Anderson School News 11/29/21

Thanksgiving Edition!

Dates to Remember


  • Mon Nov 29th School Resumes


  • Wed. Dec. 1st Early Release Day 2:10 dismissal
  • Tue. Dec. 7th - Lou Malnati's PTO Dine Out Fundraiser
  • Wed. Dec. 8th - Beginning Orchestra Concert 5:30 PM (North High School)
  • Wed. Dec. 8th - Advanced Orchestra Concert 7:30 PM (North High School)
  • Thu. Dec. 16th - 5th Grade Band Concert.
  • Fri. Dec. 17th Last Day of School Before Winter Break


  • Tue. Jan. 4th School Resumes for Students!
  • Thu. Jan. 6th PTO Meeting 7-8 PM
  • Mon. Jan 17th - MLK Jr Day (No School)
  • Tue. Jan 18th - School Improvement Day - No School for Students

Who's Thankful? I am! Thankful for You!

I truly hope each and every one of your families had a restful, fun, and meaningful time with friends and family this past week. I got to spend most of the entire week at home, chasing my boys around, cleaning up messes, playing board games, folding laundry, organizing the garage, laughing with friends, and doing all things Thanksgiving (Turkey and Football).

During the week, I was struck several times at how powerful it is to pause, breath, reflect, take perspective and acknowledge the things I am deeply thankful for. I am so blessed to have a very long list, but I wanted to let the Anderson Families know that I am very thankful for You.

  • You care deeply about your children's learning, growth, and development and it shows.
  • You work very hard as parents to do your best to prepare your kids for school each day.
  • You support and appreciate their teachers as we join you in helping your child be the best they can be.
  • You communicate any praise or concerns you have so we can continue to help Anderson improve every day.
  • You trust our team to help your child feel safe, laugh, and learn every day.
  • You read the weekly newsletters! :)

I love serving with the team of educators at Anderson! The important work we have as a community to help our kids learn and grow can be difficult, but it is made easier because of You. For that, I am sincerely thankful!

Mr. Jarot

We have three weeks of focused learning before we send them home again for Winter Break! Let's make the most of this time! Let the learning continue!

Winter iReady Diagnostic Coming Next Week!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The second i-Ready diagnostic assessment is scheduled for students to take next week.

At Anderson, we will be taking the diagnostic for Reading and Math from December 6th through the 9th. Our teachers are proactive in helping to make this a positive and motivating opportunity for your child to simply "Show what they know". We certainly encourage all kids to simply do their best!

This is a mid-year check on how students are progressing towards their growth goal. Your school will provide you with more specific days as to when your child will take their assessments. After the diagnostic assessments, your child will receive an update to their lessons assigned under the personalized pathway (MyPath).

What should I know and expect as a parent/guardian?

  • Computer adaptive assessments are designed to determine what standards students know and don’t know yet.

  • Remind your child they will see questions they might not know the answer to and some easier questions. We need to know what they do know and do not know yet. This is expected.

  • The purpose of the i-Ready diagnostic is not to give your child a score or grade, but to determine how to best support their learning.

Thank you for your continued support and for being a partner in your child’s learning. We look forward to sharing information with you throughout the year. If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact me, your principal, or your child’s teachers. You can also learn more about i-Ready by visiting .


David Chiszar

Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability

Erin's Law Presentations. Reminder to all Parents.

This year, D303 will continue implementing Erin’s Law into our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) curriculum. Please click HERE for a letter regarding Erin’s law from your Principal.

E-Learning Plan and Emergency Days

The School Board has approved an E-Learning plan that gives the district the option to offer remote learning in place of emergency days. Currently, our last day of school is Tuesday, May 24, which is the week before Memorial Day. As we move into the winter months, we want to update you on the plan for how the district will manage emergency days and e-learning days.

  • If we experience inclement weather, the first three days will be “snow days” that will be made up at the end of the school year on May 25, 26, and 27 as needed.

  • Subsequent emergency days will be remote days so the last attendance day will still be before Memorial Day.

  • If there is a long stretch of inclement weather (blizzard, polar vortex, etc.), we may split the days into “snow days” and e-learning days so as to not have too many non-attendance days in a row.

From the Anderson PTO

December PTO Meeting Cancelled

Unfortunately we need to cancel our monthly PTO meeting originally scheduled for this Thursday. Stayed tuned for an email with information about our family holiday paint party at Pinot's Pallete.

Shop with Scrip for the Holidays

Ordering gift cards for the holidays?

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Create an account on the RaiseRight app or at using our organization’s enrollment code: FC33422962229

Seamlessly check out by securely paying online with a linked bank account or credit card.

Click here for overview of the program. Click here for directions on how to use the app. Click here to learn about ThanksScriping Day Nov 18 & 19. Where you can earn bonuses on gift card. You can purchase both eGift cards and physical gift cards that can be mailed to you.

Yearbook Pictures Needed!

The yearbook needs your fall pictures! Halloween, playing in the leaves, trunk or treat!

Send your pictures to: Please make sure your pictures include Anderson students only. In your email include the name(s) and grade level(s) of the children in the pictures. Thanks for your support!

Anderson Spirit Wear

Show your school spirit! Order your Anderson spirit wear at the link below. All orders will be placed online again this year. The store will be open throughout the school year. Items will ship directly to your home. Questions? Contact Lisa at:


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