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Principal's Message

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 was able to attend 5th grade’s Mock Trial and watch the 4th grade students of Mrs. Christensen’s class in a dramatic production of California history.  These are just a few of the many examples at Andersen where we demonstrate our belief:  “TELL me and I’ll forget, SHOW me and I may remember, INVOLVE me and I’ll understand.” 

It was bittersweet to hold the last Flag Deck today.  It always brings joy to my heart to see our fabulous 6th graders perform at Flag Deck.  Hard to believe this was their last Andersen Flag Deck performance.  A few additional highlights from the morning festivities included: The Andersen Choir led by Mrs. Duffin singing a beautiful tribute for our volunteers.  Matthew Blum was presented with a Chromebook for his accomplishment of taking 1st place at the NMUSD Keyboarding Challenge.  We had 21 students receive Perfect Attendance Awards!  Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Rovzar, Mrs. Owen, Ms. Jacobs and Mrs. Delaney were recognized for their recent GATE certification.  And finally, many students were recognized with PRIDE awards and as a BUDDY not a bully. 

SAFETY is always a top priority at Andersen. As an ongoing reminder, please check in at the office at ALL times when you will be on campus.  In addition, dogs are NOT allowed on campus during school hours.  This is a standard and mandatory practice at Andersen for our children’s safety. Also, please drive observantly and carefully around the school and in the parking lot area.  Thank you in advance for adhering to these safety policies and your support in our “Triangle of Success.”

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • June 17th - Concert on the Green, Andersen's 40th Anniversary, and Distinguished School Celebration—Food Trucks 5pm  Ceremony & Concert 6pm
  • June 20 – 6th grade Promotion Ceremony @ 8am
  • June 20 - Last Day of School-Early Dismissal at 1:10

Please check the Andersen PTA regularly for updates and information. 

http://andersenpta.com/

Most Sincerely,

Dr. Bray

June 6, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

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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

January 10, 2014

Dear Andersen Families,

Welcome back! The Andersen students came back rested and ready to learn after our winter break. Every classroom I visited this week were engaged in writing projects that were ...more

December 20, 2013

Dear Andersen Families,

What an amazing week of joy, happiness and learning we have had at Andersen. The Winter Music Program was spectacular! Our kids were outstanding in their performance and warmed ...more

December 13, 2013

Dear Andersen Families,

Next week will be our final week of instruction for 2013. Your children have grown so much academically since the beginning of the school year. One of the benefits of being ...more

December 6, 2013

Dear Andersen Families,

This time of year is busy for everyone, especially our Andersen Scholars. Your children amaze me every day with their abilities and knowledge. Much of their academic ...more

November 22, 2013

Dear Andersen Families,

This week has been full of activity as our children enrich their knowledge through a variety of learning experiences. I especially enjoyed listening to the 5 th graders in Mrs. ...more

November 15, 2013

Dear Andersen Families,

What a very busy week of learning and fun we have had at Anderson. Although this was a four day week your children definitely received five plus days of learning! I have just ...more

November 8, 2013

Dear Andersen Families,

This week there was evidence of Andersen’s “Triangle of Success” all over the campus as parents and teachers met to discuss student progress. This process is critical as we ...more

October 31, 2013

Dear Andersen Families,

The Andersen Dolphins experienced a great learning week full of many activities. Our 4th grade students went on a field trip to the Orange County Museum of Art. Art Masters ...more

October 11, 2013

Dear Andersen Families,

We have had a very busy week of learning at Andersen. Students have been reading, writing, and problem solving in grades K-6. There is an enormous amount of energy in our ...more

October 4, 2013

Dear Andersen Families,

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THIS ENTIRE UPDATE OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION! It has been a great week of learning and fun at Andersen. This week we welcomed Bob Shea, author of Unicor ...more

September 27, 2013

Dear Andersen Families,

This week at Andersen students attended the “Power of One” anti-bullying assembly. Students learned about the various roles of a bully, target, and bystander and what they can ...more

September 20, 2013

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 “Triangl ...more

September 13, 2013

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! Many students received Pride ...more

September 6, 2013

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 12, 2013

Dear Andersen Families,

I hope you are enjoying your summer with friends and family. July was a treasured time off to spend with my family. My husband and I greatly enjoyed priceless moments with ...more