October 11, 2022

October 11, 2022

Dear Alcott Families,

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the recent beautiful fall weather!  In October’s Newsletter, you will find updates on MCAS, special activities and more!

Bike, Walk, Roll to School Day: Thanks to a partnership with our PTG and Safe Routes to School, students are invited to participate in the annual Bike, Walk and Roll to School Day tomorrow (Wednesday), October 12, 2022.  Students who are biking are invited to meet at Keyes Road at 8:30 for a police-escorted ride to Alcott.  Students who are walking are invited to start their stroll at Emerson field.  We look forward to this fun annual event that raises awareness around safe biking and walking to school.

MCAS Parent Reports: MCAS reports will be mailed home next week (week of October 17th).  Included with the score report will be this letter, which we hope will provide you with some context for reviewing your child’s score report.  If you have any questions about your child’s MCAS performance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or Assistant Principal Moon.

Steam Lab Field Trips: Steam Lab field trips are in full swing and we couldn’t be more happy they are back!  Students are having a blast with the hands-on learning experiences Alcott’s former kindergarten teacher, Allison Forseter, is leading for them!  We are also excited that our other off-site field trips are up and running!  We are incredibly grateful to be able to participate in the hands on, experiential learning experiences that our field trips provide for us!

Alcott on Social Media: Alcott has its very own Twitter account!  Consider following us to see what amazing things are taking place at Alcott each week! Find us at: https://twitter.com/AlcottSchool

Dismissal Change Reminder: If you need to change your child’s dismissal plan, please try to do so as early as possible.  Ideally, you would email your child’s teacher, Kristin Corliss (kcorliss@concordps.org) and Theresa Bertolami (tbertolami@concordps.org) before the start of the day.  However, we do understand that unexpected changes do occasionally arise.  For these unexpected changes, we still ask that you communicate with the main office as early in the day as possible.  If you absolutely must make a change after 11:30 on a half day or 2:30 on a full day, please call the main office to ensure that someone gets your message in time for dismissal.

Reporting Absences: When you report that your child is out sick using the Online Attendance Reporting Form, it is very helpful for the main office and Nurse Amante if you include details of the illness in the “additional information” line.  Nurse Amante follows up on all absences that involve illness so this is helpful information for her to have.  Including details of the illness in your absence report helps streamline the process.  Thank you!