Families, We wanted to pass along a summer learning opportunity from the University of Dubuque. If you have any questions please contact Peggy from the university @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder-NO LEAP next Wednesday March 10th and Thursday March 11th due to conferences. No school Friday March 12th.
4th grade students learning perimeter.
Just a friendly reminder that today 2/24/21 we will have a 1:30 early dismissal.
Due to poor road conditions the Andrew School will be delayed 2 hours today.
Due to poor road conditions the Andrew School will be delayed 2 hours today.
Friendly Reminder..... NO SCHOOL... Monday, February 15, 2021 Enjoy your day off. Stay warm and stay healthy!
Friendly Reminder... Tomorrow (2/11) is Picture Day. Bring those smiles!! All students will be photographed. If you would like to place an order, it must be done online at INTER-STATE.COM/ORDER and the online code is 57375YA At this time they are not offering class composites .
Just a friendly reminder that today is a 1:30 early dismissal.
Andrew CSD will be having a 2 hour late start tomorrow, February 9.
With the two cancelations last Thursday and Friday, we will be collecting any Valentine balloon orders on Monday. Please send those orders in!! All proceeds go toward the 8th grade trip.
Andrew School will be closed again tomorrow, February 5, 2021.
Due to the weather we are extending the bidding on the MEAT SLICER and STEAMER to the end of the day on Monday, February 8th. To place a bid, you must call the school @ 563.672.3221.
Due to hazardous weather in the forecast, Andrew CSD will be closed tomorrow, February 4, 2021.
Families, In case you missed it in the Hawk Herald, school pictures are scheduled for Thursday, February 11th. We wanted to make sure to get the information out to you, so you would not miss this opportunity. We hope to get fliers soon and send them home with your child.
Just a friendly reminder that today is 1:30 early out.
Andrew School will be closed today, January 26, due to weather. Thank you.
To go along with our early release today, there will be NO AFTERNOON PRESCHOOL or AFTER SCHOOL LEAP. If you have any questions, please call the office at 563.672.3221.
Andrew CSD will be dismissing 2 hours early today due to impending weather.
Reminder Quarter 3 Leap starts tomorrow : Tuesday January 19,2021 Tuesday-Game night Wednesday-Bingo Night Thursday- Fun Zone Friday-Craft Night
Reminder After School Leap forms are due this Wednesday January 13th so I can plan for how many workers I need.
Ms Houzenga, Andrew art teacher and Mr Kirchhoff, Andrew principal came up with the idea of students designing their own mask. One recommendation is to put their mask in the dryer for about 10 minutes before washing, it will (hopefully) heat set the permanent marker and last a lot longer.
Andrew CSD will be starting school on time as scheduled. Buses will need to be extra cautious and could run slightly behind. Travel in safely.
Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! We are excited to welcome students back tomorrow. There is a possibility of a delay or cancellation due to fog and road conditions so be sure to look for any updates before 6 am. Thanks!
Bellevue Youth Wrestling opportunity for both boys and girls. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lSmkM3rm1rxtTVEpRHu4GnffSvwIYYT4/view?usp=sharing
Friendly Reminder: today Wednesday, December 16 is a 1:30 early dismissal.
Friendly Reminder: With all this lovely snow that the kiddo's love to play in, please remember to send snow boots, snow pants and extra gloves/mittens for your child. Also with the kids wearing their masks to recess they tend to get wet. Please put a fresh mask in your child's book bag so they can switch it out with a dry one when necessary. Thank You
Friendly Reminder: today , Wednesday December 2 is a 1:30 early dismissal.
Reminder: We are back to our normal daily schedule. Which means next Wednesday, December 2 is a 1:30 early out day. There will be LEAP from 1:30 - 5:30 but you must be signed up and have your tuition paid in advance. Any questions please contact email@example.com
Parents, Students, and Community Members, Here is the Award Assembly for November. Use the link below to access the video. https://drive.google.com/file/d/16t1brc5tChnklypJc3RVHY5CndsWPWFI/view?usp=sharing
Parents, Students, and Community Members, I think we forgot to post October's Award Assembly last month. Please click the link below to access the video. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SmdyQU_96dmZRo9AVqL6i6zQmvZ8RuhF/view?usp=sharing
The roads are a little sloppy this morning, but school will start on time. Travel in safely!
Just a friendly reminder that Monday November 16th we will resume our normal school days from 8:00 - 3:30. There will no longer be a 12:30 dismissal. All students (K - 8) will attend full days.
We use algebraic thinking everyday without even thinking about it! Today, 8th grade wrote equations to represent how the Little Caesar’s Pizza fundraiser can help them raise money for their class trip in the spring. If you are interested in the pizza kit fundraiser follow this link —> pizzakit.com Enter the Fundraiser ID: 387184 to purchase your pizza kit from Andrew Middle School as soon as today!
Reminder NO Afterschool Leap tomorrow Wednesday November 11th! Everyone leaves at 12:30!
Reminder 2nd quarter leap starts this week: Nov 2nd-5th Monday- Bingo Night Tuesday-Jumbo Game Night Wednesday-Science Night Thursday- Will be a movie this week but normally is Crafts. Friday: No Leap
Children and adults have more social, emotional, and behavioral needs than ever before. For this reason, Andrew School has partnered with Life connections to bring a school based therapist into the school. Our school-based therapist, Marinna Kroh will be available to meet at conferences if you are interested in getting to know more about the resources she can provide your child(ren). She will be here from 1:30-4:00 on Wednesday and by appointment on Thursday. If you would like to meet with her on Thursday, simply email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEAP-EARLY OUT WEDNESDAY’S: Reminder Anyone needing to sign up for 2nd quarter early out Wednesday’s December 2nd and 16th- please turn in your orange forms and check by Monday November 2nd.
Just a reminder ALL STUDENTS will be dismissed and coming home at 12:30 this Wednesday and Thursday for conferences. Please call the school if you have any questions.
Just a reminder that we are celebrating Andrew Spirit Week this week with some dress up days. Monday, Oct. 26th - Pajama Day Tuesday, Oct. 27th - Your Favorite College Shirt Day Wednesday, Oct. 28th - Crazy Sock Day Thursday, Oct. 29th - Favorite Andrew Apparel Friday, Oct. 30th - No School
Reminder Leap forms are due tomorrow October 23rd! Make sure you fill out the early out Wednesday paper for December that was sent home on bright orange paper the other day! 2nd quarter starts Monday November 3rd.
Just letting everyone know we switched lunches. We will be serving Thursday's menu tomorrow (Uncrustable) and Wednesday's menu on Thursday (Chicken Nuggets).
Andrew Students and Families....The City of Andrew will be holding the annual Trick or Treating event this Sunday, October 25 from 4 - 6 pm. Participating homes will turn their porch lights on. Celebrate safely!
Families, If you plan on sending a birthday celebration item to share, make sure the items are individually wrapped. This does exclude cupcakes and other items of this nature. If you have questions on what your child can or cannot bring please talk with your teacher.
Anyone wishing to observe tonight's Andrew School Board Meeting is invited to join virtually by clicking the following link: https://bit.ly/33P7HRR Password = 121212
Even though we aren't having big assemblies in the gym, it doesn't mean we stop recognizing excellence at Andrew!! Please enjoy watching the September Awards Assembly. A big shout out to Mr. Rockwell, Mrs. Ruden, and Mr. Riedesel for getting this created. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uOREOkhnefAJBBALTbBYfBRRhMBgQYUl/view
NO SCHOOL Monday October 5, 2020 Enjoy your extra long weekend!
Due to the COVID pandemic we will not be taking student fall portraits. As of now we plan to take them in the spring. If you have any questions please feel free to call the office (563)672-3221.
A pandemic and derecho. Two things you did not ask for and definitely not the norm. In the aftermath, you still have to live your life. You could be wondering what steps to take? COVID Recovery Iowa may be able to assist. Free virtual services such as counseling, group education, and stress reduction activities are available to you.
Andrew Families and Community Members, Please help us to stock our "Little Pantry" by bringing nonperishable food and personal care items to school the week of September 14-18th. These items will be used to replenish items for people who need them in our community.
Parents & Guardians, Andrew School has enrolled in program to give all students breakfast and lunch FREE of charge until December 31st or until funds run out. Please encourage your child to come grab breakfast in the morning. If you have any questions please call the school.
The "Free Little Pantry" which is located on our playground near the school day care is in need of some nonperishable food donations. If you would like to donate to the pantry please send donations to school with your child or drop donations off at the school office. Thank you!
Afternoon Leap pickup is Door #5 by the office!
Reminder Leap starts tomorrow for those who are signed up! Morning Leap begins at 7am and is located on the stage. Remember you can do drop in in the mornings for $2 a day if needed!
Today, we learned that an individual at our school tested positive for Covid-19. Please open the following link for more info... https://5il.co/kbqz.
Just a friendly note. If your child received a water bottle at school please DO NOT put it in the dishwasher because they are not dishwasher safe. Have a great day and try to stay cool!
We are trying to make Morning Leap more convenient for parents. You can either sign up for the week and pay your $10 or pay $2 a day and use it when needed! We would like you to prepay for the week or month if you know you are coming each day. Otherwise pay daily- if Not paid we will send home a bill on Fridays. The new Morning Leap location is on the stage so you will enter in through the entrance by the office doors and get your temperature taken before being allowed to enter the building. Leap Morning hours are 7:00-7:50 am
Remember to turn your Leap Forms in by Thursday August 27th.
Remember to register your child/children for school ASAP. This includes our online learning students. If you need assistance please call the school at 563 672-3221 and we will set an appointment for you. School starts Monday! Thank You
The Andrew CSD School Board will be meeting online for a special board meeting on Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 pm. The meeting can be accessed via the following link: https://bit.ly/2FyucAI. Thanks!
A big shout out to Sharon Asmussen!! Yesterday, the staff recognized her commitment to Andrew Schools by doing a retirement parade for her. For those who haven't heard yet, Mrs. Asmussen will be spending more time with those beloved grandkids as she officially retired after working for the Andrew district for the past 37 years. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to the students, families, and the community!
Andrew CSD is seeking to fill a vacancy for our HEAD COOK position starting at $14/hr. 11 month contract with July off. Includes single health insurance, personal days, sick leave. Hours are 6am - 2pm daily. Email interest to email@example.com. EOE/AA
Please remember to use the online registration to register your children for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Feel free to call or email if you have any questions.
Good Morning Everyone and welcome to the 2020 -2021 school year. You may have already received information in the mail about online registration. Online registration will not be open until Wednesday August 5. If you have any questions please feel free to email or call.
Parents, Please take a moment and fill out this Intentions survey for next school year. Please read the information carefully as it outlines our protocols and plans for next school year. The survey results will inform the school board on the best way to begin the year. Please fill out this survey by Sunday. Next week staff will be calling families who have not filled out the survey. Thank you for time in filling this out. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSes005ayHuP_QGZPVLkgeftRbzXbulfQ7gzlZvz99FtZNpErw/viewform?usp=sf_link
The Andrew School Board will be hosting an online special school board meeting at 6:00 am July 31, 2020. The meeting can by the public via the following link: https://bit.ly/3hV3LTY
Little Leaders currently has openings for all kids!! Please call Andrea Kuhlman @ 563.672.3223 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a reminder that school registration is Wednesday, August 5th. We are recommending families to register online this year in order to social distance. Watch your mail for a packet coming next week.
We're Hiring Childcare Provider Approximately 32 Hours Job Description We provide childcare for infants-preschool. Must be at least 16 years old, love children, pass a background check, and be reliable. Experience with children preferred, but not required. To Apply Employment applications are located on the Andrew School District Website under Employment Opportunities. Applications can be submitted to Andrea Kuhlman @ Andrea.kuhlman@Andrew.k12.ia.us or they can be dropped off at the elementary office in Andrew. In the subject line, please write Andrew vacancy.
The Andrew School Board will be hosting an online special meeting Thursday, July 2 at 7 am. The public can access the meeting via the following link: https://bit.ly/2YOX2Em
Andrew CSD is seeking to hire a new Assistant Daycare Director. We are looking to fill the position ASAP so APPLY NOW! All details and applications materials can be found in the following link. https://5il.co/hnb8
Hi there! I hope everyone's official summer is off to a great start, in this crazy season we are in. I wanted to share with everyone that I will be taking a new position next year at Briggs Elementary. It was a heart wrenching decision as Andrew has always been my home and I feel very honored to serve our students here. I'm so proud of all of the amazing things our school has accomplished in the past decade, and I know these amazing things will continue. Thank you everyone for your love, support, and friendships. As Always, I love your face! 🥰
The state has asked all school districts to share a Technology Access Survey. The survey will be open from June 3 to June 24. http://bit.ly/iowatechsurvey The responses from this survey will help the state prioritize $26.2 million in federal relief money.
Andrew and Easton Valley are seeking to hire a shared daycare director. Click this link to find the job description, compensation package, application packet, and more! https://5il.co/h2rg
The Iowa Department of Education needs your input to ensure internet access to all families. Please take 3 minutes to complete this short statewide survey. http://bit.ly/iowatechsurvey
I just wanted to let you know that even though Maquoketa Public Library isn't doing summer programing, they are still providing take-home activities outside the library. Every Tuesday they will be switching out the activities complete with all the materials to do them as well!
Here is a video from Ms. Houzenga. It shows the recent art she took down off the walls and have for you to pickup. If you have 2 minutes, take a look at the great artwork from our very own Andrew Artists!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fhDTMihnmE&feature=emb_logo
Please go to this link and take the Andrew Return-to-Learn Survey. This survey will help give us much needed information to create the best plan for everyone involved. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYIsgMGbkH5Kn4a6gee5numb1xp4NdOTjKJ1tuK-o2vGyZxg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Which grade will be the first to get everyone to come get their materials??? Ice cream party next year for the first GRADE to complete this task!! Stay tuned to find out which grade is the big winner!!
Reminder today we are asking all families to come to the school lobby, by the office, from 12PM - 5PM to return all school items. Materials were picked up for 90 students the past two days. Let's see if we can get the last 83 today!!
Please click on the link below to access our tenth and final installment of our 10 @ 10 Staff Interviews. The tenth installment is with Mrs. Eggers. We hope you enjoy the videos!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IvlMDaT-7-Ns5pcAt9ZAQMOAI7fQNecL/view?usp=sharing
Reminder of the Reverse Parade Event happening tonight from 6:00 - 7:00 here at the school. To learn more check out the News Feed section of the school website, Facebook, or Twitter. Hope to see you there!!
Please click on the link below to access our ninth installment of our 10 @ 10 Staff Interviews. The ninth installment is with Mrs. Jamison. We hope you enjoy the videos!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UEYqrIHyWXer4plGj4Mqb5HcIWq7jYTg/view?usp=sharing
Please click on the link below to access our eighth installment of our 10 @ 10 Staff Interviews. The eighth installment is with Ms. Estal. We hope you enjoy the videos!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ijkSDOvEW-KWxBQr0-xF-z83-U0KgBRa/view?usp=sharing
Please click on the link below to access our seventh installment of our 10 @ 10 Staff Interviews. The seventh installment is with Mrs. Casel. We hope you enjoy the videos!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EUkl-BzOs1Ky_w0yA1VRvx6mtreSfh0I/view?usp=sharing
Due to the Monday holiday we will be serving meals on Tuesday and Thursday next week from 11:30-12:00.
Andrew School District has a message for you!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/14Y9qk6ensKMZTJox4ujgXU0vK13bTmHR/view
Cornelius Seed is looking for Destasslers!! Please see the attached flyer and video for more information. https://drive.google.com/file/d/146pWAUCFqTYyXktyhiZ-g5hiXhI0C6P1/view?invite=CN6vsNIB&ts=5ec55311
Please click on the link below to access our sixth installment of our 10 @ 10 Staff Interviews. The sixth installment is with Mr. James. We hope you enjoy the videos!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n-zJC94XBRM6edshZQ4pCleNQg0geqJT/view?usp=sharing
Please click on the link below to access our fifth installment of our 10 @ 10 Staff Interviews. The fourth installment is with Ms. Philgreen. We hope you enjoy the videos!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dyt44hi4Jw7M5FI67ematocU7PUX3jyp/view?usp=sharing
Please click on the link below to access our fourth installment of our 10 @ 10 Staff Interviews. The fourth installment is with Mrs. Pitts. We hope you enjoy the videos!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KvpFb_pvnHf12xssB_vcwXVsjbZR4X4k/view?usp=sharing
We are hosting the Andrew School Board Meeting online on Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 pm. Anyone can access the meeting via this link: https://bit.ly/3bwcRma.
Please click on the link below to access our second installment of our 10 @ 10 Staff Interviews. The second installment is with Mrs. Ruden. We hope you enjoy the videos!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TxomRaGA-I7LLJXdBRdmd8hC5seDc-p7/view?usp=sharing
Please click on the link below to access our second installment of our 10 @ 10 Staff Interviews. The second installment is with Mr. Riedesel. We hope you enjoy the videos!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vK_dq2PU5unxeNYtzYs8MZ8pkVuchxjZ/view?usp=sharing
Please remember to grab only the packet of your child's current grade level. There will also be a box in the lobby for library book returns, if you would like to bring those back at this time as well.
The second and last Distance Learning Packet came in and are ready to be picked up in the lobby area starting today!! The school lobby will be open all week from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please email Mr. K. with any questions: email@example.com
Please click on the link below to access our first of 10 installments of our 10 @ 10 Staff Interviews. The first installment is with Mrs. Kilburg. We hope you enjoy the videos!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ng5T7fHmuQLcZe5mKLbQHZ2HR4Ot5HgO/view?usp=sharing
Middle School Zoom - Round TWO The 3 R’s hope to see more of those bright-eyed and bushy-tailed middle schoolers during our next Zoom! Join us on Wednesday, May 6 at 11:00am!! You can find the link on our Middle School Google Classroom page. - Rockwell, Ruden & Riedesel
We are hosting the Andrew School Board Meeting online this evening at 6:30 pm. Anyone can access the meeting via this link: https://bit.ly/3b4iCaF. Thanks!
Please remember to fill out the New Meal Form if you wish to pick up meals starting Monday. The form can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/ZHRTRfbhhYQzHjk68 . There is also more procedure information about the meal plan in the news feed on our website, Facebook and Twitter.
Attention Andrew Middle School students: The Three R’s will be hosting a Middle School Zoom session Friday, April 24, at 1pm. Check the ACSD Google Classroom for the link! We hope to see you there :) - Ruden, Rockwell & Riedesel
We are restarting the meal program starting Monday, April 27th. If interested please go to: https://forms.gle/FA78yiAdLZ6ceP649 to fill out the new form. We are starting with some hot meals and meals to warm up, so it's important to get an accurate count to minimize waste.
Hi Andrew families and friends! We wanted to send a reminder about our Andrew Staff Parade tomorrow, April 23rd at 5pm! We are starting at the school and will be driving around Andrew, and then the Andrew area countryside. We are only able to drive some streets so please see the routes in the pictures attached to make sure you see us! Families are welcome to find a spot on the route in town or outside of town if we are not passing your house, but please remember to keep distance from others. Both the town route and countryside route are attached. We can’t wait to see you!
The Distance Learning Packets came in today!! The school lobby will be open Tuesday (4/21/20) and Thursday (4/23/20) from 10-2 for you to come in and grab the grade level packets for your children. Please email Mr. K. with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew families and friends! Our Andrew Staff is so excited to announce the Andrew Staff Parade coming to you on April 23rd at 5pm! We will be starting at the school and driving around Andrew, and then taking a route around the Andrew area countryside! Families are welcome to come to town to see the staff parade or find a spot on the country route to see us. The countryside route is attached in the picture below. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you have! We cannot wait to see you!
Today, our governor announced that schools in Iowa will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Despite this being the right thing to do, we are very saddened by this news. We will continue to deliver quality learning experiences via our Voluntary Distance Learning Plan. Please look for additional info and guidance to come out next week. Be safe and take care!
Andrew CSD families....we are excited to launch our new Voluntary Distance Learning Website! You can access the site on our district home page or click here https://bit.ly/2RIK2vX to find everything you need ALL IN ONE PLACE. Together, we will keep learning and leading! Go Hawks!
Preschool Registration will be open starting tomorrow at 7:30 AM. Please read how we are accepting applications this year due to COVID-19 at: https://www.andrew.k12.ia.us/article/231091?org=andrew-csd
Andrew CSD Families...We are in the process of finalizing all the components of our Voluntary Distance Learning Plan that we hope to roll out by the end of the day. In the meantime, please be sure to check your emails for any updates from your child's teacher today.
Today, the Governor of Iowa announced that school closures will extend thru April 30, 2020. Moving forward, the state will examine the data every two weeks to determine the course of action. Andrew CSD will reach out to all families next week to inform you of our plan to offer voluntary educational opportunities for April 13 - April 30.
Starting Wednesday April 1st, we will be handing out lunches in front of the office doors instead of the park. Simply drive up and we'll drop off your lunches to your car. You won't even have to get out of your car.
If you receive meal deliveries, please have a cooler or box outside your front door. When we drop off your meals, we will put your meals in the container you provide for us and ring your doorbell/knock. We are doing this to social distance during these crazy times.
Good Morning Hawks! I miss you! Click on the link below and let me know what you have been up to! I Love Your Faces! https://flipgrid.com/00482409
Hi Andrew students and families! I have posted the 1st Kindness Challenge video on my flip grid page! I am challenging our students to write a note or draw a picture to give someone they are missing during this extra time at home. It could be a friend, grandparents, or a teacher! Post a video back to me on flip grid and tell me who your wrote your note or drew a picture for :) Miss you all! The link to my flip grid is below. -Mrs. Adrian https://flipgrid.com/ab26e2fa
Starting tomorrow (3/25) we are going to serve lunches from 12:00-12:30 instead of 12:00-1:00.
Hi Everyone! Click the link below to see everything in one place! We love your faces! -Your Andrew Family https://andrewschool.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eP2DPD1W
Hi all! If you have a student that attends Andrew please have them check out my flip grid for guidance :) I would love to be able to interact with them through the flip grid site. I will be starting some kindness challenges and would love to hear what they are doing! Can’t wait to see those smiling faces :) -Mrs. Adrian https://flipgrid.com/16578bcc
I know there are a lot of crazy things going on everywhere right now, but I wanted to remind everyone the Andrew Adcraft Online Clothing Store closes today. You can access it from the address below: https://www.adcraftwebstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=5672
Julia Cook will be going live on her Facebook page at 9am on Monday’s and Fridays to read some of her most popular books and provide a fun lesson to do at home! Take advantage of this great opportunity for Social Emotional Learning while you are at home with your students. I use a wide variety of Julia Cook books for classroom lessons at the elementary level and I would love to see any pictures or videos of you and your students doing the activities! I hope you enjoy this opportunity! -Mrs. Adrian
Students from 4th, 5th and 6th grade represented the Andrew Talented and Gifted program at the 13th Annual QCESC Battle of the Bridges competition at the Putnam Museum on Friday. Teams were challenged to build a lightweight bridge that could sustain a large amount of weight. The most efficient bridges and most intuitive designs were celebrated. Our students performed well! All three teams placed within the top four of most efficient bridges. A huge congratulations to our sixth graders for being awarded the FIRST place trophy for the most efficient bridge in the elementary team pool! The students and Mr. Riedesel agree it was an amazing first experience for our school and that they can’t wait to go back next year. Go Hawks!!
Remember we have a FREE lunch program that all students in our attendance area can participate in. Here is the link once again to signup: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenAcogoDx67abCo94D3VCeaSAoT8EMXuydEidOx4gEhp3clA/viewform?usp=sf_link
In an effort to stay connected to our school family we will be regularly sending out video messages to the Andrew school community. Enjoy video message #1. https://youtu.be/kW99pLgO810
Parents and Guardians, Mr. Notz and Mr. Kirchhoff will be at school until 5:30 if you would like to come over tonight instead of tomorrow afternoon to get your computer. We know this may benefit a lot of you so it won't eat your lunch break time that way.
Please look at the News Feed section, Facebook, or Twitter for two important posts. One post is about online resources to support student learning at home. The other is one is about assisting families with a FREE lunch program starting this week.
Andrew Families, Here is a link to a children’s YouTube video made by children’s book author Julia Cook about the “Yucky Bug” to help kids understand what is happening in this time of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD9KNhmOCV4
Read around the Clock that was scheduled for Friday March 20th is CANCELLED! Will keep you informed if it works to reschedule.
At the recommendation of the governor of Iowa, Andrew CSD will be closed for a minimum of four weeks. Effective March 17, only essential staff will be able to access the school. Staff PD will be held as scheduled for March 16. If you need any student belongings, etc please gather them from school tomorrow. We are working on plans to offer options for learning at home, meals for students, and more. We will communicate additional details as soon as possible. We urge you to practice social distancing as much as possible to protect the elderly and those with other health issues. Remember, we are a school family and we will get through this together. Take Care.
Dear Andrew Community, The Andrew administration is continuing to work with all our partners to determine the best course of action to best respond to the coronavirus threat. No decisions have been made but there is a strong chance that extended school closures will occur, even as early as Tuesday of this week. Please coordinate plans with your family to prepare for any changes in our school schedule. We will keep you posted ASAP with any new developments. Take Care!
Friendly Reminder... School is out at 12:30 both today and tomorrow
Reminder 4th Quarter Leap forms are due this Thursday March 12th.
There will be no LEAP after school on Wednesday and Thursday due to the 12:30 early dismissal both days and parent teacher conferences.
Leap weekly schedule: March 9th-13th Monday-Bowling 🎳 Tuesday- Dance 💃🏽 and Kathy’s Krafts 🎨 Wednesday- No Leap due to conferences Thursday- No Leap due to conferences Friday- No School
We have FINALLY implemented the new WONDER WALL in Mr. Riedesel’s classroom!! Today, the Middle School TAG group WONDERED why tornados form in supercells. Our research led to learning about the EF-5 tornado that tore through Parkersburg, Iowa in 2008. I think we have some future weather scientists/meteorologists on our hands!
Happy Dr. Seuss Week! Our 4th graders recieved these special rocks made by a student's grandma!
Friendly Reminder.... Today February 26,2020 we are having a 1:30 early dismissal.
Leap weekly schedule: February 24-28th Monday- Bowling 🎳 Tuesday- Dance 💃🏽 and Crafts 🎨 Early out Wednesday- Movie & Games 🎥 Thursday- Games Galore and D&D 🎲🃏 Friday- Movie Night 🍿
Menu Change: Friday for lunch we will be having a Hot Dog, Curly Fries, Baked Beans, Fruit and Milk. Thanks ~Miss Jill
Leap weekly schedule: February 18-21 Tuesday- Dance & Kathy’s Crafts Wednesday- Crafts & Yearbook Thursday- Games Galore and D&D Friday- Movie Night
Remember, with a two delay, we will not have morning preschool.
Andrew CSD will be having another 2 hour delay tomorrow, February 14. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!
Andrew shuttle busses transporting high school students to Maquoketa and Bellevue will transport two hours late today.
Just a reminder, with a 2 hour delay we do not have our morning preschool session.
Andrew CSD will be having a two hour delay today, Thursday, February 13 due to poor road conditions.
Friendly Reminder.... We do have a 1:30 early dismissal today.
Get your team together for the annual Andrew Trivia Night, to be held Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 pm at the Andrew Fire Station. Doors open at 6. $80/team. Max 8 people per team. Prizes for best themed team. Food and drinks available for purchase from the fire department. Outside food welcome; no outside drinks.
Weekly Leap Schedule: February 10-14 Monday-Bowling Tuesday-Dance & Kathy’s Krafts Early out Wednesday- Kindergarten-3rd: Movie & play in snow 4th-8th grade: ski trip (1:30-8:30 pm) Thursday-Games and D&D Friday-Movie Night
Reminder ski trip is this Wednesday February 12th 1:30-8:30pm. ⛷🎿
Just a reminder, tomorrow is donuts with deputies! The Andrew Lions club with be supplying complementary donuts for all students so remind them to come eat!
Change in menu.... tomorrow lunch will be. : Orange Chicken over Rice, Lettuce Salad with Ranch, Celery with Peanut Butter, Oranges or Frozen Fruit Cup and Milk
Save the date: Friday March 20th What: Read around the Clock Who: 2nd-5th grade Andrew students Time: 6-9pm Where: Andrew school More details will be sent home in the next few weeks! There will be special guest community readers, snacks and a free book for every student who participates! This is put on by Andrew Leap and the Andrew community Library.
Friendly Reminder..... NO LEAP tonight (Friday) due to the Little Hawk Tournament.
Friendly reminder: today Wed. Jan. 29 is a 1:30 early out.
Reminder :4th-8th graders wanting to go on ski trip forms are due Friday JAN 31!!
Parents and Guardians of 3rd-8th grade students. Please have your students bring their winter gear for gym class this week for outside activities. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Read. Have a great evening!!
Weekly leap schedule: January 27-31 Monday-Bowling Night Tuesday-Dance & Kathy’s Krafts Early out Wednesday-Swimming at the YMCA Thursday-Games Galore and D&D Friday-NO LEAP DUE TO LITTLE HAWK BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Those of you waiting for Tim’s bus he will be on his way shortly. His bus got stuck and we had to go out to get it unstuck. Sorry for the inconvenience...
With the 2 hour delay, there is no morning preschool and no morning LEAP.
2 hour delay today, January 24th.
NED’s Mindset Mission came to school Wednesday and we had a blast! We learned all about... • Never giving up 💪🏼 • Encouraging Others 👯♀️ • Doing your best 🤩 Plus we got to see some amazing YO-YO Tricks 🪀 😎 Ned was brought to us at no cost by another school paying it forward to us! ♥️ Now it’s our turn to pay it forward. We will be selling Ned’s Yo-yos before school from 7:40-8 for the next 5 school days. The money we raise will help a different school bring Ned to them! 🖤💛
Iowa State University Extension is offering a basic and advanced babysitting course in Maquoketa for 5th and 6th grade students. If you are interested in taking the course stop in the office and pick up a form. You must register by January 31st.
I have forms in the office for Bellevue summer league baseball and softball. If you are interested please stop in and pick up a form.
Andrew CSD will have a 3 hour early dismissal today, January 17. No afternoon preschool or after school LEAP.
Andrew CSD will be closed today, January 15 due to icy roads.
Andrew CSD will be having a two hour delay. Early dismissal is cancelled. Stay posted for any updates in the next couple of hours.
In the event that we need to have a late start tomorrow due to weather, we will cancel our early dismissal. Please plan accordingly.
3rd quarter leap starts this week: JAN 13-17th Monday-Bowling Tuesday-Dance and Kathy’s Krafts Early out Wednesday- Movie and Crafts Thursday- Games Galore and D&D Friday-Movie Night
Before break we sent out information about how the number of free/reduced price lunch students affects our school funding. Currently, the future of our after school program is in jeopardy if more Andrew CSD families do not accept the assistance they qualify for. This is the last chance to apply in order to help our school qualify for the funding to offer before/after school LEAP and more. To apply, please download the form at https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1965 or ask Carla in the Andrew school office. Thanks!
Last week of 2nd quarter Leap! Jan 6-10: Monday- River Museum & Slime Night Tuesday- Kids in kitchen & Cooking Club Wednesday- Sports Zone Thursday- Fun Zone & Yearbook Friday-Movie Night
The second graders sharpened their saw by having a giving tree in their classrooms. They collected hats, scarves, gloves, mittens and socks to share with Cardinal Elementary students. Our hearts felt warm and fuzzy when Mrs. Notz came to collect these items to share with the Cardinal Elementary students.
Reminder Leap forms are due TOMORROW!
Reminder Leap forms for 3rd quarter are due this Thursday Dec 19th! NO LEAP This Friday December 20th
Andrew students will be spreading holiday cheer tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17th. Our elementary students will be holiday caroling at Maquoketa care centers and MSB in the afternoon. The MS students will be caroling in Bellevue.
Leap weekly schedule: December 16-20 Monday-River museum & Slime Night Tuesday-Kids in Kitchen & Cooking Club Early out Wednesday-Movie & Crafts Thursday- Fun Zone & Yearbook Friday- NO LEAP ( Enjoy winter break). New leap quarter starts January 13th- forms were sent home last week. They need turned in by Thursday December 19th .
Next week, Andrew School will be celebrating the coming of winter. See the fun things we have planned: December 16th- Hat Day December 17th- Flannel Day December 18th- Crazy Socks/Holiday Socks December 19th- Ugly Sweater Day December 20th- PJ Day and/or Stuffed Animal Day
Leap weekly schedule: December 9-13 Monday-River Museum & Slime Night Tuesday- Kids in Kitchen & Cooking Club Wednesday-Sports Zone Thursday- Fun Zone & Yearbook Friday-Movie Night
Leap weekly schedule: December 2-6 Monday-River Museum and Slime Night Tuesday- kids in Kitchen & Cooking Club Early out Wednesday-Swimming at the YMCA Thursday- Fun Zone & Yearbook Friday- Movie Night
Andrew Little Leaders currently has two openings for infants. To inquire please contact Katie Laban at 563.672.3221
Leap weekly schedule: November 25-26 Monday- River Museum & Slime Night Tuesday- Kids in Kitchen & Cooking Club
DON'T FORGET.... Joe Beckman, tonight at Andrew Community Schools. LEAP will be providing complimentary appetizers from 5:30p - 6:30p so come early, enjoy a snack and stay for our guest speaker, Mr Beckman, starting at 6:30p. Also free childcare for kids PreK and older.
Leap weekly schedule: November 18-22 Monday- River Museum & Slime Night Tuesday- Kids in Kitchen & Cooking Club Early out Wednesday-Hurstville from 2-5. We will return to school at 5:15. Check folders for a note informing you what child needs to bring that afternoon. Thursday- Fun Zone & Yearbook Friday-Movie Night
Please watch the following YouTube video sent to Andrew Community School from our guest speaker on Wednesday, Joe Beckman. This is an introduction to Joe as well as a little bit about what his powerful messages will be on Wednesday. https://youtu.be/NROSr824a1k
Don't forget tomorrow is the deadline for Parents Night Out on November 22nd! Enjoy an evening out while your children get in the holiday spirit at school!
The Veterans Day Assembly at the Andrew Community School will be held at 2:15 today in the New Gym
The final decision has been made to have school today. Please drive safely.
Because of the 2 hour delay today we will not have our morning preschool classes.
Due to poor road conditions Andrew CSD will have a 2 hr delay today, Monday November 11. Stay posted for any updates.
Leap weekly schedule: November 11-15 Monday- River Museum & Slime Night Tuesday- Kids in Kitchen & Cooking Club Wednesday-Sports Zone Thursday- Fun Zone & Yearbook Friday- Movie Night
Reminder: EARLY OUT WEDNESDAY Tomorrow November 6th -Swimming at the YMCA. Bring swimsuits and towels. If you are picking child up at YMCA be there no later than 3:45pm
Leap weekly schedule: November 4-8 Monday- Mississippi River Museum & Slime Night Tuesday- Kids in the Kitchen & Cooking Club Early out Wednesday- Swimming at the YMCA from 2-3:30 Thursday- Fun Zone & Yearbook Friday- Movie Night
If your child sold items for the Red Wheel Fundraiser, the items will be delivered to school on Monday, November 4th. Please make arrangements to pick up your child’s fundraiser items in the old gym between 3-3:30 p.m. on Monday. Thanks for supporting Andrew School!!
Reminder that today is the last day to purchase your Andrew Community School apparel. Please visit http://adcraftwebstores.com/andrewcommunityschoolapparelfall2019
NEW LEAP QUARTER STARTS THIS WEEK! Leap weekly schedule: October 28-Nov 1 Monday-pumpkin patch 11:30-3:00 Tuesday-Kids in the Kitchen & Cooking Club Wednesday-Sports Zone Thursday-Fun Zone & Yearbook Friday- Movie Night
Reminder: Pumpkin Patch tomorrow Monday October 28th. Be at school by 11:20 am. Bus leaves at 11:30. Pick your child back up at the school by 3:00 pm Dress warm-coats, hats, and mittens.
Trick or Treat in the town of Andrew is Sunday 4:00 - 6:00
Reminder: NO LEAP Wednesday or Thursday afternoons due to early out for conferences
Show your school pride by visiting Andrew Community School's apparel web store to purchase your Andrew Hawks gear. Hurry the store is only open until 10/29! www.adcraftwebstores.com/andrewcommunityschoolapparelfall2019
Andrew After school Leap Program is looking for a few volunteers Monday-Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:30pm. If any community members or high schoolers are interested in helping out please contact Melissa or Katelynn at the school. 563-672-3221
Leap weekly schedule: October 20-25 Monday-Crafts & Forensic Science Tuesday- Art Explosion & Kickball Wednesday- No Leap (Conferences) Thursday- No Leap (Conferences) Friday- No School
Andrew School will be hosting our annual Halloween Parade in the gym beginning at 2:45 on Thursday, October 31st. Feel free to join us in the fun!
Just a reminder that our conferences are next week, Wednesday, October 23rd and Thursday, October 24th. Our conferences are student led so please plan to have your child attend his or her conference with you. We cannot wait to celebrate all of our learning with you!
The 3rd-8th graders who are in leap on Wednesday nights with Hurstville will be traveling to Cottonville tomorrow night! Please wear old shoes and warm clothing.
Reminder to turn 2nd quarter Leap forms in by Friday October 18th. New programs start Tuesday October 29th.
Leap weekly schedule: October 14-18 Monday-Crafts and Forensic Science Tuesday- Art Explosion and Kickball Wednesday- LEGO and Hurstville Thursday- Maquoketa Park Friday- Movie Night
Race day registration and pre-race announcements will be held in the gym due to the cool weather. We'll see everyone in the morning!
Finally, school pictures are in! Be sure and check your students folders for picture packets. Picture retake day is next Tuesday October 15th so basically you have the weekend to decide if you like them or not. If you would like your child to have retakes please send the packet back to school . Thank you and have a wonderful weekend but STAY WARM!!!
Early out Leap today we will be staying at the school all afternoon doing homework, watching movies and a craft! Students can be picked up anytime between 1:30-5:25
friendly reminder.... Tomorrow (Wednesday October 9) is an early out day. We will be dismissing at 1:30.
students that ride busses may be returning home a few minutes late today. Homecoming festivities are delaying the busses.
We are looking for donations of clothing--sizes youth XS to adult medium and shoe sizes Y1 through Adult 7. If you have any of these items and would like to donate them to school, please send them to school with your child. Thanks in advance!
Please return your National Hot Lunch Week form on Monday so our wonderful kitchen staff can prepare enough meals. Have a great weekend!
Due to a shortage on this weeks order, we will be changing up Thursday's lunch menu just a little. Instead of Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, we will be serving Spaghetti with Meatballs. :)
Leap weekly schedule: Sep 30-October 4 Monday- Crafts and forensic science Tuesday- Art Explosion and Kickball Wednesday- LEGOS and Hurstville Thursday- Park Night Friday- Movie Night
Just a friendly reminder that Red Wheel Fundraiser order forms and money are due to the school by Tuesday, October 1st. Thank you, Karen Kilburg
Learning how to make butter, soap, and brooms!
We had a fantastic day learning about Pioneer's!
Miss Jill will be out this week so we are changing up the menu. Today will be Nacho Grande, Ranchero Beans, Fruit, and Milk. Stay tuned for Thursday and Friday menus. Feel better Miss Jill. No one can make lunch or run this kitchen like you do!
Morning leap is back in the library! Remember to check your child in!
Leap weekly schedule: September 24-27 Tuesday- Art Explosion and Kickball Wednesday-LEGO club and Hurstville Thursday- Lamotte Park Friday-Movie night
3rd grade enjoying farm safety day!
NO PARK TONIGHT FOR AFTER SCHOOL. We will be staying at the school instead! You can pick your child up anytime between 3:30-5:25.
Reminder... If you are interested in joining the fun of the 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run on Saturday Oct. 12 please return your form by Sept. 27th so t-shirts can be ordered. You are also welcome to register the day of the race but will not receive a t-shirt. Any questions about this event contact Tara Notz (563)357-3502 or email her at email@example.com. All money raised will be used to support stroke survivor rehabilitation services at Comprehensive Rehab and The Andrew Community School.
Hey Andrew Hawks! Our little free pantry has been put to great work the last three year! We wanted to remind the community that we are constantly accepting donations to keep it stocked! Feel free to add to our pantry at anytime or drop off any donations in the office! We appreciate your support and hope to keep this wonderfully utilized resource going for many years to come! Go Hawks! 💛🖤
Picture day is tomorrow (Tuesday September 17) Bring on those Smiles!!!!
Morning LEAP will be moved to the Music Room for the next 2-3 weeks while the Library gets a makeover!
Color run fun!
Color run fun!
Leap weekly schedule: September 16-20 Monday- Crafts & Forensic Science Tuesday- Art Explosion & Kickball Wednesday- LEGO Club & Hurstville Thursday- Bellevue City Park Friday- Movie Night
Don’t forget Tuesday is picture day! Bring on those smiles!
Today for after school leap we are heading to 1st ward park in Maquoketa
Tomorrow is IOWA/IOWA STATE Day and Andrew's Annual Color Run! We are raising money for new library books. Wear your Hawkeye or Cyclone attire and don't forget to bring a light colored shirt to change into for the color run in the afternoon.
Tomorrow Wednesday September 11th leap will be going to the Alpaca farm from 1:30-5:00. We will be back to school a little after 5:00 pm. Wear comfy clothes and tennis shoes.
Reminder tomorrow’s early out Wednesday September 11th- Leap will be heading to the alpaca farm for the afternoon and may not return to the school until 5:25
Picture Day is 09/17/2019, mark your calendar! Ordering online is easy, visit inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/40631MF
Picture Day is coming up on 09/17/2019! Order online at inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/40631MF
Leap Weekly Schedule: September 3-6 Tuesday- Art Explosion & Kickball Wednesday- LEGO Club & Hurstville Thursday- Preston Park Friday-Movie Night
Reminder: Thursday August 29th we are going to the park in Lamotte for the After School Program. We will be leaving the school at 3:30 and returning around 5:15 pm
We had a great day in 4th grade! Playing some math games, unlocking our lockers, and getting to know each other!
Just a reminder there IS morning LEAP before school tomorrow, but there will be NO afternoon LEAP. Afternoon LEAP will begin on Monday.
Yes, tomorrow is Friday! Yes, tomorrow is the 1st day of school! But did you know that tomorrow is also 📢📢 DONUT DAY?? Bring your students in early for a delicious, fresh baked donut and a SWEET start to their day!! 🍩. Breakfast is served from 7:40a- 8a!
Remember tonight is Unpack the Backpack night from 5:30 - 7:00. Parent Lighthouse will also be providing a free supper for all to enjoy. Come and check out your classrooms, meet your teacher, enjoy a free supper, and also there will be a few surprises to enjoy! See you tonight!
Andrew Golf Outing cancelled today due to rain and course closure. Tenative makeup date is Aug 25th at Plum River in Preston. Contact us ASAP if your team can join us next Sunday. Thank you.
The 2nd Annual Andrew CSD 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run will be on Saturday, October 12. This year's theme is "In this community, no one fights alone" to honor stroke victims with proceeds benefiting Comprehensive Rehabilitation in Maquoketa as well as our LEAP program. Please complete this form https://5il.co/9f7t and return it to Andrew School.
Registration is Wednesday August 7 from 9:00am - 7:00pm. You are welcome to register online. Our online payments system is not running yet but, we are hoping it will be ready by Wednesday. As always you are welcome to stop in and make your payment. Thanks so much! Looking forward to seeing all those smiling faces!!!
Niabi Zoo day is tomorrow July 10th. 🦁🐯🐻🐒🐍 Be at school by 8:15 and bus leaves at 8:25. We will return back to school by 3:25! We are providing a sack lunch and water for all the students going.
Reminder Niabi Zoo trip Wednesday July 10th for those who signed up and returned permission slips! Be at school by 8:15 am
Reminder: We are still offering FREE breakfast & lunch through July 26th for anyone ages 1 to 18. Today's Menu- Breakfast: Pumpkin Bread, Fresh Fruit, Juice & Milk. Lunch: Breaded Tenderloin, French Fries, Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit and Milk. Also, check out our revised breakfast menu starting July 8th.
Today's Lunch: 11:30a - 12:30p Goulash, Twisted Garlic Bread Stick, Cheese Stick, Strawberries and Milk. Free to any child age 1 to 18
Change of plans for tomorrow-Delmar splash pad and park! Breakfast at 7:40. Bus leaves at 8:15 and return to school by Noon.
Check bags for notes about bringing library books back tomorrow and parent and student Summer Adventure Surveys
Got Some Hungry Children With You Today??? GOOD! Send them over and let them enjoy a FREE delicious lunch, we are serving from 11:30a-12:30p. Today's menu includes, Breaded Chicken Drummy, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Green Beans, Garlic Bread Stick, Apple & Milk.
Reminder tomorrow to dress like your favorite book character or make a poster for the parade at the Library!
We start serving lunch today at 11:30a and serve until 12:30p. On the menu today is Pepperoni Pizza, Corn, Lettuce w/ Ranch Dressing and Watermelon. Send your child our way for a free, delicious lunch.
Happy Friday My Friends. We have lunch today at Andrew Schools, FREE lunch for anyone ages 1 to 18. Todays Menu includes : Chili Cheese Dog, Mashed Potatoes w. Butter, Side Kick, Apple and Milk. We serve from 11:30a to 12:30p. See you Soon
Lunch Today Is: Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Country Gravy, Green Beans and Milk. This is a FREE meal to any child from the age 1 to 18
Summer Leap is heading to Flora Pool in Dubuque tomorrow Monday June 17th. Lunch at 11:30 and Bus leaves at Noon. We will return to school by 3:25
Check your child’s bag for a note about tomorrow’s activities to the Maquoketa Caves Wednesday June 5th and a calendar of the months activities!
Summer leap starts tomorrow. Meet at school at 11:30 for lunch. Bus leaves at noon for flora pool in Dubuque. We will be back at school by 3:25
Andrew’s Annual Track and Field Day is on Wednesday, May 29th at 1:00 with a rain date of Thursday, May 30th. Families are welcome to attend. Please remind your students to wear comfortable clothes and be ready for an active and fun afternoon.
Last Weekly Leap Schedule of the Year: Tuesday- Fun Zone & Basketball Wednesday- Swimming at YMCA ( Bring swimsuit and towel) Thursday- Bellevue Park
Middle School field trip for tomorrow is canceled. The landfill said it is too muddy and we’d get stuck...