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School mission:

 

The mission of Andrews Elementary is to ensure learning for all students through high expectations and quality instruction. We will provide all students with the social and academic skills necessary to be ready for success and develop critical thinkers who value learning in school and throughout their lives.

 

Vision:

 

Andrews Elementary School, located in Whittier, California, is admired throughout the community as a school that ensures success for every student. Students are motivated and encouraged to maximize their potential. Students are recognized for their successes and areas of strength. The Andrews staff creates a culture of excellence throughout the school. Our experienced, dedicated teachers provide a strong academic program that integrates traditional classroom studied with technology, the arts, social skills, critical thinking, and an appreciation of diversity. Teachers are committed to professional growth and collaborate to develop equitable classroom experiences. Community members and parents contribute to the success of the student body through active participation in school and at home. All students leave Andrews inspired and confident in their talents in a way that will positively impact the future.

 

VALUES:

 

Lifelong learning - Through fiction and nonfiction works, students are encouraged to carry lessons and values that will continue to hone their characters throughout life.

 

Imagination - Students are welcome to dream imaginatively, think uniquely, and create eccentrically, all without fear of judgment and ridicule.

 

Teamwork - Students are actively called to collaborate harmoniously with one another, offering valuable insight and ideas to one another.

 

Eagerness - Students are encouraged to foster a love and passion for literature, books, and the gift of the library, at Andrews and abroad, hoping to support these ideals throughout life.

 

Respect - Students are expected to act respectfully toward the library, the librarian, and all students and faculty members, serving as a sign of appreciation of the generous resources abundant to them.

 

Accountability - Students are expected to take responsibility for their actions, both good and bad, including use and misuse of the library and the school’s other resources.  This challenges them to think critically as adults and take ownership of their choices and the consequences that ensue.

 

Community Contributions - Students are encouraged to actively participate in philanthropic efforts to support and improve their local and global communities, which will grant them a sense of citizenship and selflessness, offering assistance to those in need.

 

Youth-Centered Programming - The librarian, principal, faculty members, parents, and fellow community are urged to fully support the library and its efforts to promote programs for the benefit of the children, whose minds are shaping and whose morals are forming each and every day they are in the library, at school, at home, and in every other setting.

 

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