Thompson Brook Elementary



Healthy Hearts on Valentines Day

TBS used Valentines Day to focus on Healthy Hearts. Wellness teachers Mrs. Abate and Ms. Galotti worked with the the American Heart Association and its Jump Rope for Heart fund raiser to promote healthy hearts. Each teaching team at TBS used their specials block to participate in the variety of fun exercises and activities. When the music stopped and the heart beat sounded, the eight groups rotated to the next station. 
Want to know what an extra five pounds on you feels like? The 5lb potato bag relay is a fun way to find out. Students held onto the bag as they ascended five steps and returned to the line via a ramp to hand off the bag to the next person in line. Multiple jump roping stations included how many jumps can you do in three minutes, doubles jumping, Chinese jump ropes, and more. The yoga station allowed one to bring the heart rate down, as did the word search station. Ping pong and "knock out" basketball gave students a chance to work on hand  eye coordination and enhancing reaction time. A bit of chance involved the exercise spinner, with tasks such as high knees, superman, 10 second plank, jumping jacks, skiers, push-ups, switch squats, and Frankensteins, depneding on where the spinner landed!


Our students are participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) BRING THE CHANGE/PENNIES FOR PATIENTS program; a coin drive and spirit week to help blood cancer patients and their families.


    During this week, students and staff members will collect money to support LLS’s mission: to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer.  As they collect coins they are also invited to participate in our fun daily themed days!  Together we can make a change in the fight against cancer!


Monday: Patterns and Pennies

Tuesday: Neon and Nickels

Wednesday: Dark clothes and Dimes

Thursday: Quite white and Quarters

Friday: Denim and Dollars



Reminder about the TBS Winter Concerts and Food Drive

Now that the holiday season has passed, the shelves at the local food pantries have thinned out. TBS would like to make it a tradition to assist with the restocking of those shelves during our Winter and Spring concerts.

Each person attending a concert is asked to bring a non-perishable food item as his/her “ticket” to the concert. We will have collection boxes set up on tables just inside the doors to drop off your item(s). In advance, thank you for helping to start this tradition of giving at our concerts.

Grade 5 Winter Concert: Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Students arrive for 6:30 PM, concert begins at 7:00 PM.

Grade 6 Winter Concert: Wednesday, January 23, 2018. Students arrive for 6:30 PM, concert begins at 7:00 PM.


Relay For Life Reaches New Fundraising Level with Thompson Brooks Schools Students Help

 (A letter from Harvey Dutil of Relay For Life of Farmington Valley) 

Relay For Life of Farmington Valley reached a new milestone this year with the help of 80 students and their parents from Thompson Brook Elementary School. The 2017 Relay held in May raised $498,000 to support the work of the American Cancer Society. The 80 students and parents from Thompson Brook raised nearly $10,000 which is a significant contribution to the total for students from a school participating in the Relay for the first time. Avon High and Avon Middle School students have participated in the Relay for many years. The $498,000 raised has resulted in the Relay being recognized by the American Cancer Society as being number 12 of the 4000 Relays across the United States and number 1 in New England.

This year’s Relay will be held the weekend of May 19 and 20. Although Relay teams can be formed at any time, recruiting for Thompson Brook Elementary School students to form teams will begin with a presentation to students on February 21 and materials brought home by students interested in participating in this years Relay to support the American Cancer Society.

Thompson Brook Elementary School students are to be congratulated on their support of the American Cancer Society.

We are up and running! 


You have sent us the very best! What a treat it was to open the school year with such wonderful students filling our classrooms. We are very excited about what lies ahead for all our students this year.


Have a wonderful 2017-2018 school year!