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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      




March 2017

Dear Alcott Families, 

I hope this message finds you well.  I will caution my introduction and not speak about the weather, as we had a rough February! As we enter March at least I can say, spring is around the corner! 

Alcott teachers and staff continue to work hard to ensure our students' success while they prepare our students for upcoming assessments.  At the end of March all students in grades K-5 will participate in our 3rd and final administration of our  iReadytesting tool.  This will give us an idea of student strengths as well as areas to focus on for the remainder of the school year.     

Many exciting things  have been going on over this past month.   Our PTO sponsored  our first Country Western Night complete with arts and crafts, music, country line dancing, and my favorite, a mashed potato bar! Everyone had a blast!  We also finished up our One Book One Read of Mr. Popper's penguins.  Special thanks to our celebrity guest readers.  In the upcoming weeks we will have a penguin from Mystic Aquarium pay our students a visit.    

Collaborative HOT school artist Dan Hansen ran professional development sessions for all students in grades 3-5.  Student engineers worked together on a STEAM activity to create a tower which had to be able to support the weight of  a stuffed animal.  Our students learned the importance of perseverance and teamwork!

Grade 4 students are making final preparations  and practicing their presentations  for the upcoming Invention Convention which  will be taking place on March 1st and Grade 5 students are finishing up  their Science Fair projects which will be presented on March 10th.

In partnership,


Shawn Simpson,