Anderson School News 8/30/21

Welcome Home!

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!

Picture Day is coming up on 09/09/2021! Order online at

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.

If you have any other questions or concerns about COVID-19, please contact the Health Office and/or the school exclusion guidelines. You can also refer to the District website.

Morning Drop Off Reminder

If you are a family that drops your child off at school in the morning, please have them exit the right side of the car closest to the curb. This allows them to safely step up onto the raised sidewalk and enter school. We do not want students to exit the left side of the car, as they have to walk into a car lane. If your child needs assistance exiting the car, please use the parking lot to park and walk them up to the crosswalk. Thanks! This helps us have a safe and efficient arrival process.

From the Anderson PTO

Picnic in the Park/ First PTO Meeting

Want a chance to meet new Anderson families and mingle with old friends? Join us Thursday, September 2nd from 5:30-7:30 for a Family Picnic in the Park. We will meet at Riverbend Park across the street from school near the playground and pavilion. Bring your own dinner, blankets or chairs. Picnic tables are available in the park pavilion. Families can get to know one another, catch up with old friends, and kids can play at the park. We will have our first PTO meeting starting at 7:00. We encourage you to stay and find out how you can assist in helping our school this year. Since this is an outdoor event masks are not required but you are welcome to wear a mask if you feel more comfortable doing so.

Panera Dine Out Fundraiser

No school = No cooking! Dine out at Panera in South Elgin Friday, September 3rd from open to close, show this flyer at check out, and our school earns a portion of the proceeds. Ordering online? Use promo code PRFUND at checkout.

Send us Your Back to School Pictures

The yearbook needs your pictures from the first day of school!

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!

PTO Donations

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: 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.

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K- 5th grade! SCN Cheer Youth Clinic

Click here for more information!
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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.

September 2, 2021 - Mental Illness: The Silent Epidemic, Zoom Webinar, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

(Recording will be available after the event)

Click here to register!

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)

Click here to register!

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)

Click here to register!

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.