Sunday Scoop 10-27-19

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Andover’s Got Talent!
Audrey, Abby, Finn, Rebecca and Alejandro had the opportunity to perform with RHAM High School’s musicians at the RHAM Band Concert on Thursday evening. The quality of the musical performance was impressive! Special thanks to Nick Kokus, RHAM’s band director and Sooran Sim, Andover’s music teacher. Stay tuned for more information about Andover’s Winter Concert scheduled to take place in January 2020.
Our annual Harvest Festival Parade is scheduled for Thursday October 31st at 2:00 PM
for grades K-6. Pre K students will follow a different schedule of events on this day. The Pre-
K schedule has been sent to all Pre K families. Students will have the opportunity to dress in
costume and join a school-wide parade. Any students who are not interested in participating will
be provided with alternative activities by our Special Area teachers. Students may not wear
masks and they must put their costumes on over their clothing. All parent visitors will be
required to sign in and wear a visitor badge if they plan to visit the classrooms after the
parade. Parent entry and sign-in will take place in the cafeteria.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be taking place on Thursday and Friday November 7 and 8.
Students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM on both days. If you have not set up a conference yet,
please call the office to reserve your time at 860-742-7339.

AES will be honoring all Veterans with a Veteran’s Day Assembly on Friday November 8th
from 9:00 until 10:00 AM. All local Veterans are invited to this assembly to be recognized. An
invitation will be sent home with students this week.

From the AES Student Council

Happy Sunday! This is your 2019-2020 student council reporting to you about an update of what we are doing so far. This year's officers are Abby Nalette as president, Zoe Jacques as vice president, Alejandro Chalfant as treasurer, and Audrey Eckert as secretary.
The first thing that student council has been doing is putting together a harvest day costume contest. There will not be a first, second, and third place winner. We will have many categories so lots of kids will win because we are doing it for fun. We encourage your kids to join.
The next big thing we have been working on is Unity Day. Unity Day is a day we are going to celebrate this year. The day is mainly about anti bullying, and we will be celebrating it on November 22. We will be doing lots of fun activities on the day and will be updating families on when to come to the Unity Day assembly.
The last thing we are working on is redoing the garden towers. These are electric towers you keep inside and plant veggies in. We will be cleaning them out and replanting vegetables in them. The produce we get will then go to our cafeteria and will be used in our salads. That is all we have been doing to get started this year, but we are going to be doing a lot more projects in the future.

Submitted by: Zoe J.

What’s Happening in Art?

In pre-school, students read the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. Then, students made painted prints of real leaves and collaged them together with acorns and sticks to make a “leaf man.” Pre-school students have also been reading the book The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall and making apple print paintings. Slices of apple are painted and then pressed on paper to make a print or a copy of the apple.

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Kindergarten students read the book Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall and used fall leaves to create leaf rubbings with crayons in warm colors. These were then painted on with cool colored watercolors. Kindergarteners also created leaves using warm colored tissue paper and oil pastels. Students are currently working on small clay pinch pots inspired by the work of artist Maria Martinez.

leaf paintingleaf art cut outclay pot project

In first grade, students created color wheels in the shape of a turtle using crayons and watercolor paint. Next, students learned about lines and patterns by watching Eric Carle’s The Very Busy Spider and created a spider web and spider using markers and cut papers. The web’s primary colors of red, blue, and yellow were inspired by the work of the artist Piet Mondrian.

turtle color wheeldrawing with a spider

Second graders explored warm and cool colors. They created drawings with a warm color sun and a cool color moon using markers and crayons. Students are now working on tissue paper rose windows. These are inspired by the stained glass windows of Notre Dame Cathedral in France. They are using warm or cool colors and symmetrical patterns.

sun and moon drawingwindow cut out art

In third grade, students are working on paper and paper towel tube Totem Poles inspired by the Northwest Coastal Indians. Students learned about animal and color symbolism.

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Fourth graders finished their self-portraits using foreshortening and are now learning about the jungle paintings of a French artist named Henri Rousseau. Students will be creating their own watercolor jungle paintings using five or more animals, a foreground, middle-ground and background.

student self portrait

In fifth grade, students are working on posters for fire safety and fire prevention week.

fire prevention posterstudents drawing

Sixth graders have been working on ceramic tiles for the cafeteria that symbolize themselves or AES using clay and ceramic tools. Sixth graders are also learning about contour lines based on the portraits of the artist Pablo Picasso and are drawing their own contour line self-portraits.

ceramic art project

Silver Sneaker Award

The two students who are receiving the awards for this week are Hilary in Mrs. Paquette’s class and Kylie in Mrs. Bech’s class.

Mrs. Paquette and Mr. Moynihan are very happy to nominate Hilary for the Silver Sneaker this week. She always follows directions, helps others, is friendly and kind and tries her best academically. Her behavior is positive even when things become difficult for her. She is sweet, kind and considerate! Hilary is a good role model for other students and she can always be counted on to do whatever she is asked to do.

Mrs. Bech and Mr. Moynihan are thrilled to announce Kylie as one of the Silver Sneaker Recipients for this week. Kylie is a caring student who helps her classmates and her teacher. She cares about her classwork and homework assignments by striving to do her best. Kylie always participates in lessons and asks excellent questions. She really cares about her education. In addition, Kylie does random acts of kindness such as helping students by noticing lost items and handing them in to her teacher to then find the correct owner. She also helps correct other students' work when they are out of the classroom or school. Way to go Kylie!!!!

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From the AES PTA:

Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, November 5 at 7 in the school library.


Come visit us next week at our
Annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair!
Wednesday 11/6 - Friday 11/8 in the school library. Open until 8:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday. Open until 6:00 PM on Friday.

Reminders from the Office...

Our annual Harvest Festival Parade for grades K-6 will take place on Thursday October 31st at 2:00 PM. Classroom celebrations to follow. Enter through the cafeteria doors for visitor badge.

School Picture Make-Up day is November 6th. School Picture Scholarship Packages are still available. Please contact your child’s teacher or Mr. Briody to request a scholarship.

Our Veteran’s Day Assembly will be Friday November 8th at 9:00 AM. Detailed information is attached to this week’s memo. Parent Teacher Conferences are November 7 and 8. Students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM. Please call the office to schedule a conference time.

Unity Day is Friday November 22, 2019. Stay tuned for more information.

Intergenerational Day will take place on Wednesday November 27th. Mark your calendars!

November lunch menus are posted on the website. If you would like a paper copy, please contact the office by calling 860-742-7339 or sending an email to

The Engineering Ambassadors at UConn would like to extend an invitation to STEM Hallows.

Come join us to meet the great scientists and engineers of the past, dress up for the costume contest, enjoy candy and much more! This event is free to all and is open to students of all ages!

Our goal is to educate children about male and female scientists and engineers of the past, while dressing up as them! Kids will participate in awesome experiments and demonstrations that embody the scientists' work. Along with the educational purpose, we will have candy, music, and other fun aspects!

This event will take place Monday, October 28th from 7:30PM to 8:30 PM, in the Biology Physics Building (BPB) at the University of Connecticut (91 N Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269).

Free tickets are still available for families to visit the Connecticut Science Center or Lutz Museum. There is a limited quantity and they will be distributed on a first come first served basis. If you are interested, please send an email to Rosemary crandall at or give her a call at 860-742-7339 and let her know how many tickets you would like for your family. Enjoy!

We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!