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98 Ann DriveHB Thompson Middle School
Syosset, NY 11791

Phone: (516) 364-5760

James Kassebaum, Principal
Kevin Bonanno, Assistant Principal
Alan Chipetine, Assistant Principal
Christian Harrigan, Administrative Assistant



2017-2018 PTA Reflections Contest


Smiling Faces on Opening Day




    September 2017

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Our new school year is off to an exciting start and we cordially invite you to the annual Harry B. Thompson Middle School Open House to be held on Thursday, September 7th.   This is an opportunity for you to follow your child’s program and meet the teachers who will be working with your child.  

    You can download a copy of your child’s schedule for the evening from the Parent Portal.  Please note that we will follow a “R” day schedule with periods listed in the first column with the heading Term Q1.  Parents should report to their child’s Homeroom to begin the evening at 6:40 p.m.   Each class period will last nine minutes, with five minutes of passing time between periods.

    The purpose of the open house program is to provide an opportunity for our teachers to present a general description of their courses, specific requirements and expectations, and goals and objectives.  This is not an evening for individual conferences and I ask that all parents please keep this in mind and not delay the teachers’ presentations by requesting one.  Parent conferences can be scheduled at a more convenient time to discuss individual concerns.  Please note that supervision of children is NOT provided; therefore, students are NOT to attend this program.

    Our PTSA has arranged for refreshments in the students’ cafeteria during your child’s lunch period.  Please show your support for the excellent work our PTSA does throughout the year by completing your membership.  There will be a membership table set up during the open house so that if you have not already done so, you may join at this time.

    We look forward to welcoming you on September 7th.  


    James Kassebaum


    HBT is No Place for Hate

    Congratulations to the students and staff at Harry B. Thompson Middle School as it has been named a “No Place for Hate” school by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).                             

    ADL’s No Place for Hate initiative identifies schools and communities who demonstrate a long-term commitment to combating bias, bullying and hatred while  leading initiatives for creating and maintaining a positive climate. Spearheaded by HBT’s PAL (Peers as Leaders) and Buddy Club, the school’s efforts included a Multicultural Week and Expo held in January to promote various cultures, “Cardio for Character Walk” and ”Steps Against Bullying” events to promote good health and acceptance and a cyber-bullying program titled “Don’t Press Send.”            

    Members of the club recently attended a special ceremony held at New York University to honor the 127 No Place for Hate schools in New York State, where they received a banner to display in the school as a source of pride and reminder of the importance of the initiative.                                        
    “It was a very special ceremony,” said PAL and Buddy Club co-adviser Randi Bloom. “We are very proud to be a part of this.”                            
    This is the first year HBT has participated in ADL’s campaign.     

    Pictured are Bloom (far right), co-adviser Denise Giacopino and members of the Pal and Buddy Club displaying HBT’s No Place for Hate banner.

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    Upcoming Events

    • September 12th - Newcomer's Reception, 7:00 p.m.; PTSA meeting, 7:45 p.m.
    • September 14th & 15th - Picture Day
    • September 18th - Monthly Board of Ed meeting @ SW, 8 pm
    • September 21st & 22nd - Schools closed, Rosh Hashanah
    • September 25th-29th - Select 6th grade classes, DNA Labs
    • October 9th - Schools closed, Columbus Day


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