Community News 11/15/2018

View the 11/15/2018 Thoreau Announcements in full here

Halloween Costume Donations for Red Cross – Through Nov. 21

The Concord-Carlisle Red Cross Club is collecting Halloween costume donations after Halloween until the 21 of November for underprivileged children. We have boxes at Willard, Alcott, and Thoreau, Carlisle Elementary School, and the Hunt Gym.

CCYL: REGISTER NOW FOR GIRLS & BOYS SPRING LACROSSE (For 1st thru 8th Graders)

Registration opened November 15th! Late registration starts after December 31st and will close January 15th. Concord Carlisle Youth Lacrosse (CCYL) encourages girls and boys who are beginners to skilled players to learn and enjoy to play lacrosse! Come join the fastest growing sport in America!

Sign up now before it closes or fills to capacity!!! http://ccyouthlacrosse.com/

 

SCREEN FREE WEEK November 11 – 17th

Join Concord Promise and the Toy Shop of Concord and go screen free next week, November 11 – 17th. To celebrate, the Toy Shop of Concord will give all children who complete the challenge a $5 gift certificate to redeemed on purchases of $10 of more.

Simply visit Concord Promise at https://www.concordpromise.org/screenfree-week/ to check it out. The rules are pretty self explanatory so you can also simply download your screen free week form that can be redeemed at the Toy Shop for your gift certificate here.

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As always, please reach out with feedback or questions at any time.

All the best!
The Concord School Committee and Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee

CEF Friday Night Pub Trivia! – Nov. 30

Join us for a night of fun, friends and trivia Friday November 30th at Waxy’s Pub in Lexington. Click here to register and/or learn more about the Concord Education Fund’s support of CPS/CCHS teachers and students.

Concord Promise

Concord Promise unites parents with a promise to delay giving their child a smartphone until at least 8th grade and is committed to education opportunities for all parents. Supported by recent research regarding the impact of smartphones on developing brains, our hope is that, together, we can make a change and give our kids the gift of a hands-free, heads-up childhood. Even if you have checked out our site previously, please visit again as we have added many new resources to educate all parents (even if your child already has a smartphone) and kids on the risks and responsibilities of smartphone use. We will also add more events this fall, including community conversations and forums to discuss the challenges of raising kids during the digital age.

Okee Dokee Brothers Concert – March 9 (tickets on sale now)

Concord Conservatory of Music presents The Okee Dokee Brothers, a family concert on Saturday, March 9th, 2 pm at 51 Walden in Concord.Plan to bring your kids closer to nature through an afternoon of songs performed by this creative duo. As childhood friends growing up in Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their down-home and lively Americana Folk music. Tickets are $25 for premium seating and $15 for regular admission. Purchase tickets at: https://register.asapconnected.com/eventdetail.aspx?org=4125&pk=1263337

As a non-profit school, Concord Community of Music serves Concord and the surrounding 15 communities. CCM is an energetic community of people who are deepening their involvement in music education. Each year, CCM opens its doors to more than 400 students, offering programming for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.