March 2, 2023

Alcott Newsletter
March 2023

I can’t believe it is March already!  This week’s weather aside, spring is right around the corner!  Before launching into updates and reminders, I just want to thank everyone who participated in sending roses to Alcott staff for Valentine’s Day.  The gesture was incredibly thoughtful and deeply appreciated by all!

In this month’s newsletter, you will find information about Multicultural Night, Math Night, MCAS and more.

Multicultural Night: This is just a reminder that Alcott’s Multicultural Night is next week!  Please join us from 5-7pm on Thursday, March 9th in celebrating the diversity of our community.  Families are invited to share a favorite food dish, make a Family Heritage Display or take part in a cultural show with a song or dance performance.  Let the PTG know you are interested in participating by completing the following form:

Math Night: Our annual Math Night is in March as well.  Hosted by the PTG, this event takes place on March 30th from 4:30-6:00.  We hope you will join us for an afternoon/evening of fun math activities inspired by famous mathematicians like Ada Lovelace and Katherine Johnson.

Book Fair: March is just filled with special events, with our annual book fair taking place from March 27th through March 31st.  Your child’s teacher will share specific information later in the month as to the date and time their class will be visiting the fair.  The book fair will also be open for families to visit during Math Night on March 30th.

MCAS Schedule: As a reminder, MCAS begins at the end of March and continues through the middle of May.  Specific test dates are as follows:

  • March 27 and 28 – Grade 3 ELA

  • March 30 and 31 – Grade 4 ELA

  • April 10 and 11 – Grade 5 ELA

  • May 4 and 5 – Grade 3 Math

  • May 9 and 11 – Grade 5 Math

  • May 15 and 16 – Grade 4 Math

  • May 18 and 19 – Grade 5 STE

Drop Off Reminder: This is just a reminder that we use a valet style drop off in the morning.  If you are dropping your child off in the morning, you should enter the school grounds and proceed as far forward along the curb as possible.  To keep traffic moving steadily and to prevent backups onto Laurel Street, we ask that you help your child be ready to get out of your car as soon as you pull up at the curb.  If your child needs a little extra time to get out of the car or if you would like to walk them to the flagpole, we ask that you park in one of the parking spaces on the left hand side of the drop off loop.

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