Sunday Scoop 5/22/2022

Evening of the Arts!

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AES students and their families flocked to Wednesday’s Evening of the Arts to see the Art Show, Science Fair, Spring Concert and eat dinner and visit classrooms. It was a perfect night for this inaugural event and our incredible student talent was on full display. Special thanks to Jessica Waine, our art teacher, Julie Gourdet, our music teacher, our classroom teachers and the PTA for all of their efforts in making this night such a success!

 

What’s Happening in Spanish?

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Grade 3 students are finishing up their latest vocabulary unit, the body. Simón Dice (Simon Says) has been a big hit as a way to review vocabulary the past two weeks. Students ended the unit creating their own monsters and writing a full paragraph in Spanish to describe their monster. Students prepared for this assignment by reading about other monsters in the target language and reviewing previously learned grammar and vocabulary. Each student was able to combine their knowledge of numbers, colors and body parts to write about and design their monster.

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Grades 4, 5, and 6 continue to lead their own calendar talks. Working as a class they are able to discuss the days of the week, date and weather. Below 5th grader Gigi and 6th grader Nate lead the class in our calendar check in.

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Grades 4, 5, and 6 just created their last One Word Image of the year. Ironically all three classes brought to life the same object, a pineapple. In the next couple weeks students will be reading about Jeff, Super Sponge and Jorge the pineapples. They will also write their own detailed stories about our classroom characters combining everything we learned this year.

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our most recent classroom artists who were picked by their peers to represent the class. Ele and Lilly in 4th grade, Elena and Daisy in 5th grade, and Michaela and Haley in 6th.

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From Grade 1:

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On Friday, The First Grade had the opportunity to participate in a program, presented by Sally Rogers from The Performing Arts of Northeast CT, called The Science of Sound. Sally played the guitar and sang the students songs about sound and allowed them to feel the vibrations on the guitar. Sally taught the students how sound waves worked using a slinky. She modeled low sounds, high sounds and compression waves. This was such a great visual experience for the first graders! With Sally’s guidance, students sorted a variety of instruments by how they make sound; hitting, shaking, or scraping. Then they had the opportunity to become a first rate, first grade band! Sally Rogers concluded the program by allowing students to take turns conducting. Who knew sound waves could be so much fun!

From Kindergarten and Pre-K:

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Despite the rain, the Preschool and Kindergarten classes had an excellent outdoor education experience this past Thursday. Students could go to fourteen different stations with activities that helped their fine and gross motor skills, encouraged their creativity and spontaneity, and helped them practice turn taking, patience, and cooperation, all while investigating and exploring cause and effect, and using communication to describe their discoveries! The various stations allowed opportunities for playing and learning with mud, water, pieces of nature, cars and ramps, and even spaghetti, among many other materials! The Preschool and Kindergarten teachers are very thankful for all the parent volunteers who were able to share in the excitement of this special event! Here is a link to many more pictures: Outdoor Classroom Day

 

That’s a wrap for this year’s AES talent show!

On May 12the students as young as Kindergarten up to 6th grade performed on stage in the AES talent show.

This year’s show was in person, the first time since 2019. Acts showcased students dancing, singing, acting, telling jokes, playing instruments, and their artistic abilities!

Typically, the talent show only has one or two 6th graders introducing acts. However, this year there was such a huge interest we had 9!

At the end all the 6th grade participants came on the stage for their “final bow”. We wished them luck at RHAM and know they will do great things!

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Brick sales

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

Andover 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.
Here is the link for more information: Andover Summer Camp Form

Spring Bulb Fundraiser!!

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

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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.org &
Celeste Willard at Celeste.willard@andoverpta.org

Signup for the Science Fair!

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”.

Substitute and Part Time Kitchen Help Needed!

The Coventry/Andover School Food Service is now hiring part time and substitute kitchen workers. Help contribute to the students’ educational day by feeding them satisfying, healthy meals. This rewarding and convenient position is great for parents or grandparents of school-aged children. The hours are generally 10 am to 1:30 pm with some variation per school.

If you are interested or would like more information, please call Beth Pratt, Director of School Food Services, at 860-742-4535 between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Interested, check out the job description/application.

We hope to hear from you.

Reminders from the Office

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Lunch Menus

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.

AES will be closed Friday May 27 for Staff Development.

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

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.
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.