On Wings of Excellence
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...
- 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)
- 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 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.
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
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
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 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.
- Dance Choreography
- Film Production
- Musical Composition
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Spots are limited, so register today! Sponsored by the Jasper Jazz Booster Club.
PLANO WEST FUTURE LADY WOLVES VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CAMP
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.