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Andrews Elementary School
205 Jean Christy Avenue Andrews, NC 28901
Ph. 828-321-4415 Fax 828-3210401

Texts to Stop the Summer Reading Slump

Don’t let your child lose all the reading gains they've made this year. Make sure they spend some of their summer  vacation with summer reading passages and question sets: 

Rising 1st and 2nd Graders

Rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders

Congratulations to Mrs Lisa Scott. 
Her  DonorsChoose project was fully funded last Friday. Today the class received new microscopes!!  She will be doing another project in the next couple of weeks to purchase accessories & specimen slides. look how excited these 4th grade science students are to have new working microscopes!

Andrews Elementary Teachers Receive Learning Links Grant from  Community Foundation of WNC

Pictured above from L-R back: Amanda Patterson,Jennifer Forchetti,Dedra Davis, Savannah Anderson,Lori Roberts,Margi Brownback,Phyllis Blaylock,Tammy Paye, and principal Delaine Macdonald. Front L-R ​: Sarah Tatham,Shawna Garrett,Jennifer Lewis,Emily Sneed and Teresa McClosky. Not pictured: Dorcas Phillips. 

This enthusiastic group of educators from Andrews Elementary each received grants to offer students opportunities to learn in ways that otherwise would not be available. They each have designed studies for students which will utilize the use 30 new iPad minis to engage students in their classes in learning activities  from reading, to science, math and art. The grants awarded up to $800 per recipient. Kindergarten classes will also use part of their grant  money to fund a study of the ocean and a trip to the Tennessee aquarium and Imax theater experience about the ocean. 

Cherokee County Schools Superintendent's Christmas Card Contest  Winners

1st Place Ethne Tallant
2nd Place Callie Silvers
3rd Place  Leona (Izzy) Outen

So proud of all the beautiful entries from Andrews Elementary Students! We hope to have them all displayed in storefronts downtown soon!

2nd Grade Character Pumpkins!

We are so excited about extending our learning with this fun fall project!As you know, we discuss story elements when reading each day. We discuss characters, setting, and key events as we work on reading comprehension and retelling stories. Some students in 2nd grade have taken the time to decorate a pumpkin that resembles his/her favorite storybook character.




Last year AES raised $1369.00 from collecting Box Tops and this year’s goal is $2000.00! In order to reach this goal we need your help!  

Contest: There will be a Box Top contest this year with a winner in October and a winner in February.

The class who brings in the most Box Tops (based on % of students in the class) will receive a class prize and a teacher prize.

Fall Prizes

Class Prize- Pizza Party and a pie in the teacher’s face at the Fall Festival

Teacher Prize- A gift certificate and $100 worth of supplies (your choice) for your classroom to be purchased with Box Tops money

*** Deadline for Fall Contest is Oct. 8th!

Winter Prizes

Spring Class Prize- Ice Cream Party

Spring Teacher Prize- A gift certificate and  $100 worth of supplies (your choice) for your classroom to be purchased with Box Tops money

*** Deadline for Winter Contest is Feb. 20th.

*** Please note that it is OK if the students include other labels and Coke Rewards caps in the bags as well!

Puppet Parade Andrews Whooo Are We?



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TenMarks' Free Summer Math Program helps reverse summer learning loss for your students.
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Help your students get access to this powerful program.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Visit to learn more and sign up to download materials.
  2. Pass the downloaded information along to your families.
  3. Parents use the information you send to sign their children up for the program that begins May 19th.

 Artist in Residence
Students at AES enjoyed nature weaving with visiting artist Jo Kilmer. The week long residency was sponsored by the Cherokee County Arts Council!

Students constructed 5 large looms from mountain laurel and wove them with natural elements. The looms will be displayed permanently on school grounds.

We need your help!  We have had such a great response with Coke Rewards that we can't keep up with the demand to enter them in the computer.  If each teacher can think of 1 or 2 parent or grandparent volunteers who would be available during school hours to come and help enter the codes. Please email me their name, child's name, and contact phone number.  Our PTA president, Suzanne will then contact them.

Mystery Solved at AES
 Mrs. Judy Allison and Mrs. Jessica Wilson's Kindergarten class had a mysterious events happen during the month of October.  The room would be turned upside down every time the class would leave the room.  Mr. randy Glass and Mrs. Delaine MacDonald contacted the Andrews Police Department on Halloween week to help solve this mystery.  The police dusted for prints and discovered the culprits were Hairy Pumpkin, Teddy Bear, and Baby Bunny.  We wanted to say thank you to the Andrews Police Department for assisting in this educational learning process.
Each year you must Link your Ingles Cards to AES to earn points thus supplies for AES. It's really easy! Our Ingles School code  is 10889  Ingles Tools for Schools

Please contact our office if you are interested in being active in our PTA program.

Welcome our new PTA officers for 2014-2015:
Suzanne McLelland & Victoria Rogers
Deanna Thompson - Treasurer
Dawn Ogilvie-Secretary

Thank you to our amazing PTA for the Teacher gift cards for our classrooms! What an awesome way to start the school year!

AES Teacher of the year.....
Mrs. Melissa Brown!
Congratulations, Mrs. Brown.