March 3, 2017

March 5, 2017 |

Dear Alcott Families, The month of March is off to a great start!  We began the week with our annual book fair and our third graders are performing their Wax Museum presentations this week and next.  On March 17, the whole school will undertake a STEAM Challenge to construct a “marble run” that will keep a marble rolling as long as possible (not as far as possible)! The day to day functioning of our school, along with all of our special events, are a testament to our 5 core values of Academic Excellence, Respectful and Empathic Community,  Continuous Improvement, Educational

January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017 |

January 30, 2017 Dear Alcott Families, On Wednesday, February 1, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will honor the 2016 Commendation Schools at the State House.  Alcott is one of 49 schools statewide to be recognized for high achievement and high progress (there are 1,930 public school in the state).  Sharon will be there to accept the Commemorative certificate, along with English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist, Jean Thuma and Math Curriculum coordinator, Judy Olson.  Superintendent, Diana Rigby, will also be there for the ceremony. On Wednesday, January 25, the whole school posed for a picture in the front

January 9, 2017

January 9, 2017 |

Dear Alcott Families, Happy New Year!  The Alcott School Community finished 2016 with a flurry of activities that were wonderful examples of our core value of Caring.  These included: Curley’s first graders made dinner placemats for an assisted living facility in Burlington.  Many of the residents spend the holidays there and they loved the students’ holiday messages and drawings. Grade 5 held their annual community service project for the Minuteman ARC of Concord.  The students, teachers and staff collected over $1,000 in gift cards, and also filled six boxes with sports equipment, paints, brushes, and exercise weights to help the

December 9, 2016

January 9, 2017 |

Dear Alcott Families, I’m enjoying my Alcott experience during this “most wonderful time of the year.”  The excitement around school events is palpable! This week and next week, students in every class will do an “Hour of Code” workshop with Mr. Peachey.  You can get more information about this activity at: http://alcott.concordps.org/jpeachey/hourofcode/ This week, we had a very successful Holiday Fair!  Fifth graders were treated to a performance by the Concord Middle School’s Honors Choir,  third graders attended an assembly with meteorologist Bri Eggers and fourth graders were visited by author, Jacqueline Davies.  We will have a whole school meeting

November 21, 2016

January 9, 2017 |

Good Morning Alcott Families, I am pleased to report that Alcott has successfully completed the Annual Lockdown Drill this morning.  School Resource Officer Scott Camilleri facilitated the drill. Thanks to the preparations of our staff and the cooperation of students, the drill went quickly and smoothly.  When the drill was completed, I made an announcement over the PA system so that classroom instruction could resume. Lockdown drills are unannounced and can occur any number of times throughout the year.  These drills involve the staff locking their classroom doors, turning off the lights, and moving to a location in the room that is out

October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016 |

Alcott News from the Desk of the Principal October 17, 2016 I hope you are enjoying the colorful leaves and crisp mornings. I love this time of year! Thank you for the cards and warm wishes! I appreciate the feeling of strength and positive energy coming from our community! Interim Principal News: I would like to welcome Kathy Codianne, retired Director of Teaching and Learning, to Alcott to be the Interim Principal during my medical leave. Kathy was a principal for 15 years and worked at the Concord District offices for 6 years before retiring. Kathy will support your children,

October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016 |

Interim Principal News:  I would like to welcome Kathy Codianne, retired Director of Teaching and Learning, to Alcott to be the Interim Principal during my medical leave.  Kathy was a principal for 15 years and worked at the Concord District offices for 6 years before retiring.  Kathy will support your children, the staff, and all of you during my leave.  She is familiar with the district and understands how to run a school building.  The best way to reach her is through email at: kcodianne@concordps.org. Thanks, Sharon Young

September 6, 2016

September 8, 2016 |

Alcott News from the Desk of the Principal September 6, 2016 I am looking forward to a wonderful start to the school year. I hope your opening days of school were positive and exciting for your children. Arrival/Dismissal Times: The students begin to transition to their classrooms at 8:50 AM. All students should be in their classrooms by 9:00 AM. Also every Tuesday is an early release day with students leaving at 12:30. Dismissal on M, W, Th, and F is at 3:30 PM. On each Tuesday the dismissal is at 12:30 PM. Please make note of the arrival and

August 24, 2016

August 29, 2016 |

I hope you are enjoying the last few day of your summer break.  Personally, I had a wonderful time traveling through five countries.  I biked through four countries along the Danube River and hiked and toured the Lucerne and Murren Switzerland areas.  The Alps are beautiful, especially in the morning with the snow-capped mountains and the ringing of the cowbells.  It was an amazing summer! For new families to Alcott, each month I send the Principal News out electronically to keep you aware of any upcoming events occurring in our school.  If you know someone who has not received this

June 21, 2016

June 22, 2016 |

We wanted to wish each and every one of you a safe and happy summer! June 27 – Summer School Begins July 4 – No Summer School July 22 – Summer School Ends August 30 – Open House @ 2:00-3:00 August 31 – First Day of School for Students September 13 and 14 – Back To School Nights