Astronaut Activity...

For the Week of November 21-22

This week at Andersen -

Monday - 11/21 - day 5 (Turkey Trot)

Tuesday - 11/22 - day 6 (Friendsgiving Lunch)

Wednesday -11/23 No School

Thursday - 11/24 - Happy Thanksgiving

Friday - 11/25 - No School

Mark your calendars....

Monday, November 21 - Turkey Trot

Monday, November 21 - Catalog fundraiser ends

Monday, November 21 - Pie Drive for Staff

Wed-Fri, November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday- No School

Saturday, December 10 - Breakfast with Santa/Catalog pick up

Staff Pie Drive - WE ONLY NEED 19 MORE PIES!!!

Please join in on the Annual Staff Pie Drive to treat our staff. On Monday, November 21, please drop your pie donations at the office. Pies should be store bought and we hope to collect enough so everyone goes home with a pie! Take a moment to click on the link to sign up to donate.

Thank you all for taking time to treat our staff!

From your PTO.....

Holiday Catalog Cookie Dough Sale has been extended and ends on Monday, November 21st! Get your orders in by Monday! Pick-up will be December 10 – stay tuned for details.

BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!! Get ready for upcoming Andersen Spirit Days and get your Andersen Spirit Shirts and Car Decals:

Shirts are $15 and Andersen Decals are $3 only Monday November 21 through Sunday November 27th!

Book Fair Time! Andersen Book Fair will happen Friday December 16th through Thursday December 22nd! Stay Tuned for Details!

Turkey Trot - Monday

Join us for a run around campus followed by fall themed field games

5th Grade: 8:50am-9:50am

4th Grade: 9:10am-10:10am

3rd Grade: 9:20am-10:20am

2nd Grade: 9:30am-10:30am

1st Grade: 9:40am-10:40am

Kindergarten and Pre K: 9:50am-10:50am

*For the safety of our students, the school driveway will be closed during the Turkey Trot. Please plan on parking on the street.

Friendsgiving Lunch - Tuesday

Come eat lunch in the courtyard with your student and take fun pictures with our photo props

*Food will not be available for purchase for parents, please bring your own lunch to enjoy with your student. If you would like to bring a blanket to sit on outside it would be helpful!

Health Office Guidelines

With the cold and flu season on us, please take a few moments to review the Covid-19 Guidelines from CUSD.

November Lunch Menu

November lunch menu - click here

Breakfast with Santa (Catalog item pick up day)

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 10th. Join us for Breakfast with Santa! This will be the time to pick up your orders from the Holiday Catalog and frozen cookie dough items.

Watch for more information to follow!

Tax Credit Donations for Andersen Elementary

Tax Credit donations help students become involved in fun, meaningful and life-enhancing activities like extra-curricular enrichment programs, athletics, or field trips. Eligible contributions are donated directly to schools, not to the state or the school district and are a full refund, not a deduction. Arizona law enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400.00 per calendar year if filing status is Married, filing Joint Return; $200.00 per calendar year if filing status is Single or Head of Household. By making a tax credit donation, you are saying how you want your tax dollars spent. To donate or to learn more, visit our website: Parent Resources / Tax Credit and Student Fee Payment Menu (

Art Masterpiece

If you are still interested in volunteering for Art Masterpiece (even if it's just for prepping supplies before lessons), please email and we will get you set up to help. No Art Experience Necessary! We give you all the tools you need!

Looking for Site Council Members

Astronaut Families -

Are you interested in joining Site Council this year? Site Council is a great opportunity to contribute your perspective and knowledge while building a closer relationship with your child's school. What is Site Council? Site Council is a selected group of stakeholders that establish priorities and focus for the school. This group meets 3-4x a year and has the responsibility of meeting with teachers, administration, and community members collaboratively.

If you are interested in serving on one of the two-year term positions, please contact Brenda McLaughlin at

Thank you!

Fry's Community Rewards

Dear Andersen Families:

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to local neighborhoods. Kroger stores are on a mission to go beyond being a part of the community to also helping create a stronger community. We appreciate your participation in the fry’s Food Stores Community Rewards program to help accomplish that mission! Please follow the link below to link your current fry’s Food Card to Andersen Elementary School to begin earning cash for your child’s school.

Click on this link, COMMUNITY REWARDS program, to create a digital account and/or to link your current fry’s Food Stores card to Andersen Elementary School and start earning $$$ for your child’s school every time you shop! Our Andersen Elementary Community Rewards account number is TY199 or you can search by our name, Andersen Elementary School.

Chandler Care Center Calendars

Please see the fliers below for upcoming events at the Chandler Care Center along with holiday information.