LEARNING COMMONS HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIESMonday, October 31 – Halloween Costume Contest Come to school wearing your costume – no masks that cover your face!  There will be one winner per grade level. Come into the Learning Commons and let us take your picture!  Winner of the Sour Patch Kids Contest was Nick Charde  Winners of the Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Contest was Jack Umina and Matthew Hogan.

A preseason meeting for all boys interested in playing basketball this winter will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 2:15. All levels – freshman through Varsity should attend. See Coach Joncas in Rm 225 with questions.

THANKSGIVING DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDOur CCHS community is once again pleased to be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving meal for senior citizens from Concord and Carlisle on Saturday November 19.  Parents can support this beloved event by donating a turkey or cider, by making a financial gift, and/or by volunteering to work at the luncheon.  The CCHS Kitchen Staff will be accepting frozen turkey donations immediately.  To sign up to bring in a frozen turkey or cider, go to:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445aca722a0fd0-turkeycider
To sign up to volunteer at the luncheon, go to:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445aca722a0fd0-parent1To make a donation, of $20.00, or any amount to offset the cost of this luncheon, please mail a check payable to “CCHS Parents Assn. – Thanksgiving” to:
Concord-Carlisle High School
Attn:  Madeline Wilson
500 Walden St.
Concord, MA  01742
Thank you for helping to make this a memorable holiday for the extended CCHS community!


Work Out Club ROOM CHANGENow in room 408!  Yoga or workout mat is necessary!  Ready for a major calorie burn in only 30 minutes?  Workouts challenge you at every level. Come join Ms. Brown and other students and teachers for a great work out! Mondays & Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:00! 

“If Only” Screening November 1.  CCHS will be partnering with CC Youth Services, Central Middlesex Police Partnership, and the Center for Parents and Teachers to host a community viewing on Tuesday, November 1 of “If Only,” a short film co-written and produced by James Wahlberg, at CCHS Auditorium, 7:00-8:30pm. The film was created to initiate a meaningful dialogue between parents and children, and within communities, about prescription drug misuse and opiate addiction. This event is open to the community free of charge and no pre-registration is needed to attend. CCHS students will see the movie during school hours on November 2.  Questions?  Contact Jennifer Clarke at CC Youth Services, 978.318.3043 or jclarke@concordma.gov

Please come to the first Ruettgers Lecture of the year: “How did we get here? Four perspectives from three academic disciplines on the history, trends, and anomalies that mark this year’s election.”  Presented by four CCHS teachers.  Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  Refreshments at 2:15, Lecture at 2:30 in Room 242.
HOBY: Each year CCHS sends several students from the Sophomore class to the Hugh O’Brien Youth State Leadership Seminar. HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS) is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. For more information visit: http://www.hoby.org/Students: Click Here for the HOBY APPLICATION  DEADLINE is NOVEMBER 4 Any Questions? Please see Mrs. MacHaffie in the Guidance Dept.

College Fairs in the Local Area: The Performing Arts College Fair, National Portfolio Day and Study in Europe (virtual fair) are all happen soon. For details Click Here


The SAT, the ACT, and the Changing Landscape of Admissions Testing Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, MA; Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 pm  Registration required; please call 978-369-4898, visit gleasonlibrary.org, or contact the Teen Services Librarian, Tahleen, at tshamlian@gleasonlibrary.org.

What are you doing on the next day off? 5K and 1M Road Race Friday, November 11 for all ages hosted by the Carlisle Council on Aging with help from the Carlisle Veterans Committee and support from the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest. The 1-mile race begins at 9 a.m. In Carlisle Town Center followed by the 5K at 9:45, rain or shine. Register online by visiting www.lightboxreg.com 

Volunteer Opportunity Nov 5-6 at CCHS CCHS hosts the Nov 5-6 Farm-Based Educators Network National Gathering. We expect about 350 teachers, farmers and others connected to novel agricultural and educational organizations, from around the region and the country, to gather for workshops and networking.  See the event website at http://www.farmbasededucation.org/2016-gathering

For information and to sign up for a weekend shift please contact Court Booth at courtbooth@comcast.net or text 978-758-9599. Recruit a friend and sign up soon to get the job you want.

Positive Ways to Parent Your Teen:  Transitioning From Manager to Consultant  A three-session workshop series presented by Susan Lerner, MSW, LICSW through the Center for Parents and Teachers will take place on Monday evenings, November 7, 14 and 21 from 7 to 8:30 PM at Ripley Building.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. $45 for all three sessions. Please click on eventbrite registration link for full description of workshop: http://november2016parentyourteen3partseries.eventbrite.com

Concord Ed Fund Hoe Down Tix Now On Sale Friday, November 18 – The Concord Education Fund is a non-profit organization that awards grants for new teaching initiatives, programs and curricula that reach beyond the scope of the public school budget. So grab a pardner and get ready to have a rootin’ tootin’ time while supporting teachers who are itching to offer students an extraordinary education. General Tix now available at https://cefhoedowntickets.eventbrite.com.



Martha A. Hammer
Administrative Assistant
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School

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