The Leopard Tale

November-2018

Principal's Points

Andre’ Families,


Thank you so much for joining us for “Bring Your Parent to School Day!” Our Leopards have enjoyed showing off their classrooms and engaging in their learning with you. We are so proud of them for supporting the Districtwide Red Ribbon initiative with their personal pledges and critical writing. Students were seen sporting crazy hair, mixed up clothing, and silly hats, all in support of their commitment to stay drug-free.


As we sail into November, be looking out for information about author visits in the library, the 2nd grade Veterans’ Day program, 2nd and 3rd grade field trips to see a theater production at Langham Creek High School, the planetarium visit for 4th grade, and the 5th grade field trip for a musical performance at Cypress Springs High School. We are so grateful for opportunities to enrich our learning experiences and maximize our potential for continued academic successes. Our Pirate Leopards are sailing strong in their quest for adventure and treasure!

Important Information

Voting-2018

Andre’ Elementary is an official Harris County polling site on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Voting will be held in the gym. Voters will be confined to the gym. Due to the large number of expected voters, and to help focus on student safety and security, we will not have visitors or deliveries. To ensure student safety, all lunches will be in the classroom. Students that purchase lunch will be served a grab-and-go lunch. Thank you for your support in helping us maintain our safety and security measures on Election Day.


Andre’ Welcomes Ready! Set! Teach!

Andre’ has been chosen once again by Cy-Springs High School as a partner school for the Ready! Set! Teach! Program. This program allows high school students interested in teaching, an opportunity to experience life in the classroom first hand.

These Cy-Springs students have been paired with Andre’ teachers who will serve as mentors. As part of the program, the students will observe best teaching practices in action from their mentor, and will apply what they have learned by teaching lessons to our students.

Students helping students, what a wonderful opportunity for our community!

Counselors' Corner

The Core Essential Value for November is Cooperation. Cooperation is working together to do more than you can do alone.

Ask your student:

1. Have you ever had to ask a friend to help you with something? Have you even been asked by a friend to help them do something? How did it feel to work together to accomplish a goal?

2.Think of the last time you cooperated with classmates, siblings or your parents to accomplish a goal. Examples might be group work in class, household chores or helping bring groceries in from the car. Think of how much more time and effort it would have taken if you would have done the task alone.

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Words From the Library

The Andre’ library welcomes two fabulous authors in November. Molly Burnham will visit 2nd and 3rd graders on November 7th. Kirby Larson will visit 4th and 5th graders on November 12th. Fliers will be sent home to order autographed books.

What a great turn out we had with our Book Character Pumpkin Extravaganza!

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Notes from the front desk

Lunch Visitors

Please limit your lunch visits with your child to one time per week. We have close to 1000 students and want to make sure we have space for all parents who would like to eat lunch with their children. A note is required from a guardian for anyone other than a guardian to have lunch with your child.

Absences

If your child is absent, please send a note on the first day of your child’s return to school stating the reason for the absence. Thank you.

Transportation Changes

If a child’s end-of-day transportation changes, the parent/guardian must send a note with the date, necessary changes and parent/guardian signature. If a note is not received, the usual method of transportation will be followed.

For safety purposes, no changes will be made after 3:30 P.M. and PHONE CALLS or E-MAILS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.

Student Council

Officer Elections

On Friday, October 5th, fourth and fifth graders running for officer positions presented speeches to all 4th and 5th grade students. Congratulations to the following 2018-2019 Student Council Officers:


President- Isaac Duarte

Vice President- Paityn Goodwin

Treasurer- Emily Fraser

4th Grade Historian- Brianna Frank

5th Grade Secretary- Tyler Burrel

4th Grade Secretary- Kaitlynn Riley


Box Tops for Education

Each Student’s Goal= 10 Box Tops in November!

Did you know that Andre’ receives 10₵ for every General Mills Box Tops for Education we collect? As you are preparing for the holidays, and throughout the year, please remember to cut out Box Tops from participating products and send them to your child’s homeroom teacher.

You can send box top clips and certificates in a bag, envelope or on the attached collection sheet.

If each student turns in 10 box tops, our school will earn over $1,100! Wow!

PTO

2 Hour Volunteer Pledge “WALK OF FAME”


Special thanks to:

Constance Parker

Dawn Mars

Jamie McFeder

Elizabeth Zembrzuski

Julian Teixeira

Carmene Garcia Juarez

Sabila Fazal

Janae Prince

Selena Serrano

Casey Large

Amy Pratt

Karla Powers

Joanna Sylvester

Asha Kottaya

Karina Sosa

We have countless opportunities for more volunteers to get involved. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or a PTO member, please visit our website at: https://sites.google.com/view/andrepto/homeThanks for everything you have done and continue to do!


YEARBOOK PICTURES NEEDED


Do you have pictures of your kids in their classroom or school events? Would you like to possibly see them in your child’s school yearbook? We would love to see pictures of kids in their classrooms, on field trips, with their friends, and any other special school event. Get your pictures in! You may just find your child’s photo(s) front and center! Upload images to: Community.lifetouch.com Access code: IOBHMC


Fall “No Sell” Fundraiser


Boys & girls...parents and neighbors...faculty and staff- YOU ARE IN LUCK!! We have currently raised 13.12% of our $20,000 goal. Our students really need YOUR help! Please consider donating today! Any amount will help. For this reason, we have decided to extend our fundraiser until Nov. 5, 2018 in hopes that we can quickly move closer & closer to our goal. This gives you a few more days to get your donations in to help support your child’s school! If your child has not met their prize goal yet, you still have time!

Make a top 10 list of people you haven’t shown your fundraiser donation flyer to, and ask them if they are able to help you and your school reach amazing goals in your 1st ever, “No Sell” Fundraiser! You can do it! We can do it!

Be sure to thank everyone who has helped you reach your personal goal and for supporting our school!

DONATE using this link: https://sites.google.com/view/andrepto/home If you have a student you would like to be recognized for your donation, don’t forget to include their name(s), grade, and teacher.

Remember, your donation is tax deductible. If you would like more information on this or if you have questions about sponsorship, please contact a board member at andreleopardpto@gmail.com. THANK YOU FOR YOUR NEVER ENDING SUPPORT!!



PTO Membership


We currently have 145 family members covering 164 of our 900+ students. Spread the PTO Word! We would love to grow our membership to 100%. Your $15 membership fee is a show of support for all the programs and events the PTO puts on during the year since PTO is mainly run off of funds from fundraising, donations, and volunteering. As a member, you are not obligated to attend meetings or volunteer.



PTO Contact info


Facebook:

Andre’ Elementary PTO

Twitter:

@AndreElemPTO

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/andrepto/home

Email:

andreleopardpto@gmail.com



Upcoming Spirit Night

November 8th- Marco’s Pizza, all day

You MUST mention Andre’ Elementary in order for our school to get the credit for your purchase. When you mention Andre’ and your teacher, your student will be entered for an opportunity to win a pizza party for their class.

Healthy Bodies

Mark your calendar

11/1-Bring Your Parent to School Day-PK-1st and LS

11/2-Spirit Day-College Shirts or Colors

11/2-Report Cards Go Home

11/2-Pennies for Patients Kick-off

11/6-Election Day-No Lunch Visitors or Deliveries

11/7- Board Member, Darcy Mingoia Visits

11/7-Author Visit-3rd Grade

11/8-PTO Spirit Day-Marco's Pizza (Fry and West Rd. Location)

11/9- 9:15-Veteran's Day Celebration-2nd Grade

11/9-Last Day for Pennies for Patients

11/9- Spirit Day

11/13-Author Visit-4th and 5th Grades

11/13-6:00-Family Fun Night

11/14-7:45-8:20-Student Council Meeting

11/16-Colonial Day-5th Grade

11/16-Thanksgiving Play-1st Grade

11/16-No Lunch Visitors or Deliveries

11/19-11/23-Thanksgiving Break

11/27-Fall Portrait Retakes

11/29-Field Trip-2nd and 3rd Grades-Langham Creek HS

11/30-Field Trip-5th Grade-Cy Springs Music Program


Looking Ahead:

12/11- 5th Grade Choir Program

12/14- PTO Family Night, 6:00 p.m. (Holiday theme)

12/19- Christmas Program- Pre-K

12/21- Holiday Parties- All grades

12/24-1/4- Holiday Break

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