Sunday Scoop 6/5/2022

Andover’s second grade students performed their play, Government and Citizenship, How Democracy Came to the Hive to a packed outdoor learning space! After many months of rehearsal, students were very excited to finally show off all they had done. From memorizing lines and songs, to creating props, the second graders really worked hard. (Not to mention learning all about being a good citizen!). Students delighted the audience as they acted like a hive of bees on a mission to discover a new form of government. Thank you to Crystal Adanti and Maureen Paquette for bringing this play to our school and to all of our 2nd graders who worked so hard! Bravo!

At the end of the play, Mrs. Paquette was presented with the first copy of this year’s yearbook which is dedicated to her twenty six years of teaching at AES.

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What’s Happening in Art?

AES Evening of the Arts

Students in grades PK-6 celebrated their best works of art this year in our annual art show. It was a great night of art, music, science, classroom displays, and dinner. Thank you to Mr. Briody and Mrs. Frazier for their help with our show.


RHAM Evening of the Arts

Congratulations to 12 of our AES students in grades K-6 who had pieces selected to be in RHAM’s Evening of the Arts Art Show held on June 2nd. Skyler in grade 6 received an art award for her chalk pastel still-life drawing. Congratulations to Skyler!



In Pk, students have been creating wall hangings using foil paper and paint. They have also been working on cut paper collages inspired by stained glass windows using black and colored construction paper.



In kindergarten, students have been working on paintings of their homes and yards with a foreground, middleground, and background. These were inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s painting of Christina’s World.



In first grade, students have been working on Norman Rockwell inspired self-portraits which show a specific mood or feeling and VanGogh inspired flowers with tissue paper.



In second grade, students created story quilt illustrations inspired by the book Tar Beach. We are also learning about light and shadow using different oil pastel techniques.



In third grade, students created paper sculptures inspired by the artist Romaro Britto and are working on a mystery painting by mixing tints and shades of a color.



In fourth grade, students have been working on Mexican Folk Art inspired metal pieces using aluminum metal squares, wire, markers, beads, and a wooden stylus tool.



In fifth grade, students glazed their ceramic mug or vase and are working on paper Mola designs of an animal or creature inspired by the Kuna Indians.



In sixth grade, students created Pop art style prints using a foam plate, a wooden stylus tool, brayers (rollers), and printmaking ink.


From the Library

As we approach the end of the school year, books will no longer be checked out. Please return any books you have at home that belong to the school library. In the upcoming weeks I will be sending notices for any students with outstanding books. If you have lost your library book, please consider replacing it or contact me, to refund the school.

Get your Yearbook today!

Order your yearbook online by visiting: Coffee Pond Yearbook Order
Password: andover
The Yearbook is in full color and features pictures of students from grades PK-6.

Decades Day:


Buy a brick for your family!

Brick sales are underway for the Outdoor Learning Center!
Brick Sales Flyer

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:

From the AES PTA

Spring Bulb Fundraiser!!


Come to the next PTA meeting:

June 7th at 7pm at the AES library or join us on line:

Zoom Meeting Info
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Meeting ID: 851 9451 7484
Passcode: 887401


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. To apply, go to AppliTrack .

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.

Field Day is Friday June 10th! There will be a picnic lunch for families from 12-1. Please complete this form if you are planning to join us: Lunch Form

The last day of school will be Friday June 17, 2022. We will dismiss at 1:00 PM.

6th Grade Step-Up will be Thursday June 16th at 10:30 AM rain or shine.

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.