Anderson Weekly News! 12/13/22

What's Your Superpower? - Gratitude!

Dates to Remember


  • Wed. Dec 14th Tekakwitha Woods Walk during PE classes
  • Thurs. Dec. 15th PTO Dine Out Fundraiser at Portillo's - Elgin
  • Fri Dec. 16th PTO Movie Night 6:00 PM
  • Mon. Dec. 19th 5th Grade Band Concert 7:00 PM
  • Wed. Dec. 21st. Holiday Classroom Parties (2:20 - 2:55 PM)
  • Thurs. Dec. 22nd - January 9th Winter Break


  • Tues. Jan. 10th - School Resumes
  • Wed. Jan. 25th Early Release Day (Dismissal is at 2:10 on early release)
  • Fri. Jan 27th PTO Bingo Night

Holiday Movie Night Friday- DONATIONS NEEDED!

Mark your calendars for a night of family fun. Join us for our Holiday Movie Night, featuring Elf, Friday, December 16th. The door open at 6:15 show starts at 6:30. Cost is $1 per person or $5 per family (this is not to make a profit, it is simply to cover the cost of the movie license). Snacks including popcorn, hot chocolate, water, and cookies will be sold for $1 each. Come dressed in your cozy holiday pajamas. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and/or chairs. Families are also welcome to bring along a picnic dinner. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a drop-off event.

We could also use some help at the event and some donations are needed. Use the link below to sign up to help.

What's that ringing sound?

It's the amazing kids from Anderson School ringing the Salvation Army holiday bell at Jewel on Kirk Road. Our Anderson Student council is putting its Generosity Superpowers to good use. They are being generous with their time! Swing by the Jewel on Kirk road this coming Saturday, Dec. 17th from 3:00-6:00 and drop a few, or many, coins in the bucket.

A December of Generosity (It's our Superpower!)

We learned about Veterans during our assembly last month, now we want to practice generosity. Our Anderson Student Council recognized a wayour students can be generous towards Homeless Veterans in our area. Each grade level is asked to donate a specific item that will be delivered to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton, IL. I can’t wait to see how much we can help others. Generosity is one of our Superpowers! See the list below and ask your child if they would like to be generous and help others in need.

  • 5th Grade: Laundry Pods (Soap)

  • 4th Grade: Garbage Bags (Any size)

  • 3rd Grade: Toothpaste/Toothbrushes

  • 2nd Grade: Quart-Sized Ziplock Bags

  • 1st. Grade: Cleaning Supplies (towels, sponges, scrubbers)

  • Kindergarten: Reusable Bags (New)

Is your child going to be absent? Call us! (331)228-3300

Just a friendly reminder to please make sure you call the school office each and every time your child is going to be absent from school. It really helps our teachers, and office team to know each morning who is and is not at school. If your child is not present, we will be calling each family to confirm. We love to hear from you! Please call: (331)228-3300

Amazon Smile for Holiday Shopping

Doing some online shopping on Amazon? Support Anderson Elementary by going to AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know with the same products, prices and services except they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase to the school. While you are sipping on your Coca-Cola product and shopping at Amazon, please consider participating in these two great programs.

Portillo's Dine Out Fundraiser

Dine out at Portillo's in Elgin Thursday, December 15th from 5:00-8:00 PM. Click here for the informational flyer. 20% of sales will benefit your organization. Order online or in app for pickup using code before checkout in the "Apply Offer" field or show this flyer or a digital version to cashier when ordering at the restaurant. Valid on drive thru, pickup, curbside, and in restaurant orders.

REMINDERS For Band and Orchestra Families


The week of 12/12-12/21- There will not be any before school orchestra practices. (There may be some optional caroling rehearsals for 4th and 5th grade students, but that is TBD)

After winter break the rehearsal schedule goes back to normal.


Friday, Dec. 16th - Band practice is at Thompson Middle School. Students will rehearse before school and then return to their home schools by bus.

Monday Dec 19th - Band Concert 7:00 pm at Thompson Middle School

Students arrive at 6:40PM. Concert Begins at 7:00PM. Students should wear dress clothes. Students will need to bring instruments, Band books, and extra supplies like reeds and valve oil.

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