MESSAGE FROM CO-PRESIDENTS
We hope your school year is off to a great start!
Thank you to those who were able to join us yesterday for the kindergarten/first grade coffee. It was a pleasure to put faces to so many new names. Thank you to the social committee for providing the drinks and goodies. It was delicious!
We hope you can join us for these upcoming events:
Ice Cream Social – this Sunday, September 20, 3-5pm
Back to School Night – Wednesday, September 30
Halloween Costume Sale – Friday, October 2. Volunteers needed! Contact Nikki Morrissey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our room parents this year and to our room parent coordinator, Ali Baty.
Trish and Betsy
THOREAU SCHOOL DIRECTORY
The 2015-2016 Thoreau School Directory is a valuable resource for every family. It includes student names, addresses, parent/guardian names, email addresses and phone numbers. It is a reference you will use many, many times during the year—guaranteed to be dog-eared by June! The directory also includes other important information such as room parent names, PTG Board and committee contacts, Thoreau school and district phone numbers and web addresses, the school calendar, and PTG events. This information can be found in other places, but it’s great to have it all in one place so you can find it easily. The directory is $30/book ($5 for each additional copy). This cost goes toward the PTG budget. The PTG underwrites many programs for students during the year, and we need your help to continue to support Thoreau school and its teachers, staff and students. For families that purchase the directories are typically handed out at Back-to-School night, in your youngest child’s classroom. If you can’t attend, we will send it home with your child. Orders are due by Monday, Sept 21. The Thoreau Directory can be ordered online. Simply go to www.thoreauptg.org. Click on “Support Thoreau” and “Directory”.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
REMINDER ….. Please join us at our Annual Ice Cream Social this Sunday, Sept. 20 from 3-5pm Thoreau School lower playground. All Thoreau School families and staff are invited to this PTG hosted event. Hope to see you there!
HALLOWEEN COSTUME RESALE DINNER – COSTUMES NEEDED!
A donation box is now in the front hallway at school for two weeks only. Please bring in your gently used costumes. October 2 we will host a Halloween resale event. Food, crafts and your donated amazing costumes will be there for resale. Unsold costumes will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley. We cannot run this amazing event without you! We have a few volunteer 5th graders running crafts and face painting however we need your help as cashiers, food helpers, etc. Please plan on coming with your family and donate 30 mins for your time to help out. Thanks! Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0444afa72caafc1-halloween1
CALLING ALL BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS!
The Book Fair begins with Family Night, Friday, October 16, 5:30-8:00pm and ends with classroom visits Wednesday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Oct. 23. We are looking for nearly 100 volunteers to donate 2–3 hours of their time to help organize books, be cashiers, provide supervision during classroom visits, and many other small tasks. We also need food donations for Family Night. A detailed list of ways you can help can be found on the PTG website here www.thoreauptg.org/volunteer/. Please sign up today!
Monday, Sept. 21 Popcorn Chicken
Tuesday, Sept. 22 Beef Burrito
Wednesday, Sept. 23 NO SCHOOL
Thursday, Sept. 24 Warm Ham & Cheese on Wheat Croissant
Friday, Sept. 25 Big Daddy’s Whole Grain Cheese Pizza
Top HS Soccer Teams Compete Again at Cancer Benefit!
Some of greater Boston’s best high school soccer talent will gather to compete against each other and fight cancer at the 9th Annual Kicks for Cancer, to be held on Saturday, September 26 and hosted by Friends of Concord Carlisle High School Men’s Soccer. In addition to boasting high school soccer action at its finest, the event includes food, drawings, souvenirs, and more, all to benefit cancer research. In what is become a tradition, teams participating at Kicks for Cancer will wear special pink or blue jerseys with the names of loved ones that have suffered from the disease emblazoned on the back. Games start at CCHS, Doug White Turf Fields at 11:30am, and will finish under the lights at roughly 9pm. Admission to see all games are $5 for children and $10 for adults. Kicks for Cancer has raised over $182,000 since its inception – including over $44,000 last year with all proceeds going to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. For those who are unable to attend the event, but wish to make a donation to Kicks for Cancer, you can donate on line via the Dana-Farber web page at http://www.myjimmyfundevent.org/2015/kicksforcancercchs. For more information visit our web site at www.cchsmenssoccer.com/kfc.html.
Preseason Basketball Clinic for Boys Grades 3-8
Patriot Boys Preseason Basketball Clinic is for boys grade 3-6 at 6:00-7:30 and grade 7-8 at 7:30-9:00 who are looking to get ready for the winter basketball season and their school, travel or recreation team. The clinic and experienced staff will focus on all aspects of conditioning, skill development, and competitive scrimmaging to prepare each participant for the upcoming season while teaching the game for players of all levels. Each clinic will use the teaching methodology of Progressive Player Development (PPD). Registration is available through Concord Recreation online or in person at the Hunt Gym, 90 Stow Street, Concord. Questions can be directed to Co-Director Aaron Joncas at email@example.com or (508) 958-3278. Clinic Dates: Mondays 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 (Columbus Day), 10/26 and Tuesday 10/20.
CCYH Learn-to-Skate and Mosquito Programs
The CCYH Mosquito program is considered our “Hockey 101” program and is geared for Girls and Boys who were born between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011. Learn-to-Skate for children 3yrs and up – both programs begin November 8 at the Middlesex School rink. Please visit www.ccyh.org for more details and to register your child.
CCYH Hot Shot Hockey
Hot Shot Hockey is for Girls and Boys 8-14 years old. Our season consists of 12 weeks of games and practices at the Middlesex School rink in Concord starting in November and running through the end of February. We will be playing games on Saturday or Sundays, and practices on a weekday evening. Please visit www.ccyh.org for more details and to register your child.
MySchoolBucks Lunch Account Balance: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/
Math Resources for parents: http://thoreau.colonial.net/Teachers/Link/ParentResources
The next issue of Thoreau Announcements will be published on Sept. 24, 2015. Submission deadline: 9pm on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Submissions must be school or community related and not commercial in nature. Submit your item in the body of an email (no attachments or photos); it should be brief, single-spaced and have minimal formatting. Please no bullet points, numbering, or underlining. Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.