Peek at the Week

Week of November 2nd, 2020

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CALENDAR

Sunday, Nov. 1

  • Daylight Saving Time Ends - (clocks fall back 1 hour)

Monday, Nov. 2

  • Virtual Book Fair Kick Off - SPIRIT DAY wear your Meadowlark shirt
  • Meadowlark Food Drive Begins (see PTO information below)

Tuesday, Nov. 3

  • Virtual Book Fair - PJ DAY cozy up to a good book and wear your pajamas
  • Election Day (General Elections) - Don't forget to vote!
  • Meadowlark Food Drive
Wednesday, Nov. 4
  • Virtual Book Fair (see information below)
  • Meadowlark Food Drive
  • K - 3rd Grade Hearing Screening

Thursday, Nov. 5

  • Virtual Book Fair
  • Meadowlark Food Drive

Friday, Nov. 6

  • Virtual Book Fair
  • Meadowlark Food Drive
  • 2pm - American Answers Challenge

Saturday, Nov. 7

  • Virtual Book Fair

Sunday, Nov. 8

  • Virtual Book Fair
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Slide 75 from the Family Handbook

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Slide 76 from the Family Handbook

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Slide 77 from the Family Handbook

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Slide 78 from the Family Handbook

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caring and sharing program 2020

The City of Andover Caring and Sharing Program have provided this Traditional Holiday Program opportunity for families in need for over 20 years. The program provides two to three age appropriate gifts, a warm clothing item, and books to children under twelve and a gift certificate to Target or Wal-Mart to teenage children. All children and their families will receive sacks of staple food items and a large box of ingredients for a holiday dinner, including a turkey.


The chairman of the Andover Caring and Sharing Traditional Holiday Program has asked me to provide names, addresses and phone numbers of nominees. I do not know your current situation; however, in these trying economic times it seems more families are finding it hard to make ends meet. Please be assured that I am not trying to offend anyone in any way. If you do not wish to participate, please disregard this letter. If you do want to participate in this program, simply fill out this survey below "Holiday Help" by Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. I will then submit your information to the Andover Caring and Sharing Program chairman. Someone affiliated with the program will contact you to verify your desire to participate and to make pickup or delivery arrangements. Please know that this information will be kept confidential.

Sincerely,
Brooke Holcomb
Meadowlark School Counselor

ALL-STAR CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Bookfair Teacher Wishlists!

From November 2nd-15th, click on Teacher link to sign up for books that you will go purchase from our virtual online Scholastic Book Fair at: www.scholastic.com/bf/meadowlarkallstars! Thanks for supporting our teachers and our school's library!

You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair online from November 2nd – 15th. All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.


You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

· Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs

· All orders ship directly to home

· FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*

· Create a separate order for Non-book items so shipping is charged only on those items

· All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

· BE SURE TO SHOP ONLY DURING THE DATES of November 2-15 for full fundraising benefits! Orders outside of these dates only earn 2% in rewards for our school.



Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started on 11/2 to 11/15:
https://www.scholastic.com/bf/meadowlarkallstars

Happy Reading,

Mrs. Pfaff, Librarian

*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.

FALL PARTY CELEBRATIONS

We want to give a HUGE shout-out to all the parents that sent in items to make Wednesday a huge success! Students had fun playing games, eating delicious snacks and allowed to wear their Halloween costumes ALL DAY! Mrs. Matheny was on Facebook live during the afternoon. If you missed it, Click here to watch!
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Students must return their picture packets if they are wanting a re-take! Parents can still order pictures!
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The winner of each grade competition wins a donut party from Dunkin Donuts!!

Kindergarten vs 1st Grade

2nd Grade vs 3rd Grade

4th Grade vs 5th Grade

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For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy.

Now you can simply scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.


SHARE WITH FRIENDS

It's easy! Go to "Invite Friends" on your Account screen, where you can share via email, text message, social media and more.


Box Tops collected so far: $151.80

Our goal for this year is: $1,000


1. Download the BOX TOP app

2. Choose MEADOWLARK ELEMENTARY in ANDOVER, KS

3. Shop!

4. Scan your receipts

5. The app detects any items that earn box tops

6. See your earnings and how the school is doing!

TEACHER FACEBOOK PAGES

See what's happening in our classrooms!

Click on the pictures to open their Facebook page!

PARENT PICK UP/DROP OFF

Morning Drop Off:


  • Please pull up all the way to the cone to ensure that we can get as many cars unloaded as possible.
  • Please begin having your child exit the car whenever your car meets a sidewalk. We have many parents not wanting their child to walk too far and are holding up the line.
  • Please have your child's backpack and belongings ready so when the car stops your child can get out as quickly as possible. We have parents pulling up and then getting their child's belongings ready.
  • After your child gets out of the car, please do not wait and watch your child enter the school building. This is holding up the line.

Afternoon Drop Off:

FROM ANDOVER PD:


"The Andover Police Department have received some complaints about the traffic congestion that occurs when students are being picked up from Meadowlark at the end of the day. A majority of the complaints involve northbound vehicles that pass the vehicles waiting to turn into the school parking lot via the middle turn lane. This creates a situation where traffic leaving that driveway could pull out in front of a vehicle they can't see due to the stopped vehicle waiting in traffic. We would like to ask anyone who uses 159th St between Terradyne St and 13th to avoid that area on school days between 3:30pm and 3:50pm if possible. This will assist us in relieving the traffic congestion caused by the end of the day release. We would like to remind drivers that it is illegal to drive in the turning lane for the purpose of passing cars that occupy the lane of travel. Please assist us in providing safe roadways by avoiding this area or simply waiting for traffic to clear. It would be helpful for parents to enter the school heading southbound by using the turn lane. Andover Officers will be monitoring the area for violations."

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.

Andover Public Schools Nutrition Service is looking for great people to become a part of their team.

This is a great way for parents or grandparents to make extra money while the kids are in school!


Immediate openings are available. If you are interested in working with a great group of people, let us hear from you. Starting pay is $11.33 an hour. Experienced applicants may earn more.


Speed up the process by applying at www.usd385.org or call 316-218-4603.