Andrews Elementary

On Wings of Excellence

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Dear Andrews Family

We have completed another great week of learning at Andrews! We hope that all of you are using Remind for classroom updates and also invite you to follow Andrews on Twitter (@AndrewsEagles) so that you are able to see some of the educational opportunities that your children are experiencing. Please read below for important information regarding upcoming events and dates. Have a wonderful weekend!


Joy Lovell, Principal

At a Glance...

Monday, September 28th
  • NTCC Choir Rehearsal


Tuesday, September 29th

  • Tutoring for participating students (grades 1-5)
  • 5th Grade Choir rehearsal


Wednesday, September 30th

  • Girl Scouts Recruitment Night - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (held in cafeteria)


Thursday, October 1st

  • Tutoring for participating students (grades 1-5)


Testing Windows

  • CogAT - Cognitive Abilities Test (grades 3 & 5, 4th grade new students): September 28th - October 9th
  • MAP - Measures of Academic Progress (kinder): September 28th - October 2nd

School Day begins at 7:45 AM

  • School Day: The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. Students are tardy if they arrive after 7:45 a.m. Please Note that 3 tardies = 1 unexcused absence. For your convenience, students may enter the building through the gym at 7:00 a.m. where a staff member is on duty to supervise the students.

Andrews Family Spirit Partnership

The next Andrews Family Spirit partnership will be Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Scotty P’s (Custer & Independence) from 5pm - 7pm.


The kindergarten team will be in attendance! Purchase a meal anytime that day and turn in your receipt and Scotty P’s will donate a percentage of the sales to Andrews PTA.

Andrews Specials Spotlight!

Check out our Andrews Specials Spotlight to get the latest and greatest! Click on the link below to view our Specials' electronic newsletter!

Math Olympiad for 4th & 5th Grades

We'd like to invite your child to participate in MOEMS – Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle schools. This competition is open to students in grades 4 and 5 only.


Please see attached Math Olympiad Letter for additional information.


If you are interested, please fill out the form in this link by October 16, 2015

Digital Citizenship

One of our goals for this year is to teach digital citizenship to our students. Please complete the brief survey by clicking on the link below (tiny.url). This survey is not mandatory but it would help me better serve and understand your child’s needs.


If you are interested in participating please complete this form no later than September 28th. If you have more than one child here at Andrews, please complete a form for each child. There will be a student survey that mirrors the parent survey given to our 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students the last two weeks of September.


If you have any questions regarding this survey, please feel free to contact Michelle Klena at 469-752-3916. Thank you so much for your assistance.

Still Time to Sign up for After-School Programs

The PTA is offering six after-school programs to Andrews students. Some classes have already started, but it’s still possible to join in the fun. After-school programs are sponsored by the PTA, please go to www.andrewspta.org and click on the SHOP button at the top of the page to sign up.

JOIN PTA TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR Andrews Elementary

Many parents will be relieved to learn that signing up for PTA doesn’t mean you have to volunteer (unless you want to). Your membership in PTA supports all of the wonderful things we do can do for our students and teachers. Last school year, PTA funded $31,174 worth of equipment (iPads) and activities (field trips, author visits, etc.) and more, all for your child’s benefit.


Sign up for your membership at www.andrewspta.org

Reflections Contest

Reflections Contest Entry Submissions are Still Being Accepted. The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is Let Your Imagination Fly. You MUST join Andrew's PTA by Oct. 15, 2015, to participate in Reflections.


The Reflections program recognizes students at the Local, Council/Region, State and National PTA levels. At each level, all entries are judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity and artistic merit.


Categories include:


  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Musical Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts


For more information, see the Reflections submission form. Submissions are due Nov. 2-5 in the Art Room. The PTA Reflections program requires all students participating in Reflections to have a PTA membership from this year.

Come one, come all: Neighborhood garage sale

The Jasper Jazz Booster Club invites the community to a garage sale from 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2708 Sierra Blanca Ct in the Villages of Russell Creek in Plano. Money raised will support the award-winning Jasper High School drill team. Come check it out! Sponsored by the Jasper Jazz Booster Club.

HIGH KICKS AND HERKIES DRILL/CHEER CLINIC

Does your kid like to dance or cheer? Don’t miss “High Kicks and Herkies,” a dance and cheer clinic for students in kindergarten through fifth grades.


The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Jasper High School (JHS) gym, 6800 Archgate Dr. in Plano. Cost is $40 and includes a t-shirt, snacks, photo opportunities with the JHS drill team and cheerleaders and a performance “show off.” Space is limited, and pre-registration is recommended.


To pre-register, drop off registration and payment (payable to Jasper Jazz Booster Club) at the elementary front office, JHS front office, or mail registration and payment to: Jasper High School, 6800 Archgate Dr., Plano ,TX 75024, Attn: Jasper Jazz/April Lutts. Day-of registration will be held starting at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 17.


For questions or a registration form, contact Marcy Cadena-Smith at mcsmith1210@gmail.com. Spots are limited, so register today! Sponsored by the Jasper Jazz Booster Club.

PLANO WEST FUTURE LADY WOLVES VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CAMP

Plano West Lady Wolves Volleyball is hosting their annual "FUTURE LADY WOLVES VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CAMP" on Saturday, October 3rd, from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The camp will be held at Plano West. Complete and mail in the attached registration form below with payment. This is a great opportunity for elementary school volleyball players to receive outstanding volleyball instruction and work with the Lady Wolves players!

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND STAY INFORMED

We would love for you to follow Andrews on Twitter under the name @AndrewsEagles. Twitter will be used as an additional mode of communication for reminders as well as to highlight some of the wonderful happenings at Andrews!


Please be aware that the Student Information Release Form includes all forms of social media.