Principal's Message










                                                              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




A message from the Principal

March 2018

Dear Alcott Families,

I hope this note finds you well. It is hard to believe that we are in the month of March! Unfortunately, mother nature did not get the memo that it is almost spring! A lot of exciting things have been going on at Alcott. PTO sponsored an excellent presentation by visual artist, Rob Surette, entitled Amazing Hero Art. This captivating performance taught students that they can do anything they put their minds to and to never give up. During the presentation Rob painted portraits of inspirational people such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa, Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln. Next time you visit Alcott, check out our new 6 x 6 portrait hanging up next to our library. THANK YOU PTO! During the 3 rd week of February K-2 students participated in the Alcott Academic Olympics! Students worked together in cross grade level groups to represent various countries as they moved through 18 centers among 6 different classrooms. Centers covered various areas of learning including Math, Language Arts, STEM, Social Studies, and Art. Students began the week by creating a flag representing their country and using the iPads to gather information regarding their country. Students used digital tools to learn about different Olympic athletes and sports. Students also compared and contrasted multiple Olympic Sports. Other centers required students to build words and sentences and use pictures to identify parts of speech. One center even enabled students to conduct an experiment and record results as they created a liquid Olympic torch in a bottle. All of these activities were designed to encourage our students to become global citizens and realize how nations and communities impact one another. There are many exciting upcoming events at Alcott School. Next week we will start our "Penny Wars" to raise funds for Camp Wildflower in support of my run of the Boston Marathon in April (THANK YOU Student Council!) Next week we will also start to give students clues about our upcoming "One Book One School" initiative. Along the way we will have guest readers, trivia questions, and prizes, as well as visits to our classrooms from many furry friends. The culminating event will be a special presentation to the entire school community in April. Finally, leading up to our exciting PTO sponsored Harlem Wizards game on March 12th at Wolcott high school, John Smith aka "Big J" of the Harlem Wizards, will be visiting  Alcott School on Tuesday, March 6th to get the students excited about the upcoming event!

Thank You for all your continued support!

Shawn Simpson