August 8, 2016

Greetings Imagine Andrews Families,

It’s a great day at Imagine Andrews! I am very excited about the upcoming school year! I would like to welcome all returning families back to Imagine Andrews. I would like to also welcome all new families to the Imagine Andrews Family. As we move into the 2016-2017 school year, we will continue to keep our academic standards and expectations high for all scholars.

We have several “Big Rocks” for the 2016-2017 school year. Listed below are some of those items:

Academic Achievement
Character Development
Partnering with Families & Shared Decision Making
Analyze Data from Family & Student Surveys for Improvement
I am confident that this will be an outstanding school year and I look forward to working with the staff and community to continue the tradition of having excellence in all we do. We are committed to 100% effort, 100% of the time!

The first official day of school for all scholars is Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Scholars will begin going to their classes at 8:15AM. Scholars purchasing the school’s breakfast will need to arrive no later than 8:20 am. Breakfast will be served daily from 8:05AM-8:20AM. Grades Kindergarten through 4th grade will dismiss at 2:40PM. Grades 5-8 will dismiss at 3:10PM.

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, August 22, 2016 for the Imagine Andrews Open House for New Families from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. This will be a time for new families to tour the school building.

On September 8, 2016, Back to School Night will be held from 6:00PM – 7:30PM. At this time parents will have a chance to become familiar with curriculum updates and new initiatives. Parents will also be able to visit classrooms, see student work and presentations from classroom teachers. The format and schedule for the evening will be shared soon.

Listed below are the new staff members that will be joining the Imagine Andrews Team & Family and staff members that will be moving to new positions:

Dean of Culture: Lolade Wingate
Crisis Intervention Specialist: Margaret Joseph
4th Grade Teachers: Deja Smith
7th & 8th Grade Mathematics: Bonnie Velasco

I look forward to a year of collaborating and partnering. We Are Imagine Andrews!

H. Douglas Rice II,