Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

July 14, 2022

Dear Erickson Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and creating wonderful family memories together! This is the SUMMER issue of the Erickson Express. The next Express will be on Thursday, August 11 and will continue to be published every Thursday throughout the school year.

Important Beginning of the Year Dates:

  • August 9 & 10: NEW STUDENT TESTING (grades 1-5) by appointment ONLY - call school office to schedule 630-529-2223
  • August 17 - 3:00-6:00 pm: INFORMATION DAY: Families can come to Erickson to find out classroom teacher, bus routes, PTO information, after school events, etc. Families can walk the building. Teachers are not present on this day.
  • August 24th - 2:30-3:30: MEET THE TEACHER/SCHOOL SUPPLY DROP OFF (ALL GRADES: Preschool-5th Grade). Bring your school supplies to drop off and meet your new teacher!
  • August 25th: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL -1st-5th Grade (8:40-3:30)
  • August 25-26: Kindergarten Assessment - Kindergarten Families should call the office 630-529-2223 to schedule a time for Aug. 25-26.
  • August 26: Back to School Bash in the evening (PTO event more info to come)
  • August 29th: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL -Preschool (AM-8:50-11:20 or PM-12:50-3:20) & Kindergarten (AM-8:40-11:30) or (PM-12:40-3:30)

SCHOOL CALENDAR for 2022-2023 (click to see calendar)


Please reach out if you have any question or concerns. The best way to reach me would be via email or phone: or 630-529-2223.

Have a wonderful day!

Stacy Johnston


***Returning Student Registration*** before June 14

Returning Student Registration for 2022-2023 opened in March 14. Please refer to the informational email message that was sent to the primary parent / guardian's email account. To complete the registration form, parents / guardians will need to log-in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you do not remember your username or password, a Forgot Password option is available with the PowerSchool Parent portal.

Returning Student Enrollment Page

If you know you are NOT returning to Erickson Elementary for the 22-23 school year, please notify the office 630-529-2223.

2022-2023 Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Parents wishing to enroll their new student into Bloomingdale School District 13 for the 2022-2023 school year can enroll online by clicking on this link: SD13 Enrollment Form

Please check out the “What’s Needed to Enroll My Student?” document located on the SD13 enrollment website.

2022-2023 Approved School Calendar

School Supply Kits- Opens May 20th -Time To Order for 2022-2023 School Year

It’s not too early to order school supplies for next year. The PTO offers a convenient no hassle way to order and prepackaged school supplies which will be delivered directly to your home! See Flyer below. Here is the link

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Staff Update

Miss Ott (1st grade teacher)...will be moving from 1st grade to 2nd grade (replacing Mrs. Atchison due to retirement).

Mrs. Ikens and Mrs. Holm (Current 3rd Grade Teachers)...will be job sharing a 3rd grade classroom. Two amazing classroom.

New Teacher, Mrs. Weber will be a 3rd Grade Teacher.

New Teacher, Mr. Litavecz will be the Gym Teacher.
New Teacher, Victoria Zbizek will be a K-1 Structured Teacher.

New Teacher, Natalie Moore will be a Preschool Teacher.

New Teacher, Grace Brandon will be the Preschool Speech Pathologist.

Return to School District 13 Community Forum

A Return to School District 13 Community Forum that will be held on Monday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Erickson Elementary School. The topic will be safety and will address: Building site and safety drills; Health protocols for 2022-2023; Student safety; Online safety at school and at home.

Summer Enrichment Opportunity- available June 21-August 12

Summer Learning Opportunity available June 21-August 12

District 13 is excited to provide students completing grades 1 through 7 access to IXL, an adaptive online educational program for both Reading and Math skills. Students completing grades 4 through 7 will also have access to, our online tutoring subscription, if they need additional support with the materials.

There are diagnostic tests, weekly plan recommendations for students and the option to go to a skill and start a lesson. Please see this tutorial for information: Summer Learning with IXL and

5th Grade Band Information

Incoming 5th graders can still sign up for band! If interested, please review the following information from Mrs. Metzger, Band Director. BEGINNER BAND INFORMATION

PTO Information

Open Volunteer Positions: We have a few Chair positions that we need filled in order to continue the programs and events. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the positions or if you are interested. Details Attached. Thank you!

Amazon Smile: Did you know you could support Erickson Elementary every time you shop on Amazon all year long? It's really easy, save the AmazonSmile feature in your account. You earn money for the school with every purchase made.

Box Tops: Don't forget to download and use the Box Tops app to scan your receipts and earn money for Erickson.

PTO Contact Information: Stay in touch with the PTO by connecting with them on Remind and Twitter.

Erickson Elementary PTO - Open Volunteer Positions for 2022/23 School Year

Fun Fair/Back to School Event: Two volunteers work together to coordinate a back to school event in August on a Friday evening. The event includes the sale of food/drinks, and entertainment provided, such as inflatables, face painting, games, photo booth, magic show and a DJ. The entertainment may change from one year to the next.

Holiday Gift Corner: One volunteer coordinates the opportunity for students to purchase inexpensive gifts for their families for the holiday season. The volunteer works with approximately 20 volunteers to help inventory, set up display tables, price items, help students make their selections, and act as cashier.

Holiday Cookie Decorating: One volunteer coordinates with an outside vendor (Entrée Kitchen or local bakery like D’s Treats) to have a holiday cookie decorating event on an evening in December at Erickson Elementary. Children decorate cookies to take home. Santa makes a visit and provides a small treat to the students.

Talent Show: One volunteer coordinates the Talent Show for 4th & 5th Grade students. The volunteer works with an Erickson staff member to oversee auditions, rehearsals, an evening performance for families and a day time performance for the student body. The process usually start after Winter Break with a performance in February or March.

Spring Family Fun Night: Two volunteers work together to coordinate a family fun night in the Spring. Family activities may include: Movie Night, Bingo Night and Paint Night. The list of activities may change from one year to the next.

Field Day: One additional volunteer to help Co-Chair & coordinate approximately 30 volunteers to assist on Field Day. Field Day is a fun day of outdoor games and other activities at the end of the school year. The day includes snacks, lunch, and afternoon treat, all provided by the PTO. As well as game set-up, and coordinating volunteers to assist with the games. Field Day is coordinated with the Physical Education Department. One position filled - Thank You Dee Patel! We still need 1 more volunteer!

Please reach out to Erickson PTO if you are interested in filling any of these volunteer positions at We need YOU to help continue these events & activities for the 2022/23 school year.

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