October 6, 2022
Dear Erickson Families,
The MAC Walk Cal's Angels Fundraiser was a huge success and raised over $7000.00 for Cal's Angels and was donated in Michael Carr's name. Lucky Looms, the 5th Grade fundraiser led by Hannah, Diya & Zhara, raised $246.00. Way to go girls! Thank you to the Erickson community for supporting such an important cause and for being so generous. See pictures below from the event.
Each year schools in Bloomingdale nominate one student from the 5th grade class to win the Youth Character Counts Award. This year's recipient is Quinn C. Quinn is a student who consistently shows the six pillars of character and SOARS each day at Erickson. Congratulations to Quinn! During the event the Erickson Student Council performed a song about friendship. It was nice to see Erickson students performing in front of the community.
October 14th is our SUPER SPIRIT DAY. On this day students can bring in socks to donate to Socks for Souls via the Bloomingdale Character Counts! Coalition. Students can wear spirit wear, CRAZY SOCKS, and bring in a pair of socks to donate. The classroom from each wing with the most spirit (a point for each of the above) will win a popsicle party. Let's show our school spirit and support Socks for Souls.
Enjoy the 4 day weekend as there is NO school on Friday, Oct. 7 or Monday, Oct. 10.
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!
October 7: Teacher Institute Day - No School
October 10: No School - Indigenous Peoples Day
October 14: Socktober Spirit Day Event, Hot Lunch Hot dog/Buttered pasta
October 17: Hot Lunch Pizza
October 19: PTO Meeting 5:30 Erickson Library & PTO Portillos Dine Out Night
October 20: Family Pumpkin Night 5:00-7:00
October 21: Hot Lunch Hot dog/Buttered pasta
October 24: Hot Lunch Pizza
October 24-28: Red Ribbon Week
October 28: Early Dismissal 1:40, Eagles Nest, Hot Lunch Hot dog/Buttered pasta
October 31: Halloween parade/parties, Hot Lunch Pizza
MAC WALK - Cal's Angels
SAVE THE DATES - Future Events
Parent-Teacher Conferences: November 14 - December 2
- Parent Teacher conference sign-up will become available on Friday, Oct. 7th. I will send an email at 3:00 on Friday with the sign-up links for all teachers. Conferences will be held between November 14th and December 2. Virtual and in-person conferences are available. ALL staff will be in the building for conferences November 21.
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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)
Illinois Writing Contest - Grades 4-5
On behalf of State Representative Seth Lewis, we received information as it relates to the Illinois Secretary of State's "Letters About Literature", a reading and writing competition for grades four through 12. See flyer below for details. Participate if you would like!
Trinity Community Clinic
Trinity Lutheran Church and School is hosting their annual community service event, the Clinic at a NEW earlier date of Saturday, October 15 from 8:30a-2:30p. Registration is required for an hour time-slot to attend.
After 2 years of a drive-thru configuration, we are opening up our building to provide for and serve guests. Services offered are:
- A breakfast meal
- Medical and dental screenings
- Some clothing items (especially kids clothing)
- A quilt or blanket
- Social services information
To attend the clinic, please use the button below to register for family and choose an hour time-slot to attend. Please note that there are limited spots per time-slot. Please follow all instructions outlined in the form.
Guests will be allowed into the building on Saturday, October 15 based on their registered time-slot.
We look forward to seeing our guests on Saturday, October 15 from 8:30a-2:30p at Trinity Lutheran Church and School located at 405 Rush Street Roselle, IL.
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
October 19: PTO meeting 5:30 in library
October 20: Family Pumpkin Night 5:00-7:00 in the parking lot of the school. Join us for fun for the whole family! More information coming
CHARACTER COUNTS PILLAR SHIRTS
The Backpack is filled with flyers and information from various organizations located throughout Bloomingdale.