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Students practice bus safety.Many thanks to Dublin Kroger on Avery Road for partnering with Thomas for school supplies.
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August, 2017

Dear Thomas Families,

Summer salutations! We trust you all had busy schedules over vacation, and hope it included quality time with family and friends. Mrs. Davis was able to spend time with her family hanging out at home, visiting her niece in Florida, enjoying the Madison County Fair, and sightseeing in NYC. Ms. K-L and her family enjoyed great sports activities over the summer, visited Florida, and zipped up to Cedar Point for some fun. Summer is the perfect time to reconnect and catch-up with the special people in our lives. It rejuvenates our spirit and readies us with a smile and positive outlook for the new school year. Welcome backJ

Our 2017-2018 school year will be filled with many TErrific opportunities! This will be Thomas Elementary’s 30th year of existence! Wow! Look forward to celebrating during the year.

We start off our wonderful year with a Walkthrough the day before school starts. Visit us on Tuesday, August 15th, 3:00-5:00 for a quick trip to the classroom and social time sponsored by the Thomas Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). Teachers will be present 3:00-4:00 in the classrooms. The purpose of this visit is to help your child know where to walk on that first day of school. Please know that curriculum night will take place in the following few weeks. The Walkthrough is a time to make a quick connection, see the teacher’s smiling face, and meet a new classmate, followed by social time in the commons. We need to be able to allow all families a chance to pop in the classroom. If there are topics of length to discuss with teachers, please email the teacher.

Additional faces and new names don our hallways. Student enrollment has reached 823. We welcome all new families! Yay! So happy to have youJ Mrs. Davis will be in the Thomas Library 4:00-5:00 p.m. during Walkthrough to answer any questions of new families. Feel free to call the office, 614-764-5970, or email Mrs. Davis at davis_jennifer@dublinschools.net and Ms. Klosterman-Lando klosterman-lando_melissa@dublinschools.net any time as questions arise.

Thomas is thrilled to welcome new staff members! We are grateful for Mrs. Lynsey Burkins in second grade, Ms. Amy Gearheart teaching third grade, Mrs. Janelle Storm joining fifth grade, and Miss Katelyn Sucharski working as our Title Teacher. You may notice Miss Kent is smiling ear to ear as she married and is now Mrs. Kelly. More exciting news came yesterday with the birth of Mrs. Spencer’s new baby boy, Maverick. What a sensational start to the year!

Upon visiting, you will see several structural changes. A staff restroom has been added to the downstairs west hallway. The library has gained a few square feet as we have taken out the middle stair case. Mrs. Dimmerling, Library/Media Specialist, has been busy designing this area of interest. Feel free to check it out! Upstairs, the small work room above the library has expanded to include the literacy resource room and an instructional space. The painters have been busy touching up our walls for a fresh look. Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Loy, Mr. Goettke, and Ms. Medina, our custodial staff, have worked tirelessly cleaning the building and making repairs. How fortunate to have such an amazing team!

As we prepare for this best year ever, please read the following bulleted pieces of crucial information.

o Returning Thomas Families, during the week of July 10th, you should have received a letter in the mail with instructions on how to fill out your “back to school” forms and update your information using our new online portal. Please note: Forms must be completed online prior to the first day of school on August 16. If you have not already done so, please fill out the required forms and update your information. Please visit this link: http://www.dublinschools.net/backtoschool.aspx

o Teacher assignment emails should have been sent during the week of Aug. 7th.

o Have a plan for school supplies. If you ordered your supplies through PTO, they will be delivered directly to the classrooms. See the link to ensure you are prepared http://www.dublinschools.net/SupplyLists201718.aspx

o Breakfast/Lunch- If your child is buying his/her lunch, payments may be made on line. See the Dublin City Schools web site

http://www.dublinschools.net/parentresources.aspx or in person at the school. If paying at school, please send money or check in an envelope or baggie labeled with your student’s full name. Sorry we cannot take credit cards at the school.

Breakfast is $1.50 Lunch is $2.55 Milk is $0.50 (for packers/as extra milk)

If your family is applying for Free/Reduced meals, please sign up as soon as possible! www.lunchapplication.com. This must be done every school year. Your family will be held responsible for any meals until your application is approved.

o See attached calendar dates for the year. Note the most current date for accuracy.

o Safety notes:

· Side parent drop off 8:55-9:10 a.m. Students exit the vehicle through doors closest to building. See new Right Turn Only out of parking lot

· Parent pick up 3:35 p.m.

· Parents/Guardians will say “Good byes” in the commons. Students and staff only permitted in hallways

· Students arrive at 9:00 a.m. to be seated in class by 9:10 a.m. bell

· Students arriving after 9:10 need to be signed in by an adult in the office

Thomas Tigers, we are looking forward to seeing those smiling faces of yours once again and hearing your tremendous summer tales.

Yours truly,

Mrs. Jenny Davis                                           Ms. Melissa Klosterman-Lando

Thomas Elementary Principal                        Thomas Assistant Principal

 

ELL students who scored "Proficient" on their OELPA last February and 58 are exiting ELL!  Please post! Congratulations, Mrs. Ganger on your retirement! We will miss you!Congratulations to Mrs. Terlecky, our Intermediate Literacy Coach, on her retirement!Thomas Running Club 2017Students competed in a 5Kgallery image 5gallery image 6Great Perseverance! Thomas kindergarten and first grade learn about water safety through Whales Tales Program.gallery image 9May Day CelebrationThank you to Ms. Arcaro.All students are included in the wonderful performances.gallery image 13gallery image 14gallery image 15gallery image 16Thank you volunteers for helping make Thomas Terrific! Girls Scouts support Community Day at Thomas by planting beautiful flowers!Student leaders spoke about their Leader in Me experiences.Students shared about their Leader in Me groups.gallery image 21gallery image 22gallery image 23Guests were lead to classrooms by student leaders.5th grade strings, joined the 7th Grade Sells Middle School Orchestra's presentation.Welcome Kindergartenersgallery image 27gallery image 28Proud of our Community Champion, KatieProud of our Community Champion, Olivia Proud of our Community Champion, FayeProud of our Community Champion, LaurenProud of our Community Champion, KeeganProud of our Community Champion, MeganProud of our Community Champion, LilyProud of our Community Champion, JeremyProud of our Community Champion, OliviaThank you Mr. Stoller for a fabulous Art Show!gallery image 39Students share the process of creating their 3D projects.gallery image 41Framed student art workThomas Dodgeball TeamWe are proud of you!gallery image 45Good job Thomas Tigers Adult Team!gallery image 47Thank you PTO, volunteers, Ms. Davis, and Ms. KL for a Great Time! Full Dance FloorPhoto Booth5th grade presentation aboutIrish Dancing.Congratulations John!gallery image 54Thomas third graders in Ms. Pore's class recited "The Pledge of Allegiance," for Sunny 95 radio.Good introduction Landon.Author Kwame Alexander shared his excitement for reading.gallery image 58gallery image 59gallery image 60Jessica, a Thomas student, performed at a Welcome Warehouse Cabaret last week.Thomas students lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Board of Education meeting. Well done!Students showed confident leadership during student led conferences.Thomas 3rd graders welcomed Meteorologist Marshall McPeak from ABC 6.They talked about the weather.Thomas Families take part in 7 Habits of Healthy Families book study. There was great fun in learning new strategies!! gallery image 68Thanks to all who planned and participated!Town Hall MeetingCongratulations ELL StudentsWinter Wonderland 2016gallery image 73gallery image 74gallery image 75gallery image 76gallery image 77PTO fundraiser limo reward ride.gallery image 79gallery image 80Kindergarteners gobble up their feast.Student leadership groups began today. Meet the Thomas Student Ambassadors:-)Have you been making good choices? The 2nd grade team in their "Ready to Learn Attire"Some of Thomas Running Club members participated in the Dublin Coffman Band on the Run 5K on Oct. 22Officer Rigo Q visits Thomas to share how he practices the 7 Habits in his daily life:-)Leader In MeThomas Town Hall MeetingStudent's used the 6 practices of thinkers as they observed the auger outside their window.gallery image 89Being Proactivegallery image 91SynergizingBeginning with the End in MindSuperGamesgallery image 95Every year students practice bus evacuation as a proactive measure.gallery image 97Thomas playground has the addition of coyote decoys to deter our recent geese visits.Japanese Families Association gathers at Thomas to communicate with and support each other:-)gallery image 100gallery image 101Keenan West- Anti Bullyinggallery image 103gallery image 104gallery image 105Staff collaborationgallery image 107Convocation, Scioto Band
 What a proud moment for Thomas to celebrate a National Chess Champ!
May Day Program
Thank you Ms. Arcaro and everyone involved for a wonderful performance. 
Pledge of Allegiance
3rd grade students say the pledge for Sunny 95 radio.
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