Anderson Weekly News! 9/26/22

What's Your Superpower?

Dates to Remember


  • Mon. Sept. 26th - Student Council 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Wed, Sept. 28th - Early Release - Students are dismissed at 2:10 PM.
  • Wed. Sept. 28th - Chipotle Dine Out Night - PTO fundraiser.
  • Thur. Sept. 29th - PTO Meeting 7:00 PM


  • Thu. Oct. 6th Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri. Oct. 7th Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How do I sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences?

Mr. Jarot shows you how to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences

Pick A Time Information for Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on October 6th (8:00 AM-8:00 PM) and October 7th (8:00 AM-12:00 PM). Each parent/guardian needs to use "Pick-a-Time" to select a time slot to meet with your child's teacher.

Pick-a-Time is Now Open to sign-up: It will remain open until October 3rd.

Directions on signing up for Parent Teacher conferences using the Pick-a-Time software is below.

click here to Pick A Time

Do you want to meet with one or more of the Specials Teachers?

In addition to meeting with your child's grade level teacher, you are welcome to connect with any of our Specials teachers to discuss your child's progress in their class. You certainly do not need to do this, however, if you want to meet with any of the teachers below, simply email them and let them know. They will work with you to find a time to meet.

Mr. Dan Smith - PE

Mr. Will Navis - PE

Mrs. Breena Stombres - Music and Choir

Ms. Shelley Varga - Art

Mrs. Tanya Hernandez - Empower

Mrs. Elisabeth Mezera - Orchestra

Mrs. Marianne Rice - Band

Friendly Reminders from the School Office

As the start of fall officially started this week and students have been getting used to the routines of school, its a good time to give a few reminders to help the school day run smooth.

Is your child going to be absent?

If your child will not be coming to school, please leave a message on the attendance line early in the morning. To call in your child, simply call the main office and leave a message on the attendance line. The number is 331-228-3300.

Please include the reason for absence - sick, an appointment, vacation, etc. ( Please note that if your child is sick, they should be fever free and have no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school). Of course, you can always email the teacher as well, but you need to formally notify the school of any student absence.

Is your child leaving school early?

Also, if you will be picking up your child early or taking your child out for an appointment, please let our front office know as early in the day as possible by calling the main number at 331-228-3300. This can be very helpful should a pick-up time be when the child is in specials or at lunch. Kids can be indoors as well as outdoors depending on their schedule and it can take a few extra minutes to locate and get the child down to the office for an early pickup if they are not in their classroom.

Will your child have a change in transportation?

If so, please let us know as early as possible in the day if there is a change in transportation for that day. Dismissal time can be very hectic and to help ensure a smooth dismissal, getting any transportation changes for students early is very helpful. Simply call the school office and let them know.

Note: Save our school number in your contacts. Anderson School Main Number: (331) 228-3300.

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A few days left to donate to help families in our community1

On Friday, October 7, Mr. Jarot will be kicking in the annual Kick-A-Thon, which raises money for the American Cancer Society and other local organizations that support families who are battling Cancer.

Beginning Tuesday, September 13th, and ending Tuesday, September 27, Anderson School will be sponsoring a “Penny Drive,” to support this important cause.

  • Students are encouraged to bring in coins (or bills) to donate at the front office.

  • Students will be able to sign a Kick-a-Thon Banner that will be displayed at the Football Game Kick-a-Thon event.

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Panorama SEL Student Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian,

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 strives to provide all students with the best opportunity to succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally in school. As part of this commitment, District 303 is enhancing our Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) across the district for the 2022-2023 school year.

Click below to read more about our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Survey for all 3rd-12th Grade Students called Panorama.

School Pictures - Remember to Order Online!

Picture Day for Anderson Elementary School was Wednesday, Sep 7.

This event's Order Code is 71523WF.

CLICK HERE to Order (Use the code above)

Online ordering is available before and after Picture Day. Shipping and handling charges may apply to orders placed after Picture Day.

Interstate Studio

Sign Up for Picture Day reminders at

A makeup picture day will be scheduled, but we do not have that date yet.

Updates to the D303 Website

Please be aware that the District 303 website will undergo construction during the week of October 3 to reflect recent changes to names and titles within the Department of Learning & Teaching. These changes have been made to better align with the work and responsibilities of the department. The most notable changes are:
  • The Department of Instructional Interventions will now be the Department of Student Services
  • Staff, Family & Student Services will now be Student Programs
Page names and links will update to reflect these new titles, and other changes may occur. Thank you for your understanding.
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Erin's Law

Click Here to read the full parent letter regarding the Erin's Law presentations happening at school.

For more information about Erin’s Law, please visit the links below.

Erin’s Law website

Erin’s Law video

Anderson PTO

Chipotle Dine Out Fundraiser

Guac on! Dine out on some delicious Chipotle Wednesday, September 28th anytime between 4:00-8:00 and our school earns 33% back. Show this flyer when ordering. NEW order online for pickup. This flyer gives you instructions. The code for our fundraiser is: BK6APFD

348 Randall Rd

South Elgin

Help Needed!

Parent conferences are just around the corner and we are planning a soup and salad luncheon on Thursday, October 7th. Please consider making an item or bringing in a donation. We are also looking for 5 people to help with set up (starting at 10:00) and 5 people to help with clean up (starting at 12:20).Sign up to help here in the sign up genius. Thank you so much for all you do to support our staff.

Monthly PTO Meeting

Join us for our monthly PTO meeting, Thursday, September 29th at 7:00 pm in the Anderson LRC. 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.

Trunk or Treat Planning Meeting

We will be having a meeting to start planning our Spooktacular Trunk or Treat Event on Thursday, September 29th, following our monthly PTO meeting, in the Anderson Gym. We will meet up on the stage. If you would like to help with the event but cannot make it to the meeting please email Lisa at: so you can be added to the committee email list.

Mark your calendars! The event will take place Saturday, October 22nd from 1:00-3:00.

Anderson Girl Scout Troops 206 and 1963

Click Below to open and read about some fun and exciting Girl Scout Troops happening for our Anderson Foxes.

Click Here to view, print, and fill out the Cross Roads Registration Form

Community Events:

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Boys and Girls Club for any South Elgin Residents

s long as students reside in S Elgin, even if in D303, they are eligible to use the new S Elgin clubhouse which sounds absolutely amazing with hours 2-7 pm for students K-8. I thought of you at Corron and Anderson and how this could be a real game changer for some of your families. They have a tour coming up (see below)

Great Futures Tour

Our next Great Futures tour will be with Rosey Valencia and Lindsay Hoffman on September 29th from 4:30-5:30 P.M. at our South Elgin Building! to register please contact

During the tour you will learn more about who we are and what we do as an organization, while also being able to see our Clubhouse space. For more information visit our website HERE.

Date: September 29th, 2022

Time: 4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Location: South Elgin Clubhouse | 735 Martin Dr, South Elgin