Thoreau Announcements 2/4/2021

PTG Co-Presidents’ Message and News

February sure did make an entrance this week with our first official snow day! We hope you were able to enjoy the day either outside in the snow or by staying warm and cozy inside. Next week, on February 10th, we will have our monthly PTG meeting at 6:00 in the evening. Hopefully we will see some new faces and it will give those who can’t attend the morning meetings an opportunity to attend. The PTG’s Annual Appeal is officially under way. Please see the link below for online giving.

Upcoming Dates:
February 10th: PTG meeting at 6:00pm – everyone welcome
February 15th-19th: February Vacation
February 25th: Virtual Mom’s Night – flower arranging

Danielle & Evy
Thoreau School PTG Co-Presidents


Make your donation to the Thoreau School PTG Annual Appeal online via PayPal or check! Support the PTG.

Thoreau News

Join us for Thoreau’s 1st Virtual Trivia Night!!

The Social Committee has partnered with Trivia Brothers to bring parents a fun (adults only!) night of community connection and friendly competition. Visit this link for more information and to register. Game on!

THOREAU Mom’s Night – with Bloom Concord!

Please join us on February 25th! Click here for information and to register!

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 (
Questions: email or

Community News

Building Communication: Keeping Kids Safer Online
February 10 at 7:30pm

Elementary and middle school aged kids are spending time online engaging with many different apps, games, and websites from Roblox to YouTube. Recent research has uncovered widespread use of these sites by sexual predators whose goal is to gain access to children. These predators are sophisticated in the ways they communicate with children, build trust, and then shift to requests, shame and threats.

Presented by Adrienne Principe, founder of Turning Life On (formerly Concord Promise), this webinar will review what is actually going on, and what parents can do to keep their kids safer online. Parents will learn practical tips they can implement right now and ways to discuss these concerns with their children. The presentation will center around ways of promoting ongoing communication with your child about their online activity and what children should do if they or their friends encounter an unhealthy online interaction.

Please register here. You will receive a meeting invitation the day before the event.

Concord Recreation’s Spring and Summer registration opens next Wednesday, February 10th!

Last summer, we followed extensive health and safety protocols in order to make our summer camps and programs a success. Summer 2021 will include the same protocols to make our camps and programs run smoothly!

Registrations that are opening:

  • Summer Camp
  • Spring Sports and Class Programming
  • White Pond Memberships
  • Much more!

Be sure to check out our website for all details.

Little Hands, Big Hearts

Please join the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital in spreading some love this season! Create a card for someone special this February and March. We are not able to gather in the hospital to make our cards together, but we’ve come up with a way to safely share your creations. Send pictures (no faces please) to us at or Click here for the virtual event flyer. Enjoy and thank you!

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:

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, 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