June 8, 2023
Dear Erickson Families,
Today, Thursday, June 8th, is the LAST DAY of school and the last Erickson Express until July. I wish all of the 5th grade students success in middle school and I look forward to seeing all returning students in the fall. Thank you for your support throughout this school year. I hope families have a fun and relaxing summer together! Report Cards will be emailed home today at 4:00 and Spring MAP Assessment results will go home with each student.
Erickson summer office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00-3:00, closed on Fridays.
Today we had an Awards Assembly. Students who participated in a club, had academic, character, or fine arts achievements were recognized. If your child was recognized with the Academic Achievement Award (5th Grade), Academic Excellence Award (5th Grade), SOARing Eagle Award, PE, Music, Art, or Library Student of the Year...your child will be bringing home a certificate and you received an email from me detailing the award. Congratulations to all students who were recognized today!
The kindergarten students participated in the KinderGARDEN service project and planted flowers near the Erickson sign and in the two front planters. Thank you kindergarten for beautifying the school!
Erickson is having a SUMMER READING CHALLENGE. Please see flyer below about the reading challenge from Mrs. Grover. Students also brought home a copy of this challenge. Students can also utilize IXL Reading and Math during the summer months. IXL is web-based but also has an app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Chrome. Both math and language arts subscriptions available for students completing grades 1st through 7th. See information below about this summer enrichment opportunity.
2023-2024 Staffing Update
Mrs. Crossley, Mrs. Koziol, Miss Ott and Mrs. Gnatyuk...will be taking the 2023-2024 school year off to spend time with their families. We will miss them greatly and wish them the best making memories with their little ones!
Mrs. Frattinger, Assistant Principal...will be joining Erickson FULL TIME next year. She currently spends half of her time at Erickson and half of her time at DuJardin. I am looking forward to having Mrs. Frattinger at Erickson everyday.
Miss Bley...will be moving from the 4th grade team to the 2nd grade team. The 2nd grade team is excited for their new team member!
Layne Barnett…will be returning for the 23-24 school year in 4th Grade.
Mrs. Anta, paraprofessional and EL Teacher...will join the DuJardin staff full time as an English Learner (EL) Teacher.
Kaleigh Smith, EL Teacher...will join the Erickson Family next year.
2023-2024 Important Dates
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16: Information Day 3:00-6:00 @ Erickson. Find out classroom teachers, bus routes, tour the building, sign up to support the PTO, etc.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18: NEW FAMILIES (1st through 5th grade)are invited to Erickson to meet with the Student Ambassadors (5th grade student) from 3:00-4:00 to help smooth your transition to Erickson. You will also get to tour the school and find out more information about Erickson!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23: Preschool, Kindergarten,1st-5th grade Meet the Teacher/Drop off school supplies 2:30-3:30 at Erickson
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24:1st-5th grade 2022-2023 First Day of School, Kindergarten Assessment (if you are a family of a Kindergartener, please call the office to schedule an assessment time if you have not schedule a time.)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25: Back to School Bash in the PM **SAVE THE DATE--This is pending parents volunteering to plan event---contact PTO if you are interested in planning the event. Kindergarten Assessment (if you are a family of a Kindergartener, please call the office to schedule an assessment time)
MONDAY, AUGUST 28: Kindergarten & Preschool 2022-2023 First Day of School
Have a wonderful summer!
2023 Summer Reading Challenge
Explore new stories. Discover new characters. Find your love of books! The Challenge? If you choose to accept is... to read 20 books on 20 different topics to earn a Pizza Party Picnic on September 6, 2023. Who? Erickson students going into 1st to 5th grade in the 2023-2024 school year.
Summer Reading 2023
What a sizzling time to READ! Summer is fast approaching! Lots of time to soak in the sun and READ! There are many programs around the area that are encouraging your child to read this summer. Bloomingdale Public Library and Roselle Public Library's "Finding your Voice" begins June 1st. B...
2023-24 school supply by grade level.docx
PRESCHOOL FINAL 2023-2024 QTY QTY 1 Kleenex - LARGE BOX 1 Dry Erase Markers - Chisel Tip -low odor- package of 4 1 box of sandwich size ziploc bags 1 2 pocket folder 2 Elmer's glue stick 1 package of plain white cardstock 1 Elmer's glue bottle 1 f...
From the Finance Department: IMPORTANT UPDATED INFORMATION:
Create your My School Bucks (MSB) account today! MSB is a single sign-on system, which means you can sign into your powerschool account and click on My School Bucks on the lower left corner to create your account and pay your fees.
Visit the Store in MSB to purchase items such as Transportation, Milk, etc. If your student will be taking the bus, please make that purchase sooner rather than later so First Student can route your child(ren) for the 23-24 school year.
All fees are due by September 1, 2023
2023-2024 School Supply List: Please review the 2023-2024 school supply list. You can conveniently order from the PTO, see flyer below, or shop on your own. School supplies can be dropped off at Meet the Teacher/Supply Drop off on Wednesday, August 23 from 2:30-3:30 or brought the first day of school.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS THIS YEAR! We could not have made it this school year without all of your support. We are in the home stretch of this school year!
We are looking for the following chairs/co-chair positions to be filled for the next school year:
Chairperson/Co-chair/large volunteer group to help coordinate for Back to School Bash/Popsicles in the Park
Basketball and Soccer Camps Summer 2023
FirstView® - Customer Support - BUS APP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
o Use the in-app “✉” button (right corner) to provide feedback
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.