The Leopard Tale


Principal's Points

November 2021 Principal's Points

Bedtime Story Night

Please join us on Tuesday, November 16th at 6:00 for milk and cookies and bedtime stories with your favorite teachers!
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Thanksgiving Break

November 22-26, 2021

Students Return: Monday, November 29, 2021

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Veterans Day

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Watch D.O.G.S.

Being a Watch D.O.G. gives you the chance to be a positive male role model for our students.

Dads, granddads, uncles, stepdads and adult brothers- you are eligible to be a Watch D.O.G.

Are you interested in signing up for Watch D.O.G.S? Use this link to sign up.

Technology News

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Stay Connected

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Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to Faith Hill for winning the 5th grade Art Contest with her picture titled: Harlem Renaissance.

Congratulations also goes out to Ameena Lugg-5th, Justyce Henley-5th, and Chloe McNabb- 3rd for representing Andre' Elementary in the District's Superintendent Holiday Card Contest.

Congratulations to one more set of winners in the 46th Annual Fire Poster Contest: Nia Pham- 5th and Ayla Trinker- 3rd.

We are so proud of these talented Artists!

Counselors' Corner

Being happy with what you have is a choice, and sometimes a difficult one! But as our kids are developing the ability to know the difference between need and want and cause and effect, this is the perfect time to spend time on practicing the Core Essential Value of November…CONTENTMENT. Contentment is learning to be okay with what you have.

Ask your student:

  • What does it feel like to be okay with what you have? How would you act, think and behave if you were content? How would you act, think and behave if you were NOT content?
  • Can you think of some people that you know who are content with what they have? Also, can you think of others who are discontented? How can you tell that they are contented or filled with discontent?

Words From the Library

Please use the following link or the QR code in the picture below to enjoy Thanksgiving books with your children.

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Notes from the front desk

Morning Car Riders

Parents of Pre-K – 5th grade car riders must enter the driveway on Longenbaugh for arrival and departure. Please form one line all the way around the circular drive, past the flagpole, pulling forward until signaled to stop. Please wait for the sound of the whistle to begin the unloading process. All parents, please make sure to remain in your vehicles as only students will exit the cars to ensure safe, efficient movement of the car rider line.

Car riders will be admitted by staff on duty at the side entrance to the front of the building. Staff will be available to provide your children appropriate assistance with getting to class, until they are able to do so independently.

Students will be allowed to enter the building at 8:25 with the supervision of our staff. Leaving students without supervision before this time is not safe. If you arrive after the tardy bell at 8:40, you will need to park your car, and escort your child to the secured front vestibule entrance, where a staff member will assist you.


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 3:45 P.M. and PHONE CALLS or E-MAILS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.

*If your child is scheduled for after school activities such as tutoring, Girls on the Run, choir practice, etc., and they need to miss, parents are asked to provide a note for the change in dismissal. Otherwise, they will not be released.

Student Council

Student Council Representative and Officer elections were held in October. Please join us in congratulating the following students:

2021-2022 Student Council Officers:

President: Maria Alibhai

Vice-President: Maddox Cardenas

Secretary: Elijah Echols

Treasurer: Alexander Bassett

Historian: Eleena Kazi

4th Grade Representatives:

Stickle: Autumn Noel, Eleena Kazi, and Enes Johnson (alternate)

Thomas: Audrey Ngo, Saffiya Jallow, and Brielle Salgado (alternate)

Thompson: Greyson Pratt and Maximo Vargas

Frank: Macyn Marchetti, Camryn Galicki, and Khristian Lewis (alternate)

Bryant: Jessana Salvage, Maddox Cardenas, and Railyn Williams (alternate)

Fennel: Elijah Echols, Manfred Gutierrez Galindo, and Julieta Villagomez (alternate)

5th Grade Representatives:

Alvarez: Niyah Ahmed and Jacob Flores

Butler: Skyler Bradford, Kayla Cook, and Santiago Rodriguez (alternate)

Cones: Samarth Kottaye, Maria Alibhai, and Justyce Henley (alternate)

Lancaster: Alex Bassett, Saige Hall, and Miranda Salazar (alternate)

Moreno: Elianna Waheed, Sebastian Ventura, and Mauricio Barjau (alternate)

Turner: Key'anna Brandon, Ah'jenay Nelson, and Sienna Boyett (alternate)

Box Tops

Did you know that Andre’ receives 10₵ for every General Mills Box Tops for Education we collect? Please remember to scan your receipts for Box Tops from participating products. See the flyer and video below for information on how to download the app and scan receipts.

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

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Box Tops New App: Scan for your School


5th Grade Party Committee Opportunity

If you're interested in helping plan the 5th Grade Party, please reach out via

PTO Needs YOU!

Our PTO plays a very important role in supporting our school with fundraisers, teacher appreciation events, and student support. We need your support to continue our mission to raise money for our awesome Andre’ Leopards!
If you are interested, please reach out to We will be happy to answer any questions and invite you to our next board meeting.

PTO Contact Information - you can sign up for membership here and order t-shirts

Facebook (Andre' Elementary PTO) - follow us here for upcoming event information

Twitter (@AndreElemPTO) - follow us here for upcoming event information

Help Andre’ Earn “Free Money”!
My Coke Rewards:
When you make a Coca-Cola purchase, you simply enter the product codes on the website and we get a donation from Coca-Cola.

Amazon Smile:
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Andre’ PTO. Please be sure to add Andre’ PTO as your charity.

Kroger Plus:
Add Andre’ Elementary PTO Inc as your community rewards organization under “My Account.” You will need to confirm your selection if you have signed up previously.

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Mark your calendar

11/3-11/4- Vision and Hearing Screenings

11/10- Student Council Meeting

11/11- Veterans Day​

11/16 - Bedtime Story Night​

11/18- Thanksgiving Play- 1st Grade​

11/19- Colonial Day- 5th Grade​

11/22-26- Thanksgiving Break

11/30- Nature Trails Make-up Day- 3rd and 5th Grades

12/2- Fall Portrait Retakes