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May 31, 2018



To all of the parents, students, families, volunteers, teachers, staff, Dads Club and community - we would like to give a BIG THANK YOU for your sponsorship, donations, time and committment to the Andrews PTA. We greatly appreciate everyone who has contributed to providing a successful fundraising year.


Congratulations! This committment has allowed the Andrews PTA to provide a grant to Andrews Elementary this year in the amount of $10,500. As previously mentioned, these funds were targeted for purchases promoting social emotional learning at our school and replenishing Maker Space items.


 Some of the items we were able to help the school purchase include:


10 new iPads and cases


and 94 Kore Patented WOBBLE chairs!


This is a major accomplishment that would not have happened without your support! We are all very appreciative and grateful for the joint cooperation of this parent - teacher association and all that was accomplished this year for our students and school.





Dear Andrews Families,


It has been my honor this year to volunteer within such an incredible school community. Without the support of all of you, we would not be able to give back to our students, teachers and school the way we do. 


In addition, I would like to extend my gratitude to the fantastic PTA Executive Board who worked as a team to steer the PTA this year. Their tireless efforts and dedication helped make this year successful and our school community has greatly benefited from all of their hard work.


Please join me in thanking:


Debbie Ernst (Membership), Chompoo Sirisawat (Programs), Rommana Aziz (Volunteers), Lila Dennis (Ways&Means), Sara Godecke (Treasurer), Sandy Saraswathan (Secretary), Shannon DeWolf (Parliamentarian), Nicole Ritter (Hospitality), Camille Rubsamen (Hospitality), Kim Sunlin (Council Delegate), Karen Checkon (Communications), Brenda Novella (Teacher Representative),  Dr. Joy Lovell (Principal) and Jana Sandall (Assistant Principal).




Jennifer Nicholson (President)



Thank you to all of the Grade Level Coordinators for planning the year end class parties this week! Thank you also to the volunteers who joined us in celebrating the wonderful year we have had together.



5th Grade Graduation


Graduation for Andrews 5th graders was held at Rice Middle School this week. Congratulations and well wishes as you continue your journey to middle school!


 Thank you to Ashli Young for coordinating this year's graduation activities and the parent volunteers who graciously provided assistance with decorations, refreshments and cleanup for graduation.



5th Grade Gift to Andrews Elementary


Each year the PTA sponsors a 5th grade class legacy gift to Andrews. This year there is a new wall display in the library! If you have a chance to visit, the details on each letter are fun to see!


Thank you 5th grade students! Also, thank you to Kim Sunlin, Catie Coons and Dawn Wood for coordinating this project!





Thank you so much to our coaches, teachers, staff, volunteers, parents and students for a fantastic Games Day!!


 A special Thank You goes to our PTA Spirit Wear team of Kim Sunlin and Stephanie Nguyen for the ordering and delivering the colorful shirts! Thank you to our Color Run team of Lila Dennis and Chompoo Sirisawat for the design!


We will miss you Coach Landingham! Thank you for all you have done for the children! Enjoy your retirement!






We had a great turn out of graduating seniors at the Senior Reception Day last week. There were many happy faces as students reconnected with former teachers and Principal Strickland.


Andrews PTA awarded a $500 Scholarship to our essay contest winner Kaitlyn Ng. Congratulations Kaitlyn!



Thank you to the Scholarship committee of Cara Jurkowski, Nicole Ritter and Jennifer Nicholson for reviewing applicanst and selecting a winner. Thank you very much to our Hospitality team for organizing ice cream and toppings to go with this event. Thank you to volunteers Zach Ritter, Shannon DeWolf, Molly Gilliland and Rebecca Anderson for helping to serve the treats.



Enjoy your Yearbooks! 



Thank you to Vani Kota and her yearbook committee for all their tireless work collecting photos and organizing the books. We are officially SOLD OUT of 2017-18 yearbooks!


We hope you enjoy looking back at memories of a wonderful year!





Sneak Peak!!



Coming for the 2018-19 school year is this terrific Spirit Wear shirt! Order yours today along with your School Supply Bundle!


Thank you to our Spirit Wear team - Kim Sunlin and Stephanie Nguyen - for the design!


NEW this year from Andrews PTA:

2018-19 Andrews Back to School Bundle now available for sale!



It is hard to believe the school year is over!



Andrews PTA is offering a Back To School Bundle to help you SAVE taxes, time and money. Get your and your kids organized for the fall in one stress-free step! 


School Supplies and Spirit Shirts are offered TAX FREE!

Click here for more infomation


THANK YOU to Debbie Ernst for all of the work coordinating the online ordering system and Jamie Hejl for organizing the school supplies!



Rice Middle School Memo


New to Rice This Fall?


Purchase PE Uniforms, School Supplies and PTA Membership for 2018-19

Students who will be attending Rice Middle School in the fall are now able to order PE/Athletic Uniforms, School Supplies and a PTA membership for the 2018-19 school year.



  PE/Athletic Uniforms: Rice coaches ask that students wear uniforms during their PE class and Athletic. The PE shirts will be a silver dri-fit type (Augusta brand) with the logo shown above on the front and the Athletic shirts will be navy with the same logo. These uniforms can be used all three years at Rice, so you might want to order at least the T-shirt a little larger than normal.



   School Supplies: Buying the school supply pack, makes it easy to get all of the supplies at one time. Packs are put together with the help of Rice teachers from each grade level. Orders must be placed by June to guarantee delivery at Schedule Pickup in August.



  Rice PTA Membership: When you join the Rice PTA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and believes in building partnerships between families and school. Membership has many benefits, including supporting educational programs and assemblies, education and training for Rice teachers and staff, wish list items for classrooms, security guards the first few days of the school year, two social events for students, 8th grade celebration for outgoing 8th graders, Reflections, Teacher Appreciation Week and support for clubs and student programs like band, choir, orchestra and more.


Visit, create a new account, click the Order Here tab and select the category you’d like to purchase.


Please email PTA President Pernille Nordstrom at with any questions.


Please visit Rice PTA’s website at for more PTA news and like the Rice PTA Facebookpage at page to stay informed about PTA activities

Jennifer Nicholson on 5/14/2018 7:58 pm



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