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Head of School Weekly Email: February News

Dear TA Families,

Just a few updates to share with you on this chilly Friday … 

Founders’ Night – Tonight!

As we shared earlier this week, Founders’ Day has moved to Monday due to today’s extreme cold weather. But Founders’ Night is on for this evening as planned, from 7-10pm. We hope lots of students bundle up and come out tonight to join in the fun at Anderson Hall! This is an indoor event with lots of dancing, eating, and playing … laser tag, photo booth, karaoke, ping pong, board games, and more! All grades are invited. There are no non-TA students allowed. Admission is free. Food and activity tickets cost $1 each. 

Youth Risk Behavior Survey – Feb. 14

On February 14, students will participate in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which is administered nationally every other year. We are required to provide parents with a notification letter and the opportunity to opt-out, should the family choose; here is a link to both for your reference. Check out ways that TA’s Getting to Y leadership teams have used YRBS data in the past to help improve their community: links to Oct. 2021 & Nov. 2021 news stories from the TA website,  Additionally, you can read more about the survey, the data, and its relevance and impact on the Vermont state website.

Impact App Challenge – Deadline Feb. 28

Students learned about a cool opportunity today in assembly to compete in an app challenge contest. Pitch an idea to create an app that has a positive impact and can make the world a better place. The sponsoring foundation will support product development and work with your team to develop the app – which will be 100% owned by the student team. To learn more, connect with TA’s Director of Finance Ben Bailey,

Stay warm. Have a good weekend.

Carrie Brennan, Head of School

Featured photos: Check out the creative designs and industrious work of a few of the grade-level Founders’ Day committees! We will share more photos of Founders’ Day and committee creations next week.



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