Adolescent Program students preparing for their upcoming drama production.
Thacher News

The AP Production of "The Marvelous Mellow Melodrama of the Marriage of the Mislaid Minor," a radio play by Kristen Doherty, will be live-streamed on Thacher's official Facebook page on May 27 at 9:30 am.

Watch it live or the recorded version on Facebook.
Graduation and Rising-Up Ceremonies

The end of the 2020-21 school year is almost upon us, and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Thacher Community for all of your support during this most unusual year. Continuing to follow COVID-19 current health and safety protocols, the following are Thacher's plans for those students who are graduating and/or rising:

2021 Graduating Class
This year's graduation ceremony will take place on Friday, June 11, at Thacher for our 8th grade graduating students. The event will be held outside, under the shade of trees. Each family will be allotted four tickets to the ceremony. Families will socially distance at picnic tables, one table per family of four. The ceremony will be videotaped and available for the community to view on a later day.

Toddler through Upper Elementary Classrooms
Each classroom/cohort will hold its own Rising-Up/End-of-Year celebration in their classroom. Certificates will be presented to rising students by the lead guides, and a photo of the child receiving the certificate will be sent to families. Stay tuned for more information to come from your child's classroom lead guide.

It's not too late to order the 50th Anniversary Yearbook.

Diversity Corner
Diversity Update

First, a reminder that we are still looking for folks to join the DEI committee next year. Our next DEI meeting is on Tuesday, May 24 at 5 pm. Please email Asha and Nikki to let us know you’re interested and for the Zoom link.

Second, we’d like to share this wonderful read-aloud called Min Jee’s Lunch. It is a video that would be great to share with your children and offers many conversation starters.
Wellness Corner
Positive Psychology on Goal Setting

Eight interesting facts on goal setting:

  1. Setting goals and reflecting upon them improves academic success. 
  2. Goals are good for motivation and vice versa. “Motivation is the desire or want that energizes and directs goal-oriented behavior.” 
  3. Goal setting is associated with achieving the optimal conditions for flow state. Setting clear goals that are both challenging yet within your skill level is a powerful contributor to finding yourself in ‘the zone.’
  4. An optimistic approach to goal setting can aid success. 
  5. Goals that are both specific and difficult lead to overall improved performance.
  6. People with high efficacy are more likely to set challenging goals and commit to them. 
  7. Social influences are a strong determinant in goal choice.
  8. Goal setting is a more powerful motivator than monetary incentives alone. 
Community Corner
Brookwood Community Farm

Learn more about the Seedling Sale at nearby Brookwood Community farm.

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.