Executive Board 2014-2015
P '15, '18
P ’17, ’18, '19
Suzanne Gesner P ’17, ’21
Denise Kotopoulos P ’15, ’18
P ’17, ’21
MS Vice President
P ’15, ’16, ’19
Jennifer Sage '87
P ’16, ’18, '20
P ’14, '17
Colleen Griffin P'15, '17, '18, '21
Member-at-Large Ellen Fitzpatrick P ’12, '13, '16
On behalf of the Thayer Academy Parents' Association (TAPA), I would like to take this opportunity to welcome new and returning families to Thayer Academy. Led by a parent-run Executive Board, the Parents' Association is made up entirely of volunteers who promote a strong sense of community at Thayer by facilitating communication and implementing programs and events that enrich the lives of our students, faculty, and administration. Every parent is automatically a member of TAPA and we encourage you to get involved. No effort is too small, and as they say, "It takes a village..."
I encourage you to take some time to review the variety of events, programs and dates in the school calendar that will be mailied to you in August, as well as familiarize yourself with our school website. Here you’ll find an online version of the calendar and other resources, and be sure to check out all of the parent-specific information here in The Parent Portal, including a link to the TAPA volunteer sign up form (at the top of the right hand column of this page: "Volunteer! How you can get involved....").
In addition to staying up to date with by checking the school's website, once school begins you will also be receiving via email a weekly newsletter, the Tiger News Network or TNN, which provides timely information about campus happenings. Right off the bat you’ll want to mark you calendar for the Back to School Nights in September, the 9th Grade Parents’ Reception on October 17th, the New Middle School Parents’ Reception on October 22nd, and Homecoming, our wonderful all-school community day in celebration of everything Thayer, on October 25th.
The entire TAPA Executive Board is looking forward to the upcoming year and the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. Please plan to attend our first TAPA Meeting on September 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the dining hall (on the 2nd floor of Cahall Campus Center). We are excited about our agenda: in addition to a “back to school” welcome from Headmaster Ted Koskores, we will also have a discussion of student activities and community service opportunities available to our students - and in some cases to parents - presented by a panel of experts. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend - hope to see you all there!
Feel free to call or e-mail if you have any questions. In the meantime, please considering volunteering for an event or committee via our online form www.thayer.org/volunteer. Joining a committee is a terrific way to meet other parents and interact with our talented faculty.
Enjoy the remainder of the summer,
Judi Mansi P ’15, ’18
President, Thayer Academy Parents’ Association