Center for Parents and Teachers Shares Resources & Education Sessions

(1) Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital and the Cambridge Health Alliance offer free sessions through their Center for Mindfulness and Compassion.  These guided daily online practices are secular and open to all. Over 20 teachers offer ongoing sessions in mindful movement; bringing kindness to our stress, anxiety, grief and fear; supporting care giving during this difficult time, and expressing appreciation and love for each other.  You can also choose to listen in on previously recorded sessions. To learn more and to sign up go to:    https://www.chacmc.org/connect

 

(2) Free Recording on Having Difficult Conversations (with Kindness) featuring Dr. Roxy Manning

Description:  Though conflict is part of life, many of us struggle with how to communicate during challenging situations. In this program, Roxy Manning, PhD, psychologist and expert in Nonviolent Communication, will offer strategies to address conflict (and stand up for ourselves and others) using a compassionate approach.

Click here to listen in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvuyXOMhGtI

 

(3) Free Webinar on Thursday Jan 27  7-8PM via Zoom when Domestic Violence Service Network presents A “Creative Heart” Toolbox: A Survivor’s Reflections on Healing At this online presentation composer, performing artist, writer, singer, and animal advocate “Saoirse” will share her story, exploring the intersections of trauma, compassion, animals, and healing through the arts.

Learn more details about this and other presentations at: https://www.dvsn.org/speakerseries/

Pre-register by signing up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5016425569730/WN_3eDnPxscTzulPD0qqHKO1A

 

(4) Free webinar on Thursday, February 3, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST on LGBTQ+ Basics and Beyond presented by OUT MetroWest 

Curious about some part of the LGBTQ+ acronym? Want to support transgender people but not sure where to start? This presentation will equip participants with up-to-date vocabulary, answers to frequently asked (and frequently awkward!) questions, and basic tools for effective allyship.
ASL interpretation will be provided at this event.
The mission of OUT MetroWest is to build communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive.  They offer several programs for youth. Learn more about OUT MetroWest at their website here: www.outmetrowest.org

Pre-register for this presentation here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbtq-basics-and-beyond-tickets-181119622667

 

(5) Did you miss Dr. Rachel Kramer’s presentation on Strategies for Coping with School Avoidance?  You can watch the recording of it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbYgknFPIzs

Also, you can choose from other topics that Dr. Kramer offered presentations on here:  https://www.drrachelkramer.com/covid-19

 

(6) Free Webinar February 22, 2022 6:00 PM EST Pediatric Immune Resilience (PLEASE NOTE this presentation is taking place on the west coast so their registration site lists the start time as 3 PM Pacific Standard Time)

The past two years has focused attention on the importance of immune resilience. Many conferences have been held discussing immune issues in adults, but there has been a lack of similar focus on immune-related problems in children. This free-of-charge virtual educational program has three renowned pediatric opinion leaders teaming with the PLM Institute to discuss the development of immune resilience in children.

Robert Lustig, MD is a pediatric endocrinologist from the University of California- San Francisco Medical School who is a New York Times best-selling author with his books Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and DiseaseThe Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains, and his most recent book Metabolical.

Sheila Kilbane, MD is a Functional Medicine certified pediatrician with a very busy private practice in North Carolina and the author of Happy Kids- Happy Moms. Deborah Allen, RPh is a Functional Medicine focused pharmacist working with Dr. Kilbane in the delivery of pediatric care.

This program will address common immune-related problems in children and the building of immune resilience in kids. It will integrate concepts related to the evolving understanding of the development of the immune system in children with clinical “news to use” from the experience of three leaders in pediatric health care. This topic is of critical importance during this time of immune stress and its impact on children’s health.

Learn more at: https://plminstitute.org/event/personalized-lifestyle-medicine-institute-presents-pediatric-immune-resilience/#registration-box

REGISTER AThttps://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_27r9BsRQRMOcZqpXi-xfwg

 

The Center for Parents and Teachers is grateful to be supported in part by a generous grant from the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest.  Learn more about CPT at www.centerforparentsandteachers.org

 

Celebrate Concord’s 386th Birthday and all-new Concord Museum Celebration

WE’RE MAKING HISTORY (Literally)!

CONCORD’S BIRTHDAY AND THE ALL-NEW CONCORD MUSEUM!

In celebration of Concord’s 386th Birthday and the opening of the Concord Museum’s 16 new permanent galleries, the public is invited to a week of activities including Forums, Gallery Talks, Encampments, and Family events starting Labor Day, September 6 through Sunday, September 12, 2021.

The week-long celebration includes free Museum admission for all Concord residents and the opportunity to see the newly renovated Museum first-hand on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, 2021.

 

On Tuesday, September 7, 2021 the public is invited to a panel discussion “Concord Farms: Resilience, Revolutionaries, and Renegades” on the history of agriculture in Concord that is both informative and celebratory as we help spread the word about the resilience of the Concord farmer. On Wednesday, September 8 join Jacqueline Jones, the president of the American Historical Association and Concord resident, in a conversation about her prize-winning books including: Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family from Slavery to the Present.

 

Drop by the Museum to experience the history of Concord’s incorporation as a town! Families can participate in activities that explore life and craft in the era of the 1600’s Concord from Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12.

Free outdoor community activities are scheduled on the weekend! Meet baby lambs and a fluffy angora rabbit outside the Museum. Watch as their wool and fur are carded and spun into fine yarn with a master weaver at work at a loom. On Sunday, visit an encampment with the Acton Minutemen for cooking, music, crafts, and musket drills as the men and women prepare for battle.

 

The final phase of Concord Museum’s decade-long $16 million renovation project is culminating with the opening of renovated and interactive galleries and celebration starting on Labor Day, September 6, 2021. The ten newest galleries include a renewed focus on Concord’s famous Transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, the women who led the effort to abolish slavery, and African Americans who lived in Concord before and after the Civil War.

Friday, 9/10:

11am: Henry David Thoreau Gallery Talk

2pm: Farming in Concord: History Learning Center Program

 

Saturday, 9/11:

10am Celebrate Concord Community Day

11am Mill Brook Walking Tour 

2pm Getting a Living Gallery Talk

 

Sunday, 9/12:

10am Celebrate Concord Community Day

11am Incorporating Concord Gallery Talk

2pm History Learning Center Program

For a full program listing of Family Activities visit www.concordmuseum.org

Sponsors: WBUR, Gourmet Catering and Middlesex Savings Bank.

 

 

CELEBRATE CONCORD’S 386th BIRTHDAY AND THE ALL-NEW CONCORD MUSEUM

In celebration of Concord’s 386th Birthday and the opening of the Concord Museum’s 16 new permanent galleries, the public is invited to a week of activities including Forums, Gallery Talks, Encampments, and Family events starting Labor Day, September 6 through Sunday, September 12, 2021.

The week-long celebration includes free Museum admission for all Concord residents and the opportunity to see the newly renovated Museum first-hand on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, 2021.

 

On Tuesday, September 7, 2021 the public is invited to a panel discussion “Concord Farms: Resilience, Revolutionaries, and Renegades” on the history of agriculture in Concord that is both informative and celebratory as we help spread the word about the resilience of the Concord farmer. On Wednesday, September 8 join Jacqueline Jones, the president of the American Historical Association and Concord resident, in a conversation about her prize-winning books including: Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family from Slavery to the Present.

 

Drop by the Museum to experience the history of Concord’s incorporation as a town! Families can participate in activities that explore life and craft in the era of the 1600’s Concord from Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12.

 

Free outdoor community activities are scheduled on the weekend! Meet baby lambs and a fluffy angora rabbit outside the Museum. Watch as their wool and fur are carded and spun into fine yarn with a master weaver at work at a loom. On Sunday, visit an encampment with the Acton Minutemen for cooking, music, crafts, and musket drills as the men and women prepare for battle.

 

The final phase of Concord Museum’s decade-long $16 million renovation project is culminating with the opening of renovated and interactive galleries and celebration starting on Labor Day, September 6, 2021. The ten newest galleries include a renewed focus on Concord’s famous Transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, the women who led the effort to abolish slavery, and African Americans who lived in Concord before and after the Civil War.

For a full program listing of Family Activities visit www.concordmuseum.org

 

Sponsors: WBUR, Gourmet Catering and Middlesex Savings Bank.

 

 

 

 

TOWN-WIDE SURVEY – New Middle School Building

The Middle School Building Committee invites you to participate in a TOWN-WIDE SURVEY on the design, function, and total project cost of a new middle school building. 

The project is currently in the Feasibility phase and as it moves into Schematic Design, community input is critical.

Please click here to share your feedback in a 5-10 minute survey.  The survey will be available through Monday, April 5, but we suggest you do it right away! 

It is critical that we collect feedback from as many residents as possible. Can you help us spread the word?  After you fill out your survey, please forward it to friends and neighbors.  While we can reach parents in the school district easily, we need broad input from the entire community.  In this effort, we ask for your help. 

Take the SURVEY, and Pass it On!  

Note: Even if you have already emailed the Building Committee, Select Board, or Finance Committee, please share your input here also as the survey is the most effective way of aggregating data. 

Thank you for your help in defining our community’s needs in a new middle school building!  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/surveycms