Anderson School News 12/6/21

"Welcome Home"

Dates to Remember


  • Mon-Thur 6th-9th iReady Winter Diagnostic Reading and Math
  • Tue. Dec. 7th - Lou Malnati's PTO Dine Out Fundraiser
  • Wed. Dec. 8th - Beginning Orchestra Concert 5:30 PM (North High School)
  • Wed. Dec. 8th - Advanced Orchestra Concert 7:30 PM (North High School)
  • Thu. Dec. 16th - 5th Grade Band Concert.
  • Fri. Dec. 17th Last Day of School Before Winter Break


  • Tue. Jan. 4th School Resumes for Students!
  • Thu. Jan. 6th PTO Meeting 7-8 PM
  • Mon. Jan 17th - MLK Jr Day (No School)
  • Tue. Jan 18th - School Improvement Day - No School for Students

Anderson Winter Orchestra Concert

When: December 8th

Where: St. Charles North High School Auditorium, Enter through Door #11 - Students follow signs to warm-up room. Families wait in the lobby.


  • Beginner (3rd Grade) Students will need to arrive at 5:00PM Concert starts at 5:30PM
  • Advanced (4th-5th Grade) Students will need to arrive at 7:00PM Concert starts at 7:30PM

Audience Capacity: Maximum is 4 audience members per family (2-3 audience members is preferred). All audience members must wear a face mask.

D303 is looking for Substitute Nurses!

Do you have a friend, neighbor or relative who has a nursing license

and is looking for work?

A D303 substitute nurse has a flexible schedule, an opportunity use their nursing skills

and work in any of our 18 district school buildings.

Many former D303 substitutes have gone on to become district employees.

Please share the following contact information:

Juanita Gryfinski, Dept Chair, D303 Health Services at 331-228-3834 or

Kristen Pozna, District Substitute Coordinator at 331-228-4924 or

Winter iReady Diagnostic This Week!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The second i-Ready diagnostic assessment is scheduled for students to take next week.

At Anderson, we will be taking the diagnostic for Reading and Math from December 6th through the 9th. Our teachers are proactive in helping to make this a positive and motivating opportunity for your child to simply "Show what they know". We certainly encourage all kids to simply do their best!

This is a mid-year check on how students are progressing towards their growth goal. Your school will provide you with more specific days as to when your child will take their assessments. After the diagnostic assessments, your child will receive an update to their lessons assigned under the personalized pathway (MyPath).

What should I know and expect as a parent/guardian?

  • Computer adaptive assessments are designed to determine what standards students know and don’t know yet.

  • Remind your child they will see questions they might not know the answer to and some easier questions. We need to know what they do know and do not know yet. This is expected.

  • The purpose of the i-Ready diagnostic is not to give your child a score or grade, but to determine how to best support their learning.

Thank you for your continued support and for being a partner in your child’s learning. We look forward to sharing information with you throughout the year. If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact me, your principal, or your child’s teachers. You can also learn more about i-Ready by visiting .


David Chiszar

Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability

From the Anderson PTO

Lou Malnati's Dine Out Night

Raise a slice for a good cause! Carry out from Lou Malnati's Elgin or Geneva location on Tuesday, December 7th between 4:00 and 10:00 pm and Lou's will donate 20% back to our school! Make sure you mention the flyer or fundraiser during your phone order. * Includes online and app ordering. Use code: FUNDAEP21

Please note:

  • Must mention fundraiser time of order to ensure credit towards fundraiser.
  • Please check receipt for "fundraiser" item, if you do not see "fundraiser" on your receipt, please see or call a manager.
  • Click here for information flyer.

Anderson PTO and Pinot's Palette of St. Charles Presents: Holiday Painting Party

New this year! In studio, live, painting and prerecorded virtual party options available !

Live in Studio Painting Option

When: Monday, December 13th

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Pinot's Palette

3823 E Main Street, St. Charles

This event will feature two parties! One room will be an adult party painting

“No Place Like Gnome” and the other room will be the kid’s party painting “Cozy Penguin”

Virtual Painting Option

When: anytime after starting Tuesday, December 14th

Where: the comfort of your own home

The in person party will be recorded the night of the event. A zoom link will be emailed to you the day after. If you are busy the night of the party or you would prefer painting in the comfort of your own home this is a great option for you! This would be a great option for a fun activity to complete over Winter Break!

Cost: $35 per kit for both options

(Sorry this information was misprinted in the flyer!)

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

To Register: click the links below

Please make sure you register for the correct painting if you are attending the party in person.

Cozy Penguin

No Place Like Gnome

Questions? Contact Lisa at:

or 630-441-3230

Shop with Scrip for the Holidays

Ordering gift cards for the holidays?

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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

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· 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. You can purchase both eGift cards and physical gift cards that can be mailed to you.

Anderson Spirit Wear

School spirit wear makes the perfect holiday gift! Show your school spirit! Order your Anderson spirit wear at the link below. All orders will be placed online again this year. The store will be open throughout the school year. Items will ship directly to your home. Questions? Contact Lisa at:


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