Anderson Weekly News 5/11/20

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Student Material Pick Up Information


The Anderson staff have been working on gathering your child’s personal items so they can be returned to you. These items include gym shoes, personal pencil cases, notebooks, folders, personal books, and all sorts of other items left behind. We have been working on a thoughtful plan that gets all of the items back to you while still keeping everyone safe through adherence to social distancing guidelines. Below are the details for picking up your child’s possessions.


  • All of your child's items will be collected in a large clear plastic bag labeled with their Name, Grade, and Class identified on a sticker label.
  • Families will be invited to "Drive Through" a material pick up lane at the back of the school. (Bus Loop)
  • Large tables will be organized and clearly labeled with grade and classroom teacher's names.
  • Student Material Bags will be arranged in alphabetical order on the tables.
  • When you drive through, we will have staff members available to find your student's bag and place them in your car.
  • Families will stay in their cars and all staff volunteers will be wearing gloves and masks.
  • There will be various labeled bins for you to drop off any school materials. (Library Books, Classroom Book...)
  • Students will keep their Chromebooks or iPad for the summer! :)


Dates/Times for Student Material Drive Through:

  • Tue 5/19 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM , and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed 5/20 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM , and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu 5/21 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM , and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Student Materials Pick-up

  • Please fill out the blank document linked here with your family information.

  • Please write each student’s name and their teacher’s name large and clear.

  • Place in the car window for staff to view.

  • Please stay in your vehicle. Staff members will place a large clear plastic bag in your trunk or through the window for curbside pick-up.

  • We can’t wait to wave and say hello!


Dropping off classroom borrowed items (example: Library or classroom books)

  • Please put items in a ziplock bag.

  • Label the bag with the student name and classroom teacher or LRC if it is a library book. You might have multiple bags for multiple students.

  • Bins will be available and clearly labeled to drop off these items as you pull through.


Reminder: TECHNOLOGY (iPads or Chromebooks) WILL BE KEPT AT STUDENT HOMES THROUGH THE SUMMER.

Student Medication Pick Up


Parents whose children have medications/medical supplies still in the school health office will be able to retrieve these items from Anderson Elementary School at the dates/times listed below.


  • Tuesday, May 19 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 20 - 9:00 AM -12:00 PM


Those with medications still in the health office will be contacted via email by Tuesday, May 12th. If you are unsure if your child has medication/supplies still in the building, please contact the Certified School Nurse, Anne McCann, at anne.mccann@d303.org to confirm.


Medication Retrieval Process:

Parents will pull car up in front of the front doors and call the health office at 331-228-3304 to let the nurse know they are in front of the building. To maintain social distance, please roll down a rear or passenger window, or open the car trunk. A nurse wearing a mask and gloves will then come out to place medications that are in a ziplock bag inside your vehicle. This process will work just like a grocery store pick up.

Join Orchestra!!!!!!!!!!!

Attention incoming 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students!

Do you want to learn how to play a musical instrument? Make new friends? Overcome challenges? Perform in concerts? And… eat pizza?!

Then join Anderson’s Orchestra! You can play either violin, viola, cello, or string bass. All students going into 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade can sign up to be in the orchestra for the 2020-2021 school year.


To find why students at Anderson love orchestra watch the video below.

Families, if you would like to have more information about Anderson's Orchestra program please email Mrs. Mezera: elisabeth.mezera@d303.org

We can't wait to see you in the orchestra next year!

Join the Anderson Orchestra!

Let’s run together while staying apart!!

Anderson Elementary 1 Mile Run Challenge


Week 3 Training Plan Options:

Find 2 days this week to do one of the following options...

  1. Run 5 minutes/Walk 3 minutes; Repeat 2 times.

If that was too challenging, try this…

  1. Run 3 minute/ Walk 5 minutes; repeat 2 times.

If you want more of a challenge, try this…

  1. Run 7 minutes/Walk 1 minutes; Repeat 2 times.

Whatever plan you choose,

be sure to spend 16 minutes moving!


If you have any questions or need any support, please feel free to contact Mrs. Gouriotis!


Join us for the Anderson Elementary 1 mile run challenge!


On Friday, May 22 (our last day of school) we are going to celebrate finishing the school year in a special way to unite us all, while maintaining all social distancing expectations! We are going to have a virtual 1-mile run! That means we are all going to plan to run a mile in our own safe space (neighborhood, bike path, etc.) on our own

convenient time.


Also in the works...Anderson Virtual Field Day!

Friday, May 22nd, 2020!

Stay tuned for more details from our PE teachers!


Never run a mile before or don’t like running? NO WORRIES! Each week, your family will get a training plan to help you build up your endurance for the big day! We will also be designing race bibs for you to print out (or replicate at home) and wear to show your Anderson pride! WILD FOX RUN CLUB members will have a special bib design for them to show off their dedication to fitness!


While we will encourage you and your family to challenge yourself along the way and go for the run, this is not a required event! You also have the option to walk, bike, scooter or move however suits you!


We are asking that you have a good time while complying with the stay at home order and not gather with other families to complete this activity. We understand in order to complete this task responsibly, an adult should accompany the child(ren). Therefore, the run can be done any time of day on Friday, Saturday or Sunday (May 22-24) that best fits for your schedule.

All Students Need to Register for 2020-2021!

As of today, we have 140 students registered. Thanks if you got it done. If you haven't yet, you still have time to get it done before Mr. Jarot register's his own children for their school. :) The gentle reminders will continue!


Returning Student Registration for 2020-2021 has moved to an online format that will open on April 27. In years past, parents completed the necessary paperwork in paper format. This year, all acknowledgments and authorizations are contained in a single electronic, online registration form that will be easily accessible from most electronic devices (computer, Chromebook, and Smartphones).


Beginning April 27, parents can sign into the Returning Student Online Registration form using their Home Access Center (HAC) credentials, select individual students, and complete their registration. The form will be located in the Parents/Community menu of the District website.


Registration fees for elementary and middle school will be available in Pushcoin beginning April 27, and billed to reflect the early bird discount of $10.00 if paid by May 22. High School fees will be available in June. For families who may qualify for a fee waiver, and are not directly certified by the state, a 2020-2021 district fee waiver application will be available on the District 303 website in July, accessible from the Parent/Community menu.

Social and Emotional Learning for our students. Information from D303. Week 5!

This week’s SEL lesson focuses on relationship skills and their development through communicating effectively. Make sure to check out the information and resources highlighted for parents. This weeks competency is:

  • Relationship skills: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. This includes communicating clearly, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeking and offering help when needed.

The challenges and uncertainty facing families and children are impactful on overall mental health and well being. We are hopeful the resources shared will be a support to parents/guardians and children. If you have any questions on the information provided or are seeking additional support for yourself or child, please contact Patti Palagi, Director Instructional Interventions (patti.palagi@d303.org or 331-228-6457).

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