PTG Highlights: Lost & Found, PTG Thank You Party, Garden Project Fundraiser, PAL, Spirit Wear

The Alcott Lost & Found will be CLEARED OUT and ITEMS WILL BE DONATED THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 12th!  Please retrieve your missing items before then.  The Lost & Found is located in the cafeteria hallway.  If you have any questions, please email

Save the date for the PTG Thank you party on Thursday May 23rd at 6:30pm!

Spring Fundraiser for the Student Garden Project: Please consider ordering pizza dinner from the Flatbread Company on Tuesday, May 7 between 5:00 and 9:00 pm: 213 Burlington Rd, Bedford (781) 275-8200. The Flatbread Company will donate to Alcott Student Garden Project, $3.50 for each large flatbread and $1.75 for each small flatbread sold during the benefit hours. Dine-in and take-out orders will count. Thank you for your support!

Save the dates! May 10th: Ride your bike to school accompanied by safe cycling advocates from the Concord-based Monsters cycling club. Stay-tuned for more details, volunteer requests & routes from your neighborhood.  Use your safe cycling skills at Concord’s first annual bike fest on May 18th

There are still open spots in ALL GRADES for the next Parent at Lunch on April 26th! The office must be able to confirm your CORI status before your spot is approved. The future PAL dates are 5/31 and 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:

Alcott end of year SPIRIT WEAR on sale now online at Alcott store: *Shirts show classroom teacher and student names on the back of the shirt and don't miss this token item.  No extra shirts will be ordered and see this pdf for options and end date April 24, 2019.

An optional Student Information Form for Parents of rising K - 4 is due no later than April 12th: Alcott's form is available for parents to provide input toward their child's placement for the next school year. Grade 5 parents will have an opportunity to complete placement information with the Middle School at a later date. While requests for specific teachers cannot be honored, information from parents regarding student needs will be carefully considered. Preliminary class lists will be developed by Placement Teams, consisting of grade level teachers, Mental Health Team, Language Arts Curriculum Specialist, Math Curriculum Specialist, Reading Specialist, Special Education Teachers, Specialists (Art, Music, PE, Library, and Spanish) and me. This Team's primary responsibility is to create classes that are balanced by gender, academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. Lists are finalized during the summer (to account for move-ins, move-outs, etc.) and you will be able to access the name of your child's teacher in the portal by mid-July.

Concord Carlisle Parent Association Speaker Series. Debby Irving, Author of "Waking Up White", April 24, 2019 7-9pm., CCHS Auditorium. Are you aware of how deeply white privilege harms our culture? Understanding the effects of white privilege and racism on the way we view the world, including its impact within the school community, is one of the most important issues in our country today. Debby Irving, the author of “Waking Up White” will help us explore the roots of our varied perspectives and to dismantle old myths regarding race, identity and culture. Only then can we truly begin the path towards racial healing and compassion. Reviewers have described Debby’s book "Waking up White” as a “brutally honest and unflinching exploration of race and personal identity” and “a must read for anyone exploring issues of racism, power, privilege, and leadership.” Learn how we can collectively wake up and take effective action. Debby Irving’s talk is free to the school community and the public at large. Although walk-ins are welcome, we ask that attendees please pre-register for the program here. At the time of registration, you may also order Debby’s book “Waking Up White” for the highly discounted price of only 10 dollars!  Debby will be available to sign copies of the book at the program. All book orders must be received by April 3rd. 

April 11: Last day to retrieve items from Lost and Found
April 12: School Spirit Day – Crazy Shoe & Slipper Day
April 13: 21 – April Break