Decades of research have shown that increased parental involvement results in higher student achievement in a wide range of areas including college readiness, higher self-esteem, higher test scores, and overall child well-being. Parent involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring:
Parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning;
Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school; and
Parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.
At Thomson, we have a Parent Involvement Policy that sets forth the general expectations that we have of parents, students, and the school. This policy and attached compact ensures that school and home are working together for the benefit of all children.
We hope all parents consider joining our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to learn more about our school and find ways to support our community.
OPPORTUNITIES TO DONATE
There are many ways to help our school!
Box Tops: Thomson Collects Box Tops, found on commonly purchased items. Drop them off in the Main Office.
Bing Rewards: Donate your Bing Rewards points to help Thomson get free Surface Tablets (Thomson's Bing Site).
Donor's Choose: Donor's Choose is a nationally recognized way for the public to support classroom projects. Check out Thomson Teachers' Campaigns!
Amazon Wish List: Purchase one or more of some needed supplies to help support the school (Amazon Wish List).
Purchase Thomson swag, at our school Tiger Store!
Most importantly, please check out our current year wish list:
If you have other talents to offer and want to help make a difference in your child's education, please contact Ms. Crystal Overstreet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER
There are so many new opportunities to get involved in Thomson this year! Please check out current openings and ideas here: