May 22: 6th grade Community Service Day
May 25: Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
May 28: Spring Concert 7pm
June 4: Geography Jamboree
June 8: Young Author's Night 7pm
June 9: DARE Graduation
June 12: Field Day
June 16: AES Talent Show 7pm
June 19: Last day of school for students and 6th Grade Step Up Ceremony

Registration is now underway for our 2015-16 Kindergarten class. Please contact the office for registration forms at 860-742-7339.

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Friday Memo 05-15-15†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Happy Friday Andover Families and Staff!†††

Happy Andover Day!† Students and staff showed their Andover spirit today by wearing AES and Andover gear.† It was an especially exciting day for the 6th graders because they were able to show off their bright new 6th grade AES T-shirts.† Be sure to check out the photos at the end of this memo.†

The Andover Board of Education voted Wednesday evening to make Friday June 19, 2015 the last day of school for students.† It will be a 1:00 PM dismissal on the 19th.† The Sixth Grade Step-Up ceremony will take place on Friday evening at 7:00 PM in the gymnasium.† There will be a dinner before the ceremony beginning at 5:30 PM in the cafeteria.†

Our AES Recess Walking Club started this week for students in grades K-4.† Thanks to our parent volunteers, Mrs. Jandzinski, Mrs. Chalfant and Mrs. Plause, we had over 100 participants.† The students are highly motivated to earn ďtoe tokensĒ for each mile and a bigger prize for completing four miles of walking.† After only two days, our walkers have averaged between two and three miles (almost 1.5 miles per day!).† We are hoping to be able to offer this club to our 5th and 6th grade students, but we need more volunteers.† Itís a one hour commitment on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from either 11:30 until 12:30 or from 12:00 until 1:00.† Please contact Rosemary at to get more information on becoming a volunteer.†

I had the pleasure this week of listening to ten sixth grade students read The Gettysburg Address and In Flanders Fields in an effort to be selected to read these passages at the town-wide Memorial Day Ceremony.† Each of the students practiced and prepared for the presentation, and they did an outstanding job leaving me with a very difficult decision.† Braeden McHugh and Bailey Ayer were selected to represent AES on Memorial Day.† Iím proud of all of the students who showed interest in representing our school.†

These last five weeks of school will be extremely busy.† Many events and field trips are planned as culminating activities to this year of study.† We will make every effort to keep our website updated with upcoming events at†

If you have any questions, please call us at 860-742-7339.† ††

Reminders from the Office


1:00 PM dismissal on Friday May 22nd for staff professional development.


Please refer to the family handbook for a description of appropriate summer attire for school.† The description can be found on page 6.†


6th grade fundraiser at BurgerFi in Manchester on Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 5:00 until 9:00 PM.† Burgerfi is located at 1062 Tolland Turnpike in Manchester.†


Preschool Parentís Night is Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM.†


The Tedís Hot Dog Cart fundraiser will take place Saturday May 30th from 11:30 until 3:00 PM.† Proceeds will benefit the sixth grade class and their year-end activities.


If you are interested in helping with the AES Recess Walking Club, please contact †Rosemary at 860-742-7339 or

Geography Jamboree is June 4, 2015.


The AES Young Authorís night has been postponed to Monday June 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM.


Field Day is scheduled for June 12, 2015.† Families will be invited to join us for a special cookout on that day.† Stay tuned for more information and lunch order forms.


The Variety Show is scheduled for the evening of June 16th.† Auditions are May 13th.


The last day of school for students is Friday June 19th.† It will be a 1:00 PM dismissal.


2015 AES Yearbooks are on sale now!† Visit and use Andover as the password or send $17.00 in cash or check to Mr. Gasper.† Make checks payable to: Student Activity Fund.


Registration is now underway for our 2015-16 Kindergarten class. Please contact the office for registration forms at 860-742-7339 or†


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We hope you have a nice weekend!

John and Dawn