Anderson School News! 11/10/20

Digging "IN"to Learning!

Dates to Remember

  • Wed. Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Virtual Assembly
  • Fri. Nov. 13 - End of 1st Trimester
  • Fri. Nov 20- Corner Bakery Geneva PTO Dine Out Fundraiser 7:30 am- 7:30 pm
  • Mon. Nov. 23 thru Fri. Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Fri. Nov. 27 Buona Beef St. Charles PTO Dine Out Fundraiser 10:30 am- 11:00 pm
  • Mon. Nov. 30 - School Resumes
  • Wed. Dec. 2 - HAC Opens
  • Thu. Dec. 3 - PTO Zoom Meeting 7:00pm
  • Mon. Dec. 21 thru Fri. Jan. 1st Winter Break - No School
  • Mon. Jan. 4 - Teachers Work Day - No School for Students
  • Tues. Jan. 5 - School resumes

Big Hearts of Fox Valley Holiday Toy Drive

Join us in helping those in need this holiday season. Big Hearts of Fox Valley is an organization that helps bring a smile to families in our school district. If you are interested in helping with the drive please send in UNWRAPPED NEW TOYS for girls or boys ages infant- 16. There is a collection box set up by the main office. The toy drive end THIS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13th! See the flyer below for gift ideas and more details. Thanks for helping to support this cause!
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The votes have all been counted!

This year, Anderson Elementary students had the opportunity to participate in a mock election! Students voted to select a fictional character for president, and our in-person students also voted on two school referendums. Voting took place last week on November 2nd and the results are linked below. Click on the link to see who won the Anderson Elementary Election.

CogAT Test for all 3rd and 5th Grade Students

Between November 9 and November 20, 2020, 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.

The CogAT is not an achievement test. Instead, it measures a student’s verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning abilities which can facilitate learning and problem-solving.

Click here for more information.

Let's Honor our Veterans!

Wear Red White and Blue on Nov. 11th

We are looking forward to celebrating Veterans Day at Anderson School on Nov. 11th. As always, your child will learn more about veterans and have the opportunity to thank and honor the veterans in our community.

All of our students will be able to view a recorded virtual assembly that a team of our staff members is putting together. It will include an interview of Mr. Jarot talking with one of his older brothers who has been serving in the USMC for almost 20 years. Our Anderson Orchestra will be playing "America the Beautiful", and our students will be able to show their thanks and appreciation through a variety of activities.

The video link will be sent to all families Wednesday afternoon. Your students will get the first viewing during the day. :)

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From the Anderson PTO

Shop with Scrip Gift Cards

Ordering gift cards for the holidays?

Experience the right way to fundraise

Gift card fundraising is the best way to raise money for our organization. Buy gift cards from your favorite brands to earn on your daily purchases. It's never been easier to create opportunities for what matters most to you. No extra money spent. No extra time wasted.

How it works:

· Buy gift cards at face value

· Earn up to 20% on every gift card you buy

· Use gift cards at full value for your everyday purchases

Get started

Create an account on the RaiseRight app or at using our organization’s enrollment code: FC33422962229

Seamlessly check out by securely paying online with a linked bank account or credit card.

Click here for overview of the program. Click here for directions on how to use the app. Click here to learn about ThanksScriping Day Nov 19 & 20. Where you can bonuses on gift card. You can purchase both eGift cards and physical gift cards that can be mailed to you.

Smile Amazon

Doing some holiday shopping on Amazon? Don't forget you can support Anderson Elementary by going to AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know with the same products, prices and services except they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase to the school.

Anderson Spirit Wear

NEW THIS YEAR! Our spirit wear store will remain open the entire school year! Order online and it will ship directly to your home! Perfect idea for your holiday shopping!

Show your school spirit! Order your Anderson spirit wear at the link below. All orders will be placed online this year. Questions? Contact Lisa at:


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