Anderson School News! 9/28/20

Digging "IN"to Learning!

Need Some Support this Holiday Season?

Fill out the Parent Resource (Needs) Survey. We want to help as many families as possible as the Holiday Season approaches. Surveys are needed by Thursday, Oct. 1st.

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Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, October 8th from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday, October 9th from 8 a.m. - Noon. All conferences with be held virtually via ZOOM.

Parents can now sign up online through the Home Access Center (HAC) using “Pick-a-Time.” Online sign-up will begin Monday, September 21st. Login to Home Access Center and use the attached instructions to sign up for your preferred conference time. Our Goal: To meet with every parent!

Click here for instructions on how to register online through Pick-a-Time.

This year, D303 elementary schools are shifting from conferences focused on progress review to a focus on setting meaningful goals. Teachers will be reviewing student work and student assessment data with your child to determine areas of strengths and areas of improvement. Goals will then be set and ideas to reach those goals will be shared with you at your child’s conferences. The role of the teacher, the student and the guardian in reaching those goals will be discussed.

In order for you to prepare for these conferences, please reflect on this school year so far. What has been a success for your child? What has been a challenge? How can you support your child with reaching his or her goals? The conferences will conclude with time for questions that you may have for your child or the teacher.

Remote Learning Parents

Remote families, you will be receiving a separate email with details and instructions on how to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences.


Special education staff will attend your child’s scheduled conference with his/her homeroom teacher.

If you would like to meet with one or more of your child’s specials teachers, please email them directly to set up a conference time. Many of our specials teachers teach in multiple buildings and this will ensure that you are able to find a time that works for all involved.

Kindergarten students can order take home meals

District 303 is now offering the opportunity for kindergarten students to order a meal that can be taken home after school. Students will choose items from a menu that will be ordered by their classroom teacher. The meals will be brought to the classroom 15 minutes prior to dismissal. Meals that students select are free of charge as part of the Federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that has been extended through December 31, 2020.

Kindergarten Specials Classes

As a reminder, all special area activities for kindergarten students can be accessed HERE. Please be sure to check out all of the amazing Art, Music, Gym, and LRC activities available to keep your kindergartener engaged. There are new lessons posted each week!

Coat, Hat, Gloves, Oh My!

Hello Anderson Families,

The weather is changing quickly and I want to remind you that we will be going outside as much as possible this year for PE. I need you to send your student with a coat, hat and gloves. Being outside gives us an opportunity to take our masks off and the ability to learn, move and play in a more meaningful way. Thank you

From the Anderson PTO

Monthly PTO Meeting

All are welcome to join us for our monthly virtual PTO meeting on Thursday, October 1st night at 7:00 PM. Simply click on the link below and attend in the comfort of your own home. This is your monthly opportunity to share your ideas, criticisms, and opinions.

Topic: October PTO Meeting

Time: Oct 1, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 873 0203 6559

Passcode: 372123

We NEED you!

We don't know exactly what volunteering will look like this year but we still want to have volunteers ready when needed. If you are interested in helping for home or in person (when we are allowed to) please fill out the linked form and we will contact you when we need your help. CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer!