Anderson Weekly News 11/18/19

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Dates To Remember


  • Thu. Nov 21st Last Session of Thursday After School Clubs
  • Mon. Nov. 25th thru Fri. Nov 29th No School- Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Mon. Nov 25th Parent-Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Tues. Nov 26th Parent-Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM to 12 Noon


  • Tues. Dec. 3rd Lou Malnati's PTO Dine Out Fundraiser 4:00 PM -10:00 PM
  • Thurs. Dec. 5th PTO Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM Anderson LRC
  • Fri. Dec. 13th PTO Movie Night 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Tues. Dec. 16th Band Concert at St. Charles North High School 6:30 PM
  • Wed. Dec. 18th Houlihan's PTO Dine Out Fundraiser
  • Fri. Dec. 20th Classroom Holiday Parties
  • Mon. Dec. 23rd thru Fri. Jan. 3rd Winter Break
  • Mon. Jan. 6th Teachers Institute Day -NO SCHOOL
  • Tues. Jan. 7th School Resumes

Our Kids care about Helping Others! Action Needed!

Dear Anderson families,

Our after school Community Service club has organized a canned food and non-perishable food drive. We are collecting this food to donate to the Northern Illinois Foodbank. We will be collecting from Monday, November 18th through Friday, November 22nd. Each class will have its own box labeled in the hallway near the front office. Please drop off your donations there. The class with the most donations will win an ice cream party. Thank you for your help!

Reading Room Volunteers

Do you have 10 fingers, two eyes and a love for helping others?! Well, then we have a great volunteer project for you! The Reading Specialists are looking for a few parents who would be willing to make copies of lesson plans and stick labels on folders. This work will be a huge help to all teachers! If you are interested, please email Meaghan Schmidt at Thank you!

Meaghan Schmidt & Kim Ripperger

Reading Specialists

Don't forget to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences!

If you haven't signed up for your child's Parent-Teacher Conference yet, you still have time before you lose your "Parent of the Year Award". :) We make it a goal to meet with every student's parent/guardian. If you forget, you may get a friendly reminder email or call directly from your child's teacher.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 25th from 8 AM to 8 PM and Tuesday, November 26th from 8 AM to 12 Noon

Conference Sign-up closes on Friday, November 22nd at Midnight.

To schedule your student's conference, go to HAC, click School Links, Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler.

Every family needs to sign up to meet with their student's teacher. It is very important to make sure you connect and stay engaged with the learning that is happening.

Click below for additional step by step Instructions.

If you feel you need to have an additional conference with your student's P.E. teacher, Art teacher or Music teacher, please email them directly at:




Report Cards

Report cards will be available on Wednesday, November 13th through Home Access Center (HAC). Click HERE to direct you to HAC log in. Paper copies of report cards will not be sent home.


Like most districts around us, we are in need of bus drivers. We have had open positions since the start of the year and the number of vacancies is growing. Click here for more information.

Attention Band Families

Dear Band Families,

With the upcoming winter concert, band students will have a dress rehearsal. The dress rehearsal will provide a very important opportunity for band students from Anderson, Bell-Graham, Lincoln, and Wasco a chance to practice together before our concert.

Please check your email, your student's band binder, or click here for all the details on the dress rehearsal and other important information regarding rehearsal days and times.

Contact Ms. Rice if you have any questions or concerns.


News From the Anderson PTO

Shop with Scrip for the Holiday

The Gift that Gives back! Are you buying gift cards this holiday season? Instead of battling the cold and long lines at the store, consider purchasing your gift cards through our fundraiser. Purchase a gift card at face value and our organization earns a rebate on each purchase. Choose from over 750 brands. For a complete list of gift cards available visit or click here! Simply fill out the attached order form and send back to school by Thursday, December 5th. Look for paper copies of this order form in your child's folder this week. Gift cards will be available for pick up at our movie night on Friday, December 13th. Any questions? Contact Vickie at:

BINGO Night Thanks!

Thanks to all that came to play BINGO night Friday night! We had an amazing turn out this year! Thanks to everyone's support we were able to raise over $800 to help support our school! A special thanks goes out to Kristie Domain and her helpers Brittany and Sam for all of their hard work to make this night such a success.

Yearbook Photos Needed

Attention Parents and Teachers: please help make our yearbook great by sending your beginning of the year photos to: Please include the grade and teacher. Thank you!

Community Events

Salvation Army Toys for Kids Collection

The Salvation Army’s annual Jim Wheeler Toys for Kids program is once again in full swing. This program, which collects and distributes toys for the needy boys and girls of the Tri-City area, is celebrating its 36th year. The program has been named in honor of the late Jim Wheeler who was the creator and driver behind this effort.

Once again, we are asking for your support of this program for children at Christmas time. We are looking for new unwrapped toys and games and also will be accepting monetary contributions and gift cards to help make this Christmas a very special one. Click below for the flyer.