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February 2016
 
KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT AND ORIENTATION
If you or someone you know has a potential Kindergarten student for the 2016-2017 school year, open enrollment will occur throughout February.  It is important to note that there has been a change in the age requirements for students entering kindergarten that began with the 2012-2013 school year based on the passing of LB1006.  Students must have reached the age of five years old on or before July 31.
 
Alcott will have a Kindergarten Orientation on March 1 from 6:30-7:30.  That evening, we will provide students and families information about Kindergarten, as well as the skills Kindergarten students need to know prior to the beginning of the school year.  More information will be sent out later in the month.
 
WELLNESS DAY
Wellness Day is scheduled for all students during the morning of Thursday, February 4.  Topics include nutrition, aerobics, stranger danger, hand-washing, and a variety of others.  Students should dress in comfortable clothing and shoes that allow them to participate in physical activities.
 
NO SCHOOL
There will be no school on February 5 (Friday) and 8 (Monday) due to a Late Winter Break.  Please plan accordingly.  School will resume Feb. 9 at the regular time.
 
ALCOTT AMIGOS NIGHT/PTO MEETING
The Alcott PTO will be sponsoring Amigos Night on Feb. 9 from 5:00-8:00 PM.  The Alcott PTO will also meet that evening at Amigos at 7:00 PM.  All parents having children attending Alcott Elementary are members of the PTO and are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting.
 
VALENTINE’S PARTIES
Valentine’s parties will be held at Alcott School on Friday, February 12.  The PTO will provide treats for all students.  Parties will begin at 2:45, and teachers will be sending out additional information as needed.
 
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for February 16 and 18 from 4:00–8:00 PM.  Notices of appointment times will be sent out to parents.  If you do not receive a notice, please contact your child’s teacher. 
 
These conferences are an opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s school progress with the teacher.  Teachers will be giving parents information regarding reading and math growth made by students so far this year.
 
BOOK FAIR
The Alcott PTO will be sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair during the Parent-Teacher Conferences on February 16 from 4:00-8:00 PM.  It will continue on February 17 from 7:30-8:00 AM.

CANNED FOOD COLLECTION
Thank you to everyone who attended the Buddy Bingo activity in January, and especially those who contributed food items.  The food was delivered to the Food Pantry, and is appreciated by those using that service.  A total of 3 boxes of food were collected.
 
MANNERS MATTER NEWS
We will continue the Atta-way drawings throughout the month with prizes awarded for positive behavior.  Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.
 
 
FIELD TRIPS/ACTIVITY DATES
-2/9
-2/10
-2/12
-2/17
-2/18
-2/24
-2/26
-2/29



 
Elementary Quiz Bowl
2:30 dismissal
FPS
Dally's 7:00 PM

Adams County Spelling Bee for students who qualified
2:30 dismissal
Dr. Seuss Day
3rd grade Regional Writing



 

MAY BAND/ORCHESTRA CONCERT
The 5th Grade Band and 2nd year Orchestra students will perform a Concert
on Tuesday, May 3rd, beginning at 7:00pm in the High School Auditorium.
The Concert is FREE and everyone is encouraged to come and support our
Band and Orchestra students as we showcase their talents on this special
evening.  More information will be sent home with the Band and Orchestra
students in March with information on how to dress and where to be.


SOCIAL MEDIA
 
This year, you are able to follow Alcott Elementary on the Hastings Public Schools Facebook page.  This can provide you the opportunity to find out what is taking place at Alcott and the other building throughout the district.

 

You can also follow Alcott on its own Twitter page. If you have a Twitter account, you can follow us at @AlcottHPS. When using the Twitter search tool, you’ll be able to see a picture of our building. This is a protected Twitter account. As such, you can request to follow Alcott. I usually check for notifications a couple of times a week. This is used to share general information, celebrating student success, PBiS information (Manners Matter), etc…


 
 
In the future, Alcott will also have a YouTube channel.  We will use this to share what activities are taking place in the school such as school improvement, PBiS (Manners Matter), and celebrating success.

Finally, if you would like to receive weekly updates and the monthly newsletter via email, please visit with me in the school office.  During Open House, I did have a sign-up sheet for parents’ email addresses.  I will begin sending these out in the very near future.  If by chance you DID sign up and do NOT receive the email, it’s probably because I have it mis-typed.  Please understand that the omission is not intentional.  Please let me know and I can add you.
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