Anderson School News! 2/22/21

We're "Digging In" to Learning

Dates to Remember


  • Thursday, February 25th: VIRTUAL BINGO NIGHT and MOD Pizza Dine Out Night
  • Friday, February 26th: Teacher Work Day - No School


  • Wednesday, March 3rd: Portillo's Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser
  • Thursday, March 4th: Monthly PTO Meeting 7pm (2021-2022 Board Election)
  • Thursday, March 11th: Yearbook Order Deadline
  • Thursday, March 25th: Panera South Elgin Dine Out Fundraiser 6am to 9pm
  • Friday, March 26th: School Improvement Day- No School
  • Monday, March 29th - Friday, April 2nd: Spring Break - No School


  • Monday, April 5th: School Resumes
  • Thursday, April 8th: Monthly PTO Meeting 7pm


  • Thursday, May 6th: Last PTO Meeting of the School Year! 7pm

Anderson Student Council is leading the way!

When we let kids have a voice, they lead with their hearts. Way to go Anderson Student Council! They organized a school-wide canned food collection two weeks ago. We had a simple competition between K-2nd vs 3rd-5th grade to see who could collect the most food. As an entire school, we collected over 24 full boxes of canned goods for the Greater Elgin Food Pantry. Families in our community will have the food they need because our kids care and take action. Led by Ms. Weber and Ms. Reyes. Thanks everyone! Oh, if you wanted to know who won the competition, 3rd-5th grade collected a few more cans, but of course, in the end, our whole community is the real winner.

See more pictures on our Anderson School Facebook Page

5Essentials Survey for Anderson Parents!

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through April 2, 2021. To take the survey, please visit and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.

All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey.

The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.

From the Anderson PTO


When: Thursday, February 25th

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm (time may be split depending on the amount of people registered)

Where: The comfort of your own home on Zoom!

Cost: FREE!! (all we ask is help with donating a few prizes SIGN UP TO DONATE HERE!)

How do we play? Click on this link, fill out the form and your family will get an email with your virtual BINGO cards the night before the event. How-to videos will also be linked in this email to help you learn how to play.

Do I have to pre-register for the event? YES!!! Because we are using an online virtual system, we need to have everyone sign up by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd so we can get all the data entered and cards sent out on time. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept registration the night of the event.

If you ALREADY SIGNED UP. Look for an e-mail coming soon with more details about the event!

Questions?? Contact Lisa at:


While you are playing BINGO on Thursday, dine out on some delicious MOD Pizza. Order from 10:30am- 9:00pm MOD Pizza in Elgin this Thursday, February 25th from and 20% of your sales will be donated back to Anderson PTO. Your support is MUCH appreciated and all you need to do is mention the cause when you order! Ordering online use promo code: GR174008A

Time to Order Your Yearbook

2020-2021 is a school year we all want to remember (or forget). Help your child remember one of the most unique school years in their life by ordering them a yearbook. This year ALL yearbooks can be ORDERED ONLINE. There will be NO paper orders. Yearbooks cost $15 each. Order deadline is Thursday, March 11th. No late orders will be accepted so make sure you order on time. To order your yearbook visit: and enter code: 55502N. Click here for informational flyer.

District 303 Kindergarten Registration (Be a kind neighbor)

"Hmm, that new family that moved in down the street.... do they have a kid going into kindergarten?" If you have ever asked yourself that question, please forward this email to them, text them, tell them to call Anderson School. We want to help them register now!

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:

  • The New Student Intake Form (coming January 19, 2021)

  • The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration

  • Health and Dental exams and immunization information

  • Contact information for all elementary schools

  • Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten

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Virtual Preschool Fair 2021

Click on picture below for more information