November 18, 2021
Tomorrow, Friday, November 19, students are dismissed at 1:40. Students should also wear their pillar color or t-shirt to school tomorrow for our monthly Eagle's Nest. There is NO Hot Lunch this Friday, Nov. 19.
Next week, Monday, November 22nd - Friday, November 26th is a fall break, no school, for students. We are GRATEFUL for our students, staff, parents, and all members of the Bloomingdale Community.
Students can participate in a KINDNESS CHALLENGE that was created by our very own student, Lily Puchalski, 3rd Grade. Students watched this VIDEO created by Lily (and Izzy, 1st Grade) in class this week and learned about the challenge. Lily's goal is to make people happy and the world a better place...one act of kindness at a time! Kindness Challenge is due Dec. 1.
Reminder if you ordered from the Charleston Wrap Fundraiser you can pick up your items on Monday, November 22 either during your parent/teacher conference or in the school lobby from 4:00-6:00.
Pizza Hot Lunch is currently on Fridays (but NOT Friday, Nov. 19). The PTO is looking to ADD a day of hot lunch on Wednesdays starting in January BUT will need volunteers to help! If you are available to volunteer to help at hot lunch on Wednesdays from 11:30-1:00, please reach out to email@example.com. Adding a day only works if we have volunteers (6-8 volunteers). The next Hot Lunch Sign-Up will be posted in the Express from Dec. 2-17.
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.
Please enjoy the rest of your week!
Monday, Nov. 15- Friday, Nov. 19: Erickson's Week of Gratitude, Marklund Day School Collection
Friday, November 19: Early Dismissal 1:40, Eagle's Nest (Wear your Pillar Shirt), End of 1st Trimester, NO Hot Lunch
Monday-Friday, November 22-26: No School
November 29-December 17: Mitten Tree at Erickson (see flyer below)
Wednesday, December 1: Wacky Wednesday Sports Day
Friday, December 3: Pizza Hot Lunch
Thursday, December 9: Holiday Gift Shop at Erickson w/ family 6-8pm (see flyer below)
Friday, December 10: Spirit Day & Holiday Gift Shop - Students shop during the school day (see flyer below)
Friday, December 10: Report Cards sent home with students & Pizza Hot Lunch
Week of Gratitude: November 15-19
Erickson students engaged in a variety of activities in art, music, library and the classroom this week that reminded us all to be grateful and appreciate others. See pictures below from a few of our gratitude breakfast events with 3rd Grade Students & around the building.
Families can complete an optional 21 Day Family Gratitude Challenge. The challenge will be due December 1. Special Eagle Tickets will be rewarded to those students who complete the family challenge!
Marklund Day School in Bloomingdale collection is still going on! Last day is Friday! See the flyer below to see what you can donate.
Winter Weather: 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.
Board of Education Information
Dear Bloomingdale Community,
There is a regular meeting of the Board of Education scheduled for Monday, November 22, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be in person and accessible virtually through the directions attached. For a look at the complete agenda, please go to the District website at www.sd13.org and hover over the District Information tab and click on Board of Education.
Attached File: Webinar Instructions 112221.pdf
PTO Contact Information: Stay in touch with the PTO by connecting with them on Remind and Twitter.
Dine Out Event: December 7th from 4-8PM. will be our Dine Out Event at Noodles and Company
Holiday Gift Shop: The PTO will be hosting the Holiday Gift Shop for students on Thursday 12/9 from 6-8pm and Friday 12/10 during school hours. The Holiday Gift Shop is an opportunity for students to shop for holiday gifts for family and friends. Shopping envelopes will be sent home after fall break.
DuJardin Custodian Job Opening
Night Custodian at DuJardin School
Hours - Mon - Fri, 2:30 pm to 11 pm, 12 months/year
Salary - $16.00 to $17.00 per hour based on experience
90% board paid single health and dental insurance
Pension plan participation
Two weeks vacation after 1 year
For more information go to https://www.sd13.org/Employment.aspx or contact Greg Leyden, Director of Buildings and Grounds at 630-582-5188
Siblings do not need to quarantine if a family member has symptoms: Siblings are now allowed to stay in school if family members have symptoms related to Covid, as long as the symptomatic individual is tested within 24 hours of onset of symptoms.
Covid Dashboard: Erickson will stop sending home the notification of COVID-19 positive cases as they arise. In many cases, this creates unnecessary anxiety for others. A dashboard has been placed on the Return to Learn website to document cases throughout the year and will be updated regularly to provide the most accurate information for the greater community. Click here to access the Covid Dashboard.