Anderson Weekly News! 1/31/22

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January 31, 2022

Dates to Remember


  • Wed. Feb 2nd: Portillo's Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser 5:00-8:00 PM
  • Thur. Feb 3rd: Virtual Monthly PTO Meeting 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Wed. Feb 16th: Little Caesar Pizza Kit Fundraiser: Final Orders Due
  • Mon. Feb 21st: Presidents Day - No School
  • Wed. Feb 23rd: Early Release Day: Dismissal at 2:10 PM
  • Fri. Feb 25th: Virtual BINGO Night 6:30


  • Fri. Mar 4th: No School, Teacher Institute Day
  • Fri. Mar 4th: Panera South Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser 6:00 AM- 9:00 PM
  • Wed. Mar 23rd: Early Release Day: Dismissal at 2:10 PM

What is happening in EMPOWER?

During January, students in Empower experienced a new module.

  • Students in Kindergarten through fifth grades will be delving into the areas of communication. They will be utilizing various media tools in the Show it Off module.

Love is in the Air - Happy Valentines Day!

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 11th. Each class will have a celebration near the end of the day with their classmates. Students may bring in Valentines to share with the class. Valentines can be accompanied with a small trinket or goodie bag. All Valentines' cards will be sent home with your child. Candy may be passed out and sent home, but will not be eaten at the party. Look for more information from your child’s classroom teacher in their weekly newsletters.

Your feedback helps us celebrate and improve!

Every year, District 303 conducts a satisfaction survey eliciting feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. This year, as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), we will now be participating in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent or guardian, this survey will provide you with the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness about your child’s school.

We need at least 20% of our families to take this survey. You know Mr. Jarot will be overly friendly and persistent until we meet our goal. :)

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your suggestions for improvement. To take the parent survey please visit and select the appropriate survey. Click HERE for a more detailed letter.

Little Caesar Pizza Kit Fundraiser

Time is running out to buy Pizza Kits to support our fundraiser! So far we have raised $517!! Every week, we are getting closer to our goal but we really need everyone to work together and participate. Make sure you’ve sent your link to anyone who will support you and our fundraiser. Think of anyone you know who likes pizza…HINT HINT, that’s everyone! To get started follow this link to create your very own Seller page. Once you are registered you will receive your very own link to share with your friends through e-mail and social media.

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Calling all future Kindergarten Students! Enrollment Starts Soon!

Click on the flyer linked below to get all the details about Kindergarten Registration.

Please forward this to any neighbors who have preschool-aged children.

We can't wait to meet our new students.

From the Anderson PTO

Virtual Monthly PTO Meeting

We are going VIRTUAL this month! Join us for our monthly PTO meeting from the comfort of your home! Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 pm. We will be discussing events for the new year and teacher appreciation ideas. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Zoom Call Link:

Portillo's Dine Out Fundraiser

Dine out at Portillo's in Elgin on Wednesday, February 2nd from 5:00-8:00 PM. Bring this flyer to the restaurant or show it to the cashier on your phone and 20% of the proceeds will benefit our school.

Time to Order Your Yearbook!

Anderson School Yearbooks are on sale now! Online yearbook sales only! Ordering ends: Thursday, March 11th. Softcover color yearbooks are $15 each. To order your yearbook visit: and enter code: 64012B.

Virtual BINGO Night Planning Committee

PTO will be hosting a Virtual BINGO Night on Friday, February 25th at 6:30 pm. We are looking for parents who are interested in helping to plan and run this event. The committee with meet once virtually to plan for the event and then meet at school the night of the event to run the virtual event from school. If you are interested in helping make this event a success for our children click this link to sign up to join the fun!

2022- 2023 PTO Board Nominations

The vice president and treasurer board positions are up for election for next school year. Option to shadow our current PTO treasurer for the first year is available. Each position will serve a two year term. Serving the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school year. If you or someone you know who would be great for either of these positions click here for the nomination form with more details. To nominate someone either submit the linked form to the school office or complete this Google form by Monday, January 31st. If you have any questions contact: Brooks at

Anderson Spirit Wear

School spirit wear makes the perfect holiday gift! Show your school spirit! Order your Anderson spirit wear at the link below. All orders will be placed online again this year. The store will be open throughout the school year. Items will ship directly to your home. Questions? Contact Lisa at:


D303 Parent University

Click here to (or the link below) view the upcoming events and information for all things... D303 Parent University!