Sunday Scoop 10/17/2021

What a wonderful time of year to be outside playing during recess! These pictures were taken during the Kindergarten and first grade recess this week. AES students have the opportunity to be outdoors several times each day for mask breaks, outdoor instruction and recess. We are fortunate to have such beautiful grounds, recess equipment and instructional spaces here in Andover.

Kids playing in leavesKids playing in the sandbox

Online Art Galleries for grades K-6

Artsonia is the world’s largest student online art museum. Throughout the year, photos will be taken of various art projects and uploaded to your child’s art gallery in grades k-6. You will get a notification every time work is published. Galleries can be set as public or private.

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. Permission slips for kindergarten, new students, and students who have not yet registered have been sent home. We hope you enjoy viewing your child’s art!

If you have any questions or are missing your permission form please email Mrs. Waine at wainej@andoverelementaryct.org

Parent/Teacher conferences are planned for the week of November 1, 2021. If you have not yet scheduled a virtual conference, please reach out to your child’s teacher and choose a date and time. Students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM on November 3 and 4.

On Friday October 29, AES will be bringing back our annual Harvest Festival Parade at 2:15 PM. Students will be able to dress up in costume and parade around the perimeter of the building before joining their class for a small celebration outside. Our older students (Grade 1-6) will not wear their costumes to school. They will change into their costumes just before the parade. This event is weather permitting only. There is no rain date.

We are currently planning an outdoor celebration of Veterans to take place on Wednesday November 10 at 10:00 AM. We will be inviting all Veterans that are part of our AES community and those who reside in Andover to join us. More information to follow.

For more information regarding the Safe Sitter Class being presented 

Andover Farmer's Market Flyer

Andover Farmer's Market Flyer

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!

We are excited t oshare our Fall Fundraisers! Please support the AES PTA. For more details, check out Fall Fundraiser's Flyer

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.