Anderson Weekly News 8/30/19

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Dates To Remember


  • Mon. Sept. 2nd Labor Day - No School
  • Thu. Sept. 5th PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00 PM. (LRC)
  • Fri. Sept. 6th 5th Grade Field Trip to Camp Duncan
  • Tue. Sept. 10th Picture Day!
  • Thu. Sept. 12th Family Game Night 6:30 - 8:00 PM. (Gym and Cafeteria)
  • Tue. Sept. 17th Picture Re-Take Day.
  • Fri. Sept. 27th Movie Night! 6:30-8:00 PM.


  • Thu. Oct. 3rd Butterbraid Order Pick Up. 3-5PM
  • Thu. Oct. 3rd PTO Meeting 6-7PM (LRC)
  • Fri. Oct. 4th Kick A Thon (St. Charles East High School)
  • Thu. Oct. 10th First Day of After School Clubs. (Info coming soon)

5th Grade Choir Registration:

Attention 5th Grade Families! Does your child like to sing? This year 5th grade choir will be held at Anderson School on Monday mornings, beginning September 16, at 7:20 in the morning. All 5th grade students may join! There are no auditions and the only cost is for a t-shirt, as well as pizza dinner at the choir festival. Please click on the doc below for more details and a link to register your child. You may email Mrs. Hammons with any questions you may have:

Picture Day!

Calling all parents! Start licking your fingers and smashing down your kid's hair! Picture Day is next Tuesday! September 10th. Last week you received a full packet in your child's backpack, this week you will get a paper reminder.


Join the Northern Illinois University community for this FREE EVENT of STEM Fest at the NIU Convention Center on Saturday October 19th. There will be presenters, activities, demonstrations, and games all related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Click on the link to learn more!

News From the Anderson PTO

First PTO Meeting

Join us for our first PTO meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 5th at 6:00 pm in the Anderson LRC. At this meeting we will discuss all our events for the year. Information folders will be available for those that would like to chair a committee. If there is a committee you would like to chair and cannot make it to the meeting, please contact us so we can get you the information you need. This is your monthly opportunity to voice your ideas, criticisms and opinions. All are encouraged to attend and be heard. Don’t have childcare? No worries! Childcare is available at all our meetings in the gym.

Family Game Night

Thursday, September 12th. Join us for our first PTO event of the school year. Games will be provided. You bring the fun! Popcorn and water will be available for purchase for 50¢ each. Click here for the information flyer about this event.

Butter Braid Fundraiser

This week you should have received the Butter Braid order form. Our school earns 40% of each Butter Braid sold. Last year we were able to raise over $2,000 toward our fundraising goal. We appreciate your support!

Dates to remember:

Friday, September 13th-Order Forms Due

Thursday, October 3rd-Butter Braid Pick Up 3-5pm

Box Tops Are Going Digital!

Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and send them to school. Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label. To submit follow the directions found here. Our school is listed at “Anderson Little Woods” in the App.

Anderson PTO! We are here to serve our kids!

We are looking forward to working with you this school year! If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to reach out to anyone of us!

President: Brooks Nicewarner,, 630-921-1978

Vice President: Tom Needham ,,


Treasurer: Vickie Nicewarner,, 630-890-7429

Secretary: Lisa Bochat,,


D303 Parent University

Dear District 303 families,

Parent University programming in St. Charles District 303 continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our families.

During the 2018-2019 school year, District 303 created a Parent University committee made up of parents with children at all grade levels, teachers, school administrators, and district administrators. This dedicated group of individuals reviewed previous programming content, attendance, and delivery models. They created a parent survey used in the spring of 2019 to assist us in gauging the needs of our families. Based on those two resources, the programming you will find for the 2019-2020 school year offers programs you can access by coming to the District as well as from the comfort of your own home.

Our first program is showing of the documentary LIKE, from the producers of the movie ANGST, which we showed last year. Many parents have asked us to bring them programming that addresses our society’s addiction to social media, and the impact it is having on our children. Please join us, and bring your children, on September 23 at the Norris Recreation Center to view this powerful movie. Sign up here to RSVP.

As a follow-up to LIKE, we are bringing in national digital citizenship speaker Josh Ochs in October. He will be spending time in both middle and high schools talking with students about their digital footprint. During his time with parents on October 30, Josh will show parents how to protect their children on 40+ apps. All District 303 parents will have access to Josh’s own Parent University resources for the next year. Spanish translators will be available for this program.

What is Project Lead the Way and how is it part of the District 303 curriculum? In November, when it’s starting to get cold outside, make some popcorn and relax at home while watching this video we have created about PLTW from kindergarten through high school.

Last year, District 303 hosted a book study with Mindful Parenting by Kristen Race, Ph.D. Because of the success, and requests for more book studies, we are offering a book study group using The Whole Brain Child by Dr. Dan Siegel. Join us for three sessions in February and March during both morning and evening times.

In March, the District is working in partnership with Wake Up Call to bring you a three-part drug and alcohol prevention presentation, including a life size teen bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. Spanish translators will be available for this program.

To read more about these programs and to register to attend, please visit the Parent University page on the District website.