PTO Committees

Committee Purpose
Arlington Community Card Thompson’s Community Card is the primary fundraiser for Thompson School. Committee members sign up businesses to participate and work with volunteers to sell cards at Town Day and throughout the year.
Communications
& Marketing
Manage all marketing and communications for PTO programming, including publicity, weekly newsletter, social media, and website.
Enrichment Collaborate with teachers and grade reps to plan theater, music, dance, and art events, author visits, and math- and science-oriented events.
Fundraising Manage and collaborate with fundraising committee to raise money for all enrichment programming at Thompson via the Arlington Community Card, direct donation, raffles, bake sales, Box Tops, Amazon, and other methods.
New Family Ambassadors Welcome new families to Thompson by showing them the ropes, introducing them to other families, meeting them for coffee to answer questions, and generally welcoming them into the Thompson community.
Room Parents Support your child’s teacher while getting to know your child’s classmates and their parents! Work with co-room parents and teachers to find volunteers for classroom celebrations, field trips, teacher appreciation, and schoolwide community-building events.
Spirit & Appreciation Committee Manage school spiritwear sales, organize monthly spirit days, and manage and solicit volunteers for all appreciation activities such as Teacher Appreciation Week.
Volunteer Committee Create the annual volunteer survey, collect and analyze survey data, manage the PTO’s SignUpGenius account, and organize volunteer recognition.
Other Thompson Groups Description
Arlington EATS Founded by Thompson School parents and staff and now supporting students townwide, Arlington EATS works to ensure that the 500-plus local students who receive free and reduced-price lunch when school is in session still have access to healthy meals even when school is not in session, from monthly community dinners to lunches during summer and school vacation weeks to providing access to snacks during the school day.
Green Team The Thompson Green Team cares about the earth, the environment, and all living creatures. It aims to empower and support students and the broader Thompson community to take action to protect and preserve our environment. Guided by student interest, ideas, and energy, the Green Team provides opportunities and coordinates activities that will have a meaningful and positive impact.
Thompson Diversity and Inclusion Group (DIG)
Thompson Drama Project Organize this long-standing annual drama production for all 3rd to 5th graders who want to be involved.
School Council Representatives Identify educational needs, adopt educational goals, review the annual school budget, and formulate a school improvement plan for Thompson. Made up of administrators, parents, and one community member (10 members total).
Yearbook