September 22, 2022
Dear Erickson Families,
Hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of Fall. I am looking forward to cooler weather. Reminder to send a fall coat or sweatshirt with your child as mornings are often cooler than the afternoons.
TOMORROW, September 23rd is Safety Day & Go Orange Day. We will be practicing a Fire Drill, Severe Weather and Lockdown Drill (see more info below). Tomorrow is also National Go Orange Day for Hunger Action. The community is encouraged to wear orange to work or school! 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.
HOT LUNCH is now open to purchase...orders due by Friday, September 30th. Flyers went home today (flyer is also below).
Erickson PTO is fundraising using Cherrydale & Ottis Spunkmeyer. Students can earn prizes for selling items. Please make sure to check out the fundraising folder students brought home. Profits go back into classrooms and toward students. This is how we were able to purchase the Gaga Pit for the school. See below for information and contests. Last day to sell is September 30th.
MAC Walk...Cal's Angels Fundraiser on Friday, September 30th. This is going to be a BIG event for the Bloomingdale Community in honor of Michael Carr. Food, Raffle Tickets, Music (DJ) with proceeds to help support Pediatric Cancer research. Please consider attending! See flyer below.
Bring your smiles on September 28th...it's Picture Day!
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 SEPTEMBER 16- SEPTEMBER 30
September 23rd: Safety Day (changed from Sept. 14): Fire Drill, Severe Weather Drill, Lockdown Drill (see below for information)
October 5 & 6: Anderson Book Fair - more information to follow
October 7: Teacher Institute Day - No School
October 10: No School - Indigenous Peoples Day
*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.
Hot Lunch - FORM IS NOW OPEN
Hot Lunch is a program run by the PTO to benefit both the parents and the students. This program exists because of parent volunteers.
NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER.... BLOOMINGDALE SD13 GOING GOLD FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER
Please join D13 on September 30, 2022 at Erickson: 4:30-6:00- to raise awareness for Pediatric Cancer in honor of Michael Carr. Raffle Tickets, Hotdogs, Chips, Water, and Popcorn will be available for you to purchase. The donations will go to Cal's Angels in honor of Michael. There will also be a DJ, so please come to walk, dance and eat!
PICTURE DAY IS COMING SEPTEMBER 28, 2022
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PARENT UNIVERSITY - Review flyer below
Lake Park East, 600 Medinah Rd., Roselle, IL 60172
This event will last approximately 1 hour.
RSVP required (Space is limited)
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
Follow Erickson on Twitter: @D13Eagles
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.
CHARACTER COUNTS PILLAR SHIRTS
The Backpack is filled with flyers and information from various organizations located throughout Bloomingdale.