Anderson School News 8/30/21
Dates to Remember
- Tue. - 31st Curriculum Night from 6:00-7:00 PM. (See below)
- Wed 1st Early Release Day. Students are dismissed at 2:10 PM.
- Thu 2nd PTO Family Picnic and PTO Meeting 5:30-7:30 PM River Bend Park
- Fri 3rd No School for students. Teacher Institute Day.
- Fri 3rd PTO Panera South Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser
- Mon 6th No School. Labor Day!
- Thu 9th Picture Day!
- Wed 29th Early Release Day. Students are dismissed at 2:10 PM.
Curriculum Night Videos
Tomorrow afternoon, you will receive an email that will link you to the Anderson School Curriculum Night Website. At this site, you will be able to view the Curriculum Night Presentations from every teacher and staff member at Anderson. There will also be a quick and easy way to ask your child's teacher a question.
Classroom Open House coming soon.
In mid-late September, 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 into the building. We are finalizing the date(s) and will let everyone know ASAP.
Picture Day is coming!
iReady Fall Diagnostic (Assessment)
Our 1st - 5th Grade students began their iReady testing this week in the areas of math and reading. Teachers will use this information to help plan their instruction as well as provide interventions this fall. If you would like to access your child's i-Ready diagnostic information in the iReady student portal as well as additional family resources, please watch this video i-Ready Family Video Our kindergarten students will begin iReady testing September 7th - 17th.
From the Health Office
Guidance on when to keep your student home from school
Medical Evaluation/Testing are Strongly Recommended for anyone with Covid-Like symptoms.
IF: A student develops COVID-Like Symptoms
Keep the ill student home until he/she is cleared by a healthcare provider with either an alternative diagnosis OR a negative COVID test OR remains home for 10 calendar days from the onset of symptoms.
Keep all household members who attend/work at D303 schools/buildings home until the sick individual is cleared.
Asymptomatic vaccinated household members can remain in school.
IF: Anyone in the household is awaiting a COVID test result:
Keep all household members who attend/work at D303 schools/buildings home until a negative test result is received.
IF: Anyone in the household tests positive for COVID
Notify the school nurse for guidance on reporting the case to the Kane County Health Department
Keep all household members who attend/work at D303 schools/buildings home until Return from Isolation/Quarantine letter is received from the Kane County Health Department.
Morning Drop Off Reminder
From the Anderson PTO
Picnic in the Park/ First PTO Meeting
Panera Dine Out Fundraiser
Send us Your Back to School Pictures
The yearbook needs your pictures from the first day of school!Send your pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
The PTO depends on help from ALL our families to create a fun and memorable experience for ALL students throughout the year. If you have already paid your $25 donation through Push Coin, thank you! If you still need to do here is how to do it:
• Log into your Push Coin account from the D303 or Anderson web page.
• Under your child’s name/picture click on the “Web Store” link. From there you will see a list of all district fees. Scroll down to “Anderson 2021-2022 PTO” and add to cart. (Note: the same fees will show up for all your children registered but we do not expect you to donate $25 for each child. Although, we won’t stop you if you want to donate more ☺)
Other Ways to Support Our School
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: https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/ and our school will receive a donation. Want to learn more about the program, please check it out at Coke.com/give.
Like to shop on Amazon? Support Anderson Elementary by going to smile.amazon.com. 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.
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.
September 2, 2021 - Mental Illness: The Silent Epidemic, Zoom Webinar, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
(Recording will be available after the event)
Mark Potter is a nationally recognized basketball coach and speaker who is bringing his message of promoting education about mental illness to families in St. Charles. His passion is to share his story in hopes that people will also pursue treatment and find a way to live productively with mental illness.
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.