Andrews Elementary School

March 2023

Upcoming Events:

  • March 1: Basketball Game at Horace Mann
  • March 1:Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
  • March 2: Talent Show 5:30-7:30 PM
  • March 4: Basketball Tournament at Riverview and HNHS
  • March 6: IREAD window from March 6-17
  • March 9: Drama Club Play at 6:00 PM
  • March 10: End of quarter
  • March 12: Daylight Savings Time - change clocks
  • March 13: 5th grade to Junior Achievement Biztown
  • March 14: Dodgeball Tournament for 4th/5th
  • March 16: Third Grade Demonstration Concert
  • March 17: St. Patrick's Day
  • March 20: School Board Meeting at 7:00 PM
  • March 21: Ag Day for third grade
  • March 22: Star Lab
  • March 23: Star Lab
  • March 24: Spring Break starts today
  • March 25: Robotics Team goes to State Competition in Indy

Kindergarten for 2023-2024

If you have a child who will turn 5 by August 1, 2023, they are eligible for kindergarten! Please fill out the registration form below or call the school office. Once we have your information, we will call you to set up a screening for your child. This gives us valuable information to help figure out how to best help your child learn. You don't have to "pass" the screening to come to kindergarten. It is not that kind of test. It just gives us information to help us teach your child. Our Kindergarten Orientation Night is Tuesday, April 18. On that night we will let your child do activities in the kindergarten room and ride the big yellow school bus. Parents will meet in the cafeteria to learn more about our school and kindergarten. We will have someone there to help you with registration online if needed.

Kindergarten Registration Form for 2023-2024

Basketball Championship Games on Saturday, March 4, 2023

Mrs. Terpstra and Mrs. Thieme have done a wonderful job coaching our athletes.Our season has come to an end. Now we compete in the district wide tournament.

Andrews girls play against Salamonie at 9:00 AM at Riverview. If they win, the play against Horace Mann at 11:15 AM at Riverview. The winner of that game goes on to the championship game at 6:00PM in the HNHS Arena.

Andrews boys play against Salamonie at 10:00 AM at Riverview. If they win, they play against Horace Mann at 12:15 PM. The winner of that game goes on to the championship game at 7:15 PM in the HNHS Arena.

Click here for the link to the Tournament Page (click on tabs at bottom for Tournament)

Read-A-Thon Week is March 13-17

March 13-17, 2023 will be Read-A-Thon. This is a fund-raiser for our Robotics Teams. Students will have a pledge sheet for friends and family. Students will get a shamrock cutout for every $10.00 they raise. We will give prizes to the three highest student fundraisers in each class and prizes to the class with the highest pledges. Prizes will be a party with a cake walk, photo station, face painting and other fun things or a dodgeball game. During the week, we will have guest readers and spend a lot of time reading at school. Our theme is St. Patrick's so we will, of course, have some dress up days.

  • Monday, March 13: hat or headband day
  • Tuesday, March 14: Dress like your favorite book character; guest readers today
  • Wednesday, March 15: Rainbow Day: each grade level wears a different color (Kindergarten wears read, First Grade wears orange, Second grade wears yellow, Third Grade wears Green, Fourth Grade wears Blue, and Fifth Grade wears indigo, violet or purple, staff wears gold)
  • Thursday, March 16: Read in your Jammies- wear your PJ's; guest readers today
  • Friday, March 17: Happy St. Patrick's Day: wear green

Look for more information to come home soon...

Robotics Going to State Competition

Our Robotics Team has been working really hard this year. They have participated in several competitions the past month. One of our teams won the Excellence Award and qualified for the State Competition on March 25, 2023. If they win at state, they will be able to go to Dallas, Texas in May for the Worlds Competition! This is a very big deal!! We are very proud of our Robotics Team. We are also very grateful for Mrs. Little and Mr. Childs for all their work with the team. However, we will need your help to make our trip to Worlds a reality. We need to raise a lot of money to pay for the teams airfare, hotel, food, transportation, and registration. We will have several fundraisers in March and April to try to raise funds in time for the May Worlds Tournament in May (if we win at the State Competition). If your family or business would like to help support our team, you can click on the link below to donate. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office at 260-786-3021.

Click on link to make a donation online:

Star Lab

The Star Lab is Coming! The Star Lab is an inflatable planetarium where students can experience the stars! On March 22 and 23, the Star Lab will be set up for classes to have an "out of this world" experience! The instructor, Mrs. Thieme, will show the students a variety of constellations and tell the stories behind them. We will talk about how these stories are myths, made up stories that try to explain how things came to be. It has been two years since we have been able to run the Star Lab, so the older students may remember it, but many students and teachers will experience this for the first time. Get ready to see the stars!

New: Eventlink

Eventlink is a new app you can join to stay on top of your child's school events. If you have children in more than one school, you can follow several schools. For example, if you have children at Andrews, Riverview and the high school, you will have one place to see all the events your children may be involved in at school. Follow the directions below to join Eventlink. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Cocklin in the school office at 260-786-3021.
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Help Needed: Recess and/or Cafeteria substitutes

We are in search of adults who would be willing to come in for a couple of hours in the middle of the day to help in the cafeteria or at recess. When we are short staffed our teachers end up helping with lunch duty. This takes away their time to collaborate or work with students who need makeup work or extra help. If you are home during the day and would be willing to be put on a substitute list for cafeteria and/or recess, please call the school office and talk to Mrs. Cocklin. She can help you fill out the paperwork and put you on our list to call when we are short staffed. The pay is $12.86 an hour. If you enjoy working with children, please consider becoming a substitute for us. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Cocklin at 260-786-3021.