A message from the Principal
A Connecticut Outstanding Elementary School
A State of Ct. School of
Mr. Shawn Simpson
Mrs. Beth Sickles
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
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
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