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    The Buzzword of the Day for 07/05/2015 is:

    basil (noun)

    \BAZZ-il\

    What does it mean?

    : any of several plants of the mint family; especially : sweet basil

    How do you use it?

    Among the dishes recommended by the nutritionist was Insalata Caprese, which he made using ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and just-picked basil leaves.

    Are you a word wiz?

    English has borrowed several tasty words from other languages. From which language do you think English took the word "basil"?

    A. Old Italian
    B. Middle French
    C. Middle English
    D. Old High German
    Check your answer on Word Central.


    Today, 7/5/2015
    High: 89 Low: 71
    Slight chance rain showers
    20% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 7/6/2015
    High: 91 Low: 71
    Chance thunderstorms
    47% chance of precipitation.

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    Macy's Be Book Smart for RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) is taking place now until July 12. Give $3 to provide a RIF book for a child and receive $10 off a $30 purchase.  Check out the details at Be Book Smart

    Our Thomas students received three free books a year from RIF. Please support this fundraiser to help buy the books for school year 2015-16!
     

    Student registration   Families may register their students during summer office hours 7:30 AM - 5 PM.  Please come and register students as soon as possible in order to have everything in place for the opening of school. For further information please call 803-735-3430.

    Summer Reading - 

    We are asking that our students read and participate in the many summer reading opportunities.  Here are some of the opportunities:
    Richland County Library - Summer Learning Challenge
    Book It (Pizza Hut) Book IT Summer Reading
    Barnes and Noble Summer Reading
    TD Bank $10 for Reading
    All students were given at least ten books and logs to fill out to keep track of their reading this summer. Also students received information about the programs listed above.   
      
      Please make sure your student reads over the summer. 


    Resources

    Free School Supplies for Students
    On Saturday August 8th, The Cooperative Ministry,The Columbia Housing Authority and The City of Columbia will host a School Supply Drive at Finlay Park. School aged children from Richland School Districts one and two that attend the event will receive FREE school supplies, backpacks and more!
    Entertainment, snacks and other give away items will also be provided. Businesses and organizations will be present to offer information on local services. For more information please contact The Cooperative Ministry 803.799.3853 ext. 115 or 312

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

    Upcoming Events

    Mon, Jul 6 - Thu, Jul 9
    Summer Office Hours
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    All district facilities will be open limited hours Monday through Thursday. For further information call 803-735-3430.
    Mon, Jul 13 - Thu, Jul 16
    Summer Office Hours
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    All district facilities will be open limited hours Monday through Thursday. For further information call 803-735-3430.
    Mon, Jul 20 - Thu, Jul 23
    Summer Office Hours
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    All district facilities will be open limited hours Monday through Thursday. For further information call 803-735-3430.
    Mon, Jul 27 - Thu, Jul 30
    Summer Office Hours
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    All district facilities will be open limited hours Monday through Thursday. For further information call 803-735-3430.
    Thursday, August 13
    Meet and Greet
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Come and meet and greet the Thomas Tiger Family!  This will be a great chance to become acquainted with our Thomas staff. 

    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.
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    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.