Anderson Weekly News 5/4/20

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Student Material Pick Up Information

Much more detailed information will be coming out soon, but I wanted to at least communicate the basic info so you can be aware and plan ahead. The information noted below is in DRAFT form and it is subject to change, however, this is what we are working toward.

  • This week our Anderson Teachers are packing up all of our student's materials from their desk, cubby or locker. All of their items will be collected in a large clear plastic bag labeled with their Name, Grade and Class.
  • Families will be invited to "Drive Through" a material pick up lane at Anderson School. Most likely it will be in the back of the school on the bus lanes.
  • Tables will be organized and clearly labeled by grade and classroom.
  • Student Material Bags will be arranged in alphabetical order on the tables.
  • When you drive through, we will have staff members available to find your student's bag and place them in your car.
  • Families will stay in their cars and all staff volunteers will be wearing gloves and masks.
  • There will be various labeled bins for you to drop off any school materials. (Library Books, Classroom Book...)
  • Students will keep their Chromebooks or iPad for the summer.

Tentative Dates/Times for Student Material Drive Through:

  • Tue 5/19 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM , and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed 5/20 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM , and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu 5/21 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM , and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The finalized plan will be communicated in a separate email. Thanks for your patience and cooperation.

Yearbook Update!

Yearbooks are in and ready for distribution. They will be included in the bag of your child’s supplies teachers’ will be preparing for families to pick up in the coming weeks. You will receive more information from Mr. Jarot regarding pick up process. If you did not order a yearbook and would still like one, we did order a limited number of yearbooks that are available for $17 each on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact for details on how to order. If you would like a yearbook shipped directly to your home (shipping fee will apply), please order at

Let’s run together while staying apart!!

Anderson Elementary 1 Mile Run Challenge

Week 2 Training Plan Options:

Find 2 days this week to do one of the following options...

  1. Run 3 minutes/Walk 5 minutes; Repeat 2 times.

If that was too challenging, try this…

  1. Run 2 minute/ Walk 6 minutes; repeat 2 times.

If you want more of a challenge, try this…

  1. Run 4 minutes/Walk 4 minutes; Repeat 2 times.

Whatever plan you choose,

be sure to spend 16 minutes moving!

If you have any questions or need any support, please feel free to contact Mrs. Gouriotis!

Join us for the Anderson Elementary 1 mile run challenge!

On Friday, May 22 (our last day of school) we are going to celebrate finishing the school year in a special way to unite us all, while maintaining all social distancing expectations! We are going to have a virtual 1-mile run! That means we are all going to plan to run a mile in our own safe space (neighborhood, bike path, etc.) on our own

convenient time.

Also in the works...Anderson Virtual Field Day!

Friday, May 22nd, 2020!

Stay tuned for more details from our PE teachers!

Never run a mile before or don’t like running? NO WORRIES! Each week, your family will get a training plan to help you build up your endurance for the big day! We will also be designing race bibs for you to print out (or replicate at home) and wear to show your Anderson pride! WILD FOX RUN CLUB members will have a special bib design for them to show off their dedication to fitness!

While we will encourage you and your family to challenge yourself along the way and go for the run, this is not a required event! You also have the option to walk, bike, scooter or move however suits you!

We are asking that you have a good time while complying with the stay at home order and not gather with other families to complete this activity. We understand in order to complete this task responsibly, an adult should accompany the child(ren). Therefore, the run can be done any time of day on Friday, Saturday or Sunday (May 22-24) that best fits for your schedule.

All Students Need to Register for 2020-2021!

As of today, we have 95 students registered. Thanks if you got it done. If you haven't yet, you still have time to get it done before Mr. Jarot register's his own children for their school. :) The gentle reminders will continue!

Returning Student Registration for 2020-2021 has moved to an online format that will open on April 27. In years past, parents completed the necessary paperwork in paper format. This year, all acknowledgments and authorizations are contained in a single electronic, online registration form that will be easily accessible from most electronic devices (computer, Chromebook, and Smartphones).

Beginning April 27, parents can sign into the Returning Student Online Registration form using their Home Access Center (HAC) credentials, select individual students, and complete their registration. The form will be located in the Parents/Community menu of the District website.

Registration fees for elementary and middle school will be available in Pushcoin beginning April 27, and billed to reflect the early bird discount of $10.00 if paid by May 22. High School fees will be available in June. For families who may qualify for a fee waiver, and are not directly certified by the state, a 2020-2021 district fee waiver application will be available on the District 303 website in July, accessible from the Parent/Community menu.

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Feeling Organized? Order School Supplies Now!

Click here to check out all the information to order pre-packaged school supplies for next School Year


For your early convenience, every grade levels supply list is linked below.

Anderson School Supply List 2020-2021 Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Social and Emotional Learning for our students. Information from D303.

This week's SEL lesson focuses on perspective taking; The ability to look beyond your own point of view, so that you can consider how someone else may think or feel about something. To do this successfully, you must have some understanding of others' thoughts, feelings, motivations, and intentions.” (Socially Skilled Kids, 2020). There are activities embedded in the presentation for students and adults. The five developmental stages of perspective taking; age 3 through 15+ is interesting and helpful to understanding this social-emotional competency.

  • Social awareness: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

The challenges and uncertainty facing families and children are impactful on overall mental health and well being. We are hopeful the resources shared will be a support to parents/guardians and children. If you have any questions on the information provided or are seeking additional support for yourself or child, please contact Patti Palagi, Director Instructional Interventions ( or 331-228-6457).

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2-1-1 is here for you!

Click here for more information. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need support.