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1/21/2022
Lower Elementary students prepare for Chinese New Year in Mandarin class.
Coming Up
Tuesday, 1/25
Toddler to CH Next Level Night
Wednesday, 1/26
LE to UE Next Level Night (3rd year students)
Thacher News
Note from the Head of School

Save the date, Wednesday, February 2, 2022!
 
I am pleased to announce an upcoming workshop for the Thacher family community facilitated by Dr. Ellie Friedland to discuss the spectrum of gender, learn accurate meanings of the ever-expanding vocabulary related to gender and sexual orientation, and how to engage with these topics positively. 

This interactive workshop will provide families with the strategies to create welcoming, supportive environments for children with gender-expansive behavior and/or identity and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities. 

Our staff participated in Dr. Friedland’s workshop during our professional day on January 3, 2022, upon returning from the December school vacation. Your participation will complete the circle of support we offer to all our students as we support them in their growth and development.

Details of the upcoming workshop will be forthcoming.

Warmly,

Deba
Thacher Family Network
Connect with Thacher Families at Houghton's Pond

Head over to Houghton's Pond after school on sunny Fridays this winter to let your kids run. See you there!

For questions, please contact TFN co-chairs, Daniela Field and Kirsten Glynn.
Wellness Corner
Lower Elementary "Olympics"

The XXIV Olympic Winter Games occur this year from February 4th to the 20th in Beijing, China. These games have representatives from 95 countries worldwide; more than 3000 athletes will be competing in 109 events.

The Lower Elementary Program will participate in their version of the Winter Olympics in the upcoming weeks. The Thacher Games will be representing five chosen countries, 29 athletes, and five events. The modified winter events include Speed Skating, Curling, Hockey, and Bobsledding.
Community Corner
Private Music Lessons

Did you know our music teacher offers private lessons? Victor McSurely specializes in Voice, Guitar (all levels), Ukulele, Electric Bass, and Drums. In addition to his professional musicianship (Blue Man Group), he is considered an expert on music in the construction of Self – how music helps strengthen the will, attention, and confidence.

Lessons are hybrid, in-person, or virtual and are offered on a sliding scale fee. Parent recommendations are available on request. For more information, email Victor Music@ThacherSchool.Org.