Anderson School News 9/20/21
Dates to Remember
Tue Sept 21st Parent Guardian Open House! (See below for times)
Fri Sept 24th Woodgrain Neapolitan Pizzeria PTO Dine Out Fundraiser 11:00am-10:00pm
- Wed Sept 29th Early Release Day- Students are dismissed at 2:10 PM.
- Thurs Sept 30th PTO Meeting 7:00pm
- Thurs Sept 30th Boston Market Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser 5-8 pm
- Tues Oct 5th Chipotle S Elgin PTO Dine Out Night 4:00-8:00pm
- Thurs Oct 7th No School K-5th Grade Conferences
- Fri Oct 8th No School K-5th Grade Conferences
- Mon Oct 11th No School- Columbus Day
- Wed Oct 27th Early Release 2:10PM
- Wed Nov 3rd Picture Retakes
- Thurs Nov 4th PTO Meeting 7:00pm
- Fri Nov 5th End of 1st Trimester
- Wed Nov 10th McAlister's Deli PTO Dine Out Fundraiser 10:30am - 8:00pm
- Mon Nov 22nd-Fri Nov 26th - No School Thanksgiving Break
- Thurs Nov 25th Happy Thanksgiving
- Mon Nov 29th School Resumes
Classroom and School Open House!
On Tuesday evening September 21st, we are excited to be able to welcome all parents/guardians into our school building to meet their child's teacher, visit their classroom and tour the school! For many of our parents, this might be the first time they have been able to enter our building. We can't wait to open our doors and welcome all parents/guardians into the building. Please follow the time slots below to help us spread out all of our visitors.
Last Name A-J 6:00-6:30 PM
Last Name K-Z 6:30-7:00 PM
Mr. Jarot will welcome everyone at the front door and you will be given a school building map, that will include some fun activities (Location Bingo) to ensure you are able to tour various parts of the school in addition to your child's classroom. There will be an opportunity to submit your completed Bingo sheet to win a prize for your family.
This event is for adults only. Please remember to wear a mask when entering the building.
We can't wait to see you all in person!
D303 Kick-a-Thon Coin Drop
Every school year our students and staff find multiple ways to "give back" to our community and help others. It's part of being an Anderson Fox! We care about others and we do what we can to help show kindness. One such opportunity is the D303 Kick-a-Thon. Before the North Vs. East Varsity Football Game, our community joins together to help support multiple local organizations that help families battling cancer.
We will be collecting coins at school to add to the total dollars donated by all the St. Charles Schools.
Let the coins start flowing! Your child can bring coins to add to our donation bucket in the front office. Each day we will weigh the bucket on our live Zoom Call Morning Announcements to track our progress. (Paper money helps too) :) Donations will be accepted starting 9/21 through 10/5.
Every child will be able to sign a large banner that will be displayed at the event on Oct. 8th. This fun community-wide event has given over a million dollars to the Living Well Cancer Resource Center, Fox Valley Food for Health, and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Check your couch cushions, junk drawers, and old coat pockets!
Thanks for modeling generosity and kindness to our students.
From the Anderson PTO
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Needed! Sign up today!
Our PTO relies on amazing volunteers like you! This year we will be able to host some fun outdoor events as well as some virtual events. In order to make these events a success, we need your help! Click the link below to view a list of committees we need help with this school year. Please select any/all you are interested in helping with. Not sure what you want to help with yet? No worries! Just give us your information and we will contact you when help is needed. Can't help with an event but are happy to donate items when needed. Please make sure you check the box so we can contact you when donations are needed.
Click the link here to sign up to help! Thanks for all your support!
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Make friends, test your strengths, explore new possibilities!
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Upcoming Parent University Programs
Parents! We want to invite you to participate in these Parent University sessions. If you are unable to join us live, don’t worry - the sessions will be recorded so you can watch another time. Additional information about Parent University can be found here on the D303 website.
Please take a moment to register for these upcoming programs. The Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the date.
October 6, 2021 - SOS for Parents in the Trenches, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m.
Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author
(Recording will be available after the event)
When parents are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out, it’s hard to show up in a way that best supports their child’s development, especially if/ when our kids are struggling, too. In this practical and actionable talk, Debbie shares ten powerful “tilts,” a.k.a. practical ideas to help parents shift their thinking, responses, and actions in a way that will help them feel more confident and peaceful as they parent their unique children.
October 13, 2021 - Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently: Back-to-School Edition, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m. Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author
(Recording to be posted)
School always presents certain challenges for students who learn and think differently (kids with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neuro-differences). But the COVID-19 pandemic has created even greater obstacles. Debbie shares ideas on how parents can best prioritize and plan in the pandemic-era school landscape. She also offers advice on how to support differently wired children’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs during this atypical time, while also taking care of one’s own emotional health and well-being.
St Charles North Volleyball Youth Clinic.
Click here for more information! Pizza and a t-shirt for every $35 registration!