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09/11/2020
Thacher News
A Note from the Head of School

It was wonderful to welcome Toddler, Children's House, and Lower Elementary students back to Thacher this week! The excitement of returning to school, or in some cases, coming to Thacher for the very first time, was felt throughout the building. As Michelle and I walked down the hallway to peek in each classroom, we shared a feeling of "coming home." It felt as if all was right in the world—a sentiment we have not experienced since March.

Thank you all for working so diligently with your children at home to prepare them for wearing their masks all day at school. Like so many things, wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing has become the new "norm," but watching how quickly the children have adapted was a stark reminder of their resiliency.

We are looking forward to welcoming our Upper Elementary and Adolescent students on Monday. Upon their return, Thacher will once again be whole. Our future is bright, and I look forward to our journey together.

In Partnership,

Deba Dunn

To ensure safe and smooth transitions, please adhere to the schedule below as much as possible.

Arrivals
8:00 8:15 am - Toddler, Upper El, AP
8:15 am - Lower El
8:20 am - CHD
8:25 am - CHC
8:30 am - CHB

Dismissal
2:45 pm - CHD
2:50 pm - CHC
2:55 pm - CHB
3:00 - 3:15 pm - Lower El
3:15 - 3:30 pm - Upper El and AP
3:30 pm - Toddler

Carpool Families
Please note that Children’s House (CH) students may not enter the building prior to 8:20 am; therefore, any child (Lower El thru AP) who rides with a Children’s House student will need to arrive at the specific Children’s House class arrival time (8:20 am for CHD, 8:25 am for CHC, 8:30 am for CHB). These older students will not be marked tardy.

During dismissal times, older students who carpool with younger students will be dismissed at the younger student’s dismissal time.
Welcome Tom
Please join us in welcoming our new team member, Tom Giatrakos. Tom is our PE Wellness Instructor and brings a lifelong commitment to sports and wellness to Thacher.
Google Classroom
Student Accounts
This year, all Thacher students will participate in Google Classroom, our online learning application. If, for any reason, your child needs to stay home, they will be able to connect with their classroom and classmates through Google Classroom.

Earlier this week Toddler through Upper Elementary parents were sent directions on how to access your child's classroom. Please contact Andrea (andreabd@thacherschool.org) if you have questions about this important setup. Adolescent Guides will instruct the AP students.

Subscribe to your children(s) Google Classroom Calendar
Below are the links to subscribe to Toddler through Upper Elementary Google Classroom calendars. Click on your child's classroom to subscribe.
Thacher School Calendar
We encourage families to check the Thacher Montessori School online calendar often. This calendar is continuously being updated and will reflect the most up-to-date information on parent ed opportunities, scheduled days off, and other important events. Due to the current COVID-19 climate, this year's calendar will be updated monthly and not set for the entire school year in advance.

All upcoming events will also be on the website and published in Notes Home.