Thoreau Announcements 2/11/2021

PTG Co-Presidents’ Message and News

We would like to thank those who attended our PTG meeting last night and remind everyone of a few upcoming events before we head into February Vacation. Our Social Committee has been busy coming up with some fun virtual events to keep us engaged during these cold winter months. If you are interested in a virtual Mom’s Night with Bloom Concord on February 25th be sure to register by the 19th. If you love trivia join us for an Adult Trivia Night on Saturday March 6th from 8-9:30!

We hope you all enjoy your February break and as always please be mindful of Dr. Hunter’s advice on keeping our community and schools’ COVID numbers low. Thank you for your cooperation.

Upcoming Dates:
February 15th-19th: February Vacation
February 25th: Virtual Mom’s Night – register by Feb. 19th
March 6: Adult Virtual Trivia Night – 8-9:30 p.m.

Danielle & Evy
Thoreau School PTG Co-Presidents

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Thoreau News


Join us for Thoreau’s 1st Virtual Trivia Night!!

The Social Committee has partnered with Trivia Brothers to bring parents a fun (adults only!) night of community connection and friendly competition. Visit this link for more information and to register. Game on!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084aada72fa5fd0-thoreau3

THOREAU Mom’s Night – with Bloom Concord!

Please join us on February 25th! Click here for information and to register!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084aada72fa5fd0-thoreau2

Community News


Concord Museum- President Lincoln event! February 15th

The Concord Museum is pleased to bring its popular Presidents’ Day program “A Visit with President Lincoln” to the virtual stage on Monday, February 15, 1:00 pm. Kids from across Massachusetts can send in their questions to President Lincoln to learn about his life, presidency, and legacy.

Record a video of your question for President Lincoln before Wednesday, February 10, and send it to cm1@concordmuseum.org. You may be featured in the program!

Or if you would just like to tune in and watch, register here: https://concordmuseum.org/events/virtual-visit-with-president-lincoln/

You will be sent a link to watch the program on Monday, February 15, 2021.

February Vacation Historical Tours

Are you looking for a fun and educational family experience over February vacation? At 11 am Monday – Friday, Feb. 15-19, the Concord Visitor Center is offering a 45 minute family-friendly walking tour focused on the history of Downtown Concord. This is a fun opportunity to learn about local history while remaining socially distant. Meet at the Visitor Center at 58 Main Street in Concord Center at 10:45 with a mask. Reservations are preferred by calling: 978-318-3061.

Check out our many other tour options for all ages at www.visitconcord.org.

BOYS CCYL Winter Lacrosse: Grades 2-4, begins February 16th

Big News!
BOYS CC Lacrosse grades 2-4 have an opportunity to play indoor lacrosse for 6 weeks on Tuesdays 4-5pm at The Edge in Bedford.
Dates: 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9 ,3/16, 3/23, 3/30
Cost: $100
Grades: 2,3,4
Limited to 22 players
Registration: www.ccyouthlacrosse.com

IMSCC Spring Music Lessons are enrolling now – please join us!

The Winter-Spring session is underway and new students are welcome to join any time. This is a perfect time to begin one-on-one lessons; IMSCC’s experienced instructors will help students build skills and be ready when school ensembles are back in full swing! Lessons are online and available for all band & orchestra instruments, plus voice, piano, guitar, ukulele and bass guitar. Click here for more information about IMSCC; click here to request lessons. Email Debbie Levine with questions.

Spring and Summer Registration for Concord Recreation is now OPEN!

Head to www.concordrec.com to check out the full list of classes, programs, and camp details.

Camp Three Rivers (Rising Grades K-8, Weekly June 21st-August 20th)

Concord Recreation’s Summer Camp registration is open! We had a very successful summer last year implementing COVID policies and procedures. This summer, we will be swimming, crafting, dancing, playing sports, and so much more. Make sure to register before spots are filled!

Concord Esports League (Grades 3-5, 6-12 – Starts April 12th)

Our Spring league is ready for sign-ups – we have Madden, Fortnite, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros ready for your child to play. Represent Concord in the North Shore League and bring home the title!

Drawing for Kids & Exploration in Drawing and Painting

Umbrella Arts is once again offering its popular Drawing for Kids (Ages 5-8, 8-10) classes. A new class, Exploration in Drawing and Painting (Ages 10-14) has kids exploring different ways of seeing and drawing, and then transitioning those skills to paint.

DIY Science Lab (Grades 2-5)

Create your own do-it-yourself science toys. Each week we’ll explore and build fun toys and gadgets that you make – and learn the science behind them.

Kids Test Kitchen (Grades 1-5)

Kids’ Test Kitchen is on a mission to get young eaters cooking, tasting, and thinking about healthy ingredients! Let’s continue to redefine kid food; LIVE via Zoom! Each class presents students with an opportunity to explore new or familiar foods in their raw, un-manipulated state.

Code Wiz Coding Classes (Ages 7-12)

Code Wiz is offering a variety of classes this spring – including Minecraft Coding, Creating Your Own Roblox Game, and Animation! Check out the class listings to learn more about these awesome programs.

Concord Chamber Music Society’s Concert and Conversation

Calling all classical music lovers! The Concord Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce the creation and virtual release of “Concert and Conversation,” featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and pianist Yehudi Wyner, CCMS Director and violinist Wendy Putnam and GBH/CRB producer Brian McCreath. “Concert and Conversation” tells the remarkable story, through music and words, of composer Yehudi Wyner’s musical journey and artists who champion his work, and offers personal perspectives on artistic creation, collaboration and the works of other composers. In this free series of digital content, you will hear music by Yehudi Wyner, Florence Price and Franz Schubert, as well as some lively discussion about the music and the process by which it was created.

“Concert and Conversation” will be presented to the public, free of charge, via YouTube Premieres at 12:00 noon each Friday during a three week period beginning February 12, 2021. Each 15-20 minute segment will be followed by an interactive YouTube Live session presented by CCMS Founder and Director Wendy Putnam, in which she will provide background information about the music and performers, and answer questions.
For more information, please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCicvcNswIpmr3iUJFkfWUFw or www.concordchambermusic.org

Presented online by CCM Faculty Member Hyunjung Kim

Saturday, March 27, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Register in advance to receive the link to the lecture.

Imagine if we lived in a world with no artists. What would life be like?

It might be unbearable without people to cheer us up and highlight some of the treasures we have in this world. Violinists have been an essential part of the music world for centuries. However, all artists are not created the same. Some are average, others are good, and a few are legendary. Let’s discover some of the best violin players ever to grace the stage.

In this workshop, get introduced to 25 great violinists and see videos of their performances to highlight their characteristics.

Little Hands, Big Hearts

Please join the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital in spreading some love this season! Create a card for someone special this February and March. We are not able to gather in the hospital to make our cards together, but we’ve come up with a way to safely share your creations. Send pictures (no faces please) to us at Facebook.com/EmersonAuxiliary or EmersonAuxiliary@Gmail.com. Click here for the virtual event flyer. Enjoy and thank you!

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: https://www.leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=33069&org=ccyouthlacrosse.com

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 www.concordcarlisleace.org, or call CCACE at 978-318-1432.