Thoreau Announcements 1/7/2021

PTG Co-Presidents’ Message and News

Happy New Year everyone! We hope that everyone had a nice and restful winter recess. Even though celebrations happened very differently this year, it was still really nice to take a step back and slow down for bit. And now that we are “back to the grind”, it is also nice to be back in a regular routine.

Thank you to all who participated in our “Thoreau Shops Local” week and helped to support Concord Outfitters and Saltbox Kitchen, two of our beloved West Concord businesses.

Coming up next week Mrs. Charles is hosting a Virtual Principal’s Coffee on Wednesday, January 13th at 6:00pm. We are also moving our January PTG meeting to Friday, January 22nd at 9:30am.

Upcoming Dates:
January 13th – Virtual Principal’s Coffee at 6:00pm
January 22nd – PTG Meeting at 9:30 – everyone welcome

Danielle & Evy
Thoreau School PTG Co-Presidents

Community News


CCACE launches Wednesday night Speaker Series!

With cold weather ahead and the pandemic keeping us inside, what better way to spend your time than learning something new?? Every Wednesday evening from January 13 through March 31, different community members will share their passions and knowledge, from historical to cultural, education to entertainment, and everything in between. Each week is a different topic; all start at 7 pm with just a $10 fee. Register weekly at www.concordcarlisleace.org, or call CCACE at 978-318-1432.

Winter/Spring Classes at IMSCC

IMSCC music lessons for new students are enrolling now – the Winter/Spring session starts this month! Online lessons are available for all band and orchestra instruments, plus voice, piano, guitar, bass guitar and ukulele. Click here to learn about IMSCC lessons and tuition rates and to read about our expert faculty. Click here to inquire about starting lessons, and here for more information about registering. Questions? Email Debbie Levine at dlevine@concordcarlisle.org

Children and Family Events at Concord Free Public Library

Looking for some chilly-time cheer? Follow the link to the full list of Winter events at the Concord Free Public Library Main and Fowler branches.

Registration Now Open for Concord Youth Theatre Winter Classes

SHOWTIME
(Grades 1-2; Instructor: Joey Talbert; Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm)
Children will be guided through the exciting process of play-making in a safe environment that encourages ensemble work. The class will use simple scripts or improvised dialogue to create and rehearse a play to be performed for family members during the last class.

KIDS KOMPANY
(Grades 3-4; Instructor: Joey Talbert; Thursdays 5 – 6 pm)
Students will experience the excitement of putting on a play, improvising scripts, auditioning for roles, rehearsing, and creating simple costumes to accent their characters. This class will focus on performance skills with special emphasis on class collaboration. The session will conclude with an informal performance.

For more information about Concord Youth Theatre, including complete information on classes, workshops, performance companies and auditions, as well as ticket information for all shows, please visit https://concordyouththeatre.org/.

Concord Rec Has NEW Activities!

New to Concord: ESPORTS!
You can safely play your favorite games in a competitive league, or one off major event. Building Community Through Gaming: We believe the beauty of esports is the ability to make friends, build relationships, and connect with your community. Compete in Madden, Fortnite, FIFA, NBA2k21 or Super Smash Bros. (Grades 3-5, 6-12)

Intro to Drawing @ Home
This virtual class through The Umbrella Arts teaches children how to draw! Each class will include a story, structured drawing lesson, and creative option to finish the art work off.

Wicked Gross Science
Gross Science is not for the easily queasy! The gross yet fascinating things in life hide many science secrets like what’s hidden in a diaper. Classify some creepy crawlies and neutralize smelly smells. Make some model mucus, create alien slime, have fun with other grossly amusing science adventures.

Code Wiz Classes
Code Wiz aligns its curriculum with the K–12 Computer Science Framework represents a vision in which all students engage in the concepts and practices of computer science. The framework promotes a vision in which all students critically engage in computer science issues; approach problems in innovative ways; and create computational artifacts with a practical, personal, or societal intent.

IMSCC’s Winter/Spring online music lessons begin in January – registration is open now!

Learn more about IMSCC’s lesson program, including information about tuition rates and instructor bios. Click here to complete an inquiry form to sign up for lessons, or here for more information about registering. (Currently enrolled students will be pre-enrolled for the Winter/Spring session and do not need to complete an inquiry form.)

In addition to one-on-one lessons, IMSCC has a variety of new online music classes starting up in January for all ages and interests, adults included! IMSCC’s 40th Anniversary celebration continues through this month with new musical performances online each week. Please visit the website to enjoy these performances by our talented faculty!

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.

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.