Lions Club Vision Screening

The Lions club came to the Thompson School District and provide vision screenings with their technology the “spot check” which takes a scan of the eyes.   This screening is more comprehensive than the distance screening provided by the nurse.   The photographic screening can determine 7 different abnormalities.   This service was free of charge to our students by volunteer Lions, Ryan LaJoie and Tom...

TMS PTO Sponsors “Half Day – Hat Day!”

FROM DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE: PUTNAM, CT – The Oncology Department at Day Kimball Hospital received an unexpected cash donation of $108 on Friday, October 7, presented to the staff in person by the president and vice president of the Thompson Middle School PTO. The funds were raised by TMS students through a program that allows them to wear a hat to school on half-days in exchange for a $1 donation. For each half-day, the students select a cause they’d like the day’s donations to benefit, this time choosing the Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center at Day Kimball Hospital. Though the donation was unexpected, the oncology staff at Day Kimball had an immediate idea on how to put the funds to good use. “In other cancer centers, when a patient completes their chemotherapy regimen they get to ring a ship’s bell that is stationed within the chemo room. We’d like to use these funds to purchase a ship’s bell of our own and have it installed in our chemotherapy infusion suite, so that our patients can have a physical and meaningful way to mark the completion of their chemotherapy treatment,” said Linda Daniels, administrative coordinator for the hospital’s Oncology/Hematology Department. The students included a signed poster with the donation, which Daniels says will be hung in the Cancer Center’s waiting room to cheer patients and let them know about the donation and the intent for the funds. About the donation, Day Kimball Healthcare Director of Development Kristen Willis said, “I often comment on the extraordinary generosity of citizens in our Northeast corner of Connecticut, but this is a true example...