Sunday Scoop 4/24/2022

 

Can You Dig It?

Friday was Earth Day at AES and around the globe. To celebrate, our second graders had a day filled with opportunities to further beautify our school. First, they were hard at work clearing out the fall decorations around the AES sign at the main entrance and planting some bright, colorful pansies. Then they walked around the school grounds collecting any garbage that they could find. The students are working with EastConn this year for Planting Pals and they took advantage of the beautiful weather to plant some tulip bulbs after learning about the plant cycle and how plants grow.

In addition, five fourth grade students (Scarlet, Delilah, Juliana, Olivia and Eleanor) formed a Garden Club with the help of their parents and Krysta Cariboniand they met for the first time on Friday to begin caring for plants, planting seeds and taking care of the grounds here at AES. They created and posted signs around the building inviting students to join. Many students signed up to join the club and they began their work during Friday’s recess period. Check out the pictures below!

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What a wonderful way to celebrate the earth!

What’s Happening in Library?

Preschoolers have been learning about colors in the classroom. We have read books such as The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color by Julia Denos.

Students being read to in library

In honor of Women’s History Month, students in Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade have been reading various books about women who have made history. For example, Malala Yousafzai, Mary Anning (a pioneer paleontologist), and Lizzie Murphy (first woman to play in both of baseball’s major leagues). In Mrs. Adanti’s 2nd grade class we were treated to a special presentation by Braelyn Young and Isabella Mendoza. For their 6th grade passion project, they made a children’s book called Amazing Women Change the World.

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Third graders have been researching various topics about Connecticut. We’ve had students learning about UConn basketball, famous people such as Nathan Hale, animals native to Connecticut, and much more.

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Fourth graders have wrapped up their research projects and will become the “teachers” to teach their classmates about their topics. In fifth grade, students researched presidents and spent this week editing them.

As we wrap up Human Geography in 6th grade Social Studies, students are learning about “Migration”. We will be learning about immigration waves in the United States as well as the “push-pull theory” to better understand why people migrate.

Class Placement

There will be a meeting for all parents of current grade 1 and grade 2 students on Friday April 29 at 6:00 PM in the gymnasium. We will be sharing information about class placement for 2022-23 that includes a grade 2 classroom, grade 3 classroom and a combined grade 2/3 classroom.

Summer Camp

The Andover Recreation Commission is sponsoring this Summer Camp Program in Andover. The camp will run for 7 weeks starting June 27 thru August 12. The camp will include a variety of activities for all ages, including; gardening, hiking, arts and crafts, building, sports, nature study, games, water play, wood working, science exploration and more. Children entering the first grade and up will visit Andover Lake throughout the summer program and have the option to receive swim lessons for 2 weeks, July 18-29, additional $50 fee applies. Campers must be registered by June 10th for lessons. There will be visits from the Andover Library. The children will play on the playground and use the gymnasium at AES and explore the Trails and Woodlands behind the Town Hall and School.

Summer Camp Form

AES Evening of the Arts

Save the Date! May 18 will be our AES Evening of the Arts from 5:30 until 7:30 PM. This special night will feature the AES Spring Art Show and Spring Concert and will include dinner for all families and staff. Most activities are being planned to take place outdoors and May 19 will be the rain date. Stay tuned for more information about this family-friendly year-end celebration!

FROM THE AES PTA

PTA Fundraiser Alert!!!

***TAG SALE ITEM DONATIONS WANTED***

Doing some Spring cleaning during April break??

We are looking for gently used items such as household decor or utensils, toys, clothes, sports equipment, books...

NO STUFFED ANIMALS

Please only items that are in GOOD condition.

Drop off items at Over AndOver Friday April 29th 10am - 6pm.

Over AndOver CT has generously offered to have the Andover PTA set up tables to sell items during the April 30th 8am - 4pm Tolland County Tag Sale Trail! All proceeds go to the Andover PTA!

Be sure to stop and shop!

Spring Bulb Fundraiser!!

Super fast and easy!! Go on the site below, order your bulbs and they arrive in just a few days!!!

Flower Fundraiser Campaign

The Annual PTA AES Talent show is coming soon!

We are excited to share that this year’s show will be in person!

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!

Auditions will be April 21st. Please visit this link for more information and how to sign up. Don't want to be part of the show? Visit the link below for information about our Program cover contest.

Forms going home in Friday folders as well.

Talent Show Flyer

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Flyers & Social Media

AES PTA Fundraiser Flyer

AES PTA Facebook Page

JOIN THE ANDOVER PTA TODAY!

Online Membership Application

● 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 labeled “PTA Membership”.

Reminders from the Office

Sunday Scoop Attachments

Lunch menus

Pre-K Registration

Registration for Kindergarten and Pre-K for 2022-23 is now underway. We will be reaching out to our Pre-K families to begin the registration process for all eligible students. In addition, we will be running ads in the Rivereast. If you know of any families who would be eligible for Kindergarten or Pre-K for the coming year, please ask them to contact the office.

Brick Sales

Brick sales are underway for the Outdoor Learning Center! Buy a brick for your family!

Brick Fundraiser Flyer

Class Placement

There will be a meeting for all parents of current grade 1 and grade 2 students on Friday April 29 at 6:00 PM in the gymnasium. We will be sharing information about class placement for 2022-23 that includes a grade 2 classroom, grade 3 classroom and a combined grade ⅔ classroom.

VAMS

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 for anyone age 5 and up.

Breakfast & Lunch

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.