PTG Highlights: New Workshops, CPS Orchestra Concert, Volunteer Opportunities, Sock Drop and more . . .

Stop Motion Animation Workshop – Grades 4 & 5:  Back by Popular demand!  Come join other interested “movie makers” in the computer Lab for 5 weeks this winter. We will be using a variety of materials in our movies, including: paper, figurines, cars, toys, beads, pom poms, and materials that you can bring from home.  We will be use laptops and the HUE animation application. Partner work will be encouraged. Class run by Mr. Peachy. Monday mornings 1/14, 1/22* (tues), 1/28, 2/4  and 2/11. 8-8:50am, Computer Lab.  Cost $60.  Register here. Questions? Email:

Please join us for our monthly PTG meeting Wednesday January 16th at 9:15AM in the faculty room. Special guest Maria Barker Director of Food and Nutrition Services for CPS will talk to us about school lunch menus and payments. Maria will also be taking any suggestions you may have. Hope to see you there!

The Concord Public Schools String Orchestra program is presenting the annual String Jamboree concert at CCHS on January 17th at 7pm. (String students come at 5:30pm for the dress rehearsal). Every grade level in the string program from grade 4 to 12 will be performing at this exciting concert. Hope to see you there!

Before School Sports Workshop – Grades 1 & 2: In this classic workshop led by Ms. McMahon and Ms. Curran, kids get their yayas out before school with running, jumping and playing games. This session, gymnastic equipment is out for all classes to add new skills and fun. In addition, all will enjoy Dr. Dodge, Escape and Pinball! 5 weeks, Thursdays 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14.  8:00-8:50am, Gymnasium.  Cost $60.  Register here.  Questions? Email:

HELP! Before/After School Workshop Volunteers Needed:  Please HELP!! We will have no more workshops after March. We ideally need 2 people to help split duties. The needs are all administrative in nature (facilitating vendors/teachers, coordinating registrations, create flyer, communication with parents etc). If you can help in any way please contact  We want to keep these great enrichment programs available for our kids. Thank you for your consideration!

Math Night – Help Needed!  If you think you can help out, please email:

Parent Education program on "Talking with Your Children About Diversity: Building Bridges of Understanding, Appreciation and Respect": The Center for Parents and Teachers invites all parents/caregivers (adults only, please) to come listen to the nationally-renowned educator Principal Kafele address this sensitive and important issue on Monday, January 14, 2019, from 7:30 – 9 PM at Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium. Free and open to parents and all interested adults (adults only, please). TO HELP WITH OUR PLANNING (and to read the description), PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THIS FREE EVENT HERE.

Operation Sock Drop – Friends of Boston’s Homeless – Donate by this Friday in box at Alcott:  Believe it or not, socks are the most critically needed and requested item in our area’s homeless shelters.  New, clean socks provide warmth and comfort as well as help to contribute to good health and hygiene.  Unfortunately, socks are highly under-donated because people often wear them until they are no longer usable.  Each year, Friends of Boston’s Homeless gives out over 8.000 pairs of socks to people in need.  This month, our goal is to contribute 500 pairs of new socks to this cause. Please help us by donating to our collection box in the front entry of the school.  Thank you for your help, and we hope you have a safe and happy holiday.

Jan 16: PTG Meeting 9:15 AM Faculty Room
Jan 18: School Spirit Day – Hat Day
Jan 21: No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 25: Parents at Lunch
Jan 29: PTG Sponsored Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Feb 1: Students Progress Reports Published in the Aspen Portal