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Thomas Elementary

Thomas Elementary
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1800 Montana Trail
Plano, TX 75023
Phone: (469) 752-3500
Fax: (469) 752-3501

Principal Lynn Swanson
Assistant Principal Yotonja Benjamin
Counselor Diana Bernal
School Hours 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Enrollment 635
School Colors Red, white and blue
Mascot Texans
Motto Excellence in education.

Directions to School

From Dallas North Tollway: Spring Creek Exit – east to Blue Ridge Trail, north on Blue Ridge Trail then east on Montana Trail to the school.
From Central Expressway: Spring Creek Exit – west to Blue Ridge Trail, north on Blue Ridge Trail then east on Montana Trail to the school.

Achievements

Recognized School for TAKS Performance; TAKS Gold Performance Awards;  TAKS Comparable Improvement Award; PISD Teacher of the Year; PISD Superintindent Award Staff Winners; U.S. Department of Education Drug Free School; Keep Plano Beautiful Award of Excellence (three times); Texas Successful Recognized School Award; PISD Exemplary Writing School; Texas Exemplary School for TAAS Performance; many Regional and District Science Fair winners; City of Plano Recycling and Earth Day Award; Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year; and Plano Education Foundation Grants to Educators winners; Character Education Partnership's Promising Practice Award Winner for anti-bullying campaign; and Healthy Zone School.

Campus Programs

Before school breakfast academic club; book club; breakfast served daily; campus recycling program; Family Fun Night (all Grades); 5th grade honor choir; Marathon Kids;  Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; PASAR (after-school childcare); science club; science lab; self-manager program; student council; student leadership cabinet; student service committee; ELMS Club; cross grade level reading buddies; Parent Academy; technology club; and Thomas Texans' Recognition assemblies; D.R.U.M. ; Rocking Recorder club; Thomas Chime Stars.

Parent Involvement Opportunities

Camp counselors (5th Grade); club sponsors; classroom and library volunteers; Key Communicators; kindergarten centers; math lab (Wednesday before school); mentors; office helpers; PTA; field trips; PTA sponsored activities; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); science club; shoebox science; tutoring;  yearbook.

Community/Business Partnerships

Thomas Elementary has community involvement through our student mentor program. Approximately 70 Volunteers from several local churches, businesses and community members come to Thomas weekly to mentor and meet with individual students. 

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