April 29

April 29, 2020 |

Hello Thoreau Families, I am thrilled to share the following correspondence from our PE teacher Beth Murphy.  While nothing can replace our traditional field day experience, I think the PE team has put together a wonderful program that I hope you and your children will enjoy. -Mrs. Charles National Field Day 2020 As many of you know, one of the favorite events at Thoreau each Spring is our Thoreau Field Day.  Unfortunately, as we are not returning to our beloved Thoreau building this Spring, we are not able to hold Field Day.  But wait…..my PE colleagues at Alcott (Mr. Gaudreau), Willard (Mr. Germond) and I

April 17

April 17, 2020 |

Good Morning, While I never imagined I would find myself suggesting activities for families to do over April vacation, here I am doing just that! Please see the attached calendar of fun and new activities to try next next week. Of special note are the Earth Day activities for Wednesday, April 22. Wishing you all a safe and healthy staycation. April Vacation 2020: http://https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LwXVtt9Pa4griC46Zm3PAQOvnWeU2_mq1aoEenX8AVo/edit?usp=sharing Best, Mrs. Charles

April 15

April 16, 2020 |

Dear Parents, I hope you are all well and finding yourselves in a new routine in these unusual times. Next month we begin the important process of creating new classes of students for the 2020-21 school year.   As parents, you may have insights and information that will aid in the placement process.  The deadline for parents/guardians to share any information they wish to have considered regarding placement is Friday May 15th.   Letters should be emailed to me at acharles@concordps.org and should include specific information related to your child such as areas of concern for learning or observations of the type of classroom environment you

April 8

April 8, 2020 |

Dear Thoreau Families, As we navigate these unusual, and challenging times, I wanted to share two new ways our staff hope to engage our students and families.  We have created a new page on the social media platform Instagram where staff will be sharing images and videos highlighting positive aspects of their days amidst the closure.  Our handle is @thoreauelementaryconcord and we hope you enjoy following us as we try to find, and share, some bright spots in the days ahead. Another way we hope to keep students connected to one of our beloved school routines is by posting virtual

Update April 2

April 2, 2020 |

Daily assignments will be postponed until Monday, April 6 as will regular feedback or check-ins.  We encourage families to explore the vast set of resources posted on the Supplemental Resource list at this link if you want to be academically oriented on Friday:  https://www.concordps.org/supplemental-educational-materials/.  There is rich, robust content on this list.  We are also exploring creative ideas for engagement and connection to be shared on Friday morning.  Thank you so much for the ongoing support as we reinvent every educational practice and process.