Sunday Scoop 5/1/2022

May in the Shade!

The Andover PTA updated and upgraded our upper playground/classroom area with 4 colorful picnic tables and a big beautiful umbrella to provide shade and protection from the rain. It’s a wonderful improvement to our school grounds and we truly appreciate everyone’s efforts in making it a reality. Thank you PTA!

Look “WHOOOO” Came to AES!

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Second graders have been beginning to learn all about owls! This Friday, Horizon Wings visited AES to educate students all about different owls that can be found in our own backyards. Students got to see the Eastern Screech Owl, Barred Owl, Northern Saw-Whet Owl and the Great Horned Owl. The team at Horizon did a wonderful job teaching the students all about these majestic owls.

What’s Happening in ART?

PK: In Pk, students created Pysanky inspired eggs with crayon, watercolor, tempera paint, and marbles. We have also been working on Monet inspired ponds with clay water lilies and flower sculptures inspired by Eric Carle’s book The Tiny Seed.

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K: In kindergarten, students have been learning how to draw shapes and lines by creating “eye spy” pictures inspired by the artist Miro. We played the game eye spy in small groups when our pictures were done.

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1: In first grade, students have been working on ceramic mood monster sculptures that show an emotion and are working on self-portraits that show a specific emotion.

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2: In second grade, students created Sumi-e ink pictures inspired by Japanese art and the four seasons. Black paint mixed with water was used to look like ink. We are also working on story quilt illustrations inspired by the book Tar Beach.

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3: In third grade students finished their Totem Poles inspired by the Pacific Northwest Coastal Indians and are working on paper sculptures inspired by the artist Romaro Britto.

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4: In fourth grade, students have been working on taco shaped clay fish sculptures that show a specific mood or feeling.

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5: In fifth grade, students have been working on their choice of a ceramic mug or vase.

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6: In sixth grade, students finished their chalk pastel still life drawings and have started working on a Pop art inspired printmaking project.

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Can you find the 3D shapes?

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Students from Mrs. Adanti’s class have been hard at work in their geometry unit! To demonstrate their understanding of 3D and 2D shapes, students worked together to design castles. Students viewed real castles for their inspiration. After they completed their designs, they were tasked with viewing the design from different angles to draw the faces that made up the various 3D shapes. Students also had to count how many of the different shapes they used. Students were amazed at how many cylinders, rectangular prisms, and cubes they had needed. Students have been having a lot of fun learning about shapes.

S.T.E.A.M Stations

All 2nd & 3rd graders recently participated in S.T.E.A.M. Stations. Spending two Monday afternoons working in small mixed grade level groups, the students worked through each spring themed station cooperatively.

  • Students tested their egg boats designed to float and sail.
  • The Dash robots were used for a challenge that tested their ability to operate the robots to collect a certain color of plastic egg.
  • Animals invaded the library as students selected an animal in Google and then viewed it in their space as a 3d object. Emelina is enjoying a visit with a unicorn.
  • Students worked collaboratively to recreate a pixelated picture.
  • Students got artistic as they decorated and assembled a CD spinner.

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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.

Here is the link for more information:

Evening of the Arts

Evening of the Arts! 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!


Annual PTA AES Talent Show

The Annual PTA AES Talent Show is coming soon! We are excited to share that this year’s show will be in person! We will be holding the show outside on Thursday, May 12th at 6:00 p.m. with a rain date of Friday, May 13th 6:00 p.m.

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!

Here is the link to more information about the Talent Show:

PTA Fundraisers Alert!!!


Doing some Spring cleaning during April? We are looking for gently used items such as household decor or utensils, toys, clothes, sports equipment, books...


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!

Don’t forget

It’s Staff Appreciation Week!

Check out the Outdoor Learning Space Phase 1

Spring Bulb Fundraiser!!

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

Flower Power Fundraising

PTA Officers Election

Send in your applications by THIS TUESDAY!

As another school year nears the end so do the PTA Officer Terms. We will have the following positions up for election in June.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer

Please send inquiries to

Lucie Wilson Lucie.wilson@Andoverpta.orgCeleste Willard at

PTA Fundraising Flyer


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

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Lunch Menus

Pre-K/Kindergarten 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 Sales Flyer

Vaccine Information

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 Notification

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.