Thoreau Announcements 1/28/2021

PTG Co-Presidents’ Message and News

How did everyone like our little blast of winter weather this week? The snow sure looks pretty, but get ready for the deep freeze over the next few days!

Over the course of January, several grades have had virtual field trips and virtual programming brought to them. During the week of January 11th, the Grade 4’s experienced Azilee’s Porch Productions: MLK: Amazing Grace. This presentation was based on real life accounts as well as added research about the Civil Rights Movement. On January 20th and 21st the Grade 2’s had a virtual field trip to the Discovery Museum to experience the concept of Sound. On January 25th (and coming up again on February 12th) the Grade 3’s experienced Wampanoag Traditions & Ways of Life. Be sure to ask your children about these amazing experiences! Thank you to Meghan Merna for organizing and coordinating these wonderful programs.

These invaluable childrens’ programs, which compliment and enhance their curriculums, are 100% funded by the Thoreau PTG. And we need your support to be able to continue to fund future programming experiences. This year, more than ever, we will be relying upon our Thoreau Community to come together and support the Annual Appeal. Although we have been working very hard this year, in the absence of being able to hold in-person fundraising events we have just not been able to raise as much money as in previous years. As such, all donations that are made during the 2020/2021 school year through May 15, 2021 will be entered into a raffle for a grand prize of a Kindle Paperwhite Waterproof and two gift certificates to Concord businesses (valued at $50 each).

The link for the Annual Appeal is provided here (https://www.thoreauptg.org/online-giving/) and you may also find it on the homepage of the PTG website under “Featured Content”.

Upcoming Dates:
February 10th: PTG meeting at 7:00pm – everyone welcome
February 15th-19th: February Vacation
February 25th: Virtual Mom’s Night – flower arranging

Danielle & Evy
Thoreau School PTG Co-Presidents

Thoreau News


THOREAU Mom’s Night – with Bloom Concord!

Please join us! Click here for information and to register!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084aada72fa5fd0-thoreau2

Box Tops For Education Update

Many parents have asked if their digital receipts from online grocery shopping can count toward Thoreau’s Box Tops for Education campaign. The answer is YES! Use this link for a tutorial on how to submit your digital receipts:
Submit Digital Receipts – Box Tops for Education (boxtops4education.com)
Questions: email carolinehegarty@gmail.com or jordanbinder@yahoo.com

Community News


SPECIAL EDUCATION: EVALUATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY – PRESENTED BY THE FEDERATION FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Hosted by the Concord and Concord Carlisle Special Education Parent Advisory Council with support from the school district

  • Would you like to understand how to navigate the complexities of special education?
  • Do you need help to understand your child’s rights?
  • Have specific questions for an expert?

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, please join us at this free workshop. The event will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to special education laws and procedures.

When: Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Presented by: Tracey Morgan, Federation for Children with Special Needs

Please register via this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqce-oqz0uGNOhmwyqb60QJ-V44UWNtb5T

The Zoom information to access the meeting will be sent directly by FCSN to all who have registered. If you have any questions, please contact us at concordsepac@gmail.com or visit our website at www.concordsepac.org

Unite with Light 2021

Purchase your Unite with Light luminary kits here: www.unitewithlight.org

Unite with Light is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization started by Willard alumni. We organize an annual event in Concord and Carlisle that brings the community together and raises money to be donated to a charity.

Unite with Light is Saturday, January 30th, 2021.

Each kit costs $20 and contains ten luminaries.

Unite with Light is run by children from Concord and Carlisle.
We welcome children who would like to volunteer. Please contact us: unitewithlight@gmail.com
Please purchase your luminary kit to support and participate in the event: www.unitewithlight.org

CC Youth Lacrosse Grades 1 & 2

Happy New Year!

Reminder that registration remains open for 1st and 2nd grade Girls and Boys Spring Lacrosse. The once per week clinic-style practices are a fun way to develop stick skills and learn the game.

Register here: https://www.leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=33069&org=ccyouthlacrosse.com

Spring Baseball + Spring Softball

Registration for the Spring Baseball + Spring Softball seasons is open now through the end of the month. Spread the word to friends and classmates and REGISTER NOW at CCYB.ORG. Building on an incredibly successful 2020, robust programming is being offered for players in PK through High School. New for this year, T-Ball is inclusive of both baseball and softball and will be the jumping off point for both programs. Sport specific programming begins in 1st Grade.

CCACE launches Wednesday night Speaker Series!

With cold weather ahead and the pandemic keeping us inside, what better way to spend your time than learning something new?? Every Wednesday evening from January 13 through March 31, different community members will share their passions and knowledge, from historical to cultural, education to entertainment, and everything in between. Each week is a different topic; all start at 7 pm with just a $10 fee. Register weekly at www.concordcarlisleace.org, or call CCACE at 978-318-1432.

Winter/Spring Classes at IMSCC

IMSCC music lessons for new students are enrolling now – the Winter/Spring session starts this month! Online lessons are available for all band and orchestra instruments, plus voice, piano, guitar, bass guitar and ukulele. Click here to learn about IMSCC lessons and tuition rates and to read about our expert faculty. Click here to inquire about starting lessons, and here for more information about registering. Questions? Email Debbie Levine at dlevine@concordcarlisle.org

Children and Family Events at Concord Free Public Library

Looking for some chilly-time cheer? Follow the link to the full list of Winter events at the Concord Free Public Library Main and Fowler branches.

Registration Now Open for Concord Youth Theatre Winter Classes

SHOWTIME
(Grades 1-2; Instructor: Joey Talbert; Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm)
Children will be guided through the exciting process of play-making in a safe environment that encourages ensemble work. The class will use simple scripts or improvised dialogue to create and rehearse a play to be performed for family members during the last class.

KIDS KOMPANY
(Grades 3-4; Instructor: Joey Talbert; Thursdays 5 – 6 pm)
Students will experience the excitement of putting on a play, improvising scripts, auditioning for roles, rehearsing, and creating simple costumes to accent their characters. This class will focus on performance skills with special emphasis on class collaboration. The session will conclude with an informal performance.

For more information about Concord Youth Theatre, including complete information on classes, workshops, performance companies and auditions, as well as ticket information for all shows, please visit https://concordyouththeatre.org/.