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1st Grade Orientation August 29th 1:30pm

posted Aug 21, 2019, 8:16 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Incoming 1st grade students are invited to tour their new school, visit their classroom and meet their teacher. 

Recommended Summer Reading List 2019 for Students Entering Grades K-5

posted May 28, 2019, 9:27 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Jun 24, 2019, 7:47 AM ]

We are shooting for the moon this summer with our reading goals as we team up with the public library for our Summer Reading Theme, “A Universe of Stories!” The books on this list are just suggestions! There are NO specific required titles for kids to read. Feel free to choose appropriate books for your unique reader. When deciding on books, have your child read a page out loud to see if it’s a good fit. If they struggle with more than a few words, it’s probably too difficult and may be a better choice for a read-aloud.

Thomson is part of The Green Team!

posted May 8, 2019, 9:04 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Cafeteria recycling and composting began in April. Learn more about this great program here.

Drop-It-And-Go! April 27th

posted Mar 25, 2019, 10:58 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Donate the things you no longer use! 
Drive up to to NAMS and eager 5th graders will unload the donations from your car, simply drop it and go.

Where: North Andover Middle School, 495 Main Street 
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10AM – 1PM 
  • kitchen items
  • household furnishings
  • soft goods - blankets, towels, sheets 
  • books, dvds, and cds
  • bikes and bike helmets
  • soccer balls, footballs, & basketballs

MCAS Testing Schedule Spring 2019

posted Feb 13, 2019, 6:27 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 6:27 AM ]

This year MCAS testing will take place on April 8, 9, 25, and 26th, and then again on May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17th. Take a look at the chart below for more information. 

English Language Arts - April

Grade Day Date Test
3rd, 4th Thursday April 25 ELA Session 1
3rd, 4th Friday April 26 ELA Session 2
5th Monday April 8 ELA Session 1
5th Tuesday April 9 ELA Session 2

Math & STE - May

Grade Day Date Test
3rd, 4th Thursday May 9 Math Session 1
3rd, 4th Friday May 10 Math Session 2
5th Thursday May 2 Math Session 1
5th Friday May 3 Math Session 2
5th Thursday May 16 STE Session 1
5th Friday May 17 STE Session 2
  

December Reminders

posted Dec 26, 2018, 7:44 PM by Hillary Stasonis

Happy Holidays and Happy New Years to all our parents and caregivers. I wish you safe travels and lots of fun times with friends and family. Many of our students have been telling me about their holiday plans and even with all their excitement they have been working hard to stay focused in class.

Just a reminder that Friday, December 21st is a half-day with dismissal at 11:50am. School will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd after the break. Report cards for students in grades 1-5 went home in backpacks last Friday.

Now that we are entering the winter season it is a good time to remind you of our start times in the event of a delayed opening. For a 2-hour delay the children can start arriving at 10:10am and we will start our day at 10:25am. If your child rides the bus, plan on the bus being about 2 hours later than the usual pickup time.

Volunteer for Understanding Our Differences Dec 4th & 7th

posted Nov 28, 2018, 9:52 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Nov 28, 2018, 9:54 AM ]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on December 4th for the 3rd Grade program on Deafness & Hard of Hearing AND Dec 7th for the 5th Grade program on Learning Disabilities
  • Program runs 8:30am - 10:00am 
  • Your child does NOT need to be in the class to volunteer, anyone can! 
  • There is a 20 minute online training session for all volunteers. 
  • Volunteers must have a current CORI on file with the elementary schools. Here is a link to the CORI form: http://nak12.net/CORI
Understanding Our Differences (UOD) is program that teaches 3-5th graders to develop understanding and respect for fellow students with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities as well as chronic medical conditions.

Signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094aadad29a02-understanding1

Join us at the LYLEF 3rd Annual Benefit Dinner

posted Nov 5, 2018, 8:28 AM by Hillary Stasonis

The Live Your Learning Educational Fund (LYLEF) was created to support students who lack financial means to take advantage of learning opportunities, both domestic and international. LYLEF opens doors to students, many of whom have not had experiences outside of their own community, who would not be able to participate in these rich educational experiences without financial aid.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. 

Frick Dining Hall - Brooks School 

Tickets: $125 (limited seating) 


FEATURING:

  • 5-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Katya Salkever
  • Fine beer pairings by Sam Adams co-founder Jim Koch
  • Service by North Andover Public Schools administrators
  • Silent auction and raffle

To purchase tickets visit: www.northandoverfoundation.org/lylef

8th Annual Knights in Training Kid's Run - Saturday October 20th

posted Sep 19, 2018, 9:38 AM by Hillary Stasonis

The North Andover Athletic Association is hosting the 8th Annual Knights on the Run and Knights in Training Kids Run on Saturday, October 20th at NAHS. 

Show your school spirit and get your friends and classmates to join in the fun of the Knights in Training Kid's Run. A special trophy is awarded to the elementary school with the highest participation rate! Last year the THOMSON TIGERS became 2 time champions and proudly claimed the trophy again for 2017. This year they will return to defend their title as reigning champs of…Knights in Training! So get ready -- Atkinson All-Stars, Franklin Dragons, Kittredge Kangaroos, Sargent Sharks, Thomson Tigers, and St. Michael Archangels...Who will bring home the trophy for 2018?

Registration is available online at www.knightsrun5k.com

The Knights in Training Kid's Run is open to all participants under the age of 12. Plenty of raffle prizes and refreshments for all and great giveaways for Kids Run participants. Come on out on Oct 20th and show your pride in being a Scarlet Knight!

Welcome to a new year!

posted Sep 11, 2018, 7:48 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Hello Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome back to a new year at the Thomson School. I am thrilled to have our students, staff and families back, and I am looking forward to a great year. Welcome to all our returning students and families and a big welcome to all of our new students and families! We are excited to work with all of you this year. Our custodial team has been hard at work throughout the summer getting the building ready for our opening so please join me in thanking Kenny and Steve for all their hard work over the summer!

Here are a few reminders as we begin the new school year....

Student Absences: If your child is going to be absent, please remember to call in to the main office to report the absence. Ms. Memmolo checks the absence line each morning when she comes in.

Parking/Drop Off: The parking lots are for staff only in the morning and we ask that you not drop off your child in the staff lot as it creates a safety issue for your child and others. Please use the Saltonstall drop off if you come by car or if you want to walk to the playground with your child, please use one of the side streets (as long as it is not marked No Parking) and walk across to the school using the crossing guard on Waverly Road.

If your child is in breakfast club we ask that you do not enter the staff parking lot after 7:45 am. Staff is arriving and the crossing guard comes on duty at that time. Please pull off on a side street and have your child walk to our crossing guard who will walk them across Waverly Road.

If your child is in Kid’s Stop after school, please do not park or leave your car running in the fire lane. There should be plenty of spaces in the staff lot that open up after school. Please park in one of the open spaces.

Finally, the handicapped spaces are reserved for folks who need them. We have had some instances of people parking there and saying they just needed to come in for a minute. Thanks for being respectful of this!

Powerschool: Please update powerschool when you change your email, phone numbers, etc. We rely on our powerschool database to contact you when so having the most up to date information is always appreciated. Parents can make the changes themselves and if you are unsure how to do this please contact our school secretary, Amy Memmolo.

Ice Cream Social: We hope you can join us in the Thomson cafeteria from 5:30-7:00 for the annual Thomson Ice Cream Social on Monday, September 17th. The ice cream social is a free event and while you are here that evening you can stop by to visit the book fair. 

The Scholastic Fair is coming to Thomson School: The fall 2018 Scholastic Book Fair will be the week of September 17th-21st. Volunteers are needed to help children choose books and make payments. If you are interested in volunteering an hour or two of your time, please sign up via the volunteer spot by clicking on the link: http://signup.com/go/SxpXYMT. Just a quick reminder that we cannot guarantee you will placed with your child’s class. The teachers schedule is not yet finalized until the week of the book fair. We need our volunteer schedule set well before that time. Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Mr. Raymond, Thomson Principal

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