Dear Thompson Elementary Families:
I would like to welcome you back for the 2016-2017 school year. I hope your summer has gone well and you are excited for the beginning of the new school year. I anticipate an exciting year as we collectively strive to foster a culture of learning. I feel extremely fortunate to be working with such an exceptional group of students, families, and staff members.
Whether you will be dropping your child off at Thompson Elementary for the first day of our full day pre- kindergarten program, or you are a veteran parent of a school-aged child, the start of a new school year is always a time filled with excitement. Our focus is to provide each child with the academic skillset, and tools to forge a future filled with opportunities, and success.
At Thompson, we understand and realize that “We are Better Together”! Meaning, we want your child to be happy, and academically successful at Thompson, and you play a key role. That role is to continually show interest in, and to support, your child. A child who knows his or her family is interested in and supports school programs and staff, will almost always enjoy greater success, and will have fewer problems in school.
I continue to be inspired by the dedicated staff and families in this community, and look forward to getting to know our new team members. Thompson Elementary School is a school where students are supported and encouraged to grow in all areas- academically, socially and emotionally. I am fortunate to be a part of this organization as we are moving to becoming a results-focused organization, and I speak on behalf of the entire staff when I say we are excited to have each of you as part of our school community. It takes all of us to help each and every child reach his/her potential, and we look forward to sharing in your child's learning experiences.
Working together we will have a wonderful year filled with learning, lifelong relationships and the joys of success and accomplishment. I look forward to meeting each of you, and to working with you and your children throughout the year.
Please Remember that: “TOGETHER WE ARE MORE!”
Yours in Service,
Dr. Robert L. Long, III