Anderson School News 11/8/21

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Dates to Remember


  • Wed Nov 10th McAlister's Deli PTO Dine Out Fundraiser 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu Nov. 11th Veteran's Day Virtual Assembly
  • Mon Nov 22nd-Fri Nov 26th - No School Thanksgiving Break
  • Thurs Nov 25th Happy Thanksgiving
  • Mon Nov 29th School Resumes


  • Wed. Dec. 1st Early Release Day 2:10 dismissal
  • Thu. Dec. 2nd - PTO Meeting 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Tue. De. 7th - Lou Malnati's PTO Dine Out Fundraiser
  • 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 Improvment Day - No School for Students
Veteran's Wall of Honor at Anderson School

Let's Learn about and Honor our Nation's Veterans

We are looking forward to celebrating Veterans Day at Anderson School on Nov. 11th. As always, your child will learn more about veterans and have the opportunity to thank and honor the veterans in our community.

All of our students will be able to view a recorded virtual assembly that a team of our staff members is putting together. It will include an interview with a local Veteran, our Anderson Orchestra will be playing "America the Beautiful", and our students will be able to show their thanks and appreciation through a variety of activities.

In order to make this event meaningful for our students, and the Veterans we want to honor, please take a few minutes to fill out the two pages below.

You can either fill out a digital version by clicking on the link below or wait for your child to bring home a paper copy of this sheet. Either way is fine, whatever is easier for you.

Anderson's Veteran of Honor: (Click this link to fill out a digital version)

I am thankful for the freedom to (Click this link to fill out a digital version)

(We will send home paper copies, but if you need another paper copy to print at home simply click below)

Click here if you need another paper copy of the "I am thankful for my freedom" page.

Click here if you need another paper copy of the "Anderson Veteran of Honor" page.

Please send these to school by Monday, November 8th.

Want to do more as a family to support our Veterans?

The Student Council would like to honor and support our Veterans, by collecting items for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. We will be collecting donations between Monday, November 8th through Friday, November 12th. Items we are collecting:

  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Body Wash
  • Shampoo
  • Laundry detergent PODS

Simply send any of the items to school with your child. We will have boxes located in our front lobby to gather all items.

Thank you for showing your kids how we honor and support our Veterans!

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CogAT Testing for all 3rd and 5th Grade Students.

Between November 8 and November 19, 2021, all 3rd and 5th graders will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). The test consists of three short sections, 90 minutes of total test time, broken into nine 10-minute tests. Testing will take place at Anderson on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, November 9th, 10th, and 11th.

The CogAT is not an achievement test. Instead, it measures a student’s verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning abilities which can facilitate their learning and problem-solving. The scores may be used to adapt instruction and programs to the needs and abilities of students.

Click HERE to read the full letter from the D303 Assessment Dept. regarding the upcoming CogAT assessment for all 3rd and 5th-grade students.

Panorama Student Survey Results for 3rd-5th Grade Students

Coming home soon, are your child’s results from the 2021 Fall Panorama SEL Survey.

This year, students in grades 3-12 completed the SEL survey to assess their strengths related to their social and emotional skills. The use of this tool allows us to refine and strengthen our efforts to help all students achieve success by taking positive and preventative measures as early as possible. This also provides us with the opportunity to assist students who may need additional support with social and emotional skills.

Click Here to read the full letter from the D303 Assessment Dept.

From the Anderson PTO

McAlister's Deli Dine Out Fundraiser

Dine out for charityTEA! Eat at McAlister's Deli Elgin anytime between 10:30 am- 8:00 pm this Wednesday, November 10th mention our fundraiser and our school earns back!

1120 Randall Road

Elgin, Il 60124

Yearbook Pictures Needed!

The yearbook needs your fall pictures! Halloween, playing in the leaves, trunk or treat!

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!

Anderson Spirit Wear

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: