November 17, 2022
Dear Erickson Families,
Tomorrow, Friday, November 18th is Early Dismissal 1:40. Grades 1-5 will dismiss at 1:40. Kindergarten PM will dismiss at 3:30, as usual. Students should wear their pillar shirts or pillar color for Eagle's Nest on Friday.
During the month of November, our school community has been discussing gratitude. Third grade students created a service project on gratitude and visited each classroom at Erickson to share The Gratitude Postcard Project. All Erickson Eagles were given two “postcards” to give to community members to show their gratitude. Your student may have completed these at school or brought them home to complete at home. The directions were to hand deliver the postcards to community members over the next week. Some ideas for community members are: nurses, doctors, firefighters, postal workers, librarians, city officials, coaches, store employees, etc.! Ask your child about the postcard project.
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.
I am very GRATEFUL to be a part of the Erickson School Community. I am blessed to work with your children every day. THANK YOU for sharing your children with us! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
STRETCHING FOR WOUNDED WARRIOR FUN RUN
THANK YOU VETERANS
November 14 - December 2: Parent Teacher Conferences
November 18: 1st Trimester Ends, Hot Lunch - hot dog/buttered pasta, Early Dismissal 1:40, Eagles Nest, Wear your Pillar shirt.
November 21 thru November 25: NO SCHOOL
November 28: Hot Lunch Pizza
November 30: Westfield Holiday Band Assembly at Erickson
December 2: Hot Lunch Hot Dog/Buttered Pasta
December 5: Hot Lunch Pizza
December 7: Wacky Wednesday: Favorite Movie Day
December 8: PTO-Holiday Gift Corner 6:00-8:00 pm
December 9: Progress Reports Emailed home, Holiday Gift Corner during the School Day, Hot Lunch: Hot Dog/Buttered Pasta, SPIRIT DAY- Wear Blue and Gold
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.
WINTER IS APPROACHING: 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: PTO is excited to have the Holiday Gift Corner again this year on Thursday, 12/8/22 from 6-8 PM (for families) and Friday 12/9/22 during school hours only for students to shop. Parents are welcome to come shop with their child from 6-8 on 12/8 or send money with their child to shop during the school day on Friday. Parents are not permitted to come shop during the school hours so please plan accordingly.
Thank you to Katie Jezek & Family for all of their hard work at the Wounded Warrior Fun Run and the Fall Fundraiser!
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser: Doughnuts for a great cause!! Erickson Elementary PTO is giving you the best reason to indulge in a dozen (or two) Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Until November 28, 2022, 50% of your order will be donated back to Erickson Elementary PTO when you purchase via our fundraising sales page! Simply buy online, visit your local store & redeem using your code. Treat yourself or even gift them to friends and family here:
Dine Out Night: Our next dine out is at Panera on 11/29/22 from 4pm-8pm. See Attached flyer.
Winter Party: Our next party is the Winter Party on December 16 from 11-12 pm. Head room parents for each classroom need to submit the list of parent volunteers for visitor badges to be prepared in advance. Room parents should submit the party plan 1 week in advance for teacher approval. The plan for the party should also include any food items with the ingredient list.
Assessment Data Information
On the District Website parents can review district MAP Assessment Data from the 2021-2022 school year. By visiting the Illinois School Report Card Website parents can review school and district 3rd-5th grade data in regards to the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), state assessment. After reviewing the data, you will find that Erickson Elementary students consistently perform better than the national/state average.
S.T.E.A.M. AND CHESS SCHOLARS - AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS - WINTER REGISTRATION
Cold and Flu Season- Keep Everyone in District 13 Healthy
It will soon be fall and this is a great opportunity to remind you that cold and flu season is upon us. It is vital that we work together to keep everyone in District 13 healthy. The nurses have noticed an increase in the number of students displaying fevers, coughs, and other cold-like symptoms. There have also been absences due to a diagnosis of Influenza. District 13 tracks all influenza activity along with other illnesses and reports data to the DuPage County Health Department on a daily basis to determine if additional measures are warranted. At this time, no additional measures are needed. Prevention continues to be the most effective means in reducing the spread of influenza and other illnesses.
Students who report to the Health Office with a fever and/or a report of feeling poorly are sent home. To minimize the spread of illnesses in school, it is recommended that your child stay home from school and other extracurricular activities if flu or cold symptoms are present. The following guidelines may help you decide to keep your child home or send them to school:
CONSIDER KEEPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME FOR REST AND OBSERVATION IF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS ARE PRESENT:
Very stuffy or runny nose
Mild sore throat (free of fever/not exposed to Strep of Covid)
Mild stomach ache
KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Fever 100 degrees or greater.
Vomiting (even once)
General malaise or feelings of fatigue
Frequent congested (wet) or croup cough
Large amount of nasal congestion with frequent nose blowing
TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF FLU AND OTHER ILLNESSES
Wash hands frequently
Do not touch eyes, nose, or mouth
Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, wash hands afterward
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Viral infections are the most contagious during the first 48 hours, usually before symptoms fully manifest. Anyone who has a fever is to remain home until they are fever-free for a full 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Anyone who is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea is to remain home until they are clear of vomiting and/or diarrhea for a full 24 hours. Anyone who has a persistent sore throat or a cough may return to school after being seen by a physician for evaluation and has begun any necessary treatment. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on medication for at least 24 hours before he/she is considered non-contagious and able to return to school. Keeping your ill child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom and allow your child to fully recover.
Thank you for doing your part in helping make this season as healthy as possible.
Bloomingdale School District #13
Parent-Teacher Conferences: November 14 - December 2
- Parent Teacher conference sign-up: Conferences will be held between November 14th and December 2. Virtual and in-person conferences are available. ALL staff will be in the building for conferences November 21. Please sign up for a time to meet with your child's teacher.
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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.