Welcome to Thompson Creek Elementary School!

Construction for the new four class addition to our school has begun and we are getting ready for our friends from Anna Melick Memorial School to join us! This is an exciting time and one that will bring some changes to the everyday routine of life at ‘The Creek.' We will keep the community informed of the latest updates/plans and progress of the construction. Click to read the update letter from April 2017.

Due to the construction, the back parking lot is now closed. If you need to park for drop-off and pick-up, there is additional parking across the road along the laneway to the cemetery. Please meet your child around the side of the school rather than at the front doors.


What is a Leader of the Pack?

Twice a month, usually at the beginning and end of the month, we hold a Leader of the Pack Assembly. This is a time when staff and students gather together in the gym to recognize student success in three categories: Academic Achievement, Character Attributes and Leader of the Pack.

Leader of the Pack

  • A leader of the pack represents TCES as an ambassador, regardless of the situation or location (e.g. field trip, interacting with visitors, including supply staff, sporting events, and performances).
  • A leader of the pack follows rules even when no one is looking.
  • A leader of the pack chooses to lead and actively participate.
  • A leader of the pack takes into consideration other’s ideas and perspectives.
  • A leader of the pack consistently displays a readiness to learn.
  • A leader of the pack sets an example for others to follow.

*Please note that a LOP award may not be awarded every month in each classroom.

Academic Achievement

Timber wolves awarded the Academic Paw are not necessarily the top achieves in the classroom. This award is for students who have shown significant development towards meeting various learning goals in their classroom.

Character Attributes

Timber wolves awarded the Character Attribute paw have demonstrated the current months character attribute. These students exhibit positive character attributes and model to others how to display the character attribute.


The Power of a Growth Mindset

Mindset is a very powerful tool for helping all of us be successful in our lives. Your mindset is a collection of thoughts and beliefs that shape your habits. Your thinking habits affect how you think, what you feel, and what you do. Your mindset impacts how you make sense of the world, and yourself.

Throughout the year our staff and students will involved in variety of activities to help us all be more aware of our own mindset, as well as the power of having a "Growth Mindset". Please click on the link below to watch a short, informative, yet motiational presentation on mindset and its importance. Enjoy!

TED talk The Power of Belief


Code of Conduct

Click here to view or download the Thompson Creek Code of Conduct.


Ryan's Law

As you may be aware, Ryan's Law, 2015, was passed by the Ontario Legislature. This piece of legislation is an important step to support the well-being of students with asthma in Ontario schools. Over the course of the next school year, Grand Erie District School Board will be working to implement the requirements of this legislation.

In the meantime, if your child has asthma, we ask that you immediately contact the main office at your school to provide information about your child’s asthma medication. With your permission, your child will be allowed to carry their asthma medication. By the next school year, a more formal process to identify students with asthma and their asthma medication will be put into place to better support the needs of your child.

The Ministry of Education website has resources on asthma.

As a best practice and to support your child, please let the school know if your child has a medical condition so that the school is aware and can keep this information on file. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


Daily Schedule

8:30 Recess

8:50 - 9:30 Period 1

9:30 - 10:10 Period 2

10:10 - 10:50 Period 3

10:50 - 11:10 Nutrition/Recess

11:10 - 11:30 Nutrition/Recess

11:30 - 12:10 Period 4

12:10- 1:10 Period 5

1:10 - 1:30 Nutrition/Recess

1:30 - 1:50 Nutrition/Recess

1:50 - 2:30 Period 6

2:30 - 3:10 Period 7

3:10 - 3:30 Recess


Educational Links

Raz-Kids

Online access to Raz-Kids reading program. Please login to the site with the information sent home by your child(ren)'s classroom teacher(s)

Prodigy

Online access to the Prodigy math games program. Please login to the site with the information sent home by your child(ren)'s classroom teacher(s)

Sumdog

Online access to Sumdog math games program. Please login to the site with the information sent home by your child(ren)'s classroom teacher(s)

ABCya

Online access to free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web

PBSkids

Online access to PBSkids games

Discovery Kids

Online access to Discovery Kids educational games and research

FunBrain

Online access to free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy.


Important Resources

211 Community Services

COPE - Community Education Services

Grand Erie Parent Resource Page.


Ontario Early Years Center

Families might want to make use of the service provided by the Ontario Early Years Centre for any child from newborns to 6 years old. There are clinics offered at the Early Years located at Fairview Ave P.S. Please register for the 1-2-3 Look at Me clinics by calling 905.701.9572.


Safety Reminder

TCES is peanut/nut aware. No peanut or nut products are permitted at school for the safety of our students with anaphylactic allergies. This includes peanut butter substitute products like Wow butter. Watch granola bars closely and things like Nutella that also are nut-based. Baked treats for sharing are not encouraged for this reason. Labelled treats are best for celebrations.