Anderson Weekly News! 2/7/22

Including Important Message from Mr. Jarot

Dear Anderson Families,

Based on the events of the last few days, our district and school have had to implement several changes to our daily processes and procedures. During the emergency day, our school staff planned for a return to school that provides for our students and families to feel safe and comfortable.

As a result of the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued on Friday, we want to outline what families can expect when students arrive at school tomorrow.

As always...Your child will be greeted by a friendly, kind, and caring Principal, Teacher, and Support Staff. Your child's hard work will be celebrated, their learning will be prioritized, and we will continue to focus on building their joy of belonging at Anderson School!

  • District 303 is recommending, but not requiring mask usage for all students and staff members

  • Masks are required on any school-based transportation, including all school buses, due to a Federal Order

  • All other mitigation strategies will continue such as:

    • three feet social distancing in classrooms

    • six feet social distancing when eating

    • appropriate hand hygiene

    • cleaning and disinfecting surfaces

    • enhanced ventilation systems

  • Per the Kane County Health Department, students and staff who are experiencing COVID symptoms or test positive will still be excluded from school.

  • Due to the TRO, District 303 will not be contact tracing or excluding close contacts.

  • Students or staff who are currently excluded due to being a close contact may choose to return to school effective Tuesday, February 8th.

  • SHIELD Testing will continue to be available for those who choose to participate.

  • As always, if your child is ill, please make sure to keep them home.

People of all ages benefit from predictability and routine. In times like these, it can feel difficult to find; however, there are some ways we can provide this for our students and schools. Based on the current court order, it is certain some students will come to school with masks while others will not. Students may be naturally curious about these differences and have questions. Please take this opportunity to talk to your children about ways in which we can all promote kindness, respect, and empathy for everyone in our school environment.

All members of our school community are committed to providing our students with positive learning experiences in an environment that promotes a sense of belonging. We appreciate your trust, patience, and understanding as we continue to navigate through this together.

As you know, our theme for the year is "Welcome Home". Home is a place you feel safe, a place you can be yourself, a place you are respected and supported. That is who we are, that is how we will engage with all our students as they come back to school. "Welcome Home"


Mr. Jarot


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Dates to Remember


  • Wed. Feb 16th: Little Caesar Pizza Kit Fundraiser: Final Orders Due
  • Mon. Feb 21st: Presidents Day - No School
  • Wed. Feb 23rd: Early Release Day: Dismissal at 2:10 PM
  • Fri. Feb 25th: Virtual BINGO Night 6:30


  • Fri. Mar 4th: No School, Teacher Institute Day
  • Fri. Mar 4th: Panera South Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser 6:00 AM- 9:00 PM
  • Wed. Mar 23rd: Early Release Day: Dismissal at 2:10 PM

Friendly Reminders from the School Office

Please remember to call the school office (331) 228-3300 if your child is not going to be at school. If you end up needing to leave a message, please indicate the reason for the absence.

If they are out sick, we do need to know their symptoms.

Students can be dropped off at 7:45. The Tardy bell rings and the front door is locked at 8:00.

If you arrive after 8:00 AM, please park and come into the school to sign your student in.

Afternoon Pick up it at 3:00 PM.

Tell your neighbors about Kindergarten Registration! See notes below! We can't wait to meet our new Anderson Foxes!

If the temperature (Including windchill) is above Zero Degrees, we have outside recess. Please make sure your kids have a hat, gloves, and a warm coat. If your child wants to play in the snow at recess, they need to have snow pants and snow boots. If your family needs winter clothing for your kids, please email Mr. Jarot. We are happy to help.

Love is in the Air - Happy Valentines Day!

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 11th. Each class will have a celebration near the end of the day with their classmates. Students may bring in Valentines to share with the class. Valentines can be accompanied with a small trinket or goodie bag. All Valentines' cards will be sent home with your child. Candy may be passed out and sent home, but will not be eaten at the party. Look for more information from your child’s classroom teacher in their weekly newsletters.

Your feedback helps us celebrate and improve!

Every year, District 303 conducts a satisfaction survey eliciting feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. This year, as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), we will now be participating in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent or guardian, this survey will provide you with the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness about your child’s school.

We need at least 20% of our families to take this survey. You know Mr. Jarot will be overly friendly and persistent until we meet our goal. :)

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your suggestions for improvement. To take the parent survey please visit and select the appropriate survey. Click HERE for a more detailed letter.

Calling all future Kindergarten Students! Enrollment Starts Soon!

Click on the flyer linked below to get all the details about Kindergarten Registration.

Please forward this to any neighbors who have preschool-aged children.

We can't wait to meet our new students.

From the Anderson PTO


Our board members are planning a Virtual Bingo Night on Friday, February 25th. We need help at school the night of the event to make this event a success for our families! Please see the list below for what we need help with. IF WE DO NOT GET ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS TO HELP AT THE EVENT BY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9th WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CANCEL THIS EVENT. Please consider giving a few hours of your time to help put a smile on our kids’ faces. Happy to help? Contact us at:

Help we need the night of the event:

  • Monitor computer screens during the game to help identify winners. (3 people)

  • Assist Bingo caller in checking cards. (1 person)

  • Write down names of winners. (2 people)

  • Label and organize prizes for winners (3 people)

Greater St. Charles Foundation Raffle Basket Donations Needed!

Each year the Greater St. Charles Education Foundation hosts a Silent Auction to help raise funds to support important needs of teachers and students of D303, through grants and scholarships. Each year our PTO contributes a basket to be auctioned off that is valued at $150-$300. Last year our community came together and very generously donated to our basket. Our school’s basket was one of the top prizes! This year our theme is Handyman. If you are willing to help donate an item, please click on the link to sign up. All items should be brought to the Anderson School Office by Friday, February 18th. Thanks for your help in supporting our Foundation.

Little Caesar Pizza Kit Fundraiser

This is the last week to buy Pizza Kits! We have raise over $660 for our school! Chances are if you’ve already bought a Pizza Kit, it’s been made, baked and eaten! So, order more now before time runs out! Pizza Kits are great to have on hand during the holiday season. Everyone appreciates the convenience of a delicious meal that your family will love. Buy your favorites today and re-send the link to your family and friends who may have forgotten to order! Thank you for your help and support!

To get started follow this link to create your very own Seller page.

Time to Order Your Yearbook!

Anderson School Yearbooks are on sale now! Online yearbook sales only! Ordering ends: Thursday, March 11th. Softcover color yearbooks are $15 each. To order your yearbook visit: and enter code: 64012B.

D303 Parent University

Click here to (or the link below) view the upcoming events and information for all things... D303 Parent University!