Hello Andrews Families!
We want to wish you a warm welcome from the Andrews PTA! We are excited for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Whether you are a new or returning family, we are so glad you are part of team Andrews Elementary. We look forward to seeing you around and can’t wait for all the fun things we have planned for this year!
Why ? Members are the heart of the PTA! Your membership indicates your support for our students and our school. Each member counts and adds to our collective voice on behalf of our children.
(Please note: Your membership must be renewed each year to stay active)
Help us deliver added programs, opportunities and benefits to the children of Andrews PTA. Increasing our membership base helps us cut down on the amout of fundraisers needed to accomplish our goals.
Attention all parents and students!
This year, we are kicking off our first ever #ANDREWSSPIRITCHALLENGE!
We would like every student at Andrews to have our brand new 2018-2019 spirit shirt. These shirts will be worn:
Join in the fun! We are hoping to have 100% participation with the #ANDREWSSPIRITCHALLENGE!
FINAL DEADLINE TO ORDER A SPIRIT WEAR SHIRT IS SEPTEMBER 14!
We are also selling an Andrews Zippered Hooded Sweatshirt in one of these 8 fabulous colors! These are great when it is cool in the school building, and during the winter months!
Parents - come visit the school on these dates to receive more information from your child's teachers. The meeting is held in the school gym.
5th Grade - Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 5:00 PM
Plano PTAs' Back-to-School Splash!
($5 from each ticket benefits your local PTA)
Hawaiian Falls Day - POSTPONED!
Due to the weather, we just received notice from the Plano PTA that the Hawaiian Falls day scheduled for today, August 11th has been postponed.
The new date is now September 2.
* Those who have shown or do show up today, will get a rain voucher for the new date and their PTA will get credit for the tickets.
* The water park will close at 6 pm today and a sign will be posted on the gate informing anyone who comes after that to come back on September 2.
* Those who have already sent in their reservation will be held for the September 2 date. No charge will appear on their credit card until that date, so they should plan to bring the card with them even if they sent it in the email.
* The hours for the September 2 event will be the same as originally scheduled for today. The park will open for normal business at 10:30 am and close at 6 pm. Our private party will start at 6:30 pm and end at 9:30 pm. NO SCHOOL on September 3 (Labor Day), so everyone should be able to stay and enjoy the evening!
Hawaiian Falls - The Colony
Park opens: 10:30am - use your admission tickets ALL DAY.
Park re-opens for a PTA private party: 6:30-9:30pm - use your wristband to re-enter.
During the private party (6:30-9:30pm), each PTA receives access to:
Chess Program – FALL 2018 SessionBeginner/Intermediate & Advanced
Lisa Nolte and Jennifer Thompson will be teaching the AFTER SCHOOL CHESS PROGRAM for Beginners & Intermediates every Tuesday starting August 28, 2018 (except October 9 and November 20) until December 11, 2018 and for Advanced players every Thursday, starting August 30, 2018 (except October 11 and November 22) until December 13, 2018 from 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM. (a total of 14 classes.) The FALL Term fee is $265. There are no refunds for classes missed due to student injury or illness, voluntarily leaving the Chess program or PISD closing Andrews. Enrollment is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.
Forms and checks made out to Lisa Nolte for $265 must be received to reserve your child’s spot.
Now is the time to give your child a truly life enhancing experience to:
Develop abstract thought
Build self confidence
Build cognitive short and long term memory functions
Learn to think with one’s mind and not with one’s hands
Enhance problem solving ability
The classes will be taught by Lisa Nolte and Jennifer Thompson using the Mordente Method throughout the year. Mrs. Jennifer Thompson has a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology with a specialty working with children with different abilities. Mrs. Lisa Nolte is a licensed Texas Elementary School teacher with an endorsement in Special Education. These teachers have over 20 years of regular and special needs teaching experience.
If you have questions, need more information or wish a consultation regarding the Chess Program, Please contact Jennifer Thompson at email@example.com or 214-862-2112.
Save the Date!
We will be having our first Spirit Night of the school year on Tuesday, August 28th from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. This is a great chance to come visit with friends and several of our Andrews Teachers while supporting the PTA. More details soon!
Thank you for your generous support of the PTA. Our Hospitality team was able to provide a wonderful breakfast for our Andrews Teachers on their first day back at work! Thank you to Rebecca Anderson and Molly Gilliland for organizing and to Nicole Ritter and Camille Rubsamen for support.
- Tuesday, August 21
- Thursday, August 23
- Monday, August 27
- Tuesday, August 28
- Wednesday, August 29
- Thursday, August 30
- Friday, August 31
- Sunday, September 2
- Monday, September 3
- Wednesday, September 5
- Thursday, September 6
- Wednesday, September 12
- Friday, September 14
- Monday, September 17
- Friday, September 21
- Monday, October 1
- Tuesday, October 2
- Wednesday, October 3