TBS May Lunch Menu
Monday, May 27 - NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28 - It’s an “E” day. Please welcome fourth graders from Roaring Brook to TBS today!
Wednesday, May 29 - “A” day - Tonight at 7:00 p.m. is Parent Orientation at TBS for Grade 4 Parents from RBS and PGS.
Thursday, May 30 - “B” day - Please welcome fourth graders from Pine Grove to TBS today!
Friday, May 31 - “C” day – It’s TBS Night at the Rock Cats game! Gates open at 5:05 p.m. and game time is 6:35 p.m. Musica Dolce will perform on the field prior to the game! (Tickets for game were pre-purchased through TBS PTO.)
TBS June Lunch Menu
Thanks to all who participated in the Scholastic Book Fair this week at Thompson Brook. We hope you found lots of books that you will enjoy reading this summer!
If you didn’t get to school this week for the fair, there’s still time to shop the TBS Book Fair online until June 1.
All orders will ship directly to school for FREE when the Online Fair has ended. Books will be sent home with your child[ren] unless the PTO is otherwise instructed.
Liz Feeley and Lori Flaks
TBS Book Fair Chairwomen
Principal Anne Watson accepted an award today from the Connecticut State Department of Education for Thompson Brook School’s designation as a “School of Distinction.” Among 1,200 public schools in Connecticut, TBS is one of 47 schools in 28 towns identified with the “Highest Overall Performance” designation.
Schools of Distinction were identified this year using CMT/CAPT 2011 and 2012 data. These standardized tests are used as benchmarks for rating each school, but instead of simply requiring students to reach proficiency in each discipline (math, reading, writing, and science) per federal No Child Left Behind standards, the ratings will give credit for continued growth of student performance beyond the proficiency level. Schools are rated from highest to lowest as “excelling,” “progressing,” “transitioning,” “review/focus,” and “turnaround.” The “distinction” label is separate from this five-tier rating system, and is reserved for schools that have either the highest-achieving subgroups, have the best overall student performance, or have made the most progress from one year to the next.
Schools identified as “Highest Overall Performance” have Student Performance Indexes (SPIs) greater than 88, and are performing within the top ten percent of schools across the State. These schools have achievement gaps less than ten SPI points for the majority of their subgroups and, if they are high schools, have met their respective graduation rate targets. Thompson Brook’s baseline SPI average for three school years, 2009 to 2012, is 95.6.
As part of the recognition ceremony today, the award-winning leaders collaborated to identify successful strategies that other schools might adopt to improve student performance.
Congratulations to Principal Watson, her staff, and the students of Thompson Brook School for this exemplary achievement.