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Coming Up
Mon 2/15 - 2/19
February Break (no classes)
Mon 2/22
classes resume*
LE/UE Virtual Next Level Night 7 pm
Tues 2/23
T to CH Virtual Next Level Night 7 pm
Thacher News
Note from the Head of School

Dear Thacher Families,

Last evening, I attended a webinar sponsored by Princeton Montessori School to hear guest lecturer Catherine McTamaney, author of The Tao of Montessori – Reflections on Compassionate Teaching. In the midst of this year of living in a global pandemic with all the stresses and anxieties that accompany such a year, her presentation was inspiring and rejuvenating. How wonderful it was to be reminded of the Montessori philosophy's power and how it is so very applicable to the times in which we live. I want to share some of these thoughts on Montessori philosophy and provide you with resources to explore in future Notes Home. Stay tuned!

Immediately following the February break, we begin our Virtual Next Level meetings for families who have children moving up to a new level. These are informative and important meetings with the guides, so I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.  Re-enrollment contracts will be sent to families later this evening and will be due back on February 26. Attending the Next Level events will assist families in making an informed decision on returning to Thacher. Come learn about our programs and the new opportunities your child will experience at the next level.

I hope you can find quality time with your children during our February break. I also hope you schedule some very chilly but short walks outside with the kids and follow that up with something warm and yummy for their tummies. I appreciate all of you and your resilience in getting through the most challenging year ever.

With gratitude,

Calendar Update

The February 22 professional day is now a regular, in-person school day due to the high amount of school closure we've experienced since our return from the December break. We look forward to welcoming the students back on campus.
Virtual Next Level Night

If you are a parent of a child rising to the next level at Thacher, please join us for our Virtual Next Level Nights:

For those families who have a 6th-grade student rising to the Adolescent Program, please contact AP Lead Guide, Adam Percy, to set up a 1:1 opportunity to meet during the week of 2/22 - 2/26.
Science Fair 2021

Adolescent Program and Upper Elementary students will be sharing their Science Fair projects electronically this year! Similar to UE Project Night, we will publish a website exclusively devoted to the Science Fair.

AP and UE students and parents should refer to the Science Fair instructions email sent earlier this week. Projects are due in Google Classroom on March 10th.
Summer at Thacher

We are in the process of creating this year’s Summer Program. To support our working families, programming will only be open to all Thacher students enrolled for the 2021-22 school year. All programs are full-day.

Please fill out the following survey so that we can create a program best suited for your needs.

The program is scheduled to run from June 21-August 13. (Dates subject to change.)
Thacher Diversity Corner
February is Black History Month. Learn more about black history in the video below.