April 5, 2022

April 5, 2022 |

Alcott Newsletter April 2022 Although the chilly weather last week suggests otherwise, spring has finally arrived!  It has been wonderful to enjoy the extra sunlight!  Spring tends to be a busy time of year at Alcott – this year is no different!  In this month’s newsletter, you will find information about placement, composting, community building activities and much more! Conference Day: This is just a quick reminder that there is no school for students on Thursday, April 7th due to elementary conferences. Community Building at Alcott: As we continue the steady return to normalcy, I wanted to highlight a few

March 1, 2022

March 1, 2022 |

Alcott Newsletter March 1, 2022 I hope that all of your children had a wonderful vacation!  Although snow in March in New England is a pretty common occurrence, it feels nice to know that spring is on the horizon!  Springtime at school can be a busy time of year and this year is no different!  I am excited to share that, after a two year hiatus, we are slowly and carefully starting to bring some Alcott traditions back!  In this newsletter, you will find information about some of these events as well as information about MCAS, Kindergarten registration and other

December 13, 2021

December 13, 2021 |

Alcott Newsletter December 13, 2021 I hope this newsletter finds all of the Alcott community doing well.  Somehow December snuck up on me this year and I am finding it to be halfway over already!  Our days at school have been filled with amazing learning in the classrooms, trips to the STEAM lab, and new experiences like eating lunch in the cafeteria for the first time in 20 months! In this month’s newsletter, you will find a recap of November’s Turkey Trot, a reminder about dismissal routines and more!  What you won’t find are any reminders about COVID (first time

November 1, 2021

November 1, 2021 |

November 1, 2021 I hope this newsletter finds everyone doing well!  In November’s newsletter you will find information about conferences, recaps of October events, a link to the student handbook and more! Elementary Conferences: This is just a reminder that there is no school for students on Thursday, November 4th on account of elementary conferences.  Please see here for a letter from Kristen Herbert, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, and myself regarding student progress and conferences. Turkey Trot: Due to last week’s Nor’easter, our annual Turkey Trot was rescheduled for this upcoming Wednesday, November 3rd.  We are all very excited for

October 4, 2021

October 4, 2021 |

October 4, 2021 Dear Alcott Families, I hope you are all doing well and had a wonderful September!  Although most of the leaves on the trees are still green, the weather has suddenly begun to feel a lot more like fall!  In October’s Newsletter, you will find updates on MCAS, Test and Stay, special activities and more! MCAS Score Reports: MCAS score reports will be mailed home to families later this week.  Please see the attached letter to help you better understand MCAS in the context of COVID.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself or

September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021 |

September 14, 2021 I hope you have all had a relatively smooth transition back to school!  I have enjoyed getting to reconnect with returning students as well as getting to know our new ones!  At the beginning of our first full week of school, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a few reminders as well as information about our upcoming Back to School night. Drop Off: While we are so happy to be able to have families outside on school grounds again this year, we do still encourage you to take advantage of the valet style drop off to avoid

August 16, 2021

August 16, 2021 |

August 16, 2021 Dear Alcott Families, I hope that you are having a wonderful summer!  For me, the beginning of the summer was a great opportunity to slow down and regroup after a challenging year for everyone.  As we begin to pick up speed in preparation for the return to school, I am incredibly excited to think about all of the possibilities the upcoming year will have to offer! At this time, class placements have been posted to the Aspen portal.  If you have forgotten your account credentials, please email parentportal@concordps.org during business hours to have it reset.  Information concerning transportation will be published

August 5, 2021

August 5, 2021 |

Dear Alcott Families, I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your summers.  It’s hard to believe it is already August!  I am writing now with a quick update about the class placement process.  Class placements for all three CPS elementary schools will be available after 3pm on the Parent Portal on August 16th.  If you have forgotten your account credentials, please email parentportal@concordps.org during business hours to have it reset. As we get closer to the start of school, I will have more information to share with you regarding back to school events, opening day and, of course, COVID.  In

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021 |

May Newsletter 2021 It is hard to believe that there are only six weeks of school left!  Spring is usually an incredibly busy time at school and, pandemic or not, this spring is no different!  I do hope that, no matter how fast the pace may get, we are still able to appreciate just how fortunate we all are to be at this point in the school year!  A year ago, I never would have predicted that we would reach this milestone.  Thanks to the amazing team of educators, families and students that we have at Alcott, I know we

April 1, 2021

March 31, 2021 |

Alcott Monthly Newsletter – April 2021 Happy Spring!  We are in the final stages of preparing to bring all students back to full days of in person learning.  As such, this month’s newsletter is filled with information and updates about our return on Monday, April 5th.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out at any time! Devices: Laptops, iPads and chargers should be returned to school on April 5th.  Once we return to full days, devices will be stored at school.  We are also asking students to bring a pair of headphones. Supplies: Students should start bringing