Enrichment

Before/After School Programs: Many before and after school programs are offered to students. Led by teachers, parents, and community members there are always a variety of activities to choose from. Some examples of past programs include Fuzzy Felt, Bird Watching, Before School Fit Club, Yoga, Robotics, and Karate. For more information, contact Before and After School Programs.  Click here for more details.

Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Family Concerts:Families may purchase tickets to attend a series of three Boston Symphony Youth concerts held on Saturdays in Symphony Hall, Boston. For more information, contact the BSO Coordinator.

Childrens Program Committee: Each year, a large portion of the PTG budget funds a series of enrichment programs for students. Examples of these programs include an author and enrichment for each grade level,  ie. a visiting author/illustrator demonstrating the craft of writing a children’s book; a group of musicians performing multicultural music and including the children in a tribal music event; Mother Goose visiting the kindergarten classrooms in full costume reading her classic poems; an actress performing with multi-media presentation a significant moment and character in history; and a naturalist working with a class outside on school grounds to identify flora and fauna. For more information, contact the Children’s Programs Committee.

Geography Quest: The quest is a non-competitive family-oriented educational activity for the town of Concord. This is a good opportunity for working parents to connect with their children on a school function. For more information, contact the Geography Quest Committee.

Lego Club: The Lego club provides students with the opportunity to create Lego projects and explore Legos with their peers. For more information, contact Lego Club.

Math Night: Parent Volunteers work together with parents at the other elementary schools in Concord to create a fun eventing of math activities for kids and families. For more information, contact the Math Night Coordinator.

Rubiks Cube Club: The Rubik’s Cube club provides children with the opportunity to enhance their skills, while playing with other children of all skill levels. For more information, contact theRubik’s Cube Club Committee

Spelling Bee: This is a wonderful school event that depends on parents to happen. The students can choose to participate in this scholastic competition. The third and fourth grades compete in teams of three and are encouraged to have themes and costumes. The fifth graders compete individually. The winner of the fifth grade Bee goes on to represent Thoreau School at the Lowell Sun Spelling Bee. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the 5th grade bee make up the team for Thoreau at the Concord Ed Fund spelling bee in November. For more information, contact the Spelling Bee Coordinator.