Anderson School News 10/4/21

Welcome Home!

Dates to Remember


  • Tues Oct 5th Chipotle S Elgin PTO Dine Out Night 4:00-8:00pm
  • Thurs Oct 7th No School K-5th Grade Conferences
  • Fri Oct 8th No School K-5th Grade Conferences
  • Mon Oct 11th No School- Columbus Day
  • Wed Oct 27th Early Release 2:10PM


  • Wed Nov 3rd Picture Retakes
  • Thurs Nov 4th PTO Meeting 7:00pm
  • Fri Nov 5th End of 1st Trimester
  • Wed Nov 10th McAlister's Deli PTO Dine Out Fundraiser 10:30am - 8:00pm
  • Mon Nov 22nd-Fri Nov 26th - No School Thanksgiving Break
  • Thurs Nov 25th Happy Thanksgiving
  • Mon Nov 29th School Resumes

Help and Donations Needed!

PTO will be hosting a soup and salad bar luncheon for staff during parent- teacher conferences on Thursday, October 7th. We are looking for 5 people to help with set up (starting at 10:00) and 5 people to help with clean up (starting at 12:30). If you can't help please consider making a donation. Items can be found found in sign up genius.

Wild Fox Run Club Fall 5K!

Thank you to Mrs. Gouriotis, Mrs. Branock, Mr. Rubio, and Mrs. Rubio for organizing such a fun and positive experience for our students and families. Check out the video below created by of of our parents, Mrs. Romanek.

We are already making plans for our Spring Wild Fox Run Club at Anderson! Keep those running shoes warmed up this winter! :)

Fox Run Marathon 2021

Still need to sign up for your child's Parent/Teacher Conference? Click below! Closes at Midnight Tonight!

Erin's Law

This year, D303 will continue implementing Erin’s Law into our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) curriculum. Please click HERE for a letter regarding Erin’s law from your Principal.

D303 Kick-a-Thon Coin Drop

Every school year our students and staff find multiple ways to "give back" to our community and help others. It's part of being an Anderson Fox! We care about others and we do what we can to help show kindness. One such opportunity is the D303 Kick-a-Thon. Before the North Vs. East Varsity Football Game, our community joins together to help support multiple local organizations that help families battling cancer.

We will be collecting coins at school to add to the total dollars donated by all the St. Charles Schools.

Let the coins start flowing! Your child can bring coins to add to our donation bucket in the front office. Each day we will weigh the bucket on our live Zoom Call Morning Announcements to track our progress. (Paper money helps too) :) Donations will be accepted starting 9/21 through 10/5.

Every child will be able to sign a large banner that will be displayed at the event on Oct. 8th. This fun community-wide event has given over a million dollars to the Living Well Cancer Resource Center, Fox Valley Food for Health, and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Check your couch cushions, junk drawers, and old coat pockets!

Thanks for modeling generosity and kindness to our students.

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Walk (or Bike) To School Day - Oct. 6th

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record-breaking participation – each October. On Wednesday, October 6th, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

At Anderson we have a few different ways kids can participate in this fun and healthy event.

1. Kids can still ride the bus or get dropped off at school just like a normal day. We will have a short "track" set up for them to walk around our playground area before entering the school. We will have staff supervising and music playing!

2. Kids can walk/bike to school only if there is a safe passage. We do not want kids riding bikes or walking on streets that are not designed for foot traffic. We always encourage parents to walk along with them.

From the Anderson PTO

Chipotle Dine Out Fundraiser

Guac on! Dine out on some delicious Chipotle Tuesday, October 5th anytime between 4:00-8:00 and our school earns 33% back. Show this flyer when ordering. NEW order online for pickup. This flyer gives you instructions. The code for our fundraiser is: LPKZ4TT

348 Randall Rd

South Elgin

Trunk or Treat Planning Meeting

We will be having a meeting to start planning our Spooktacular Trunk or Treat Event on Tuesday, October 5th at 3:00 in the Anderson Gym. We will meet up on the stage. Anyone coming to the meeting must check in at the office and wear a mask while inside the school building. If you would like to help with the event but cannot make it to the meeting please email Lisa at: so you can be added to the committee email list.

Mark your calendars! The event will take place Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00-3:00.

Anderson Spirit Wear

Show your school spirit! Order your Anderson spirit wear at the link below. All orders will be placed online again this year. The store will be open throughout the school year. Items will ship directly to your home. Questions? Contact Lisa at:


Come Join Girl Scouts!

Make friends, test your strengths, explore new possibilities!

Girl Scouts offers the best leadership development experience for girls in the world—one that is designed with, by, and for girls!

Click Here for the flyer!

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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.

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.