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Principal's Message

November 7, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

What a great way to end the week with our first Principal No Tardy Activity!  We had 235 students without a tardy for the month of October, and yes I survived playing “Sharks and Minnows” with all 235.  We hope to have even more next month! 

This week was a four day week for students; however, they experienced a full week of learning.  As I visited classrooms this week I observed rich learning with students engaged in depth and complexity of various subject matters.  Students are writing, reading and problem solving in a manner that is challenging and rewarding.  I was truly amazed by the brilliance of our kindergartners during a math lesson I observed this week! 

SAFETY Reminders: Your child’s safety is our top priority. Please drive safely around school and in the parking lot.  Students and parents should ride their bikes and scooters in designated areas only and not on campus.  Scooters and bikes should not be ridden in or through the parking lots due to danger of backing vehicles. Additionally, please check in at the front office ANYTIME you come on campus during school hours. Thank you in advance for adhering to this safety policy.

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • 11/11 – Veteran’s Day Holiday-No School
  • 11/17-21 Conference Week-Early dismissal 1:10 each day
  • 11/19 Conference Day-No school for students
  • 11/20 Community Meeting-Fence Design for Andersen 6pm

Please check the Andersen PTA regularly for updates and information - http://andersenpta.com/. 

Respectfully,

Dr. Bray

October 31, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

The Andersen Dolphins experienced a great learning week full of many activities. As I journeyed in and out of classrooms this week I was delighted by the engaged learners in ...more

October 24, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

We have just completed our 8th week of school and our Andersen Scholars are demonstrating tremendous academic progress and growth. Today I was able to visit every classroom ...more

October 17, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

It has been a very busy week of learning at Andersen. Students have been reading, writing and problem solving in grades K-6. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to ...more

September 26, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

We have just completed our 4th week of school and our Andersen Scholars are demonstrating tremendous academic progress and growth. Today I was able to visit every classroom ...more

September 19, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

It was great to see so many of you at Back-to-School Night. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with several of our Andersen families. Thank you for being a part in our “Triangle ...more

September 12, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

It has been a wonderful full week of learning on the Andersen campus. Your children are brilliant scholars that exhibit great character traits! Our PTA Fall Fundraiser has ...more

September 5, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

We are off to a magnificent start at Andersen! It was wonderful to see so many families at our first flag deck. For many of the families it was their very first flag deck. ...more

August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

Welcome back to the 2014-2015 school year! The Andersen staff is excited and ready to welcome students back on Tuesday, September 2, at 8:00 a.m. Please remember to check School Loop for your child’s class placement on Saturday, August 30. Enjoy the holiday weekend and we will see you all on the first day of school.

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • September 5 First Flag Deck 8am
  • September 11—Patriot Day—Wear Red, White & Blue
  • September 16 Fall Pictures
  • September 18 Back to School Night 6pm

Respectfully yours,

Dr. Bray

June 13, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

The end of the school year is upon us, however, the learning is continuing at high speed at Andersen! Students are actively engaged in a variety of fun learning activities. I ...more

June 6, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

It was great to see so many of you at Open House Thursday night. The students were so proud to show you their projects, writing and art. You were able to see a glimpse of ...more

May 30, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

It was a short but rewarding week at Andersen. We held our annual Jump Rope for Heart event which the students greatly enjoyed all well raising money to support the American ...more

May 23, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

The Andersen students are working extraordinarily hard on many projects that will be showcased during Open House. This is my favorite time of year as I journey through ...more

May 20, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

This week at Andersen we began our Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Field Test for grades 3-6. The students were focused and did a great job using the technology ...more

April 25, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

This week we had a wonderful Class Act Family Night with our musician, Dana Freeman. The music of George Gershwin was played by a group of very gifted musicians from the ...more

April 4, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

Spring Break has arrived and the learning community at Andersen has earned a much deserved week off to rest and enjoy their friends and family. Please take time for the 3 R’s - ...more

March 28, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

Our “Triangle of Success” was most evident this week as we prepared for and welcomed our California State Distinguished School Visitation Team on Thursday, March 27. Special ...more

Principal's Message - 3/21/14

Dear Andersen Families,

It has been a magnificent week of learning at Andersen! Your children continue to work hard making each day of learning rewarding. This week each of our 2nd grade classrooms ...more

March 14, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

It was wonderful to see so many parents on campus this week engaged in conversations about their child’s learning. I was fortunate to sit in on a few conferences and experience ...more

February 28, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

Happy Friday! This week has been full of great learning opportunities. A few highlights were the 5th graders field trip to Dana Point Harbor’s Ocean Institute to study maritime ...more

February 14, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

Happy Valentine’s Day! Exciting News! Andersen was notified this week that we will have a State Distinguished School visitation on March 27, 2014. A visitation is the second ...more

February 7, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

It has been a wonderful week of learning at Andersen! The students enjoyed learning about the magnificent art of Claude Monet during Art Masters and created their own work of ...more

January 31, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

The Andersen Dolphins enjoyed a beautiful cloudy day for the 4th Annual Jog-A-Bunga! The students and staff enjoyed the many parents, grandparents, and former alumni that came ...more

January 24, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

We kicked off our Class Act music program this week with an assembly for K-6 grade featuring our professional musician, violinist, Dana Freeman. Following the assembly our ...more