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PTA Happenings March 4-10, 2016

REFLECTIONS:  Congratulations for all who participated in Reflections this year! Your projects will be displayed in the gym at Thomas Middle School on March 9th at 6:45. There will be a reception to congratulate you on your accomplishments and you will be able to take your project home!  Also, a big congratulations to Thomas Wojick, Gianna Mele and Natalie Michael who have advanced from region to state. There will be be a reception for them on March 8th at 7:00 at Eisenhower Junior High School in Hoffman Estates! Be sure to find Mrs. Mele to take your pictures for the yearbook at both events! She is so proud of everyone who ‘Let Their Imaginations Fly’ this year!

LUNCH TIME READERS:  was held from the week of January 26th4th March 2016. Throughout the six weeks, students read the assigned book during the week, met in small groups once a week where discussions and activities were lead by  Parent Volunteers. Committee would like to thank Sherry Kontos, Emily Morrison, Denise Wagner, Lucy Block, Jennifer Sadowski, Charles Van Hoy, Suzy Krause, Jennifer Baumeister, Kara Janus, Diane Liigsoo, Shradda Agrawal, Lynn Feder, Shruti Mahishi.  Special thanks to Judy Newman for leading two groups. We would also like to thank Teachers, LMC and office staff for their help and support.
There will be a Lunch Time Readers celebration with pizza and popsicles  on March 8th during Lunch hours in the gym. Third grade LTR participants will meet from 12:15-12:45 p.m.  Fourth and Fifth grade LTR participants will meet 12:45-1:15 p.m. A permission slip was sent home and will need to be turned in before Monday, March 7th. We cannot accept students without permission slips. Students will receive a free book as an incentive for participating in the program.

JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE: Please remember to register online for the Just Move It! Challenge by 3/31 to be guaranteed your race t-shirt in your school color.  http://jmichallenge.org/registration/  Don’t want to run but still want to be part of the fun…..Volunteer!  We have many volunteer opportunities!  Check them out here and sign up today.  http://jmichallenge.org/volunteer/  Contact your school representative Katie Rausch  katier18@yahoo.comwith  questions or suggestions.  *All proceeds go to the Scholarship and Grant Fund, benefiting the education of School District 25 students through PTA scholarships and the ABC/25 Foundation Grant selection.

MOVIE NIGHT for grades K-2 is March 11th at 6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:30PM and the movie will start promptly at 6:45 PM Parents should pick their child up at 8:30 PM.  Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and their favorite stuffed animal to enjoy the movie.  Movie Night Permission   Please return your signed permissions slips and money by Thursday Mar 10th. Questions?  Contact Amy Hoffman (amyhoffman3@gmail.com) or Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com)

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE:  The Yearbook committee has already begun making pages.Please be sure to get your photos in ASAP  at https://images.memoryebooks.com/login. If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 402723591.

The Teachnology fair is coming up on March 9th from 7-9pm at Thomas.  Parent and student volunteers are needed  go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944a9ad29a3fb6-student/

Attention 5th Graders… Get your Timberwolves Gear! The Thomas Middle School spring spiritwear sale starts on March 1! Orders will be delivered to your child’s elementary school. Please see  2016 Thomas Spring Flyer2 for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Moran (rrmm2225@gmail.com) Brett Hackmann (bretthackmann@gmail.com).

I FIVES go to: Reflections Committee Claudine Mele and Lunch Time Readers committee Praveena Aradhya and Soumya Subash.  Thank you for all your hard work!!

NEXT PTA MEETING: March. 8, 2016 @ 7:00  * This is a change of date from previous Happenings

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: March 10 @ 7:30 at South Middle School

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