Anderson School News 8/23/21

Welcome Home!

Dates to Remember

  • Thu 26th from 10:30 am- 10:00 pm at MOD Pizza in Elgin
  • Tue. - 31st Curriculum Night from 6:00-7:00 PM. (See below)


  • Wed 1st Early Release Day. Students are dismissed at 2:10 PM.
  • Thu 2nd PTO Family Picnic and PTO Meeting 5:30-7:30 PM River Bend Park
  • Fri 3rd No School for students. Teacher Institute Day.
  • Mon 6th No School. Labor Day!
  • Thu 9th Picture Day!
  • Wed 29th Early Release Day. Students are dismissed at 2:10 PM.

Run Club Sign Up closes Wed. 8:00 AM

Due to the needed quick turnaround and start date of this year's run club, we need to move the sign-up deadline to this Wednesday at 8:00 AM. This afterschool program is for 3rd-5th grade students. Limited space is available.

Click here to read more info about the Anderson Wild Fox Run Club and to sign up.

Curriculum Night!

Save the date for curriculum night! It will be Tuesday, August 31st from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

More details about the event will be forthcoming.

Stay tuned, and save the date!

Early Release Dates

Please mark your calendars for the monthly early release dates. The school day for students will end at 2:10 on the following dates.

  • September 1

  • September 29

  • October 27

  • December 1

  • January 26

  • February 23

  • March 23

  • April 27

Snack Reminder

Parents, please remember to send your child to school with a healthy snack every day. Also, please pack something that the students can open and eat quickly. Thank you!

Morning Drop Off Reminder

If you are a family that drops your child off at school in the morning, please have them exit the right side of the car closest to the curb. This allows them to safely step up onto the raised sidewalk and enter school. We do not want students to exit the left side of the car, as they have to walk into a car lane. If your child needs assistance exiting the car, please use the parking lot to park and walk them up to the crosswalk. Thanks! This helps us have a safe and efficient arrival process.

Community News

Come out this Saturday, August 21 from 2-3 pm to the Davis blacktop for some bike fun! Pack 260 will have a variety of stations set up including:

  • Bike Safety - basic tune-ups and brake checks, tire pressure checks

  • Decoration Station - trick out your bike!

  • Obstacle Course - test your skills. How many water balloons can you squish?

  • Car Wash - prepare to get wet!

The whole family is welcome and this event is FREE. Don’t forget your bike helmet!

From the Anderson PTO

MOD Pizza Dine Out Fundraiser

Join us for our first Dine Out Fundraiser of the year on Thursday, August 26th from 10:30 am- 10:00 pm at MOD Pizza in Elgin. Enjoy some delicious pizza with your family and friends and MOD Pizza will donate a percent of sales from Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to Anderson Elementary PTO!

Send us Your Back to School Pictures

The yearbook needs your pictures from the first day of school!

Send your pictures to: Please make sure your pictures include Anderson students only. In your email include the name(s) and grade level(s) of the children in the pictures. Thanks for your support!

PTO Donations

The PTO depends on help from ALL our families to create a fun and memorable experience for ALL students throughout the year. If you have already paid your $25 donation through Push Coin, thank you! If you still need to do here is how to do it:

• Log into your Push Coin account from the D303 or Anderson web page.

• Under your child’s name/picture click on the “Web Store” link. From there you will see a list of all district fees. Scroll down to “Anderson 2021-2022 PTO” and add to cart. (Note: the same fees will show up for all your children registered but we do not expect you to donate $25 for each child. Although, we won’t stop you if you want to donate more ☺)

Other Ways to Support Our School

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.

Interested in Joining Cub Scouts?

Click here for more information

K- 5th grade! SCN Cheer Youth Clinic

Click here for more information!
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Upcoming Parent University Programs

Parents! We want to invite you to participate in these Parent University sessions. If you are unable to join us live, don’t worry - the sessions will be recorded so you can watch another time. Additional information about Parent University can be found here on the D303 website.

Please take a moment to register for these upcoming programs. The Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the date.

September 2, 2021 - Mental Illness: The Silent Epidemic, Zoom Webinar, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

(Recording will be available after the event)

Click here to register!

Mark Potter is a nationally recognized basketball coach and speaker who is bringing his message of promoting education about mental illness to families in St. Charles. His passion is to share his story in hopes that people will also pursue treatment and find a way to live productively with mental illness.

October 6, 2021 - SOS for Parents in the Trenches, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m.

Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author

(Recording will be available after the event)

Click here to register!

When parents are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out, it’s hard to show up in a way that best supports their child’s development, especially if/ when our kids are struggling, too. In this practical and actionable talk, Debbie shares ten powerful “tilts,” a.k.a. practical ideas to help parents shift their thinking, responses, and actions in a way that will help them feel more confident and peaceful as they parent their unique children.

October 13, 2021 - Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently: Back-to-School Edition, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m. Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author

(Recording to be posted)

Click here to register!

School always presents certain challenges for students who learn and think differently (kids with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neuro-differences). But the COVID-19 pandemic has created even greater obstacles. Debbie shares ideas on how parents can best prioritize and plan in the pandemic-era school landscape. She also offers advice on how to support differently wired children’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs during this atypical time, while also taking care of one’s own emotional health and well-being.