Thompson School News : November 19, 2018

Save The Date


  • Nov 19, Monday – Otto Pizza Fundraising Night, 5 – 9 pm
  • Nov 21, Wednesday – 12 pm Early Release (no lunch served)
  • Nov 22 & 23, Thursday and Friday – No School (Thanksgiving)
  • Nov 28, Wednesday – Kindergarten Enrichment Program Wicked Cool for Kids
  • Nov 30, Friday – Spirit Day: Sports Day
  • Dec 4, Tuesday – Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Dec 5, Wednesday – PTO Meeting, 7-9 pm
  • Dec 5, Wednesday – Picture Retake Day
  • Dec 10-14, Monday-Friday – Book Fair
  • Dec 11, Tuesday – Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Dec 11, Tuesday – Literacy Night
  • Dec 13, Thursday – Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Dec 13, Thursday – Arlington EATS Community Dinner
  • Dec 17, Monday – Arlington Treble Chorus & Arlington Elementary Orchestra Concert, 6pm
  • Dec 21, Friday – Spirit Day – Pajama Day
  • Dec 21, Friday – 12 pm Early Release (no lunch served)
  • Dec 24-Jan 1 – NO SCHOOL – Holiday Break
  • Jan 2, Wednesday – Back to School
  • Jan 3 & 4, Thursday & Friday – Dentist Visit

School Calendar

Click here for Thompson’s Google Calendar to get school holidays, early release days, and PTO events on your own calendar. Click here for a printable version of this month’s calendar.

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PTO Spotlight

Otto Fundraising Night

Monday, Nov 19, 5 – 9 pm @ 202 Mass Ave., Arlington
The Thompson PTO will receive a percentage of all purchases from take-out, delivery, dine-in, or simply buying a gift card. Have some guilt-free pizza! Spread the word!
Order online or call 781-859-5378

Thompson News & Events

Each classroom at Thompson has one or two Room Parents who volunteer to support the class teachers and specialists. Room Parents communicate important class and PTO information to families, organize supplies for special class projects, organize class celebrations, recruit volunteers, and organize class gifts for the teacher.
Below are the 2018-2019 Thompson Room Parents:
Kindergarten Team
Mrs. Abbott – Jamie Viteri and Crystal Woller
Mrs. Giovannini – Sabrina Kias and Judy Hu
Ms. Joseph – Edith Wun, Allyson Ramsey, and Maureen Gates
Ms. Melnik – Lisa Hersey and Amy Droitcour

1st Grade Team
Mrs. Caplin – Christy Murphy-Macinta
Mrs. Coveno – Katie Moylan and Patricia Gallen
Mrs. Frost – Lani Obermayer
Ms. Givens-Lamothe – Liz Myers, Julie Mow, and Eve Manz

2nd Grade Team
Ms. Bassham – Lousie Parker
Ms. Dichter – Alona Muzikansky and Christa Kelleher
Ms. O’Mahony – Sri Thumati and Maja Fiket
Ms. Orlando – Shannon Hancock and Danielle Gottesman

3rd Grade Team
Ms. Fassel – Karen LoRusso
Ms. Ferola – Tori Kaufmann-Paulman
Ms. Foley – Shannon Dixon and Kobe Cook
Ms. McKenney – Keryn Shaffner

4th Grade Team
Mrs. Jette Sri Thumati and Liz Spingler
Mrs. BrognaDanielle Gottesman and Susan Zwick
Ms. Crowley – Debbie Richer
Mrs. Armstrong – Andrea Holden and Kristen Burrell

5th Grade Team
Mr. Allen – Sara Wilkinson
Mrs. Leigh – Cristin Bagnall
Mr. Guidoboni – Fiona Ehring and Nicole Flory
Ms. D’Intino – Larissa Miller

Art – Takako Sugihara
Gym – Melissa Crowley
Library – Sarah Gupta
Music – Joanna Alexander

The Dentist is Coming to Thompson

January 3 & 4, 2019

The dentist is coming to Thompson Elementary January 3rd and 4th 2019. Please fill out the form sent home with your student and turn it in to Nurse Christina or Vicki Rose if you would like your child’s teeth cleaned. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Smile Massachusetts at 1-888-481-8639 or visit the website at

Spirit Day: Sports Day

Friday, Nov 30
Dress as a favorite athlete or represent your favorite team!


Community Card

Over 1500 cards sold to date! November is our last big marketing push, and with the holidays approaching, it’s the perfect time to use “makes for a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer!” when chatting the card up around town. Cards can be purchased anytime at The Book Rack, at Menotomy Beer and Wine, or online via PayPal at Thompson parents can also purchase cards from Ms. Vicki at the front desk and from Family Sales sellers.

Community News & Events

AEF’s Annual Fall Fundraiser

Monday, November 19th, 6-8 pm @ Tryst – 689 Mass Ave, Arlington
RSVP‘s still welcome
Suggested Donation: $100/person; $150/couple

Please join us as we raise a glass to recognize recent AEF grants and look ahead to an exciting 2018-2019 school year!  Guest speakers include Brian Meringer, Principal of Ottoson Middle School & Kristin DeFrancisco, Principal of the Gibbs School. Live music, hors d’oeuvres, and cash bar. Can’t attend the fundraiser? You can still donate!

Community Forum To Quit Smoking

Tuesday, November 20th, 7-8:30 pm @ Robbins Library Community Room
Free hypnosis and behavioral modification workshop to help smokers and vapers quit for good. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

Arlington Treble Chorus and Arlington Elementary Orchestra Concert

Monday, December 17th, 6 pm @ Arlington Town Hall
The all-town elementary treble chorus is open to all 4th and 5th graders from each of the Arlington elementary schools. The concert will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Support Thompson

Amazon: If you shop on Amazon, please use the Amazon banner on the PTO website ( Last year the PTO earned $2,400 through the Amazon Associates program. The PTO earns a percentage of sales at no cost to you. Check out the FAQ.

Stop & Shop A+ Rewards: Register your Stop & Shop card online and support the PTO with every purchase.

Box Tops: We collect Box Tops throughout the year, and each box top is worth 10 cents for Thompson. You can find a pink and yellow Box Tops container in the lobby below the mailboxes.

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