Paw Prints, 03-02-15
From Ms. Marx
We are glad to be back at school and finally completed a five day week … and finally reached the hundredth day of school. To celebrate the 100th day on Monday, classrooms participated in a variety of activities involving the number 100.
On Wednesday we held our February All School Meeting. Mrs. Malcos’ class presented information on Presidents and Black History. They did a great job researching for this presentation. Ms. Sciamanna’s class wrote their own book based on Todd Parr’s book It’s Okay To Be Different. Both classes did an excellent job with their writing and their public speaking. We were very proud of them!
Next Friday, March 6th, will be Pajama Day at Thomson. The Thomson Student Council is sponsoring a pajama drive through the Boston Bruins and Cradles to Crayons. You can donate PJ’s sizes 4/5T-18/20 through March 6th. Thank you for your support.
Attention 5th Graders! 5th Grade Yearbook Submissions and Baby Photos DUE TODAY, Monday, March 2! Please send your baby photo via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a hard copy of your photo into school ASAP. Please return your yearbook submission form which includes “Your Favorite Thomson Memory” and “Where Will I Be in 15 Years” to your teacher ASAP!!
For all other grades, yearbook order forms went home in backpacks last week. The yearbooks will be filled with tons of photographs that capture the fun and special moments that make Thomson School such a special place. The deadline to order yearbooks will be Friday, March 20, 2015. Please send payments and flyers back to school to the attention of Brittney Bono. Questions? Please email email@example.com
Celebrate Read Across America Day -Share a Book!
To put our RAISE values into action, the Thomson PTO is conducting a book drive to support both the Thomson School community and the Oliver Partnership School in Lawrence. Share the joy of reading with K-5 students and their families by donating gently used children’s books that your family has outgrown. Send the books into school, where students will put them in collection boxes found in each classroom pod. Volunteers will work to redistribute the books for other readers to discover and enjoy. The event kicks off today, which is Read Across America Day (Monday, March 2nd), and will run through Friday, March 13th. It’s never too early to think about spring cleaning! Thank you in advance for your help.
Thomson Newspaper Club
The Thomson Newspaper Club needs your help and you don't even have to leave your couch! We are seeking one or two parent volunteers who would be willing to format our newspaper and work with the PTO to get it published. Someone familiar to Google Docs would be ideal as this is the resource we are using to write our articles. The formatting can be done from home as we can share everything through google. We are planning on publishing two issues this year, one mid-March and one in the beginning of June. Please contact Lisa McNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help us!
Thomson Stump! Trivia Quiz Night
Calling all Thomson Grown-ups! Get together for a fun, unique night out with friends and families of the Thomson community by participating in the Third Annual Thomson Stump! Trivia Quiz Night on Friday, April 10th at The Claddagh Pub in Lawrence. More details to follow in the coming weeks.
Sunshine Math Superstars!
Congratulations to: Isabella G for completing 8 worksheets.
Keep up the great work superstars!
Please be advised that worksheet 10 will conclude the Kindergarten program. 1st - 5th will continue till worksheet 25.
(Please note that Kindergarten students are recognized after submitting 5 worksheets and grade 1-5 will be recognized after submitting 8 worksheets and 16 worksheets.)
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 email@example.com.
NAPAC Special Education News
NAPAC is a parent group for those with children on an IEP or 504 plan. For more information on the following or any other local events, visit our web site at www.NorthAndoverPAC.com or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthAndoverPAC.
On Thursday, March 5 at 7pm in the high school auditorium, the Parent Resource Network will present "Helping Kids Cope with Loss and Change." In this free workshop, Cheryl Amari will teach you how to encourage healthy coping skills at each stage of a child's development and how to foster resiliency. Topics include reactions to change, using books, movies, and music to engage children in honest conversations, using life's losses to strengthen relationships, and knowing when to seek professional help. No registration required.
Our next membership meeting will be Monday, March 9 at 9am at the Early Childhood Center. Director of Special Education Leigh Ann Carbone will join us. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!
Join us on Friday, March 13 at Jaime’s for a Special Parents’ Night Out! We will meet at 7pm. NAPAC will provide some light appetizers and soft drinks. You provide the great company and conversation!
For more information, e-mail NorthAndoverPAC@gmail.com.
Attention Fifth Graders
Pasta Night is Wednesday, March 18th. We would like every 5th grader to be involved so don't forget to turn in your volunteer forms to your teacher by Friday, February 13th!
Parents of Fifth Graders
We are going to need a lot of parent volunteers to make this a successful night! There are many opportunities to choose from. I have set up a signup sheet online through VolunteerSpot for PARENT VOLUNTEERS ONLY! To sign up please follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Go to http://vols.pt/TdKARC
2. Enter your e-mail (You will NOT need to register an account)
3. Sign up! Choose your spot- VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Any questions? Please contact Erin Phelan at 978-314-5390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Mother-Son Sports Dance
ALL North Andover Boys K-5.... Get ready to have a blast at the annual District-Wide Mother Son dance at the North Andover High School cafeteria, Friday March 27th 6 - 9pm at the North Andover High School.
Bring your mom, or that someone special to accompany you on the dance floor. Show off your dance skills and win a trophy! Watch a break-dance exhibition, and learn some moves from London Long and his B-Boys! Wear sports attire and check out the raffle table with BIG items for moms and sons. A new 3DS XL, Jeff Nelson Basketball Camp at Cedardale, Brooks Summer Camp, Red Sox Tickets, The Maker Mill, plus much more to be raffle off!!!
Tickets bought before Friday March 20th are $30 a family and include 5 raffle tickets. Tickets bought after March 20th will be $35 a family and will also include 5 raffle tickets. Buy your tickets now because the Dance can and may sell out! Atkinson believes in including as many families as we can in these important community events. If your family needs support with the cost of admission, please contact your school principal for assistance or the Atkinson PTO Co-President Alisson McHale at email@example.com. Buy your tickets online from the Atkisnon PTO website: www.atkinsonpto.com
North Andover Parent Resource Network
The next NAPRN event is scheduled for March 5th at 7:00pm in the high school auditorium. Cheryl Amari, M.A., C.T., is presenting Helping Kids Cope with Loss and Change. Her program is worthwhile for families with children of all ages. Parents and guardians will learn how to encourage healthy coping skills at each stage of a child’s development and how to foster resiliency to help kids grow and flourish.
The program planned for January 28th, “A Survival Guide for Helping Your Teen Stay Safe with Drinking and Drugs” has been rescheduled for April 1, 7:00pm, in the NAHS auditorium.
Wednesdays At the Library
Join friends at the Stevens Memorial Library for an afternoon filled with games and fun! Every Wednesday after school until 4:00 pm in the Community Meeting Room. Board games of all sorts will be available and everyone is welcome.
If you have questions or need more information call 978-688-9505 ext. 42027email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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