Thoreau Announcements 11/19/2020

PTG Co-Presidents’ Message and News

The weather has turned more seasonal again and we somehow already find ourselves half way through November! Where is the time going?!? With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching (it’s just a week away!), here are some reminders of events that are currently going on:

Our online Gift Basket Auction is LIVE!! The auction ends tomorrow night, so be sure to check out the amazing gift baskets at

The orders for the first ever Thoreau Pie-A-Thon end tomorrow. Make sure your order is placed by noon! This is a great way to support a local business and make Thanksgiving a little a less work for yourself.

Thank you again to everyone who has contributed to the food drive so far! Donations will continue to be accepted until November 23rd. And, don’t forget to send in those virtual Turkey Trot pictures to your teacher!

Lastly, see below for an update on the Book Fair.

Our next PTG meeting is tomorrow at 9:30am. Mrs. Charles will be sending out the zoom link. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

Upcoming dates/events:
11/16-11/20: Online Gift Basket Auction is live
11/20: Last day to order pies for the Pie-A-Thon (by noon)
11/20: PTG meeting @ 9:30 – everyone welcome
11/23-11/25: Mini spirit week
11/23: Last day for food donations
11/25: Last day for the Virtual Turkey Trot
11/26-27: Thanksgiving Recess

Danielle & Evy
Thoreau School PTG Co-Presidents

Thoreau News

Thoreau’s First-Ever Thanksgiving Pie-A-Thon! Purchase by Noon, November 20th

In lieu of the Cake Walk and more importantly to help support our local businesses and community, the PTG has partnered with Concord Teacakes for our first ever Pie-A-Thon! An array of pies (apple, blueberry, pumpkin, pecan and strawberry rhubarb) will be available to order via a sign-up link. The cost for each pie is $15.00 with the proceeds to benefit the PTG programs. The deadline to order is 12 pm. on Friday, November 20th with pick-ups taking place at Concord Teacakes on either November 24th or 25th. Also, a few of the pies will have a special Golden Ticket (just like Willy Wonka) with prizes! Order your pie today:

Don’t forget to check out the online auction!!

The bidding is so exciting!!

Check on your favorite basket to see how the bidding is going. If you have not already checked out the online auction, please do! Don’t  miss out on the incredible array of gift baskets! Each basket is filled with so many treasures!!

Go to and start your bidding!!


Books are coming!! I know everyone is excited to receive their new books and I thank you for your patience while we’ve been waiting for them to arrive! Books should come home either today or tomorrow in your child’s backpack if they attending school in person. For Remote Academy families, your books will be available for pick up outside the main entrance of Thoreau during school hours starting on Friday. If you ordered a DreamList Wishlist book for your child’s teacher, please have him/her write his/her name inside the front cover of the book and then send the book back to school.

Congratulations to our Book Fair Raffle winners!!
Kindergarten: Max Brown-Klein
Grade 1: Ruby Richmon
Grade 2: Jack Erhartic
Grade 3: Aidan Sahacic
Grade 4: Matan Yosefson
Grade 5: Auggie Riessen

Lastly, a HUGE thank you to Laura Koh for her technical help with the online Book Fair! I couldn’t have done this without her!

Evy Alloway
Book Fair Chair


Monday 11/23: Comfy Clothes Day: Begin the week in your comfiest ensemble!

Tuesday 11/24: Go Team Day! Nothing can dampen your team spirit! Come to school or zoom in wearing your favorite sports team swag.

Wednesday 11/25: Thoreau Pride Day: Show your support for Thoreau by wearing your Thoreau swag or our school colors: blue and white.

“Winter is Coming” Food Drive for Open Table- Through November 23rd

Beginning November 2nd, and continuing through November 23rd, Thoreau Elementary School will be hosting a food drive to benefit OpenTable. Bins will be placed in front of the school to collect donations and our 5th graders will be responsible for organizing and counting the items. The theme is “Winter is Coming” and, based on Open Table’s most in demand items, we are seeking donations from families and staff that fall into the comfort food category. Examples of food we are seeking are: soup, stews, mac and cheese, and hot cocoa.

Community News

CCYL Spring Registration

CCYL is excited to announce that Registration for the Girls and Boys Spring Lacrosse is now open.

Yes, we are very aware that there is a lot of uncertainty in the air, but we are moving forward assuming (crossing our fingers), we will be back on the fields in the Spring.  Should new information arise, we will update accordingly.

Please take the time to read through your player’s grade program description as it contains new information specific to the 2021 season.

Thank you for your efforts to sign your player up well before the deadline of 12/31/20!

Sign up here:

Concord Rec Sports

Concord Recreation is looking towards 2021 more so than ever, we will be offering Youth Sport Programs come January! Below you will find a list of programs with dates and times for our Winter Session, and we cannot wait to get back up and running. Registration will open Monday, November 16, 2020 at 8:00am.

Youth Basketball, Grades K-8
Sundays, 1/10 – 3/28

These age-appropriate basketball clinics are focused on the individual skill development as we build up towards competition during these COVID times. Each age group and ability level will develop ball handling, passing, and shooting skills through fun and enthusiastic teaching aimed at development.

Super Soccer Stars, Ages 3-7
Saturdays, 1/9 – 3/20

All Super Soccer Stars classes are based on an age-specific curriculum created by a combination of early childhood, soccer, and education specialists to guarantee that each child is learning and having a blast from the moment the whistle blows!

Skyhawks – Mini Hawks, Ages 4-6
Mondays, 1/11 – 2/8

This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. Sports are taught in a safe, structured environment filled with encouragement and fun. Through exciting games and activities, participants explore balance, hand/eye coordination and skill development at their own pace.

Skyhawks – Multi-Sport, Ages 7-9
Mondays, 1/11—2/8

This baseball, basketball, and soccer class uses age-appropriate games and activities to explore balance, hand-eye coordination, and skill development. Skyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe, and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life; such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship!

Little Aces Tennis, Ages 4-5
Days vary, see website for details

Little Aces is a beginner tennis class for 4 and 5 year olds. No prior tennis experience is required. Players develop eye hand coordination and movement skills while learning the basic strokes using age appropriate equipment. Fun and tennis etiquette are emphasized. Racquets will be provided if needed.

Concord Carlisle Youth Basketball

CCYB has a few slots remaining for boys 4th and 5th grade teams for the upcoming 2020-2021 season that starts on November 16. We are committed to providing a safe environment for the kids to play in accordance with state guidelines. For more information, see our website at If you are interested in registering your son or have further questions, contact Marc Caruso at

Concord AMP Winter Auction

The Concord Association of Music Parents winter auction is ON! Check it out at Dozens of homemade treats, exclusive gifts, and sought-after services. We are especially psyched that HEART ORTHODONTICS has donated a complete orthodontic treatment (value $6800) so if you’re thinking about braces, check them out and bid! And please share with your network. Thank you!

CCM Townwide Scavenger Hunt

Follow clues and find 15 instruments hidden around Concord. You’ll follow clues to find the instruments and musical terms for a chance to win eight weeks of free CCM private lessons. Get ready to test your knowledge of Concord businesses and musical instruments in their windows. The scavenger hunt runs from Monday – Friday, November 2 – 20th. Download clues and the scavenger hunt form: To enter the scavenger hunt drawing for the free eight weeks of 30-minute private lessons and other prizes, all forms must be submitted to by 5 pm on November 20th. Limit of one form per family.

IMSCC Celebrates 40 Years

IMSCC’s Music Festival celebrating 40 years of music lessons in our schools continues with a special online performance by recent IMSCC student alum Marisa Ih, clarinet, and student guest artist Naomi Yamaguchi, piano. Visit IMSCC’s website to hear all our faculty performances, and check back each week for new postings! We are still enrolling new students for the fall session; tuition is prorated. Click here or here to inquire.