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February 3, 2023

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Dear Thacher Families:

Wow....what a mean trick mother nature played on us today! Thankfully, we'll be back to seasonal temperatures by the end of the weekend.

We're excited to welcome back our Scholastic Book Fair which classes will be visiting next week. If your child is unsure which day his/her class is attending, please reach out to their teacher via Rooms or email.

Frank W. Rich


ALL Families Are Invited to the Following:

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Extra COVID Food Funds for Families Ending March 2

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Para ver el folleto anterior en español, haga clic en el siguiente enlace: Folleto

Para visualizar o flyer acima em português, por favor clique no seguinte link: Flyer

Pou w gade depliyan anlè a an kreyòl ayisyen, tanpri klike sou lyen sa a: Flyer

This Week in Music

This week in music, the students have been hard at work. Our insights students have made tremendous progress with communicating and/ or practicing vocalizations, taking turns, identifying parts of the body, playing together and more! Kindergarteners and the first grade have been working on their singing voices, while moving to music. We also read a story about the different volume levels in music and have begun using songs to learn about short and long vowel sounds! Second-graders have been learning about sea shanties, an old but very fun form of music sung by sailors and pirates! We have been nailing our instrumental goals by playing xylophone games.

The third-grade and fourth-grade students have similarly put a lot of effort into their recorder playing. Our recorder unit uses a system where students earn different colored strings depending on how many songs they can play—we just started our color-coded system this week and I can’t believe how many red strings I have given out already! Finally, fourth-grade welcomed a special guest in chorus on Wednesday: our former music teacher and current department chair, Mrs. Torres, came down to talk about all of the wonderful music options for incoming middle-school students. Fourth-grade parents and guardians, make sure to talk to your child about the different options. The school sent out an email to all families and students have been discussing these options and watching some videos to learn more about band and chorus. I can’t wait to see how full the middle school band and chorus classes are next year!

Check out our second graders in action!

Musically yours,

Mr. Chippo

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

Girls Who Code invites current high school students who identify as girls or non-binary to apply to their summer programs, which are available June 17-August 12. Students get priority consideration when they apply by Thursday, February 16, and other applications are due by Saturday, March 18. More information is available through the above link and in webinars.
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Monthly PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 6:30pm

160 James Street

Attleboro, MA

All APS Community Flyers can be found within the Welcome Center website. To view this week’s flyers, please visit the Welcome Center webpage, or click here.

Other Important Information & Upcoming Dates

Breakfast/Lunch Menus

February 6-10: Book Fair

February 7: PTO Meeting

February 13: TES/ELC Roller Skate Night - United Skates of America

February 14: Spirt Day: Wear an Outfit You Love Day

February 17: Early Release Day (Staff Professional Development)

February 20-24: No School - Winter Break