Welcome Back To School! 2023-2024
Team Anderson is Ready!
Dates to Remember
- Thu, Aug. 10th Kindergarten Open House Supply Drop Off - 3:00-4:30 PM
- Thu, Aug. 10th ACCESS Open House Supply Drop Off - 3:00-4:30 PM
- Thu. Aug. 10th 1st-5th Grade Open House Supply Drop Off - 4:30-6:00 PM
- Thu. Aug. 10th PTO Special Meeting 6:00 PM
- Mon, Aug. 14th First Day of School (7:45-8:00 AM) Arrival Time!
- Wed, Aug. 23rd PTO Family Picnic and Meeting 5:00-6:30
- Wed, Aug. 30. Early Release - Students are dismissed at 2:10 PM
- Mon 4th No School. Labor Day!
- Wed. Sept. 6th Picture Day!
- Wed, Sept. 27th - Early Release - Students are dismissed at 2:10 PM.
Student Open House 1st-5th Grade (Meet your teacher and supply drop off)
Last Name: A-I 4:30-5:00
Last Name: H-Q 5:00-5:30
Last Name: R-Z 5:30-6:00
The parking lot will be full, so please feel free to use the large parking lot across the street at Tekakwitha Woods Forest Preserve. (Please walk with your children as they cross the street)
Hello Kindergarten Families,
We are very excited to welcome you to our Kindergarten Open House. The purpose of this event is to allow you and your child to tour the school, visit their classroom and meet their Teacher. They will get to meet new friends, play at learning centers in the classroom, and listen to a new book. Please bring all of their school supplies to drop off.
To give each family and student as much attention as possible, we would ask that you arrive at the time noted below for your group.
Open House times for Kindergarten Families: (8/10/23)
Last Names: A-M 3:00--3:40 PMLast Names: N-Z 3:45--4:25 PM
School Supply Lists!
For those of you who want to get a jump start on back-to-school shopping, here is a very helpful option.
Target School List Assist! https://www.target.com/c/school-list-assist/-/N-ojfyt
Search 60174: Select Anderson School, your grade level, all items added to your cart, you remove any items you don’t need, and choose to pick up or home delivery…. Done! Thanks Anderson PTO!
If your family needs any support getting the needed supplies, please call our school office or simply email Mr. Jarot (email@example.com) We have extra supplies and are happy to help any family if needed.
Who is my teacher this year?
All active HAC accounts will be able to view your child's assigned teacher on Aug. 4th. At that time, you will be able to view your child’s classroom assignment and teacher, by following the included steps:
- Go to the district website at www.d303.org and click Parent Login near the upper-right corner. On a mobile device, open the navigation menu by clicking the menu icon in the upper-right, then scroll down and tap Parent Login
- Log in to the HAC by entering your registered username and password
- Select Registration from the menu on the left; You should then see the classroom assignment and teacher, which are labeled Homeroom and Homeroom Teacher on the right-hand side of the screen.
What about my bus?
Transportation route information will be available in early August. It is all online. (https://district.d303.org/tools/bus-routes) This information is activated approximately one week before school starts. This routing information will include the pickup/drop-off location and times.
District 303 is pleased to offer VersaTrans e-Link as a tool for viewing the latest bus route information for students.
Parents may log into e-Link using their student's ID number. For your initial login, you will enter your student's ID for both the Username and Password.
Don't know your student's ID#? Before you call the office, Log into your (HAC) Home Access Center to find their ID#.
Of course, if you are still stuck, please call the Anderson Office (331) 228-3300.
Transportation route information will NOT be sent home through the mail and can only be accessed online. Please note that for the first two weeks of the school year, the district will not make adjustments to the transportation routes. Our transportation department will collect suggestions about the routes and will make adjustments where necessary after the first two weeks of classes.
My child will be dropped off and/or picked up, what do I do? Car Rider Information Needed
If your child will be a "Car Rider" home each day, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions please call the Anderson School Office (331) 228-3300.
Note: If your student is eligible for bus transportation, we will assume they are riding the bus home every day unless you fill out this form to let us know you will be picking them up. Thanks!
This was part of the returning registration process, but it will really help us accurately plan and prepare for a smooth and safe dismissal.
What happens at Arrival and Dismissal?
Arrival time window: 7:45-8:00
Students who ride the bus to school will simply pull up in the back of the school. Anderson teachers will greet them at the bus door and welcome them to school. All bus students will enter the building through the back door where they are greeted again and then they walk directly to class.
If you are driving your child to school, simply drive up to the front of the school at 7:45 AM and pull all the way forward. This allows more cars to line up behind you and minimize any backup onto the street. Students need to exit the right side of the car and step up onto the curb. An Anderson Teacher will greet them and welcome them to school. If you arrive after 8:00 AM you are expected to park your car, walk your child to the front door and sign them in. Please do not drop off after 8:00 AM without coming to the office to check in your child.
We make it a point at Anderson to make sure that every child is greeted with a smile and a positive welcome at least 3 times before they even get to their teacher. That is one way we make sure every child feels welcome and safe.
At 3:00 PM we begin our dismissal process.
Car Riders are dismissed from their classroom and walk to the front of the school. Students should safely spread out along the full front sidewalk to watch for their parent/guardian's car. We have multiple teachers stationed in the front to help assist and make sure students are safely entering their cars. If you choose to, you can park your car and use the crosswalk to meet your children.
Students riding a bus home are dismissed by grade level and make their way to their assigned bus and assigned bus seat. We have Anderson teachers stationed to supervise and make sure all students are getting on the correct bus. All busses are numbered along with a colorful animal for our younger students to help them remember their bus. (Don't worry, we personally walk all younger students to their assigned bus.
Students simply order lunch with their teacher each morning. Prices for breakfast and lunch can be found on the D303 website under Food Services.
News from the Anderson PTO
Important "Special Meeting Notice" 8/10/23 @6:00 PM
The purpose of this special meeting is to amend the Anderson Elementary School PTO Bylaws.
Generally, these bylaws are being updated to create additional PTO officer positions in an effort
to allow for increased participation on the PTO Board.
Click here to open and read a formal notice from our Andeson PTO.
August 10, 2023, at 6pm
Anderson Elementary School LRC
Do you still have questions?
Always feel free to call our school office with any question... big or small. (331)228-3300
Email the Principal, Mr. Jarot, at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to help!