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09/18/2020
Welcome Back Upper Elementary and Adolescent Students!
Thacher News
A Note from the Head of School

Dear Thacher Community,

Our entire staff want to thank you for working with us to make the start of this school year so successful. I am just sorry that you cannot see, firsthand, the peaceful, focused work of your children in their beautifully prepared classrooms and in our wonderful outdoor environment. We will continue to send pictures!

Our all staff community is undertaking very important Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work this year, and I want to share my note that I sent to them today. Our Thacher Diversity Committee, co-chaired by Nikki Toon and Asha Park-Carter, will be instrumental in facilitating the work of our staff, as we grow and deepen our understanding of systemic racism and begin our work for social justice.
Please enjoy your upcoming weekend, and we will welcome our students back on campus and online next Monday.

In Partnership,

Deba Dunn
Head of School
Picture Day - Wednesday 9/30
Picture day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30 and the photographers at Coffee Pond have new protocols in place to keep everyone safe.

We are inviting all of our remote students to drop in any time between 8:45 and noon to have their photos taken. We will have to skip the classroom group photos this year but will design a collage for each classroom that includes everyone.

Orders can be placed online, or we'll be sending home paper order forms soon.
Google Classroom
If you haven't already set up your child's email, and connected with Google Classroom, please do so asap. You will find detailed instructions in an email sent to you last week. (Please note, AP students will do this independently.)

If you need help with this important setup, please contact Andrea Dietrich (andreabd@thacherschool.org).
Indoor and Outdoor Classrooms
Community Corner
Piano Lessons with Chuck

Once again, Chuck Wolff is offering piano lessons for Thacher students. Please contact him directly to discuss options - cwolff@clavichords.com