Paw Prints, 05-18-15
Health Alert: Seasonal Allergies
As you are probably aware, the pollen count is extremely high this week and is expected to remain high over the next several days. To ensure that your child with allergies remains comfortable as possible while at school,please make sure that your child takes all prescribed allergy medications: oral, nasal sprays, and eye drops. In addition, washing face and hands to remove pollen so that it is not rubbed back into they eyes after playing outdoors may also help.
If your child does have allergies, and your doctor feels that he or she may need to use an inhaler at school, please contact the nurse.
Daily pollen counts can be found at pollen.com.
From Ms. Marx
Thomson students have continued to be busy at work with the MCAS tests. We test next week as well. The schedule is as follows:
- Monday and Tuesday May 18 and 19: Grade 4 Math MCAS
- Wednesday and Thursday May 20 and 21: Grade 5 Science and technology
Please consider donating the cash you may get from can and bottle redemptions to the fundraiser for our fifth graders to skype with a John Dau, a Lost Boy from the Sudan. As the flyers we sent home indicated, the money will help the John Dau Medical Clinic in the Sudan. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Please remember our Arts and Academic Night is on Wednesday May 27th. Students should wear black bottoms and white tops.
First graders had a great time experiencing the Whalemobile on Friday! Thank you to the enrichment Council for bringing us such a great presentation.
Big Thanks for Mulch Donation
The Beautification Committee would like to Peter Breen for donating 3 yards of mulch to the school for the Spring Clean-up this year. Please consider buying mulch from Peter for your home this spring as he is always very generous donating to our school. His number is 978-687-7774. Thank you!
Amici’s Fundraiser Recap
We appreciate the support of the families that ordered food from Amici's last week and mentioned our Thomson fundraiser. A portion of Amici's earnings from these Thomson nights will be donated to the Thomson PTO. Special thanks go to Shelley Thompson for coordinating and promoting this fundraiser.
Help Needed for Playground Duty
On Wednesday, May 20th from 8:05a.m. - 8:25a.m. It's fun and easy! If you can help out please contact Janet Sistek at email@example.com.
Attention 5th Grade Parents: DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY!
The 5th grade committee is making a picture slideshow DVD as a gift to our graduating 5th graders that will be shown to the class on 5th grade night in June. The DVD will include pictures of the kids from kindergarten thru 5th grade. Please send in individual or group pictures of your 5th grader from grades K - 5. If you could send at least 7 pictures (preferably digitally via email) to include in the DVD it would be greatly appreciated. We are trying to include 7 or 8 pictures of each 5th grader in the DVD. Any pictures you may have of several students during class activities (i.e. field trips, class parties, field day, fun run, etc.) would be very helpful. If you send in hard copies of photos, I will do my best to return them but no guarantees! Email is preferred but if you send a CD, thumb drive or hard copies of photos to school, please label them with your child's name and 5th grade DVD. Please send pictures to Brittney Bono at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit pictures is May 22nd.
The Thomson School Chess Club will hold its final meeting on Friday, May 29th. The PTO is grateful to Greg and Ashley Shea for leading the club again this year. It is tremendously popular! Thank you for your generosity of time and talent.
Sunshine Math Superstars!
Congratulations to: Avan S. for completing 16 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! 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
The Special Olympics will be May 20th this year. As in years past, NAPAC will have a table at the event to sell refreshments and T-shirts to raise money for our programs and events. We are looking for volunteer to either donate an item or staff the table for an hour. It is easy, fun, and gratifying. Sign up here: http://vols.pt/DhBmNo.
And it is that time of year again to seek candidates for next year’s Advisory Board. As you know, it is the law that every district has an Advisory Council. This is a very important organization, as every single child on an IEP or 504 Plan is represented by this group. Whether the district has a strong group is up to you. Become an active member of NAPAC. You will not only be helping your child, but will help every child in the district. Please fill out the application for the position that appeals to you!
https://drive.google.com/drive/#folders/0B1xlrNOfTaJARVF6MFZjQ0VnZFk and send it to NorthandoverPAC@gmail.com
Liaison for each school
For more information, e-mail NorthAndoverPAC@gmail.com.
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