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Principal's Message

Dear Andersen Families,

On behalf of the Andersen Elementary School Staff, welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  I hope your family had a relaxing summer and you were able to spend quality time together.  I certainly enjoyed a few weeks of travel and priceless moments with my kids and grandkids. Please check School Loop on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 10:00 AM for classroom assignments.

This will be another outstanding year for Andersen Elementary!  Our staff remains committed to our mission of offering a rigorous instructional program, which is both academically challenging and rewarding for ALL students.  Additionally, we work to support the social and emotional aspect of our students through the implementation of our PBIS system and a strong focus on being Respectful, Ready, and Responsible.  Another priority is SAFETY!  We are always reflecting on how to best keep our students safe.  There will be procedures everyone will be expected to follow as we partner to keep our kids safe.  One of the procedures is to always enter the school through the FRONT OFFICE DOOR and sign in.  We must all do our part to uphold these safety practices.  Please look for weekly safety messages as a part of my “Weekly Happenings” highlighting safety practices. 

Andersen Elementary is a high performing and successful school because of our “Triangle of Success,” Parents, Students and Educational Staff all teaming together.  We believe that a part of our success is the strong communication we have with our parent community.  In an effort to keep effective communication between home and school please register and read the information sent through our School Loop web system as well as the “Weekly Happenings” message I send out each Friday on Blackboard.  In addition, our PTA and DEANS websites are great sources of information. I encourage you to follow Andersen Elementary on Twitter and or Instagram in order to see firsthand the great learning taking place at Andersen.

Twitter account handle is @andersenelemsc1 and Instagram @andersenelemschool.

School hashtag #andersendolphinpride.

Again, welcome back and thank you for your continued support, time and commitment in making Andersen a magnificent school! I look forward to seeing each of you on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.  Important to note: Parents will say their goodbyes and take their Facebook, Instagram photos outside the classrooms. For safety purposes, parents and visitors will not be permitted in the classrooms.

Thank you for your support in our ”Triangle of Success!”!


Dr. Shannon Bray