December 8, 2022
Dear Erickson Families,
The 4th Grade Choir performed this week for the entire school, led by our Music Teacher, Mr. Welch. They sang us into the holiday season! Great job 4th graders!
Tonight, Thursday, December 8th, is the Holiday Gift Shop at Erickson from 6:00-8:00pm where students can shop for gifts for family and friends. The gift shop is located in the Erickson Gym. Please consider stopping by Erickson to do some holiday shopping! The Holiday Gift Shop is also open during school hours on Friday for students to shop.
Tomorrow, Friday, December 9h, First Trimester Progress Reports (report cards) will be emailed home to one parent.
Congratulations to Oliver Frohlich WINNING the Holiday Greeting Card Contest in Art! See the winning Holiday Greeting Card below.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, comments, or feedback. The best way to reach me would be via email or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-529-2223.
December - 1 thru December 16- MITTEN TREE DONATIONS
December 5-16: Winter Map Assessment Window
December 8: PTO-Holiday Gift Corner 6:00-8:00 pm
December 9: Progress Reports Emailed home, Holiday Gift Corner during the School Day for students only, Hot Lunch: Hot Dog/Buttered Pasta, SPIRIT DAY- Wear Blue and Gold
December 12: Hot Lunch Pizza, Kindergarten Gingerbread House activity
December 14: PTO Meeting in the Erickson Library @ 5:30, all are welcome!
December 16: Hot Lunch Hot Dog/Buttered Pasta & 1:40 Dismissal for full day students (PM Kinder meets at the normal time)
- 10:20-11:20 AM Kindergarten Holiday Party
- 11:00-12:00 am 1st-5th grade Holiday party
- 2:15-3:15 PM Kindergarten Holiday Party
December 19-January 2, 2023 -WINTER BREAK -NO SCHOOL.
January 3, 2023 - School Back in Session
Our annual Mitten Tree will be in the lobby starting November 28. Please donate hats, mittens, gloves and scarves. Please consider giving to our tree which will help local families within our DuPage County community.
Stay Healthy This Winter
WINTER IS HERE: PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
Winter Weather: Erickson students have outdoor line-up and spend recess outside when the temperature, including WIND CHILL, is 10 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Students may play in the snow during recess if they are properly dressed in winter gear, which includes a winter jacket, snow pants, hat, gloves, and snow boots.
Holiday Gift Corner: 12/8 in the evening from 6-8:00pm for families and on Friday 12/9 during school hours only for students. Parents may choose to send money with their child to shop during the school day.
Our next PTO meeting is Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 5:30-6:30. Come and join us for our monthly meeting. We love to see new faces and new ideas!
Teacher Favorites list for those asking for the holidays!
Dine Out Night: Our next dine out is at Mod Pizza on December 14, 2022. See Attached flier for more information.
Winter Party: Our next party is the Winter Party on December 16 from 11-12 pm. The head room parent for each classroom needs to submit the list of parent volunteers for badges to be made to the office and update the teachers with the plan for the party including any food items with the ingredient list by Friday, December 9th.
S.T.E.A.M. AND CHESS SCHOLARS - AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS - WINTER REGISTRATION
FirstView® - Customer Support
FirstView® provides a dedicated customer support team Monday through Friday to assist you:
o Call toll-free 888-889-8920 from 7:00 a.m. ET to 5:00 p.m. ET
o Email Customer Support at email@example.com
o Use the in-app “✉” button (right corner) to provide feedback
FAMILY HANDBOOK & STUDENT EXPECTATIONS
Please take the time to review the Erickson Family Handbook. Each class will meet with Mrs. Frattinger and myself to discuss school rules and procedures. Ask your student how to SOAR in the hallways, in the classroom, on the bus and during recess.
School Hours / Lunch Hours
The first full day of school is Thursday August 25th, for students in first - fifth grade. Kindergarten & Preschool students start school on Monday, August 29th. Students may arrive between 8:25-8:40. Classes begin at 8:40.
Grades 1st-5th: 8:40-3:30
Kindergarten AM: 8:40-11:30
Kindergarten PM: 12:40-3:30
Preschool AM: 8:50-11:20
Preschool PM: 12:50-3:20
1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Lunch: 12:00-12:25
4th-5th Grade Lunch: 12:25-12:50
Dropping off lunches from restaurants (ie- McDonald's, Wendy's, Panera, etc.) as well as using food delivery services to drop off food (ie -GrubHub, Door Dash) is not allowed. Students should bring their lunch in the morning to school each day. Safety is our number one priority and we would like to limit visitors.