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Head of School Weekly Email: March News & Panther Pride

Dear TA Families,

Lots of events coming up at our awesome community theater at TA. Here’s the line up!

  • Friday 3/10 (today!) – ‘My Name is Pauli Murray’ film screening @ 7pm. Free & open to the public. Location: Martha Jane Rich Theater. Learn more.
  • Thursday 3/16 – Thetford Arthouse Cinema kicks off spring series. First film screening @ 7pm. Free & open to the public. Location: Martha Jane Rich Theater. Learn more.
  • Friday 3/17 & Saturday 3/18 – One Act Play performances @ 7pm. Open to the public, $5 admission. Location: Martha Jane Rich Theater. 

And at the Flynn Theater in Burlington next week:

  • Thursday 3/16 – Cheer on TA’s very own Mary Bosco ’24 in the Vermont Poetry Out Loud state-level competition. Mary and 9 other finalists will recite @ 5pm; watch the event livestreamed from the Flynn Center’s website.

In other news …

  • Students worked on developing their portfolios during an extended advisory period this morning. Check in with them about any new pieces of evidence they added to their portfolio, the big picture (‘transferable’) skills they are working on, and the reflections they might have written today.
  • Athletic Director Bri Barnes sent out an email on 2/28 with spring sports registration links and start dates. Most HS sports begin 3/20. Stay tuned for MS details.

Happy Friday,

Carrie Brennan, Head of School

Featured photo this week: TA fans are the best! Thanks to everyone in our community who came to basketball games this season. Whether you came to one or many; attended varsity, jv, or middle school teams; showed up on our home court, to away games, or trekked to the Barre Aud – we appreciate your participation and support. We are grateful for all of the panther pride! 



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