Sunday Scoop 11/14/2021

Honoring Our Veterans!

AES welcomed and celebrated our Veterans on Wednesday morning during an outdoor Veterans Day Assembly that featured each of our grade levels. Twenty-one Veterans were in attendance, and they were treated to patriotic songs, poetry, essays, cards and flowers. The AES PTA provided refreshments for our Veterans and their families as they all enjoyed a nice reception after the ceremony. Special thanks to our Veterans Day Committee consisting of Lisa Hopkins, Julie Gourdet, Amanda Beloin, Robin Horn, April Lionberger and Jaime Webber.

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From the Nurse’s Office

Dear Families,

The Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) is an appointment scheduling system provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The following link provides information regarding Covid 19 Vaccination sign-ups and clinics:

VAMS

Signing up for VAMS is not required, however, signing up allows you to see all of the scheduled clinics being held. This would prevent you from having to call around to find a clinic.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call.

Karen Zito, RN

860-742-7339

What’s Happening in Art?

PK:

In Pk, students have created dot collages and line and shape collages based on the artist Kandinsky. Corn cob collages were created using paint dots like the artist Seurat. Students are currently working on prints or copies of leaves that will be used to create a leaf person.

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Kindergarten:

In kindergarten, students have been learning about colors by creating a rainbow watercolor resist, a color wheel, mouse paintings, leaf rubbings, and tissue paper bleed leaves.

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First Grade

Students have been learning about colors by creating a ROYGBIV collage, a turtle color wheel, and Mondrian inspired spider webs in the primary colors.

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Second Grade

Students created family portraits based on Matryoshka Russian nesting doll toys. Students are working on drawings using sets of warm and cool color families based on the sun and the moon.

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Third Grade

Students created Pablo Picasso style self portraits. We have also been learning how to draw more realistic people in motion like the artist Edgar Degas.

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Fourth Grade

Students have been working on self-portraits using foreshortening, crayons, and watercolor.

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Fifth Grade

Students have been working on Fire Posters for a fire prevention contest.

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Sixth Grade

Students created a mini book with definitions and illustrations of the elements of art. The elements of art are the language of art or the building blocks of art. We have also been working with clay to create two ceramic tiles.

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Are you looking for holiday gift ideas? Check out our online art portfolios!

Artsonia Portfolio

Students in grades K-6 have online art portfolios using the website Artsonia. Artsonia is the world’s largest student online art museum. Parents and family members can view student art galleries online from this year and prior years, leave comments, and order keepsakes featuring the art such as: masks, t-shirts, magnets, and mugs through Artsonia’s gift shop. These make great gifts! The school will receive a portion of the proceeds from any keepsakes ordered. New works of art will be added periodically throughout the year. Please note that the lower grades will have more pieces completed and uploaded to Artsonia than the upper grades.

Parent permission slips with student screen names and parents codes for all kindergarten students and students who have not yet logged in were sent home. If you need any information please contact Mrs. Waine. We hope that you will join and enjoy viewing your child’s art.

wainej@andoverelementaryct.org

Artsonia

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

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!

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.