October 1, 2018
Dear T-D Family:
How in Buddha’s name could this be October, the month of Oktoberfest and a festival it will be!
The Italians are coming: The Italians are coming and 15 students and two teachers will be under the roof of the Little Red School House. Today Thornton-Donovan needs beds for five girls, three boys and two teachers. A copy of their very full itinerary is on line and a copy of the “orphaned” Italian teens is attached. Special thanks to T-D host families. On Tuesday, October 9 our Italian visitors along with Jordan Mallach, Rebecca Sparer, Almira Bubesi and Assunta Pugliese will install T-D’s 16 language peace pole.
Ten T-D family members are already heading to Mongolia. Only 30 seats remain and my grapevine says all will be taken. Our February departure is not very far away. A $1,000 deposit gets you galloping.
The Parent-Teacher Partnership is very active at this time. A meeting is set for Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 pm and Muffins with Moms on October 26. Marianne Silva is looking for big turnouts. T-D’s Scott Paris will speak about the Google Classroom.
FLC’s kick in in October. Faculty Luncheon Conferences with various designated students take place throughout the month with 1:10 pm as the starting time.
All 6-12 grade parents are invited to a parent-teacher conference on Thursday, October 25. Conversations begin at 6:30 pm.
Hope you all are energized and ready to ride your camel or horse, of course.
Very truly yours,
Douglas E. Fleming, Jr.
N.B. On October 11, Mr. & Mrs. N. Tono will arrive. A red carpet awaits them.