Anderson Weekly News 9/6/19

The Sky's the Limit!

Dates To Remember


  • Tue. Sept. 10th Picture Day!
  • Thu. Sept. 12th Family Game Night 6:30 - 8:00 PM. (Gym and Cafeteria)
  • Tue. Sept. 17th Picture Re-Take Day.
  • Fri. Sept. 27th Movie Night! 6:30-8:00 PM.


  • Thu. Oct. 3rd Butterbraid Order Pick Up. 3-5PM
  • Thu. Oct. 3rd PTO Meeting 6-7PM (LRC)
  • Fri. Oct. 4th Kick A Thon (St. Charles East High School)
  • Thu. Oct. 10th First Day of After School Clubs. (Info coming soon)

After School Clubs coming soon!

We will be running after school clubs similar to how we organized it all last school year. We will have a fall round and a spring round of clubs. Clubs meet after school on Thursdays for 7 weeks. On Monday (9/9/19)we will send an email to all families with the details regarding after school clubs. The email will include a link to a Google Form where you can sign up your student for clubs and rank your preference for each specific club. Pending enrollment, the clubs this year will be:

Art Club, Sports Club, STREAM Club, Games Club, Nature Club, and Community Service Club!

5th Grade Choir Registration:

Attention 5th Grade Families! Does your child like to sing? This year 5th grade choir will be held at Anderson School on Monday mornings, beginning September 16, at 7:20 in the morning. All 5th grade students may join! There are no auditions and the only cost is for a t-shirt, as well as pizza dinner at the choir festival. Please click on the doc below for more details and a link to register your child. You may email Mrs. Hammons with any questions you may have:

Picture Day!

Calling all parents! Start licking your fingers and smashing down your kid's hair! Picture Day is next Tuesday! September 10th. Last week you received a full packet in your child's backpack, this week you will get a paper reminder.

Cross Roads Clubs after School

CrossRoads Kids Club will be running a program at Anderson School Tuesday Afternoons starting early October. For more information about this free club, click on the document below. You can also check out the CrossRoads flyer that will be sent home this week in your child’s backpack. Many kids and families loved this program last year. Check it out to see if it's a good option for your child.

SAEBRS Universal Screening Tool

Click here to read a letter from the D303 Assessment Department regarding SAEBRS, a Universal Screening Tool used to help our team support students.

News From the Anderson PTO

Family Game Night

Thursday, September 12th. Join us for our first PTO event of the school year. Games will be provided. You bring the fun! Popcorn and water will be available for purchase for 50¢ each. Click here for the information flyer about this event. Click here to sign up to help with the event.

Butter Braid Fundraiser

One more week for Butter Braid sales! Our school earns 40% of each Butter Braid sold. Last year we were able to raise over $2,000 toward our fundraising goal. We appreciate your support!

Dates to remember:

Friday, September 13th-Order Forms Due

Thursday, October 3rd-Butter Braid Pick Up 3-5pm

More Way to Raise!

We’re very excited to share that our school is part of the Coca-Cola Give program and Amazon Smiles. What is exciting about these two programs is that there is NO out of pocket cost to you! We simply ask that you enter your Coca-Cola product codes at: and our school will receive a donation. Want to learn more about the program, please check it out at

Like to shop on Amazon? 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. While you are sipping on your Coca-Cola product and shopping at Amazon, please consider participating in these two great programs.


Box Tops Are Going Digital!

Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and send them to school. Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label. To submit follow the directions found here. Our school is listed at “Anderson Little Woods” in the App.

Community Events

D303 Parent University

Dear District 303 families,

Parent University programming in St. Charles District 303 continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our families.

During the 2018-2019 school year, District 303 created a Parent University committee made up of parents with children at all grade levels, teachers, school administrators, and district administrators. This dedicated group of individuals reviewed previous programming content, attendance, and delivery models. They created a parent survey used in the spring of 2019 to assist us in gauging the needs of our families. Based on those two resources, the programming you will find for the 2019-2020 school year offers programs you can access by coming to the District as well as from the comfort of your own home.

Our first program is showing of the documentary LIKE, from the producers of the movie ANGST, which we showed last year. Many parents have asked us to bring them programming that addresses our society’s addiction to social media, and the impact it is having on our children. Please join us, and bring your children, on September 23 at the Norris Recreation Center to view this powerful movie. Sign up here to RSVP.

As a follow-up to LIKE, we are bringing in national digital citizenship speaker Josh Ochs in October. He will be spending time in both middle and high schools talking with students about their digital footprint. During his time with parents on October 30, Josh will show parents how to protect their children on 40+ apps. All District 303 parents will have access to Josh’s own Parent University resources for the next year. Spanish translators will be available for this program.

What is Project Lead the Way and how is it part of the District 303 curriculum? In November, when it’s starting to get cold outside, make some popcorn and relax at home while watching this video we have created about PLTW from kindergarten through high school.

Last year, District 303 hosted a book study with Mindful Parenting by Kristen Race, Ph.D. Because of the success, and requests for more book studies, we are offering a book study group using The Whole Brain Child by Dr. Dan Siegel. Join us for three sessions in February and March during both morning and evening times.

In March, the District is working in partnership with Wake Up Call to bring you a three-part drug and alcohol prevention presentation, including a life size teen bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. Spanish translators will be available for this program.

To read more about these programs and to register to attend, please visit the Parent University page on the District website.

Get your Volleyball On!

Check out this great opportunity for your kids to learn, improve, and have fun playing volleyball. Includes Pizza and a T-Shirt! Yes, scholarships are available! Families in need of assistance can contact me by email or phone/text: or 847-804-5065. Open the document below for more details.

Volleyball Clinic at St. Charles East High School

Check out the flyer linked below to learn about another awesome volleyball opportunity for your kids. (Boys and Girls in grades 2nd - 8th on Sept. 29th.


Join the Northern Illinois University community for this FREE EVENT of STEM Fest at the NIU Convention Center on Saturday October 19th. There will be presenters, activities, demonstrations, and games all related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Click on the link to learn more!