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Andrew AvenueElementary School

Friday Email for October 4, 2019

       Andrew Avenue Elementary School


Friday Email 

October 4, 2019


Farmer's Market

Our district has been chosen to be a featured school district for CT Grown for CT Kids week. On Tuesday, October 8th we will be hosting a farm to school visit at Andrew Avenue School with Senator Logan and possibly Senator Hartley and Representative Labriola.


We have many activities planned starting around 11 am. We will be hosting Naugatuck's very own Kaitlyn Kimball from Sunset Farm. The best part is she is a new teacher at our high school. We will feature a kale radish salad on our menu using ingredients from her farm. We will also feature local apples and pears so our students can participate in the CT Put Local on Your Tray Hardcore Challenge. The students will be challenged to eat a pear or an apple down to its core.

Take the Challenge

We will also be hosting a farmers market that day from 1-4 pm. Students will come down class by class and have the opportunity to purchase local produce and sample apple cider. The students can purchase Pumpkins ($2-$4) Acorn and or Butternut and Spaghetti squash $4, Apples, Pears and Ears of Corn .50¢ each, You will also be able to purchase Green Beans $2. per pound.




Columbus Day

There WILL be school on Columbus Day, Monday, October 14, 2019. 

It is a normal full day 8:40 - 3:25


Parent-Teacher Conference

Parent-Teacher Conferences 

October 16th - 18th

October 16th and October 17th are evening conferences and October 18th is afternoon conferences. These days are early dismissal days, we will be releasing students at 1:00 pm. 

We will be using to make signups as convenient as possible, (click on the link to sign up)  Parent-Teacher Conference Sign -up. If you do not have internet access, please contact us via phone at 203-720-5221.


Book Fair

Book Fair begins on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - Thursday, October 17th

Tuesday it will be   10 am - 2 pm, Wednesday & Thursday  10 am - 12 pm and during the evening conferences from 5 pm - 7 pm. 


Penny Wars

We plan on starting Penny Wars during the bookfair and Parent-Teacher Conference week. Oct. 14th thru 18th.


 The next PTO meeting is Thursday, October 24th, 2019. 


Lyman Orchard Pie & Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Delivery & Pick-up on November 1st. 


Volunteer Opportunities for PTO:

School Library, Friday Mornings

Fall Book Fair, October 15th - 18th

Turkey Trot, Date TBA


         Parent Pick up                  Reminders about pick up and drop off:                 Parent Pick up

I have been working with the Naugatuck Police Department to help me increase safety for pick up and drop off.  We are working together to paint lines in the parking lot to create a driving lane that will loop around the lot to help you navigate where to go.  

Also, please have your child exit the car on the back passenger side.  This is the safest way to exit the car!  Your child should also keep their seatbelt on until the car stops.   Thank you for your cooperation and working together for the safety of all students at Andrew Avenue!  

Walkers:  Parents, thank you for your understanding that when you walk your child to school, you must drop them at the door and they will enter the school independently.  This is for the safety of all students in school!  




Community Closet DONATIONS:

Please consider donating to our Community Closet.  We collect items for students in need. If you have any items to donate, please send them in with your child labeled community closet!   Examples of items are shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, soap, toothpaste, underwear, socks, etc. Thank you in advance for your kindness and support. 


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.