Anderson Weekly News 12/9/19

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Dates To Remember


  • Fri. Dec. 13th PTO Movie Night 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Tues. Dec. 16th Band Concert at St. Charles North High School 6:30 PM
  • Wed. Dec. 18th Houlihan's PTO Dine Out Fundraiser
  • Fri. Dec. 20th Classroom Holiday Parties
  • Mon. Dec. 23rd thru Fri. Jan. 3rd Winter Break


  • Mon. Jan. 6th Teachers Institute Day -NO SCHOOL
  • Tues. Jan. 7th School Resumes
  • Thurs. Jan. 9th PTO Meeting 6:00 PM
  • Wed. Jan. 15th Orchestra Concert @ Norris Cultural Arts Center 6:00 PM
  • Thurs. Jan 16th PTO Game Night 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Thurs. Jan. 16th Choir Concert @ Norris Cultural Arts Center 6:30 PM
  • Mon. Jan. 20th Martin Luther King Jr. Day-No School
  • Tues. Jan. 21st Buona Beef Dine Out Night 10:30 AM-8:00 PM

Make your kid proud! Help us get some encouraging and helpful feedback.

Thank you to those of you who were able to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey during Parent-Teacher Conferences. We already have 15% participation at this time. We need at least 20% participation in order to receive a score. We as a staff utilize your input to celebrate and continue the things we get good feedback about, and create goals to improve any areas we need growth. Your input does not simply get dumped into a survey abyss. We devour the graphs and trends that your input gives us. Filling out this survey is one easy way to support out school.

If you have not taken the survey, there is still time. To take the parent survey please visit and select the appropriate survey. It's easy! It only takes about 8 min. Thanks!

Winter Holiday Parties: Friday, December 20th.

1:55 p.m. Designated Classroom Parent Volunteers arrive and begin party preparation.

2:15 p.m. Parties commence

2:45 p.m. Clean up begins

3:00 p.m. Regular Dismissal.

We strongly encourage parents to have their children attend school until 3:00 p.m. Thank you for helping make this day as organized and smooth as possible.

Save the Date! Kindergarten Registration - Wednesday February 5, 2020

9:00-11:00 AM

4:00-7:00 PM

Spread the word! Tell your neighbors! Think about the family who moved in down the street!

LICE! They are on the Naughty List. :)

Every year cases of head lice are found in people all over our community, and do not reflect poor hygiene or social status. Anytime children come together, whether at overnight camp, the movie theater, or at school, there is an increased risk of identified head lice cases. Head lice is primarily transmitted through direct head-to-head contact or from sharing hats, brushes, and other personal items. In an effort to assist parents and guardians with their awareness regarding head lice prevention, detection and treatment we provide a Health Services page on the District 303 website that outlines the control and management of lice in our schools. On that page you will also find information about the District’s approach to lice management in the school setting.

Parents play an integral part in the prevention and detection of head lice in their children. To prevent the spread of this communicable condition, please check your child(ren) regularly for evidence of lice. If you should discover a case of head lice, please notify the health office at your child’s school, as well as your child’s outside activity directors. The nurses in the health office will assist you with identification of a probable case and resources for care.

With regard to preventative treatment, parents are encouraged to seek guidance from their health care provider prior to using any treatment options. Since mass screenings do not reduce the incidence of head lice, they are not conducted in our schools. Research has shown that a "no lice" "no-nit" policy for schools hinders academic attendance and performance while doing little to change the incidence of lice. Because the life cycle of a louse is 3 to 4 weeks, often students have had an infestation for many days before the case is identified. If a cluster (two or more identified cases in one classroom over a few week’s periods) is identified by school personnel, the health office will send a letter home notifying parents.

Like many health matters, prevention is key. Please assist your child by reinforcing the message taught at school to avoid head to head contact and the sharing of personal items. The nurses in the health office maintain strict confidentiality on all student concerns and we will never share your child’s personal information on this matter.

Thank you for partnering with your child’s school to prevent the spread of lice among our student population. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call your school nurse.

D303 Health Services

Reading Room Volunteers

Do you have 10 fingers, two eyes and a love for helping others?! Well, then we have a great volunteer project for you! The Reading Specialists are looking for a few parents who would be willing to make copies of lesson plans and stick labels on folders. This work will be a huge help to all teachers! If you are interested, please email Meaghan Schmidt at Thank you!

Meaghan Schmidt & Kim Ripperger

Reading Specialists


Like most districts around us, we are in need of bus drivers. We have had open positions since the start of the year and the number of vacancies is growing. Click here for more information.

News From the Anderson PTO

Holiday Movie Night

Take some time out of the crazy holiday hustle and come to Anderson Friday, December 13th to relax and enjoy our FREE holiday movie night featuring ELF. Doors will open at 6:15 pm and show starts at 6:30 pm. Come dressed in your cozy holiday pajamas. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and/or chairs. Families are also welcome to bring along a picnic dinner. Admission is FREE. Snacks including hot cocoa, cookies, and popcorn will be available for $1 each. If you would like to help sell concessions or are interested in donating some cookies to our event, please click here to sign up.

Shop with Scrip Gift Card Pick Up

If you ordered gift cards through our Shop with Scrip fundraiser they will be available for pick up at our movie night on Friday, December 13th. If you are not able to pick them up in person please contact Vickie at: to make alternate arrangements to get your cards.

Yearbook Pictures Needed!

We need your help to make our yearbook great this year! Please send photos to: as soon as possible.

Thank You!

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