Anderson School News! 12/18/20

Digging "IN"to Learning!

Dates to Remember

  • Mon. Dec. 21 thru Fri. Jan. 1st Winter Break - No School
  • Mon. Jan. 4 - Teachers Work Day - No School for Students
  • Tues. Jan. 5 - School resumes
  • Thu. Jan. 7- PTO Zoom Meeting 7:00 pm
  • Monday Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Jr, Day - No School

Have a Wonderful Winter break!

On behalf of our entire team at Anderson School, we wish you all a fun, safe, and magical Holiday Season. Our hope is that your kids can enjoy the winter break as they play, rest, explore, build, and laugh. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement. See you all in 2021!

I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't remind you all to make sure your kids are reading, thinking, and stretching their brains every day. One way to make sure that happens is to have them complete their iReady minutes in Reading and Math every day/week. Ask them about the iReady Winter Break Challenge?

School starts back for all students on Tuesday, January 5th!

Thanks for "Digging In" with us through 2020.


Mr. Jarot

Winter Break iReady Challenge

Don't let your kids brains turn to mush over the break. Keep their learning momentum going by making sure they get at least 30 minutes each week in both reading and math on iReady.

The class from each grade level that has the highest percentage of students who complete their iReady minutes will be crowned the iReady Winter Champions and win...

  • Double Recess
  • Hot Chocolate at Recess
  • Classroom visit from the Gorilla
  • (and a secret "funny prank" that we will plan for your teacher)

One class from each grade will win. It might as well be your class. Good luck and get busy with iReady reading and math!.

Who was the Gorilla?

Click below to watch our final episode of the Anderson Morning Announcements. The "true" identity of the gorilla who has been roaming our halls these past three weeks is revealed. We hope these goofy videos brought some smiles, giggles, and helped get kids excited to log into their remote learning class each day. You'll never guess who the gorilla was. :)

PS. Has anyone seen Mr. Smith's shoes? Smell ya later! :)

Meet the Anderson Gorilla

Want to thank your child's teacher so the world knows how AMAZING they are?

Even in the current pandemic, there is so much to be thankful for in District 303 and at Anderson School. One way to really show your thanks is to fill out the D303 Thankful Button below. Simply click, find Anderson School, and write a simple note, story, example, or photo explaining how much you appreciate your child's teacher.

D303Thankful button.

From the Anderson PTO

Shop with Scrip Gift Cards

Ordering gift cards for the holidays?

Experience the right way to fundraise

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

· Earn up to 20% on every gift card you buy

· 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. Click here to learn about ThanksScriping Day Nov 19 & 20. Where you can bonuses on gift card. You can purchase both eGift cards and physical gift cards that can be mailed to you.

Smile Amazon

Doing some holiday shopping on Amazon? Don't forget you can 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.

Anderson Spirit Wear

NEW THIS YEAR! Our spirit wear store will remain open the entire school year! Order online and it will ship directly to your home! Perfect idea for your holiday shopping!

Show your school spirit! Order your Anderson spirit wear at the link below. All orders will be placed online this year. Questions? Contact Lisa at:


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