PTG Highlights: Fall Fundraiser, Fall Fest Raffle, Picture Day, Turkey Trot, PTG Meeting, PAL, New Family Evening, Book Fair, Happening at Alcott

PTG Fall Fundraiser: Get a head start on holiday shopping with our fall fundraiser! The selection combines the best of all fundraising worlds: kitchen, candles, food, gift wrap, home decor, baking, jewelry, games, cleaning, and tech gifts. There is something for everyone to enjoy! Keep an eye out for catalogs coming home in backpacks this week. The fundraiser runs from October 1 - October 14 and you will have the product in time for the holidays.

Fall Fest Specialty Raffle: Do you love coffee? If so, you do not want to miss this! The PTG is announcing a VERY special raffle item for the Alcott Fall Fest! An Alcott family has generously donated a Breadstand Household Machine, a professional café machine simplified for home use, to support the PTG and Children's Programs. The retail value for this item is $2,199.00. Please note that this raffle will be separate from the Basket Raffle. Tickets will be $10 each with no limit to how many you can buy and can be purchased on the Owl, at school dismissal on Tuesday October 15th, and at Fall Fest on Saturday October 19th. The drawing will take place at around 3:45 pm at Fall Fest, but you do NOT need to be present to win this amazing prize! Winners will be contacted by phone or email to claim the prize. Click here to purchase tickets today!

School Picture Day: School Picture Day is Thursday, October 17th (Rain Date October 18th) Coffee Pond Photography will be taking our annual school pictures. Please keep an eye out for order forms coming home in your child's backpack NEXT WEEK.

Wanted: Picture Day Volunteers!! Please join us to help our kids look their best on Picture Day- Thursday, October 17 (Rain date is Oct. 18)!! We are looking for volunteers starting at 8:45am. Any amount of time you can help is much appreciated. An added perk of helping out- seeing your kids take their annual photos!! Please sign up here.

Turkey Trot: It’s back! The Alcott School Turkey Trot is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 9:30-11:45 at the Emerson Track. This event has raised over $112,000 in the past 23 years. Our pledges this year will be helping Open Table and the Concord Recreation Department Scholarship Fund. Please note this is not a PTG fundraiser. 100% of what we raise goes directly to the charities! Please click here for more information. Volunteers are always appreciated! If you are interested in helping with the event, please contact Tim Gaudreau at by Friday, October 25, 2019.

PTG Meeting & Decaf with the Principal: Please join Principal Krakow at 6:30pm on Oct 7 in the Alcott Faculty Room for a (decaf) coffee and conversation. Make it an evening and stay for our October PTG meeting, which begins at 7:30. We have many important activities to discuss along with various ways you can get involved in our school community no matter how much (or little) time you have!

Parent at Lunch (PAL): The next PAL is 10/25. There are still openings for 4th and 5th grades! Sign up to join your child at lunch using the PAL Google document. Please remember, in order to attend PAL, you must have an approved CORI on file with Alcott.

Alcott Fall Fest Volunteers: New slots have been added for both before and during the event- also the raffle sales slots are now only 30 minutes. We need your help to run this important fundraising event, which supports children's programs and Alcott activities all year long. Fall Fest includes a book fair, food, fun, games, crafts, entertainment, and the ever-popular raffle baskets! This year's event is at Alcott on Saturday October 19th from 1-4 pm with set up from 10-noon and clean up from 4-6 pm. Click here to learn more and please consider volunteering at this important event, you can sign up at: 2019 Fall Fest Volunteer Sign Ups

Parent Social - Thank you!: Thanks to all who attended our Parent Social last Friday- it was so great to see everyone come together to socialize and to support our community! If you have questions about how to get involved with the PTG, please contact Elena Sukharsky at

New Family Evening: New or feeling new to Alcott? Missed the New Family Coffee? You are invited to a New Family Evening on Thursday, October 10th from 7:30 to 9:00PM at Trail’s End Cafe. Come meet other new (or newly returning) families, have light appetizers, and ask questions or share tips about Alcott! This event is for adults. To RSVP for this event, please click here.

Alcott Book Fair: Kicking off at Fall Fest on 10/19, the Alcott Book Fair is a great way to create some reading buzz, support Alcott programming and donate books to classrooms. We need volunteers during the classroom visits on Monday October 21st through Wednesday October 23rd. You can sign up at: 2019 Book Fair Classroom Visit Volunteers

Concord Integrated Preschool (CIPS) Openings for 2020-2021: CIPS is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, October 22nd from 6:30-7:30PM at the Ripley Building (120 Meriam Road). Children welcome! CIPS is designed to foster a love of learning through a positive first school experience. We provide the foundation for lifelong learning by encouraging children to become independent, self-confident, and inquisitive learners. Our program provides educationally enriched and stimulating environments, where children learn through play and developmentally appropriate activities. CIPS offers highly trained staff and an exceptionally creative curriculum. Full and half day classes available. Please visit us our website or brand-new Twitter page at Concord Integrated Preschool@ConcordIPS.

Oct 7: Decaf with the Principal & Evening PTG Meeting
Oct 8: METCO Late Bus
Oct 10: New Family Evening
Oct 11: Alcott School Spirit Day (Color Day Theme)
Oct 14: No School - Columbus Day
Oct 16: Fall Fest Event and Raffle Ticket Pre-sale Ends
Oct 16: Parent Meeting in Boston (at the Kroc Center)
Oct 19: Alcott Fall Fest
Oct 19, 21-23: Book Fair
Oct 25: PAL
Oct 29: Turkey Trot
Nov 6: Conferences (No School)
Nov 11: Veteran's Day (No School)
Nov 12: METCO Late Bus