Dear B.F. Kitchen Parents,


    We hope that you have had an enjoyable summer with your family and friends! Our staff is very excited to begin the 2017-2018 school year, and is in the process of planning for exciting learning adventures!


    As we begin looking towards the beginning of the school year, I wanted to make you aware of two district items. First, a copy of the school calendar is available in the “Quick Links” section of the district website home page, located at www.thompsonschools.org.

    This updated calendar reflects feedback and suggestions made by families and community members. We are thrilled to be able to work collaboratively with our community to make this school year the best possible for all of our students.


    As a part of the change to this year’s calendar,  school will begin on Thursday, August 17, 2017 for all students (Kindergarten through 5th grade) at 8:18 a.m.  All students will report for full days on both Thursday 8/20 and Friday 8/21. Rather than have students come for assigned assessment appointments as we’ve done in the past, we will be giving some of these assessments during the school day.  Breakfast, lunch and transportation services will be available as on a normal school day. These first two days will be a great opportunity for students to get to know their classmates and their teachers - staff are planning activities for all students, which will allow students and teachers to get to know one another and develop classroom communities, while gathering important information that helps inform instruction.


    Thank you for your continued support of B.F. Kitchen and we look forward to another wonderful year!




    Justin Blick