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5/20/2022
Watch for lawn signs around town honoring our grads!
Coming Up
Friday, May 20
(after school today)
UEA Ukraine Fundraiser @ Houghton's Pond
(purchase tickets below)*
Monday, May 30
Memorial Day - school closed
ongoing
Thacher Virtual Science Fair*
Thacher News
COVID Protocol Update

For information on COVID reporting, calculating return-to-school dates, and stay-at-home policy, please review this important COVID Protocol Update issued by Nurse Carolynn.
8th-Grade Graduation

2022 Graduating Class | Friday, June 10 - 10:00 am
This year's graduation ceremony will be on Friday, June 10, at Thacher for our 8th grade graduating students. Weather permitting, the event will be outside. Families of graduates are invited to attend and sit at picnic tables under the shade of trees.

The ceremony will be videotaped and posted later on our website to be available to the community.

Toddlers through Upper Elementary Classrooms
Each class will hold its own celebration of students rising to the next level in their respective classrooms. These celebrations will be for students only.
Virtual Science Fair
Our Middle School students created their annual Science Fair Projects this semester. Everyone is welcome to peruse the Science Fair online this year.

Once you access the website, click on each student's name to see their projects.
UEA Ukraine Fundraiser -
**today** Friday, May 20 @ Houghton's Pond

UEA is excited to announce its Ukraine fundraiser event. Join us from 3:45 - 4:45 at Houghton's Pond playground today, Friday, May 20. The playground is a public space, and all Thacher families are welcome.

Artwork made by UEA students–including a pillow set, pottery, blanket, banner, Ukrainian bird portraits, and paintings–will be available for a silent auction.

For families who wish to attend, there is a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $3 per child. This donation includes pizza and chips. Families are welcome to give more if they can, and everyone is welcome regardless of their ability to pay. Pay with cash at the event or in advance by clicking here. All proceeds will go to UNICEF.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Asha at aparkcarter@thacherschool.org Hope to see you there!
Middle School Play - "Bottom of the Lake" | 5/26
The Middle School students will perform a one-act play, "The Bottom of the Lake" by Steven Stack. It's a "combination of ghost stories, urban legends, teen issues, romance, absurd comedy, and film noir."

Upper Elementary students will watch the dress rehearsal on May 24, and Middle School families are invited for an evening performance on May 26 at 6 pm. Admission is free - play lasts one hour with no intermission.
Summer at Thacher - Registration Now Open

Thacher is offering full-day Summer Programs and Aftercare for Toddlers through Adolescents. The exciting Summer Program is open exclusively to Thacher students enrolled in the 2022/23 school year.

A wide range of programs is available for children at every level. Contact Kristin at kdrozek@thacherschool.org with any questions or for the registration code. 
Thacher Family Network
TFN Blue Hills Adult Hike

Join us for the final two hikes of the year on 5/25 and 6/8. For questions, please contact TFN co-chairs Daniela Field and Kirsten Glynn.
Community Corner
Let's Talk: A Series of Peer Groups for Pre-Teens and Teens
In response to parents reaching out to schedule sex ed and digital health workshops, MaxwellEd is launching a new series of online peer groups—Let’s Talk: A Series of Peer Groups for Teens and Pre-Teens.

Each of these groups will consist of three one-hour sessions. Students will meet with peers of similar ages:10-13 year-olds or 14-16 year-olds.