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Parent/Teacher Conferences Nov. 23rd and 24th.

Intergenerational Day Nov. 25th from 9:00 until 10:30 AM.

Dec. 9th Stuff the cruiser.

Dec. 11th 1:00 dismissal.

Dec. 12th Holiday Breakfast from 8:00 - 11:00 AM.

Dec. 18th Holiday shopping fair & pajama day.

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Friday Memo 11-20-15

Happy Friday Andover Families and Staff!

What a special week! On Wednesday evening, the AES Student Council attended Andover’s Board of Education meeting and outlined their plans for the coming year.  Board members had the opportunity to ask questions and offer feedback.  Everyone was truly impressed by the professional presentation and the polite and respectful nature of our students.  We look forward to our Student Council’s positive impact on our school.

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One of their fundraising ideas is described below:

Andover Elementary School is participating in an activity with Bottle It Up to raise funds to help put a cap on cancer. Our advisor, Mrs. Adanti, met some students who are involved in the organization at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center on Sunday, November 15th. On Tuesday at our student council meeting, she told us about Bottle It Up and we are working on it currently.

Bottle it up is an organization which donates bottles and cans that say CT 5 cents to Yale Cancer Center and Smilelow Cancer Hospital.  It was started by a child who had his teacher pass away of cancer while he was in 4th grade.

Our school is collecting bottles and cans that have the 5 cents redemption label to go towards Bottle it Up to help people who are fighting cancer. We have 4 boxes located in various places around our school building.  We hope that the people who read this will contribute to this organization and help put a cap on cancer.


Our third grade visited the Dinosaur State Park this week.  Here is their report:

On Tuesday, 3rd Grade enjoyed a wonderful trip to Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, CT. We loved every moment, from the painted footprints on the sidewalk on the way up to the building, to the Museum Dome with hundreds of real actual Dilophosaurus track fossils, to the incredibly interactive Activity Room where we learned which rocks and minerals we see in our everyday life. It was so educationally meaningful to have time to touch and explore the rocks and minerals that we've been studying! We also enjoyed a Bill Nye reptile film that will help us get ready for our Animal Adaptations unit, and we ended our trip with a great hike that allowed us to stretch, bond as a class, and observe real New England rocks! Thanks, Dinosaur State Park! For families who'd like to check it out themselves, here is a video tour, and hereis their website.

Mrs. Deb Ivey reports on her son’s visit back to AES to see some of his former teachers:

 We had a surprise visitor come to AES on Nov 12th. My son Shawn Ivey was here from San Diego, CA. He is a veteran, having served our country in the Army, 82nd Airborne. He shared some of his experiences with Mrs. Paquette’s 2nd grade class.  He told the children about his tour of duty in Iraq and parachuting from airplanes! He also paid a visit to his former 6th grade teacher, Mr. Gasper (also a veteran) and spoke with his class. Shawn enjoyed visiting the students and teachers at AES!!

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Thanksgiving weekend is fast approaching which means that our Parent/Teacher Conferences and Intergenerational Day will be taking place next week.  Wednesday November 25, 2015 is Intergenerational Day.  Grandparents and parents are invited to AES from 9:00 until 10:30 AM for refreshments, entertainment and classroom visits.  All visitors will enter through the cafeteria doors at 9:00 AM.  Our Pre-School visitation hours are from 10:15 until 10:45 AM for our morning session and 12:30 until 1:00 PM for our afternoon session.  All students are expected to remain in school until our 1:00 PM dismissal on Wednesday.

Parent/Teacher conferences will be taking place on Monday and Tuesday November 23 and 24.  If you have not signed up for a conference, please contact Rosemary Crandall at 860-742-7339 or crandallr@andover.k12.ct.us to choose a convenient time to meet.  We are making every effort to have all families attend the November conferences.  We look forward to seeing everyone during our conference week!  Feel free to stop in and say hello.

Reminders from the Office

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be taking place on November 23 and 24.  We will be dismissing the students at 1:00 PM each day.  Call Rosemary Crandall to make your conference appointment.

Intergenerational Day will take place on Wednesday November 25th from 9:00 until 10:30 AM for grades K-6.  Pre-K will follow a slightly different schedule allowing for AM and PM classes to participate.

The Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place Monday through Wednesday November 23-25.  It will be open while you are attending conferences and Intergenerational Day.  Come shop for books and support our AES PTA!

The AES Holiday Fair date has been changed from December 11th to December 18th.  Please mark your calendars.

The annual PTA Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for December 12th from 8:00 – 11:00 AM in the cafeteria. 

Please drive slowly and carefully in our school parking lot at all times (especially during drop-off and pick-up times.).

Cooler temperatures are upon us.  Students will need jackets and sweatshirts to be comfortable during outdoor recess. 

We are able to send text messages for late openings and school closings.  If you would like to receive text messages, please send us the numbers you would like to include (two cell numbers per student).

Have a great weekend!

John and Barbara