Coming Up
Monday, 11/1 -
Friday 11/19
Student-organized Food Drive*
Tuesday, 11/9
NO-BOOK Club - 6:30 pm*
Thursday, 11/11
Veterans Day - school closed
Thacher News
Thacher Food Drive

Lower Elementary A has spent some time reflecting on how we can help our neighboring community. The pandemic has left many people in challenging situations, so we thought of ways we could help. After much brainstorming, we came up with the idea to hold a Food drive. Having this drive offers us the chance to donate non-perishable foods to a pantry in Roxbury, MA. The program we are contributing to is called ABCD, a Boston organization that helps neighboring communities. We are hoping the Thacher community can come together to help us to collect non-perishable foods. Click the button below for a list of some of the foods this pantry needs.

Thank you for your help.

Lower Elementary A Community
Picture Retake Day - 11/16

If your child was absent on picture day, or if you are dissatisfied with your child's student portrait and would like another try, you have the opportunity for a retake on Tuesday, November 16th.

If you want a retake original portrait package by retake day, please be sure to jot down any specific instructions for the photographer.
Book Fair Update

Thank you to all that participated in this year's fall book fair.

All proceeds will go toward Scholastic Bucks that will allow the school to add more books to the library and the classrooms.
Note from Nurse Carolynn

As I'm sure you have heard, the Pfizer vaccine is available for children ages 5-11. These vaccine appointments are available at various sites such as pediatric offices, CVS, and Walgreens. As parents navigate whether or not this is an option they would like to make, I thought it might be helpful to provide you with the Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet for Children.

Student Covid-19 vaccinations are optional at Thacher; however, we continue to track Covid-19 immunizations and ask that you please forward documentation if your student does, in fact, receive it.

Thank you, and have a great weekend!
Wellness Corner
Body-Weight Circuits

Thacher students have been exploring body-weight exercises to help increase their balance, coordination, and strength in PE classes. They start their training with a 5-10 minute warm-up consisting of a light jog or run, light stretching that may include yoga poses, and an introduction to the day's circuit. The training does not require equipment and can be completed in the gym, outside, or at home. Below is a circuit that students have completed recently.

Thacher's Seven Station Circuit

Warm-Up: 5-10 minutes of movement (light jog, walk, bike)
Light Stretching or yoga poses

Stations (45 seconds to 1 minute of exercise/1-minute break)

  • Wall-Sits - core, lower back, and quads
  • Jumping Rope (two-footed, one-footed, or alternating) - shoulders, calves, core
  • Planks (On forearms or hands) - core, lower back, shoulders, arms
  • Walking Lunges - glutes, calves, quads, core
  • Sitting Leg Raises - lower back, core
  • Supermans - lower back, core
  • Push-Ups or Push-up holds - biceps, triceps, core, back, shoulders
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Corner
Diwali - The Festival of Lights

Diwali historically has been an auspicious five-day religious holiday celebrated by Hindu communities around the world. However, in present times, much like many non-Christian communities celebrating Christmas, Diwali has become a celebration among many non-Hindu communities. Diwali represents the triumph of light over darkness and wisdom over ignorance. Many who celebrate Diwali will get together with loved ones, light up their homes with candles and stringed lights, enjoy music and food, and exchange gifts. It’s a time to start fresh and celebrate goodness. Based on the lunar calendar, Diwali typically falls between October and November. This year it fell on November 4th.
NO-BOOK Book Club - November 9, 6:30 pm

We had our second DEI Book Club meeting this week and have decided to change things up. In the effort of really being inclusive, our next meeting will be the first NO-BOOK Book Club meeting. AKA- you don’t need to have read the book, own the book, or even know about the book to join the meeting. Bring the kids, and we will do a great identity-building activity!

NO-BOOK Book Club Meeting:  Join us Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30 pm with your child/children for a great activity! Email to follow with more info.