Thursday, September 6, 2012


Thoreau Announcements will be published every Thursday throughout the school year, with the exception of vacation weeks.  We welcome all school and community-related, non-commercial announcements.  To insure that your notice is included, please submit it to  Send your brief text in the body of an email with minimal formatting; no attachments, please. The deadline for inclusion in the current week’s Announcements is Monday night at 9:00 pm.  You will receive an email confirmation that your notice will be included.  Thank you! —April Robb and Anne Mullaney


If you are interested in volunteering at the library this year, please visit the Library’s website to see the 2012-13 class schedule and for instructions on how to sign up ( and for information on the responsibilities of volunteers ( Thank you!


We are currently looking for volunteers, especially among families of incoming Kindergartners, so we can match each new Boston family with at least two Concord families. The commitment is very manageable, consisting of hosting a Tuesday afternoon play date for your family friends “buddy” every other month (this is a shared responsibility with the other Concord family in your match) and acting as a resource throughout the year to answer any questions about Thoreau School or Concord related events. Interested? Please contact Joyce DeGreeff at

LUNCH MENU Week of September 10-14

  • Monday: Baked Potato Bar
  • Tuesday: Early Release
  • Wednesday: B.Good Burgers
  • Thursday: Chicken Quesadillas
  • Friday: Personal Pizza

Any questions about the menu please email Chef Alden,


Thoreau Cub Scout Pack Welcoming New Members

Please join Cub Scout Pack 133 for our first pack meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 12 in the Thoreau cafeteria from 7:00-8:15 pm. Our new den for first grade boys is forming now and all boys in grades 2-5 who are interested in Scouts are invited. We will hold an orientation meeting for new families beforehand at 6:30. Pack 133 dates to 1943 and each year includes 40-50 boys in grades 1-5 at Thoreau. During the school year, we generally hold two meetings per month – one for each grade-level den and one for the entire pack – and one event. Events include hikes, campouts, the Pinewood Derby, and special trips. Parents are involved in all activities, accompanying their sons to meetings and events, and all family members are invited to gatherings. Please contact Phil Root ( with any questions.

Thoreau 3rd Grade Brownie Troop Seeking New Members

Calling all 3rd grade girls interested in joining Brownies!  We are a small, established troop who is eager for new members.  We generally meet once a month at Thoreau on the 1st Monday of the month, immediately after dismissal, and then plan one additional evening/weekend activity per month with input from the girls.  Activities include crafts, outdoor adventures, community service, and more.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please email,, or  Our first meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, September 12.  Girls who are considering joining are welcome to come and see what it’s all about!

Join Girl Scouts for Fun, Friends, and Fantastic Opportunities!

Concord and Carlisle families are invited to our fall registration events to ask questions, fill out forms, and get ready for the fun year of scouting ahead!

  • Saturday, September 8, 12pm-4pm @ the Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord
  • Tuesday, September 11, 6pm-8pm @ the Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street,  Concord
  • Thursday, September, 6pm-7:30pm @ the CSA Fair, Carlisle School, 83 School Street, Carlisle

Information or questions?  Visit

 Concord Library & Conservatory of Music Present Early Music Ed Class

The Concord Free Library and the Concord Conservatory of Music partner for a new monthly program beginning this Friday, September 7 and led by Linda Emmanuel, a Dalcroze Eurythmics teacher at CCM. This innovative monthly hour long early music education class is designed for 1-5 years old children and their caregivers. Linda will lead children and adults in song, play with instruments, and movement. Sessions will alternate between the Main Library and the Fowler Branch. No Registration is required; any questions please email Fiona Stevenson at

The Friday 10:00 a.m. classes will be held as follows:

  • 9/7         Main Branch
  • 10/5       Fowler
  • 11/2        Main Branch
  • 12/7       Fowler
  • 1 /4        Main Branch
  • 2/1         Fowler
  • 3/1          Main Branch
  • 4/5         Fowler
  • 5/3         Main Branch
  • 6/7         Fowler

Concord Family Network Kids’ Stuff Tag Sale – Sellers Needed

Are you still hanging on to clothes, gear and toys that your kids have outgrown?  De-clutter your home, support a good cause and participate in a fun community event by selling your baby and kids stuff at the Concord Family Network Kids’ Stuff Tag Sale!

The sale will be on Saturday, October 6 from 8am-noon at the Sanborn Middle School Cafeteria at 835 Old Marlboro Road. The cost for a spot is $25 for CFN and AFN members as well as Concord residents and $35 for everyone else.  Each spot is a 10’x10’ space and includes a 6’ long table.  Set up is the night before or the morning of and sellers get to keep 100% of their profits.  There will be a $1 admission charge per person and a bake sale.  Proceeds from admissions and the bake sale will be donated to First Connections, a non-profit family support organization located in Concord that provides comprehensive services to families with infants and young children in the metro -west communities.

Interested in securing a spot or have questions?  Please contact Eck Redmond at

Join CC Youth Lacrosse for a Fun Season of Fall Ball!

Join CC Youth Lacrosse from September 9-October 28 (with Columbus Day off). Registration closes September 6 at midnight.  The schedule is:

Boys Fall Ball

  • Grade 1-4: Turf 1, 3:30-5
  • Grade 3-5: S. Meadow, 3-4:30
  • Grade 7-8: Turf 1, 5-6:30

Girls Fall Ball

  • Grades 1-4: turf 2, 2:30-4
  • Grades 5-8: turf 2, 4-5:30

For more information and to register please go to:

Concord Conservatory of Music Group Class Registration Open & Filling

Register now for The Concord Conservatory of Music’s Fall semester Group Classes! Our group classes offer something for everyone whether your child is 6 months old, or you are a senior in our community. Register soon, as space is limited. Please check out our website for details on Early Childhood, Group Voice, and Group Keyboard classes, plus special offerings for seniors and adults. Registrations are accepted online in the office and by mail.  Group classes begin the week of September 17.  Private registration is ongoing throughout the year (please contact the office directly).  CCM is located in West Concord at 1317 Main Street.  For more information please call 978-369-0010,, or visit

Patriot Fall Basketball Clinics

Boys Clinic: CCHS boys basketball head coach David Cohen and his staff are running a pre-season fall basketball clinic for boys grades 4-8 . The clinic is a great way to get ready for the upcoming basketball season with a focused and well executed approach to improve individual skills, and to have a positive experience learning the game with an enthusiastic staff of experienced coaches. The clinic will be held at CCHS on Wednesday nights 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 and 10/10.  The clinic for 4th, 5th and 6th grade will be from 6:00-7:30pm and 7th and 8th grade from 7:30-9:00pm.  Cost: $100.

Girls Clinic: CCHS Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Joe Bodenrader and the Varsity Team will conduct a series of basketball clinics at CCHS on Thursdays this fall for all girls in grades 3-8. The clinics will focus on skill development, teamwork and scrimmaging to prepare the girls for their recreational, school or travel programs this winter.  The clinics run Thursday nights at the CCHS Gym: 9/27, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, and 11/8.  The clinic for grades 3-5 will be from 6:00-7:30 pm and grades 6-8 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.  Cost: $100.

Please register for these fall basketball clinics through the Concord recreation department at 978-369-6460 or in person at 90 Stow St, Concord. For more Concord-Carlisle youth basketball information visit


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The next issue of Thoreau Announcements will be published on SEPTEMBER 13, 2012. Submission Deadline: 9 pm Monday, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012. Submission guidelines: 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 and have minimal formatting – no bullet points or underlining, please. Email your submission to