Coming Up
Friday, 12/17
- Half-Day* - dismissal schedule below

- TFN Blue Hills Adult Hike* - 8:45 am at Trailside
12/20 - 12/31
Winter Break - school closed
Monday, 1/3
Professional Day - no classes
Tuesday, 1/4
Classes Resume
Thacher News
Half-day Dismissal Schedule - 12/17

11:00 am CHC
11:05 am CHB
11:10 am CHA
11:15 - 11:30 am LE
11:30 - 11:45 am UE and AP
11:45 am Toddler

Sibling Dismissals:
Younger students will be dismissed at the oldest siblings' dismissal time except:
Any student with a Toddler sibling will be dismissed at the Toddler's 11:45 am dismissal.
Amazon Shoppers

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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 on the playground. You get to hang out with Thacher parents and friends. See you there!
Thacher Family Network (TFN) Blue Hills Adult Hike - 12/17 - 8:40 am

Join other Thacher parents for a walk in the Blue Hills. (It's a half-day at Thacher.) Meet in the Trailside Parking Lot after drop-off. (Babies welcome.)
New England Base Camp during Professional & Vacation Days - only two children needed.

Thacher's Family Network is partnering with New England Base Camp for Thacher School days off on 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, 1/3, and 2/18, and 4/25 of the 2021-22 school year. The Camp is for children five and up.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Corner
Words Matter: What does it mean to be an Ally vs. a Co-conspirator?

This video, in which Dr. Bettina Love uses the story of Bree Newsome and James Tyson to explain that Co-conspirators, like the abolitionist movement of our nation’s history, are based on the premise of trust and love. She challenges those who consider themselves to be allies to “put something on the line for somebody,” “take a risk,” and to “cash-out” when it comes to using your privilege to take action, not just talk the talk. Reflect and consider, when it “comes time”, when the opportunity presents itself, will you have it in you to be more than just an ally? Do you have what it takes to be a Co-conspirator? And if not, how do you get there?

Wellness Corner
Tom's Triangle of Winter Wellness

As the holidays approach and sunlight becomes less available, it is essential to find a healthy balance to tame the winter season. The "doldrums" of winter are very real and require a response to counterbalance possible negative impacts.

Movement for 30 Minutes: Choose any activity that keeps you constantly moving to reap the benefits below. Start the timer and move.

  • Reduce stress,
  • Boost mood
  • Improve memory
  • Increase productivity
  • Provide a burst of energy
  • Increase heart health
  • Improve self-confidence

Increase Water Intake: Carry a water bottle with you throughout your day and continue consuming and refilling.

  • It increases energy level and brain function
  • Reduces headaches
  • Improves body functions

Take a Breath: Belly breathing and Mindful breathing several times each day will:

  • Decrease stress
  • Relieve pain
  • Increase calm
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increase energy
  • Improve immunity.
Community Corner
Wreath Making, Open House, Lights Stroll, and Historic Milton FamilyFest

The Mary May Binney Wakefield Estate is hosting a plethora of family-friendly events this holiday season.