September 15, 2022
Dear Erickson Families,
Tonight is curriculum night. 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. This event is for parents only.
TOMORROW, September 16 is the first early dismissal day. ALL FULL DAY students will be dismissed at at 1:40 tomorrow. Half-day PM kindergarten meets at their normal time. There is NO morning or afternoon preschool tomorrow.
Character Counts Pillar Day is also tomorrow, September 16th. Students should wear their pillar t-shirts or pillar color. Kindergarten students should wear their character counts shirts.
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!
PTO FALL FUNDRAISER - Information coming home with students on Friday
September 15th: CURRICULUM NIGHT: 6:00-6:40 & 6:50-7:30.
*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 attend school at their normal PM times. Please view the calendar below for dates, so you can plan for the future.
PICTURE DAY IS COMING SEPTEMBER 28, 2022
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.
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.
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
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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.
September 20: Dine Out Night - Cafe' Zupas 4:00pm to 9:00pm
The Backpack is filled with flyers and information from various organizations located throughout Bloomingdale.