Department of Defense Education Activity

I am pleased to welcome you back to another school year! I would like to extend a special welcome to all of the new families joining Alconbury Elementary School (AES) this year and welcome back all of our returning families as well! I am honored to be your principal. Our goal at AES is to work together to provide our students with a rich learning environment in spite of all the limitations created by COVID-19.

Student success is attributed to the partnership and the relationships we build within our community and this is MOST important now more than ever. It truly does take a village and at AES we value teamwork and collaboration! Education is a joint venture and Team AES greatly appreciates the support you provide for your children at home and at school to help them meet their learning goals.

Although this year looks different than any other year, we are dedicated to providing your child(ren) a memorable, interactive, engaging distance and face-to-face learning experiences. In the AES spirit, we pride ourselves on being SMART, KIND, and SAFE. Now more than ever it is so important to safely care for ourselves, one another, and our community.

Although things in our school look a little bit different now, I challenge you to be thinking about ways you can continue to execute AES's  Student Vision:  Be Smart, Be Kind, Be Safe.  Some ideas might include writing a letter to someone special, calling someone just to say 'hello', waving at someone, or decorating a mask with a smile. Team AES will be focusing on all of the positives that we can take from this experience and as the role models in our little dragons' lives it is important that we display a positive attitude towards social distancing and learning each and every day.

While we know this school year will be different than previous ones, it will not damper our dedication to Educate, Engage, and Empower military connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.  Our staff is committed to Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere. Communication between home and school is critical, especially during a time when circumstances can change overnight, so please ensure your information is always up to date in our student database system.

Please join our Parent Teacher Association.  Our PTA is vital and strong, providing valuable support for our school through volunteering, providing classroom and school-wide, extra-curricular activities, and more!

This school year will be a new journey for all of us, but please know that I am committed to keeping all stakeholders healthy and safe while we navigate through these unchartered waters together. I look forward to another great year with you and your child!

Principal Harwell