May 12, 2023
Dear Thacher Families:
Besides a few makeups we are officially done with MCAS. We are so proud of our students and staff for all their hard work on the test and are proud of the rest of the building being so respectful while Grades 3 and 4 were working.
All of the sudden it feels like the year is flying by! We have many events and activities going on through the rest of the year so please be sure to check our events at the bottom of this newsletter.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.
Frank W. Rich
Thank you PTO for our Staff Appreciation Week!
From Del's to Tumblers to a Taco Bar! Our PTO outdid themselves to show their appreciation to our staff! We are very grateful for all they did this week!
Staff Lucky Duckies!
Also during Staff Appreciation Week we ran our staff “Lucky Ducky” raffle. Last Monday, each staff member received a rubber duck with a number on it. If their "lucky ducky" was called throughout the week, they won a gift card! Congratulations to our winners who are spotlighted below with a message from the staff or students who work with them.
Monday: Ms. Bertrand, Insights Paraprofessional Sub
Staff share they are lucky to work with her because she is always caring and willing to sub whenever which they are very appreciative of! She loves the kids and helps with whatever is needed. Students share that she is very nice!
Tuesday: Ms. Berg, Insights Paraprofessional
Staff share they are lucky to work with her because she always goes above and beyond and comes in each day with a positive attitude. She is very caring and enjoys working with her students. We are so proud of her for passing her RBT exam this week! Students share that she is very nice!
Thursday: Mrs. Fernandes, Kindergarten Teacher
Students share that they are lucky to have Mrs. Fernandes for a teacher because of how she takes care of the. They also love her because she is the best teacher. She is nice and funny and she always has surprises for them!
Friday: Miss Frank, Fourth Grade Teacher
Students share that Miss Frank is the best! They are lucky to have her as a teacher because she has been doing it so long and she is really good at it. She is very nice and they like being in her class because she makes learning fun!
Panda Pride Fun Run!
Peter Thacher Elementary School families!
We’re only ONE week away from our Thacher and ELC Panda Pride Fun Run and our students and staff are so excited! We’re looking forward to having fun and building community together.
Register & share today to help our school reach our goal of $23,000 for students & staff.
PLUS, there are only a FEW DAYS LEFT to register before 05/17/2023. This year if we get 65% of our whole school registered by the Thacher and ELC Panda Pride Fun Run, our WHOLE SCHOOL gets a Dance Party!
Check out this 30 second video about our upcoming event >> Click for Fun!
Thank you for supporting our school - we are grateful for our amazing school community!
2023-2024 Fee for Service Information
APS will offer bus service on a Fee for Service basis for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration opens on Monday, May 8, 2023, and closes on July 31, 2023. Please review the email sent by the APS Welcome Center on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, or visit the Transportation website for more information: https://www.attleboroschools.com/o/apswc/page/transportation
Join us on May 23, 2023, for a presentation on the Basic Rights in Special Education and Meaningful Parent Participation. This presentation will provide an introduction to parents' rights and responsibilities under current federal and state special education laws, along with tools to help parents participate in their student’s education. Register now: https://tinyurl.com/yfpewvfn
This Week in Art
We are in the "home stretch" and continuing to make beautiful artwork at Thacher School! Our student artists have made great progress this year and I am very proud of them!🎨
Kindergarten created Under the Sea art with the letter U. They also did the letter N and made adorable Paper Plate Nests for their baby birds. Making Alphabet Art strengthens and reinforces learning in ELA, while students practice & improve art skills.🖍🎨
1st graders have been busy learning about the color wheel. They made Rainbow Caterpillars and Color Wheel Mice after reading the story "Mouse Paint."🌈
2nd grade has been working on being author & illustrator of a beautiful Butterfly Life Cycle Book. We then made the story characters come to life by creating Symmetrical Butterflies and Clay Caterpillars.🦋
3rd grade students made many mini clay spheres and then assembled them with toothpicks to create 3D artwork. These "Steam Sculptures" demonstrate student learning in Science, Engineering, Art, and Math! We are also working on Planet Panoramic Pictures while connecting and extending knowledge in Science through the Visual Arts.🌎
4th grade continues to learn more about other cultures and their artistic traditions. They discovered how to use a bamboo brush and India ink to create amazing Chinese Calligraphy Scrolls. We are now working on Tropical Tree Sunset Silhouette Paintings. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to display some of these colorful paintings in the community!🌅
It has been an extraordinary year in Art and has been my pleasure to work with all of your talented and creative children!💓
Visual Arts Specialist
BOKS KIDS of the WEEK – “FEET performed a FEAT”
Students this week who were FRIENDLY, showed good EFFORT, had a good ATTITUDE and were a TEAM-PLAYER
Kindergarten – Sophia Rodrigues
Grade 2 - Gracelyn Howes
Grade 3 - Cody Case
Grade 4 - Lillian Biney
Grade 4 -Kevin Nordquist
BOKS ROCKS STAR of the WEEK – winner of mini Meddy Teddy
Kevin Nordquist - Grade 4
Lead Trainer – Lisa Kilfoyle
Julie St. Jean
Come and join the monthly PTO meeting in the cafeteria. Learn about what events/areas are being supported and find out ways to volunteer at Thacher/ELC.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 06:30 PM
Peter Thacher Elementary School, James Street, Attleboro, MA, USA
Other Important Information & Upcoming Dates
Book now: Manet Community Health at the APS Welcome Center
Manet Community Health Center is now offering Insurance Navigation Services and new patient intake and scheduling on-site at the APS Welcome Center! Book now and learn more here: https://www.attleboroschools.com/o/apswc/page/manet-community-health-center
May 16: PTO Meeting
May 17: Boosterthon Kickoff
May 26: Panda Pride Fun Run
May 29: Memorial Day - No School
June 2: Last Day of School (Kindergarten only)
June 15: Early Release Day/Last Day of School (Gr. 1 -12)