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Friday Email for September 6, 2019

Andrew Avenue Elementary School

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Friday Email 

September 6, 2019


Welcome Back



Dear Naugatuck Families,

 We are implementing a new emergency & family notifications system and we need to have your most up-to-date contact info to make sure you receive important messages from your school and teachers.

 We are now gathering contact information electronically. Please go online on your phone, tablet or computer and fill out our new contacts form, even if you have done this in the past or believe we already have your complete information.

 Here’s the web address:

 If you have more than one student, you only need to fill out the form once. Please contact your school secretary with any questions.


We are also including a link to an electronic form that parents and students can fill out to acknowledge the acceptable use policy, the district student handbook and military survey. 

 Here’s the web address:


Thank you for your cooperation!

Naugatuck Public Schools



Open House

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

1st session for K-1st-2nd @ 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

2nd session for 3rd & 4th @ 7:00 - 7:40 p.m.

This is an early dismissal day, we dismiss @ 1:00 p.m.


1st PTO Metting

1st PTO Meeting is Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Andrew Ave Cafeteria @ 6:30 p.m.


Lyman Orchards Pie Fundraiser Lyman Orchard Pie & Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser

September 16th - 30th with Delivery & Pick-up on November 1st. 


Volunteer Opportunities for PTO:

School Library, Friday Mornings

Fall Book Fair, October 15th - 18th

Turkey Trot, Date TBA


 Andrew Avenue elementary school

Mrs. Barker’s Counselor's Corner  September  Newsletter 

Welcome Back


My name is Heidi Barker.  This is my 4th year as part of the Andrew Avenue Family and I am your child’s school counselor.  I truly love being here full time supporting students, parents, and teachers!            


I provide a number of different services to support students throughout the school year.             

  • Classroom Social-Emotional  Lessons-  I will be teaching classroom lessons in all grades that address social/emotional skills, academic success, and the implementation of RULER, our districtwide program for social-emotional development from Yale University.        

  • Small-Group  Counseling- Groups run about    3 times each school year on a weekly basis,     during the school day and may include topics such as social skills, changing families,     anxiety, and school success.                    

  • Individual Counseling-  Sessions will be provided to identified students.  The goal of school-based counseling is for students to develop coping skills & strategies which will help them to work towards overcoming any social/emotional barriers that are adversely affecting your child’s ability to be academically successful in school.                                

  • Support to parents and teachers            


Please reach out to me with any concerns you may have about your child/children.  I hope we can work together to make this year a success!                                  


Phone:  (203)720-5221                                     Email:

ATTENDANCE  AWARENESS                AW-poster.png          


  • Make getting to school on time every day a high priority. 

  • Talk with your child about the importance of attendance.

  • Explain to your child the negative effects of absences.

  • Have a back-up plan for getting your child to school when there are difficulties with transportation, family illnesses, or other challenges.

  • Try to schedule doctor's appointments for after-school hours. 

  • Contact your child’s school counselor to discuss supports and services that can help your child maintain regular school attendance.



 I will be tracking individual student attendance as well as the number of absences in each grade per month.  Each grade will be “racing” to see which grade will have the least number of absences until the end of the school year.  The grade with the least number of absences will receive a winning prize!


Naugatuck Board of Ed   Board of Ed Meeting, Thursday, September 12, 2019, @ 7:00 p.m.


Rockwell Studio of Photography

Picture day is Wednesday, October 2, 2019  


School Hours

Our doors open at 8:40 AM students can then enter and go have breakfast. (We have free breakfast and free lunch.) A bell rings at 8:55 AM at which time school officially begins. Our day ends at 3:25 PM. On a half-day, school dismisses at 1:00 PM. Lunch is served on all half days. On ½ days called on account of weather and when all after school activities are canceled the SPARK and YMCA program does not run. Please make sure the school knows how your child/children will be going home on those days.


 School Website

If you are looking for our school calendar or the lunch menu, or even school news & events please check out  Our School's Webpage 


As always, if you have any questions, please call the school office at (203) 720-5221.