Friday, September 18, 2015

Parent FYIs 9-18-15

Family Reading Program:
It is time to sign up for this year's Family Reading Program.  
Our theme this year is Oceans.  Come join us while we explore this underwater world through books and activities.  
We will be meeting on the following dates:  
Wed Nov 11th, Wed Dec 9th, Wed Jan 13th, and Wed Feb 10th from 6:00-7:30PM in the cafeteria.  
You will be reading 4 different books as a family at no cost to you.  
Please sign up by Oct 9th, either from the web page or by sending an email or a note to  
You can also sign up during Open House at the table in the main foyer where you see the Family Reading Display.Here is the link to the web page which gets you to the sign up for Family Reading Family Reading Program

School Pictures:
School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 7th.
Classes will sign up for one session on one day.
Picture packets will go next week.

Reading Eggs:
Thatcher Brook Primary School has registered with Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress, the online program designed to motivate and excite your child about reading. This means your child can now use Reading Eggs and Reading Eggpress at home.  Reading Eggs is designed for students ages 4-7, while Reading Eggspress is designed for students 7-13.  
Students can access the program by going to the Thatcher Brook Primary School website..  
Look under the tab for students and select Your child would then log in by using their lunch number followed by .wd.  The password is “tbps”.
For example:
Login Name:    11189.wd   (lunch number followed by .wd)
Password:  tbps  (all students have the same password)
There is also a free app that can be downloaded to the Ipad, entitled Reading Eggs.   We hope you enjoy using this program with your child.

The TBPS PTO invites you to take this survey
The Meadow Farms fundraiser is coming to an end.  Please send in your orders and money by Tuesday September 22nd.
All checks payable to PTO@TBPS.  Thank You!

Box Tops for Education:
Here’s how simple it is:
Find box tops on hundreds of products.
Clip each box top from each package.
Send the box tops into school with your child.

Our current substitute list is dwindling rapidly. We are in need of substitutes for all positions.
Please call Sue Premore @ 244-7195 to find out how to get an application or stop by and talk to her in person.

Raising HOPE at Davey & Dac:
Calling all Good Cookies! Please help us “Bake a Difference” to raise $ and awareness for Childhood Cancer during September, Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Join fellow Good Cookies in supporting Vermont’s 3rd Annual Bake Sale by baking and buying Cookies
Bake Sale on Saturday Sept. 26 at Hope Davey (9am) and Dac Rowe (10 am) Parks.
What we need: Dozens of generous sized Cookies (Bake Sale favorites are chocolate and double chocolate chip, oatmeal, M&M and sugar (no frosting, but dried icing and sprinkles ok). No need to wrap individual cookies, as we will package them.
When: Please drop cookies off on Friday, Sept. 25
Where: Cookies Drop off Stations are TBPS & CBMS school offices, or by arrangement.
Why: Childhood Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the US. There is a lack of effective therapies for ONE reason-the lack of funding!
How: One Good Cookie at Time! Cookies for Kids’ Cancer (CFKC), a nonprofit, funds childhood cancer research grants resulting in promising new treatments!
Not a baker? That's okay. We hope all Cookie Monsters will come out and buy some cookies at our bake sales on Saturday 9/26 during Waterbury Youth Soccer games. Help us raise important funds by dropping extra “dough” in our donation jar. Please spread the word. Check out to learn more.
Who: Madeline Sullivan-Drake and Laurie Flaherty (
Thanks for your support!

2nd Annual Boot Swap at CC Outdoor Store:
Sept. 26: 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bring your gently used and clean boots and shoes the week of Sept. 20th to sell on consignment.  You set the price and receive 80% of sale price in cash, or 100% in store credit if there's a buyer.  
CC Outdoor Store, Twin Silos Building, 438 US RT 2
Information: Owen Hall, 802-244-4000;

Instrument Lessons:
Looking for violin or guitar lessons?  
Allen Church offers them at the school on Tuesdays and has some open slots. Call him at 802 888 5984 for more info.