Anderson Weekly News 8/23/19

The Sky's the Limit!

Friday, August 30 – Early Release - Teacher’s Institute Half Day No School – Monday, September 3 – Labor Day

Students will attend school in the morning of Friday, August 30. They will be dismissed at 11:40 am so our teachers can participate in professional development.

Buses will then run their regular end of the day routes . . . just 3 hours and 20 minutes earlier. Students who walk or get picked up will be ready at 11:40am.

The school will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day. We look forward to welcoming students back on Tuesday, September 3.

Safety Drills

Tornado, Fire, and Intruder Drills will be completed with the participation of St. Charles Police and Fire Departments and D303 Personnel during the next few weeks of school. This is to assure our readiness in the case of emergency. We prepare and train our students to know what to do in case of an emergency.

Curriculum Nights! Don't miss this important night.

Each teacher will have two presentations. 6:00-6:30, and 6:30-7:00. This will allow parents to meet with two teachers if they have kids in different grades. (or it helps with families like mine who may be running a bit late to everything. :) No judgment here.

Curriculum Night marks a great opportunity for parents to get to know what their child’s typical day looks like at Anderson. Parents get to hear from teachers regarding the curriculum, classroom routines, communication plans, as well as ask questions. Please plan on attending. Note, there are two nights scheduled based on grade level. See below.

  • Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade: Monday, August 26th, from 6:00-7:00 pm.

  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade: Wednesday, August 28th, from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Smart People Surround Themselves, (and their Kids) with BOOKS!

Get ready, the Anderson's Book Fair is coming to Anderson! We can't wait to see all of the wonderful books that will be available. New this year, the book fair will be open on both curriculum nights. We are looking for volunteers to help with set up on 8/23, take down on 8/29, and sales. Please email if you are available.

Book Fair Hours:

  • Monday 8/26: 9 am-3:30 pm and 5:45-7:45 pm
  • Tuesday 8/27: 9 am-3:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8/28: 9 am-3:30 pm and 5:45-7:45 pm
  • Thursday 8/29: 9 am-12 pm

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:


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!

Lice? Did you just scratch your head?

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

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Happy Birthday to your Child!

At Anderson, we are excited to celebrate our student’s birthdays. On your child’s birthday, we will announce their name during the morning announcements and invite them to the front office for a small gift such as an Anderson Pencil, Sticker, or Cool Book. If you as a parent choose to send in treats with your child on their birthday, please communicate this one week in advance with your child’s teacher to ensure that all precautions are taken in regards to any allergy needs in the classroom. Some classrooms may not be able to allow treats due to multiple or severe allergies. We always encourage our parents to send in healthy snacks, or something small (pencils, stickers) for their child to pass out. Any treats need to be store-bought. Please help the teacher by ensuring that all treats are easy to hand out, clean up, and don’t make a mess. Kids don’t need a meal, they truly enjoy a simple, small treat to celebrate their classmates birthday. Any leftover treats will not be sent home on the bus. They all go to Mr. Jarot's office for "inspection".

Thanks and Happy Birthday!

Mr. Jarot

News From the Anderson PTO

Welcome Back from the Anderson PTO

Welcome back to a new school year! It was so nice to see so many of you at our back to school picnic. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by our table and still want to SIGN UP TO HELP with one of our events this year, click here, complete this form and send it back to the school office. We will also have sign up sheets out at curriculum night, our first meeting, and events throughout the school year. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our FIRST MEETING on Thursday, September 5th at 6:00 pm in the Anderson Library. Childcare is provided at all PTO meetings in the gym.

Assemblies at Anderson

Did your child have come home and tell you how much they enjoyed our first assembly? Did your child share the important lessons they learned from Matt Wilhelm? The PTO was able to sponsor this assembly thanks to the amazing financial support we received last school year. This year we have made it our goal to raise $15,000. With this money we will be able to help with assemblies, field trips, teacher appreciation, field day bounce house, school projector and double screen in the gym, spirit week donuts and muffins, movie license for movie nights, one school one book, and scholarships for students in need. You can help us reach our goal! Donate $25 per family on push coin by scrolling down to Anderson 2019-2020 PTO. Thanks!

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

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 ,, 630-896-8741

Treasurer: Vickie Nicewarner,, 630-890-7429

Secretary: Lisa Bochat,, 630-441-3230


Cub Scout Pack 151 is meeting this Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30 pm in the Anderson Elementary School Gym. Boys and Girls from Kindergarten to 5th grade who want to learn about becoming a Cub Scout are encouraged to join us for our fall 2019 kickoff.

Questions? Reach out to...

Guy Diepenbrock

Pack 151 Committee Chair


Dates To Remember

  • Mon. Aug. 26th Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Curriculum Night 6:00-7:00 PM.
  • Wed. Aug. 28th 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Curriculum Night 6:00-7:00 PM.
  • Fri. Aug. 30th Early Release for all Students 11:40 AM.


  • Mon. Sept. 2nd Labor Day - No School
  • Thu. Sept. 5th PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00 PM. (LRC)
  • Thu. Sept. 12th Family Game Night 6:00 - 7:00 PM. (Gym and Cafeteria)
  • Fri. Sept. 27th Movie Night!