Gift Books, Game Night – Thoreau Announcements

PTG Co-Presidents’ Message

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Thanks to everyone who came to the Pure Barre event — fitness, fun and money for the school, what more could you ask for? Please keep an eye on your emails soon for a fun Kids Night Out hosted by Beth Murphy–more fitness, fun and fundraising!

Everyone is invited to the next PTG meeting, Friday, December 14th at 9:00 am in the Cafeteria.

Kathleen & Maribeth
Thoreau School PTG Co-Presidents

Thoreau News

Thoreau Library Gift Book Program

The Thoreau Library Gift Book Program offers families a unique way to honor a student’s birthday/special occasion or thank a teacher/staff member. The gifted books are shown to the honoree’s class, and your child is the first person to check out the book.

If you would like to donate a book, you can visit the Gift Book Cart in the Library near the Circulation Desk, and follow the directions listed there (don’t forget your checkbook)! If you are not able to make it into the library, please follow this link to the Gift Book Program and Katherine Hollywood, Library Gift Book Program Coordinator, can assist you in making a gift. This link includes all of the books currently available for giving through the Gift Book Program.

Game Night at the Concord Scout House-Dec 14th

Join Concord Cub Scout Pack 133 to try out and purchase some amazingly fun board games, just in time for the holidays! GameWright games make for fun and unique gifts for all ages. Game and snack sale proceeds go to Pack 133.  Questions? Contact Krys Tarlow at
Dec 14th 6-8pm at 74 Walden St,Concord, MA 01742.

The nurse’s office needs girls’ pants

If you can contribute elastic-waisted girls’ pants in any size, please bring them in to our school nurse, Michele Mosher. Contact her with any questions at

Community News

Noon Year’s Eve Disco, December 30, 10am – 12:30pm, Hunt Recreation Center, Concord

Get your tickets to the hottest New Year’s family party in town! DJ Mike Pride will have your kids engaged and entertained from start to finish with music, games, a contest, prizes and line dances! And when your kids need to catch their breath, they can get groovy hairdos, rad tattoos, a funky family photo for their memory box, pizza and snacks, and more! Families will ring in the New Year together at noon complete with Noon Year’s Eve favors and a super fun countdown! Great for kids ages 1-9. Event sold out last year! Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Don’t delay. Go to to get your tickets today!


Hosted by the Acton-Boxborough, Concord/Concord-Carlisle, Maynard and Sudbury Special Education Parent Advisory Councils with support from our school districts

  • Would you like to understand how to navigate the complexities of special education?
  • Need some help with learning how to advocate?
  • Want to understand your child’s Basic Rights better?
  • Have specific questions for an expert?

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, please join us at the free public Basic Rights workshop. Read More

Concord Integrated Preschool Open House- Dec. 14 9-11AM and 1-3PM

Children Are Welcome!

Come see our facility, talk with our staff, and ask questions about the program. We are located at the Ripley Building, 120 Meriam Road in Concord. Please check us out on our website at The program is available to residents of Concord and children of CPS/CCHS staff. Read More

2nd Annual Carousel Cares Online Auction – Bidding November 26-December 16

Go to Over 50 items from your favorite community supporters with starting bids at $15 and up. From kids’ birthday parties to laser tag, from a round of golf for four to a cider tasting & tour, we have something for every price range and interest. Proceeds benefit The Concord Carousel Preschool Scholarship Fund. Get on board and bid today. Every bid helps a kid! Every bidder gets entered to win 1 of 3 $10 Legal Seafoods gift cards!


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!!!

Sign up for School Committee News!

Interested in knowing more about what the School Committees do? Want to hear the latest updates on school budgets and informational events? Sign up for the “School Committee News” Subscriber List. We’ll send periodic updates with meeting dates and agendas, minutes, event announcements, and the School Committee Report. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read More