Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

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'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: or 630-529-2223.

Have a great rest of your week!

Stacy Johnston



Below is an Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough challenge! Look in your fundraising packet, sell cookie dough and you will be entered into a contest.
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Important Dates

September 23rd: Safety Day (changed from Sept. 14): Fire Drill, Severe Weather Drill, Lockdown Drill (see below for information)

  • September 23rd: National Go Orange Day for Hunger Action- The community is encouraged to wear orange to work or school!
  • September 28: Picture Day
  • September 30: 4:30-6:00- MAC Walk after school- Fundraiser for Cal's Angels- see info below.
  • October 4: Character Counts Night Old Town - 6:00-7:00 (Student Council will be performing)
  • October 5: Wacky Wednesday - THEME: Twins Day, Students can wear the same clothes or accessories as another friend or teacher.
  • 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.

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    Job Posting

    If you or someone you know is qualified and interested in the following position, please apply using the link below:

    Registered Nurse - Full-Time

    Job Description

    Apply Here


    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!

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    FirstView® - Customer Support

    FirstView® provides a dedicated customer support team Monday through Friday to assist you:

    o Call toll-free 888-889-8920 from 7:00 a.m. ET to 5:00 p.m. ET

    o Email Customer Support at

    o Use the in-app “✉” button (right corner) to provide feedback

    PARENT UNIVERSITY - Review flyer below

    October 13, 2022, 7:00pm

    Lake Park East, 600 Medinah Rd., Roselle, IL 60172

    This event will last approximately 1 hour.

    RSVP required (Space is limited)

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    Go Orange for Hunger Action

    Erickson Elementary School will be participating in Go Orange for Hunger Action during the month of September. We will be collecting food and diapers for the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry is now a member of the Northern Illinois Food Bank, so they will be receiving the food and diaper donations. Donation boxes will be in the front lobby during the month of September. See the flyer for a list of the most needed items. Donations can also be made online donate online, (every $1 provides $8 worth of food).

    National Go Orange Day for Hunger Action is Friday, September 23, 2022. The community is encouraged to wear orange to work or school!

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    SAFETY DAY - September 23 (date changed from Sept. 14)

    On Safety Day, we practice a variety of safety drills: fire drill with the Fire Department, the severe weather drill (tornado), and the lockdown drill with our Police Liaison, Officer Jaffey. We also review recess, lunch, classroom, hallway and bus safety. Practicing these drills and reviewing expectations ensures students know what the safety expectations are and what to do in an emergency.

    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.


    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.

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    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.

    School Hours:

    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

    Lunch Hours:

    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

    Arrival & Dismissal Procedures: Click here to learn about arrival and dismissal procedures for the 2022-2023 school year. Families should utilize the side parking lot for pick-up and drop-off. The front parking lot is designated for buses only. Morning arrival is between 8:25am-8:40am. Staff begin to supervise students at 8:25 am. Grades K and 4-5 will enter through the front doors. Grades 1-3 will enter through the side of the building. Students will begin to enter the school at 8:35 and go directly to their classrooms. School beings at 8:40.

    Follow Erickson on Twitter: @D13Eagles

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    Erickson Committee PTO Volunteer Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to volunteer at PTO events throughout the school year.

    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.


    If you are interested in ordering another Pillar Shirt, please fill out this PILLAR SHIRT ORDER FORM and send $10 in a marked envelope "PILLAR SHIRT" with your child. A new Pillar Shirt will be delivered to your child once the money is received. Please fill out one form per child.
    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