Sunday Scoop 3/28/2021

Spring has Sprung!

Spring was in the air this week at AES as temperatures climbed through the 60’s and into the 70’s. It was perfect weather for outdoor learning, lunches and recess. We know that Mother Nature can be unpredictable this time of year, but we all truly appreciated this little hint of things to come. Pictured above and below are fifth grade students learning geometry on the sidewalk.

Kids playing with chalk collage

Second trimester progress reports went home on Friday March 26 via email. All families have the opportunity to schedule a conference with classroom, special education or special area teachers to discuss student progress. Please contact teachers directly via email or phone to schedule your 10-15 minute Zoom conference. If you would like to receive a paper copy of your child’s progress report, please contact Rosemary Crandall at crandallr@andoverelementaryct.org.

You’ve Been Caught!

Children reading books

Madelyn and Lily were caught reading during the 20 book challenge. Way to go!!

Andover’s Read Across America Challenge is underway! Andover students have been challenged to read 20 books each in a variety of genres between March and June and encourage their classmates to earn whole class rewards and help AES meet the school reading goal of 3,000 books before June 1st. Each week, students will be featured in the Sunday Scoop and recognized on our website as part of the challenge.

The Annual PTA AES Talent show is coming soon! This year’s show will be shared as a link to watch at your convenience. More info to come in the future. Stay tuned!

We are looking for a variety of acts which may include: singing, dancing, magic, playing an instrument, ventriloquists, skits, comedy, poetry, recitation, juggling, hula-hooping or any other special talent your child may have! Get your siblings, parents, grandparents or whomever is around involved.

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Program Cover Contest:

Each year the PTA holds a program cover contest for the talent show. If you are a 5th or 6th grader and would like to submit your artwork for the contest, please take a photo of the artwork and email to Paula King at: p_fontana@hotmail.com by April 9th. Be sure to include in your artwork Fireball, our school mascot.

Student Art Galleries and Spring Gift Giving Ideas

In grades K-6 photos will be taken of different art projects throughout the year and uploaded to your child’s art gallery on the website Artsonia. You will get a notification every time work is published. Parents and family members can view the art online, leave comments, and order keepsakes featuring the art such as: masks, t-shirts, magnets and mugs through Artsonia’s gift shop. The school will receive a portion of the proceeds from any keepsakes ordered. These could make some great personalized gifts for upcoming holidays. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations will be here soon!

Permission slips for you to access your child’s Artsonia gallery using a screen name and a parent code have been sent home. You can set your gallery for private or public viewing. We hope that you will join and enjoy viewing your child’s art. Distance learners can also submit work by emailing photos to Mrs. Waine.

If you still need your login information please contact Jessica Waine at wainej@andoverelementaryct.org.

Artsonio

Artsonia help line: 800-869-9974 or info@artsonia.com

Notes From the PTA...

PTA Talk with Mr. Moynihan

Coming Soon...

Keep your eyes out for our next PTA Talk with Mrs. Zito!!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for all of your support with our PTA fundraisers! All proceeds are going towards our programs and our BIG GOALof raising money for the Outdoor Learning Experience.

COMING UP:

Spring Craft Fair- Saturday, May 15, 2021 at AES. If you are interested in being a crafter, please email Jessica Rickert at jessmarie.rickert@gmail.com or check out the flyer in the Scoop Attachments.

DON’T FORGET....

Here are some of the ways you can continually help support the PTA all year round:

SCRIP Gift Card Fundraiser is still in full Swing!

Use school code: 47F822L655L32 OR Download the App. RaiseRight for direct ship options (Fees apply)

SHOP AMAZONSMILE -

When you Select Ptsa Connecticut Inc Andover PTA, A donation is made to the Andover PTA!

Don’t know how? Go to our Facebook page for instructions or email us at Andoverelempta@gmail.com.

BoxTops - Send your Boxtops into school NOW & Download the app today!!!

Link up your Stop & Shop and ShopRite store card to Andover Elementary School

Stop & Shop Rewards

ShopRite Rewards

Please follow us on Facebook to check out other ways you can help support the PTA and all things happening!

Get involved!

MEMBERSHIP IS FREE THIS YEAR! Please take a moment and fill out the form and send it back to us.

Andover PTA Membership Form 20-21.pdf PTA

Welcome Information 2020-21.pdf

Contact Us at Andoverelempta@gmail.com

AHM launched a new program called Health Matters. Health Matters is a mind and body wellness program developed by AHM’s Leadership, Mental Health and Prevention Teams; funded by a Grant from the Cigna Foundation.

Activities include Yoga Flow for All, Chair Yoga, Introduction to Tai Chi (Meditative Movement), Storytime Yoga, Zentangle Drawing, and Zumba Fitness®. Three workshops are planned: Love Your Face Therapy (LYFT) Workshop and two Mindfulness & Meditation Workshops; one for yourself and one for the entire family to participate in together. To learn more or to register, visit: https://ahmyouth.org/programs-services/health-matters/

Great News!!! The Online Ordering portal is now open for preorders of the 2020-2021 School Yearbook. It couldn’t be easier to order this year through the Coffee Pond website. Please see below and kindly place all orders before May 1st, 2021.

From AES Food Services:

As you know, breakfast and lunch is being provided at no cost to all AES students this year through a federal grant. We do not expect this grant to continue into next year, and we are encouraging all families who think they might qualify for free or reduced lunch to complete and submit the required paperwork in order to be registered for next year. You can find the necessary forms and information at Andover Public Elementary Food Services.

Each morning, the AES Morning Announcements will be available via Zoom at 8:45 AM. Distance Learners can tune in each morning.

Reminders from the Office

Sunday Scoop Attachments

Attachments include:

American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge

March Visiting Authors

AES Yearbook Ordering Form

Andover Lake Association Fundraiser

HAMR Softball Registration Flyer

Soccer Registration Flyer

Mayo Clinic Debunks COVID Vaccine Myths

Windham Tolland 4H Summer Camp Flyer

This month’s lunch menus

Wednesday March 31 will be a full day. Thursday April 1 will be a remote learning day until 1 PM followed by parent teacher conferences.

AES will be closed Friday April 2 for Good Friday.

All students are now eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch every day from now until June 30, 2021. The USDA approved the funding for children aged 18 and under. Families may opt for a once a week pick up on Wednesdays from 11:30 – 12:30 at the front of the Capt. Nathan Hale School in Coventry. These meals are ordered every two weeks and come frozen, ready to heat at home. Coventry Food Services link to breakfast and lunch

Any AES family who needs assistance with internet connectivity, please contact John Briody at 860-742-7339. We have wifi “Hotspots” available.

PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING AN ABSENCE

Please be sure to notify the school if your child/children are going to be absent from school for any reason. This includes our students who are currently Distance Learners.

Please report the absence by notifying the school one of the following ways:

1. Call our Attendance Line at (860) 742-7339, Extension 303 or

2. Email: Crandallr@andoverelementaryct.org

We request that you please do not report your child's absence through the Remind App. Thank you very much.