Greetings, Thomas Families!
Happy New Year! I trust you enjoyed time off with family and friends! Many times, this change in our daily schedule helps us appreciate getting back into a routine. I hope this change has recharged your batteries as we buckle in and travel through several months of great learning!
In my reading and continued learning journey throughout the break, a common theme continued to emerge. Whether it was in my “Livestrong” wellness reading of 11 Words I Should Stop Saying, “Edutopia’s” article on work balance, or in a Leader in Me weekly newsletter, positivity prevailed. Positive words and phrases prevailed, along with an emphasis on fostering positive relationships, and setting thoughtful goals.
As we begin this new year, my wish for you is to begin on a note of positivity. Consider modeling individual goal setting and revisiting it routinely. Think about the possibility of setting a family goal. Ask your kiddos what goals they are setting at schoolJ Consider adopting our 7 Habits language as your common, positive language at home!
Below is a list of building and district goals as well as the Profile of a Graduate, which offers guidance to us as we strive to support students in gaining positive characteristics, habits, and skills.
-Support academic growth of all students demonstrating at least one year’s growth on the Measures of Academic Progress assessment by utilizing differentiation strategies, which tailor instruction and intervention to the needs of all students.
-Explore blended learning, with each educator integrating at least three new tech applications into curriculum.
-Support all students in feeling safe and having a voice at school by using techniques learned in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Professional Development.
-Support all staff in feeling positively supported by colleagues through monthly activities.
-Support the community in having a voice and partnership with school by routine communication and additional educational opportunities.
During the months of January, February, and March, our community will be able to support each other in learning and practicing positive practices which support our children and each other. We will band together with our Hilliard neighbors to discuss ways to support our children to be healthy and successful citizens. Check out our Dublin Schools’ website for these opportunities. http://www.dublinschools.net
Thomas will host a book chat on Unselfie, January 23, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Other book studies will take place as well. Please join in! Also, Parent University will be held on Saturday, March 9th with sessions available to the community. We encourage you to attend and make a positive impact in the life of your family and community!
Together we make a terrific team!
Jenny Davis, Principal
A Look at Our Week
*Report Cards Available Now!
Monday, January 14, 2019
*Board of Education Meeting, Emerald Campus, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
*Fifth grade families, reminder to pick up your student’s hockey stick, compliments of the Blue Jackets, at school. The building will be open through 7:00 p.m. this night.
*P.T.O. General Meeting, Thomas Library, 5:00 p.m.
*Key Communicator Meeting, Thomas Library, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
*Wellness Wednesday- Do something healthy for you!
Thursday, January 17, 2019
*Have a thrilling Thursday!
Friday, January 18, 2019
*School Store will be open!
Monday, January 21, 2019
*No School in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Mark your calendar
Thursday, January 24, 2019- The Department of Curriculum & Instruction hosting a Math Resource Community Night on Thursday, January 24th. K-12 parents are invited to the media center at Coffman HS from 6:30-7:30pm to hear about the math curriculum review process and have the opportunity to view and provide feedback on the resources being considered for our math classrooms.
-With the cold weather upon us, thank you for bundling up your kiddos with warm coats, hats, and mittens! We go out for a full recess to 26 degrees.
-The Thomas clinic is looking for boys sweat pants of all sizes
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Dublin Literacy Conference Family Session
Celebrate 30 years of the Dublin Literacy Conference with us on Feb. 23 at Dublin Coffman. Registrations are now open for a special presentation by Author Hena Khan. You can register at this link.
Emerald Campus open house
You are invited to learn more about the great programs Emerald Campus has to offer on Jan. 24, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
PROUD Science Fair information
When: Saturday March 2, 9 a.m. - noon
Where: Grizzell Middle School,
Who: Dublin City Schools students, Grades 5 to 12
How: Click here for online individual and team registration. (Registration deadline is Feb. 9)
Jan. 21-NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 22-Coffee with the Supt., 7 p.m. at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop Road
Jan. 23-Book Talk at Thomas Elementary around Unselfie- Join us at 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 18-NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day
Feb. 19-NO SCHOOL, Work Day/Professional Development
Feb. 20-Blood Mobile at Thomas Elementary 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Feb. 23-Dublin Literacy Conference, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Dublin Coffman
March 9-Be Well: A Parent University Event by Dublin and Hilliard City Schools, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Emerald Campus and Hilliard Darby
March 15-Kate Fagan, author of What Made Maddy Run, 7 p.m. at Dublin Scioto
March 25-29, NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
April 5-Dublin City Schools Dodgeball, 7 p.m. at Dublin Scioto
April 6-Summer job fair for students, 9 a.m.-noon at Dublin Jerome
Principal Jenny Davis