Paw Prints, 12-2-13
From Ms. Marx
Literacy Day was a big success at Thomson this year. We had many family and friends here reading with our students. We also announced our One Author, One School event to begin in January. Our featured author will be Ralph Fletcher. All students will be reading his books and he will visit the school. In addition, he will be doing some professional development with the teachers around the teaching of writing. We are all very excited!
The winner of the Goodwill Drive was Ms. Raldulski's class! Congratulations! And a big thank you to all who contributed toward this worthy cause.
Make up day for pictures is Dec 6th
Early release day Dec 13th
Square 1 Art
Square 1 Art orders went home in backpacks last week. If you have any questions please contact Holly Breen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelley Plodzik at email@example.com. Thank you to all who supported this 5th grade fundraiser.
Thomson’s Harvest Drive for the People’s Pantry
Thank you all for donating so generously to the Fall Harvest Drive for the People's Pantry. Thanks to your generosity, 231 items were donated far surpassing our goal of 200 items! In this time of need and Thanksgiving, I know there are many people out there who appreciate your kindness and generosity. Thank you again and please keep an eye out for the next People’s Pantry food drive in the Spring!
Thomson School PTO First Annual Holiday Gift Drive
Thomson School PTO is honored to be supporting the North Andover Youth & Recreation Services Holiday Gift Drive. We have adopted a local family for the holiday. Thank you to everyone who so generously took a mitten off our Giving Tree during the Holiday Fair. Just a reminder that all gifts must be dropped off at the Thomson School office by next Monday, Dec. 9th. Thank you!
Holiday Wreath Orders: PICK-UP TODAY!
Thank you to all who placed their holiday greenery orders through our PTO Nunan’s Fundraiser – please come pick up your order today, Monday Dec. 2nd between 3:15 and 6:00 pm at the Thomson School- we will be inside the gym. Thank you!
Sunshine Math Superstars!
Congratulations to: Angela T, Kyle R, Leila J. for passing the 25 Stars Milestone!
Congratulations to: Javier B, Ryan Q, Gaelan E, Jaydaliz J, Sofia B, Kiana S, Aidan Z, Catherine G. for passing the 50 Stars Milestone!
Congratulations to:Ella B, Andrew L, Paige S, Naomi H, Kaidyn C, Emma T, Taylor F, Elle G, Eleanor Z, Sanaa J, Vanessa M, Adriana C, Rose G, . for passing the 75 Stars Milestone!
Congratulations to: Benjamin K, Oliver P, Emma K, Anulekha S, Summer G. for passing the 100 Stars Milestone!
Congratulations to: Simon P. for passing the 125 Stars Milestone!
Keep up the great work superstars!
IMPORTANT! A couple of reminders: Make sure student’s first and last name are on the corrected worksheet you send back, along with the total number of stars at the top or email the total number of stars along with student’s name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Box Top News
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Our next monthly membership meeting will be Friday, December 6 at 12:30 in the Central Office (1600 Osgood St, 3rd fl). In addition to discussing our business items and hearing an update from Leigh Ann Carbone, we will also enjoy our next “learning segment” on Executive Functioning. Everyone is welcome!
After receiving such positive feedback and request for more information, Martha Lindsay is inviting the public to hear Part II: Where Do I Start? How to Handle Behaviorally Challenged Kids Without Medication. (Martha shared the first part of her lecture at NAPAC’s first Lunch & Learn.) Part II will be held Monday, November 25 at 7pm at 7 Hodges St, North Andover. She will be joined by Maria Nardella. Presentation is 40 minutes followed by Q&A. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact NaturalLife@rdlweb.com.
Consider attending the school committee meetings on behalf of NAPAC (no speaking required—just your presence!).
Come join the four Choirs of Treble Chorus of New England for their annual "Ring in the Holidays" concert on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 7 pm at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College. Guest artists include Polymnia Choral Society of Melrose and a variety of holiday instrumentalists. Enjoy The Canticle of Lights by Bob Chilcott as well as other favorites like Jingle Bells, In the Bleak Mid Winter and the Hallelujah Chorus!
Tickets are General Admission at $16/adults, $10/students and seniors. Please contact Anna S. Choi at email@example.com or 978.470. TCNE for more information. To buy tickets online, please go to: http://www.treblechorusne.org/Concerts.html and click on the "online
The North Andover Crusaders Special Olympic Basketball Team will begin its eighth season on Thursday, December 5th This Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Team includes players (ages 8-18) with intellectual disabilities playing along-side similarly-aged typically-abled team mates.
The team will practice Thursday nights (excluding holiday weeks) starting December 5th through the first week of March. Practices are held at the Joseph N. Hermann Youth Center. The Elementary School teams will practice from 5:30 to 6:30pm and the Middle and High School teams will practice from 6:45 to 7:45pm. Volunteering for the Special Olympics is a rewarding experience, provides a meaningful contribution to our community and is a lot of fun!! Please contact Kathleen Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Special Olympics Unified Sports brings together Special Olympic Athletes and Team Partners building friendship, character, leadership, and inspiring greatness in all who participate. Come join the fun.
North Andover Booster Club
Wrestling registration is open through 11/30; Girl’s Volleyball registrations are now open. Please visit www.eteamz.com/nabc for more information and to register.
The North Andover Lacrosse Association
Registration is now open for the spring 2014 season. Please go to our website at www.nalax.net to register online before the December 31, 2013 deadline. For questions, please contact Cara Higgins at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you on a lax field this spring!