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DEANs - Dads Eliminating Andersen's Needs
Our mission is to help provide a well rounded academic experience for our Andersen students by raising funds to create and support quality programs which would otherwise not be available


And we can't do it without your support. Learn more about our impact on Andersen's children's lives and join the cause.

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Get your tickets for the DEANs 4th of July picnic Wednesday, June 04, 2014



CLICK HERE to buy ticket for the whole family

10:00-12:30 at Phase I Greenbelt

Food, Fun, and Festivities!

 Parade starts at 10:00

We will be enjoying hotdogs, cotton candy, ice cream, 

chili contest, cake walk, games and lots more.

Volunteers needed please contact:

Missy Harris        missyharris@cox.net
Christy Marr        christymarr21@gmail.com
Alice Wrate          alice@wrate.com


Get Your Tickets for the DEANs Golf Tournament coming up May 1st. Monday, March 31, 2014

Buy your tickets by clicking here

Who's invited:   Parents, friends and adult family of Andersen students

Question:  Are only men invited?  

Answer:  Absolutely not!!!  Everyone is invited to play or just attend the cocktail reception following golf.  

What: A nine (9) hole three (3) par tournament.  Grab a putter and two other clubs.   The longest hole is 100 yards but most play between 60-85 yards.  
    • Relaxed Dress code (Flip flops, sneakers, shorts, golf hat....) 
    • Prizes will be awarded at the cocktail reception, Putting contest, Closest to the Pin contest, low team score
    • Food and beverages will be provided on the golf course, Appetizers and cash bar at the Cocktail party
    • Non-Golfers are welcome to attend the golf and the reception.  There is not a more "beginner friendly" course in the area.
Where: The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach (Hyatt Newporter Resort)
1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach

When: Thursday,  May 1, 2014
    • 3-3:45 pm Golf Check-in.  Get there early so you can participate in the putting contest.
    • 4:00 Golf Tournament shotgun start (We will take over the entire 9 hole course and groups will start on each hole.) 
    • 5:30 -7:30 PM Cocktail Reception in the Garden just off the hotel lobby.  We will have hosted appetizers and a cash bar.  
    • 7:00 Raffle 

Why: Raise money for Andersen Students
Have a great afternoon for a great cause.  

How Much:
    • $100 for Golfers and Cocktail Reception
    • $50 for Reception Only
    • $5 Raffle tickets

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It's not too late to Fund-a-need! Thursday, March 13, 2014
It's not too late to fund-a-need. We had a very successful live auction at the DEANs Dinner Dance and raised over $25,000 to purchase additional Chromebooks.

Our goal is 1 device for 1 child. With your help, we'll get there very soon.

See our Chromebooks in action

RSVP For the DEANs Dinner Dance. Monday, February 24, 2014


Hello Port Street Friends,

Andersen school’s 15th Annual fundraiser “Forty and Fabulous“ is just 2 weeks away. If you would like to attend and did not receive the online invitation (or can't find yours) from Greenvelope.com, please email Cheree at  chereegarbutt@cox.net

We are celebrating Andersen’s 40th Anniversary this year and the Gala will be dedicated to 40 amazing years of education, family and friendship. 

After you RSVP, be sure to click-through to the DEANs website to buy your tickets.


Buy your tickets for the DEANs Dinner Dance online. Friday, January 31, 2014
Buy your DEANs Dinner Dance tickets.


Buy your Dinner Dance tickets online
Sponsor a teacher
or make a donation.

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Printable and Online forms available for DEANs Dinner Dance Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DEANs Dinner Dance Underwriter Deadline Approaching Thursday, January 09, 2014



Get your Underwriting Forms in soon…..the deadline is January 31st. It's easier than ever now as you can CLICK HERE to fill out the form directly from the DEANs new website.

The Deans Dinner Dance is just a few months away. Don’t forget to mark your calendars - Saturday, March 8 at the Island hotel in Newport Beach.

Underwriter’s appreciation cocktail party will be held at Pelican resort February 13th.

Happy New Year!


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Spring 2014 Spanish Program Announced Tuesday, January 07, 2014


­­Let’s Learn Spanish!--¡Aprendamos Español!
A Fun and Engaging Spanish Program
Sponsored by the DEANs

¿Dónde? Where:DiegoRivera
Andersen Elementary School
¿Quién? Who:
Open to students in Grades 1 – 5 (Wednesday)
Open to students in Grades 4 – 6 (Mon & Thurs)
¿Cuándo? When:
   Grades 1 – 5

        Wednesdays - January 15th - April 2nd
        1:20 pm – 2:20 pm
        2:45 pm – 3:45 pm (With a minimum number of students)
   Grades 4 – 6
        Mondays (Beginners) or Thursdays (Experienced) – January 13th - April 3rd
        2:50 pm - 3:50 pm
¿Por qué? Why: It's fun!  We do art projects, play games, sing songs, sample food and listen to stories about Spanish language and culture.
Cost: $145.00 per student per trimester. Make check payable to Andersen DEANS.
Join the fun now: Space is limited! Register online by going to the Andersen School website and following the links there for after school programs. http://andersen.nmusd.us/spanish
Scroll to the bottom of the page to register online.

For more information contact:  Kimberly Wells: LetslearnspanishW@gmail.com  or Araceli Justiniani:  LetslearnspanishJ@gmail.com

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DEANs Dinner Dance Date Announced Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Letter From 2013/2014 DEANs President Kyle Anderson Monday, November 25, 2013

Dear Andersen Parents,  

 We welcome you to the 2013-14 school year.  We are committed to working with students, parents and faculty this year to achieve our mission:  Eliminating Andersen’s Needs.

 Andersen maintains its designation as a California Distinguished School, and through collaborative efforts we will continue to provide funding to sustain the highest educational standards and most fulfilling experience for our students.

Our Highest Priorities For This Year Are To Fund:

  • Six credentialed teachers to improve the student/teacher ratio
  • Two academic support positions
  • Wireless network infrastructure and mobile computers (iPad or similar) for e-learning capabilities
  • A security camera system to provide a higher measure of safety
  • Physical Education instructor for grades K - 3

The DEANS Foundation will spend approximately $800 for every student at Andersen Elementary this year.  In order to continue providing Andersen with these funds to support the greatest opportunities for our children’s success, we need your help.

Three Ways to Get Involved:

  • Join The DEANs
  • Attend regularly scheduled board meetings (bring your ideas)
  • Volunteer for fundraisers and/or leadership

Last year, student described the Andersen DEANs as “A family who gives money to the school.”  We welcome you into our family and look forward to another great year of supporting our neighborhood’s primary influence and geographic center:  Andersen Elementary.

Kyle Anderson
2012 - 2014 DEANs President

 About Kyle…Born and raised on the other side of the bay, I have been a lifelong resident of Newport Beach.  Our family set down our roots in the Port Streets in 2010, and we were immediately inspired by the community, the school and the DEANs.  I got involved in every way I could, getting to know lots of great families along the way.  My wife, Danielle, has also been inspired and will be responsible for the Andersen Dolphin’s year book and the “box top” program for a second term.  We have a son, Billy, in 2nd grade and a daughter, Gabi, in 1st grade.

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