Thoreau Announcements 4/9/2020

PTG Co-Presidents’ Message and News

As we continue to navigate this challenging time we would like to acknowledge our Thoreau parents, teachers, administrators and, of course, our children for all the patience, hard work and dedication that has been required over the last number of weeks. The strength of our community is apparent in the efforts we are all making to adapt in a challenging environment and support those in need.

Support, kindness and generosity are what community is built on. The efforts of so many Thoreau and other Concord families to help neighbors and support those on the front lines have been impressive. We are especially grateful to the medical professionals and first responders working tirelessly to keep us all safe.

Please see below to donate to Fuel the Fight Concord to donate to medical staff on the front lines at Emerson Hospital:

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

New, CCM’s Distance Learning Program

The Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) is offering private instruction for our current students using our Distance Learning Program. It is now accepting new students to study online. The talented CCM faculty are already successfully teaching lessons online with creative and innovative approaches that make the Distance Learning Program a dynamic experience. When the school discontinues Distance Learning, all students will resume their lessons and group classes at our building for the remaining weeks of the semester. If you would like to learn more about private instruction, complete the New Student Lesson Inquiry Form at

Mindfulness for Our Community

On the Mat Yoga in Concord is offering LIVE VIRTUAL 60 min yoga classes 7 days a week as well as a library of 30 min classes you can use on your own schedule. Never have we needed a way to re-connect our body and minds like this!

Also, FOR THE KIDS Tara Rachel Jones an amazing kids yoga teacher is offering a LIVE kids yoga class for ages 2-7 on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am. I did the class with my 1st grader and we both really enjoyed it. It’s about 30 min. NAMASTE!