October 2018
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  • School Events and Information

    School Calendar

    Click here to view and download the 2018-2019 calendar.

    Please click below to see the October Lunch Menu:

    October Lunch Menu


    Save The Date:  

    Tuesday, October 23rd: You are invited to the 6th Grade Spaghetti Supper

    The Annual 6th Grade Spaghetti Supper is Tuesday, October 23rd, from 5-8pm at the Carlisle Public School.  Enjoy a delicious home-made meal served by the 6th graders, socialize with friends, and support the Carlisle schools. 

    Win prizes by purchasing regular or golden raffle tickets.  Buy tickets for the Spaghetti Supper and raffles from any 6th grader or at Ferns Country Store.  

    If you're interested in buying tickets but don't know a 6th grader, email the Spaghetti Chairs and they can connect you with a student in your neighborhood: SpaghettiSupperChair@gmail.com

    Dinner tickets are $8 for adults, $8 for gluten free option and $5 for children and Seniors. Regular raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and $20 for golden raffle tickets. Valued at more than $250, golden raffle prizes have includes exciting items like Patriots Tickets, Clark Farm CSA, electronics and more.



    Thank you to all the 6th grade parents who have stepped up to join the spaghetti supper committee or volunteer!  In order to have the raffle this year, we need every 6th grade family to make or get a donation of a single item, service, or cash. Families can partner up to provide a donation.

    We are worried: 6th graders are out busy selling raffle tickets….and we have a total of 2 items so far. The raffle is in danger of being cancelled if we can’t secure items.

    To help, you can:

    • Offer a service like babysitting or lawnmowing or tutoring
    • Secure a gift certificate from your favorite restaurant, retailer or arcade! Many local businesses are happy to do this.
    • Easiest of all: go to our Amazon wish list and buy something from the list to donate:


    Please email SpaghettiSupperChair@gmail.com to offer up an item or service. We will coordinate to pick up items.

    Please know that this raffle CANNOT happen without your help. The Committee does not have a raffle chair this year, and is working on tickets, making sauce, waitstaff logistics, setup, cleanup, publicity, baking cookies, making flyers, designing the program, etc.  THANK YOU!!

     School Pictures

    School Pictures will be taken on Friday, October 5th.  Order forms will be sent home with students. If ordering, parents must fill out all necessary information on both sections of these forms, make a package selection, and enclose full payment in the prepay envelope. (Please be sure to include your child’s classroom/homeroom teacher.) Payment can also be made online. Students must bring the prepay envelope with attached camera card directly to the photographer at their scheduled time on October 5th.  All students will be photographed for school I.D’s.  However, picture packages will not be produced for students who do not pay at the time pictures are taken. If the photographs are not satisfactory, the money will be refunded.

    Back Up Plans

    Please make sure you have back up plans that your child is aware of, should after school activities suddenly be cancelled. During cancellations or emergencies, the Main Office phones are usually busy and not available to call home or relay messages. Please go over with your child ahead of time on what they should do in case their activity is cancelled. 

    School Committee Monthly Buzz Postings

    What does the School Committee do?  Who are the members of the School Committee?  When do they meet, and where?  How do I know what is on the agenda?  Where can I find the minutes?

    Access all of this information - and more - on the School Committee page of the school website, carlisle.k12.ma.us/domain/24.

    You can find approved meeting minutes from previous meetings on the CPS website, https://www.carlisle.k12.ma.us/Page/523, under the School Committee tab.

     INTRAMURAL  BASKETBALL FOR 4TH – 6th Grade Students

     DATES:   October 30th, November 1, 5, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15

     TIMES:  AFTER SCHOOL FROM 3:05 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.




    ******Program is contingent on sufficient funding/student participation.

    Intramural Ultimate Frisbee October 5th – November 16th

    Attention: All 5th –8th grade students, Intramural Ultimate Frisbee will be offered after school on Spaulding Field from 2:30-4:00pm starting on Friday October 5th. 

    The dates are Friday afternoons

    10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/ 26, 11/2,

    11/9, 11/ 16

    Please sign up in the gym and get a permission slip from Mrs. Carmel.  The fee is $55.00! All you need is appropriate clothing, sneakers, signed permission slip, check made out to Town of Carlisle and transportation home.  Come and join the fun.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Carmel.

    PLEASE NOTE: Please return your forms ASAP.


    The PE department will be assessing your child(ren) in their PE classes in October on the four fitness components we’ve been working on in class.  The four components are the mile (endurance. usually conducted on Spalding Field), sit-ups (abdominal strength), push-ups (upper body strength) and sit and reach (flexibility).  Students will be advised of the schedule well in advance.  Please support your child(ren) by encouraging them to eat a healthy breakfast and snack, to maintain hydration and to dress properly in sneakers and comfortable clothing.  Thank you.

    Special program sponsored by the PTO!

    The Curriculum Enrichment Committee of the PTO is pleased to welcome Ms. Sara Ottomano, Art Educator with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.  Sara will be visiting the Kindergartners on Thursday, October 4, 2018.  Students will take an in-depth look at Eric Carle’s collage process through his picture books and get inspired to create textured papers perfect for storytelling. Using stamps and rubbing plates, participants will make a variety of papers to then transform into a collage. Students will work on communication and collaboration skills while making the textured paper, then develop their creative-thinking skills when making their individual collages.

    Parents, programs such as this are funded by your contributions to the PTO and we sincerely thank you for your continued support. 

    PTO Curriculum Enrichment Committee


    In accordance with IDEA and Massachusetts Chapter 71B, all public schools must provide special education for children determined to be educationally disabled. The law requires a school district to identify such children from age 3 to 21 years of age. This law applies to all children, including those in non-public schools, pre-schools, and hospital settings. In addition, children of migrant or homeless families are entitled to public education. The Carlisle Public Schools is responsible for those students from age 3 throughout their 8th grade year.

    Parents or service providers who suspect a child might have an educationally disabling condition are encouraged to contact their child’s school. Carlisle Public Schools will arrange for the screening and evaluation of any students who are unable to progress effectively in general education because of a disability.

    For more detailed information about the policies, procedures, and services available at Carlisle Public Schools for special education, please contact Will Verbits in the Student Support Services Office at (978) 369–3758.

    Buzz and Event Calendar Information
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    Carlisle PTO


    Save the Date!



    Tuesday, October 23rd: You are invited to the 6th Grade Spaghetti Supper


    The Annual 6th Grade Spaghetti Supper is Tuesday, October 23rd, from 5-8pm at the Carlisle Public School.  Enjoy a delicious home-made meal served by the 6th graders, socialize with friends, and support the Carlisle schools. 


    Win prizes by purchasing regular or golden raffle tickets.  Buy tickets for the Spaghetti Supper and raffles from any 6th grader or at Ferns Country Store. 


    If you're interested in buying tickets but don't know a 6th grader, email the Spaghetti Chairs and they can connect you with a student in your neighborhood: SpaghettiSupperChair@gmail.com

    Dinner tickets are $8 for adults, $8 for gluten free option and $5 for children and Seniors. Regular raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and $20 for golden raffle tickets. Valued at more than $250, golden raffle prizes have includes exciting items like Patriots Tickets, Clark Farm CSA, electronics and more.



    Friday, October 26th: Join the Carlisle PTO for Husky Party & Movie Night

    The Carlisle PTO presents Husky Party & Movie Night on October 26th, 2018, 6:00-9:00PM in the Carlisle School Cafeteria and Auditorium. Join us for a Costume Content, Games, Pizza and a Dessert Bar starting at 6PM and a showing of Hotel Transylvania at 7:30PM in the Auditorium. Please bring a candy donation for Fern’s! Thank you to our Sponsors Fern’s, Clark Farm, Kimball’s and Michaud Insurance.


    PTO Contributions

    We invite all parents of Carlisle School children to make an annual contribution to become PTO members. Our goal each year is to achieve 100% family participation. Currently, we have 25% participation. Your financial support at this level is crucial, as parent contributions comprise a large percentage of our annual fundraising efforts. Once you enroll, your membership will be active now through July 31. Your Contributions supports school Community EventsFaculty & Staff grants and Curriculum Enrichment.


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    We have three levels of contribution for your consideration, all are fully tax-deductible:  

    • PTO Husky Contribution $40.00 
    • PTO Den Contribution $75.00
    • PTO Pack Leader Contribution $100.00

    Each level of PTO Contribution includes secure access to the online Husky Directory. Don’t miss out! Sign up here today!

    Please contact our coordinator at CarlislePTOMembership@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you for your support!


    Husky Directory

    Our PTO subscribes to the MySchoolAnywhere service for our family and faculty directories, online store, volunteer signups and email communications. It's secure and easy to use. If you haven't registered to be listed in our Husky Directory, please go to the site below, enter our school's code and follows the steps to include your family. You can specify what information you'd like to appear in the directory - or choose not to appear at all. 

    Returning Families - If you're already registered to be listed, you do not need to register again to be listed. You can update your family’s information if needed.

    Register at join.myschoolanywhere.com
    Invitation Code: CarlisleHusky

    PTO Contributors are granted exclusive access to the online Husky Directory. Once you have made an annual contribution of $40 or more, you'll receive an email with login credentials and instructions to access the system.

    Questions? Contact our coordinator at CarlislePTOMembership@gmail.com

    Install the Free app! PTO Contributors: After you get your login information, download the app by searching for MySchoolAnywhere in the iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app allows you to access our directory, manage your family information, purchase in our store and signup for volunteer activities all from your phone!

    Lunch/Recess Volunteers Needed 

    Join your child’s class for lunch and play! It takes less than an hour and is a great way to be part of your child’s day at school. Sign up for one day a week, one day a month or just one day - every little bit helps! Parents, grandparents, nannies, etc. are all welcome to volunteer! (CORI check required.) For more info, visit the PTO Lunch & Recess webpage: http://bit.ly/2bN9GsR or to sign up, go to http://signup.com/go/G3MfU6..

    Come try volunteering at the Library!

    Every class from pre-k through 4th attends one library block a week. Our wonderful librarian, Maya Bery, spends the class block engaging with the kids to enrich their regular class curriculum. This could be through coding, research work, and interactive, experiential learning- really she just does so much with the kids, it’s hard to sum it up. Fortunately, there is a way for you, the parents/grandparents/guardians, to get to see all that Maya does, meet your kids’ friends and sneak a peek into the school day all at the same time- by volunteering for library!

    Library volunteers usually sign up to help out with their own children’s classes on a regular schedule. However, some people have less predictable schedules and prefer to pick specific dates to help out, others decide to come help out with classes their children are not in.


    Upcoming schedule, a list of available standing slots and FAQs can be found on our google doc


    While picking up regular shifts (such as King, every 3rd week of the month) is appreciated, if you have only specific days that work for you, that’s ok, just let me know.

    Sara Wilson



    Here is the schedule:





    Thursday 9:45




    Wednesday 12:50




    Tuesday 12:50




    Friday 12:50




    1st Grade



    Tuesday 11:15




    Wednesday 11:15




    Thursday 12:50




    Thursday 11:15




    2nd Grade



    Thursday 2:20




    Wednesday 1:35




    Friday 1:25




    Tuesday 1:35




    3rd Grade



    Monday 1:35




    Monday 2:20




    Tuesday 2:20




    4th Grade






    Monday 9:45




    Tuesday 10:30




    Thursday 10:30






    Other Items of Interest

    Gleason Public Library
     Gleason      ckh logo  

    At the Gleason Public Library

    Visit gleasonlibrary.org or call 978-369-4898 for more information on all library programs.

    Thursday, October 25 | Pumpkin drop-off: 4:30-6 p.m. Storyteller: 6:45 p.m.

    For the 35th year, The Gleason Public Library will host its Great Pumpkin Spectacle, an event that has become a Carlisle Halloween tradition.

    This year there will be three categories for kindergartners, first, second, third and fourth graders: Carved; Decorated; and Carved & Decorated, plus two "lucky" winners, one drawn from lower elementary and one drawn from upper elementary. Those who do not wish their pumpkins to be judged may bring them to a special “display only” table.

    To register, bring your pumpkin to the children’s department at GPL between 4:30 and 6:00 on October 25th. Pumpkins will be judged separately on each grade level and category.

    At 6:45 p.m., Tony Toledo will return once again to perform in the Corey Auditorium at the Carlisle Public School. Tony will entertain with his spellbinding scary stories. Please bear in mind that this performance may not be suitable for children below kindergarten due to scary content.

    After an informal parade from the school to the library at approximately 7:35 (children are encouraged to bring flashlights), the three judges will announce their decisions. Families and friends are then invited to share in this traditional evening of fun with their children by viewing the pumpkins on display and enjoying light snacks and refreshments.

    Special thanks to the Friends of the Gleason Library, the Carlisle Police Department, Carlisle Public School, the Carlisle Mosquito, our volunteers, our guest judges, and you, all our participants!


    1st and 2nd Grade Book Club: 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde
    Tuesday, October 16 | 4 p.m.
    Contact: Nicole Claire, nclaire@gleasonlibrary.org

    3rd and 4th Grade Book Club: The House With a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
    Thursday, October 11 | 4 p.m.
    Contact: Tahleen Shamlian, tshamlian@gleasonlibrary.org

    5th and 6th Grade Book Club (NEW!): Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
    Wednesday, October 24 | 5 p.m.
    Contact: Tahleen Shamlian, tshamlian@gleasonlibrary.org


    Middle School Make & Take
    Friday, October 19 | 2:45 p.m.
    This craft is for anyone in grades 5-8. Supplies are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Early Release Movie (Grades 5-8)
    Tuesday, October 23 | 1 p.m.
    Trying to find a fortune in a virtual world isn't easy--especially when real-life enemies are out to get the same treasure and will stop at nothing to get it. On each early release day during the school year, Gleason Teens will show a movie for grades 5 through 8 at 1:00 p.m. Popcorn, juice, and soda will be served. Movie rated PG-13.


    The school year has moved into the fall and lots of great afternoons

    For playing without worrying about overheating!

    CKH is closed Monday, Oct. 8th, Columbus Day.

    CKH is open on Nov. 6th the first Professional Day of the year. We

    also offer care on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 12th.

    Questions? Call 978-369-5558, or email: exec_director@carlislekidshouse.org

    Website: http://carlislekidshouse.org

    Carlisle Council on Aging   


    Trivia - Sat., October 20, 10:30am @ Gleason Public Library, 22 Bedford Road Carlisle

    Do you love playing Trivia? The Carlisle Council on Aging (COA)
    has a wonderful volunteer who has hosted many a Trivia game
    and is willing to help and facilitate a game for anyone from any
    town, 12+. So if this sounds like fun, please register by calling
    the COA at (978) 371-2895 by noon, Friday, October 19.

    Replanting Lives Uprooted by
    Mental Illness: Support for Families
    10/9, 10:30am, Gleason Library, Carlisle
    Replanting Lives is a support group for individuals
    uprooted by the mental illness/brain disorder of a loved
    one and where participants receive insight and
    feedback in order to help practice new behaviors that
    enhance their lives and relationships and support the
    recovery of their loved ones. It offers family members
    the strength and resilience that replanting from life’s
    difficulties is a process, of which the group can be a
    part. Each F R E E session is conducted by Mara
    Briere, MA, CFLE and a Susan Costa, a Family Life
    Educator. No registration necessary. Folks of all ages
    and from all towns welcomed.

    Help Carlisle be one of the top ten teams!

    Carlisle Fights Alzheimer’s Team (made up of members from the Carlisle COA and friends) continues to ask for support. We want to help those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia by supporting the Alzheimer’s Association.  With the help of our friends, neighbors, and co-workers, we can be one of the Top Ten Teams who will walk in Andover next month as part of the Walking to End Alzheimer’s effort.  As of September 18, we are the 14th team out of 279 teams.  Can you help us make it to one of the top 10 teams?  We know how generous Carlisle residents are so please consider joining us in the fight!

    Three ways you can help:

    1)   Walk.  Join our team, "Carlisle Fights Alzheimer's."  Go to: act.alz.org/walk, click “Find A Team,” and type “Carlisle Fights Alzheimer's.” Then click on the link.

    2)   Donate.  Sponsor an individual(s) participating in the Walking to End Alzheimer's. Make a donation on our team fundraising page by using the above path. If you would prefer to donate by mail, stop by the office to pick up a hardcopy donation form from anyone on our team (Angela Smith, Debbie Farrell, Myriam Fleurimond, Dana Smith, Al Foote, Rebecca Fortier or John Carroll).

    3)   Share.  Spread the word to friends & family. To find a walk, go to: act.alz.org. For more info, call the Carlisle COA at (978) 371-2895.

    Thank you, from the Carlisle Fight’s Alzheimer’s Team

    Angela Smith, Debbie Farrell, Myriam Fleurimond, John Carroll, Rebecca Fortier, Dana Smith & Al Foote 



    Saturday, October 20, 10:30am @ Gleason Public Library 

    Do you love playing Trivia? The Carlisle Council on Aging (COA) has a wonderful volunteer who has hosted many a Trivia game and is willing to help and facilitate a game for anyone from any town, 12+. So if this sounds like fun, please register by calling the COA at (978) 371-2895 by noon, Friday, October 19.

     CC Adult and Community Ed

    Music Lessons with IMSCC – Fall Session is underway, please join us!

    IMSCC offers one-on-one music lessons with professional musicians and educators. We have lessons for a wide variety of band and orchestra instruments as well as piano, guitar, ukulele and voice. Lessons take place after school and evenings and are conveniently located at CCHS, Sanborn, and the Carlisle school campus. More information about IMSCC, including faculty bios, tuition rates and more, can be found at http://www.concordcarlisleace.org/instrumental-music-school.

    Please visit https://ccace.asapconnected.com/#PrivateLessons to fill out a lesson inquiry form, or download a printable form at http://www.concordcarlisleace.org/register. We will follow up within a day or two and put you in touch with a teacher to set up a lesson schedule. Tuition for lessons that start mid-semester are prorated.

    Questions? Please contact Debbie Levine at dlevine@concordcarlisle.org, 978-341-2490 ext. 7653.

     Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer Night At the New England Revolution

     Mark your calendars for October 13 for the CCYS Night at the New England Revolution. Join the CCYS community of families, players and coaches - all welcome - for an evening of fun, food and the finest soccer in town as the New England Revolution battle the Orlando City FC.  Before the game, join CCYS at 5pm until game time, for a fun family pre-game tailgate party with food, drink and games for the kids. There will be special Rally Tunnel passes and Field passes given to coaches to share with their players. Discounted CCYS $28 tickets available now via this special link https://groupmatics.events/Concordcarlisle3Hope to see you there!

     Concord Conservatory of Music

    Contact: Susan Seger



    The Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) offers an exciting line-up of fall group classes—Help your students reach the next level! Classes for teen musicians include: Vocal Repertoire: The Audition Toolbox (prepares them for those important auditions!), Group Guitar II, Jazz Improvisation Workshop, Ukulele Crash Course, and the Ukulele Club. Also offered are ensembles for saxophone, clarinet and string musicians, Jazz Combo, and Rock Lab. For details, visit www.ConcordConservatory.org or call (978) 369-0010. CCM is the area’s nonprofit community music school, located at 1317 Main Street in the West Concord Union Church. Financial assistance is available. 


    Concord Conservatory Offers Free Trial Lesson Week

    Whether you’re a child or an adult, individual instruction is the most effective way to make significant progress in musical skills.  Students ages 4 - adult can sign-up for a free trial private lesson on the instrument of their choice. Explore your musical options by signing up for a free trial lesson at the Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) for the week of October 15th through October 20th.  The trial lessons are available for — banjo, bass, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, mandolin, piano, saxophone, trumpet, violin, viola, and voice.

    If you choose to sign-up for a trial lesson, that lesson slot will be your lesson time for the semester. View the trial lesson open slots per instrument on the CCM website at ConcordConservatory.org or directly to the sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044faea92fabff2-free2 .  

    For information on the full list of CCM offerings, visit www.ConcordConservatory.org, email info@concordconservatory.org, or call (978) 369-0010. The Concord Conservatory of Music is the area’s nonprofit community music school, located at 1317 Main Street in the West Concord Union Church. Financial assistance is available.

    About CCM
    Founded in 2005, the Concord Conservatory of Music is an energetic community of people who are deepening their involvement in music education. Each year, CCM opens its doors to more than 430 students, offering programming for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. As a non-profit school, CCM serves Concord and the surrounding 15 communities. CCM offers a full curriculum that includes private instruction, group classes, and performance opportunities.

     Center for Parents and Teachers

    INSPIRE is a FREE 6-week Parent Support Group Program for parents/grandparents of children with special needs (4-9 years old).

    Held Monday mornings, from 9:30 AM to 11 AM starting October 15th until November 26, 2018 (we skip Mon Nov 12, Veteran’s Day).  Offered in a convenient Concord location. Please go to registration link below for details on location, how to sign up. (Due to space limits, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!)


    Go to  https://inspiresupportgroupforparentsfall2018.eventbrite.com

    or go to www.centerforparentsandteachers.org and click on “Parents” and then on “INSPIRE”.      You can register by clicking on a link at that page.

    You can also contact us at cpt@concordps.org or call us at (978) 202-1143

    Members of this group will meet other parents who can offer immediate empathy for the unique challenges they face on a daily basis and over the long haul. Topics covered:

    • Learn strategies to feel more emotionally balanced on a daily basis.
    • Nurture their individual identity beyond their parenting identity.
    • Cope and reduce the stress of relentless advocacy for their child.
    • Restore trust and hope in their lives by creating positive connections with others.
    • Gain new perspectives on having more satisfying interactions with their child.

    The 8 members of the group are asked to make a 6 week commitment to the series.

    Facilitated by Patricia Marquis, a seasoned LICSW social worker in private practice in Concord, who counsels individuals, couples and families.  She has been a parent educator and leader of parent groups since 1977.  Patty brings her solid knowledge of child development, her counselling experience and her mindfulness mindset to inspire parents to deepen their empathy for themselves and their child.

    Center for Parents and Teachers

    “Starting the Conversation:  

    Talking to Your Children About Drugs”

    presented by Jon Cohan, CADC

    Two-part program held on Thursday evenings,

    October 18th and 25th – 7:30 PM to 9 PM

    Location: Ripley Administration Building

    120 Meriam Road, Concord (park in back and enter through doors off back lot)

    Fee:  Your payment of $40 for both sessions supports the ongoing work of our nonprofit.  No one will be turned away if not able to pay the fee (simply contact us at cpt@concordps.org and type “October 18th workshop” in subject line).

    Pre-registration is required – seats are limited!  Please go to:


    In this 2-part workshop for adults, participants will learn:

    • How to better communicate and engage their children in meaningful discussion about drugs and alcohol use;
    • How to create a family culture that encourages open and fair discourse;
    • How to set healthy limits with teens and preteens;
    • Ways to coach their children on how to be prepared for challenging situations. 

    Jon Cohan CADC has over 10 years of experience in the substance use disorder and mental health fields. He practices addiction treatment and family therapy in Concord. He also works at Right Turn in Watertown as a Family Addictions counselor, where he conducts workshops to help family members begin their own recovery. 
    As co-host for "The Right Mind Media Podcast", Jon has interviewed Mayor Marty Walsh, Governor Charlie Baker, and many other notable guests on the subject of addiction, recovery, and mental health issues. He has won two National Media Awards in 2014 and 2015 from the National Association of Social Workers. He sits on the Advisory Board of Middlesex Community College’s Addiction Counseling Program. Jon has appeared as a guest on Fox 25 news and WGBH’s “Greater Boston” to speak about the opiate crisis in New England.

    Learn more about CPT at www.centerforparentsandteachers.org

    120 Meriam Road, Concord, MA 01742


    The Carlisle Conservation Foundation is very pleased to offer every family whose children attend the Carlisle Public Schools a complimentary copy of the 2018 Edition of Trails in Carlisle. We hope that you and your children will enjoy this beautifully crafted book and, most importantly, the trails and walkways that are managed and maintained by the Trails Committee.

    Look for your family’s Trails Book coming home in your youngest child’s backpack this week!

    Concord Youth Theatre Second Stage Company - Auditions for Schoolhouse Rock Live 

    October 1 & 2 6:30 - 8:30 (you only need to attend one audition)

    Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music.

    Second Stage Company is open to young people grades 6 – 8. This company performs plays that are literature based and age appropriate for all. Second Stage rehearses twice a week on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm – 8pm culminating in one weekend of performances in January. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for 4 additional days the week before opening night. Participation in this program is by audition and tuition is $450. CLICK HERE to sign up for an audition. Please call 978-371-1482 or email us  with any questions. 

    CCACE invites you to our Fall “Can We Talk” session, The Defamation Experience, on November 7th at 7:00 pm. 

    The Defamation Experience is a touring play that uses a courtroom drama to provide an opportunity for safe, open, honest and meaningful conversations around race, class, religion, gender, and the law. It allows the community to talk about how the language we use shapes the way we see one another. This interactive experience is appropriate for everyone ages 13-113 so bring your family!

    The premise is a civil suit: An African American female business owner is suing a male Jewish real estate developer for defamation. The woman was invited to the home of the man for a potential business project. After the meeting, the developer realized that his family heirloom watch was gone.

    After the 75-min dramatic testimony, the judge tells the audience they are going to be the jury. A first poll is taken. The choices are for the plaintiff, the defendant, or undecided. The tally is announced and the judge then leads a deliberation. The audience is invited to stay for a post-show discussion.

    Tickets are limited so click here or call 978-318-1432 to purchase yours today!

    The CCYH Learn to Skate and Mosquitos (Learn to Play Hockey) programs are now open for registration. Both programs are held at the Middlesex School in Concord from mid-November through the end of February. Learn to Skate sessions are held Saturday mornings and Mosquitos sessions are held Saturday and Sunday mornings. Please visit www.ccyh.org for more information and to register.

    Concord-Carlisle Community Chest 8th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon: A Legacy of Farming and Community – October 3, 2018

    Please join us for the 8th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon where we will enjoy good food, good company, and inspiring conversation with Jen and Steve Verrill of Verrill Farm, moderated by Brooke Redmond, Founder and Principal Consultant at Radish Road. 

    To register please click here:


    Verrill Farm has been a family-run Concord treasure since 1918, currently led by Jennifer Verrill and her parents, Joan and Steve. In addition to the farm's mission to "nourish the body and soul of our customers", the Verrills say that owning a business in a community such as Concord is an honor and a privilege. On this 100th anniversary, Jen and Steve are joined by Brooke Redmond of Radish Road to discuss the history of Verrill Farm, the community it has built and supported, and the importance of giving back.



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