Principal's Corner

Natalie Berges Tucker talking to studentsThomson is an amazing community of learners and I am looking forward to our continued partnership with you throughout this year. I believe that our collaboration and partnership help every child achieve at high levels. We will continue to need the support, guidance and collaboration of our families to ensure that our students are successful. One way to partner with us is by joining PTA as this is a great way for us to connect and grow as a school community.


Ways to Get Involved at Thomson Elementary

  • Communicate: Talk with your child’s teacher about celebrations and concerns.
    • Keep your email and phone numbers up-to-date in Jeffco Connect or call the office
    • Read and respond to Friday folders and all teacher communication
    • Keep updated of school happenings on our new website
  • Homework: Set aside time for homework. Read with your child and ask questions about the learning.
  • Volunteer: We love to have you in your child’s classroom or helping with school-wide events.
  • PTA: Our PTA is a tremendous organization that focuses on supporting Thomson students.
  • Accountability Committee: Help make decisions about school funds and academic decisions. We are a designated Title 1 school and receive federal funds to support our literacy and math instruction.


Our staff is committed to the Thomson community and meeting the needs of every student. We understand the level of trust you have in us to educate your children. We will honor that trust by working with you and your child to make it a great year. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at 303-982-9935. I look forward to working with you this year!

Where Did You Learn That?

Last week I had a conversation with my youngest son, who’s in 4th grade, about playing flag football again this year. As we sat at the kitchen table we were chatting about the fact that he needs to be practicing his throw before the start of the season. He proceeded to give me a play-by-play demonstration of the technique he was using to ensure he had a proper spiral. After the lengthy explanation I asked him, “Where did you learn all that?” His answer filled my heart with gratitude, “My P.E. teacher.”

I have these moments on a regular basis where I think, “Thank goodness for your teacher because I definitely didn’t teach that to you!” or more often “Thank goodness for your teacher because I’m not sure I would have even thought to teach that to you!” Being a parent is a lot of work and there never seems to be enough time to do everything you need to do to be a good parent. I am so thankful that I have a school full of people who are willing to help in our efforts to raise responsible, respectful and well educated young men. If it were left solely up to my husband and me, there would definitely be gaps academically and socially for both of them.

I am so proud to work in a school like Thomson where the staff truly cares about the overall development of your children. We work hard to make sure that they are being challenged academically, and are also so intentional about teaching them important life skills. I have students come up to me on a regular basis to tell me great things like how they were kind to the new student or picked up trash they saw in the hallway. I hope you hear and see evidence that we are here to partner with you in developing your children.

After the conversation with my son, I sent a quick thank you email to his P.E. teacher. I found a return email from her the next day that said, “You made my whole week!” When you have those times when your children say something that makes you grateful for their teachers…take a minute to thank them. A simple thank you goes a long way.


Natalie Berges Tucker

Thomson Principal

 Natalie Berges Tucker

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