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Next TAPA Meeting: January 12, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m. in Southworth Library



Thayer Academy Parent Association

Executive Board 2014-2015

Judi Mansi P '15, '18

Vice President
Monica Kennedy P ’17, ’18, '19

Suzanne Gesner P ’17, ’21

Denise Kotopoulos P ’15, ’18

MS President
Reedy Kream P ’17, ’21

MS Vice President
Susan Wadlington P ’15, ’16, ’19

MS Secretary
Jennifer Sage '87 P ’16, ’18, '20

Volunteer Coordinators
Nancy Doyle P ’16
Lisa Kearns P ’14, '17

Colleen Griffin P '15, '17, '18, '21

Ellen Fitzpatrick
  P ’12, '13, '16


Dear Parents: 

October has arrived and we are pleased to have met so many of you on campus at Back to School nights, on the sidelines, and at the first Thayer Academy Parent Association (TAPA) meeting. For those of you who were unable to make this meeting we have included a link to the presentation shared by our faculty and TAPA Executive Board» Enjoy! We are truly grateful for their dedication and expertise. 

The next general meeting is January 12th, at 7 p.m. in the Southworth Libary. Please mark your calendars now since winter will be here before you know it. However before winter comes knocking, be sure to join us on Friday mornings from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. on the TA track for our Walking Club now through December 12th. And certainly on October 25th for Homecoming that kicks off with the Harold B. Hatch 5K Community Run.

In the meantime, there are a variety of other events on the horizon. Here are just a few for you to consider. (Please refer to the master calendar at www.thayer.org for a complete list.)

  • Wednesday, October 8, 8:15 a.m. MS Coffee @ the MS Library
  • Monday, October 13 No School; Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, October 14-November 14 Nick Edmunds, Scultpor @ Thayer Gallery
  • Wednesday, October 15, 8 a.m-6 p.m.  US Parent/Advisor Conferences; No classes for Seniors
  • Thursday, October 16, 3 p.m.-8 p.m. MS Parent Conferences
  • Friday, October 17, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  MS Parent Conferences (continued)
  • Friday, October 17  No Middle School Classes or Sports
  • Friday, October 17, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.  9th grade Parent Social, CFA lobby
  • Tuesday, October 21, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.  MS Multi Cultural Dinner, Cahall
  • Wednesday, October 22, 7 p.m.  New MS Parent Reception, Headmasters House
  • Friday, October 24, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.  MS Dance, Thompson Hall
  • Saturday October 25 HOMECOMING (click here to see the full schedule)                                        
  • Saturday, October 25, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.  US Dance, Tiger's Den
  • Monday, October 27   US Parent Yearbook Ads due
  • Monday, October 27, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.  International Programs Parent Info. Evening, Cahall

Finally, the Thayer Academy Parent Association has joined Twitter!  Follow us at @TAParents today, and considering following all of our Thayer counterparts on Twitter:  Thayer Academy Upper School, Thayer Academy Middle School, TA Admissions, TA Athletics, TA Alumni, and more.

As always, feel free to call or email us at TAPA@thayer.org anytime with questions, concerns, or new ideas.  Thank you in advance for support of Thayer Academy!


Judi Mansi P '15, '18

President, Thayer Academy Parent Association


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