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4/19 - 4/23
No Classes - Spring Break
Monday 4/26
Professional Day - No Classes
Tuesday 4/27
Classes Resume
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Note from Deba

Dear Thacher Community,

As I am sure you are aware, there was a fatal car accident in our driveway in the early morning hours on Wednesday. Closing the school for the day was necessary due to downed live power lines and two damaged utility poles. Three streets were closed for most of the day, and power was not restored to the school until after 3:00 pm. Thank you for your understanding of the closure.

Our sympathy goes out to the family for their untimely loss. The deceased’s family and friends held a vigil Wednesday night, and you can see the memorial they left near the road. We are allowing their visible display of grief to remain there until we return from the April break. While we do not wish to cause concern and worry with any of our students, we trust that you will find the words appropriate to your child’s level of understanding to help them with questions they may have about the memorial visible as you drive into the school.

This tragic loss of life at our doorstep is a reminder of the dangerous road we travel to and from school each day. I take this moment to remind everyone once again that making a left turn into the school from Route 138 is prohibited. Cars and, worse, large trucks frequently speed through the yellow or red lights at the corner of Brush Hill and Route 138, and it would be devastating if anyone from our community was involved in an accident and injured while trying to make the left turn into the school.

Please be safe, protect yourself and your precious family by taking the extra few minutes to go around the house to the stoplight at the corner. Feel free to call me if you have questions or concerns.

In partnership,

Deba
Travel Guidelines Reminder

Please remember to notify nurse Carolynn Moore if you are planning to travel out of state during the upcoming April break.

Even though state travel guidelines have relaxed, Thacher is still adhering to our protocol that requires students and staff to have a PCR test with 72 hours of returning from a high-risk (COVID-red) state.
It's Yearbook Time!

This year's Yearbook is the biggest of all because it's Thacher's 50th anniversary. Celebrate and support our past, present, and future: the same great features PLUS a whole section devoted to our origin story.

Order your yearbook today at treering.com.
(Thacher passcode is 1014761154453973 if you have not activated your account yet)

The deadline is Friday, April 30, for custom pages, signatures, and ads.

Any questions, please email, Megan@thacherschool.org.
Spring Online Book Fair | April 5 - 18

Our Book Fair is back and shopping is easier than ever. Just click on the button below to discover new books, favorite characters, and more!

Every purchase earns our school rewards to put towards books for the library and classrooms. Shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25.
Diversity Corner
Book Drive Update

The Thacher Diverse Books drive was a wonderful success! We are proud to have these books added to our library collection. Sincere thanks to all the families who donated books--they will enrich our community for years to come.
Discussion Tips

Some students have been aware of the trail of Derek Chauvin, who is charged with the murder of George Floyd. This can be a difficult topic to discuss with children, so we wanted to share tips for parents during the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd .

In solidarity for a more just and peaceful world,
Thacher DEI Committee
Community Corner
Women & Science Theater Festival

Learn more about this month long festival celebrating women, theater, science, and the innovation that unties them all.

Monday to Wednesday 10 - 10:25 pm (ET) for 12 Weeks (through June 24th)

Learn more about Livecast performances featuring Victor McSurely’s soundscape guitar work. The intent of these performances is to provide a brief space at the end of the day for relaxation, and safe, harmonizing reflection.