Anderson School News! 11/19/20

Digging "IN"to Learning!

Dates to Remember

  • Fri. Nov. 20 - Corner Bakery PTO Dine Out Fundraiser Geneva 7:30 am- 7:30 pm
  • Mon. Nov. 23 thru Fri. Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Tues. Nov. 24 - McAlister's Deli PTO Dine Out Fundraiser Elgin 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri. Nov. 27- Buona Beef PTO Dine Out Fundraiser St Charles 10:30 am- 11:00 pm
  • Mon. Nov. 30 - School Resumes REmote Learning Classes all start at 8:00 AM sharp!
  • Wed. Dec. 2 - HAC Opens for Report Cards
  • Thu. Dec. 3 - PTO Zoom Meeting 7:00 pm
  • Mon. Dec. 21 thru Fri. Jan. 1st Winter Break - No School
  • Mon. Jan. 4 - Teachers Work Day - No School for Students
  • Tues. Jan. 5 - School resumes

Remote Learning... Are you ready? (Must know Information Below)

Much of the very important detailed schedule information for your child will come directly from their teacher. Pay close attention to those emails so your child is ready for the start of Remote Learning starting Monday, November 30th. All students need to be logged in and present to start each day. It is vital that we establish healthy routines from the very beginning. If you need support or help in any way, don't ever hesitate to let your child's teacher know, call the school office, or email Mr. Jarot.

Anderson Families, We've got this! Let's Dig In together!

Mr. Jarot

Dear Families,

Between Monday, November 30 and Friday, December 18, students in all District 303 schools and programs will be learning in remote environments. Our staff members and administrators worked tirelessly over the summer and fall to enhance remote learning to ensure that students have access to positive, meaningful learning experiences. You will notice that remote learning is different from what your child may have experienced in the spring. We encourage parents to provide students with a consistent working environment where they have access to technology and other learning materials. If your child will be absent from a remote learning day, please email the teacher and call the school office (331)228-3300, prior to the start of the school day.

Below you will find information about expectations, schedules, and specials during remote learning.

Student, Family, and Teacher Expectations

  1. Elementary school hours will be between 8:00 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. Students are expected to be available and ready to learn during those hours, whether the learning is synchronous or asynchronous

  2. As with in-person learning, students are expected to complete assigned work by the deadlines set by the teachers

  3. We ask that parents allow students to work independently or in collaboration with their teacher and classmates as much as possible

  4. Teachers will provide a weekly schedule that provides synchronous (Live) and asynchronous (a student working on their own) learning times.

Specials and Lunch

  1. Students in grades 1-5 will have a 30-minute daily special (art, music, physical education and LRC). The remote special schedule will be the same as the in-person schedule, with lessons being both synchronous and asynchronous. The special teacher will share the schedule with the students.

  2. Kindergarten students will continue to access 15-30 minutes of asynchronous specials each day.

  3. Students will have a 40-minute lunch break on the same schedule as they had during in-person learning. Student lunchtimes are based on grade level so your children may have different lunchtimes.

Instructional Technology Support for Families Explanation

Families can find support for all of their technology needs on our Instructional Support for Families website. This website can be found on our page D303 Technical Support Resources. See below for some of the resources:

  1. If you need IT support, technical assistance, device exchange, etc. please click on IT Direct Support.

  2. For Chromebook troubleshooting, click on Using D303’s Chromebook.

  3. For information on Seesaw, Google Classroom, and/or Schoology, click on the Learning Platforms support.

  4. For information on our video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, and Schoology Conferences, click on Video Conferencing Tools.

  5. For support on any of the tools the teacher may use in the classroom, click on Digital Tools for Instruction.

Please see the Instructional Delivery Models document on the District website for sample schedules and expectations of all members of the learning community. We appreciate your partnership.

Let's "Dig In" to Remote Learning.

From the Anderson PTO

November Dine Out Fundraisers

What is better than having an excuse not to cook three nights in November? Earning money back for our school in the process. Join us!

  • Friday, November 20 - Corner Bakery Geneva 7:30 am- 7:30 pm. Mention our fundraiser when you place your order.
  • Tuesday, November 24 - McAlister's Deli Elgin 10:30 am - 9:00 pm. Drop your receipt in the bin on the counter. Click Here for the informational flyer.
  • Friday, November 27th Buona Beef St Charles 10:30 am- 11:00 pm. Mention our school when ordering. Eligible for dine in, take out, and drive thru. Click Here for the informational flyer.

Shop with Scrip Gift Cards

Ordering gift cards for the holidays?

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Gift card fundraising is the best way to raise money for our organization. Buy gift cards from your favorite brands to earn on your daily purchases. It's never been easier to create opportunities for what matters most to you. No extra money spent. No extra time wasted.

How it works:

· Buy gift cards at face value

· Earn up to 20% on every gift card you buy

· Use gift cards at full value for your everyday purchases

Get started

Create an account on the RaiseRight app or at using our organization’s enrollment code: FC33422962229

Seamlessly check out by securely paying online with a linked bank account or credit card.

Click here for overview of the program. Click here for directions on how to use the app. Click here to learn about ThanksScriping Day Nov 19 & 20. Where you can bonuses on gift card. You can purchase both eGift cards and physical gift cards that can be mailed to you.

Smile Amazon

Doing some holiday shopping on Amazon? Don't forget you can support Anderson Elementary by going to AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know with the same products, prices and services except they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase to the school.

Anderson Spirit Wear

NEW THIS YEAR! Our spirit wear store will remain open the entire school year! Order online and it will ship directly to your home! Perfect idea for your holiday shopping!

Show your school spirit! Order your Anderson spirit wear at the link below. All orders will be placed online this year. Questions? Contact Lisa at:


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