Upper School Announcements, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

NOTICES                              NOVEMBER 15, 2018                          THURSDAY

ADVISOR GROUPS ON LUNCH DUTY THE WEEK OF (11/12/18) Ms. Langer and Ms. McGurn. All you need to do is wipe down the tables and push in the chairs.  Thank you Up next (11/19/18) Mr. Allen and Ms. Blanco. 

BUS DEPARTURE: Buses depart at 3:15 p.m. today (Thurs.) & tomorrow (Friday).

DRESS DOWN DAY TOMORROW FRIDAY to benefit Live, Love, Learn. This organization provides financial support to women who are struggling with cancer and have to leave work for treatment. It helps them pay for childcare, groceries, rent, and other expenses. Please dress down and donate $1.00 or more to this great cause! THANK YOU.

ATTENTION: Whoever “borrowed” the pen from the THAYER gallery sign-in book, please return it ASAP. It was tied to the book for a reason!  Thanks. 

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Please do not go into the gallery and take food before the gallery receptions begin.   You are more than welcome to join us DURING the reception and enjoy the cookies – but not before then!!!! Today’s reception for Mark Wiesenhahn P’19 is from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thanks. 

TA Football is Playing at Gillette Stadium: this Friday night, under the bright lights of Gillette Stadium, come watch Thayer Football take on Dexter School in the Moose Curtis Bowl.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m., admission is FREE and Kickoff is 6:30 p.m.  GO TIGER’S!

ALL TOUR GUIDES: Yearbook Picture!  All tour guides please meet on Thursday, November 15th right after school on the front steps of Main for our Yearbook photo.  Please be on time and we will have you out of there in 5 minutes.  Thank you!

SENIORS: Please remember the following due dates for the Senior Project international trips: Financial aid application: Due Wednesday, November 14th. Senior Project trip application: Due Friday, November 16th.

Applications for the trips and financial aid can be found in the link below.https://www.thayer.org/students/senior-projects/international-trip-application

SEMI FORMAL TICKETS: are now on sale! Tickets can be purchased from Mr. Murphy with cash, check, or invoice and are $35 each. Tickets MUST be purchased by Thursday, November 15, 2018. Please see Ms. Gately with any questions or issues. 

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE The Thanksgiving food drive is underway! See your advisor to sign up to bring in an item. Bring your advisor $3.00 (or more) to help buy turkey vouchers for families. Thank you for helping more than 100 South Shore families make their Thanksgiving meal special!

Attention- clubs, class officers and student groups! The Black and Orange Yearbook needs to have a picture of all student organizations by no later than Monday, Nov. 19th at noon. If you need a photographer to come to your meeting or to meet you after school, please notify Ms. Blanco and the editors at Yearbook@thayer.org.

FATHER BILL’S: Help contribute to our first serving date at the Father Bill's Homeless Shelter in Quincy on Tuesday, November 20th. If you are interested in either serving or bringing food, please sign up with your name and email on the sheet linked below! We will send out a reminder to all contributors the weekend before to make sure no one forgets! Feeding an entire community requires a lot of food, so we’ll need plenty of people to pitch in whatever they can—even if it’s just a bottle of dressing! Food drop-off will be at Thayer on the 20th. If you have any questions, feel free to email either of the club presidents at planteer@thayer.org or salloumla@thayer.org. Thanks so much for your support!


ALL STUDENTS (9 – 12): If you are interested in the overseas “Italy- Artists-in-Residence” two-week program offered this summer from June 11-25, 2019, please stop by the US Art room ASAP to pick up a trip information and application form. Be sure to sign the Italy Sign-Up sheet posted on the cabinet in the middle of the art room, leaving your name and email info to express your interest in the trip. Please e-mail 

Mrs. Koskores at kkoskores@thayer.org if you have any questions. 

COLLEGE VISITS: If you are a Senior and would like to attend a College Rep. meeting, clear your absence with your teacher and register through Naviance. Attendance will be taken before the visits begins. Log onto Naviance and see who else will be here this Autumn.

College Visits the Week of November 12th – November 16th ~

Thursday, November 15

University of Maine - 9:00

Friday, November 16

University of New Haven - 11:30

Colleges want to meet YOU!


ASIAN CULTURE CLUB: Meeting today in the CPR Room after school.  We’ll have Chinese Tea and snacks.  We’ll also take our Club photo for the Yearbook.  

THE HOMELESS EMPOWERMENT CLUB: is requesting donations for the 2018 Coat Drive! The drive will last until Friday, November 16th. We are accepting coats of all sizes (including adult sizes) and will be sending them to Anton's Cleaners for the annual Coats for Kids coat drive. Coats can be dropped off in the collection boxes in the Student Commons and the Middle School. More information about the Coats for Kids drive can be found here: http://antons.com/cfk/. Please contact Austin Bennett, bennettge@thayer.org, or Julia Guidone, guidoneju@thayer.org, with any questions.

COAT DRIVE – TAPA: will have volunteers at drop-off and pick-up today Thursday, Nov. 15th, at both the Upper School and Middle School to take your donations. THANK YOU!

TA FRENCH CLUB: We’re having a quick meeting right after school today in 214M. We will take our club picture and watch the French version of Beauty and the Beast (with English subtitles)! Macarons and snacks will be provided! 

OMEGA: There is NO meeting today (Thursday), but we will be meeting next Monday (11/19) in 218M right after school. Good luck to everyone in the play!!

SALSA: Please see/email Ms. Siegel about our next trip on Friday, Nov. 30 Periods B – D. First come first served!


ATHLETICS APPAREL FOR WINTER SEASON: All winter sport team stores are open on the Team Pages for online purchases from November 6th – November 17th. All purchases are completely optional. Visit your specific team page to see all items available for the upcoming season! 

BOY’S BASKETBALL: tryouts will begin on Thursday, November 15th. Prior to the tryout there will be a mandatory meeting in the CPR room for all players who are interested in trying out for the Varsity team on Tuesday, November 13th immediately following the school day. If you have any questions please email Coach Odom at bodom@thayer.org. Thank you!  

SKI TEAM: Will meet for the first time on Monday, November 19th at 3:20 p.m. in 309M (the US History room). Please see Ms. Brown in 310M if you have questions before then.