Anderson Weekly News 3/2/20

The Sky's the Limit!

Dates To Remember


  • Tues. Mar. 3rd Mod Pizza Dine Out Night
  • Wed. Mar. 4th HAC opens at 8 AM
  • Thurs. Mar. 5th Last After School Club
  • Thurs. Mar. 5th PTO Meeting 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Thurs. Mar. 19th One School One Book Family Event 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Fri. Mar. 20th St. Baldricks at St. Charles East H.S.
  • Mon - Fri Mar. 23rd-27th SPIRIT WEEK! (see below)
  • Tues. Mar. 24 Muffin Morning 8:00 -8:25 AM
  • Thurs. Mar. 26 Donut Day 8:00 - 8:25 AM
  • Mon. Mar. 30 - Fri. Apr. 3rd Spring Break-No School


  • Mon. Apr. 6th School Resumes
  • Tues. Apr. 7th - Fri. Apr. 17th IAR (State) Testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade
  • Thurs. Apr. 9th Early Dismissal for Students 11:40 AM - Optional conferences in the afternoon
  • Thurs. Apr. 9th PTO Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Fri. Apr. 10th No school - Institute Day
  • Wed. Apr. 29th Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night at Wredling M.S. 6:30-7:30 PM

Mr. Jarot with Green Hair wearing a Leprechaun Costume?

Sorry for that disturbing mental image. :) If our Anderson Community reaches our fundraising goal for St. Baldricks your kids will most certainly be giggling with Mr. Jarot as he greets them at school on March 20th. Check out the Video and Link below to stay informed about all things St. Baldricks at Anderson.

  • Purchase a "Lucky Charm" and get your name added to our huge rainbow in the gym.
  • Sign up to get green hair extensions this Friday.
  • Sign up to shave your hair
  • Donate $1, or Donate $100
  • Come to St. Charles East High School for fun and games on Fri. March 20th.

Reminders from the Office Team

If your child is going to be absent from school for any reason, it is very important that a parent/guardian calls the Anderson Attendance Line (331) 228-3300. We work very hard each morning to make sure every child is accounted for. Your communication to us is very helpful.

Report Cards will be posted in HAC today!

Teachers will prepare progress reports for each student. The Report Cards will be ready for viewing electronically on Home Access Center (HAC) Wednesday, March 4th. Paper copies will NOT be sent home. As always, if you have any questions or concerns or compliments, please reach out to your child's teacher.

Anderson SPIRIT Week!

Mon - Fri Mar. 23rd-27th SPIRIT WEEK!

Each Spring at Anderson we celebrate the hard work and learning that has taken place over the past few months. The week before Spring Break is the official SPIRIT Week! It's simply a fun way to celebrate and have fun.

  • Monday: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday: Character Day (Disney, Star Wars, Superhero)
  • Wednesday: Sport Day
  • Thursday: Beach/Hawaiian Day (No swimsuits)
  • Friday: Anderson Spirit Wear or anything Blue/White/Grey

Muffin Morning and Donut Day with your child!

Back again this year... Muffin Morning and Donut Day! This is a chance to come have a breakfast snack with your child and play some fun learning games before you send them off to class.

  • Muffin Morning Tuesday, March 24th from 8:00-8:25 AM
  • Donut Day is Thursday, March 26th from 8:00-8:25 AM.

Students can invite their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family friends, or anyone they want to celebrate with. Due to parking and cafeteria space limitations, please only attend one of the two events. The visiting parent/guardian is expected to stay with their child from 8:00-8:25.

Please Click here to RSVP for Morning Muffins or Donut Day.

Bernies's Books!

Your child will be coming home this week with a green bag filled with a few books for you to keep at home. Each year our school receives these books from the Bernies Books organization. Enjoy reading at home!

One School One Book is back!

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Anderson Elementary School is about to take part in a special, communitywide shared reading event. Every family will receive a copy of the same book – Almost Super by Marion Jensen – and will be asked to read it together at home over the next few weeks. I am personally asking you to make the time so that your family can participate in this special activity.

Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader, and it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With this program, we aim to build a Community of Readers at our school.

Your child will receive a copy of Almost Super following a special schoolwide assembly on Monday introducing the program and the book. Students will hear the first chapter at the assembly. Inside the front cover of the book, you will find a reading schedule so that you can keep up at home. Generally, you will be asked to read about 15 minutes each night.

In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive listening. You will soon find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. In class, students will explore the book through activities and discussion. You will want to make sure your family keeps up so that your child can be included. Throughout the month, everyone will be talking about Almost Super!

This is a novel program in that children of all grade levels will all be listening to the same book. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child's own reading level. We also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. We have selected a title that can be followed and understood and enjoyed by younger students but will still captivate and stimulate older children.

I know that you’ll enjoy this special reading time with your children. I hope to talk with both you and your student sometime in the days to come about Rafter and Benny Bailey and their family of superheroes. “When a whole school reads a book, there's a lot to talk about.” With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at our school. Please save the date for our One School, One Book Family Event on Thursday, March 19th from 6:00-7:30 pm!

Nate Jarot, Principal

The Anderson Talent Show is going to be bigger and better than ever. Click below to get all the needed info.

News From the Anderson PTO

Monthly PTO Meeting

Join us for our monthly PTO meeting, Thursday, March 5th at 6:00 in the Anderson LRC. We will be discussing how family fun night went, upcoming Spirit Week events, and more. Remember this is your monthly opportunity to voice your ideas, criticisms and opinions. All are encouraged to attend and be heard. Don't forget we always have childcare in the gym. So you are welcome to bring along your children.


Yearbooks are on sale for first time this school year! Yearbooks are $17 each. Order deadline is March 20th, 2020. You can order online at: or fill out the form that is coming home this week. Click here if you need an extra copy of the order form. Make checks payable to: Anderson PTO. Questions? Contact:

Community Events

Wredling Middle School Presents...A Night Of One Acts

Click here for more information

District 303 Parent University Video Vault

Dear District 303 families,

When we asked parents to tell us what kind of programming they wanted as part of our Parent University series, many asked us to produce videos that can be watched in the comfort of their own homes and on their own schedules. In that same survey, parents requested information about how Project Lead the Way has enhanced student learning in classrooms from kindergarten through high school. As stories of underage vaping continue to permeate the news, parents are also looking for strategies they can use to begin conversations with their children about the dangers.

The District 303 Video Vault has two new videos – one about Project Lead the Way and the other one about vaping. We hope that the Project Lead the Way video gives you some questions to ask your child about the skills he or she has learned in PLTW. We also encourage you to watch the video about vaping with your children and talk to them about the health risks and dangers associated with it.

Free National Parks Family Pass!

If you have a child in the 4th grade, then your entire family is entitled to a free National Parks pass this school year through the “Every Kid Outdoors” program. The pass admits all of the children and adults in your vehicle. If you arrive by bike, then it admits all children under 16 and up to three adults. Unlike yearly passes, it expires at the end of the school year on August 31st, 2020.

Here's the link:

Big picture


Click here for more information.