Peek at the Week

Week of January 18, 2021

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PEEK AT THE WEEK CALENDAR

January is School Board Appreciation Month!


Monday, Jan. 18

  • NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, Jan. 19
  • 4th & 5th Grade Archery in PE
Wednesday, Jan. 20
  • 4th & 5th Grade Archery in PE
  • 5 PM - 9 PM - Freddy's Fundraiser Night

Thursday, Jan. 21

  • 4th & 5th Grade Archery in PE
Friday, Jan. 22
  • 4th & 5th Grade Archery in PE
  • Pajama Day - Finney/Moss Theme Day

WISHING OUR STAFF A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY....

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The Andover Board of Education approved a revised 2020-2021 calendar to include additional professional learning days on Feb. 12 and April 19. This will provide our educators valuable time to collaborate and learn about how to best teach students in this unusual school year. Click on the Revised District Calendar above to view the calendar.

COVID RESPONSE AND ASSESSMENT TEAM UPDATE

The Andover COVID Response and Assessment Team met 1.11.2021 and determined the district remains in the “orange” zone in the Andover Gating Criteria. Our students will remain in their current learning models for the period of Jan. 18-29.


The COVID team will meet the following dates during the spring semester:

Jan. 26: Determine zone for Feb. 1-19

Feb 16: Determine zone for Feb. 22-March 5

March 2: Determine zone for March 8-26

March 23: Determine zone for March 29-April 9

April 6: Determine zone for April 12-23

April 20: Determine zone for April 26-May 7

May 4: Determine zone for May 10-28


Meetings are at 5:30 p.m. and are livestreamed on our Roadmap to Reopening page at usd385.org/roadmap.

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This pre-enrollment process is for kindergarten thru 4th grade students only. It will help us plan for the next school year at Meadowlark. 5th grade students will transfer to Andover Central Middle School next school year.


Please complete this form even if your child will not be attending Meadowlark next year. We ask that ALL families (K-4) complete this form, listing ALL the children in your family.


Click on this link to get started.


Thanks for your assistance with this transition process.

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ORDER ONLINE

Order Code: FMYB114055

THE GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE IS COMING UP!

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HELP OUR STUDENTS GET TO SCHOOL!

Durham School Services is seeking bus drivers and monitors in Andover. Apply online at durhamschoolservices.com and select Andover as the work location, or apply in person at 222 E. King St. Call 316-218-4621 with questions or to learn more.
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Applications will soon open for Andover Early Learning programs for ages 3-5 for the 2021-22 school year.


The online application form will be available via a link at usd385.org/preK beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. Spots fill quickly, so we suggest you apply early.


Andover Public Schools offers several Pre-K programs for children ages 3, 4 and 5 (age determined as of Aug. 31, 2020). Those include:


  • Fee-based Pre-K for children ages 3,4 and 5.
  • State-subsidized Pre-K for 4-year-olds.
  • Fee-based peer model Pre-K for children ages 3 ½ and 4.
  • Early childhood special education for children (ESCE) ages 3 and 4.


Programs are located at Prairie Creek and Robert Martin elementary schools. For more information about Early Learning Services, please visit usd385.org/preK, or view our virtual orientation. You also may call Prairie Creek at 316-218-4830 or Robert Martin at 316-218-4720.


Please help us spread the word to any families who might be interested in Andover Early Learning Services!

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CLOTHING DONATIONS NEEDED

The Health Office is in need of clothing donations. Specifically, leggings or sweatpants and new underwear sizes 5-8 for our younger girls and boys. Please drop donations off in the Meadowlark Office.


Thank you!



Jessica Collins RN

Meadowlark Elementary School

(316) 218-4630 Ext. 3

collinsj@usd385.org

CHECK IN AND OUT PROCEDURES

Checking Students Out

Office staff will conduct all signing in and out of students. Parents may call to check-out students and then the student is sent out to the parent with visual identification. For in-person checking out, once a student is checked out, the parent will go back to their vehicle and the student will be sent out by the office. School Phone Number: 316-218-4630


Checking Students In

Staff members will check students in to create a touchless system. Students need to have temperature checked before proceeding to class if they are arriving for the first time that day.

4TH & 5TH GRADE ARCHERY ACTIVITY

During the month of January, the 4th and 5th grade students at Meadowlark will be participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) during their PE class. The NASP program promotes the international-style target archery as part of the in-school curriculum, to improve educational performance and participation in the shooting sports among students in grades 4-12.


Nearly everyone can enjoy success in archery. The sport or discipline of archery is highly inclusive and is for many enthusiasts, a lifelong activity. In NASP-style archery, students of all genders, abilities and backgrounds flourish.


Before students will be allowed to take their first shots, they will first learn the safety rules & procedures as well as the 11 Steps to Archery Success. Your child will be receiving a card which has the 11 Steps to Archery Success and the Safety Whistle Commands listed. Please be sure to have your child study these, because they will be tested over this material.


Thank you for your help and support. If you have any questions, please email me at crusinbt@usd385.org.


Mrs. Crusinberry

PE Teacher

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