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BRIGHT FUTURES BEGIN AT ALCOTT SCHOOL

Alcott newsletter log

November 2017

EARLY DISMISSALS CONTINUE

School will continue to be dismissed at 2:30 on Wednesday afternoons.  In November, school will be dismissed at 2:30 on November 1, 8, 15 and 29.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Daylight Savings Time will end at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 5. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Students should report to school on Monday, November 6 on Central Standard Time.

QUIZNOS NIGHT

The Alcott PTO will be hosting Quiznos Night on Tuesday, November 7 from 5:00-8:00 PM.

PTO MEETING

Alcott PTO will meet on November 14 at 7:00 PM.  Parents/guardians of Alcott students are always invited to attend.  Meetings are held in the library upstairs.

HASTINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The Hastings Public Schools school board meeting will be held on November 20. This meeting is held at 7:00 PM at the city council chambers. The public is invited to attend.

THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

Thanksgiving Break will go from November 22-November 26. There will be no school on these dates. School will resume Monday, November 27 at the regular time.

FIELD TRIPS/ACTIVITY DATES

November 7 Quiznos night from 5:00-8:00pm
November 14 The 2nd Grade goes to the Stuhr Museum
November 16 Alcott Literacy Night (Information TBA soon)
November 22-26 No school - Thanksgiving Break

 

 

 

 

HPS BAND & ORCHESTRA

Hastings Public Schools Foundation and Hastings Public Schools Music Department are bringing an incredible Artist In Residence (AIR) experience to our students and community October 23 – 27th, 2017. This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our music students to learn and perform music from Mexico. This will primarily involve 5th grade band and orchestra students.

Sones de Mexico Ensemble (http://sonesdemexico.com) is a 2 time Grammy nominated music ensemble that promotes greater appreciation of Mexican folk and traditional music.

Select groups of students will perform with Sones de Mexico during a FREE evening concert Thursday, October 26th, 2017, 7:00pm, at the Hastings City Auditorium.

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.

Hastings Public Facebook

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..

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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.

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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. If by chance you DID sign up and do NOT receive the email, it's probably because I have it mistyped. Please understand that the omission is not intentional. Please let me know and I can add you.

Report to Parents

Report to Parents

 

School will continue to be dismissed at 2:30 on Wednesday afternoons.  In October, school will be dismissed at 2:30 on October 4, 11, 18, and 25