PTG Highlights: Welcome back, Library Help, STEAM Lab Open House, Alcott Open House, B2SN, PAL, SEPAC, Community Events, Happening at Alcott

Welcome back!! We’re looking forward to another great year at Alcott with our wonderful staff, teachers and volunteers!! Our Parent Teacher Group is made up of parents/guardians who volunteer their efforts in order to provide enrichment to our students such as Children’s Programming, Math Night and Before/After School Workshops, just to name a few. We hope you’ll join us in volunteering and help provide our kids with fun and new experiences!! Our first meeting is Wednesday, September 4 at 9:30am in the Faculty Lounge. We hope to see you there!!

Library Volunteers Needed: The Alcott School Library Media Center relies on a network of parent volunteers. Under the guidance of Library Volunteer Coordinators, volunteers are recruited and trained at the start of each school year, and a volunteer schedule is created to cover all classes for that school year. Volunteer tasks include: circulation of material, shelving and shelf reading, assisting students with book selection, and housekeeping. Volunteers are asked to commit to a biweekly or weekly schedule. Openings remain in the following classes: Luby, Peduzzi, Martin, Wilson, Gleason, McMahon, Woodman, LoRusso, Hardiman, McSweeney, Sexauer, Besserer, Forseter, Delaney. If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE.

STEAM Innovation Lab: Come join Grand Opening and Open House of STEAM Innovation Lab at Ripley Building, 120 Meriam Road, Concord on Monday, August 26, 1 - 3pm and Tuesday, August 27, 1-3pm. For more information please see this poster

Open House/ Meet the Teacher: You and your child are invited to attend an Open House on August 27 from 8:30am to 9:30am. This is a great opportunity to visit the classroom and meet your child’s new teacher!  

Back to School Night: Mark your calendars!! Back to School Night is Tuesday, Sept. 10

  • Grades 4 and 5 from 6:30 - 7:00pm

  • Grades 2 and 3 from 7:00 - 7:30pm

  • Grades K and 1 from 7:30 - 8:00pm

Come visit the PTG to say hello, pay your dues, ask any questions and to volunteer!!

The Parent at Lunch Program: Each month parents have the opportunity to join their child (or children) at lunch! The first Parent at Lunch for this school year is Friday September 27th. The sign up for the lunch is via the Google documents link here. The program is limited to 8 spots per grade and the office must be able to verify your CORI status for you to attend. The name you sign up with on the Google Doc should match the name on your license EXACTLY. In order to attend PAL, you must have an approved CORI on file with Alcott. CORI’s are valid for 3 years and each organization/school is required to have their own CORI. When you complete the CORI form, the school must also view a photo ID such as a driver’s license. Back to School night is a good opportunity to complete the form. Once a grade is full, we use a wait list for the next month. Names on the wait list have priority for the next month’s lunch. For more information, please click here.

Get to know the SEPAC: It is a volunteer parent advisory council that advises the school committees and administration on matters pertaining to the education and safety of children with disabilities. In addition, through social events, and informative presentations we support, connect, and educate parents, caregivers and the community about special education. We are here to support you throughout you and your child’s educational journey in our schools. For more information, please see this letter.

Concord Community Events: Please see the Community Events page for updates on sports, music and theater registration dates, seminars, and more events throughout town. Don’t miss out on the dates you need to know!


Aug 23: Alcott Garden Work Day with the Garden Committee
Aug 27: Open House/Meet the Teacher
Aug 28: First Day of School
Aug 30: No School
Sep 2: No School - Labor Day
Sep 4: First PTG Meeting
Sep 6: New Family Coffee
Sep 10: Back To School Night
Oct 7: Evening PTG Meeting