Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

September 29, 2022

Dear Erickson Families,

TOMORROW, September 30 from 4:30-6:00 is the MAC Walk Cal's Angels Fundraiser. This is going to be a BIG event for the Bloomingdale Community in honor of Michael Carr. Food (hotdogs grilled by Mr. Haugens, chips, popcorn, water), Raffle Tickets for AMAZING prizes, Music (DJ) with proceeds to help support pediatric cancer research. Please consider attending! If you haven't RSVP'd you can still register at the event. We are collecting a $10.00 donation per walker to support the work of Cal’s Angels. Looking forward to seeing our Erickson Family and the Bloomingdale Community coming together to remember Michael and support Cal's Angels.

HOT LUNCH...ORDER closes TOMORROW, Friday, September 30.

Erickson PTO is fundraising using Cherrydale & Otis Spunkmeyer. Students can earn prizes for selling items. Please make sure to check out the fundraising folder students brought home. Profits go back into classrooms and toward students. This is how we were able to purchase the Gaga Pit for the school. See below for information and contests. Last day to sell is September 30th, tomorrow.

Character Counts Celebration on October 4 from 6:00-7:00...all Bloomingdale students are invited to the Character Counts Celebration at Old Town Park: 111 3rd St, Bloomingdale. Erickson's Student Council will be performing along with all the other Bloomingdale Schools. This is a night, sponsored by the Bloomingdale Character Coalition, to celebrate all the pillars of character.

Anderson Book Fair will be at Erickson on Oct. 5-6. Students are able to shop for books on Oct. 5-6. We also have an evening family book fair event on Oct. 5 from 4:00-6:30pm. Families can come to the Erickson library and shop at the book fair.

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: or 630-529-2223.

Have a great rest of your week!

Stacy Johnston



Important Dates

September 30: 4:30-6:00- MAC Walk after school- Fundraiser for Cal's Angels- see info below.

  • October 4: Character Counts Night Old Town - 6:00-7:00 (Student Council will be performing),
  • October 5: Wacky Wednesday - THEME: Twins Day, Students can wear the same clothes or accessories as another friend or teacher.
  • October 5: Anderson Book Fair - students can shop during the school day & Family Night 4:00-6:30 in the library- Come shop for books!

    October 6: Anderson Book Fair - students can shop during the school day

    October 7: Teacher Institute Day - No School

    October 10: No School - Indigenous Peoples Day

    SAVE THE DATES - Future Events

  • Socktober Spirit Day Event for the Socks for Souls Charity: Friday, Oct. 14 - Donate a pair of new socks, wear crazy socks and dress in Erickson Spirit Wear all to support a good cause. There will be a classroom competition of who can earn the most spirit points for donating socks and showing school spirit. Start watching for sock sales ;-)

  • Family Pumpkin Night: October 20 from 5:00-7:00 at Erickson

  • Halloween Parade on October 31: The parade outside will be 1:30-2:00 for preschool-5th grade. The AM kindergarten/preschool parade will be at 10:00.

  • Veteran's Day Fun Run for Wounded Warriors: Nov. 11 from 3:30-4:15

  • Veteran's Day School Assembly...start thinking about veterans you may know to invite to our Veteran's Day assembly on Nov. 11 in the afternoon.
  • Hot Lunch - ORDER NOW - Last day is September 30

    Hot Lunch is a program run by the PTO to benefit both the parents and the students. This program exists because of parent volunteers.

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    Job Posting

    If you or someone you know is qualified and interested in the following position, please apply using the link below:

    Registered Nurse - Full-Time

    Job Description

    Apply Here


    Please join D13 on September 30, 2022 at Erickson: 4:30-6:00- to raise awareness for Pediatric Cancer in honor of Michael Carr. Raffle Tickets, Hotdogs, Chips, Water, and Popcorn will be available for cash purchase. The donations will go to Cal's Angels in honor of Michael. There will also be a DJ, so please come to walk, dance and eat!

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    Bloomingdale Public Library Programs

    Here is the link to our new upcoming programming at BPL. There is something for everyone! A Bloomingdale library card is not necessary for most of our programs, so if you have questions, please contact Bloomingdale Public Library.

    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

    o Use the in-app “✉” button (right corner) to provide feedback

    PARENT UNIVERSITY - Review flyer below

    October 13, 2022, 7:00pm

    Lake Park East, 600 Medinah Rd., Roselle, IL 60172

    This event will last approximately 1 hour.

    RSVP required (Space is limited)

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    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.

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    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.

    School Hours:

    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

    Lunch Hours:

    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

    Arrival & Dismissal Procedures: Click here to learn about arrival and dismissal procedures for the 2022-2023 school year. Families should utilize the side parking lot for pick-up and drop-off. The front parking lot is designated for buses only. Morning arrival is between 8:25am-8:40am. Staff begin to supervise students at 8:25 am. Grades K and 4-5 will enter through the front doors. Grades 1-3 will enter through the side of the building. Students will begin to enter the school at 8:35 and go directly to their classrooms. School beings at 8:40.

    Follow Erickson on Twitter: @D13Eagles

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    Erickson Committee PTO Volunteer Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to volunteer at PTO events throughout the school year.

    Erickson Room Parent Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to help support your child's classroom.

    PTO Directory: The PTO Directory will be published for all PAID PTO members. If you do NOT want your phone number, address, email address in the PTO Directory, please email Mrs. Johnston.


    If you are interested in ordering another Pillar Shirt, please fill out this PILLAR SHIRT ORDER FORM and send $10 in a marked envelope "PILLAR SHIRT" with your child. A new Pillar Shirt will be delivered to your child once the money is received. Please fill out one form per child.
    District 13 Virtual Backpack

    The Backpack is filled with flyers and information from various organizations located throughout Bloomingdale.

    Erickson Family Calendar

    Includes all the Erickson dates for the school year