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Fast Facts

Andersen Fast Facts

1900 Port Seabourne Way
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 515-6935
24-Hour Absentee Line (949) 515-6822
Nurse (949) 515-6715

Hours

Grades K-6 - M, T, Th, F - 8:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
All Grades - Wed. - 8:00 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

**Students may not arrive at school before 7:45 a.m. **

Administration
Shannon Bray, Ed.D., Principal
Cathy Kitto, Office Manager
Tanya Ruiz, Office Assistant

Back-to-School Night
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. for parents only.

Meet your child’s teacher and hear presentations from our principal, PTA and DEAN’s.

Open House
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 6:00-7:30 p.m. - all family welcome!

Minimum Days
Early out @ 1:10 for:
Back to School Night 9/15/16
Conf. Weeks 11/14, 15, 17, 18/2016 & 3/13, 14, 16, 17/2017
Open House 6/8/17
Last day of School 6/23/17

Special Early Release 12/23/16
Grade K-6 @ 12:40

There will be NO SCHOOL for grades K-6 on the Wednesday of Conference Weeks - 11/116/16 and 3/15/17

Lunch
Cafeteria lunch is available for K – 6th grade. Prepaid cards are available and are encouraged. They may be purchased in the school office or cafeteria (checks made out to NMUSD).  To purchase with credit card you must do so on-line.  You will need you child’s SID number which is on their report card.

Forgotten lunches delivered during school hours must be left in the school office. Classrooms will not be interrupted to announce the arrival of a forgotten lunch. Students have been educated to check the office at recess and lunch if they realize they have forgotten lunch. Late lunches must be left in front office.

Absences
Please call the 24-hour absentee line at 515-6822 before 9:00 a.m. on or before the day of the absence or your student will be marked truant/unexcused without notification.

If you need to pick up your child during the day, you must check in and sign your student out in the front office. The office will contact his/her teacher to have your child come to the office for pick-up. You may not enter the classroom from the outside doors.

Flag Deck
Every Friday at 8:00 a.m., the students participate in the Flag Deck Assembly. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Transportation
Most children walk or ride bikes (1st-6th only).  Please remember that helmets must be worn when riding and bikes must be walked across the blacktop; no items are to be left in the bike racks un-locked or overnight or on weekends. There is a designated carpool lane in the front of the school for drop-off. Please do not park in the “staff” parking lots. If you need to park, please use visitor spaces or park on the street.

No Skateboards
NBPD CPC 602 (J)(K)

There is a designated carpool lane in the front of the school for drop-off. Please do not park in the “staff” parking lots. If you need to park, please use visitor spaces or park on the street.

Rainy Days
Students may be dropped off after 7:45 a.m. and wait in their classroom until the bell rings.

Volunteer Opportunities
Join the PTA and DEANs. Andersen has active and supportive parents whose volunteer work is needed and appreciated. However you may only use your volunteer badge to access the classrooms on your regular scheduled volunteer time. Parents assist in the classroom, library, computer lab, and playground, and on many committees on a daily basis.  Both PTA and DEANs provide ongoing communications and opportunities to be involved.

You must also complete the online Volunteer Registration through the District.

If you plan on volunteering at school or in the classroom, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District requires an up-to-date TB test (which means you have been tested since 2012). A copy must be on file in front office.

When coming onto the Andersen Campus you MUST come in through the front office, sign-in, and wear an “Andersen Visitor” sticker or your volunteer badge. For the safety of all students there is no access from any other doors.

 

Fundraising

Both the PTA and DEANs support Andersen financially through fundraisers held during the year.  The annual DEANs’ Dinner Dance and Pumpkin Patch are held in the fall.  PTA fundraising programs including eScrip, Gift Wrap sales, Jog-a-Bunga, Book Fairs, Box Tops for Education, Pride Wear, “Dinners Out” and more.

 

Deliveries to School

Forgotten lunches, homework, and other deliveries during school hours must be left in the school office. Classrooms will not be interrupted to announce the arrival of a forgotten assignment, lunch, or other items.  Students have been educated to check the office at recess and lunch if they realize they have forgotten something.  For the delivery of birthday treats, please talk to your child’s teacher prior to the date and deliver the treats five minutes before the end of the school day.  Parents may meet their child at the exit door of the classroom and pass out treats outside while the class sings “Happy Birthday.”  Of course healthy treats are strongly encouraged.

 

School Newspaper/Website

Check our Andersen School, Andersen PTA, and District Websites

Andersen Website

N-MUSD Website

Revised 9/11/17