Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday, April 27th
Early Dismissal 1:45pm
Ice Cream Social 6-7:30 Thomson Café (book fair will be open, too!)
Thursday, April 28th
PTO Meeting (note the rescheduled date) 7pm Thomson Library
Saturday, April 30th
Thursday, May 12th
Drop it and Go 10am-1pm NAMS
Arts and Academics Night
From the Principal
Hello Parents and Caregivers,
I hope that your children have had a fun week and they are healthy, rested, recharged and ready to return to school. We have a lot of things coming up this week as we return from break.
We will have an early release day on Wednesday, April 27th with dismissal at 1:45pm. Please let the school office know if there is any change to your child’s usual Wednesday dismissal routine.
We welcome Thomson students, families, staff and friends to the Ice Cream Social this Wednesday, April 27th from 6:00-7:30pm during the Scholastic Book Fair. Sundaes are $3.00 and all proceeds benefit the 5th grade committee.
The total for the final week of our “Pennies for Patients” campaign was $582.83 and our grand total for 3 weeks was $1,825.45. We exceeded our school goal by 200 dollars and that is just terrific! Way to go Thomson students and community!
I am very pleased that Courtney Ahearn, library media specialist, will be back with us at Thomson for the 2016-2017 school year and her time with us will be increased to 2 days per week! She will be working at Sargent school 3 days per week and Thomson 2 days per week next year! Feel free to congratulate her when you see her!
Save the date: Arts and Academic night will be on Thursday, May 12th!
The Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Thomson School!
The spring 2016 Scholastic Book Fair will be the week of April 25th – through April 29th. The fair will be open daily from M-Th 9am-2pm (1pm Wednesday), Friday 9am-12pm and Wednesday evening from 6-8 (during the ice cream social). 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 contact Nicole Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be collecting gently used books for the Thomson library. The library could really use nonfiction books that were printed in the last 5 years. If you have a few old books cluttering your shelves at home please think about donating them!
If you know your family will be moving before the start of the 2016-2017 school year and will not be returning to the Thomson School, please contact Amy Memmolo in the school office.
Chris Raymond, Thomson Principal
April PTO Meeting
The April PTO Meeting is being held THIS Thursday, April 28th at 7pm in the Thomson School Library.
Thank you to Erin Stewart, our Box Tops coordinator for her efforts to collect and submit the Campbell’s Labels for Education. As you may know, Campbell’s is discontinuing the program and Erin made sure that all our hard-earned labels were submitted in time to get credit that was used to purchase Skip-Its to add to our playground equipment. Well done and much appreciated, Erin!
Volunteers are needed for playground duty on Wednesday, April 27th from 8:05 am to 8:25 am. It’s fun, easy and only 20 minutes! If you're available please contact Janet Sistek at email@example.com.
Fifth Grade Committee Notes
Ice cream social on Wednesday 27th April from 6-7:30pm
Please join Thomson families for an ice cream sundae ($3 each) on Wednesday night from 6-7:30pm. The Scholastic book fair will also be open during this evening.
Drop and Go service project Saturday 30th April from 10am-1pm
5th grade students and parent volunteers from Thomson and all elementary schools in North Andover will be ready to collect your gently used used items on Saturday 30th April from 10am-1pm. A flyer detailing accepted items and charities was sent home before vacation. Any questions, please contact Aya Goldman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Buy-One-Get-One-Free Scholastic Book Fair is Coming
The Spring 2016 Scholastic Book Fair will be the week of April 25th - April 29th. The fair will be open Monday - Thursday 9am-2pm (1pm on Wednesday) and Friday 9am- noon. The fair will also be open during the ice cream social Wednesday night.
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 contact Nicole Allen at email@example.com. You can also sign up through Volunteer Spot (http://vols.pt/Jgt2MW)
Teacher Appreciation Week is Coming Up
It is almost that time of year when we take an entire week (May 2 - May 6) to celebrate and show our appreciation to all the teachers and staff at Thomson School! Shelley Thompson and Bethany Wieczorek are heading up the event and have a lot of great things planned but they need YOUR help to make this the best week ever.
We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/2kEdXq
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org and I can sign you up manually.
Sunshine Math Superstars
Congratulations to Aidan S. in First Grade for completing 8 worksheets!
Congratulations also go out to the following students for completing 16 worksheets!
Congratulations to the following students for completing 16 worksheets!
Second Grade: Reagan VH and Avan S.
Third Grade: Finn R.
Fifth Grade: Julia L.
Keep up the great work!
Please be advised that worksheet 10 concluded the Kindergarten program. 1st grade through 5th grade will continue until 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.)
If you chose to print out the worksheets yourself, or you need one of the answer sheets for an assignment previously completed, they can be found on the SUNSHINE MATH link found under the Thomson PTO website:
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SUNSHINE MATH Coordinators Marc Credi and Joanna O’Connell at: email@example.com.
**Sunshine Math Club is supported locally by Staples® in North Andover (73 Turnpike St). Our special thanks to Staples management and staff for providing all copying services and supporting this Club at Thomson elementary!**
North Andover Parent Resource Network
The recent NAPRN program “Raising Confident Girls and Boys” was recorded and is currently playing on the local CAM-ED television stations, Comcast channel 99 and Verizon channel 28. Please check www.northandovercam.org for air times. The program can also be viewed through the streaming feed available on the North Andover CAM-Ed website.
Mark your calendars for the final NAPRN event of the year on May 18th, 7pm, at the Stevens Library. Dr. Jennifer Price will be leading a book discussion of “Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time)” by Claude M. Steele. An informative discussion is anticipated based on the groundbreaking
conclusions the author puts forth about stereotypes and identity. Copies of the book are available through the reference desk at the Stevens Library.
Feel free to contact us with any questions and also with ideas and suggestions for next year’s speakers.
North Andover Special Olympics Track and Field School Day Games
The 15th annual North Andover Special Olympics Track and Field School Day games will be held on Wednesday, May 25th at the High School Track from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Parents and friends are welcome to attend this fun-filled event to cheer on our very special North Andover athletes! This event is sponsored by the Town of North Andover, the Special Olympics of Massachusetts and the North Andover Parent Advisory Council for Children with Special Needs. For more information on the North Andover Special Olympics Track and Field Games or if you would like to volunteer to help out at this event contact: Kathy Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the North Andover Parent Advisory Council for Children with Special Needs or to get involved in initiatives to create extra-curricular activities for children with special needs in North Andover, contact NorthAndoverPAC@gmail.com.
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