Anderson Weekly News 10/28/19

The Sky's the Limit!

Where is Mr. Jarot

I am very excited to share the news that the Jarot family is growing! We have the privilege of adopting another baby boy into our family. The baby is due very soon, and we traveled to eastern Pennsylvania as a family to welcome him into this world. My wife and I brought all of our boys with us so we can experience this process as a full family.

In my absence, we have an outstanding team at Anderson that can support your child with any school needs should they arise. D303 has a support plan in place when a Principal is absent for a short time, and I am confident that the learning will not skip a beat. Don't hesitate to reach out to the Anderson Office Team if you need anything. Although I am not present at school, we developed a plan to support any and all student or family's needs.

Excited and Honored,

Mr. Jarot

the picture is the Jarot family about to hit the road to PA in the packed out minivan. :)

Dates To Remember


  • Tue. Oct. 29th 5th Grade Orchestra Concert 6:30-7:30 PM at Wredling Middle School
  • Thu. Oct. 31st Costume Parade 1:45-2:15 PM
  • Thu. Oct. 31st Classroom Halloween Parties 2:15-2:45 PM


  • Fri. Nov. 1st - End of First Trimester
  • Mon. Nov. 4th Monday Math Mania Family Event Thompson Middle School 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Thu. Nov. 7th PTO Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM Anderson LRC
  • Mon. Nov. 11th Veterans Day Assembly 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
  • Wed. Nov. 13th Early Release Elementary Students 11:40 AM
  • Fri. Nov. 15th. PTO Bingo Night! 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Thu. Nov 21st Last Session of Thursday After School Clubs
  • Mon. Nov. 25th thru Fri. Nov 29th No School- Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Mon. Nov 25th Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Tues. Nov 26th Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM to 12 Noon

Fall Parties and Costume Parade!

  • All Fall Parties and the Costume Parade will take place on Oct. 31st.

  • The Costume Parade will start at 1:45 PM, followed by classroom parties.

  • Parents are welcome to come and observe the costume parade. *Please arrive at door 7 between 1:25 and 1:40 PM. After finding a parking spot, make your way around to the back of the school and enter door 7. You will sign in, get a visitor badge and go directly to the Gym.

  • New Info: We strongly encourage parents not to take their children home early when they leave after the costume parade or classroom party. What seems like a simple act to save a few minutes, can "Jam Up" our front office on this very busy day. Let them ride the bus home or pick your student up like normal. Of course, if you need to pick them up early we can certainly accommodate your needs.

  • Each Classroom Teacher, along with Room Parents, organize and plan a fun celebration of hard work and learning. Please do not send your student to school with extra food or treats. The teacher ensures that all food is safe and complies with any health or allergy needs in the classroom.

  • Costume Guidelines:

    • Students should not wear their costumes to school. They will change before the parade.

    • Students must be able to put their own costume/makeup on without assistance.

    • No masks of any kind may be worn.

    • No costumes and/or make-up may be worn that depicts blood and/or violence.

    • Students are not to bring anything that resembles a weapon of any fashion, even if it is part of a costume.

    • No bare midriffs or scant clothing.

  • Students whose families choose not to celebrate Halloween are encouraged to come to school that day. We will have a fun alternative learning activity organized for them in the STREAM Lab!

Monday Math Mania: Making Math Meaningful

Don't miss out! Please RSVP below so Mr. Jarot does not have to bring home 12 pizzas, or so we don't run out of Pizza. :)

This family friendly event is sponsored by the CUSD 303 District Title I Advisory Committee for families at Anderson Elementary, Davis Primary School, Richmond Intermediate School and Munhall Elementary School. Parents and guardians are invited to participate in a session in which the elementary math curriculum and Eureka Math resource will be explained. This hands-on session will focus on how elementary math is taught in the district and how parents and guardians can support math at home. While the adults are busy learning in their session, students will be making and playing math games that can be used at home. Families will come together for pizza and to share what they have learned in the sessions and participate in more fun math activities.

Monday, November 4th at 6:30 PM

Thompson Middle School

705 W. Main Street

St. Charles, IL

6:30-6:40 Check-in
6:40-7:20 Parent Session and Student Session
7:25-7:50 Refreshments and family math fun time
7:50-8:00 Closing

Anderson Honors our Veterans

We are excited and privileged to honor all Veterans this coming November 11th. Each student will have the opportunity to participate in a meaningful Veteran's Day Assembly here at school. They will meet and hear from local veterans as well as be able to show their thankfulness and respect. Of course, let's all wear Red, White, and Blue on November 11th!

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up

If you haven't signed up for your child's Parent-Teacher Conference yet, you still have time before you lose your "Parent of the Year Award". :) We make it a goal to meet with every student's parent/guardian. If you forget, you may get a friendly reminder email or call directly from your child's teacher.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 25th from 8 AM to 8 PM and Tuesday, November 26th from 8 AM to 12 Noon

Conference Sign-up closes on Friday, November 22nd at Midnight.

To schedule your student's conference, go to HAC, click School Links, Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler.

Every family needs to sign up to meet with their student's teacher. It is very important to make sure you connect and stay engaged with the learning that is happening.

Click below for additional step by step Instructions.

If you feel you need to have an additional conference with your student's P.E. teacher, Art teacher or Music teacher, please email them directly at:




Attention Parents of 3rd and 5th Graders!

Click here to see District communication regarding CogAT testing.

News From the Anderson PTO

Spooktacular Thanks!

We would like to send a Spooktacular thanks to our planning committee Gina Villarreal, Barbara Diepenbrock, Katie Brash, Roman Yurek, Mitzie Tellin, Cherie Deleon and Kelly Hadfield for planning such a fun event! Also thanks to everyone that either donated items or helped at the event. We can't have events like this without the support of our community so we truly appreciate everyone that stepped up to help. Also, a special thanks goes out to our amazing Anderson staff who donated such awesome prizes to our raffles. If you missed the drawing at the end click here to see the list of winners. Our event raised over $2,500 for our school! Thanks to everyone that came to our event and supported our school! Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!

Monthly PTO Meeting

Mark your calendars! Thursday, November 7th is our monthly PTO meeting at 6:00 in the Anderson LRC. Last month it was great to some some new faces at our meeting. We hope to welcome some new families again this month. Remember our monthly meetings are your opportunity to voice your ideas, criticisms, and opinions. All are encouraged to attend and be heard. Don't forget we always have childcare in the gym. So you are welcome to bring along your children.

Smile Amazon

Like to shop on Amazon? Support Anderson Elementary by going to The first time you visit the site select Anderson Elementary PTO as the organization you would like to support. 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. Think of all the money our school can earn while you are holiday shopping!

Community Events

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D303 Parent University

Dear District 303 families,

Many parents have asked District 303 to provide them with information about social media, apps that students are using, and tips to keep their children safe on the Internet

As a follow-up to the movie LIKE that was shown in September, we are bringing national digital citizenship speaker Josh Ochs to our community on October 30. He will be speaking at both middle and high schools, and also as part of our Parent University series at 6:30 p.m. in the Thompson Middle School cafeteria.

After his speaking engagement, all families in District 303 will receive a free one-year subscription to Josh's Digital Driver’s Ed, which includes videos on topics such as when should I get my child a cell phone, when should my children be on social media, how do colleges search for students, and how to find out if your child has a second/fake Instagram account.

For more information and to register to attend on October 30, please visit the Parent University web page.We hope to see you there.

Salvation Army Toys for Kids Collection

The Salvation Army’s annual Jim Wheeler Toys for Kids program is once again in full swing. This program, which collects and distributes toys for the needy boys and girls of the Tri-City area, is celebrating its 36th year. The program has been named in honor of the late Jim Wheeler who was the creator and driver behind this effort.

Once again, we are asking for your support of this program for children at Christmas time. We are looking for new unwrapped toys and games and also will be accepting monetary contributions and gift cards to help make this Christmas a very special one. Click below for the flyer.

STC CARES Cheer Exhibition

Come support the Annual STC CARES Event!
STC Cares Cheer Exhibition