Anderson School News! 2/16/21

We're "Digging In" to Learning

Dates to Remember


February

  • Thursday, February 25th: VIRTUAL BINGO NIGHT and MOD Pizza Dine Out Night
  • Friday, February 26th: Teacher Work Day - No School

March

  • Wednesday, March 3rd: Portillo's Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser
  • Thursday, March 4th: Monthly PTO Meeting 7pm (2021-2022 Board Election)
  • Friday, March 11th: Yearbook Order Deadline
  • Thursday, March 25th: Panera South Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser 6am to 9pm
  • Friday, March 26th: School Improvement Day- No School
  • Monday, March 29th - Friday, April 2nd: Spring Break - No School

April

  • Monday, April 5th: School Resumes
  • Thursday, April 8th: Monthly PTO Meeting 7pm

May

  • Thursday, May 6th: Last PTO Meeting of the School Year! 7pm

Snow and Ice and Wind oh my!

Depending on your viewpoint, all this snow either fills your heart with fun, sledding, and snowmen... or your heart is filled with shoveling, cold fingers, and slippery roads. Regardless, I hope you can take a moment to pause, breathe, and take in the wonders of all things winter. Then get back to shoveling. :)


Reminders:

We try to take kids outside to Recess and PE every day. The only days we keep them inside is when the "Feels Like" temperature is below zero at the time of their recess or PE class. Please make sure kids come to school dressed to go outside for 20 min. each day.

(Hat, gloves, Coat)

(Snow pants and boots if they want to play in the snow)


If your family needs help getting winter gear. (Coats, hats, gloves) simply call the school office (331) 228-3300 and we are happy to help find what your child might need.

5Essentials Survey for Anderson Parents!

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through April 2, 2021. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.

All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey.

The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.

We NEED Your Pictures by this Friday! 2/19/21

Anderson Yearbook is looking for various pictures of your child for this year’s yearbook! We’re sure you have plenty of pictures on your phone to share. Below are picture subjects to consider:

-Back to School

- Fall

-Halloween

- Holidays

- Virtual learning

- School Spirit Wear

-Playing in the snow

Send your pictures to: andersonyearbook303@gmail.com Please make sure your pictures include Anderson students only. In your email include the name(s) and grade level(s) of the children in the pictures. Thanks for your support!

From the Anderson PTO

Sign Up for Our Virtual BINGO Night Now!

When: Thursday, February 25th

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm (time may be split depending on the amount of people registered)

Where: The comfort of your own home on Zoom!

Cost: FREE!! (all we ask is help with donating a few prizes SIGN UP TO DONATE HERE!)

How do we play? Click on this link, fill out the form and your family will get an email with your virtual BINGO cards the night before the event. How-to videos will also be linked in this email to help you learn how to play.

Do I have to pre-register for the event? YES!!! Because we are using an online virtual system, we need to have everyone sign up by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd so we can get all the data entered and cards sent out on time. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept registration the night of the event.

Questions?? Contact Lisa at: ptosecretary.andersonfoxes@gmail.com

Time to Order Your Yearbook

2020-2021 is a school year we all want to remember (or forget). Help your child remember one of the most unique school years in their life by ordering them a yearbook. This year ALL yearbooks can be ORDERED ONLINE. There will be NO paper orders. Yearbooks cost $15 each. Order deadline is Thursday, March 11th. No late orders will be accepted so make sure you order on time. To order your yearbook visit: www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code: 55502N. Click here for informational flyer.

District 303 Kindergarten Registration (Be a kind neighbor)

"Hmm, that new family that moved in down the street.... do they have a kid going into kindergarten?" If you have ever asked yourself that question, please forward this email to them, text them, tell them to call Anderson School. We want to help them register now!


The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:


  • The New Student Intake Form (coming January 19, 2021)

  • The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration

  • Health and Dental exams and immunization information

  • Contact information for all elementary schools

  • Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

My name is Jennifer Rothenberg, I am a volunteer with Random Acts Matter (RAM). Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 15-21st 2021.

This is our fourth year of coordinating an all-out effort to spread care and compassion throughout Saint Charles with Random Acts of Kindness.
We were amazed at the participation of our schools last year and hope that this year will be even better!
We encourage our local students to get actively involved in February and beyond! This is a great opportunity for your students, faculty, staff, and families to shine by really changing our community! Please post our calendar of events to staff and your weekly newsletter. Thank you for your consideration of this amazing experience for your school! Please post photos to our Facebook, twitter, and Instagram pages to create a ripple effect of Kindness.
RAM is always looking for opportunities to grant acts of kindness, please keep us in mind if you have a student, staff, faculty, or family whom you would like to nominate to receive an act of kindness. Please check our website for more information or to nominate someone in need of a bit of care and compassion at:
www.randomactsmatter.com.

Volunteer for the weeks events at:

https://signup.com/go/EiyNfjS


Most Sincerely,
Jen Rothenberg
Random Acts of Kindness Week,
Co-chair
jonjenrothenberg@gmail.com
(630) 723-8582

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Jon and Jen Rothenberg
jonjenrothenberg@gmail.com