Thoreau Announcements 5/28/2020

PTG Co-Presidents’ Message and News

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Danielle & Maribeth
Thoreau School PTG Co-Presidents

Thoreau News

Secrets of the Box Top Superstars

Remember the year when a score in the Box Tops classroom contest chart ran off the paper? Mrs. Pierce’s 1st grade class had SO many clips that we had to extend the poster to show their super-huge bar on the bar graph! What was their secret? It was Grandma. Now that the Box Tops program is part digital/part traditional clips, it is easier than ever for family and friends in other towns and states to support your child in the classroom contest. All they need to do is capture an image of their grocery store receipt from within the Box Top mobile app, and any qualifying products they bought will be automatically credited to Thoreau School. They can even specify your child’s classroom for credit in our contest. Send them this link to a two-minute video that shows them all they need to know. And if you still have that bag of traditional clips, don’t throw them away! We are still collecting all of them for this year’s contest – even the expired ones will get credit. Stay tuned for more news on how to safely turn them in, coming soon. Thanks for participating!

Teacher Appreciation

We still found creative ways to celebrate our wonderful teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Check out the vidhug created with families’ video messages.

Order Next Year’s School Supplies Online Now! Deadline is July 1st

Believe it or not, there will be a day when classes physically happen at Thoreau school again. In anticipation of that GREAT day, the PTG has once again paired up with this year as an easy, hands-free, online option for purchasing school supplies for next year. You are already on your computer, which means you are only a couple of clicks away from crossing school supplies off your “to do” list for the fall. Simply go to, type in our zip code (01742), and choose Thoreau. All kits will be delivered directly to the school for distribution at the beginning of the school year. The deadline to order is July 1, 2020. Families in need of financial assistance, please contact Rachel Levesque.

Community News

CMS Building Committee Update

Due to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, the Concord Middle School Building Committee (CMSBC) is announcing that following completion of the preliminary Feasibility Study, the committee will temporarily pause its work before proceeding forward with Schematic Design. The Committee is still firmly committed to executing the project as soon as possible and will re-evaluate the timing monthly until it is deemed feasible to continue work.

For further details, see here: CMS Building Committee Temporarily Suspends Activity Due to Covid-19 Crisis

Musical Opportunities with IMSCC this Summer and Fall

IMSCC’s Fall Music Lesson Registration opens on June 9. Lessons start in September and take place after school and evenings on school campuses. If necessary, fall lessons this year will be held online. To register for lessons click here. Fall session inquiries will be accepted starting on June 9 at 9 AM.

Summer Music Lesson registration is underway. Summer lessons are online this year; schedules are flexible – choose any or all of the nine lesson weeks June 22 – August 21. Click here to learn more.

IMSCC Summer Music Classes, Ensembles and Workshops: We have an exciting variety of online music classes to choose from this summer! Click here to take a look, or here and select music.

For more about IMSCC click here.

Questions? Contact Debbie Levine at

Concord Conservatory (CCM) Offers Introductory 4-Pack for New Students

The Concord Conservatory of Music offers all the benefits of traditional music lessons from the convenience and safety of your home. Through simple, user-friendly technology, skilled CCM instructors come to you live via online music lessons. Your customized Online Lesson-4-Pack is 4 half-hour private lessons at 25% off (valid for new students only and subject to instructor/instrument availability). Limit one/student. All you need is an internet connection, a computer with a mic and camera (standard with most computers). Complete the New Student Inquiry Form to get started:

Kids need camp more than ever this summer and Concord Recreation is ready to deliver!

As of now, summer camps will run June 29-August 14 and we will work closely with the Board of Health to follow all CDC recommended guidelines as those guidelines become available. New this year, we are welcoming customers to reserve a space at camp for your child with a deposit of $75 each week! Camp balances will be due two weeks prior to the camp start date and email reminders will go out to remind you to pay your balance online. We are in this together and hope this deposit feature will help ease your mind as you consider joining us for camp this year. If camp should be cancelled or delayed or if your situation changes after you’ve registered, refunds will be processed with no cancellation fee. To register for camp worry free, visit this link:

Questions? Email Think summer!

New, CCM’s Distance Learning Program

The Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) is offering private instruction for our current students using our Distance Learning Program. It is now accepting new students to study online. The talented CCM faculty are already successfully teaching lessons online with creative and innovative approaches that make the Distance Learning Program a dynamic experience. When the school discontinues Distance Learning, all students will resume their lessons and group classes at our building for the remaining weeks of the semester. If you would like to learn more about private instruction, complete the New Student Lesson Inquiry Form at

Mindfulness for Our Community

Kids Yoga Classes offered virtually through Also plenty of classes for older teens and adults including an early morning flow on Fridays at 6:30am for all you early birds