In This Issue
- Save the Date | School Calendar
- Thompson News and Events
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Connect with Us
Save The Date
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- January 8, Monday & January 10, Wednesday – 4th Grade Field Trip to the MFA
- January 10, Wednesday, 7 – 9 PM – PTO Meeting, Library, Parents Only
- January 11, Thursday, 6PM – Arlington EATS Community Dinner
- January 11, Thursday – Spirit Day: Thompson Day
- January 11, Thursday, and January 12, Friday – Rescheduled Thompson Drama Auditions
- January 12, Friday – Kindergarten Kidstock Workshop
- January 15, Monday – No School
- 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
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
Rescheduled Thompson Drama Auditions This Week!!!
Calling all parents of actors in grades 3-5!
Auditions for the Thompson Drama Project are after school this Thursday, January 11 and Friday, January 12.
Read over the TDP Ground Rules.
Questions? Contact Lise White and Karen Roth LoRusso at thompsondramaproject1@
Thank you! See you on the stage!
Thompson Winter Parents’ Party! – Saturday January 27th
The annual Thompson Winter Parents’ Party is coming up!
Held at Arlington’s beautiful and historic Town Hall, there will be a DJ, dancing, cash bar, social lounge for chilling out and recharging tired feet, and even some raffle items! Advance purchase tickets available for $15 ($17 at the door). No kids. No agenda. Book a sitter and shine up your dancing shoes. We hope to see you there!
To purchase tickets in advance: https://tinyurl.com/
To lend a hand with set-up and overall party preparation: https://tinyurl.
PTO Meeting – Wednesday, January 10, 7 – 9 pm, Library
All Thompson parents are welcome and encouraged to attend our monthly planning meetings. This month we will be making decisions regarding the Winter Parents Party (1/27), Game Night (3/3) and the Science Explo (3/17).
Special Education Parent Advisory Council
The Special Education Parent Advisory Council will meet on Tuesday, January 9th, 7p.m. at the Ottoson Media Center (Library). Arlington Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) is a parent group that acts as a resource for parents and advises the district regarding meeting the needs of students with special needs. We hope you will join us!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance, January 15, 2018
Light refreshments at 6:45 pm, Program at 7:30 pm, Robbins Memorial Town Hall • Arlington, MA
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson, Director of Lifelong Learning, Yale Divinity School
Special Performance by: Paul White & the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Chorus
Admission is free. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to donate.
Presented by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance Committee
Join us at the table on Thursday, January 11, 6PM @ Thompson
- 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.
Looking for board game enthusiasts to help us with this year’s Game Night. Join the planning team!
Winter Parent’s Party – Jan 27th
There are many things (both large and small) that the planning committee needs help with, from running errands for supplies in the weeks approaching, to helping set up and break down on the day of the event. Interested in helping?
Winter Party sign-up: https://tinyurl.com/
Contact: Kate Murphy at thompsonschoolvolunteers@
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! Let us know if you’re interested. Contact: Yael Beals and Chris Pacheco at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.