Paw Prints, 06-22-15
From Ms. Marx
Thomson School continued to be a busy place last week! The fifth grader enjoyed all kinds of activities including a yearbook signing, slushies and pizza at school, a perfect day at Cedardale and a wonderful Fifth Grade Night. Thank you to Mrs. Gove and all of the parents who helped plan, support and attend all of these events. We wish the very best to our graduating class!
Fourth graders also had an exciting week. They culminated their study of animal habitats with a trip to the Franklin Park Zoo and a surprise field trip to see the movie "Monkey Kingdom". Fun was had by all.
First graders enjoyed a picnic and games at Carl Thomas Field this week. Thank you to all the first grade parents who helped make that day special.
Our Buddy Bench has arrived and it is beautiful. Please check out the bench currently located in the school lobby. The students have been coming down to check it out and there have been many great photo ops at the new Buddy Bench.
The entire school was treated to an opera performance by the Metro West Opera. This was a new experience for many students and they really appreciated and enjoyed the show. Thank you to the Enrichment Council for bringing such engaging and educational shows to our students.
Dismissal this week:
Monday is a full day of school. Students are dismissed at 3:00pm.
Tuesday, the last day of school, is an early release day. Dismissal is at 11:50 am. Please note the early dismissal time of 11:50 am and please plan accordingly.
Lost and Found: We still have many items in our Lost and Found. Please stop in to see if any of your missing items are there. All items left when school is out will be donated.
2015-16 Teacher Assignments:
There will be one final edition of Paw Prints this year. Watch for it mid-week!
Lowell Spinners Tickets
If you ordered tickets for the Lowell Spinners game this Thursday, please watch your child’s backpack for the tickets that are being sent home. It looks like Thursday will be a great day for visiting the ball park! Thank you, Kate Rozzi, for organizing this event.
Many volunteers helped to make the new yearbook and wonderful keepsake for all who ordered it and for the graduating 5th graders. Thank you for your hard work. Special thanks go to yearbook coordinators Brittney Bono and Ashley Shea for organizing all the volunteers and making the new yearbook happen. Well done all!
Please return any remaining borrowed books to the Thomson library by tomorrow!
Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped to keep the library running for all grades this year. Special thanks go to Danielle Sams for coordinating all of the volunteers and for planning the schedule with each classroom teacher.
Thank You for Your Support
The outgoing PTO board has enjoyed serving the Thomson community for the past two years. Thank you for your support. We look forward to continuing to help the Thomson community next year and beyond, and we will be happy to support the new board going forward.
Meet the Superintendent This Summer
On July 1st, Dr. Jennifer Price will start in her new role as Superintendent for the North Andover Public Schools. To help her get more familiar with our town and schools, Dr. Price is going on a “listening tour” to meet the families of each school, talk with them a bit, and hear about their experiences at their children’s school(s). There are a few ways you will be able to meet the superintendent this summer. The tentative dates and locations are as follows:
Tuesday, July 28th, 2:30 pm at the Stevens Memorial Library
Wednesday, August 5th, 5 pm at Grogan’s Field, North Andover (for Thomson families; bring a family picnic dinner, PTO will provide dessert)
Wednesday, August 19th, 6 pm at new NAPS Central Office (566 Main St. across from Kittredge School)
In addition to these in-person meetings, there will be an online survey available. You should receive an email about this shortly from the Superintendent’s office.
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.
NAPAC is planning a Community Barbecue on July 27th with North Andover’s new superintendent Dr. Jennifer Price from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Please email NAPAC at NorthAndoverPac@Gmail.com to be added to our mailing list for details which will be forthcoming on this event.
Of interest to members of the NAPAC Community:
Youth Mental Health First Aid Course at Windrush Farm, North Andover. Free. June 26, 2015. 8:30-3:00. RSVP required to Jenna Turcotte @ firstname.lastname@example.org
You are more likely to encounter someone - friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community- in an emotional or mental crisis that someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18, -teachers, coaches, leaders and other caring citizens.
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