Peek at the Week

Week of September 21, 2020

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CALENDAR

Monday, Sept. 21

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Wednesday, Sept. 23

  • Mr. Brightup's Birthday (Band Teacher)

Thursday, Sept. 24

Friday, Sept. 25

  • Final Deadline to Order Meadowlark Spirit Wear (see information below)

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Andover Middle School Student Making Lanyards for Masks

Alaina Dudley is a sixth grade student at Andover Middle School. She came up with a superb idea of making lanyards for masks and was asked to make lanyards for each of our Meadowlark students! The lanyards make it easier for students to take their masks on and off without having to put them down and less likely to lose them. Alaina is donating half the proceeds to the Humane Society, because she like animals so much.


Grades were assigned a color:

Kindergarten - Green

1st Grade - Yellow

2nd Grade - Blue

3rd Grade - Purple

4th Grade - Red

5th Grade - Orange


Alaina is on a year-round swim team and loves to dance and cook. She said that it was such an honor to make these lanyards for our guys. For one, it helps keep you safe and also because your purchase will help animals at the Humane Society.


Thank you Alaina!

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BRIDGE UPDATE

The Bridge Will Be Finished Mid-October!

Traffic will be two-way from 13th to Terradyne and one-way southbound from Terradyne to Central until Mid-January. The project won’t likely to be 100% finished until Mid-Spring.

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PTO INFORMATION

SPIRIT WEAR ORDER DEADLINE PUSHED BACK

Have you ordered your spirit wear?? We have pushed back the order deadline to Sept 25th!! We also have updated the website so you can see what the items will look like with the logo added. If you order t-shirts, they will be screen printed with Meadowlarks new logo. If you order any other items they will be embroidered with the new logo. All items will now be delivered to the school and given to your student to bring home. If you have any questions, please contact the PTO at MeadowlarkallstarsPTO@gmail.com

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TEACHER SUPPORT

Thank you to all those who signed up to bring snacks and drinks for our teachers! Please send them to school with your child or drop them off in the school office by Monday, September 21.

Thank you

TAKE THE CENSUS 2020

Did you know that millions of dollars of school funding are tied to the Census each year? The deadline to complete the Census is September 30. Visit www.my2020census.gov to make sure you are counted."
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NEW FACILITIES OPEN TO START THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

Andover students have returned to school for the 2020-21 school year, with many learning in new facilities. The new facilities mark a significant portion of bond-funded construction approved by Andover voters in May 2017. Click the link below to look at what’s new this fall:

GREATER ANDOVER DAYS CANCELED FOR 2020

Fireworks will still be held on October 3rd

For 52 years, Greater Andover Days has been a wonderful tradition celebrating our great city of Andover. We had hoped to bring a great festival to our citizens this year as well, but unfortunately, we must announce that the majority of our events for this year are cancelled.


The decision to cancel was not an easy decision to make, but the health and safety of our citizens, staff, volunteers, and vendors is our top priority. As you may know, Ottaway Amusements has cancelled all events for the remainder of 2020. Additionally, not all of our vendors were able to come out to the festival this year for a variety of reasons. Without the carnival and our vendors, the festival cannot be a financial success. In order to continue the festival for years to come, we had to make this unfortunate decision.


However, we are pleased to announce that there will still be a fireworks show on Saturday, October 3. Thanks to Andover State Bank and Wholesale Fireworks, our generous sponsors of this show for many years, we will be lighting up the night sky with our annual fireworks show. With the help of the additional co-sponsors at Laham Development and Vornado Air, we are able to produce a bigger show this year.


Please follow our website www.andoverks.com/gad and social media platforms for more information regarding the show in the coming weeks. While we unfortunately are unable to host all of our traditional activities at GAD this year, we are excited to share a little light with our residents.


In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to the committee. We look forward to resuming our festival for its 54th year in 2021.


Thank you,

Greater Andover Days Committee

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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.

ROADMAP TO REOPENING: Family Playbook 2020-2021

This playbook will continue to evolve as we add resources and as conditions change in our community’s health situation during the year. We want this to be a “living” document and a place that you can go for the latest information about the school year. As we continue to update you during the year, we will let you know of significant changes or additions that are made to this playbook.


As always, we appreciate your partnership and support of your child’s education.

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE FAMILY PLAYBOOK

Everything you need to know is in the Family Playbook!