Sunday Scoop 11-25-18

Intergenerational Day

Happy Intergenerational Day!

Happy Thanksgiving! On Wednesday, November 21, we were joined by many of our families to celebrate Intergenerational Day. Parents, grandparents, friends and siblings were able to tour their child’s classroom and participate in a wide variety of activities. Whether it be trying pumpkin pie, listening to a play, writing poems, or playing games, everyone had a wonderful time. We would like to thank everyone for making this day so special for our students. What a wonderful turnout! There were cars lining the street as our parking lots were overflowing with guests. Thank you to the PTA who provided delicious breakfast goodies for all our guests. Be sure to check out the pictures at the end of the Scoop!

arts an craftsstudents with grandparentsreading poems

From the Cafeteria

The Andover School Food Service offers an online service that will allow you to monitor your children’s meal time purchases. Visit  to track what your child has been eating for the past 30 days, make deposits directly into their meal accounts through ACH payments, and have an email reminder sent to you when an account balance gets low. Each child’s account will be updated nightly so that account balance information and payments will be current as of the following day.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Beth Pratt, Director of Food Services at 860-742-4535 or

From the Early Learning Center: Preschool Openings!

There are still a few preschool openings at Andover Elementary School's Early Learning Center for the 2018-19 school year. Andover's preschool program is full-day. Before and after-school care is available.

Children who will be age 3 on or before Dec. 31 are eligible to attend. AELC is currently looking for families who meet School Readiness Criteria and who qualify for reduced tuition payments. Families do not need to be Andover residents to be considered.

Contact the school office at 860-742-7339 for more information or to obtain a registration packet, or download one at: 

From the AES PTA

Hello Andover Elementary School Families!
The fall is flying by almost as fast as the leaves are falling! We have many exciting events and activities taking place.

Be sure to keep a lookout for the flyer and order form for our SCRIP GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER- an easy way to help our school earn money while purchasing gift cards for places you already shop at or give as gifts during the holiday season! Get started with the attached electronic flyer and order form!

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, December 8, 2018, is our annual Holiday Breakfast from 8-11am. Families can meet Santa from 8-9, shop the holiday shop, and make some holiday crafts. Flyers will be sent home soon.

Finally, the PTA would like to wish all our AES families a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving weekend!

From the COOL Program:

Andover Recreation Commission, ALPOA (Andover Lake), and COOL (the after-school program at AES), are working together to build a summer camp program for children in Andover. Although the program is just in the idea stage, thoughts include; time at the lake (including swim lessons), hiking, gardening, sports, arts and crafts, science exploration, games, nature exploration, etc. We are looking to see what the interest in such a program would be.  There is a survey for families attached:  Andover Summer Camp Survey

Reminders from the Office...

The Winter Concert will take place on Tuesday December 18th at 7:00 PM. It promises to be a special night of music featuring our two bands and two choruses. Please mark your calendars!

The AES PTA Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Shopping Fair will take place on Saturday December 8th from 8:00 until 11:00 AM in the cafeteria and Art Room.

Our annual Stuff the Cruiser and Stuff a Bus will both take place on Wednesday December 12, 2018. We will be sending home flyers to describe each of these giving opportunities.

Our next spirit day will be Pajama Day on December 14 to benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Stay tuned for more details!

Fall temperatures have arrived. Please make sure that your son or daughter has a warmer jacket or sweatshirt for outdoor recess.

Each week we will be sending the Sunday Scoop to all families and staff describing the previous week’s activities and providing you with a preview of upcoming events here at AES. You will also find attachments and inserts related to school and community events. If you would like to add or subtract an email address, Please call or email Rosemary Crandall at 860-742-7339 or send an email to: Rosemary Crandall Email.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!


Here are some pictures from Intergenerational Day: