Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

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: or 630-529-2223.

Have a great rest of your week!

Stacy Johnston


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Important Dates

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

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SAVE THE DATES - Future Events

  • Socktober Spirit Day Event for the Socks for Souls Charity: Friday, Oct. 14 - Donate a pair of new socks, wear crazy socks and dress in Erickson Spirit Wear all to support a good cause. There will be a classroom competition of who can earn the most spirit points for donating socks and showing school spirit. Start watching for sock sales ;-)

  • Family Pumpkin Night: October 20 from 5:00-7:00 at Erickson

  • Halloween Parade on October 31: The parade outside will be 1:30-2:00 for preschool-5th grade. The AM kindergarten/preschool parade will be at 10:00. Families are invited to view the parade.

  • Veteran's Day Fun Run for Wounded Warriors: Nov. 11 from 3:30-4:15

  • Veteran's Day School Assembly...start thinking about veterans you may know to invite to our Veteran's Day assembly on Nov. 11 in the afternoon.
  • 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.

    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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    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!

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    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)
    • Winterwear
    • A quilt or blanket
    • Cereal
    • 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.

    Register Here


    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.

    PTO Information

    October 18: Dine out night - Portillo's 5:00-8:00pm

    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


    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