Alcott Elementary has incorporated a growth mindset in all facets of its learning community. As many places are counting down the days until summer break, Alcott has changed the conversation with one well-placed sign in the foyer of the building. Each day the sign indicates how many days until learners return to Alcott. Staff, students, and parents have talked about the sign and seemingly omitted the typical countdown vernacular. Many parents and students have posed for pictures next to the sign. During the summer months, Alcott encourages everyone to activate their growth mindset and challenge themselves to continue to grow. The staff looks forward to meeting the diverse needs of learners in the 2015-16 academic year.