Anderson School News 9/7/21
Classroom and School Open House!
On Tuesday evening September 21st, we are excited to be able to welcome all parents/guardians into our school building to meet their child's teacher, visit their classroom and tour the school! For many of our parents, this might be the first time they have been able to enter our building. We can't wait to open our doors and welcome all parents/guardians into the building. Please follow the time slots below to help us spread out all of our visitors.
Last Name A-J 6:00-6:30 PM
Last Name K-Z 6:30-7:00 PM
Mr. Jarot will welcome everyone at the front door and you will be given a school building map, that will include some fun activities (Location Bingo) to ensure you are able to tour various parts of the school in addition to your child's classroom. There will be an opportunity to submit your completed Bingo sheet to win a prize for your family.
This event is for adults only. Please remember to wear a mask when entering the building.
We can't wait to see you all in person!
Curriculum Night Videos
It's not too late to view your child's teacher's Curriculum Night video presentation. The more you know about what your child is learning and how things work within their classroom, the more you can help them reach their potential this school year. If you haven't watched the teacher's presentation, please click below.
Picture Day is coming!
iReady Fall Diagnostic (Assessment)
Our 1st - 5th Grade students began their iReady testing this week in the areas of math and reading. Teachers will use this information to help plan their instruction as well as provide interventions this fall. If you would like to access your child's i-Ready diagnostic information in the iReady student portal as well as additional family resources, please watch this video i-Ready Family Video Our kindergarten students will begin iReady testing September 7th - 17th.
From the Anderson PTO
Help Needed! Sign up today!
Our PTO relies on amazing volunteers like you! This year we will be able to host some fun outdoor events as well as some virtual events. In order to make these events a success, we need your help! Click the link below to view a list of committees we need help with this school year. Please select any/all you are interested in helping with. Not sure what you want to help with yet? No worries! Just give us your information and we will contact you when help is needed. Can't help with an event but are happy to donate items when needed. Please make sure you check the box so we can contact you when donations are needed.
Click the link here to sign up to help! Thanks for all your support!
Search for Anderson Elementary St. Charles when selecting an organization to support. Click here for an informational flyer on how to register.
Send us Your Back to School Pictures
The yearbook needs your pictures from the first day of school!Send your pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please make sure your pictures include Anderson students only. In your email include the name(s) and grade level(s) of the children in the pictures. Thanks for your support!
The PTO depends on help from ALL our families to create a fun and memorable experience for ALL students throughout the year. If you have already paid your $25 donation through Push Coin, thank you! If you still need to do here is how to do it:
• Log into your Push Coin account from the D303 or Anderson web page.
• Under your child’s name/picture click on the “Web Store” link. From there you will see a list of all district fees. Scroll down to “Anderson 2021-2022 PTO” and add to cart. (Note: the same fees will show up for all your children registered but we do not expect you to donate $25 for each child. Although, we won’t stop you if you want to donate more ☺)
Upcoming Parent University Programs
Parents! We want to invite you to participate in these Parent University sessions. If you are unable to join us live, don’t worry - the sessions will be recorded so you can watch another time. Additional information about Parent University can be found here on the D303 website.
Please take a moment to register for these upcoming programs. The Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the date.
October 6, 2021 - SOS for Parents in the Trenches, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m.
Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author
(Recording will be available after the event)
When parents are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out, it’s hard to show up in a way that best supports their child’s development, especially if/ when our kids are struggling, too. In this practical and actionable talk, Debbie shares ten powerful “tilts,” a.k.a. practical ideas to help parents shift their thinking, responses, and actions in a way that will help them feel more confident and peaceful as they parent their unique children.
October 13, 2021 - Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently: Back-to-School Edition, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m. Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author
(Recording to be posted)
School always presents certain challenges for students who learn and think differently (kids with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neuro-differences). But the COVID-19 pandemic has created even greater obstacles. Debbie shares ideas on how parents can best prioritize and plan in the pandemic-era school landscape. She also offers advice on how to support differently wired children’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs during this atypical time, while also taking care of one’s own emotional health and well-being.