Paw Prints, 12-8-14
From Ms. Marx
Students are hard at work. Just prior to the break our third graders shared their clothespin projects depicting their family heritage. Lots of interesting facts were shared. Our fourth grade is hard at work on their state projects. Fifth graders are working on citing evidence from the text to support their responses in their ELA classes. Our first graders are beginning a unit on bears this includes a lot of great reading and learning activities. It will be a busy few weeks until winter break!
Some of our third, fourth and fifth grade teachers attended math workshops this week. All of them returned to school and immediately used strategies they learned in their classes. I was able to watch one lesson and it went really well. They will be sharing this information with all staff at a later date. We are committed as teachers to always learning and improving our craft.
Report cards will go home in backpacks on Friday, December 12th
Make up day for pictures is Friday, December 12th
Wednesday December 10 and Wednesday December 17th are early release days. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 pm. Please plan accordingly. Thank You.
PTO Meeting This Wednesday
The December PTO Meeting will be held this Wednesday, December 10th at 7 pm in the Thomson cafeteria. As Ms. Marx will not be able to attend the meeting, she has asked Assistant Superintendent Gregg Gilligan to review the 2014 MCAS results. The complete agenda will be posted on the meetings page in the PTO section Thomson website.
Nunan's Greenery Recap
The holiday plants and greenery orders were delivered on Friday. We thank everyone who supported Thomson through this fundraiser. Special thanks are due to Teresa Krause for coordinating things. Thank you Teresa!
Teachers’ Breakfast Playground Duty
Got 20 minutes? Help with morning playground duties Friday, December 19th from 8:05 to 8:25a.m. Please contact Janet Sistek at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can lend a hand.
North Andover School Enrichment Council
Our popular North Andover Notecards are available again just in time for the holidays! We have 2 sets available featuring beautiful images from North Andover. The cards are packaged in bundles of 8 notecards (2 of each image) for $10 per pack. These cards are perfect for teacher gifts, holiday giving and stocking stuffers! Proceeds benefit North Andover Schools Enrichment Council bringing enrichment programs to elementary and middle school students.
Contact Thomson NASEC representative, Diane Nikolopoulos at email@example.com or 978 687 5345 for more information (including images of the cards) or visit our NASEC on Facebook. Supplies are limited so place your order right away!
Save the Date
Winter Jubilee on Friday January 30th from 7-9:30pm for 4th/5th grade girls and their adult guests.
Sweetheart Dance on Saturday January 31st from 6:30-9pm for 2nd/3rd grade girls and their adult guests.
Look for a flyer with details coming home in girls' backpacks during the week of January 5th.
Any questions, please contact Diane Nikolopoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next membership meeting will be Monday, December 8 at 9am at the Early Childhood Center. Director of Special Education Leigh Ann Carbone will join us. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!
Also on Monday, December 8, we will host our third workshop of the year: Making Sense of Healthcare Financing for Children with Special Needs. Did you know that any child in Massachusetts is eligible for MassHealth coverage based on disability/diagnosis NOT income? Learn about the MassHealth application process, pathways to eligibility, and what MassHealth can cover for your child. Please join NAPAC on December 8th at 7:00 PM at North Andover Middle School as we welcome Mass Family Voices at The Federation for Children with Special Needs. Please visit their website to learn more about this topic http://fcsn.org/mfv/
For more information, e-mail NorthAndoverPAC@gmail.com.
Treble Chorus of New England
Join the Treble Chorus of New England as they present, “Holidays Around the World", a festive seasonal concert featuring their four choirs; Schola, Concert, Training, and My Own Voice with special guests, "The New England Tenors".
The concert will be held at the Rogers Center for the Arts, North Andover, MA at 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 20th. Tickets: $18/adults, $12/students and seniors. Please contact email@example.com or call 978.470.8263 to order tickets. More information on the Treble Chorus of New England can be found at www.treblechorusne.org including information on auditions being held in January 2015 for choristers, ages 7-18!
North Andover Rotary Club Seeks Members
One of the main missions of the North Andover Rotary Club is to support education in local communities and beyond. The North Andover Rotary Club is looking for new members to join their ranks and support their many programs and projects. To learn more about this organization and to join, visit northandoverrotary.org.
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