TNN • Tiger News Network • 27 October 2017

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Upper School Admissions Open House, TOMORROW!, Saturday, October 28, 9:30am-12pm, Center for the Arts lobby

Middle School Admissions Open House, Saturday, November 4, 9:30am-12pm, Center for the Arts lobby

Tented Tailgate - Friday, Nov 3 Calling all sports fans for our tented tailgate! Spend your half-day on Friday afternoon supporting Thayer athletics at the Main Turf fields. We will have snacks, drinks, and raffle items. Soccer, field hockey, and volleyball games start at 2:30. Sponsored by TAPA and the Parent Athletic Council. All Middle School and Upper School students welcome!

Items Remain in the TAPA "Once A Year" Thayer Homecoming Merchandise Inventory- We have extra youth size Nike hoodies, Nike sweatpants, Nike long-sleeve and short-sleeve dri-fit tees in sizes M (10-12) and L (14-16). There are also adult Under Armour men's/unisex short sleeve tees. Click here for link to the catalog. Please contact Trish St. Jean if interested.

Save the Date- Poverty, Inc documentary showing at Southworth Library, November 7, 7-9:30pm. Discussion and reception to follow. This is the first movie in the Global Scholars Film Series. Free of charge.

On Monday, November 6, the Visiting Mexican Artists Program will visit Thayer Academy for presentations about the art and craft of Oaxacan woodcarving. The carvings on display may be purchased by teachers, staff and parents. All proceeds go directly to the artists. For more information, click here. Holiday Give and Save Program - If you are planning to order holiday cards, artwork, or custom gifts this season, is offering 15% off to you as well as a 15% donation to Thayer on all orders placed in November using the code FUNDRAISETHAYER. If you have questions about this promotion, please contact Lesley Snyder in the Alumni House at or 781-664-2512.

"Not Your Average Quilt," Herring Run Quilters Guild Exhibition is open at the Thayer Gallery and runs to Nov. 8. Please refrain from touching the quilts in the exhibit. Thank you.

Monday Morning Meeting: Defamation Play

Upper School Early Dismissal, Friday, November 3, 12:10pm

The International Program meeting for parents scheduled for Monday, Oct. 30 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Senior Parent-Teacher Conferences -- Thursday, November 2 (3:30-6:30pm) Parents of seniors should have received an email earlier this week inviting them to Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 2. The letter included instructions detailing how to sign-up for conferences through Pick-A-Time. Parents can sign up until 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 1.

Parent Ads for yearbook due Nov. 1 Submit online or drop off at yearbook office Basket outside MBG04. If you have any questions email Gloria Blanco at For more details, click here.

Notice to Parents of class of 2018: All photos are online as of last week. Seniors have been asked to select a pose for the yearbook . They are being told that if they don't choose their own photo by Nov 2 then we are asking parents to do so for them by no later than Nov 6. (So far only 37 seniors have complied.) After Nov. 6, the editors and adviser will be selecting the seniors' photos for our Nov 9th deadline.

Click here to see the colleges visiting Thayer next week. Students must register with College Counseling to attend.

Middle School Dance, Oct. 27, 7-9pm

Middle School Photo Retakes-November 1

Treats for Troops. Donate your extra Halloween candy from 11/1-11/6 in Mr. Lanagan's room. For more information click here.

Come to the next Snack and Study on Monday, October 30th! Our last Snack and Study focused on before, during, and after reading strategies to aid in comprehension. Our next one will highlight another active reading strategy, annotating text. Come learn these strategies to make you a more effective and efficient reader! Monday, October 30, 2017, 3:45 - 4:45 (after sports), Room 105 (Mr. Cibelli's room). Please bring a book with you, preferably one you're reading for your English class. Please note this is a MONDAY snack and study because Tuesday is Halloween. Please click here to register. Email Ms. Shafter ( with any questions.

7th Grade Community Service Day- On November 15 7th grade students will participate in community service projects in the Greater Boston area. The locations for this year include the Greater Boston Food Bank, Cradles for Crayons, Community Servings, and Heading Home Inc. Homeless Shelter. During their visits students will have an opportunity to explore the mission of the organization, increase awareness of the organization's impact on the community, and will participate in activities that will further the mission of these organizations. Students will receive location placement and specific permission forms/releases on Friday October 27. For your convenience, permission forms are available following the links below. Additional copies of the permission forms will be made available at the Middle School. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jarvis Wyche, Middle School Counselor Community Servings Permission Slip and Cradles for Crayons; Greater Boston Food Bank; Heading Home Inc. Permission Slip

6th Grade Greek Play Information. Click here for info on dates, costumes, and masks.

Thanks for great MS participation at homecoming, 77% of the MS students came out to support the tigers and have a great day. A special congratulations to the 6th grade for leading the way with 96% attendance at homecoming, there will be a special 6th grade only dress down day on Monday, October 30th! Go Tigers!

Attention 8th Grade Parents. It is that time of year to support the Evergreen, the Middle School yearbook. The Evergreen is collecting a baby picture from each 8th grader to include in the yearbook. Digital pictures can be submitted electronically to or actual photographs can be brought to school and given to Mr. Farwell. The deadline for baby pictures is Friday, October 27th. Also 8th grade families are offered the opportunity to purchase an ad in the yearbook to celebrate the accomplishments of a child or the class. Examples can be seen in any past yearbook. To design and purchase an ad please use the following link. Deadline for purchasing an ad is Tuesday, November 21. If you have any questions, please email Jay Farwell.

Attention Annie Cast: Please be aware that all songs, dialogue and choreography need to be memorized by Oct. 30th

A HOMECOMING THANK YOU! Thank you to the parent volunteers, who helped make Homecoming 2017 a great success! Tiger pride was felt throughout this spirited day as we were all seeing black and orange. Your contributions created a fun, festive and organized day that brought hundreds of smiles to faces young and old. Thank you so much for all you did to make Homecoming an amazing day. Thanks, too, to all those who came to cheer on our student-athletes! You continued the tradition of Homecoming being a celebration of the Thayer community. Please click these links (1) & (2) to view Homecoming photos.

See upcoming games for Thayer teams by clicking here on the Athletics page.

Click on the book or article titles for the book review or full article.

Sara Kelley-Mudie, Upper School Librarian, March, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

Carson Smith, Middle School Director, Barbarian Days, William Finnegan

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