Anderson Weekly News 2/10/20

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Dates To Remember


  • Fri. Feb. 14th Valentine's Day Class Parties
  • Mon. Feb. 17th Presidents' Day- No School
  • Fri. Feb. 21st End of 2nd Semester
  • Fri. Feb. 21st Foxes Family Fun Night 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Tues. Feb. 25th 1st Grade and 3rd Grade Music Performance 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Fri. Feb. 28th Teacher Work Day No School
  • Fri. Feb. 28th Fiddle Fest (See below for time and location)

  • Tues. Mar. 3rd Mod Pizza Dine Out Night
  • Wed. Mar. 4th HAC opens at 8 AM
  • Thurs. Mar. 5th Last After School Club
  • Thurs. Mar. 5th PTO Meeting 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Thurs. Mar. 19th One School One Book Family Event 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Fri. Mar. 20th St. Baldricks at St. Charles East H. S.
  • Mon. Mar. 30 - Fri. Apr. 3rd Spring Break-No School


  • Mon. Apr. 6th School Resumes
  • Tues. Apr. 7th - Fri. Apr. 17th IAR (State) Testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade

Happy Valentines Day!

We are excited to celebrate the hard work and learning this winter by enjoying Valentine's day at Anderson. Each class has a party this Friday afternoon from 2:00 - 2:45 PM. Each grade level or class has approved volunteers that help facilitate these parties. If you are one of the pre-arranged and approved parent/guardian volunteers please arrive no earlier than 1:30 PM to get checked in. We also highly recommend that you allow your own child to stay at school until 3:00 PM. Trying to "check out" over 80 students early can bog down our office team. Parking is always available across the street at Tekakwitha Forest Preserve.

Thanks and Happy Valentines Day!

1st and 3rd Grade Music Performances

The performances will be on Tuesday, February 25th. Click here for more information

OrganicLife Breakfast

Breakfast is available to all students at Anderson School every morning. It is served by OrganicLife, our food service company, starting at 8:25am in the hall between the office and the bus doors.

Cost for breakfast is $1.60 and free/reduced status applies. Reduced cost for breakfast is $ .40

Monthly breakfast menu

News From the Anderson PTO

Coloring Book and Crayon Drive

Breanna, a 3rd grader in Mrs. Reiff’s class, was born with a complex Congenital Heart Failure. She has had many heart surgeries, many hospitalizations, and long days at appointments. To help her through these times she would love to color. In honor of national CHD week, she would like to collect coloring books and crayons to give to the CHD heart warriors in the CICU at Lurie Children’s Hospital and all their outpatient cardiac centers for children. Please join us in supporting her effort by donating NEW coloring books and crayons. Donations can be sent to school February 10th-14th. The class that collects the most will win a cookie party. Click here to see the informational flyer.

Foxes Family Fun Night

Join us Friday, February 21st from 6:30-8:00 for Foxes Family Fun Night. Admission $4 per person. Children under 2 and those that paid their PTO donations FREE! Snacks packs available for $2 and additional snacks $1. Cake walk $0.50. Pre-ordering your night is highly recommended. Click Here for the information flyer about the event. Activities include: dancing, karaoke, BINGO, board games, snacks, photo booth, cake walk, sac races, ball toss, and face painting. We are still looking for a karaoke machine for the event If anyone has one we can borrow it would be greatly appreciated. This event cannot be a success without the help of some out of the world volunteers. Click here to sign up to help at the event or donate an item to our cake walk.


Yearbooks are on sale for first time this school year! Yearbooks are $17 each. Order deadline is March 20th, 2020. You can order online at: or fill out the form that is coming home this week. Click here if you need an extra copy of the order form. Make checks payable to: Anderson PTO. Questions? Contact:

Community Events

District 303 Parent University Video Vault

Dear District 303 families,

When we asked parents to tell us what kind of programming they wanted as part of our Parent University series, many asked us to produce videos that can be watched in the comfort of their own homes and on their own schedules. In that same survey, parents requested information about how Project Lead the Way has enhanced student learning in classrooms from kindergarten through high school. As stories of underage vaping continue to permeate the news, parents are also looking for strategies they can use to begin conversations with their children about the dangers.

The District 303 Video Vault has two new videos – one about Project Lead the Way and the other one about vaping. We hope that the Project Lead the Way video gives you some questions to ask your child about the skills he or she has learned in PLTW. We also encourage you to watch the video about vaping with your children and talk to them about the health risks and dangers associated with it.

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"Random Acts of Kindness Week" February 9-15th, 2020!

Random Acts Matter is hosting our 3rd Annual " Random Acts of Kindness Week" Feb. 9-15th! Join us as we spread care and compassion throughout Saint Charles. Every act of Kindness changes our community in a positive way. Scroll down to sign up for something fun for you to do.

Please visit our website for more information:

View calendar of the week’s events:
Random Acts of Kindness Week Calendar

Many volunteers are needed during Random Acts of Kindness Week. To sign up, please click on the link below and volunteer with us during Random Acts of Kindness Week:

Random Acts of Kindness Week Sign Up

Thank you for signing up to volunteer for Random Acts of Kindness Week. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Jen Rothenberg or Erica Candela (email's below).

Thank you,

Jen Rothenberg and Erica Candela
Co-Chairs of Random Acts of Kindness Week

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Click here for more information.

Project Dance Leap to Kindness

Come to the Dance Party! Click here for more information.

It’s Fiddle Fest time!

All advanced elementary, middle school and high school orchestra students in D303, and their friends, can participate! We will be playing a variety of alternative styles of music. There will also be a pizza party for musicians only, raffle, and fantastic guest performers. This is a highly anticipated event and one that your musician will not want to miss!

To help you get an idea of what Fiddle Fest is like, please watch the video of 2019 Fiddle Fest's performance of the song "Bile Em' Cabbage Down".


Parents, older siblings and friends who play guitar, banjo, mandolin or a string instrument are also invited to join us!

Here are the details:
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Place: East HS Varsity Gym ( 1020 Dunham Rd. St Charles, 60174 )
Dress Rehearsal: 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Arrival time: 4:30 pm to tune!
Pizza Dinner: 6:00 pm. (For all participants and volunteers)
Festival Performance: 7:00 pm

In order to plan adequately for this event and to have a sufficient amount of food, we MUST have an accurate count of all participants. Please register online by Thursday, February 20th using this link: 2020 Fiddle Fest Registration Link

SCN Cheerleading Clinic!

Click here for more information.