Thoreau Announcements 1/21/2021

PTG Co-Presidents’ Message and News

We hope that everyone had a wonderful and relaxing long weekend!

After much debate and discussion, we are launching our Annual Appeal. We were just about to launch it in March 2020 and then the WHO declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, and we all know what came next. We elected to postpone the Annual Appeal at that time for very good reasons. It is also with very good reasons that we are now moving forward with the Appeal starting on February 1st. We recognize that everyone has been impacted by the pandemic in different ways and that not everyone will be able contribute as they have in the past. And we also know what amazing things our Thoreau community can do when we come together! The funds that are raised allow us to provide valuable programming for our students as well as provide stipends for our classroom teachers. Stay tuned for more details, including an exciting raffle opportunity!

Our Social Chairs have been busy again! See below for information and sign-up details for an upcoming Virtual Mom’s Night.

Lastly, we hope you will join us for our PTG meeting tomorrow morning at 9:30. Bryce MacKnight, the director of Food and Nutrition Services, will be joining us.

Upcoming Dates:
Friday January 22nd: PTG Meeting at 9:30 – everyone welcome
February 10th: PTG meeting at 7:00pm – everyone welcome
February 15th-19th: February Vacation
February 25th: Virtual Mom’s Night

Danielle & Evy
Thoreau School PTG Co-Presidents

Thoreau News

THOREAU Mom’s Night – with Bloom Concord!

Please join us! Click here for information and to register!

Box Tops For Education Update

Thoreau just received our most recent check from Box Tops For Education, and we earned $500! Thank you to everyone who clipped physical box tops and scanned their receipts on the app because it sure added up! In a year when it’s near impossible to fundraise traditionally, these Box Tops will be especially helpful. If you haven’t already downloaded the BTFE app, please do so and scan your receipts each time you grocery shop. There’s even a tab in the app called “credit” where you can enter your students’ grade so it will count toward the year-long contest. A few products still carry physical box tops on the packaging as well so please clip those and send them into your child’s teacher (remember to note the grade level on these too).

Now through Feb 28 there is a special promotion where each submission on the app enters Thoreau into a sweepstakes for $500!! Questions? or

Community News


The Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Special Education Parent Advisory Council would like to invite you to our virtual Board meeting on Thursday, 28th January from 9:30 – 11:00 am.

Please join us as we continue to develop our priorities and plans for the year. Come and find out how you can get involved with SEPAC; we need support in several key areas and are looking for volunteers to either join the Board or help with one-off tasks.

If you have any questions, please email us at For more information about SEPAC, visit our website at

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 960 4582 7608
Passcode: 461621

Unite with Light 2021

Purchase your Unite with Light luminary kits here:

Unite with Light is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization started by Willard alumni. We organize an annual event in Concord and Carlisle that brings the community together and raises money to be donated to a charity.

Unite with Light is Sunday, December 8th

Each kit costs $20 and contains ten luminaries.

Unite with Light is run by children from Concord and Carlisle.
We welcome children who would like to volunteer. Please contact us:
Please purchase your luminary kit to support and participate in the event:

Home Alone – Wed. Jan 27, 1:30-2:30

Does your child know what to do if a stranger comes to the door or how to get help in an emergency? This online class is designed to teach kids simple rules and procedures for responsible self-care. Students will be asked to print an activity packet that will be sent to them along with the Zoom link and will work through it together in a safe, open discussion. Fee: $15. Register at or by calling 978-318-1432.


This month’s SEPAC Newsletter contains information about events being held in January and February, together with details of the new members of our Board. Please read the section about the SEPAC Appreciation Awards – we need your help to make them a huge success in 2021!

The SEPAC is here to support you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our email address is and the website is

Fresh Start: Starting 2021 with Healthy Habits

Join the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital on Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 pm for another virtual event in our wellness series as panelists discuss behavior and food. There will be suggestions for healthy snacks, comfort foods, and lifestyle changes. We will also explore ways to stay active and exercise at home during the winter months. Moderated by Kathryn Lorusso, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Movement Therapist, registration is required. If you have questions, contact the Auxiliary Liaison at 978-287-3084. To view the flyer and to register for this exciting event, click HERE.

CC Youth Lacrosse Grades 1 & 2

Happy New Year!

Reminder that registration remains open for 1st and 2nd grade Girls and Boys Spring Lacrosse. The once per week clinic-style practices are a fun way to develop stick skills and learn the game.

Register here:

Spring Baseball + Spring Softball

Registration for the Spring Baseball + Spring Softball seasons is open now through the end of the month. Spread the word to friends and classmates and REGISTER NOW at CCYB.ORG. Building on an incredibly successful 2020, robust programming is being offered for players in PK through High School. New for this year, T-Ball is inclusive of both baseball and softball and will be the jumping off point for both programs. Sport specific programming begins in 1st Grade.

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, 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

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

(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.

(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