Kindergarten News!

Anderson Elementary School CUSD #303

Hello Kindergarten Parents,

Again, I would like to welcome you and your child to Anderson. We are very excited to meet your child and help them transition to their new school. Of course, this year's Kindergarten Welcome may be different than in past years, however, we are fully committed to making sure we do everything we can to help them feel safe, happy, and ready to learn.

Below is information for students who will be learning In-Person here at Anderson, and for our Remote Learning students at home.


As always, please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We are always happy to help communicate or clarify any questions you may have.

Save this number in your contact list. Anderson Front Office: 331-228-3300.


Have a great week! See you soon.

Mr. Jarot

Principal

nathan.jarot@d303.org

In person Kindergarten Families: Virtual Open House (Zoom Call)

Our Kindergarten Team will be hosting a Virtual Open House via a Zoom web video call. Click on this link to join the call. We can't wait to see your family, welcome you to Kindergarten, and answer any questions you may have.


Zoom Call: Thursday, August 13th, 5:00-5:30 PM (Click on the Link Below)

Nathan Jarot is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84212247538?pwd=YjJzc0dZVytrT0FqVHpCbzdWK2xKUT09
Meeting ID: 842 1224 7538
Passcode: 260504

In Person Kindergarten Families: Supply Drop Off and Meet-n-Greet (At Anderson)

Who?

All In-Person Kindergarten students and their parents/guardians.


What

An opportunity for Kindergarten students to meet their teacher, bring their supplies to school and visit their new classroom. Parents/Guardians will be asked to stay outside (weather permitting) and will meet with Mr. Jarot and other staff who support our Kindergarten students while the students spend a few minutes with their teachers.


When


Friday, Aug 14th. 1:00-3:00 PM. (Various Times based on your last name)




  • Kindergarten Group 1 (Last Names A-D) 1:00-1:15
  • Kindergarten Group 2 (Last Names E-G) 1:30-1:45
  • Kindergarten Group 3 (Last Names H-Ma) 2:00-2:15
  • Kindergarten Group 4 (Last Names Me-O) 2:30-2:45
  • Kindergarten Group 5 (Last Names P-R) 2:00-2:15
  • Kindergarten Group 6 (Last Names S-Z) 2:30-2:45




Where

Please park in the front parking lot and come to the front entrance of the School. Mr. Jarot and our Kindergarten Team will greet you there. Of course, I ask that we all practice social distancing as we gather. Our group will be about 8 students and their parents/guardians.


Why


We want to make sure our new students have a chance to meet their teacher, see their classroom, and walk in the hall before the first day of school.


*Don't forget to bring their school supplies. We will have extra staff on hand to help them carry their supplies into the classroom.

Remote Learning Kindergarten Families: Virtual Open House (via Zoom)

On Monday, August 17th from 4:00-4:30, all Remote Learning Families are invited to join a Zoom Call hosted by Mrs. Wit, our Remote learning PM Kindergarten Teacher, and Mr. Jarot our Principal. We will give an overview of Kindergarten and your child will have a chance to see and say "Hello" to Mrs. Wit. She is very excited to meet each and every one of her students.


Zoom Call: Monday, August 17th, 4:00-4:30 PM (Click on the Link Below)

Nathan Jarot is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8946104542?pwd=ZUlyaCtvbnBlZVhIUytCZTh6dTF1Zz09
Meeting ID: 894 610 4542
Passcode: 260504

Remote Learning Kindergarten Families: Supply and Device Pick-Up (at Anderson)

  • For our remote Kindergarten students, we will have a materials pick up scheduled on Tuesday, August 18th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

  • Families can simply drive to the back of the school and pull through the bus lanes. Students will receive any materials they will need for at-home learning, including an iPad.

  • We are busy creating packets of materials that are specific for our Kindergarten Students. They will include things like; Math Workbooks, Handwriting books, Manipulatives...

  • It is very important to have every Remote Learning family come to this Material Pick up so your child has all the needed materials

Who are the Anderson Kindergarten Teachers?

Meet Mrs. Peterson

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Liz Peterson and this will be my 21st year at Anderson Elementary School. I’ve taught many grades throughout my time at Anderson including; first, third and fourth. This will be my 5th year in kindergarten. I graduated from ISU and continued on to get my masters degree in educational leadership from Aurora University. I have 3 kids of my own Will (13), Ben (11), and Emma (10). They keep my husband Jeff and I very busy hustling them to all their activities. We spend a lot of time as a family, going on bike rides, runs and walks with our 2 dogs, Walter and Matilda. I am very fond of exercise, shopping and coffee . I can not wait to meet the incoming kindergartners and their families. It’s going to be a great year full of fun and learning.

Meet Mrs. Wit

My name is Becky Wit. This will be my 13th year in the classroom and my 4th year in d303 teaching kindergarten. I hold a bachelors degree from Taylor University and a Masters from Aurora University. I took a 12-year break from the classroom to be home with my 4 children. They are now ages 8 - 14, 3rd grade through freshman, in Batavia this fall. My husband Steve is also in education, teaching science and coaching basketball at Glenbard North. We have a one year old dog Roxy that has had lots of extra walks and attention during our quarantine days. I love spending time with my family, watching my kids sports and activities which fills most of my free time. I can't wait to meet your child and help them feel safe and excited to learn together.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Wit

In Case You Haven't Heard

Linked here is the most recent update from D303 regarding our Reopening Plan. This was sent out to all families the afternoon of 8/10/20.


Just a reminder that all D303 Reopening Plan documents and information can always be found on the D303 Website. There are many helpful documents and a great FAQ page.

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