Andrews Elementary

On Wings of Excellence

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Dear Andrews Family

We hope you enjoy this beautiful weekend with your family! Don't forget to join us for our annual Multicultural Night on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:00 PM. We look forward to celebrating the culture and diversity of Andrews on that special evening!



Joy Lovell, Principal

Andrews Elementary

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 2nd

  • PTA General Meeting and Multicultural Night - 6:00 PM


Wednesday, February 3rd

  • PTA Spirit Night - Mooyah Burger; our Andrews Specialists will be there 5-7 PM


Friday, February 5th

  • Rice Counselors to meet with 5th grade students


February 8th - 12th - National School Counselor’s Week


Monday, February 8th

  • Progress Reports to go home


Friday, February 12th

  • Friendship Parties - 1:30 PM


Monday, February 15th

  • No School for Students

After School Programs/Rehearsals

Monday, February 1st

  • NTCC Rehearsal
  • Mad Science


Tuesday, February 2nd

  • Beginning and Intermediate Chess
  • Coding Club
  • 4th Grade Choir Rehearsal
  • Mad Science
  • Tutoring (K-5)


Wednesday, February 3rd

  • Drama Club


Thursday, February 4th

  • Advanced Chess
  • Craniologix
  • Young Rembrandts K-1
  • Tutoring (K-5)


Friday, February 5th

  • Young Rembrandts 2-5
  • NTCC Rehearsal (SMU)

Multicultural Night Is Coming ~ Tuesday, Feb. 2

The evening will begin on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6:00 PM with our PTA General Meeting. Following the meeting, this fun night will include our annual flag parade, a musical presentation by our 3rd graders, the Rice African Drum Ensemble performance, numerous cultural exhibits, and food.

Spirit Night

Andrews’ next PTA Spirit Night will be Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Mooyah. Andrews Specialists will be there from 5-7 PM. Andrews PTA will receive proceeds from your purchases!

Friendship Parties

Friendship parties will take place in all classrooms on Friday, 2/12/16 at 1:30 PM. If you have completed your volunteer background check and plan to volunteer at your child's/ children's friendship parties on Friday, 2/12, please RSVP to your child's/children's homeroom teacher by Wednesday, 2/10 at 12:00 p.m. to let them know that you are coming. Please know that small children and younger siblings are not permitted due to space. Having an RSVP list ahead of time will enable us to expedite the office check-in process for you on Friday afternoon. Thank you!

Plano ISD - Parental Engagement Survey

There are many ways in which parents may be involved in the education of their child. Extensive research has shown that activities such as reading, communicating with the child, and setting expectations have the largest effect on student achievement. Other forms of parental involvement, such as attendance and participation in school functions, also contribute positively to achievement in school.


This Parental Engagement Survey will help us understand some of the ways in which parents are engaged in the education of their child. This information will also guide us in providing support to the parents in our community.


With the 2015-2016 school year in mind, please take a moment to answer this brief survey.


English: http://formscreator.pisd.edu/formhandler/parentalengagementpisd.aspx

Spanish: http://formscreator.pisd.edu/formhandler/parentalengagementpisdsp.aspx


Thank you for your participation!

Morning Carpool Reminders

  • Please pull through the school driveway if you are dropping off students in the front of the school in the mornings. When parents stop on the street corners to let students out of the vehicle (instead of pulling into the school driveway), it causes significant traffic challenges and creates safety issues. Thank you for your help with this request!


  • Please allow extra time for traffic when bringing students to school each morning. We recommend for parents to arrive prior to 7:30 if they desire to avoid much of the congestion.


  • Gym doors open at 7:00 for children to be dropped off and wait safely in the gym until dismissed for class.


  • Front doors open at 7:20 for students to be dropped off. Students will be allowed to go to the gym and wait until 7:30 before heading to class.


  • Students entering the building after 7:45 will receive a late slip and be marked tardy. An accumulation of tardies/unexcused absences can result in truancy concerns.

Looking for something for the kids to do over summer? SAGE Summer Expo can help!

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Makerspace Donations Still Being Accepted

The PTA is getting closer to its financial goal for the Andrews Makerspace project, which has reached $3,500 of the total $5,000.


Makerspace is a DIY space in the library, where students can gather to create, invent and learn. 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 http://tinyurl.com/orxqzf3.


You can support this project by visiting andrewspta.org, 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.


Your donation is tax deductible (EIN # 300070670) and will directly benefit your child and all Andrews students. In addition, your donations are eligible for your company’s matching gift program. Any questions about memberships and donations, please email andrewselementaryplanopta@gmail.com.

Yearbooks

Photos

Do you have photos of your child taken at school that you can share with the Yearbook? Here’s how to upload the photos:


1. Go to this website: onlineyearbooks.lifetouch.com

2. User: yearbook@andrewspta.org; Password: eagles
3. Go to Image Upload and find the “correct” folder to upload in. For example, if you are uploading first grade photos, then select that folder.


Questions? Email andrewselementaryplanopta@gmail.com.


On Sale

The 2015-2016 Andrews Yearbook is now available for purchase online. The yearbooks will be distributed at the end of the school year. To order, visit www.andrewspta.org and click on the SHOP button.