Anderson School News 11/15/21

Welcome Home!

Dates to Remember


  • 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

It's a "Walk in the Park"

After the successful first trip to Tekakwitha Woods in October, Mr. Navis and Mr. Smith are going to continue to take all of the Anderson students to Tekakwitha for the PE classes on Wednesday, November 17. Moving forward, Mr. Navis and Mr. Smith plan on taking the students on the 3rd Wednesday of every month (weather permitting!). This experience will show our students the incredible diversity of the plant and wildlife that can be discovered right in our community, especially through the changing of the seasons. Taking a hike through Tekakwitha Woods Forest Preserve will possibly even inspire the exploration of other nearby forest preserves such as Jon J. Duerr, Leroy Oakes, Johnson Mound, and Otter Creek.

The PE Department is looking for 1-2 parents, grandparents, guardians to help with each class. Volunteers will need to check-in at the main office (please wear a mask, and bring an ID to be registered into our volunteer database), and then meet with Mr. Navis, Mr. Smith, and the classes at the front of the school. It is recommended that you arrive 5-10 minutes early to allow enough time to be checked in.

The hike is just under 1 mile in length, starting and ending at Anderson Elementary. The terrain is a mixture of pavement, grass, dirt, woods chips and at times, uneven. The hike for November will be on Wednesday, November 17. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please take a moment to use our Sign-Up Genius to pick your time! If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Navis and/or Mr. Smith!

Tekakwitha Woods Walk - Volunteer Sign-Up

Anderson Veteran's Day Assembly Video

Below is the video that was created by the Student Council, and several 5th Grade Students. At Anderson we want everyone to know how much we appreciate and honor our Nation's Veterans.

We are still collecting the following items for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.

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

Simply send any of the items to school with your child. We are collecting these items in the Main Office.

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

Veterans Day Assembly 2022
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Anderson Lost and Found! Were all sweatshirts go on Vacation. :)

If you see something that belongs to you, simply call the school office. We will help get it back home. (224) 331-3300
Anderson Lost and Found on 11/15/21

From the Anderson PTO

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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 18 & 19. Where you can earn bonuses on gift card. You can purchase both eGift cards and physical gift cards that can be mailed to you.

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: