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    The Buzzword of the Day for 10/31/2014 is:

    October (noun)


    What does it mean?

    : the tenth month of the year

    How do you use it?

    The threadbare trees, so poor and thin, They are no wealthier than I; But with as brave a core within They rear their boughs to the October sky. (Henry David Thoreau, "The Fall")

    Are you a word wiz?

    What do you think the Latin root of "October" means?

    A. amber
    B. spirit
    C. eight
    D. autumn
    Check your answer on Word Central.

    Today, 10/31/2014
    High: 69 Low: 42
    Partly sunny
    8% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
    High: 52 Low: 34
    Chance rain showers
    32% chance of precipitation.

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    Portal Portal Parent Portal log ins are now available for parents to check on their student's class work and grades.  To receive the log in information  please contact Dr. Timothy Blackwell, assistant principal (803-735-3471)


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    Mon, Oct 27 - Fri, Oct 31
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    From the Principal

    Dear Parents,
     Welcome to an exciting year at John P. Thomas Elementary School. The staff and I are very excited that you have entrusted your child's education to us. We will make every effort to help your child achieve academically and socially this year. It is our goal to create an enriching learning environment that engages the student.

    Tiger Promise

    Richland School District One Mission Statement:
    We are Richland one, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

    School Uniforms - School uniforms include navy blue or khaki slacks, jumpers, or shorts (knee high).  Tops must have collars and include white or navy colors. School t-shirts may be worn as uniform shirts.  These are available for purchase from the PTA. For further information please contact the parent liaison, Freddie Harrell ( 803-735-3430).

    The Tiger Promise

    While here at John P. Thomas, I promise to act in such a way that I will be proud of myself and others will be proud of me too. I come to school to learn and I will learn. I will have a good day.