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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010883 Andersen Elementary (2021-2022)
    Published Student Poets
    Several third, fourth and fifth graders at Andersen Elementary are soon to be published poets! Megan DeFrancesco, the media specialist, taught a lesson on haiku poetry with the intent of having students write poems to submit to the Young American Poetry Digest for publication. They had 21 students selected to be included in the 2022 poetry book. What an accomplishment! So proud of you, Andersen Astronauts!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010813 Andersen Elementary (2021-2022)
    Kindness Week
    Andersen Elementary recently participated in Kindness Week. Along with daily kindness challenges, students participated in Kindness BINGO with their classes and were encouraged to do things such as write kind notes to staff members, help others in need, and keep their campus clean. The Kindness BINGO winners were then able to paint rocks to be displayed in the schools kindness garden. Way to go, Kind Astronauts! PHOTO ALBUM: Kindness Week
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010733 Andersen Elementary (2021-2022)
    Culture Walk
    Andersen Elementary hosted a Culture Walk during parent teacher conferences week. Both the students and staff created projects to showcase their culture. It was a great way to learn more about our Andersen community and the diversity here on our campus.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010636 Andersen Elementary (2021-2022)
    Feathered Friends
    Christen Morton's PreK class at Andersen Elementary went looking for birds camouflaged in the trees while studying their science unit, "Feathered Friends."
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010417 Andersen Elementary (2021-2022)

    Teachers Jennifer Chastain (Andersen Elementary), Katie Nash (Chandler High), and Michelle Capriotti (Casteel High) are three of the 32 Arizona Leading for Change Leaders Fellows for the 2021-2022 year. This year they will work as fellows to enhance their leadership and advocacy skills as they work alongside civic leaders to enhance the lives and opportunities for Arizona students and families.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010357 Andersen Elementary (2021-2022)
    Commemorating Patriot Day
    Pictured from Andersen Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021. Patriot Day at Andersen Elementary photo album
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009930 Andersen Elementary (2020-2021)

    Student comment: "Mrs. Dougherty is so nice and the best teacher. Thanks for a wonderful fifth grade! She teaches so much, and we should appreciate her."
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009649 Andersen Elementary (2020-2021)
    Spring 2021 Recognition
    Congratulations to custodian Andres Meza who won the Apple Achievement Award, Tricia McGinnis who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and fifth grader Jose Luis Camacho Muniz who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Andersen Elementary for 2021. Read their stories here!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008455 Andersen Elementary (2019-2020)
    Chandler Innovation Fair
    Congratulations to the 3rd Grade Micro:bits for their project titled Micro:bits Create and Play: Rock-Paper-Scissors, winner of the Intel Computer Science Award in the Computer Science Showcase at the 2020 Chandler Innovation Fair. CIF 2020 Award Winners
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008487 Andersen Elementary (2019-2020)
    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Brecken Paulk and Saint Fields who won Honorable Mention in Earth & Planetary Science, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Blinded by Reflections. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008269 Andersen Elementary (2019-2020)
    Family Math Night
    The Andersen Elementary Family Engagement Team put on a 4th Grade Family Math Night in February, bringing families together to teach them how to support their child at home while students did an escape room activity in the library. Family Math Night Photo Album
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008219 Andersen Elementary (2019-2020)

    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner: Willo McFarland is a model student, inside the classroom and out. No matter the task, Willo is always attentive, ready to problem solve and persevere. She doesn't accept anything other than her best, and works until she excels. Willo works well with teammates, and people go to her to explain things when they are stuck. She is an outstanding citizen and exceptional friend.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007775 Andersen Elementary (2019-2020)
    Northrup Grumman Community Give Back Day
    Northrop Grumman visited our school on their Community Give Back Day, October 30, volunteering their time to beautify our school! THANK YOU, Northrop Grumman!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007776 Andersen Elementary (2019-2020)
    Veterans Day Assembly
    Thank you, veterans, for all you do! The Andersen Astronauts enjoyed celebrating you at our Veterans Day Assembly.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007774 Andersen Elementary (2019-2020)
    Character Code Assembly
    Andersen 3rd grade teacher Barbara Richardson organized and brought the ASU women's basketball team to present The Character Code Game assembly to the 3rd-5th grade students. The Character Code Game, a major initiative of the ASU women's basketball team, is a role-playing game that teaches students how to demonstrate great character in sports and in life. The game challenges students to understand what it means to have character, and how character is demonstrated at home, school and with friends. Sparky joined in on the fun, too!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007558 Andersen Elementary (2019-2020)
    Patriot Day Assembly
    Andersen Elementary honored our first responders during our First Responders Assembly on 9/11. Patriot Day 2019 - Honoring First Responders Photo Album
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007474 Andersen Elementary (2019-2020)
    Guadalupe Meza and book
    Congratulations to Guadalupe Meza, Andersen custodian, who wrote a children's book called Family's Wings about a group of owls that is based on the family of owls that lives at Andersen Elementary. The book has been published and is available for purchase through Amazon!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007475 Andersen Elementary (2019-2020)
    Project Lead the Way Training
    In August, new Andersen Elementary teachers attended a two day training on Project Lead the Way to incorporate real world STEM into their classrooms.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007413 Andersen Elementary (2018-2019)

    Congratulations to Jahayah Lane from Christie Clemente's 4th grade class who was one among nineteen winners out of over 700 entries in the City of Chandler Environmental Art Contest. Jahaya's work will be displayed in the City of Chandler calendar next year. The contest is designed to illustrate the importance of reducing waste, conserving water and preventing pollution. It is also an opportunity for students to learn more about environmental stewardship in their community and can become a catalyst for environmental education in the classroom. City of Chandler: Environmental Art Contest website
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007137 Andersen Elementary (2018-2019)
    Baby Chicks
    Kindergarten students in Angie Wagner's class were captivated with watching their baby chicks hatch.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006984 Andersen Elementary (2018-2019)
    Andersen Garden
    Kindergarten students enjoy the flowers in the Andersen Elementary school garden.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006735 Andersen Elementary (2018-2019)
    Community of Readers Day
    Andersen Elementary's Community of Readers Day was a huge success. Many volunteers including Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke, ACP athletes and many more showed up to volunteer.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006663 Andersen Elementary (2018-2019)
    Project Lead the Way
    Congratulations to Andersen Elementary, honored as one of only 214 elementary schools in the U.S. as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School, recognized for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through its Launch PLTW programs. Whether designing a car safety belt or building digital animations based on their own short stories, PLTW Launch students engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and develop a passion for and confidence in STEM subjects. We would like to thank Intel for their generous support of this program over the years through monetary donations and classroom volunteerism. Project Lead the Way website
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006669 Andersen Elementary (2018-2019)
    Andersen Character Day
    Andersen Elementary celebrated Character Day for the beginning of literacy week in March. Kindergartners dressed the part!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006649 Andersen Elementary (2018-2019)
    Family Superhero Dance
    Andersen Elementary held their Family Superhero Dance recently. It was a hit with students, families and staff.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006159 Andersen Elementary (2018-2019)
    Tech the Halls
    Andersen Elementary held a Tech the Halls event for the national hour of code. All grade levels visited the library in hour blocks to learn how to code in different ways.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005870 Andersen Elementary (2018-2019)
    Crayola experience
    Andersen Elementary students were excited to welcome the Crayola experience to Chandler last week. The new Crayola store is opening up in Chandler mall next summer.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005869 Andersen Elementary (2018-2019)

    Congratulations to Andersen teacher Jessica Rudloff who was surprised Thursday, October 25 with a 2018 Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers grant. Her wish is to purchase iPads for her classroom. Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers website
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005708 Andersen Elementary (2018-2019)

    If students have a disagreement during recess they use #habit4, create a win-win, and walk through the #peacepath @TheLeaderinM @ChandlerUnified pic.twitter.com/V2z6WX5jFN

    — Andersen Elementary (@AndersenElemen1) August 24, 2018


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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005293 Andersen Elementary (2017-2018)
    Next Generation of Gentlemen
    The Next Generation of Gentlemen Club, sponsored by Mr. Brown, collected 140 cases of water to send to Flint, Michigan to assist with the water crisis.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A004601 Andersen Elementary (2017-2018)

    A member of our community made and donated a handmade America the Beautiful quilt to our school on behalf of Ms. Jaffe.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A004602 Andersen Elementary (2017-2018)

    Andersen Elementary received a $1,000 grant from Intel for our STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Lab. Thank you, Intel!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A004603 Andersen Elementary (2017-2018)
    Flexible classroom seating
    Andersen 4th grade teacher Mrs. Clemente wrote a grant to Adopt a Classroom and was awarded $250 for flexible classroom seating.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A004338 Andersen Elementary (2017-2018)

    Principal Shannon Hannon was awarded a $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo for our STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Lab.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A004337 Andersen Elementary (2017-2018)
    Anthony Altobello and Jenjuta Dunthongkum
    Congratulations to Anthony Altobello, winner of the Andersen Elementary Spelling Bee and Jenjuta Dunthongkum, our runner up.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A004108 Andersen Elementary (2017-2018)
    Christine Macdonald
    Congratulations to Andersen teacher Christine Macdonald, winner of the Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers grant in the amount of $5,000 for the purchase of tablets for her classroom. Chris will be recognized on December 26, 2017 during halftime festivities at the Cactus Bowl. Chris was one of 120 winners chosen from over 4,200 grant applicants! We are so happy for her and her students!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A004065 Andersen Elementary (2017-2018)
    Whitney Murray
    Congratulations to Whitney Murray who was awarded a $442 grant from Chandler Education Foundation to fund a Behavior Basics Book Club for her self-contained classroom!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A004066 Andersen Elementary (2017-2018)
    Kelly Heitic
    Congratulations to Kelly Heitic who was awarded a grant from Chandler Education Foundation for the purchase of Battle of the Books Books!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A003908 Andersen Elementary (2017-2018)
    Mr. Torie Brown
    Congratulations to Mr. Torie Brown who was Awarded the Real Men of Chandler designation in August 2017.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A003629 Andersen Elementary (2016-2017)
    Mr. Torie Brown
    Congratulations to Mr. Torie Brown, who was recognized as the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A003582 Andersen Elementary (2016-2017)
    Andersen Elementary School, an A+ School of Excellence
    Andersen Elementary was honored with the coveted A+ Award of Excellence from the Arizona Education Foundation. A+ Schools of Excellence must demonstrate sustained high achievement or significant improvement through assessment data, and are recognized for their superior ability to identify and meet the academic and non-academic needs of students. A+ schools retain their status for a 3-year period. We are very proud of our staff and thrilled to be honored as an exemplary elementary school. Arizona Educational Foundation A+ School of Excellence™ Program
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A003544 Andersen Elementary (2016-2017)

    Andersen Elementary received a Virginia G. Pipler Charitable Trust Grant for the purchase of clothing and shoes for students in need.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A003539 Andersen Elementary (2016-2017)

    Andersen Elementary has partnered this year with Intel. Intel has made two $5,000 generous donations to provide enhancements to our library. This includes the purchase of books, furniture, STEM instruction, and more! Thank you, Intel, for your support!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A003540 Andersen Elementary (2016-2017)

    4th Grade Teacher Miss Zieglowsky was the recipient of two Donors Choose grants totaling over $800 in classroom STEM supplies for growing future engineers!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A003541 Andersen Elementary (2016-2017)

    4th Grade Teacher Christie Clemente received an Adopt A Classroom grant totaling over $500 for science supplies!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A003542 Andersen Elementary (2016-2017)

    Librarian Kelly Heitic received engineering lesson supplies from Donors Choose totaling over $200!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A003543 Andersen Elementary (2016-2017)

    Special Needs Teacher Whitney Murray received a CEA Grant of $200 for the purchase of a Social Skills Program for the classroom!
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A003095 Andersen Elementary (2016-2017)
    Kelly Heitic
    Our librarian, Kelly Heitic, was awarded a $3,500 grant from the Arizona Cardinals to purchase Maker Space materials for our media center. This area will offer our students an opportunity to create intellectual and physical materials using resources such as computers, 3D printers, Lego materials, audio and video-capture and editing tools, and traditional arts and craft supplies.
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A003096 Andersen Elementary (2016-2017)

    Jessica Smith, Andersen 5th grade student, was named Arizona's Pre-Teen Elegantly Green Earth 2016! She will be going to Orlando, Florida for the National Pageant. Chikka Magazine website, July 2016
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    Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A003091 Andersen Elementary (2016-2017)

    Andersen Elementary is proud to announce a new program being implemented during the 2016-17 school year called The Leader in Me, based on Stephen Covey's book, the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me is a leadership operating system that is developed over time in a school setting to create a culture that embodies the 7 Habits. Every student is a leader in some way, and it is our responsibility to find the potential in all of our students. The Leader in Me website
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