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Friday Email for November 9, 2018



Andrew Avenue Elementary School

Friday Email

November 9, 2019


Veteran's Day

No School on November 12th for Veteran’s Day


Turkey Trot News:

Turkey Trotting

Save the Date for the 7th Annual Turkey Trot Tuesday November 20th  From 12:30pm- 3pm. We will be in need of parent volunteers to help run this wonderful event.  Below is the flyer.


Turkey Trot – Walk-A-Thon

Pledge card due back by Monday November 19th .

Andrew Avenue School will take part in the 7th Annual Turkey Trot Walk-a-thon on Tuesday November 20th .  All donation/pledge money that is earned will go in to the Andrew Avenue School PTO’s general fund to help offset the cost of field trips, assemblies, school activities and more.

Please share this pledge card with parents, grandparents, family & friends.  You can make a donation of cash or checks made out to AAESPTO.

 *Donations/pledges are not required for participation in the Turkey Trot.

 *All students will have the opportunity to participate in this fun & healthy activity.

 *It would be greatly appreciated if each student could donate at least $1.00.

 *The class that collects the most money and the class that completes the most laps will earn a prize.

 *Dress your child warm.  The Turkey Trot will be held outside.

Student Name____________________________                 Teacher_______________


Money & Pledge Card due back Monday 11/19




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If you have questions about this event contact Mrs. Stone or

In order to run this event we will need parent volunteers.  If you are interested in helping out please cut out and return this bottom portion of the form ASAP (by Nov. 16th).  All volunteers will need to report the gym by 12:20pm on Tuesday November 20th .  Dress warm this event will be held outside.  The Turkey Trot will run from 12:30pm -3:10pm.


Yes,  I ­­­­­­­­__________________________would like to help out with the Turkey Trot



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This month is a perfect time of the year to talk about and teach gratitude!  Here are a few simple ways to instill thankfulness in young children:  

  • Ask your children about the highs and lows of their school day. What went well? What went right? Focus on appreciating the positive.

  • Thank your children often, even if they’re doing required chores or activities you requested of them. Let them know you notice and appreciate their effort!  

  • Say “thank you” to your spouse, your friends, and your family in the presence of your children.  

  • Generate an attitude of giving. Ask your children to gather and donate old toys or clothes to other children who may be in need.

  • Encourage your children to write or draw thank you notes or pictures to friends, family, teachers, etc.  

  • Point out how others have helped your children – someone holding the door open, a friend helping your child tie his/her shoe, a teacher giving extra time to make sure your child understood the lesson, etc.

For more information and ideas about teaching gratitude to your children, please visit:

Classroom Lessons

Kindergarten- 2nd grade: Students will identify ways they have acted with

     kindness and caring toward others.

3rd & 4th grade:  (Our lives are interconnected with those of many people whom we have never met, who provide us with goods and services we rely on daily).  Students will demonstrate an awareness that we can extend gratitude to those we have never met, as well as those we know.

Why is teaching and modeling gratitude so important?

Being able to recognize and appreciate the good things in life can lead to increased happiness and life satisfaction.  For children especially, learning how to be thankful can help in the development of interpersonal skills, including the “big” one EMPATHY.  Gratitude lends itself to expanding our worldview. When we’re thankful for even the small things, we’re thinking of more than just ourselves; we’re thinking about how all of us have the ability to positively impact another’s life.  Gratitude is powerful! (Watson, Rita; 2013: Psychology Today)


United Way 12th Annual Festival of Trees

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Once again, Andrew Avenue is creating a tree for United Way’s Festival of Trees to support the United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls

Our theme this year is Kitchen Gadgets

Our tree will be labeled “Cooking Collection”

Please consider donating cooking/baking items to use as our decor, Or you could donate $1.00 and we will purchase items for our tree. Please send in your donations by November 16, 2018

All trees are donated to United Way and they raffle them off,

Please stop by ION Bank on the days and times listed below to see all the beautiful trees.

December 1 - 4-8pm

December 3, 4, 5 - 9 am - 4pm

December 6 - 9am - 6pm

December 7 - 9am - 5pm


December 10, 11, 12 - 9am - 4pm

December 13 - 9am - 6pm

December 14 - 9am - 3pm (raffle drawing starts at 3:00 p.m.


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.


                                                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


PTO News:


 you can contact the Andrew Avenue PTO directly at


  • Check out the Andrew Avenue PTO Facebook page - search for Andrew Avenue Elementary School PTO and ask to join us!


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