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    The Buzzword of the Day for 08/21/2014 is:

    demitasse (noun)


    What does it mean?

    : a small cup of black coffee; also : the cup used to serve it

    How do you use it?

    The waiter served me coffee in a demitasse after dinner.

    Are you a word wiz?

    Which language do you think "demitasse" originated in?

    A. Latin
    B. Spanish
    C. Arabic
    D. German
    Check your answer on Word Central.

    Today, 8/21/2014
    High: 100 Low: 74
    Slight chance thunderstorms
    17% chance of precipitation.
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    High: 99 Low: 73
    Slight chance thunderstorms
    18% chance of precipitation.

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    Back-to-School Bash Sponsored by the Deputy Keith Cannon Youth Organization and the Richland County Recreation Commission   Saturday August 16, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM Crane Creek Community Center 7405 Fairfield Road  .......... Free Admission and school supplies, free food, and performances by the Fort Jackson, Eau Claire, and Columbia High Bands. Bring the entire family for this festive event!  

    MEET AND GREET       Thursday, August 14, from 6- 7:30, an informal meet and greet will take place for all tiger families. This is a chance to have an informal visit to see the building, meet staff members, and learn about the programs offered here at Thomas during the school year.

    Portal Portal   All Parent Portal logins will be disabled July 3, 2014. Parent Portal will be reactivated August 28th. 

    READ! READ! READ!  Continue to read all summer.  Check with the Richland County Public Library - www.richlandlibrary.com/kids  to see activities for the summer.  Don't forget to fill out your reading logs to earn prizes. Pizza Hut's BOOK IT has a summer program where students (K-5) can enter contests and win prizes (www.bookitprogram.com/summer)  Barnes and Noble will reward students (K-5) with a free book for reading eight books (www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-reading/378003570/).  TD Bank will reward students (K-5) with a $10 savings account for reading ten books (www.tdbank.com/summerreading/).

    The following list contains the needed supplies for all grades for the school year 2014-15:  PDFJPT 14-15 SCHOOLSUPPLYLIST_1.pdf


    Barron Academy   The academy is now accepting registration for the after-school program.  The program runs every day after school and on early dismissal days until 6 PM. For further information please call 803-708-4786 or go on-line to www.barronacademy.com.

     To check to see if a book has an AR test - Go to the web site: www.arbookfind.com  

    Upcoming Events

    Monday, September 1
    School Holiday
    School will not be in session due to the Labor Day  Holiday.
    Thursday, September 4
    Open House
    6-7:30 PM - Open house for all families to meet the teachers and staff for the school year. 

    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.