Anderson Weekly News 10/7/19

The Sky's the Limit!

Dates To Remember


  • Fri. Oct. 11th - Early Release for Elementary Students. 11:40 AM Dismissal
  • Fri-Sat. Oct. 10-13th: St. Charles Scarecrow Festival - Vote for the Anderson Rocket Scarecrow!
  • Mon. Oct. 14th - Columbus Day No School.
  • Thu. Oct. 17th Picture Re-Take Day.
  • Fri. Oct. 18th BEARS Mini Monsters Camp in PE class for 2nd - 5th Grade
  • Fri. Oct. 25th PTO Spooktacular 5:30-8:00 PM
  • Tue. Oct. 29th 5th Grade Orchestra Concert 6:30-7:30 PM at Wredling Middle School
  • Thu. Oct. 31st Costume Parade 1:45-2:15PM
  • Thu. Oct. 31st Classroom Halloween Parties 2:15-2:45 PM


  • Fri. Nov. 1st - End of First Trimester
  • Mon. Nov. 4th Monday Math Madness Family Event Thompson Middle School 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Thu. Nov. 7th PTO Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM Anderson LCR
  • Wed. Nov. 13th Early Release Elementary Students 11:40 AM
  • Fri. Nov. 15th. PTO Bingo Night! 6:30-8:00 PM

Chicago Bears Mini Monsters Camp


We also need each 2nd-5th grade family to fill out the Bears Waiver Form. (Bright Orange Paper Sent home last week).

On Friday, October 18, 2nd-5th grade students will get the opportunity to participate in a non-contact football drill camp hosted by the Chicago Bears! This is such an exciting event for our students! The main goals of this camp are to reinforce awareness of healthy eating, physical activity, and proper hydration. There will also be a former Chicago Bears player present to work with the students and give a motivational speech.

Since the NFL is celebrating the 100th season this year, every 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and the 5th-grade student will be getting a FREE t-shirt made especially for this event. Please fill out this quick survey to supply the Bears with a t-shirt size for your child.

Thank you,

Mrs. Spelic

*If you have more than 1 child in grades 2-5, please fill out a survey for each child. Thank you!*

If you haven't filled out the form for each of your children, click here!

Book Bracket Challenge 2019

Your child may have mentioned something about the Book Bracket Challenge. Here's the basic info. Our Reading Teachers have hand-selected 32 amazing read-aloud books. The books are paired together in a bracket tournament. After the classes read each book, they vote between the two "battling" books. The winners move on to the next round and the tournament continues. This Book Bracket Challenge will last several months and our Champion Book will be crowned in January! Ask your child about the books they have read.

Parking Lot Safety

Helpful Reminders:

Thank you, parents, for all your attention to help us keep our arrival and dismissal as safe as possible. Below are a few simple reminders for us all.

  • If you are dropping off or picking up students, please have them enter and exit your car using the right passenger side door(s). This allows them to quickly get onto the sidewalk and away from any moving traffic.
  • Don't park in the handicap spots unless you have a Handicap Packard Displayed.
  • Always drive slowly through our parking lot. A few extra seconds will not make you late.
  • Please put down your cell phones as you are driving. A distracted driver is an unsafe driver.


Mr. Jarot

New Elementary School Day Update

Thank you to all parents who completed the form that provided us with feedback about the new elementary school day. The District was thrilled to have received over 900 responses. On September 23, parents and staff members who make up the Think Tank met to review research and have a discussion about innovative learning and what it looks like in District 303. In addition, they analyzed the feedback form responses. A summary of the first meeting is available on the District 303 website here. We encourage you to take a moment to read over the summary. We will provide you with additional summaries after subsequent meetings.

News From the Anderson PTO

Box Top Submission Deadline

Even though Box Tops has gone digital they are still accepting the "old school" clipped versions. If you still have paper box tops please make sure to submit them by Friday, October 25th so we can get them counted and in before the fall deadline. A special thanks to Girl Scout Troop 456 for count and sorting all our clippings. Don't forget to keep scanning your receipts to submit the new digital box tops. So our school has earned almost $50 in two months. Let's keep scanning!

Chipotle Dine Out Fundraiser

Meal planning? Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 16th to eat at Chipotle in South Elgin from 4:00-8:00. Bring this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier your supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Anderson PTO.

Spooktacular Event

Save the date for a SPOOKTACULAR good time! Join us Friday, October 25th from 5:30-8:00. Come dressed in costume. There will be food, games, crafts, and fun for the whole family! More details coming soon!

Community Events

D303 Parent University

Dear District 303 families,

Parent University programming in St. Charles District 303 continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our families.

To read more about these programs and to register to attend, please visit the Parent University page on the District website.