Thompson School News : January 7, 2019

Save The Date
*new* Jan 9, Wednesday – PTO meeting, 7-9 pm Jan 10, Thursday – Arlington EATS Community Dinner, 6-7 pm Jan 16, Wednesday – Grade 1 Discovery Museum Workshop Jan 21, Monday – NO SCHOOL Jan 25, Friday – Spirit Day – Be a Superhero! Jan 26, Saturday – Thompson Winter Parents Party *Feb 6-8, Wednesday-Friday – Schoolwide enrichment, Bash the Trash* *Feb 8, Friday – Game Night*
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The Arlington Public School Calendar is @ www.arlington.k12.ma.us/calendar
PTO Spotlight
Parents Winter Party: Save the Date
Saturday, January 26, 2019 This year’s Thompson Winter Parents Party will be held at the beautiful Arlington Town Hall. Kid-free!! Get ready for a DJ and dancing as well as a great opportunity to meet other parents. We’ll also have food and a cash bar. Be on the lookout for a formal invitation coming home in your child’s backpack.
Thompson News & Events
Green Team News: Create a Podcast for the Planet!
Monday, January 7, 6-8 pm @ ACMi studio ACMi (Arlington Community Media Inc.) is offering a workshop to Green Teams on how to create a podcast. Pizza and refreshments will be served. This workshop is intended to give students the tools and inspiration to create “podcasts for the planet” that we can share at our townwide celebration of Earth Day in April and to support any students who want to submit their podcasts to the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. Learn more about the ACMi podcast workshop. RSVP to production@acmi.tv; please also email Elizabeth Rocco at egrocco@gmail.com if you sign up.
Get Involved
Join the PTO Team! Are you interested in helping with the weekly newsletter, organizing an upcoming event, or using your skills in another way for the benefit of the Thompson School community? Email pto@thompsonschoolpto.org to get involved!
International Festival Planning Team The biennial Thompson International Festival will be held on Saturday, March 16. This beloved family event celebrates the rich diversity of the Thompson community. Events include a kids fashion show, cultural performances, country tables, global arts & crafts, and food. The PTO is putting together a planning team for the event. If you are curious to learn more or would like to be part of the team, email Yael Beals (yael.beals@gmail.com) by Jan. 11.
Community News & Events
Arlington EATS Community Dinner The January Community Meal will be this Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6 pm at the Thompson School cafeteria. We hope to see you there. And save the date for Beats for EATS: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7-11 pm at Town Hall. More information coming soon!
AHS Building Project January Events As the Arlington High School Building Project progresses through the Schematic Design phase, the AHS Building Committee is hosting the following events to keep residents informed and offer an opportunity to ask questions. Learn more about the AHS Building Project. Jan. 9 @ 7 pm – Building tours, Arlington High School: Tours will take approximately 45 minutes with a brief Q&A session to follow. Jan. 14 @ 7 pm – Community Forum, Arlington Town Hall (snow date Jan. 16): This forum will include a project update and discussion about the estimated cost.
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