising link. Thompson School earns 4-10% back on purchases made through the Thompson/Amazon page but shoppers must use the link on the PTO website.
Interested in helping get the word out? Contact: Kate Murphy at thompsonschoolvolunteers@
Help Throughout the Year
To check all current volunteer opportunities: http://tinyurl.com/ThompsonPTOVolunteers
Connect with Us
THOMPSON PTO BOARD
Nandana Mewada, Co-President
Diana Trudell, Co-President
Yael Beals, Vice-President
Danielle Gottesman, Communications Chair
If you have news to share with the community, please email ThompsonPTOevents@gmail.com by Thursday at 12 noon to be included in the next newsletter.
Please note that we will only include news from the Thompson School and Town of Arlington. Announcements of interest to the Thompson community from other non-profit organizations may be included at our discretion.