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Head of School Weekly Email: Fall Events, Volunteer All Call & Other School News

Dear TA Families,

As we move into the fall season, we are looking ahead to annual traditions at Thetford Academy and reaching out for community and parent volunteers to support events.

Mountain Day – Friday, Sept. 23

We want the TA Mountain Day tradition to continue! However, bus and bus driver shortages also continue, adding to the complexity of this school-wide field trip day. We are recruiting parent and guardian drivers to help us transport students for the 9th, 10th, and 12th grade trips. Use this form to give your student permission to participate in Mountain Day – and also to sign up to be a parent driver: Mtn Day Permission Form & Driver Sign-Up

Cross-Country Meets – Saturdays, Oct. 1 and 29

This volunteer call goes out to parents and guardians, as well as students and the wider Upper Valley community … Be a part of the largest community events TA and the Thetford community host each fall: The Woods Trail Run and the Cross-Country State Meet! There are so many ways you can help deliver these premier events to thousands of New England and Vermont athletes. If interested, contact David McGinn, Meet Director at [email protected].

Other ‘Save the Date’ Reminders

Join us for TA Homecoming soccer games on Saturday, Sept. 24. Connect with TOP Coordinator Scott Ellis to learn more about the rock climbing outing on the same day (9/24). Bookmark or subscribe to the TA school calendar to keep up on the latest!

From the Front Office

Office Administrator Gloria Konicki is putting out another all call: This one to parents who have not yet completed the back-to-school registration process in Web2School. Check the mailing we sent home in August for directions. Connect with Gloria for support. Help us achieve 100% completion rate by Sept. 15.

Enjoy the beautiful early fall weather this weekend! 

Carrie Brennan, Head of School



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