Erie Elementary School

March 2023

Important March Dates...

  • 3/1 - Reading Month Starts (see calendar)
  • 3/3 - PTO Donut Day
  • 3/4 - District Science Olympiad Competition @ CVHS
  • 3/7 - NO SCHOOL
  • 3/8 - PTO Meeting @ 6:30 PM
  • 3/10 - District LEGO Robotics Competition @ DHS
  • 3/15 - HALF DAY of SCHOOL - Dismissal @ 11:25 AM
  • 3/15 and 3/16 - Evening Parent Teacher Conferences (by invitation from teacher)
  • 3/17 - HALF DAY of SCHOOL - Dismissal @ 11:25 AM
  • 3/22 - Evening Book Fair in Media Center @ 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 3/26 - Mother and Son Bowling PTO Event
  • 3/31 - HALF DAY of SCHOOL - Dismissal @ 11:25 AM
  • 4/3 - 4/7 NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK
  • 4/10 Classes Resume

Reading is Out of This World!

March is reading month! Throughout the month of march, students can participate in fun activities scheduled on specific days. Please read the updated calendar below so your child can participate accordingly. We will also have a few surprises for the students along the way! Happy Reading!
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Spring Picture Day!

Spring Pictures will take place on March 28th

Order online:

Erie School ID: EVTZK6TFS

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Save the Date - 5th Grade Important Information...

Middle School Orientation for parents at the middle school:

Algonquin Middle School:

May 11th @ 6:30 PM

Wyandot Middle school:

May 11th @ 6:30 PM

Student Orientations (Students will travel to the middle school during the day):

May 9th (one bus to Algonquin and one bus to Wyandot)

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony:

June 12th @ 6:00 PM (CVHS Football Stadium)

June 13th - Rainout date

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Science Olympiad

Good Luck to our Science Olympiad Team this month! on March 4th, Erie Science Olympiad Team Members will compete with all 12 elementary schools in the Chippewa Valley District Science Olympiad Competition. Go Eagles!

LEGO Robotics

Good Luck to our LEGO Robotics Team this month! on March 10th, Erie LEGO Robotics Team Members will compete with all 12 elementary schools in the Chippewa Valley District LEGO Robotics Competition. Go Eagles!

Thank you PTO!

Erie's PTO is AMAZING! Parents and community members work tirelessly to support Erie Elementary throughout the school year. Through multiple fundraising efforts, the PTO continues to support Erie students and staff with fieldtrip opportunities, classroom games and supplies, specials supplies, and so much more!

Thank you to the PTO for providing our Erie students and staff with rolling baskets that contain recess and classroom supplies for our students!

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Erie Elementary Parking Lot Map

Please review the map below. Buses are the only vehicles permitted in the bus lane. Please be patient and kind when driving through the Erie parking lot. Kindness and smiles are always appreciated.

For the safety of our students, staff, and community, please drive slowly through the parking lot, look out for pedestrians, and follow the Parking Lot Map for specific traffic patterns. Always use the one-way entrance and one-way exit. If you need to cross the bus lane, please use the designated cross walk.

If we ALL follow these procedures, our students, staff, and community will be safe.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Stay Healthy!

As cold weather approaches, the chance of germs in our school increases. We will continue to clean classrooms daily and high frequency areas as often as we can. Please review the steps below to make sure we are all doing our part to stay healthy and safe:

· Wash your hands frequently, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

· Cover your Cough

· Keep things clean. Make sure countertops are clean in the kitchen and bathrooms, especially when someone in your family has a cold. Discard used tissues right away.

· Don't share drinking glasses with others.

· Wash toys regularly. Do this especially when your child or a playmate is sick.

Chippewa Valley Schools is committed to providing a clean and safe environment for our students, staff, and community. All student and staff areas will be cleaned and disinfected on a regular schedule.

Parents are asked to check their child each morning before sending them to school. Students that are sick should stay home from school.

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As the temperatures get colder, it is very important that we layer up! Please send your child(ren) to school with hats, gloves, a winter jacket, and boots (if needed). ALL students will be going outside for recess, as long as the temperature/windchill prevent us from doing so. If your child cannot be outside at a specific temperature, due to a medical reason, please contact your child's teacher and provide a doctor's note to the office.

Keeping Everyone Safe...

As we progress through the school year, we have discussed safety protocols during the school day. As a staff, we continue to look at our arrival and dismissal procedures and how we can keep our students and community feeling safe.

Help our school community feel safe by supporting the following:

  • Friendly Pet Reminder: please note that when walking to school to drop off/pick up students, dogs should be left at home.
  • Please do not enter the playground or wave students over to the bus loop during the school day.
  • If you are picking your child up from their classroom door during dismissal, please refrain from entering the playground until 3:10 PM, as we may have classes outside during this time.

Thank you for your cooperation and keeping the safety of others in mind.

Erie Staff

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School Meals

All school breakfasts and lunches are available for purchase.

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We Really Need You...

Please consider applying for a crossing guard position or building sub teacher position. You get to see your Erie Eagle during the day and get a little $ in your pocket! Click the link below today!

Chippewa Valley Schools Job Opportunities

Early Dismissals Before 3:00 PM

We understand that students will need to leave early from school for scheduled appointments. If you need to take your child out of school early, please work with us by picking your child up prior to 3:00 PM. This would be helpful, as many of our office dismissal procedures are taking place toward the end of the school day.

Birthday Treat Policy 2023

Erie Elementary will be celebrating our students’ birthdays in a new way. Birthdays are very important, as they are special milestones in the lives of our children. In lieu of bringing in a specific food product, our staff would like to offer an alternative in the form of a non-edible treat. Past birthday treats have proven to be messy, full of sugar and they sometimes add permanent stains to our students’ clothes. Switching to a non-edible treat will help eliminate those sticky situations. The following treats are suggestions for celebrating a classroom birthday with a non-edible treat:

  • Classroom book
  • Classroom game
  • Stickers
  • Pencil
  • Special eraser
  • Treat coupon (ex. Dairy Queen, Orange Leaf, 7-11 Slurpee)

Please contact your child’s teacher for approval and/or alternative ideas before bringing in a non-edible birthday treat for the class. Celebrating a birthday will continue to be a positive experience at Erie.

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.

Example below from an Erie Elementary student:

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School Age Child Care (SACC)

Our childcare program begins on Tuesday, Sept 6. Below you will find the link to access information on how to register.

SACC Hours:

AM - 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM

PM - 3:14 PM - 6:00 PM

Entrance/Exit Door: #6 (located by the Kindergarten playground)

Safety at Erie Elementary

Our goal at Erie is to ensure the safety of all students and staff every day. Chippewa Valley Schools has put into place security measures for all buildings for the 2022-2023 school year.

All school doors will be locked while students are in session (8:30 AM - 3:14 PM).
When visiting during the school day, please enter through the Main North doors only. All other doors will remain locked.

Doors will be open for student arrival and dismissal, and day/evening programs.
At the Main Entrance, all visitors MUST press the "office button" for access to the office staff. There is a SACC button to notify Child Care. Please look directly into the camera and provide your name, name of your student, and teacher’s name for our employees monitoring the camera. Please present your identification to our office staff or in the case of SACC, our Child Care staff.

Student safety is always a top priority. We have outlined in this newsletter a few reminders about our parking lot to help ensure our students are safe when entering and exiting the building. Please take a few moments to read through the parking lot procedures. If we all follow these guidelines, we will have a safe parking lot for all our Erie families. Thank you for your cooperation.

Hand Hygiene:

Hand washing and hand sanitizer will be used frequently throughout the day.

Screening for Symptoms

Parents are asked to check their child each morning before sending them to school. Students that are sick should stay home from school.

Chippewa Valley Schools COVID Information

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our top priority is always the safety of our students, staff, and school community. When making determinations on the safest way to deliver instruction, while also mitigating the spread of the virus, we rely on many sources of information. We regularly confer with the professionals at the Macomb County Health Department (MCHD) on COVID-related issues and we monitor data sources that inform of the prevalence of COVID-19 in our school community.

If your child has tested positive for COVID-19, or been exposed to a positive case, please fill out the following form. The questionnaire will help us determine quarantine time for your student. If you are reporting for multiple children, please complete a separate form for each child. After your responses are received our COVID Assistant (Laurie Freedman, (586) 723-2178) will contact you as soon as possible.

COVID Reporting Community Form

Cleaning & Disinfecting

Chippewa Valley Schools is committed to providing a clean and safe environment for our students, staff, and community. All student and staff areas will be cleaned and disinfected on a regular schedule.