Thayer Academy Parent Association

TAPA Executive Board

TAPA is overseen by an Executive Committee, which consists of a President, Upper School Vice President, Upper School Secretary, Treasurer, Middle School President, Middle School Vice President, Middle School Secretary, two Volunteer Coordinators, and a Special Projects Coordinator. Every year, a nominating committee suggests candidates for these positions, and they are voted on in the spring, at the last TAPA meeting. Meeting minutes and by-laws are available upon request from the TAPA president.

Executive Board 2018-2019

President
Kelly Swaney P ’20

Vice President
Maureen Hayes P ’21, ’24 

Treasurer
Tricia St. Jean P ’17, ’20, ’23 

Secretary
Michelle Flaherty P ’19 

MS President
Nancy Doyle P ’16, ’24 

MS Vice President
Melissa Smith P ’23, ’24 

MS Secretary
Lee Sentnor P ’22, ‘24 

Volunteer Coordinators
Deanna Abrams P ’20, ’22
Susan Donovan P ’22 

Special Projects Coordinator
Julie Gilbert P ’17, ’21 

TAPA 2018-19 Meetings

TAPA hosts three school-wide general meetings each year. These meetings take place in the fall, winter and spring semesters. We invite all parents to attend and experience our interactive meetings with timely topics and relevant speakers.

TAPA First Friday Coffee with Thayer's Athletics Department & Communications Team
Fri, September 7, 2018, 8:00-9:30am
Center for the Arts Lobby (CFA)

Coffees with the Directors (sponsored by TAPA)

Upper School Coffees with Highley Thompson
8:15am, CFA Lobby
Wed, September 27, 2017
Wed, April 4, 2018

Middle School Coffees with Carson Smith
8:15am, MS Library
Wed, October 4, 2017
Wed, January 31, 2018
Wed, April 25, 2018

Community Events

Homecoming
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Homecoming is Thayer’s most spirited and highly anticipated annual on-campus tradition that displays Thayer’s fall sports teams from the Upper School. It is a day for all Thayer Academy families, alumni, and faculty to come together and celebrate. In addition to the athletic events, activities planned by Thayer’s parents will include carnival games, a petting zoo, face painting and a bake sale. Thayer merchandise exclusively ordered for Homecoming will also be on sale. Parents can volunteer in many different ways to prepare for Homecoming and can volunteer to help on the day of the event.


25th Annual General’s Open Golf Tournament & Tennis Event
Monday, May 13, 2019

The 25th Annual General's Open Golf Tournament & Tennis Event will take place at Black Rock Country Club in Hingham. The funds raised for the 2019 General's Open will be directed to Thayer's financial aid program. This annual tradition will participate in what promises to be a day filled with cordial competition both on the court and course, as well as delicious lunch and reception menus, great silent auction items, and a lively post-golf cocktail reception.