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5/6/2022
Thank you to our TFN members for pampering Thacher's staff with flowers and food!
Coming Up
Monday, 5/9
Yearbook order deadline*
Wednesday, 5/11
T/CH Montessori Connections - Part 3
Thacher News
Note from the Head of School
Dear Thacher Families,

We enjoyed a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week at Thacher!

THANK YOU to the TFN for organizing the appreciations benefiting all staff.

Children’s faces were aglow as they gifted flowers to teachers and assistants. Flower arrangements graced the school to brighten each day. A warm sunny Thursday provided a beautiful day for the outside set up of staff lunch. All enjoyed healthy sandwiches and two delicious salads (and cookies, yum). Being acknowledged and appreciated in such thoughtful ways is a reminder of the community bonds at Thacher.

Happy Mother’s Day weekend.

Warmly,

Deba
Note from Nurse Carolynn

Physicals need to be provided before your child's first day of Thacher's Summer Program or the beginning of the new school year. Documents can be scanned and emailed to me at nursemoore@thacherschool.org or brought to school. Please notify me if your child has any current health conditions, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Please note that all Thacher families must provide the following paperwork to the school nurse.

  • A copy of their most recent physical exam completed no more than one year ago, including all immunization dates, is signed by their physician. Most pediatric offices will refer to this as a school/camp form.

  • If your child is attending Thacher Summer Program, the physical form we have on file must be current (less than one year from the last exam)

  • If your child has an allergy or asthma, you must complete three forms annually. Two of the three must be completed by your pediatrician (Care Plan(s) and Medication Orders). The 3rd is the Parental Consent Form. You can find these forms on our website in the Nurses Corner.
AP Play - "Bottom of the Lake" | 5/24
The Adolescents will be performing 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 AP families are invited for an evening performance on May 26 at 6 pm. Admission is free - play lasts one hour with no intermission.
Yearbook | May 9 Deadline
21/22 Yearbook Cover - Photo by AP Student
Monday, May 9 is the final day to complete your custom Yearbook page or purchase a celebratory ad. The Treering activation code is 1014761154453973.

Details are on the Treering website.

Please email megan@thacherschool.org with any questions.
Plastic Recycling Program Over for Schoolyear

The Trex Plastic Recycling Program has concluded for the year. The Adolescent Program would like to thank the Thacher Community for helping to keep over 700 pounds of plastic out of landfills! The students also appreciate the volunteers' efforts who helped drop off the bags at local supermarkets for Trex pickups.

We look forward to resuming the program next year! Until then, find a plastic drop-off location near you by clicking here.
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. 
Librarian's Corner
Rediscover Peter H. Reynolds
This month Kim highlights the work of award-winner Peter H. Reynolds. Children's classics such as "the dot" and "ish" encourage readers to make their mark.
Thacher Family Network
Connect with Thacher Families at Houghton's Pond

Play with the Kids
Head over to Houghton's Pond after school on sunny Fridays to let your kids run. See you there!

Hike with the Adults
The TFN Adults Hikes are starting up again. Join us every other Wednesday starting on 3/30 after drop off, around 8:45 am. Upcoming dates are 5/11, 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.

Annual Seedling Sale at Brookwood Community Farm - May 7 & 8
Saturday, May 7 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Added parking at Meditech
Sunday, May 8 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Added parking at Trinity Church

Bring your own containers to carry your purchases. Plant list on Brookwood Farm website.
Century Ride for Best Buddies
Our IT Director Andrea Dietrich plans to ride 100 miles on June 4 to support the Best Buddies Challenge. Best Buddies' programs help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) find employment opportunities, friendships, and inclusive communities.

All donations are most welcome.