PTG Highlights: PAL, PTG Volunteers Needed, Staff Luncheon, Understanding ADHD & Dyslexia

PAL is today: Sign in at the office and grab a visitor pass when you arrive and then meet your child in the cafeteria. For more information please click here. The future PAL dates are 2/15, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/7. Please add your name to the waitlist if your grade is full. Also please remember that you cannot give your spot to another family member as individual CORIs must be approved per person. The sign up list is on this Google doc link

The PTG needs YOU! We have a number of positions open and many programs that will be unable to run without volunteers! Please contact OR for more information! We really appreciate your support! Cheri Driscoll and Jane Baldini, PTG Co – Presidents

2019 Winter Staff Appreciation Luncheon: Please sign up here. The bi-annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon is Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 12:30 pm in the Alcott School cafeteria. Please help out by contributing a food item whether it be a salad, entrée, or dessert (you CAN use nuts). Teacher favorites and other meal suggestions have been made on the signup sheet, but by no means are you limited to those items. We know people are very busy, so please consider making a FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION if you don't have time to make/bring a food item for the luncheon. Just drop off the contribution in the Staff Appreciation box in the teachers’ mailbox room to the right of the office or send in an envelope to school with your child marked "Teacher Appreciation Luncheon."  Make checks payable to Alcott PTG. We would like to have contributions by Tuesday, January 22, 2019. If you miss the deadline, not to worry, we will not turn away donations received after that date. Please consider volunteering to help with CLEANUP after the luncheon. Children are welcome to join you. We are always short volunteers, so if we can get several volunteers it will go quickly. You may drop off your food items in the cafeteria after 9 a.m. and before 12:00 p.m. on the day of the luncheon, Tuesday, January 29, 2019. We do not have use of ovens, so any food that needs to be served warm should be dropped off closer to 12:00 p.m. in cafeteria. Please help us show our beloved Alcott Staff how much we appreciate them and all they do! If you have further questions, please email at Thank you! Jennifer Soillis & Angela Lipson - The Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs

ADHD AND DYSLEXIA: UNDERSTANDING, IDENTIFYING, AND SUPPORTING YOUR CHILDREN WHEN THEY HAVE EITHER OR BOTH. Hosted by the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Special Education Parent Advisory Council. Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD and/or dyslexia? Do you think your child may have both?Would you like the opportunity to ask questions of an expert? If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, please join us for a presentation and Q&A session with Dr. Roberto Olivardia PhD who is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In his private practice, Dr. Olivardia specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and issues that face students with dyslexia. Dr Olivardia is an active member of Decoding Dyslexia-Massachusetts. When: Thursday, February 7th from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Where:  Conference Room 4, Ripley Building, Meriam Road. For planning purposes, please RSVP via Eventbrite at our website.

Jan 25: Parents at Lunch
Jan 29: PTG Sponsored Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Feb 1: Students Progress Reports Published in the Aspen Portal
Feb 12: METCO Late Bus
Feb 13: PTG Meeting
Feb 15: School Spirit Day – Favorite Sports Team Apparel
Feb 16 – 24: February Break