September 8, 2022
Dear Erickson Families,
Tomorrow is SPIRIT DAY! Encourage your child to wear blue and gold (yellow) or Erickson spirit wear tomorrow. The classroom with the MOST spirit in each grade level wing, will win an eagle to display outside of their classroom. Let's SOAR with school spirit tomorrow!
During the month of September, Erickson will support hunger awareness and collect canned food items to donate to the Bloomingdale Food Pantry and the Northern Illinois Food bank. This is in partnership with the Character Counts Bloomingdale Coalition. Students can bring in food items (check the flyer below for most needed items) to donate throughout the week and place in the marked bins in the lobby.
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.
Have a great rest of your week!
SAVE THE DATES
Curriculum Night: Thursday, September 15- There will be two identical presentations from 6:00-6:40 & 6:50-7:30 at Erickson. The Fine Arts Team (Librarian, PE, Art & Music) will have a brief presentation in the library from 6:40-6:50 if you would like to learn about Fine Arts programming. Feel free to drop in and see a specialist (special education teacher, speech, social worker, etc.) anytime between 6:00-7:30.
Picture Day: Wednesday, September 28- Ordering will be online- the picture order form with details will go home Thursday or Friday.
Please reach out if you ever have any questions, call 630-529-2223 or email: email@example.com.
September 6-16: Reading and Math MAP Assessments (see classroom teacher's newsletters for specific testing dates for your students)
*Please note: 1:40 Early Dismissal Days/School Improvement are on FRIDAY. Early Dismissal/School Improvement days are one Friday per month and FULL DAY students are dismissed at 1:40 while teachers are involved in professional development activities. Half-Day PM Kindergarten and Half-Day PM preschool attend school at their normal PM times. Please view the calendar below for dates, so you can plan for the future.
Go Orange for Hunger Action
National Go Orange Day for Hunger Action is Friday, September 23, 2022. The community is encouraged to wear orange to work or school!
SAFETY DAY - September 23 (date changed from Sept. 14)
There is an option to opt out of the lockdown drill. If you would like to opt out of the lockdown drill, please send me, Mrs. Johnston, an email stating your desire to opt your child(ren) out of the drill.
NWEA MAP Assessment & Aimsweb Assessment
To gather additional information about students’ skills we will be Aimsweb benchmarking students in the areas of reading and math during the month of September. This is a quick assessment.
Please expect buses to run a little late for the first few weeks of school as drivers are learning students' names and bus stop locations. I will be riding each bus home at dismissal, over the next few weeks, to learn routes. It is recommended to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before the expected arrival time. If you have any questions about the bus, please fill out the form below. Bus routes are created by the bus company. Every student is routed who lives more than 1.5 miles from school. If you do NOT want the bus service because you pick up and drop off everyday, please fill out the same form below to decline bus service. Bus riding families were sent an email regarding signing up for the First View Bus Tracking App. Here is the information to reference if you are interested: BUS APP INFORMATION
If you received your child's bus route and have a question/concern...please fill out this form and we will get back to you with information.
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.
Paper Co. - Tutoring
Bloomingdale School District has partnered with Paper.co (https://paper.co/) to offer free 24/7 tutoring, homework, study help and essay review to students grades 4-8! Have a math problem at home you could use help with? Start a tutor session with the professional tutors at Paper! Your student just needs to sign in with their school Google account or through Clever.
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.
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
Follow Erickson on Twitter: @D13Eagles
The Backpack is filled with flyers and information from various organizations located throughout Bloomingdale.