Coming Up
Tuesday, 2/1
CH to LE Next Level Night
(3rd-year rising CH students)
Wednesday, 2/2
Dr. Ellie Friedland Gender-Awareness Interactive Workshop for parents*
Thacher News
Note from the Nurse
Please click here to see this week's updated note from Nurse Carolynn.
Dr. Ellie Friedland Parent Workshop -
2/2/22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Please join our upcoming workshop "Creating Welcoming Environments for Young Children with Gender Expansive Behaviour and/or Identity and for Families and Staff of all Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities".

Dr. Friedland will discuss the spectrum of gender, 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 you with the strategies to create a welcoming, supportive environment for children with gender-expansive behavior and/or identity.
Social Media
Catch a glimpse of your child at work. One way for parents (and grandparents) to gain insight into what is happening at Thacher is to visit our Social Media sites. Guides post photos daily on Instagram and Facebook from every classroom!
Parents are also encouraged to connect with other Thacher parents by joining our Parent Facebook Page.
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
Wellness Challenge 2022

Thacher staff will participate in a 2022 Wellness Challenge to encourage and support healthy eating and movement habits. If any community member would like to participate, below is a weekly log and healthy snacking guide.

The challenge will run for the month of February. If you have any questions regarding the challenge, please feel free to contact Tom ( or Vicky (
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.