Sunday Scoop 5/2/2021

We’re Back!

AES students returned to school on Monday for the final eight weeks of school before summer vacation. By the time you receive this, it will be 7 weeks (34 school days)... We are busy planning Field Day for June 11, Dare Graduation for 6th grade on May 19 and several in-school field trips and activities to end the year on a positive note. You may have already heard about the PTA Talent Show that premiered on Thursday evening, but just in case, here is the link for your viewing pleasure: https://youtu.be/_KALdiftXIY

Special thanks to Paula King for planning and putting the entire show together! Great job!

Monday begins Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week at AES. Flyers were sent home by the PTA describing the various ways that we plan to let our staff know how much we appreciate them. 

Each day of the week is a special celebration. Students and families are encouraged to make cards, write notes and bring flowers. There is nothing more meaningful than a handwritten card or note from a student or family. Please be sure to take a few minutes to let our teachers, paraprofessionals, special area teachers, cafeteria workers, office staff, school nurse and custodians know how much you appreciate them. They have all done an amazing job this year!

You’ve Been Caught!

Andover’s Read Across America Challenge is underway! Andover students have been challenged to read 20 books each in a variety of genres between now and June 1 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. Congratulations to Noah (above) in Mrs. Gilbert’s Kindergarten Class and Otto, Margaux, Sam, Eleanor, Lily, Andrew and John!

Mrs. Morrell’s PK class had the whole world in their hands on Friday as they learned about water on planet Earth.

Dear Parents/Guardians of 5th & 6th grade students,

AHM Youth & Family Services is offering a human growth and development program for interested 5thand 6th grade students and their parents/guardians. This program grew out of the recognition that parents often want support in starting conversations with their children in the areas related to physical and emotional development through adolescence. In past years, this program has been held in the evenings at school, but due to COVID, the parent-child portion of the program will occur using Zoom. This program’s format will be videos, discussion, and activities.

The parent-child session will take place from 6:30-8:30 PM on Monday May 10, 2021. The follow-up session for students will occur during the school day. The session for the girls will be on Tuesday, May 11 from 1:15 until dismissal. The session for the boys will meet on Monday, May 17 from 1:15 until dismissal. We will meet in the café, gym, or outside, depending on scheduling and the weather. Only children who attend the parent-child evening session will be allowed to participate in the student meetings.

If you would like to attend this program with your child(ren), please email cherir@ahmyouth.org to inform me that you will attend the evening presentation on May 10 and to give permission for your child to participate in the student session during the school day on May 11 or 17. I will respond to you with the link for the presentation. I will also send some materials home on May 10 that will be used during the evening presentation.

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 May5, 2021.

From AES Food Services:

Great News! Capt. Nathan Hale School in Coventry has been approved to provide breakfast and lunch at no cost all summer long to anyone age 18 or younger! This can be found at Coventry Public Food Services for parents to sign up once school gets out. Meals are distributed once a week on Wednesdays. The meals are refrigerated or frozen and ready to hear at home. If you want more information, please reach out to Beth Pratt at 860-742-4535 or bpratt@coventryct.org.

From the AES PTA:

PTA Talk with Mr. Moynihan

Coming Soon...

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

COMING UP:

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!

May 3rd - 7th

Look out for a flyer coming home with a list of activities!

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.

DON’T FORGET....

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

SCRIP Gift Card Fundraiser

MOTHER’S DAY is coming up!

This season give mom something special for Mother’s Day that she’ll enjoy picking out! Order e-gift cards at anytime- they instantly go to your email.

**Order physical gift cards by FRIDAY APRIL 30th for delivery before Mother’s Day weekend. **

Make it even easier by ordering through the APP.

Visit: ShopwithScrip

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!

OFFICER NEEDED!!

Next year we will have an open Secretary position. If you are interested Contact Us at Andoverelempta@gmail.com

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

May's Lunch Menu

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.