Peek at the Week

Week of October 11th, 2021

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Monday, Oct. 11

  • National School Lunch Week (See flyer below)
  • Columbus Day
  • 3:45 pm - After School Science Club
  • 6:30 pm Andover Board of Education Meeting in the C.A.P.S. Building

Tuesday, Oct. 12

  • National School Lunch Week
  • 9:00 am - PTO Meeting (see flyer below)

Wednesday, Oct. 13

  • End of First Quarter
  • National School Lunch Week
  • 8:50 am - Crew Meeting
  • 5 - 9:00 pm - Freddy's Friends & Family Night Fundraiser (come and support Meadowlark!! See flyer below)

Thursday, Oct. 14

  • NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conference Day
  • 8am - 8pm - Parent/Teacher Conferences (If you would like to help bring food for the staff and teachers, please sign up below)
  • Greater Andover Days

Friday, Oct. 15

  • NO SCHOOL - Professional Learning Day
  • Greater Andover Days

Saturday, Oct. 16

  • Greater Andover Days
  • 10:00 am - Greater Andover Days Parade (Come join our parade. See information below)



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Making the Magic Happen!

These students were recognized at the Friday virtual pep rally meeting for being a Shining All-Star Student!

Brock C., Ben L., Ben H., Michelle M.

Sadie M., Robbie P., Ryleigh J.

Cole M., Zain I., Cooper M.

Brooklyn E., Kennadi P., Samara C.


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Tips for making Parent-Teacher conferences successful:

  • Always prepare. Have some specific questions ready concerning your child's strengths, needs, study habits, and social skills.
  • Be positive. Showing the teacher you appreciate his/her efforts helps build a strong relationship. Share with the teacher activities your child has enjoyed in the school.
  • Check back. Work with your child on areas that need help. After a few weeks, check back with the teacher on your child's progress.
  • Set goals. Establish goals that can be achieved through co-operation between school and home.

Hey Meadowlark parents! Join us in fueling our staff and teachers for our first conferences of the 2021-2022 school year. We're going to be providing food for all 3 meals, along with all day snacks. Conferences begin at 8:00am and go until 8:00pm. Let's show our amazing teachers just how much we appreciate them by keeping them energized all day!

  • Table decor/tablecloths/utensils, etc... please have to school by 7:30.
  • Breakfast food & drink items, along with all day snack items and Lunch food - have to school by 7:45.
  • Dinner items - If you're crocking and your item can sit out all day, you're welcome to bring it in the morning. If you'd rather cook your items at home and bring them later in the day, that is absolutely fine.
  • Dinner items by 5:00.


Meadowlark Has an Opening!

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 truly 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 or call Lisa Smith at 316-218-4603.


In celebration of Farm to School Month, States throughout the Mountain Plains Region (CO, MT, MO, KS, NE, ND, SD, WY) Andover Food Services will offer apples or other local produce on the menu on Oct. 13th.

As a Crunch Off participant, you will join students, teachers, parents, and Andover Schools Food Services in celebrating the wonderful produce the Mountain Plains Region has to offer.

Your Crunch efforts will encourage healthy eating and support local agriculture while celebrating Farm to School Month and shedding light on the wonderful efforts of our Child Nutrition partners.

COVID-19 Guidelines. Please note: You can still have a Crunch and have participants do this individually or in small groups. There is no requirement to have your entire group participate altogether or all at the same time.

Please send pictures to

I will be sharing the pictures with KSDE.

Bonnie Scarth

USD 385 Andover Public Schools

Food Service Coordinator



Monday, October 4th, 2nd graders had a special visit from Meteorologist Jay Prater from KAKE News. Mr. Prater talked about thunderstorms, tornadoes, blizzards and hurricanes and showed the kids the many different instruments used to monitor the weather.

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Saturday, October 16th

Come walk, ride, or scoot the parade route with your fellow Meadowlark All-Stars!! Please no electric bikes or scooters. Please park at Cottonwood Elementary and gather with group in the Andover High School parking lot between 9:10-9:25am (exact location will not be known till that morning, follow us on Facebook for updates). Andover Rd will be closed off at 9:30am to secure parade route. Parade route end/pick up will be at Andover Central High School parking lot. You may bring your own candy to pass out, PTO is not providing this year.

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Thursday, November 11th - Veterans Day

The school is honoring Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11th. If you or a family member are a Veteran, Firefighter, Policeman or Policewomen, please email a photo of them to Rhona Harvey, to include in our slideshow honoring these brave individuals. Include their name, rank, student's name, and their relationship to the student.

Thank you

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