Anderson School News 11/2/21

Welcome Home!

Dates to Remember


  • Wed Nov 3rd Picture Retakes
  • Thurs Nov 4th PTO Meeting 7:00 pm in the Anderson LRC
  • Fri Nov 5th End of 1st Trimester
  • 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

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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Picture Retakes are this Wednesday Nov. 3rd

If you are interested in ordering retake pictures, visit...

Then enter the code: 60521QA

If you want your child to retake their picture, please have them bring in their previous packet.

If your child was not in attendance on the original picture day or is a new student, we will make sure they get their picture taken on Wednesday.


Click Here to Fill Out the Survey

Dear Parents & Guardians,
As the recipient of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Funds, we are required to conduct an annual needs assessment. The feedback you provide in this assessment is so valuable! It helps us to determine what resources and professional learning activities we should provide to our staff and students using the funds provided through the IDEA grant. Your responses to this survey are anonymous. The data will be reviewed by District administration along with the D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SE-PAC), to support program development across levels. If you have multiple children receiving special education support, we ask that you complete a survey for each child. If you would like to speak to a member of our leadership team about your feedback, please feel free to contact Patti Palagi at

Thank you for your time!
Department of Instructional Interventions

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.

From the Anderson PTO

Monthly PTO Meeting

Join us for our monthly PTO meeting, Thursday, November 4th at 7:00 pm in the Anderson LRC. Since we are meeting inside this month masks must be worn at all times. All are welcome to attend! This is your chance to hear all about what is happening in our school and share your ideas and thoughts.

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: