Andrews Elementary

On Wings of Excellence

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Dear Andrews Family

What a great week we have had at Andrews! We enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate Veterans Day with all of our students and staff. Plano West Senior High School Color Guard students, the Andrews choir, and two outstanding U.S. military veterans helped our students to more deeply understand the significance of Veterans Day.

As we approach this season of thankfulness, we are definitely aware that your consistent support and encouragement at home play a significant role in the success of all our Andrews students. Thank you for your partnership with us! We are very grateful for all of the time and effort that you invest. Please read below for important information about upcoming events and activities. Have a wonderful weekend!

Joy Lovell, Principal

Andrews Elementary

Week at a glance...

Monday, November 16th
  • Progress Reports Go Home

Tuesday, November 17th

  • PTA Spirit Night - Chicken Express (Custer location) - 1st grade staff will be in attendance (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)!
  • Tutoring (K-5) for participating students
  • History Fair Project Due

Wednesday, November 18th

  • Math Olympiad participants meet in the cafeteria (2:45 pm – 3:30 pm)
  • History Fair Open House in the library (4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)
  • Boy Scouts meeting in cafeteria (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Thursday, November 19th

  • Tutoring (K-5) for participating students

Friday, November 20th

After-School Programs/Rehearsals


  • NTCC Choir Rehearsal
  • Mad Science


  • 5th Grade Choir Rehearsal
  • Beginning/Intermediate Chess Club
  • Mad Science
  • Coding Class


  • Drama Club


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


  • Young Rembrandts (2-5)

Safety First - Helpful Reminders

  • Students should be walking bikes/scooters upon arrival on school property during BOTH arrival and dismissal times. Thank you!
  • If you are in the building during a lockdown drill, please enter the closest room, close the door, turn the lights off and remain out of sight.
  • During a fire drill, please exit the building (200 feet away from building) until further notice.
  • When coming to obtain your child from school during an emergency, please remember to bring a form of identification for verification purposes (e.g. Driver's License, Dismissal Cards/Tags with child's name, etc.).

Plano Turkey Drive

This Saturday we have a chance to provide a memorable Thanksgiving for our 1,000 plus Food4Kids children and their families. During this season, one of the best ways to show our thanks is to share in our blessings.
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PACE Referral Deadline

Referral deadline for regular testing K through 5th grade students is December 9th, 2015. Referral packets may be obtained from the front office, classroom teacher, PACE teachers, or online

For additional information about the PACE program please refer or contact PACE teachers Mrs. Priya Subramanian ( or Mrs. Amy Moore (

Collin County Poetry Contest

The 45th Annual Collin County Poetry Contest is now accepting entries. Students are invited to enter. There is no fee for entry. The contest is sponsored by McKinney’s Mockingbird Chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas.

Winners are chosen from each grade level. Entries must be postmarked by February 1, 2016. Student winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will receive certificates at our award ceremony in April of 2016. Entry rules and other details are attached here and are on our website at .

History Fair

It is time to get excited about history because our annual History Fair is right around the corner! History Fair projects will be due on Tuesday, November 17th. Please submit projects to your student's homeroom teacher.

History Fair is optional for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. A History Fair Open House will take place on Wednesday, November 18th 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the library for viewing of the projects to take place.

If you have any questions please contact Meagan Gilleland or Amy Moore

Andrews Spelling Bee

PTA Texas Legends Family Night

oin us on November 21st at 7:00 pm to support PTA Texas Legends Family Fun Night at the Frisco Arena. For the $10 ticket, Andrews PTA receives $5 and Plano Education Foundation will receive $5!!!

Here is the link to buy tickets for this event. Tickets can only be bought online and can be picked up at the box office on the day of the event.

Join Andrews PTA and support our school

Stay connected to your school and your child’s class through Andrews PTA

Thanks you for your interest and support of Andrews Elementary PTA!

Follow us on Twitter and stay INFORMED

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!