Anderson School News 10/13/21

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Dates to Remember


  • Sat Oct. 23rd PTO Trunk or Treat Event 1:00-3:00
  • Wed Oct 27th Early Release 2:10 PM
  • Fri Oct. 29th Costume Parade 2:00-2:20 (See details below)
  • Fri Oct. 29th Classroom Parties 2:20-2:50


  • Wed Nov 3rd Picture Retakes
  • Thurs Nov 4th PTO Meeting 7:00 pm
  • Fri Nov 5th End of 1st Trimester
  • Wed Nov 10th McAlister's Deli PTO Dine Out Fundraiser 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon Nov 22nd-Fri Nov 26th - No School Thanksgiving Break
  • Thurs Nov 25th Happy Thanksgiving
  • Mon Nov 29th School Resumes

5th Grade Anderson Choir!

Dear Families of 5th Grade Students!

We are thrilled to announce that this year D303 is again offering a 5th Grade Choir Program for ALL Elementary Schools! This program will run in a similar fashion as the current Elementary Band and Orchestra programs with a weekly before-school rehearsal, but will NOT conflict with current band and orchestra rehearsals. The choir program will run from mid-October through May, with our first rehearsal being Friday, October 22!

Click here for more information and the link to sign up.

Costume Parade and Classroom Party Info


On Friday, Oct. 29th, (2:00-2:20 PM) Anderson will have a Costume Parade to celebrate all things fall and fun! If your child wants to wear a costume in our parade, they are welcome to bring a simple costume to school. Their teacher will give them time before the parade begins to change into the costume. Please keep all costumes simple enough that your child can put them on themselves. (Please no violent-themed costumes. No Blood/Guts... Remember we have younger students)

Parents/guardians, Grandparents are welcome to come to view the parade. The parade route will make its way outside to the back of the school. We will have cones set up marking the route. Please practice social distancing when gathering to view the parade.


Each classroom will celebrate all the hard work they have done since the start of school by having a party on Friday, Oct. 29th. (Approx: 2:20-2:50 PM). Each grade level and teacher may need parents helpers to plan, host, or simply help in the classroom for the party. See info from your child's teacher regarding their plans for the class party. We highly recommend that all students take their "normal" transportation home. This keeps our dismissal process smooth and safe for all kids.


  • All volunteers entering the school building will need to present proof of a COVID Vaccination or a negative COVID test from the past 72 hours.
  • Also, just a reminder, that all volunteers also need to bring a current driver's license or state ID in order to comply with the D303 Security Check before they enter the building.
  • Each volunteer needs to also fill out a D303 Volunteer Waiver Form.

Picture Retakes are Wednesday Nov. 3rd

From the Anderson PTO

Trunk or Treat Event

We are looking for mummies and daddies to decorate their trunks for our Spooktacular Trunk or Treat Event on Saturday, October 23rd. The event is from 1:00-3:00. Trunks can be set up between 12:00-1:00. You decorate your trunk and we supply the candy for kids. Let the Halloween spirit guide you as you decorate (check out Pinterest for some great ideas) Decorations should be appropriate for elementary students (please no blood and guts). There will be a Trunk decorating contest with a chance to win some awesome prizes! Students attending the event will vote for their favorite trunk. Winners will be announced at school following the event. Click here to register your vehicle. Deadline to register is Friday, October 15th. Questions? Contact us at:

ALL are welcome to attend the event even if you are not decorating a car. We will have music, games, and a Spooky Trail to go a long with the trick or treating. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in costume. If you are not able to decorate your trunk, it would be sweet of you to donate a bag of candy to the event (nut free candy please). Drop off your donation to the box in the office by Wednesday, October 20th. Thanks!

Scarecrow Thanks!

We would like to thank everyone that came and voted for our Scarecrow this weekend. We placed 2nd again this year! A special thanks to our amazing committee for helping to build an awesome scarecrow to represent our wonderful school. Xochitl Cortes, Tricia Doran, Roni Galloway, Angela Kasperski, Nina Sanchez, and, Sophi Matarangas we couldn't have done it without you!

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:


Girl Scouts! First Meeting! Please join us!

Make friends, test your strengths, explore new possibilities!

Girl Scouts offers the best leadership development experience for girls in the world—one that is designed with, by, and for girls!

Click Here for the flyer!

All Anderson Elementary Kindergarten and 1st Grade Girls and Parents are invited to a first meeting for a new Girl Scout Daisy troop.

When: Wednesday, October 13 from 5:30-6:30pm

Where: Tekawitha Forest Preserve (located across from Anderson Elementary)

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like information, please feel free to contact Shannon Bell at or the Fox Valley Service Unit at

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Upcoming Parent University Programs

Parents! We want to invite you to participate in these Parent University sessions. If you are unable to join us live, don’t worry - the sessions will be recorded so you can watch another time. Additional information about Parent University can be found here on the D303 website.

Please take a moment to register for these upcoming programs. The Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the date.

October 13, 2021 - Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently: Back-to-School Edition, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m. Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author

(Recording to be posted)

Click here to register!

School always presents certain challenges for students who learn and think differently (kids with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neuro-differences). But the COVID-19 pandemic has created even greater obstacles. Debbie shares ideas on how parents can best prioritize and plan in the pandemic-era school landscape. She also offers advice on how to support differently wired children’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs during this atypical time, while also taking care of one’s own emotional health and well-being.