Eagle Gazette - December 2017
It is so hard to believe that it is December! We are one-third of the way through our school year. Our weather continues to change day by day. Please make sure children are dressed appropriately and have necessary items for outdoor recess. Snow has started to arrive and with that comes snow pants, snow boots, hats, and gloves. Thank you for helping us to make sure that all children can enjoy outdoor recess.
At Andersonville we honor the greatness in every child. We embrace the talents and passions of each individual and challenge them to dream big. We recognize that every child has a story that deserves to be told and that every child has a gift to share with the world. We can all make a difference and we each have the power to impact the world around us.
We are a school family that supports the needs of the whole child through partnerships with parents and community. Thank you for all that you do to support your child through their story of learning this year and beyond!
Learning, Thinking, Leading, Growing
Our School Mission Statement
At Andersonville we are life-long learners who celebrate our uniqueness and inspire one another to find our passions.
We are loved. We are valued. We are family.
Classroom Mission Statements
A Season of Giving
Children's Theatre Presentation
Hour of Code Week - Dec 4th-10th
The Hour of Code takes place every year during Computer Science Education Week, the first week in December. With a huge groundswell of support and attention, it’s an ideal time for schools and districts to put the spotlight on computer science programs and expand opportunities.
Informational Video - Click Here
Holiday Sing-Along and Parties
We invite you to join us for our Holiday Sing-Along and Classroom Parties on December 21st. The Sing-Along will begin at 2:00 pm in the cafeteria. Parties will follow at 2:30 in classrooms.
While these special activities were originally scheduled for Wednesday, December 20th we have made this adjustment in order to preserve as much instructional time during that week as possible.
As a reminder, there will be no afternoon Kids Connection on this holiday party day. There will also be no afternoon Kids Connection on Friday, December 22, as it is a half day of school.
Kids Connection will still be held in the mornings on these days.
A Note From PTO
A Note from AE PTO – December 2017
Wonderful to see so many of our families together at our Family Movie Night in November. The closeness and connections in our AE community really contribute to making our school a great place for our students to learn and grow.
Please remember that you are all members of the PTO. Your voice, ideas, and opinions are important. Please join us in helping to shape this year of opportunities for our students and our school. – Jennifer Swenson, PTO President.
Upcoming PTO events:
Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser – Pick Up: Th.,Dec 14th 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Orders picked up in the Computer Lab. Online orders will be accepted through Dec. 8th.
Shop at www.pizzakit.com with AE PTO ID# 340812. Proceeds will support our March is Reading Month activities.
PTO General Meeting: Tues., Jan. 16th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Join us, stay informed and involved. The meeting will take place in the Computer Lab. Childcare will be provided.
AE Family Movie Night: Fri., Jan 26th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Come and enjoy a movie with other AE families. The movie will be chosen by the students in January.
AE Variety Show Auditions: Mon. Jan. 22nd and Tues., Jan. 23rd from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. The Variety Show is a great opportunity for AE students to showcase their talents. Auditions take place in the Cafeteria. Only need to attend auditions one night.
Upcoming Opportunities to Volunteer:
Holiday Photo Ornament Helpers – Photo Day and Assembly – Volunteers needed on Dec. 5th (12:45 – 3:00 pm) to help with the photos and on Mon., Dec. 11th (1:30 – 3:45 pm) to assemble the photo ornaments.
Pizza Fundraiser – Sort and Distribute – Dec. 14th. Volunteers are needed to sort orders (11:30 – 2:30 pm) and help distribute orders (3:15 – 5:45 pm).
Sign Up Genius. Search for firstname.lastname@example.org at signupgenius.com for volunteer opportunities.
Book Fair - Thank you!
Pick Up, Drop Off, and Parking Lot Reminders
Our school start time is 8:30. The front doors open at 8:25 for students. The tardy bell rings and the doors lock at 8:40. If you arrive after 8:40, please park and come into the building to sign your child(ren) in at the office.
Doors open at 3:30 each afternoon. Please pull all the way forward on the curbside if you are waiting in your vehicle. Park in the lot if you are coming into the main lobby for pick up.
If you are dropping off your child(ren) in the parent loop, please make sure you are pulling all the way forward each time a car moves up in line, carefully dropping your child(ren) off on the curbside ONLY. Please slow down as you approach the crosswalk and stop for all families crossing by, giving them the right of way each time. The passing lane is not a drop off lane and is to be used to move forward after drop off at slow speeds.
Many families are walking and dropping their child(ren) off at these times and we need to be more mindful and aware. Safety first, for all of our families, as we get to school on time each day.
Please slow down and be safe.
Learning Feedback Documents
Cold Weather & Winter Gear Reminders
14 Pizza (Fundraiser) Pick Up
18-20 Hearing Testing (Y 5’s, K, 2, 4,)
21 Holiday Sing-a-Long (2:00) and Parties (2:30) - NO PM KIDS CONNECTION
22 Half Day for Students - Teacher Development Day - NO PM KIDS CONNECTION
23-Jan 7 Winter Recess - No School
8 School Resumes
15 No School for Students/Teacher Professional Development
16 PTO General Membership Meeting (6:00-7:00) Computer Lab
18 Half Day - Teacher Professional Development
19 Half Day - Teacher Professional Development
Leader in Me
Board of Education & Central Office Administration
Elizabeth Egan, President
Kelli Horst, Vice President
Greg Need, Treasurer
Steve Hyer, Secretary
Craig Hamilton, Trustee
Cheryl McGinnis, Trustee
Central Office Administration
Dr. Rod Rock, Superintendent
Shawn Ryan, Deputy Superintendent
Mary Beth Rogers, Executive Director of Business Services
John Lucido, Executive Director of Human Resources
Kathy Christopher, Executive Director of Student Support Services