Thompson School Readiness Accepting Quality Enhancement(QE) Grant Applications

The Thompson School Readiness Council is currently accepting Quality Enhancement (QE) Grant applications for the period of July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.  We are looking for services not to exceed the amount of $2,290 in regards to: On-site coaching and consultation to support individual classroom instruction.  Coaching may include but is not limited to: early childhood related coaching services which would improve teaching techniques and learning experiences for children, challenging behavior supports for classrooms, targeted professional development trainings based upon coaching and program observations and/or coaching with implementation of the ELDS and Learning Experience plans.  We have three (3) sites and four (4) classrooms. Interested applicants should include with their RFP and budget a statement of interest, resume for the consultant who will provide the on-site services as well as documentation showing successful completion of past work with early childhood programs in Connecticut.  These funds may be dispersed amongst more than one (1) consultant and are also pending the availability of grant funds. Please submit documentation electronically no later than April 15th to Ellen Jones at mjones@thompsonpublicschools.org  Thank...
TMS Chorus Performed At The Providence Bruins Game

TMS Chorus Performed At The Providence Bruins Game

Thirty members of the Thompson Middle School chorus, led by director Justin Leclerc, performed “God Bless America” in front of over 5,000 fans at the Providence Bruins hockey game on Friday, February 26th. The students have been rehearsing Irving Berlin’s 1938 patriotic song since January and sang with pride, confidence and beautiful harmony. This was their Rhode Island debut performance. They have already performed in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The TMS chorus had performed “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Worcester Sharks games for the past three years while receiving many praises for their stellar singing and professional stage presence. Unfortunately, the Sharks moved to California last spring and it appeared that this unique performance experience would cease. Luckily, a representative of the Providence Bruins contacted Justin in September to book the group for their first Bruins game. The members of the chorus consisted of students from grades 5 through 8, whom volunteered to perform. Due to the mix of grades it can be difficult to find a common rehearsal time. The TMS faculty were very supportive of the students and allowed them to miss some class time for rehearsals. After the performance students and their families sat together in the same section to enjoy the game. Mrs. Chahanovich also attended the game to offer her support to the young musicians. The students had plenty of energy left to laugh, sing and dance during the game and were even shown on the jumbotron. It was a great family night out and our TMS chorus students represented Thompson with pride. They have already been invited to perform at a game next year. Mr. Leclerc...
TMS Student will participate in National Geography Bee

TMS Student will participate in National Geography Bee

TMS student will participate in National Geography Bee  TMS 8th grader, Nima Sherpa, has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee!   The Connecticut State Bee will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016.   Please see the attached congratulatory letter.   ***** Dear Principal, Bee Coordinator, and Parent/Guardian: Your student, Nima Sherpa, from Thompson Middle School has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee! The Connecticut State Bee will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016. Please visit the State Bee Homepage, and click on Connecticut to access your state Bee website and review event information. If you have questions regarding the event, please contact your State Bee Coordinator, whose email address is listed on the Connecticut State Bee website. Eligible state Bee competitors must be in grades four through eight, and must have participated in and won the competition at the school level that involved at least six students. We reserve the right to disqualify a student at any time if the rules have not been followed. The National Geographic Bee supports the participation of students with physical disabilities such as vision or hearing. The teacher or parent of a physically disabled student should notify the National Geographic Bee office at NGBee@ngs.org by March 18, so that accommodations can be made. It is the responsibility of the student’s family and/or teacher-escort to arrange travel to the state Bee, and to report to the registration area on time. One champion from each state and territory will advance to the national competition, which will be held May 22-25 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. Transportation and accommodations for the...