Anderson Weekly News! 11/1/22

What's Your Superpower? - Gratitude!

Dates to Remember


  • Thur. Nov. 3rd PTO Meeting 7:00PM
  • Mon. Nov. 7th NO SCHOOL (School Improvement Day)
  • Tues. Nov 8th NO SCHOOL (Election Day)
  • Tues. Nov. 8th PTO Dine out Fundraiser at Mod Pizza in Elgin
  • Fri. Nov. 11th Veterans Day Assembly (See below for more info)
  • Wed. Nov. 16th Report Cards Available on HAC
  • Mon. Nov. 21st - Nov 27th - No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • Wed. Nov. 30th PTO Dine out Fundraiser at The Burger Joint Geneva


  • Thurs. Dec. 1st PTO Meeting
  • Tues. Dec. 6th Picture Retakes
  • Wed. Dec. 7th Orchestra Concert 6:00 PM
  • Thurs. Dec. 15th PTO Dine Out Fundraiser at Portillo's - Elgin
  • Fri Dec. 16th PTO Movie Night 6:00 PM
  • Mon. Dec. 19th 5th Grade Band Concert 7:00 PM
  • Wed. Dec. 21st. Holiday Classroom Parties (2:20 - 2:55 PM)
  • Thurs. Dec. 22nd - January 9th Winter Break

From the Nurses Office

Note from the Nurses:

There has been an increase of RSV in the community. According to the CDC, respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in children younger than 1 year of age in the United States.People infected with RSV usually show symptoms within 4 to 6 days after getting infected. Symptoms of RSV infection usually include

  • Runny nose

  • Decrease in appetite

  • Coughing

  • Sneezing

  • Fever

  • Wheezing

These symptoms usually appear in stages and not all at once. In very young infants with RSV, the only symptoms may be irritability, decreased activity, and breathing difficulties.

According to CUSD 303 absence guidelines, students must be 24 hours fever free prior to returning back to school. A fever is a temperature of 100. Students with a persistent, productive cough must remain home as well. Masking remains optional for all students.

There are steps you can take to help prevent the spread of RSV. Specifically, if you have cold-like symptoms you should

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper shirt sleeve, not your hands

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Avoid close contact, such as kissing, shaking hands, and sharing cups and eating utensils, with others

  • Clean frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs and mobile devices

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3rd and 5th Grade CogAT Testing coming soon.

Hello, 3rd and 5th Grade Families,

Please read this attached letter from the D303 Assessment Office to learn more about the CogAT test that is administered to all 3rd and 5th Grade Students in D303. The testing days at Anderson are 11/10, 11/14, and 11/15.

Thanks for encouraging your student to do their best!

Monthly PTO Meeting

Join us for our monthly PTO meeting, Thursday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Anderson LRC. 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.

Toilet Paper and Paper Towel Tubes Needed

Mrs. Hernandes, our Empower Teacher, is in need of toilet paper and paper towel tubes. Send them to school with your child or drop them off in the office anytime. Thanks! I can't wait to see what our Anderson engineers build.

Friendly Reminders from the School Office

Anderson families - We love to see students show up prepared and ready for the day each morning.

Due to the number of tardies we are having most mornings at Anderson, we want to remind our Anderson families how important it is to have the students at school on time and ready for learning. Students lose valuable instruction time at the very beginning of the day and it can be disruptive to have so many students arriving late. Thank you so much for your help in getting the students to school in the mornings on time.

Please make sure you call our attendance phone line at (331) 228-3300 if your child will be absent or late. All absences and reasons for absence are needed to be recorded, and your help in getting us this information is appreciated.

We would love to honor the Veterans in your family

Anderson will be observing Veterans Day on Friday, November 11th. We invite our veterans to come to Anderson at 8:30 am to enjoy a school assembly and a small reception afterward with their families. We need your help! We would love to invite as many veterans as we can. Please complete this FORM if you have a veteran family member who can attend. We look forward to honoring their service.

Please fill out one form for each veteran attending. You can also call the main office at (331) 228-3300 to RSVP.

We know that not all the veterans in your family are able to attend our assembly. We would still like to give your child an opportunity to share about and honor the veterans they know. Please click HERE, print, and fill out the "Anderson Veteran of Honor" sheet. We will be proudly displaying these in our hallway and showcasing them at our assembly.

(Don't have a printer... no worries... we will be sending home copies with each student)


Big Hearts of Fox Valley Holiday Toy Drive Runs from October 10th thru November 7th.

Anderson School has received many donations from our great Anderson families, and this is the last week to bring toys for the toy drive.

Continue to bring in new and unwrapped toys to help D303 families in need.

You can drop off toys during school hours.

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Listen Learn Return - Electronic Survey

District 303 is using ThoughtExchange to gather anonymous feedback about District 303.

Each survey, or exchange, will focus on a single question, be distributed one at a time, and be open for one week before we launch the next exchange. The timeline is as follows:

  • Exchange 1: Challenges | October 24-31
  • Exchange 2: Growth | October 31 - November 7
  • Exchange 3: Pride | November 7-14

You can find more information about ThoughtExchange by clicking the link.

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Community Events:

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Local Girl Scout Troops 206 , 1963 and 704

If your daughter is interested in Girl Scouts,

Kindergartners - Daisy Troop 206 contact Julie Ford at (630)217-9924

2nd graders Troop 1963 contact Dipal Patel at

Michelle Garnero Troop 704 at

Adult Learning Classes

Interested in Learning English, GED Prep, or Citizenship? Click Below.