Updates and Events

June 22, 2020

Dear Families:

I hope you enjoyed the first weekend of the summer break!  This email is a bit of a catch-all with a few highlights from the end of the school year and reminders of various sorts.

The parent survey remains open through Wednesday.  It asks for identifying information to help inform us about bus ridership but you can simply put “Anonymous” in order to avoid that if that makes you uncomfortable.  The survey is located at:

The District COVID-19 Task Force meets on Wednesday at 9 am.  The Zoom information is found at the bottom of this email if you plan to attend.

Musical selections for you to enjoy!  The CMS Virtual Honors Choir is featured here: The CMS Band is featured here:

Friday’s Virtual Coffee was recorded and is posted here:

Florence Roussel’s AP students have spent a great deal of time interviewing CCHS alumni who have lived or traveled extensively in francophone countries after graduation.  Enjoy these!

Below again is the list of options for summer learning opportunities:

  1. ) Keep the Learning Going: Electronic Resources for Academic Practice
    Summer Resource Letter
  2. ) Summer Reading & Learning: Partnership with Concord Free Public Library
    Summer Learning Program for Kids& Teens.

Titles from the public library list can be accessed using Hoopla and a public library account. If you do not have a public library account, you can register remotely here. All students who participate by reading 6 books/learning experiences will receive two homework passes that can be used during the 2020-2021 school year. To participate, students may reside in any Massachusetts

3. ) Virtual Learning Resources
PreK – 5 Virtual Learning Resources 
6- 8 Virtual Learning Resources
9 – 12 Virtual Learning Resources 

The  Concord Free Public Library invites middle schoolers to read aloud together in a fun, supportive environment. The program will take place every Friday at 11 am – 12 pm, starting June 26. The group will focus on the Concord Middle School’s Big 6 Recommended Reading List.

The first book that the group will read together is Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez. This brilliant sci-fi romp with Cuban influence poses this question: What would you do if you had the power to reach through time and space and retrieve anything you want, including your mother, who is no longer living (in this universe, anyway)? A sassy entropy sweeper, a documentary about wedgies, a principal who wears a Venetian bauta mask, and heaping platefuls of Cuban food are just some of the delights that await in his mind-blowing novel gift-wrapped in love and laughter.

Students can instantly download this title on hoopla with a Minuteman Library Card.

Register each week in advance to receive the Zoom link:

For more information about the Summer Learning Program, including where and how kids can sign up to participate, visit:

We will continue to provide updates and information as we have them.