Sunday Scoop 9/19/2021

Kids watching Hawk

Is it Alive?

Science Detective, Christie Hazen, visited AES on Friday and met with our two Pre-K classes to introduce the concept of living and non-living things. Detective Hazen is an Andover resident and a retired elementary and middle school teacher. The students enjoyed the hands-on presentation, and we look forward to welcoming Detective Hazen back to work with other grade levels. Can you tell which one of the critters in the above pictures is alive?

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Back to School Night!

All AES families are invited to Back To School Night this Wednesday, September 22, from 5-8 PM! Be sure to RSVP for pizza and salad for your entire family. There will be curriculum presentations, popcorn, cotton candy, games and a dunk tank. It promises to be a fun and informative evening for all! This event will be held rain or shine.

Calling all summer readers! Be sure to turn in your summer reading logs so we can add your name and books read to our school reading challenge total. Remember, we are hoping to reach 3,000 books as a school! If you don't have a summer reading log from June, please let your teacher know or simply list your books on a piece of paper. Don't forget to include your name so we can announce it during the morning announcements!

Butterflies

Metamorphosis, emerge, chrysalis, and frass are all expert words first graders have learned this year. They are becoming experts about the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. Students are watching the life cycle from caterpillar to butterfly right in their classrooms. Every day students check out the changes of the caterpillars or chrysalis. Students are also learning all about symmetry and how it appears in nature. If you see a monarch butterfly flying around, tell it “Adios Mariposa!” as they make their migration to Mexico.

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Arrival and Dismissal:

Thank you for your patience with our arrival and dismissal routine. Morning drop-offs are going well. Car pick-ups will begin at 2:55 PM in both the upper and lower lot and will conclude at 3:10 PM. Buses will pick up students beginning at 3:10 PM. Families with upper and lower level drop-offs and pick-ups will only need to visit the lower level. Some buses have been running late due to tree work along their routes.

From the AES Parent and Teacher Association (PTA)

JOIN THE ANDOVER PTA TODAY!

  • PTA Online Membership Form
  • PTA Hardcopy Membeship Form
  • 2021-2022 Dues are $15 for family membership and $10 for teacher membership. Please make checks payable to ‘Andover PTA’.
  • Membership forms and dues payments can be returned at any PTA function or to the school in an envelope labelled “PTA Membership”.
  • We are excited to share our Fall Fundraisers! Please support the AES PTA. For more details, check out our Fall Fundraiser Flyer
  • Stop by the AES PTA table at Back to School Night! You can order an AES Hoodie or AES T-shirt and we will be raffling off a basket of prizes- Don't miss out!

ATTEND A MEETING (IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY)

  • We meet the 1ST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:00P in the AES Library (masks required). This year, all meetings will also be held via Google Meet – you can participate by phone or computer:
  • To join via Computer,  visit AES Google Meet
  • To join by Phone: Call 701-484-3766 and enter 493 335 017 when prompted for a pin.
  • 2021 Meetings Schedule:
  • September 7th
  • October 5th
  • November 2nd
  • December 7th
  • PTA Meeting Minutes will be posted online for those who cannot make it

SUPPORT THE PTA WHILE YOU SHOP

  1. PURCHASE YOUR GIFT CARDS FROM SCRIP – purchase cards at face value as gifts or purchase for places you routinely shop. A donation will be made - at no cost to you! - to the PTA each time you shop. Be sure to enter the AES Enrollment Code: 47F 822L 655L 32
    • Online: go to Shop With Scrip to shop from your computer. (Cards are bulk emailed out every 2-4 weeks)
    • Mobile App: Download the RaiseRight app and shop from your phone. (Direct shipping is available. If you use the app, link to a bank account rather than a credit card to avoid being charged a fee.)
  2. SHOP AMAZON SMILE AND SELECT THE PTA* AS YOUR CHARITY – Each time you shop through smile.amazon.com 0.5% of each eligible purchase is donated to the PTA – at no cost to you. (Might not seem like a lot, but trust us – it adds up!) Mention it to family and friends too – anyone can select the AES PTA as their charity of choice!
    NOTE: Be sure to select Ptsa Connecticut Inc Andover PTA as the charity as there are a few Andover PTAs in USA.
    • New Customers: Go to Amazon Smile and click the ‘Get Started’ button at the top. Then click the “Create Your Amazon Account” button to set up an account. Once set up see the ‘existing customers’ instructions.
    • Existing Customers: Log in to your Amazon account and then select “Your Account” and then “Amazon Smile” from the menu options. Select Ptsa Connecticut Inc Andover PTA as your charity. (If you already have a charity selected click “Change Charity”.) Bookmark smile.amazon.com and remember to use that link when you shop!
    • Mobile App customers (*Only for Android version 7.0+ and iOS version 12+): Download the Amazon app to you Apple or Android device. Open the app and tap on “AmazonSmile” within the Programs & Features menu (or in Settings) and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. SUBMIT YOUR GROCERY RECEIPTS TO BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION – Go to Box Tops For Education and click the ‘Join Now’ button at the top right. Enter 06232 in the zip code box and select ‘Next’. Click ‘Select this School’ below the AES listing. Enter your contact information, email and create a password.
    • Clipped BoxTops: If you have clipped BoxTops please return them to school ASAP – each ‘top’ is worth $0.10 to AES!
    • Digital Receipts: Using the email address you used to enroll, forward your email to receipts@boxtops4education.com. (Or you can scan with a computer and go to Box Tops For Education - Contact Us and select ‘Submit a Digital Receipt’ – complete your information, upload a scan of the receipt and click submit.)
    • Printed Receipts: Scan your receipt with the BoxTops for Education mobile app to submit.
  4. LINK YOUR SHOPRITE PRICE PLUS REWARDS CARD TO AES – Pick up a ShopRite Price Plus card at ShopRite. Go to Shop Rite For Education and enter your card number. Click the Update Contact Information link in the upper right-hand corner and select AES as the school you wish to support. (Bonus: You’ll earn bonus BoxTops rewards points for AES by using your card!)

PRO TIP: GROCERY SHOPPING CAN MAKE A BIG IMPACT! Here’s how...

    1. purchase a ShopRite gift card from Scrip
    2. activate your ShopRite gift card and select AES PTA as your charity
    3. go to ShopRite on Spencer Street in Manchester to shop – pay with your gift card, and then
    4. scan your receipt with your BoxTops app. Your earn donations galore for AES!

 

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

There is still time to order a yearbook for 2020-21. Simply call the office or send an email to Rosemary Crandall at crandallr@andoverelementaryct.org. The yearbooks are $16.00 each.

Reminders from the Office

Sunday Scoop Attachments

Lunch Menus

All students are now eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch every day from now until June 30, 2022. The USDA approved the funding for children aged 18 and under.