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IMPORTANT INFO for Concord Public School families and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District families!
You should have received an email today from Superintendent Laurie Hunter about your input in regard to the hiring of a new Director of Student Services. This role will include special education, 504, English Language Learners, mental health, and health services.
The survey included in the Superintendent’s email MUST be filled out by March 22nd. (THREE DAYS FROM TODAY!) We encourage you to fill out the survey as soon as possible and spread the word to other district families about this important opportunity to share their input.

Board Meeting 3/28

We have two guest speakers joining us this month!  Sherry Kenin and Magi Lindeman will be sharing information about the Timbernook Sensory Nature Programs which are under the umbrella of Minute Man Arc. These innovative and award-winning nature programs were developed by an Occupational Therapist and enable children to experience a variety of sensory inputs and challenge their fine and gross motor skills.  

Thursday, 28th March from 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Conference Room, Hunt Recreation Center, 90 Stow Street.
Please enter through the glass doors by the basketball courts which are on the left-hand side of the building.  

If you have any questions, please email us at


Overcoming Stress and Anxiety in our Youth: Strategies to Support Children’s Learning and Ways to Cope”

Monday, April 1, 2019 from 7 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Auditorium at Concord Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street, Concord, MA
Featuring Dr. Donna Pincus from the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University

Free program! Please help us plan by PRE-REGISTERING

This presentation will offer:

  • an overview of how anxiety and stress present in children and adolescents;
  • an understanding of what is normal and what is cause for concern;
  • strategies for identifying anxiety at home and in schools;
  • evidence-based strategies that can reduce anxiety, support children’s learning and support their overall healthy functioning.

February Newsletter

February’s newsletter is all about helping you plan the summer!

Concord/Concord-Carlisle Special Education Updates!

Hosted by the Concord/Concord-Carlisle Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
Please join members of the K-8 administrative team including Dr. Hunter and Acting Special Education Director Marielle Wintersteen for a session to offer updates across special education.
Friday, February 15
9:30 am- 11 am
Ripley Administration Building
Room 4
If you have questions for Dr. Laurie Hunter and Marielle Wintersteen, please submit these by Wednesday, February 13th to Questions and comments will be submitted anonymously.

TONIGHT! Envisioning Middle School Education

Envisioning Middle School Education — January 29, 7:00 p.m.

The Concord School Committee and Facilities Planning Committee invite you to join us in an evening of envisioning middle school education in Concord. As part of an “Educational Visioning” initiative that will help guide our efforts to plan for a new middle school building, we invite parents, guardians, and anyone involved in educating Concord’s students to share your hopes and dreams for the Concord Middle School educational experience and what it could look like in the future.

* From the Concord/Concord-Carlisle SEPAC-
What hopes and dreams do you have for our students on IEPs or with special needs at the Concord Middle School? Attend the Parent Input Forum on Tuesday, January 29, 7-9pm in the Sanborn Auditorium and share them with the School Committee.

January 2019 Newsletter

A new year brings with it the opportunity to look at the future and make a fresh start. For many of us, it also brings creating new IEPs and goals for our children. The January newsletter is all about the IEP and connecting you to some of the resources that may help you along the journey.

December Newsletter

So sorry for the late posting. Enjoy our December Newsletter. And Happy Holidays!

November Newsletter

We are happy to share with you the Concord Public/Concord-Carlisle Regional Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) November Newsletter. Enjoy!

Save The Date


Hosted by the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Special Education Parent Advisory Council

  • Would you like to learn more about out of district placements?
  • Do you think it would help to meet other parents and caregivers in a similar position?

Please join Marielle Wintersteen and Jessica Murphy, to learn about the role and responsibilities of the Out of District Coordinator and to get some answers to Frequently Asked Questions.  

When:   Thursday, November 1st  2018 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Where:  Conference Room 1, Ripley Building, Meriam Road

We would ask you to please keep your questions general in nature and not talk specifically about your child in this setting. If you already have a question you would like to ask Marielle, please submit it by 25th October to Any questions submitted to SEPAC in this way will be given to the Special Education team anonymously and addressed within the presentation.

For planning purposes, please RSVP via Eventbrite 

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