Anderson Weekly News 9/16/19

The Sky's the Limit!

Dates To Remember


  • Tue. Sept. 17th PTO Spooktacular Planning Meeting 7:00 PM (See below)
  • Fri. Sept. 27th Movie Night! 6:30-8:00 PM.


  • Thu. Oct. 3rd Butterbraid Order Pick Up. 3-5PM
  • Thu. Oct. 3rd PTO Meeting 6-7PM (LRC)
  • Thu. Oct. 3rd First Day of After School Clubs. (Info coming soon)
  • Fri. Oct. 4th Kick A Thon (St. Charles East High School)
  • Thu. Oct. 17th Picture Re-Take Day.

5th Grade Choir Registration:

It's not too late. Join Choir! Watch this quick video to see what Choir looks like.

Attention 5th Grade Families! Does your child like to sing? This year 5th grade choir will be held at Anderson School on Monday mornings, beginning September 16, at 7:20 in the morning. All 5th grade students may join! There are no auditions and the only cost is for a t-shirt, as well as pizza dinner at the choir festival. Please click on the doc below for more details and a link to register your child. You may email Mrs. Hammons with any questions you may have:

Cross Roads Clubs after School

CrossRoads Kids Club will be running a program at Anderson School Tuesday Afternoons starting early October. For more information about this free club, click on the document below. You can also check out the CrossRoads flyer that will be sent home this week in your child’s backpack. Many kids and families loved this program last year. Check it out to see if it's a good option for your child.

News From the Anderson PTO

Spooktacular Help Needed!

Our Spooktacular Committee is looking for some Halloween enthusiasts to join us at our planning meeting next Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00 pm in Mrs. Weber's classroom at Anderson. Our Spooktacular event is on Friday, October 25th. Please come with any ideas you have. Our hope is to make smaller committees to tackle this event. Such as decorating, food, games, ect. If you have ideas for this event and would like to be more involved but can't make the meeting, please contact us at and we will make sure we contact you with more information.

Butter Braid Fundraiser

Orders were due Friday, September 13th. If you found one still in your child's folder please get it in by Monday, September 16th. Thursday, October 3rd is Butter Braid pick up 3- 5 pm. Butter Braids are delivered frozen and can only sit out for a short window of time so if you are unable to pick up your order on October 3rd please contact us at to arrange an alternate pick up time.

School Directory Coming Soon!

PTO is hard at work putting together our 2019-2020 school directory. This year it will arrive in digital format and will be sent to all families. The directory will include names, addresses, and phone numbers of all students that gave permission to print their information. This directory is provided to you as our gift. All we ask in return is you consider giving a $25 donation to the PTO from your family. Many families have already given their donations for the school year and we thank you for your support. The more families that give a donation the less fundraising we will need to do to provide our school with wonderful opportunities. This year we will be using the money we raise to help fund the new projector and screen in the gym, provide support in funding grade level field trips, purchase books for every family for one school one book, provide scholarships to students in need, and much more! You can pay your donation thru push coin by clicking on Anderson 2019-2020 PTO. We thank you for your support!

More Way to Raise!

We’re very excited to share that our school is part of the Coca-Cola Give program and Amazon Smiles. What is exciting about these two programs is that there is NO out of pocket cost to you! We simply ask that you enter your Coca-Cola product codes at: and our school will receive a donation. Want to learn more about the program, please check it out at

Like to shop 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.


Community Events

D303 Parent University

Dear District 303 families,

Parent University programming in St. Charles District 303 continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our families.

During the 2018-2019 school year, District 303 created a Parent University committee made up of parents with children at all grade levels, teachers, school administrators, and district administrators. This dedicated group of individuals reviewed previous programming content, attendance, and delivery models. They created a parent survey used in the spring of 2019 to assist us in gauging the needs of our families. Based on those two resources, the programming you will find for the 2019-2020 school year offers programs you can access by coming to the District as well as from the comfort of your own home.

Our first program is showing of the documentary LIKE, from the producers of the movie ANGST, which we showed last year. Many parents have asked us to bring them programming that addresses our society’s addiction to social media, and the impact it is having on our children. Please join us, and bring your children, on September 23 at the Norris Recreation Center to view this powerful movie. Sign up here to RSVP.

As a follow-up to LIKE, we are bringing in national digital citizenship speaker Josh Ochs in October. He will be spending time in both middle and high schools talking with students about their digital footprint. During his time with parents on October 30, Josh will show parents how to protect their children on 40+ apps. All District 303 parents will have access to Josh’s own Parent University resources for the next year. Spanish translators will be available for this program.

What is Project Lead the Way and how is it part of the District 303 curriculum? In November, when it’s starting to get cold outside, make some popcorn and relax at home while watching this video we have created about PLTW from kindergarten through high school.

Last year, District 303 hosted a book study with Mindful Parenting by Kristen Race, Ph.D. Because of the success, and requests for more book studies, we are offering a book study group using The Whole Brain Child by Dr. Dan Siegel. Join us for three sessions in February and March during both morning and evening times.

In March, the District is working in partnership with Wake Up Call to bring you a three-part drug and alcohol prevention presentation, including a life size teen bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. Spanish translators will be available for this program.

To read more about these programs and to register to attend, please visit the Parent University page on the District website.

Join Scouts - Prepared, For Life

Click on the flyer attached below to learn more about joining Scouts!

Get your Volleyball On!

Check out this great opportunity for your kids to learn, improve, and have fun playing volleyball. Includes Pizza and a T-Shirt! Yes, scholarships are available! Families in need of assistance can contact me by email or phone/text: or 847-804-5065. Open the document below for more details.

Volleyball Clinic at St. Charles East High School

Check out the flyer linked below to learn about another awesome volleyball opportunity for your kids. (Boys and Girls in grades 2nd - 8th on Sept. 29th.


Join the Northern Illinois University community for this FREE EVENT of STEM Fest at the NIU Convention Center on Saturday October 19th. There will be presenters, activities, demonstrations, and games all related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Click on the link to learn more!