November 8th

Friday, November 12th, will be a half day for students for Thoreau only. After dismissal, staff will assist teachers moving into the modular classrooms with set up. We will use the afternoon of November 10th and the holiday on November 11th to pack and move the classrooms. Thank you for your support as we navigate, what we hope, will be the last phase of this process.

Turkey Trot:
Although modified from previous years, we are thrilled to be running the Turkey Trot the week before Thanksgiving Break! This year we will be running to support Open Table and each grade level will run per the schedule below:
9:15-9:35 Kindergarten
9:40-10:00 Grade 1
10:05-10:25 Grade 2
10:30-10:50 Grade 4
10:55-11:15 Grade 3
11:20-11:40 Grade 5

The students will be working on increasing their endurance in PE class during the weeks of November 8-19th. Students will bring home a pledge sheet asking for food donations for the laps they do in class.  Thank you for encouraging your child and thank you for helping to support Open Table.

Mini-Spirit Week:
The week before Thanksgiving break we will be holding a mini-spirit week consisting of three theme days:

Monday 11/22:  Comfy Clothes Day  Begin the week in your comfiest ensemble!

Tuesday 11/23:  Go Team Day!  Come to school wearing your favorite sports team swag.

Wednesday 11/24:  Thoreau Pride Day  Show your support for Thoreau by wearing your Thoreau swag or our school colors:  blue and white.

CMS Coats for Kids:
The Concord Middle School Coats for Kids Club needs your help! Their annual Anton’s Cleaners Coats for Kids drive gets underway October 4th! Our goal this year is to collect 300 coats!! Please consider donating any gently-used coats in good condition by sending them to school with your child. The drop off box is by the office. We accept any size coat, from infant snowsuits to oversized adult, but please do not donate clothing other than winter coats – no sweatshirts, raincoats, vests, scarves, hats, gloves, mittens or snow pants. The drive runs until January 8th, 2022. If you get a new coat for the winter, consider donating your old coat to Coats for Kids. Thank you very much for your generosity!

Pets at Arrival and Dismissal:
We respectfully request that parents who bring their pets to school during arrival or dismissal time keep them a safe distance from other students and clear of our entrances.  Thank you!

Upcoming Events:
11/11 Veterans Day:  No School
11/12 Early Release, Thoreau Only, Dismissal at 12:30 PM
11/24  Early Release, Dismissal at 12:30 PM
11/25-26  Thanksgiving Recess: No School