Andrews Elementary

On Wings of Excellence

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Dear Andrews Family

Thanks to all who attended our Andrews' Spirit Night at Scotty P's! As a result of your attendance, Scotty P's will be donating a percentage of the sale to Andrews' PTA. Our Andrews Eagles are reaping the benefits of our community partnership. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! It was also great seeing our families who attended

both National Walk to School Day and Andrews' Family Walk Night. This opportunity was a great way to stay healthy, get some exercise and meet other families in our community.

Please read below for more details about upcoming events. Also note that parent/teacher conferences are on Monday! Have a great weekend.

Joy Lovell, Principal

At a Glance...

Monday, October 12th
  • Parent Teacher Conference Day (Student Holiday)

Tuesday, October 13th

  • 5th Grade Choir Rehearsal
  • Tutoring for Participating Students (K-5, Kinder tutoring begins)

Wednesday, October 14th

  • NTCC Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, October 15th

  • Tutoring for Participating Students (K-5)

Friday, October 16th

  • End of Grading Period
  • 3rd - 5th Grade End of 9-Weeks Assembly (8:15 am)
  • Kinder- 2nd Grade End of 9-Weeks Assembly (9:30)


10/12 - Student Holiday


  • Beginning/Intermediate Chess Club
  • Mad Science
  • Coding Class


  • Drama Club


  • Advanced Chess Club
  • CraniaLogix
  • Young Rembrandts (K-1)


  • Young Rembrandts (2-5)


  • No Cell Phone Usage while driving in school zone and drop-off (front/east location)
  • No Pets on School Campus (particularly during arrival & dismissal)
  • Pedestrians - please use crosswalk when crossing street
  • Only use Front/East School locations when dropping off students. Dropping off students in the street (e.g. Scenic Drive) is prohibited.

Specials Spotlight

Check out our Andrews Specials Spotlight to get the latest and greatest! Click on the link below to view our Specials' electronic newsletter!

Your Picture Retake Day is Coming - October 21st

Click the link below for further information.

2015 - 2016 Fall Fest Coming Soon!

Mark you calendar for Fall Fest on October 22nd!

Friday, Oct. 16th, 5:30pm to Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 8pm

2520 Scenic Drive

Plano, TX

The Andrews Dads Club is planning an action-packed Fall Fest on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be costumes, jump houses, carnival games, face painting, food and many other activities. Your family won’t want to miss it!

3rd - 5th Graders End of 9-Weeks Assembly

Friday, Oct. 16th, 8:15am

Andrews Elementary School Gym

Kinder - 2nd Graders End of 9-Weeks Assembly

Friday, Oct. 16th, 9:30am

Andrews Elementary School Gym

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week...Coming Soon!

Beginning October 21st
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Check out our Red Ribbon Week Activities Below

Red Ribbon Balloon Launch

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 10am

2520 Scenic Drive

Plano, TX

Our Balloon Launch will be on October 23rd beginning at 10:00 am located in front of Andrews Elementary. All students will be involved and will recite a pledge to be drug free. This celebration will end with a school-wide cheer!!!

Send in those Box Tops!!!

Last year, we earned over $2,100 from Box Tops and grocery store partnerships which helped fund Family Arts Night, Multicultural Night, field trips, Spring Fling, visiting authors, new recess equipment, and Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Week.

Clip the BoxTops on participating products, send them in a bag with your child to school and drop them into a grade-level BoxTop box. Click here to learn more about free fundraising programs. Grandparents, friends, neighbors, and businesses can participate in these programs, too. The more who participate, the more we earn!


We'd like to invite your child to participate in MOEMS – Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle schools. This competition is open to students in grades 4 and 5 only.

Please see attached Math Olympiad Letter for additional information.

If you are interested, please fill out the form in this link by October 16, 2015
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Are you looking for ways to support a specific project at Andrews? Andrews is interested in creating a Makerspace in the library, where students can gather to create, invent and learn. As our global economy expands, our need to prepare this next generation for new careers that demand innovation becomes even more imperative.

The Makerspace wish list contains $5,000 worth of items such as solar car kits, robots, Lego education products (STEM) such as the Lego WeDo Construction set, Lego Mindstorm coding sets, a 3-D printer and related technology, and more. To learn more about Makerspace for Andrews, visit

Please consider supporting Andrews PTA by donating at theRed ($25), White ($50), Blue ($75) or Eagle ($100 or higher) donor level. Eagle Donors will be invited to an Eagles luncheon with Principal Joy Lovell at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, where they can interact with her and other Eagle Donors. Donate now before the lunch by visiting, and clicking on the SHOP button on the top of the screen. Once you log in, look under New Forms and choose Donations 2015-16.

In addition, your donations are eligible for your company’s matching gift program. Our Tax Identification Number (EIN #) is 300070670. We appreciate your support immensely and thank each and every one of you that has already donated at any level to support our students and our school!

Any questions about memberships and donations, please email


Many parents will be relieved to learn that signing up for PTA doesn’t mean you have to volunteer (unless you want to). Your membership in PTA supports all of the wonderful things we do can do for our students and teachers. Last school year, PTA funded $31,174 worth of equipment (iPads) and activities (field trips, author visits, etc.) and more, all for your child’s benefit.

Sign up for your membership at


Reflections contest entry submissions are still being accepted. The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is Let Your Imagination Fly. You MUST join Andrew's PTA by Oct. 15, 2015, to participate in Reflections.

The Reflections program recognizes students at the Local, Council/Region, State and National PTA levels. At each level, all entries are judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity and artistic merit.

Categories include:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Musical Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

For more information, see the Reflections submission form. Submissions are due Nov. 2-5 in the Art Room. The PTA Reflections program requires all students participating in Reflections to have a PTA membership from this year.

Show your Rice Middle School Spirit

Do you want to show your Rice Middle School Spirit? We have the solution for you!

Rice Middle School Spirit Wear is now available for purchase through Monday, October 19. The catalog is located at the following link: and the order form is located at: There are some great items available for purchase!

Please make checks out to 'Rice Middle School' and turn the order form, along with your check, into the front office on or before Monday, October 19. Online sales are not available at this time.


Does your kid like to dance or cheer? Don’t miss “High Kicks and Herkies,” a dance and cheer clinic for students in kindergarten through fifth grades.

The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Jasper High School (JHS) gym, 6800 Archgate Dr. in Plano. Cost is $40 and includes a t-shirt, snacks, photo opportunities with the JHS drill team and cheerleaders and a performance “show off.” Space is limited, and pre-registration is recommended.

To pre-register, drop off registration and payment (payable to Jasper Jazz Booster Club) at the elementary front office, JHS front office, or mail registration and payment to: Jasper High School, 6800 Archgate Dr., Plano ,TX 75024, Attn: Jasper Jazz/April Lutts. Day-of registration will be held starting at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 17.

For questions or a registration form, contact Marcy Cadena-Smith at Spots are limited, so register today! Sponsored by the Jasper Jazz Booster Club.

Tickets Now on Sale for “The Great Jazzby” Auction, Dinner and Dance Performance

Get your tickets for the “The Great Jazzby,” an entertaining evening featuring both a live and silent auction, a raffle and an thrilling dance performance by the award-winning Jasper Jazz drill team. Mark your calendars for 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Jasper High School cafeteria. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and include dinner catered by Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Want to check out the auction only (without dinner)? Purchase $10 tickets at the door.

Auction items range from Brighton, Kendra Scott and Stella & Dot jewelry to private parties from Total Wine or Oil & Vinegar to fitness passes and memberships, a wide range of restaurant gift cards, a round of golf at the Stonebriar Country Club, Plano Symphony tickets and so much more, including a football autographed by Tony Romo, Jason Whitten, Dez Bryant and Brandon Weeden.

To purchase advance tickets or for more information, contact Lisa Finnerty at Don’t miss this entertaining event supporting the Jasper Jazz drill team. Get your tickets today! Sponsored by the Jasper Jazz Booster Club.


We would love for you to follow Andrews on Twitter under the name @AndrewsEagles. Twitter will be used as an additional mode of communication for reminders as well as to highlight some of the wonderful happenings at Andrews!

Please be aware that the Student Information Release Form includes all forms of social media.