Anderson School News! 2/8/21

We're "Digging In" to Learning

Dates to Remember


  • Tuesday, February 9th: McAlister's Deli Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser
  • Monday, February 15th: Presidents' Day - No School
  • Thursday, February 25th: VIRTUAL BINGO NIGHT and MOD Pizza Dine Out Night
  • Friday, February 26th: Teacher Work Day - No School


  • Wednesday, March 3rd: Portillo's Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser
  • Thursday, March 4th: Monthly PTO Meeting 7pm (2021-2022 Board Election)
  • Friday, March 11th: Yearbook Order Deadline
  • Thursday, March 25th: Panera South Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser 6am to 9pm
  • Friday, March 26th: School Improvement Day- No School
  • Monday, March 29th - Friday, April 2nd: Spring Break - No School


  • Monday, April 5th: School Resumes
  • Thursday, April 8th: Monthly PTO Meeting 7pm


  • Thursday, May 6th: Last PTO Meeting of the School Year! 7pm

Revised 20-21 School Calendar

Please see the updated March 25th date as being a full day of school for elementary students following our 2020-2021 hours. Early Childhood will not be in attendance on that day. Here is a link to the D303 School Calendar with this updated change. It now shows March 25th as a regular full day of school for students.

Raffle Basket Donations Needed

Each year the Greater St. Charles Education Foundation hosts a Gala to help raise funds. In this craziest of years, they have decided to change up their Silent Auction a bit. They are forgoing the traditional Gala and looking for creative ways to raise money from afar so that they can continue to support important needs of teachers and students of D303, through grants and scholarships. This school year they will hold a silent auction digitally on March 20th and then (fingers crossed) a fun Spring outdoor event that will involve supporting local businesses as well as raising money for the Foundation!

Each year our PTO contributes a basket to be auctioned off that is valued at $150-$300. In a normal year, the PTO would cover the funds to put together the basket on our own. With funds being lower this year, due to a lack of in person events, we are asking for our community’s help in putting together our basket. Our theme for our basket is Fireside. We have purchased a firepit to get our basket started. Attached is a list of items we are looking to have donated. If you are willing to help donate an item, please click on the new and improved link to sign up. All items should be brought to the Anderson School Office by Friday, February 19th. Thanks for your help in supporting our Foundation.

Why is the Greater St. Charles Foundation so important to Anderson School?

The foundation provides grants and scholarships to staff and students in our school district. Here are just a few ways their support has directly affect our students:

  • This year they were able to fund $10k towards outdoor wifi access points for all the schools!

  • A grant helped fund the sensory break path that can be found down the main hallway of our school.

  • A grant funded special movable desks, that students can both stand and sit at, in one of our 5th grade classrooms.

  • Our teachers are already writing grants to get more support this school year!

Human Growth and Development Presentation for 5th Grade Students.

Fifth-grade families, please see the letter here regarding this year's Human Growth and Development presentations. This is the same letter that was emailed to you last Friday but just wanted to send it again in case you missed it.

We NEED Your Pictures!

Anderson Yearbook is looking for various pictures of your child for this year’s yearbook! We’re sure you have plenty of pictures on your phone to share. Below are picture subjects to consider:

-Back to School

- Fall


- Holidays

- Virtual learning

- School Spirit Wear

-Playing in the snow

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!

Get Ready for Valentines Day!

Good News! One more day to bring in your Valentine's Day cards. Now Due Tuesday, Feb. 9th

Classes will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Friday, February 12th. Each class will have simple Valentine's Day Celebrations that will include some fun learning activities, possible crafts, and games. Students will be allowed to give out Valentine's Cards to their classmates if they want to.

Make sure all valentines are brought to school by Tuesday, Feb. 9th. They will go to "Valentines' Card Vacation" for 3 days to ensure all cards are germ-free when passed out.

If your child is participating, please make sure your child has enough Valentines' cards for the entire class.

From the Anderson PTO

McAlister’s Dine Out Fundraiser

It’s a chari-TEA event! Dine out at McAlister’s Deli in Elgin, Tuesday, February 9th from 10:30 am- 9:00 pm. Drop your receipt in the bin on the counter and our school will earn 20% back. Click here for the informational flyer.

Sign Up for Our Virtual BINGO Night Now!

When: Thursday, February 25th

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm (time may be split depending on the amount of people registered)

Where: The comfort of your own home on Zoom!

Cost: FREE!! (all we ask is help with donating a few prizes SIGN UP TO DONATE HERE!)

How do we play? Click on this link, fill out the form and your family will get an email with your virtual BINGO cards the night before the event. How-to videos will also be linked in this email to help you learn how to play.

Do I have to pre-register for the event? YES!!! Because we are using an online virtual system, we need to have everyone sign up by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd so we can get all the data entered and cards sent out on time. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept registration the night of the event.

Questions?? Contact Lisa at:

Time to Order Your Yearbook

2020-2021 is a school year we all want to remember (or forget). Help your child remember one of the most unique school years in their life by ordering them a yearbook. This year ALL yearbooks can be ORDERED ONLINE. There will be NO paper orders. Yearbooks cost $15 each. Order deadline is Thursday, March 11th. No late orders will be accepted so make sure you order on time. To order your yearbook visit: and enter code: 55502N. Click here for informational flyer.

District 303 Kindergarten Registration (Be a kind neighbor)

"Hmm, that new family that moved in down the street.... do they have a kid going into kindergarten?" If you have ever asked yourself that question, please forward this email to them, text them, tell them to call Anderson School. We want to help them register now!

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:

  • The New Student Intake Form (coming January 19, 2021)

  • The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration

  • Health and Dental exams and immunization information

  • Contact information for all elementary schools

  • Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten

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