Principal's Message



A message from the Principal




Alcott Elementary School

          A Connecticut Outstanding Elementary School

             A State of Ct. School of Distinction 

1490 Woodtick Road

Wolcott, CT

Phone: (203)879-8160  Fax:(203)879-8163





Mr. Shawn Simpson                                                                                                                  Mrs. Beth Sickles    

Principal                                                                                                                                          Head Teacher                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


February 2017

Dear Alcott Families,

I hope this note finds you well.  It is hard to believe that we have been in school for over 100 days! Like last year, Mother Nature has been good to us! I hope she continues to be so kind!

Our students have worked hard and made great gains academically and socially. Alcott teachers and staff continue to work hard to ensure our students' success. 

A lot of exciting things have been going on at Alcott since we returned from winter break.  Our PTO sponsored an excellent presentation by Jared Campbell about responsibility, respect, and bullying prevention. The performance was great and the kids had a blast! Thank you PTO.  We also held our first Country Western Night.  This was also a huge success.  It is always great when we can bring our extended Alcott family together for a fun night. Thank you to our committee for their hard work planning every facet of this event that made it the huge success it was!  

Our student council is busy completing community service.  They are currently sponsoring a toiletry drive through February 3rd that will be donated to the Wolcott Food Pantry.  

Grade 4 students are hard at work preparing for the upcoming Invention Convention which will be taking place on March 1st, and Grade 5 students are working on their Science Fair projects which will be presented on March 10th.

On January 18th we kicked off our "One Book One School" reading initiative. Throughout the months of January and February, the entire school will be reading Mr. Popper's Penguins. Along the way we will have guest readers, trivia questions, and prizes, as well as visits to our classrooms from my penguin friends. The culminating event will be a special presentation to the entire school community involving penguins from Mystic Aquarium.

Keep Reading!

Shawn Simpson,