Anderson Weekly News

August 16, 2019

Great Start (Launch) to the School Year!

What a great start to the school year. Thank you, parents, for trusting us with the privilege of caring for your child and helping them learn and grow as much as possible. We take this responsibility very seriously and enjoy the work we do.


As always, don't ever hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns or compliments.

Speaking of Compliments... see below.

Curriculum Nights! Don't miss this important night.

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 leslie.gustafson@d303.org 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

Got SeeSaw?

If you haven't done so yet, don't forget to connect with the learning and fun that is happening in your child's classroom by using the SeeSaw App. It is an easy, convenient, and informative way to stay connected with your child's learning. I know I love pulling up the pictures, or videos with my own children and asking them about their day at school.

You should have received log in information from your child's teacher about SeeSaw. Don't forget to sign up and log in. I promise you, you will be happy you did.


No more:

Parent: "What did you do at school today?"

Kid: "Nothing."


Now it can be:

Parent: "Hey, I saw what you and your teacher posted on SeeSaw! That was so cool. Tell me more about your...."

Kid: Oh yea, that was fun. It was hard work but I did my best. Even though I made some mistakes, I kept trying and figured it out. That's a picture of my class. That's a picture of my math thinking, my artwork, my story about rockets..."

Dates To Remember

August
  • 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.


September

  • 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!

Helpful Info and Reminders

School Hours: 8:40 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Arrival window: 8:25-8:40 a.m.


Please do not drop off your child before 8:25 a.m. We do not have supervision before that time. Students will be dismissed from their classrooms at 3:00 p.m.


Visitors/Volunteers: All parent visitors and volunteers will need to buzz in and identify themselves and the reason for their visit before entering the building. Visitors and volunteers will need to present a valid driver’s license to be scanned into our Raptor System. A badge will be printed to wear while in the building.


To Report an Absence:

  1. Call the Anderson Attendance Line: 331-228-3300 AND

  2. Email your child’s classroom teacher.


Student Early Dismissal:

  1. Call the office at 331-228-3300 before noon AND

  2. Send a note with student or email classroom teacher with time of pick up


Car Rider Requests: If on a given day your child is not to ride the bus home, parents MUST call the office ahead of time (BEFORE 12:00 NOON) to ensure the child does not get on the bus.


Lunch Account:

  1. Visit www.pushcoin.com and deposit money directly into your child’s lunch account.

  2. You may also send in a check made payable to “CUSD 303” or cash in an envelope marked “Lunch Money” with student’s name.


Anderson Web Calendar:

Go to www.d303.org and go to the Anderson School website under the “Schools” tab


Important Phone Numbers:


Office 331-228-3300

Office Fax 331-228-3301

Nurse’s Office 331-228-3304

Learning Resource Center 331-228-3343

Transportation Department 331-228-2877
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Let's Talk

If there was someone at Anderson that helped make your child's first week back to school special, safe, or happy, use this link to send a compliment to them.


This Let's Talk link can also be used to ask questions, get quick feedback and help us improve as a school. We are always seeking your feedback. So.... Let's Talk. Click below...


This link is always on our school website down in the bottom left corner.

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Registration Fees

Hi Anderson School Families, if you have already paid your students' Registration Fees, thank you.

However, if you have not paid them yet, please log into Pushcoin to pay fees. You can use a credit card or link your bank account for echecks. If you need help setting up your Pushcoin account, please call the office at 331-228-3300. You can also pay with cash or check but only at the District Office, 201 S. 7th Street, St. Charles, IL 60174 or mail a check to that address.

District Schools can no longer accept Registration payments.

Please call the office if you have any questions.

D303 Bus Procedures

As the school year begins, please keep in mind the following D303 bus procedures:

  • Students can only ride the bus they are assigned on.
  • No students will be allowed to ride the bus home with friends.
  • All bus changes need to be approved by the transportation department, 331-228-5180.
  • Please expect delays the first week of school.

Elementary Handbook

Parents can access the electronic version of the Elementary Handbook on the D303 website. Go to the D303 website - Our Schools - Student Handbooks - 2019-2020 - Elementary Handbook and Discipline Procedures Addendum. Please note that you will not be receiving a paper copy this year. It is the responsibility of each family to review both handbooks with their children. Thank you for your support.

Pet's at School

We love our pets and young children love them even more! They want to hug and pet them. However, when we have 400 students entering and exiting the building at the same time, a docile pet may become overwhelmed and do something out of character. We ask that you refrain from bringing pets onto school property when students are present.