Anderson School News 10/25/21

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Dates to Remember


  • Wed Oct 27th Early Release 2:10 PM
  • Fri Oct. 29th Costume Parade 2:00-2:20 (See details below)
  • Fri Oct. 29th Classroom Parties 2:20-2:50


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

Anderson Trunk or Treat was a "Monster" Success! :)

Click on the photo below to view all of the pictures from the event.

And the winner is...

See below to find out who won the Trunk or Treat decoration competition. In the end, we are all winners because our kids had a great time and we all got to celebrate being a member of the "Anderson Family".

(Note: Not the Adams Family... That's a spooky misunderstood family from Hollywood).

Big picture

Costume Parade and Classroom Party Info


On Friday, Oct. 29th, (2:00-2:20 PM) Anderson will have a Costume Parade to celebrate all things fall and fun! If your child wants to wear a costume in our parade, they are welcome to bring a simple costume to school. Their teacher will give them time before the parade begins to change into the costume. Please keep all costumes simple enough that your child can put them on themselves. (Please no violent-themed costumes. No Blood/Guts... Remember we have younger students)

Parents/guardians, Grandparents are welcome to come to view the parade. The parade route will make its way outside to the back of the school. We will have cones set up marking the route. Please practice social distancing when gathering to view the parade.


Each classroom will celebrate all the hard work they have done since the start of school by having a party on Friday, Oct. 29th. (Approx: 2:20-2:50 PM). Each grade level and teacher may need parents helpers to plan, host, or simply help in the classroom for the party. See info from your child's teacher regarding their plans for the class party. We highly recommend that all students take their "normal" transportation home. This keeps our dismissal process smooth and safe for all kids.

Due to COVID-19 Mitigations, we ask that all Haloween Parties not include any food treats.


  • All volunteers entering the school building will need to present proof of a COVID Vaccination or a negative COVID test from the past 72 hours.
  • Also, just a reminder, that all volunteers also need to bring a current driver's license or state ID in order to comply with the D303 Security Check before they enter the building.
  • Each volunteer needs to also fill out a D303 Volunteer Waiver Form.

Picture Retakes are Wednesday Nov. 3rd


Click Here to Fill Out the Survey

Dear Parents & Guardians,
As the recipient of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Funds, we are required to conduct an annual needs assessment. The feedback you provide in this assessment is so valuable! It helps us to determine what resources and professional learning activities we should provide to our staff and students using the funds provided through the IDEA grant. Your responses to this survey are anonymous. The data will be reviewed by District administration along with the D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SE-PAC), to support program development across levels. If you have multiple children receiving special education support, we ask that you complete a survey for each child. If you would like to speak to a member of our leadership team about your feedback, please feel free to contact Patti Palagi at

Thank you for your time!
Department of Instructional Interventions

CogAT Testing for all 3rd and 5th Grade Students.

Between November 8 and November 19, 2021, all 3rd and 5th graders will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). The test consists of three short sections, 90 minutes of total test time, broken into nine 10-minute tests. We will have a more specific schedule of days and times for your child once we finalize the schedule. (Stay tuned!)

The CogAT is not an achievement test. Instead, it measures a student’s verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning abilities which can facilitate their learning and problem-solving. The scores may be used to adapt instruction and programs to the needs and abilities of students.

Click HERE to read the full letter from the D303 Assessment Dept. regarding the upcoming CogAT assessment for all 3rd and 5th-grade students.

From the Anderson PTO

And the winner is.......

Thank you to everyone that attended our Trunk or Treat event! It was a big success! A HUGE thanks to all the families who participated by decorating a trunk. The creativity of all participants was amazing! It was so great to see families together again. The smiles on kids faces was the best part of the day!

And now the moment you have been waiting for... The winners of the trunk decorating competition are:

1st Place: The Galloway Family- Unicorn Trunk

2nd Place: The Hadley Family- The Incredible Cluck (Half Man Half Chicken) Trunk

3rd Place: The Kasperski Family- Jurassic Park Trunk

Each family will receive a certificate as well as an Amazon gift card. Again thanks to everyone that participated, donated to the event, and helped the day of the event. We look forward to hosting the event again next year!

Monthly PTO Meeting

Join us for our monthly PTO meeting, Thursday, November 4th at 7:00 pm in the Anderson LRC. Since we are meeting inside this month masks should be worn at all times. All are welcome to attend! This is your chance to hear all about what is happening in our school and share your ideas and thoughts.

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: