Welcome Back, Tigers!


Welcome back packets for fully registered students are in the mail!

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our Thompson students and families! We are excited for the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year!

We would like to invite you to the following back-to-school events:

Curiosity Day
Please join us for Curiosity Day on Monday, August 20th from 3 to 4 p.m. This event will give you and your child the opportunity to see their new classroom and meet some of their future classmates.

For students in seventh through eighth grades, Palombi Curiosity Day will be on Tuesday, August 21st from 3 to 4 p.m. Much like at Thompson, this opportunity allows the students to see their new classrooms and meet some of their future classmates.

Early Childhood and Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten Orientation, where teachers will meet with the parents/guardians to discuss procedures and routines, is scheduled for Monday, August 20th from 6 to 7 p.m. Teachers will discuss academics and kindergarten expectations.

Curriculum Nights
The Curriculum Nights for first through sixth grades are as follows:

Tuesday, August 28th 1st-3rd Grade Curriculum Night from 6 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 29th 4th-6th Grade Curriculum Night from 6 to 7 p.m.

Barring inclement weather, on August 22nd and throughout the first few weeks of school, staff members will be outside in the morning. Teachers will display signs with their names. Students should find their teachers and line up where indicated. Staff members will be able to assist any child who does not know his/her teacher’s name or cannot find their teacher. Students will be directed to the gym if it is raining. During the first school day, teachers will take their classes on building tours and will show students where to line up each morning.

We ask that you have your children ride the bus on August 22nd both to and from school as opposed to being picked up and dropped off by a parent. This will help your child identify his/her bus, bus color/number, bus stop, and other children who ride the same bus. Please make sure your child knows the street location of his/her bus stop and the color/number of his/her bus.

Dr. Sandra Keim-Bounds, Principal

Thompson Students Present to the Board of Education!



Six students from third through sixth grades worked together to create a presentation on the topic of goal setting. This presentation was presented to the Board of Education last night!  The students shared how they set goals, monitor, and reflect on such goals in the areas of Math, English Language Arts, Spelling, attendance, and the MAP assessment.

We are very proud of our students and how they demonstrated accountability for their own learning and their leadership skills!



Thompson Students Turn Hunger Into Hope for Others!


This trimester the 5th and 6th grade leadership service project is for Feed My Starving Children. FMSC is committed to feed starving children all around the world.

Students are raising money to donate to this charity.  From February 5th – 15th, you can purchase a candy gram (Tootsie Pop) for $1.00 and send a special not to your children and friends.

5th and 6th grade Service Learners will be going on a field trip to FMSC in Libertyville on Tuesday, February 13th.  Students wll work the 9:30 – 11:30 am shift and help prepare meals for hungry children.

How can you help? Tuesday, March 6, 2018, come work the 6:00 – 7:30 pm shift at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville and represent Thompson School! There are only 100 spots available…so sign up now using the following link: