Thoreau Announcements- 10/24/19

PTG Co-Presidents’ Message and News

We want to start out by thanking our Staff Appreciation Committee for organizing this week’s Taco Tuesday event! We also want to thank all our 4th and 5th grade families who donated. We are so fortunate to be able to host such wonderful events for our Thoreau staff!

Book Fair family night was a huge success! If you were unable to attend the last day for classroom visits is tomorrow!

With all the amazing auction items this year you are not going to want to miss this year’s Adult Social and Auction which is being held at Concord Market on Saturday November 2nd! Get your tickets today!

Danielle & Maribeth
Thoreau School PTG Co-Presidents

Thoreau News

Adult Social and Auction – November 2nd

Please join us at the Annual Thoreau Adult Fall Social and Silent Auction! Join your friends, old and new, at the BEST event of the year! Irresistible auction items, delicious food and splendid company!

This year’s event will be held at a new & exciting location — CONCORD MARKET!
Tickets are $25/per person and include heavy appetizers and dessert. Cash/Credit Bar.
Proceeds from ticket & auction sales benefit YOUR CHILDREN through the Thoreau School PTG and its exciting programming.

This event sells out! Purchase your tickets today and don’t miss the fun!

Halloween Costume Sale – October 27th

Bring your gently used Halloween costumes to Thoreau and drop them in the green tote directly next to the main office. All costumes will be swapped or sold at Concord Family Network’s Halloween Extravaganza on October 27 from 10:00am to 11:30am at the Concord Scout House. CFN members are free and non-CFN members are $5/child. All proceeds benefit CFN programs which directly impact Concord families. Want to join CFN? Visit for more information, please email Erin Piro or Sheri Long.

Cub Scout Rocket Launch Recruiting Event – October 27th

Calling all K-5 boys and girls interested in getting outside and learning what Cub Scouting at Thoreau is all about! Please join Cub Scout Pack 133 for our free annual rocket launch recruiting event at the Acton School Street Fields (320 School Street, Acton, MA 01720) on October 27, 10am to noon. We’ll provide the rockets and materials to decorate them, and then we’ll watch them take flight! Rain date is November 3rd, 10am to noon. Please RSVP so we’ll be sure to have enough rockets and can contact you in case the event is postponed due to weather: Pack 133 includes boys and girls in grades K-5, and anyone can join at any grade level. For more details, please visit

Community News

Cradles to Crayons is Seeking Donations by Saturday, October 26th

Please check your kids’ closets for gently used clothing, shoes, toys, children’s books, and baby gear. All donations must be dropped off to the purple C2C bin at the Concord District Court at 305 Walden Street by Saturday, October 26th as they will be picked up the next morning for a community sorting event. Thank you and please be sure to check this list for more details on what they can and cannot accept. If you have larger items that won’t fit in the bin, please email Karen Graziani to make arrangements.

“Intelligent Lives” : Join Us for a Free Screening of the Film! – October 28th

Co-sponsored by the Acton-Boxborough, Concord/Concord-Carlisle, Maynard, and Sudbury Special Education Parent Advisory Councils. Dan Habib’s film “Intelligent Lives” follows three young adults, who have developmental or intellectual disabilities, challenging the perceptions of intelligence while navigating high school, college and the workforce. The film will be followed by a talk from Melanie Perkins McLaughlin, M.Ed., who was a consulting producer for “Intelligent Lives”. The screening will take place on Monday, October 28th from 7-9pm at the RJ Grey Junior High School Auditorium at 16 Charter Road in Acton. Pre-registration is requested for this event; if you would like any further information, please email

Book Sale at West Concord Union Church – November 2nd

The West Concord Union Church at 1317 Main Street will hold a community book sale on Saturday, Nov. 2nd, from 9am-4pm. Proceeds will benefit Esperanza-Hope for the Children, Inc., which has provided medical, educational and financial assistance in Honduras since 2001. For more information, please email Joyce DeGreeff.

The Fenn Sports Sale: All are welcome! – November 2nd

The Fenn Sports Sale will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 9am-12pm at The Fenn School, 516 Monument Street, Concord. Great equipment at great prices, new and used. Come check out the extensive array of gently used sporting equipment for sale including skis, skates, bicycles, pads, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, softball gear and more! Visit for details.

IMSCC Faculty Concert – November 15th

Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of music performed by the Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord’s talented faculty! The concert takes place on Friday, November 15 at 6:30pm at Carlisle School auditorium, 83 School Street in Carlisle. Get more concert details here. Music lesson enrollment is ongoing – students can join any time! Learn more about music lessons.

Concord Education Fund 25th Sliver Anniversary Masquerade – November 16th

Join us for a memorable night of fun and friends in celebration of 25 years of supporting teachers and innovative learning in our Concord Public Schools on Saturday, November 16th at 300 Baker Ave in Concord. You can get your tickets and party details here, and learn more about the Concord Education Fund’s support of CPS/CCHS teachers and students. Be aware that Early Bird pricing will end on November first, so don’t wait! This is a big one – don’t miss it!

SEPAC October Newsletter

This month’s SEPAC newsletter shares with you the Board’s favorite resources on ADHD, dyslexia, autism, local organizations and more. If you have any questions or would like any further information, please email