At Alcott, we pride ourselves in our diversity and rich cultural backgrounds. We also C.A.R.E. for each other. Alcott C.A.R.E.s (Cooperation, Action, Respect, Effort) is engrained in all of us, not just the kids and not just at school.
Looking out for each other is part of that.
Orca Community Connectors is an effort by the PTSA and school to connect families and help each other. We can help with:
- navigating language barriers
- new to school
- new to LWSD, WA, USA
- and more
If you want to be connected with a family, let us know. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or our school counselor, Andrea Jones (email@example.com).
Do you want to help. Let us know by filling out this survey.
☐ 4th & 5th Grade Speed Stacking Club begins January 31st.
Alcott Speed Stack Club is an exciting club where students learn and develop competitive speed stacking skills.
Who: 4th and 5th grade students
When: Tuesday mornings, 8:20 am - 9:05 am from January 31st - March 28th
Where: Alcott gym
Club is free for students. Advanced registration is required.
☐ Math Is Cool Competition Registration Deadline Tuesday, January 31st
Alcott Elementary will be participating in the Math is Cool Competitions this year. Though there is an option for in-person competition, we will be opting for online this year. For more information, visit the link below.
5th Grade Competitions: March 15th, 2023
4th Grade Competitions: March 29th, 2023
Math is Cool is a team event consisting of a team of 4 students. Each school can have a maximum of 10 teams per grade level. Space is limited.
☐ Make Frittata Egg Muffins with Friends on February 28th
Our next free kid's virtual cooking class is Tuesday, February 28th at 5:30pm. Join Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Monika Jacobson from Eat Move Thrive - Spokane, and other Alcott students for a cook-along class over Zoom. This time we will be making Frittata Egg Muffins. Register below for the recipe and Zoom link.
We will be offering classes monthly and each class will be focused on healthy meals or snacks that kids can make on their own at home or with a little assistance.
☐ Reflection Finalists from Alcott!
Congratulations 🎉 to the following students for moving onto the state level of the Reflections art program!
Sophie C., Visual Arts Primary division
Maria S., Visual Arts Intermediate division
☐ January General Membership Meeting Recap
Thank you to all the members and community members who were able to attend our General Membership Meeting last night (Thursday 1/19). We approved funding to support classroom calming corners, voted in a nomination committee, and learned about some of the exciting programming we have coming up this spring.
A huge thank you to Elizabeth A, Nina W. and Surabhi T. for volunteering to serve on the Nomination Committee this year!
We are looking for one more PTSA member to serve on our Financial Review Committee. This three person committee reviews PTSA finances and records to make sure everything is in order. No experience necessary, there is a very comprehensive and easy to follow check list to guide you. Requires only about 3 hours two times a year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd be willing to help out.
We look forward to seeing you at our next General Meeting this spring. Members have a voice and a vote at the meetings. Join today!
☐ Parent Chat with Mr. Hedin
Please join us on Friday, March 17th at noon, as we host Mr. Hedin for a principal/parent video chat on Microsoft Teams.
Bring your questions or just drop in to say hello. If you are not able to attend, feel free to submit any questions via this form.
We’ll plan to record the session so you can re-watch as desired.
☐ Yearbooks - A Lifetime Memory
What is a Yearbook?
A yearbook is a school year in pictures. In addition to the official school photo of your child and their class, we collect photos throughout the school year from families, teachers/staff and our Alcott PTSA yearbook team. Our volunteer Yearbook Lead uses all these photos to create a memory book of the school year. Yearbooks are sent to print toward the end of April and are distributed to students who have purchased a yearbook in June.
Additionally, the yearbook supplier we use provides families the option of creating two free personalized pages, so you can be sure to have your child and their friends featured in their yearbook. This option is only available until April.
☐ Helpful School Links:
2022-23 School Supply List : School supply lists are by grade level.
Skyward Family/Student Access : Find your student's teachers, testing results and grades, and update/verify student information on Skyward. New to Skyward? Learn how to get access here.
Alcott Elementary Website : Staff contact lists, school hours and general school information
Become a LWSD District Approved Volunteer : Want to help out in the classroom, on a field trip or for a school event? You need to be an approved district volunteer.
Alcott Student & Family Handbook: Attendance information and policies, health and safety information, busing policies/procedures, drop off and pick up times, lost and found info, and more!
Daily Schedule: School start times, lunch and recess times.
Parent Square: New this year! Communication to families from school and teachers will be posted to Parent Square. Learn more here.
Get information in our new Mobile App, available for free in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.
Search for Membership Toolkit.