Principal's Message



A message from the Principal:






                                                              ALCOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

                                                 2013-2014 CT'S Outstanding School of the Year

                                                  School of Distinction ~ 2012-2013, 2013-2014  




Mr. Shawn Simpson                                                                                                        Mrs. BethSickles

Principal                                                                                                                               HeadTeacher                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                   Arts Are Academic



October, 1 2017      

Dear Alcott Family and Friends,

It is hard to believe, but autumn is here.  Leaves are turning colors, and aside from a few very hot days recently, there is a chill in the air. Time is certainly flying by and students are well into their school routines, working hard. 

Speaking of fall, we held our annual Fall Festival on Friday, September 29th.  It was a great event with bounce houses, hay rides, arts and crafts, dancing, and donut eating contests! Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make the event a success!   Also on Friday, September 29th, we celebrated our student's accomplishment of 100% participation in Governor's Summer Reading Challenge for the 6th year in a row!  Because of this great accomplishment, every student in the school (and staff member) was able to duct tape me to the wall.  We are proud of this accomplishment and are happy that our students are "Stuck on Reading!"

I would also like to remind everyone that we have the honor of being a CT H.O.T. network school. H.O.T school stands for a Higher Order Thinking school, where we build higher order thinking skills through strong integration of arts and democratic practice. Alcott is a vibrant school community where the arts are visible, vital and valued. At Alcott students have a voice, a choice, and responsibility to foster curious, confident, creative learners and leaders. Our student artists have already been hard at work. The next time you visit Alcott, please take a look at our rock riverbed which students recently refurbished (near the pre-k entrance).

As Always, I look forward to working together in order to provide the students of Alcott the best possible opportunities for success.  

In Partnership,

Shawn Simpson, Principal