Anderson School News! 1/25/21

We're "Digging In" to Learning

Dates to Remember


  • Thursday, January 28th: IHOP Dine Out Fundraiser


  • Thursday, February 4th: Monthly PTO Meeting 7pm (2021-2022 Board Nominations)
  • Tuesday, February 9th: McAlister's Deli Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser
  • Thursday, February 25th: VIRTUAL BINGO NIGHT and MOD Pizza Dine Out Night


  • 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


  • Thursday, April 8th: Monthly PTO Meeting 7pm


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

Get Ready for Valentines Day!

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 Monday, Feb. 8th. They will go to "Valentines' Card Vacation" for 4 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.

Social/Emotional Learning Survey ECRA


All D303 Students in grades 2-12 will take the ECRA SEL Survey. To view a parent letter with more information please click here. Parent letter

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


All Kindergarten, 2nd grade and New to Illinois Students need to have a current dental examination form on file. Any exam dated 2/15/20 or later can be used.

All 3rd graders need to have an updated Health Survey on file.

Completed forms can be faxed to 331-228-3301 OR can be scanned and emailed to either of the Anderson nurses at or

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the nurse's office at 331-228-3304.

From the Anderson PTO

2021-2022 PTO Board Nominations

The president and secretary board positions are up for election for next school year. Each position will serve a two year term. Serving the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school year. If you or someone you know who would be great for either of these positions click here for the nomination form with more details. To nominate someone either submit the linked form to the school office or complete this Google form by Monday, February 1st. If you have any questions contact: Brooks at

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!

Free TCRWP Parent & Caregiver Workshop

Thursday, January 28, 1-3 PM Eastern Time

Join expert Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff at our upcoming workshop day for parents and caregivers of students in grades K-8. Learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more.

These days are typically 2-3 hours long, composed of a series of 15-minute small-group presentations. Parents and caregivers can choose the workshops that match their needs and are free to come for one workshop or many. The schedule of workshops will be made available prior to the event. These sessions are offered live and are not recorded for later viewing.

Click the link below to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

More Resources for Families & Caregivers

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District 303 Community Preschool Program

The District 303 Community Preschool Program will be conducting its annual registration lottery. Enrollment will be offered online from January 19 to February 2, 2021. Two informational meetings will be offered via Zoom for all interested community families who reside in District 303. The lottery enrollment link and informational meeting's registration link can be found on the District website on the Early Childhood page. Please note, in order to receive the Zoom links for the informational meetings, you must complete the registration form.

For more information, click here.