Principals Message

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to James Thompson Elementary School.  Our goal at James Thompson is to make the experience of education a meaningful, challenging and rewarding one for all members of our community.   By building on children’s strengths in a caring and dynamic learning environment, we can make your child’s experience at school a positive and rewarding one.  Education is truly a partnership;  we value and rely on your involvement in your child’s educational program.  
The purpose of this website is to share with you some important information about James Thompson Elementary School and about the Richmond School District. In addition to this website, our parent handbook calender and semi-monthly newsletters provide more information about school programs and events.  School staff welcome visits and telephone calls from parents.  Our PAC (Parent Advisory Council) meets monthly in the third week of the month.  PAC meetings offer further opportunities to learn about and become involved in the life of the school.  Check the school newsletter for dates and times of these meetings.
On behalf of the staff at James Thompson, I would like to extend a warm invitation to you to join us in making your child’s education as rich and rewarding as possible.  Please contact me or any of our school staff if you have questions regarding our school and its programs and policies.  

Mr. Derek Cherry
on behalf of the James Thompson Staff