Anderson Weekly News 4/20/20

The Sky's the Limit!

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Sad news about school, but a foundation of Hope!

Hello Anderson Parents,

As you know, D303 and all schools in Illinois, have made the decision to continue with Remote Learning through May 22nd. This is certainly sad news for all of us at Anderson School. We miss seeing our students in person and watching them grow every day. Despite the disappointing news, we are determined to do whatever we can to help make this time as positive and productive as possible. If there is anything your child needs to help them access their learning, keep them motivated, or help them smile, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or their teachers.


Even though it is "Remote" Learning, we want to help your child feel connected and engaged every day. We want them to know and feel that their teachers are thinking about them, checking in on their progress, commenting on their assignments, and encouraging their hard work and growth.


Keeping up with all of the assignments, websites, emails... can be overwhelming for parents. Thank you for your patience and persistence as we designed the remote learning platforms, plans, and activities. Remember, If you are stuck, confused, or have any questions please reach out. We want to help you so that your child can learn as much as possible until the end of the school year and throughout the summer.


Sincerely,

Mr. Jarot - Principal

nathan.jarot@d303.org

Audio/Video Tour of Anderson School!

Hello Anderson Students,
I thought you might enjoy joining me on a tour of our school. We all miss you so much and we can't wait to see you again. In the meantime, keep working hard, show kindness to everyone around you and remember, when it comes to your learning... "The Sky's the Limit!"

Click on the image below and join Mr. Jarot for a walk around the school.

Audio/Video Tour of Anderson School!

Students, Make us giggle with you best "Joke of the Day"!

Click on the link below to add a video of you saying your best joke! Have fun and make us giggle. We will try and showcase as many jokes as we can on our Morning Announcements.

https://flipgrid.com/jarot5654

Simply push the large green/white plus sign, make sure you are speaking loud and proud, and give us your best joke. Have fun!

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

SEL Lessons: We hope parents/guardians and students engaged in last week's SEL lesson focused on the use of positive self-talk. As we continue to adjust to remote learning and community health expectations, we realize adults and children alike are experiencing a sense of loss. Our efforts to support student growth and development include both academics and social emotional learning (SEL) standards. Both are critical to a child’s success and during times of stress, recognizing feelings and having strategies to deal with those feelings are essential. Each week, parents/guardians and students will be provided SEL information and lessons aligned with the five core competencies. This information will come to you through your principal's weekly newsletter. This weeks competency is:

  • Self-management: The ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, controlling impulses, motivating oneself, and setting and working toward achieving personal and academic goals.

We are asking students to identify and use strategies to manage emotions. Video clips and text is embedded to foster conversation. 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 (patti.palagi@d303.org or 331-228-6457).

Survey for our 4th and 5th Grade Students

Student Survey on Remote Learning and SEL: D303 is partnering with Northern Illinois University to gain insights from students (grade 4 and up) related to remote learning. This jointly created survey will be sent to students on Tuesday, April 21. All aspects of student information will remain confidential. If you would like additional information on the survey, please contact David Chiszar, Executive Director Assessment & Accountability (david.chiszar@d303.org), or Patti Palagi, Director of Instructional Interventions (patti.palagi@d303.org). The survey will capture student insights connected to remote learning, social-emotional well being, and coping strategies/supports accessed during this unique time. NIU has established a partnership with D303 through their federal Project Prevent and Address Bullying grant. We are excited to gain additional insights into students' perceptions of remote learning in order to assist us in directing our academic and social-emotional programming.

Class Placement Input

In planning for the upcoming school year, parents are invited to provide information that will assist us in the class placement process. Please click here for a letter that details the process for sharing that input.

2019-2020 Yearbook Upadate!

Thank you to everyone that ordered a yearbook! They are currently in production and will be shipped to Anderson in May. We did order a limited number of yearbooks that are available for $17 each on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact yearbook.andersonfoxes@gmail.com for details on how to order. If you would like a yearbook shipped directly to your home (shipping fee will apply), please order at anderson.picaboo.com

Thank You!

Free Food Distribution Drive Up at Anderson!

District 303 is expanding our meal service to include additional school and residential locations beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020. Any student in District 303 is eligible to pick up breakfast and lunch grab and go meals at any of the following locations throughout the week.


9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Monday through Friday


Anderson Elementary School, 35W071 Villa Marie Rd.

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Monday through Friday


Wasco Elementary School, 4N782 School Street, Wasco

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. - Monday through Friday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the front of the school


Cumberland Green Cooperative, 1798 Cumberland Green

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the office parking lot


Prairie Point Apartments, 1820 Wessel Court

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.- Monday through Friday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the park facing the road at the front entrance (Entrance nearest to Randall Road)


The Crossings, 1690 Covington

10:40 - 11:10 a.m. - Monday through Friday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the area near the clubhouse


St. Charles Place, 15th Street and Indiana

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to an area in front of the apartment complex

5th Graders! Want to order some Wredling Middle School Spirit Wear?

To Parents of Incoming 6th Grade Students:

The Wredling Middle School PTO would like to open our spirit wear store to families of our incoming 6th graders. While it is unfortunate that spring events have been postponed and canceled, we are still very excited to have your son/daughter join us in the fall. If you are interested in any WMS spirit wear, simply visit our web store. You will see some awesome prices as we are offering a huge sale right now. Any orders received by May 10 will be delivered to your son/daughter’s elementary school where you can pick it up when you return in May. Any orders received after May 10 will be offered a pick up site TBD. If you have any questions, please email brendaszerlong@gmail.com.
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