Thursday, February 12, 2015


Please join us for Bingo Night TONIGHT!
6:30-8:00pm in Cafeteria
Pizza + Hoodies for sale

Have a great February break!
Trish and Carla

Art Highlights: Simple Machines at work!

The 5th grade students are expanding on their knowledge of simple machines in the art room.  By taking what they know and have learned in the classroom and applying it in a different way they are reinforcing and building upon their understanding.  Students were challenged to build an amusement park ride out of paper. The catch: the ride must actually move! Students created levers, pulleys, wheel and axles, wedges, screws and incline planes as they built their moving amusement park.  They also thought about how they might attract people to their rides with colorful designs, graphics and themes.  Come check out the Thoreau Simple Machine Amusement Park on display now by the library!  Interested in learning more about the art curriculum…Check out the Thoreau Art Webpage under class links.

Kate Hiltz
Art Teacher

Lost and Found – Claim Your Items Today or Tomorrow AM

Now’s your last chance to grab those misplaced items from the Thoreau lost and found.  More gloves, lunch boxes, etc get added to the pile every day – click here to view the latest contents:  The entire lost and found collection will be donated to charity tomorrow, February 13, so don’t delay!

All-School Budget Forum

Please join us to educate yourself about the school budget before Town Meeting on Monday March 9th at 7:00 pm in the Alcott Auditorium.  Two members of the School Committee will present the Concord and Concord Carlisle Regional School Budgets.  There will be a slideshow detailing what goes into the budget process for both Concord and Concord Carlisle Regional School Budgets.  Come and enjoy this community event and educate yourself before Town Meeting.


No Lunch Next Week — February Vacation

Monday, February 23            Baked Chicken Patty
Tuesday, February 24           Beef Hot Dog on Wheat Roll
Wednesday, February 25     Homemade Mac & Cheese
Thursday, February 26          Chicken Quesadilla
Friday, February 27                 Homemade Cheese Pizza


CCHS Parent’s Association Sponsors Free Community Event for Adults

“The Secret Life of a Massachusetts Teen” will be presented on February 26, 2015, at 7 pm in the CCHS Auditorium. This is a high energy presentation that focuses on what teens are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share their fears, and how parents can more effectively support their teen.

Join the Concord Youth Chorus Project

Snow days getting you down?  After school skiing almost done?  It’s time to start singing and join The Concord Conservatory of Music’s new Concord Youth Chorus Project.   The chorus is still accepting new singers for this semester. Kids in grades 3rd-5th and 6th – 8th can come on down and join in on Tuesday afternoons.

The Concord Youth Chorus Project is made up of two choruses: Treble Chorus, for grades 3rd through 5th, and Mixed Chorus for grades 6th through 8th. Both groups will receive training in vocal technique and musicianship, and explore a wide variety of musical genres including folk, jazz, pop, Broadway, and world music. Each semester will culminate in a concert, allowing students to display the results of their work.

To join The Concord Youth Chorus Project, register online at, and then contact The Concord Conservatory of Music to schedule an informal assessment.

Kate Yoder
Executive Director and Founder
The Concord Conservatory of Music

CC at Play Hosts “Amazing Race” Fund-raiser

The Amazing Race is Coming to Concord and Carlisle! Grab some friends, create a team, or volunteer for this crazy amazing community event! Saturday, March 28th, CC at Play is hosting its first annual Amazing Race and Rockin’ After Party.  Sign-up now at for your chance to compete in this action-packed, scavenger hunt adventure, which is based on the hit CBS show “The Amazing Race”.  Teams can register in one of three categories; Adult/18+, Youth/Grades 6-12, and Kids/Grades K-5.Not sure you want to race?  Then sign-up online to volunteer, participate in the Amazing U10 Tennis Play Day, or buy a ticket to the much anticipated Rockin’ After Party, which will go on sale February 14th at 1:00 PM.  All proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit CC at Play, which was founded by local citizens with a shared belief that an active and engaged community is a strong community.  Together, they are working to restore, rebuild, and improve the high school athletic fields and park for all to use and enjoy.  Space is limited, so sign-up soon! Learn more at

Concord Public Library Upcoming Events

Read To Phoebe the Dog @ The Concord Free Public Library
Phoebe the dog, part of the Tail Waggin’ Tutors program, will be at the
Concord Free Public Library on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 10
am to 12 noon to listen to children reading.The Tail Waggin’ Tutors program encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend to read to.Each young reader will register for a 15 minute time slot in which to read.
Register at
Third Grade BookEaters Book Club @ The Main Library
Concord Free Public Library
February 18th @ 4pm
Historical Fiction : Read About People and Places
Show & Tell: Bring a Favorite Historical Fiction To Share
Look For a Label : Discover Different Kinds of Fiction
Portraits From the Past: We’ll Take Photos in Old Fashioned Costumes & Decorate Frames
No Registration Required
For more Info :
or (978) 318-3358
Saturday StoryTime @ The Main Library
Concord Free Public Library
Hats Off To Lincoln!
Let’s Read About the Man on the Penny
February 28 @ 10am
Stories-Songs-Puppet Show- Penny Craft
No Registration Required
For more Info :
or (978) 318-3358
MySchoolBucks Lunch Account Balance:
Math Resources for parents:
The next issue of Thoreau Announcements will be published on February 26, 2015. Submission Deadline: 9pm Monday, February 23, 2015. Submissions must be school or community related and not commercial in nature. Submit your item in the body of an email (no attachments); it should be brief, single-spaced and have minimal formatting.  Please no bullet points, numbering, or underlining. Email your submission to