Anderson Weekly News! 12/5/22
What's Your Superpower? - Gratitude!
Dates to Remember
- Mon-Fri Dec. 5th-9th iReady Winter Diagnostic (Reding then Math)
- Tues. Dec. 6th Picture Retakes
- Wed. Dec. 7th Winter Orchestra Concert 6:00 PM
- Thurs. Dec 8th Anderson PTO paint party
- Wed. Dec 14th Tekakwitha Woods Walk during PE classes
- 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
- Mon Jan. 9th - School Resumes
- Wed. Jan. 25th Early Release Day (Dismissal is at 2:10 on early release)
- Fri. Jan 27th PTO Bingo Night
If your student wasn't photographed on picture day or they want to retake their picture, they will have the opportunity for a retake on December 6th. If you ordered a package and want to have a retake, please send the original picture package with your child to school on the 6th.
Inter-state Studio has made it easy to order online. See the flyer for detailed information and the order code for online orders.
PTO PAINTING PARTY 12/8 STILL TIME TO SIGN UP!
To sign up click the links below:
Adult's party sign up: https://www.pinots:palette.com/stcharles/event/647997
Kids party Sign up: https://www.pinotspalette.com/stcharles/event/656177
Cost: $35 per kit for both options
Price covers all supplies needed to create your very own holiday painting. Please type VIRTUAL in the seating request field if you want to pick up your kit and paint it later via Zoom. A portion of all proceeds benefits Anderson Elementary PTO
Questions? contact Edna at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Weather reminder
Winter weather is upon us. Students will have outdoor recess unless it's below zero, and students should have the appropriate gear for outdoor recess; winter coat, hats, gloves (and snow pants and boots when appropriate if they want to be on the non-blacktop area).
Additionally, it is helpful to have kids' coats, snow pants, and other items (such as water bottles) labeled as it will be easily identified if it ends up in the lost and found.
A December of Generosity (It's our Superpower!)
We learned about Veterans during our assembly last month, now we want to practice generosity. Our Anderson Student Council recognized a wayour students can be generous towards Homeless Veterans in our area. Each grade level is asked to donate a specific item that will be delivered to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton, IL. I can’t wait to see how much we can help others. Generosity is one of our Superpowers! See the list below and ask your child if they would like to be generous and help others in need.
5th Grade: Laundry Pods (Soap)
4th Grade: Garbage Bags (Any size)
3rd Grade: Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
2nd Grade: Quart-Sized Ziplock Bags
1st. Grade: Cleaning Supplies (towels, sponges, scrubbers)
Kindergarten: Reusable Bags (New)
Amazon Smile for Holiday Shopping
Portillo's Dine Out Fundraiser
Dine out at Portillo's in Elgin Thursday, December 15th from 5:00-8:00 PM. Click here for the informational flyer. 20% of sales will benefit your organization. Order online or in app for pickup using code before checkout in the "Apply Offer" field or show this flyer or a digital version to cashier when ordering at the restaurant. Valid on drive thru, pickup, curbside, and in restaurant orders.
Holiday Movie Night
We could also use some help at the event and some donations are needed. Use the link below to sign up to help.
REMINDERS FOR Band and Orchestra Families
Reminders about some practice changes for the upcoming concert are listed below.
Tuesday 12/6- Combined 5th Grade Anderson/Richmond before school orchestra at Anderson,
Wednesday 12/7- No before school orchestra
Anderson 4th Orchestra will practice at Richmond Intermediate before school this day. A bus will bring students to Anderson after rehearsal.
Thursday 12/8- No before school orchestra.
The week of 12/12-12/21- There will be any before school orchestra practices. (There may be some optional caroling rehearsals for 4th and 5th grade students, but that is TBD)
After winter break the rehearsal schedule goes back to normal.
Friday, Dec. 16th - Band practice is at Thompson Middle School. Students will rehearse before school and then return to their home schools by bus.
Monday Dec 19th - Band Concert 7:00 pm at Thompson Middle School
Students arrive at 6:40PM. Concert Begins at 7:00PM. Students should wear dress clothes. Students will need to bring instruments, Band books, and extra supplies like reeds and valve oil.
A note about Bus Transporation
We realize late buses can be frustrating and can impact working parents and parents who have appointments, etc. and we communicate concerns to the transportation department that parents bring to our attention.
When buses are running late, transportation will notify parents of the delay via email.
Thank you for your patience in this matter.
As a side note, CUSD303 is hiring bus drivers. See the flyer below for more information
Is your Contact Information Up to Date?
As we inch closer to December, please remember to make sure the contact information you’ve provided the District is up-to-date. We want to ensure you’re getting timely alerts on inclement weather operations and other important notifications. Please take a moment to do the following:
View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages
District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.
To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:
- From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
- Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
- To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the SMS/text message field
- Select the “save” button