May 21, 2023
Dear South Families,
We finished up our last testing sessions of MCAS this week. Huge kudos to all of our third, fourth, and fifth graders who worked incredibly hard on these assessments to show off all that they know.
All of the year-end events have been updated below and we have a busy four weeks coming up! Tomorrow, we are looking forward to our Band, Orchestra, and Chorus concerts. The students are performing for the school in the morning and for families at 7:00. If you are coming in the evening, please enter through the kindergarten lobby and don't forget to check out the Lost and Found. Third graders are also going on a field trip this week to the Andover Center for History and Culture and our kindergarteners are playing math games with their families on Tuesday. On Friday, we have Andover High School's seniors who attended South coming by for their last lap around their elementary school. It is always a special day.
We hope that everyone has a great week and enjoys the upcoming long weekend.
Brenda Lee, Principal
Kathy Caron, Assistant Principal
EUREKA MATH2 - FAMILY SURVEY
ACE - Andover Coalition for Education
Thank you all for everything you have done to recognize our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week!
As part of our practice to let families know of community programs and activities that relate to the schools, for the next month, the Andover Coalition for Education (ACE) is running a Teacher Tribute Program that enables families to say a personalized “Thank you!” to teachers and school staff members. ACE is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that has donated over $1 million to Andover Public Schools to support enriching and engaging learning opportunities for all APS students. To learn more about ACE's Teacher Tribute Program, please visit http://www.aceandover.org.
SAVE THE DATE - KINDNESS COUNTS NIGHT
UPCOMING DATES, MEETINGS, ETC.
Monday, May 22nd ~ Band, Orchestra, Chorus Concert for Families @ 7:00PM
Tuesday, May 23rd ~ 9:30 Kindergarten Math Mania w/ Families
Tuesday, May 23rd - Friday, May 26th ~ 3rd Grade Field Trips to the Andover Center for History and Culture
Friday, May 26th ~ AHS Seniors Walk Through
Monday, May 29th ~ Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, May 30th ~ Move-Up Day for 5th Graders to the Middle Schools
Wednesday, May 31st ~ 1st Grade Books & Blankets
Thursday, June 1st ~ 3rd Grade Field Trip - Boston Tea Party
Friday, June 2nd ~ EARLY RELEASE (12:15pm dismissal), Final Assembly & Kindergarten Visitation
Monday, June 5th ~ 3rd Grade Musical Informance
Monday, June 5th ~ Kindergarten Field Day
Monday, June 5th - Tuesday, June 6th ~ 5th Grade Outdoor Classroom
Wednesday, June 7th ~ Track Meet - 4th and 5th grade
Wednesday, June 7th ~ Kindness Counts Night 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 7th - Friday, June 9th ~ 3rd Grade Outdoor Classroom
Thursday, June 8th ~ Track Meet - 4th and 5th grade (Raindate)
Friday, June 9th ~ Survivor Day - 5th Grade
Friday, June 9th ~ 4th Grade Annual Kickball Game
Monday, June 12th ~ Survivor Day - 5th Grade (Raindate)
Monday, June 12th ~ 3rd Grade Field Trip - Camp Otter
Tuesday, June 13th ~ 2nd Grade Field Day
Wednesday, June 14th ~ 1st Grade Field Day
Wednesday, June 14th ~ 4th Grade Field Trip on Foot - Backyard Biomes
Thursday, June 15th ~ 5th Grade's Celebration of Learning @ 9:45
Friday, June 16th ~ LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! EARLY RELEASE (12:15pm dismissal)
WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOUTH SCHOOL SUBSTITUTES!
$90 - Without Bachelor's Degree
$105 - With a Bachelor's Degree
$120 - Retired Massachusetts Teacher
All students are able to receive 1 free breakfast and 1 free lunch daily during the 2022-2023 school year. Lunches will need be preordered. Please see the FAQ linke below for further information and the menu.
If you would like to add money to your child's account, please go here: https://andover.familyportal.cloud/
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