January 19, 2023
Dear Erickson Families,
Kindergarten Registration coming soon in February. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2023, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2023-2024 school year. More information to follow.
Valentine's Day is Tuesday, February 14th and at Erickson we LOVE to create fun experiences for students!
- We will have our annual PTO Valentine's Day parties on Tuesday, February 14th.
- Morning Kindergarten and Preschool parties will be at 10:20-11:20
- Preschool through 5th grade afternoon parties will be from 2:00-3:00.
- Students can bring in valentines to pass out to classmates. They can bring in a packaged food item (ie- sucker) or non-food item to accompany the valentine that will go home. Teachers will communicate if there are food allergies (ie- nuts) in the classroom so you know what not to purchase if your child chooses to participate in passing out valentines.
- The PTO will again be sponsoring a valentine fundraiser called Valentine Grams. Students will be bringing home copy of the Valentine Grams Flyer next week! Stay tuned.
Students who participate in the Accelerated Reader program and have earned 50 points by January 22 are invited to Accelerated Reader (AR) Night Out on Friday, January 27th from 6:00-8:00pm at Erickson. Keep reading! The deadline to earn 50 points is January 22. AR Night Out is only for students who earn 50 AR points. If you earn 50 points, Mrs. Grover and Miss Bley will send home a permission slip with the student.
SAVE THE DATES for Future Events- Mark your Calendars
PTO BINGO NIGHT: Thursday, February 16th from 6:00-7:00 at Erickson
PTO PAINT NIGHT: Thursday, March 9 from 5:30-6:15 (session 1) or 6:30-7:15 (session 2)
SPRING OPEN HOUSE (previously called Portfolio Night): Thursday, May 25 from 5:30-7:00
LAST DAY of SCHOOL: June 8th (as long as we don't use snow days or cold weather days). If we use a cold day/snow day the last day is extended a day. So this date will be finalized after we get through the winter.
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.
JANUARY 3 - JANUARY 31, 2023 POP TAB COLLECTION
January 20, 2023 - Hot Lunch, No Preschool
January 23, 2023 - Hot Lunch
January 26, 2023 - District Spelling Bee
January 27, 2023 - Hot Lunch, Accelerated Read night(by invitation only)
January 30, 2023 - Hot Lunch
January 30 through February 10 - SOUPer Bowl
collecting food and supplies for the Bloomingdale Food Pantry
February 1, 2023 - Wacky Wednesday THEME: Backwards Day
February 3, 2023 - Hot Lunch
AIMSWEB Winter Benchmark Assessment
AIMSWEB Winter Benchmark Assessment: This next week, all students in first - fifth grade will participate in AIMSWeb Benchmark reading and math assessments. These assessments are very short and help the school evaluate the growth of our students. This is the first year the Bloomingdale School District has used the AIMSWeb assessment for all students. If you have questions about these assessments please reach out to the classroom teacher.
The elementary school districts that send their students to Lake Park High School have collaboratively offered a parent university learning opportunity available free using the Zoom platform. The program is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25 between 7-8 p.m. and hosted by Tom Hierck on the topic: Supporting the Whole Child. Tom Hierck will share with parents executive functioning and addressing stress and trauma with an eye on their own children. If you are interested in observing or participating in this learning opportunity, the link to register can be found HERE.
PTO Meeting: Our next PTO meeting is February 8 , 2023 from 5:30-6:30. Come and join us for our monthly meeting. We love to see new faces and new ideas!
Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser: Join us on February 7th to support Erickson Elementary School by ordering through the CFA One App during the event and a portion of sales will be donated accordingly.
PTO Valentine's Day Party on February 14th!
(Students can bring in Valentines to pass out to all students in their classroom)
PTO Valentine Grams: Look for information to come home next week about Valentine Grams!
S.T.E.A.M. AND CHESS SCHOLARS - AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS - WINTER REGISTRATION
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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.