All-Star Newsletter

Anderson Elementary : Where All Stars Shine

A Message from Ms. Coppinger

Anderson Elementary Twitter: @andersonallstar


Please join us next Monday, August 29th at 7:15 am for our annual PTA Donuts with Dudes. We will be located out front of the school. There will be lawn games, music and lots of donuts. We look forward to seeing you. Please RSVP using the link below.

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Upcoming Events:

August 25 - STEAM Field Trip - 5th grade


August 26 - LAST DAY to order Yard Signs & Spirit Wear!


August 29 - Donuts with Dudes *Please RSVP for Donuts for Dudes

No Lunch Visitors until after Labor Day

We are sorry there will be no visitors until after Labor Day. Please check the newsletter on Tuesday's for upcoming sign ups for lunch starting after Labor Day.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

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Please DO NOT park on the school side of the street on Alder Drive.

It blocks traffic for the Kinder - 2nd grade dismissal area.


Make sure to have your car tag displayed in your rearview mirror.


For the safety of our teachers working the car lines and students loading, please do not get out of line to go around cars - this can be dangerous.


Make sure to pull all the way forward to first available cone for dropping off and picking up your child.


Dismissal Procedures

Dismissal Map

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New All-Star Staff

Julie Williams - 6th Grade Teacher


My name is Julie Williams, and I am the 6th grade ELAR (English Language Arts & Reading) teacher. My husband and I have two children who are both in college (Texas Tech and UT) and two dogs. Board game nights are a regular event at our house with family and friends, and we also like to go to the movies. My all-time favorite thing to do, though, is read! I love all levels - picture books, children's books, young adult books and classic novels. I look forward to sharing this joy with my students.

Whitney Caballero - Speech Language Pathologist


“Hello Anderson All-Stars! My name is Whitney Caballero, and I am the new speech language pathologist here at Anderson. I am thrilled to be working in such an amazing school, and I am looking forward to serving all of my speech students this year! This is my 14th year practicing as an SLP, and it is my 3rd year with Allen ISD. We are going to have a great year, and I am so thankful I get to have a front row seat to watching your kids grow and succeed!”

Counselor's Corner

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Anderson Spirit Wear & Yard Signs

Orders are due by August 26, 2022 for both Spirit Wear and Yard Signs!!


If you are paying by cash or check, you can send the order with money to your child's homeroom teacher. If you would like to pay by credit card, please visit the PTA webpage to order online.

Be the One T-Shirt Order Form

Please order your Be The One t-shirt by September 5, 2022


Be The One T-shirt Order Form

PTA Information

Please read the following information below and join the PTA. Follow us on Instagram @andersonallstarpta

Ways to get involved!

  • JOIN the Anderson PTA

  • We want YOU to join the Anderson PTA

  • Why: By joining the PTA, you become a voice for all Anderson students. The PTA works with school administration and staff, community leaders, and other parents on behalf of our kids. Being involved in your child’s school matters and makes a difference!

  • Who: ANYONE can join (Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Neighbors, School Staff)

  • Cost: Annual dues are only $10 per membership

  • How are my dues used? Events like Donuts for Dudes, Muffins for Misses, and Anderson Fall Festival are funded by the PTA. Plus Grade Level T-Shirts, Field Day Inflatables, and so much more!!!

  • But I don’t have time: While we’d love your help as a volunteer, there are no required volunteer hours.

  • One More Reason: Everyone who joins prior to Friday, August 26th will be entered into a raffle to win an All-Star Yard Sign!!

Notes from the Nurse

Hello Parents!


Our school year is off to an amazing start! I am really enjoying the children and getting to know everyone! Please send your child to school with a water bottle every day! All Kindergarten students should have a complete change of clothes in a zip lock bag in their backpack every day. As always, please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions or concerns!


I have had many questions about when to keep your child home and when to send to school. Here are the general guidelines from Allen ISD:


If your child has symptoms, please keep them home. If they have a pending covid test, please keep them home.


Symptoms:

-Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees F (please check the temperature to be sure)


-Loss of taste or smell

-Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

-Fatigue

-Chills

-Sore throat

-Congestion or runny nose

-Shaking or exaggerated shivering

-Significant muscle pain or ache

-Diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting



If your child has been exposed to covid:

No quarantine is required, whether or not the child is vaccinated.


If your child has covid symptoms:


A student sent home for symptoms, may return:

-when 5 days have passed since symptoms or positive test w/o symptoms

-You present a doctor note that says it is not covid related

-You have a NEGATIVE PCR LAB TEST. It must be a PCR test to be accepted.



If your child has tested positive for covid:


Students with a diagnosis of COVID-19 may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:


At least 5 days have passed since symptom onset and

At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and other symptoms have improved.



Priority COVID-19 Testing

Allen ISD partnered with Fast Doc Urgent Care for priority COVID-19 nasal-swab testing for students and staff.


The testing will not incur an out-of-pocket expense, and it will be billed through insurance. Low-cost testing is available for individuals without insurance. FastDoc Urgent Care is located at 325 Central Expy S, Allen, TX 75013, just southeast of the McDermott Dr. and US-75 intersection. Priority walk-in times will be from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week. Students and staff are encouraged to bring their Allen ISD student/employee ID (if they have one issued) and proof of insurance with them to their appointment.

Attendance - What do I do id my child is absent?

  • Notify the office by 10:00 am by submitting an Absence Request in Family Access (preferred), calling the office at 972-396-6924 or e-mailing the Registrar.

  • By submitting the Absence Request in Skyward, you will have notified the school and provided the absence note! Otherwise, we must have a signed note from a parent, guardian or doctor stating the reason for the absence. The note needs to include the student’s name and date(s) of the absence(s).

  • By policy, your child’s absence will be recorded as unexcused if we do not receive a note within 3 school days of his/her return – even if you notified the school via phone or email.

  • A doctor’s note will be required for admittance into class if your student is absent more than 5 consecutive school days. This may be in written form, or you may also submit your absence request through Family Access.

  • If your child is absent from school and you would like to pick up his/her homework, you must request the homework by 10:00 am. It will be available for pick up in the office after 3:00 pm.

  • Unless a child is sick, please make every effort to have him/her in school. It is often difficult for young children to ‘catch-up’ when they have been out for several days.

· Please note that family vacations are not considered excused absences.

Once enrolled in public education, students are required by law to attend. Specific details can be found in the Elementary Student Handbook found online at www.allenisd.org.

What do I do when my child is late to school?

    • The late bell rings at 7:45 am. All side doors will be locked at this time. Please come to the front entrance to drop off your child.
    • Students may sign themselves in when late; however, we ask that parents ensure their student makes it safely inside the school door before leaving. Students simply ring the bell to gain access to the building.

    • Students are not considered late if they are coming to school after a doctor’s appointment if a doctor’s note is provided when signing into school for the day.

    Crossing Guards Needed

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