4/22/22 Friday Update

Good afternoon Alcott School Community,
Another fantastic week here at Alcott.  Bucket Filling is evident, and I commend all of you for “filling our buckets”.  It’s working.  Be sure to continue your bucket filling by sending a note of gratitude to an Alcott staff member.
April is Autism Acceptance MonthAutism is a natural variation of the brain that results in differences in how a person communicates, socializes, and processes sensory input. This month, I encourage you to learn more about autism, and consider how valuable and important the autistic brain can be in creating a community of diverse, creative thinkers, as well as how we can show others empathy and acceptance despite their differences. For more information about autism, please click the link below for a brief overview of what autism is from the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN). https://autisticadvocacy.org/about-asan/about-autism/
SGT:  Site Governance Team:  parent nominations: Alcott is seeking parent nominations for our SGT, and I am looking forward to your participation.  The Site Governance Team is a shared decision-making body, required at each school by the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education.  The teams meet to discuss and make decisions about issues affecting our school and our children with a specific focus on our academic program.  The team includes parents, teachers, classified staff, and principal.  Our Alcott team currently is comprised of the following:
  • 1 Principal:  Mr. Lewis
  • 4 SDEA Union Members (certificated staff), including SDEA Union Representative
  • 1 Classified Staff Representative
  • 3-4 Parent Representatives
A google form will be sent on Monday asking for nominations.  Once we have our nominations and if we have more than 4 interested parents/guardians, an election will take place.  Please stay involved in our decision-making process here at Alcott.  Our vision is possible, but we need your involvement.
As we prepare for our upcoming Open House on May 19th from 5:00-6:30, I encourage our families to bring a neighbor or friend who is interested in joining our Alcott Family.  Enrollment is open and spots are available.  Spread the word about our amazing program, staff, and culture.  
Pizza w/ the Principal will feature leaders and scholars from Ms. Payton, Ms. Beane, Ms. Bennett.
Are you or someone you know interested in working at Alcott?  Job opportunities at Alcott:  are you interested in joining our Amazing Team?  We have paid positions available and providing jobs for our families is a goal of mine.  Be part of this movement!
This week’s Feeling Word of the Week (FWOW) is OPTIMISTIC. Be sure to check out our new Whiteboard that will display the FWOW and have a new message for our school community.  This whiteboard will be out near the crosswalk each morning and at dismissal.  Be sure to engage your children weekly with our FWOW.
Enjoy your weekend. 
Be Kind, Be a Bucket Filler!  UBUNTU
Principal Lewis
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