Thoreau Announcements 3/26/2020

PTG Co-Presidents’ Message and News

Hello all. I hope you are all adjusting to this strange new reality. The daily emails from the teachers has been a total lifesaver for us! As I am sure you have all seen Governor Baker has extended the school closure until May 4th. If you have any questions or concerns about how this extension impacts learning for our students, I would suggest you join Superintendent Hunter on the Zoom call tomorrow, Friday, March 27th at 3:00 pm. Also, please note that all the emails Dr. Hunter has sent regarding COVID-19 can be found at the District’s website, In terms of PTG programming, in addition to all the events that have been cancelled between now and May 4th, we unfortunately also have to cancel the Thoreau Road Race this year. Even assuming that it will be safe to hold such an event on May 17th, there is simply too much planning and preparation that would have begun already.

Danielle & Maribeth
Thoreau School PTG Co-Presidents

Thoreau News

Just Bought Toilet Paper? Check the package for a box top logo!!

One benefit of the box tops program doing digital is that one can participate in this free fundraiser even when the school is closed. If any of your recent purchases have a logo on them that says “no more clipping – scan your receipt” you can get those box tops credited to your child’s classroom right from home. Just follow the steps in this 2-minute video or this written instruction sheet within 14 days of purchase. If you see a box top logo with a dotted line around it and the words “official coupon,” clip it out the good old fashioned way and save it for when school starts up again. Don’t worry about any expiration dates – your class will get credit in the contest even for expired clips. Keep calm and clip on! Thanks everyone.

Community News

Mindfulness for Our Community

On the Mat Yoga studio in Concord is offering a 20 dollar subscription to students for weekly online yoga classes, some recorded and we are launching live classes as well.
Never have we needed yoga more!

Here is a kids yoga resource link provided by Tara Jones who is not offering online yoga right now but her colleague is.