Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

February 24, 2022

Dear Erickson Families,

Tomorrow February 25th is a school attendance day. There is NO hot lunch tomorrow 2/25/22.

2/22/22 was a fun Twosday for students to celebrate this week! Classes did a variety of activities to celebrate this rare event that won't happen again for 400 years. First grade classrooms made time capsules to open on 3/3/33 when they are seniors in high school.

The week of March 8-11 is Erickson Spirit Week. Check out the flyer below for details for the week.

In celebration of Erickson Spirit Week, the PTO and Mrs. Clay, Erickson's Art teacher, will be hosting a Paint Night. Mrs. Clay will lead each group in the painting of an Eagle. The cost is $5.00 per painter. Students need to be accompanied by an adult. The sign up is online.

When: Thursday, March 10
Where: Erickson Elementary School Gym
Session 1: 5:30-6:15 or
Session 2: 6:30-7:15
Cost: $5.00 per painter (for materials)- Cash or check made payable to Erickson PTO, please send in a envelope marked PAINT NIGHT and your family name. Due March 4th.

Click HERE to sign-up for paint night. Flyers with a QR code will also be going home today or tomorrow with students.

HOT LUNCH will be offered on MONDAYS & FRIDAYS starting in March. SIGN UP HERE All orders are due on March 4th.

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 wonderful week!

Stacy Johnston


Important Dates

February 25: NO Hot Lunch

March 1-March 31: Paws for a Cause (see flyer)

March 2: Wacky Wednesday - All One Color Day: Students can wear shirts, pants, shoes, and accessories that are all ONE color.

March 3: 2nd Trimester Ends (Progress Reports emailed home on March 18th)

March 4: No School for Students (Staff attends professional development)

March 7: No School- Casimir Pulaski Day


March 8: Dine Out Nite @ Chick-Fil-A

March 9: Why I Love Erickson!

March 10: Vision and Hearing Screening, PTO PAINT NIGHT in the Evening

March 11: Spirit Day: Wear Blue and Gold

Erickson Family Calendar

Includes all the Erickson dates for the school year

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Student Council Fundraiser - Coming in March

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5th Grade Service Project

Students in grades 1-5 participate in a service project throughout the school year. February is the 5th Grade Service Project. Fifth graders are raising money for the Mayfield School District in Kentucky that was devastated by tornadoes in December. They have been making keychains and bracelets, while learning about citizenship and compassion for others, and will "set up shop" and sell the $1.00 bracelets/keychains to students during the week of February 28th. See flyer below.
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FROM THE NURSE: Vision and Hearing Screening

Dupage County Health Department will be conducting vision and hearing screening for students at Erickson on March 10. Certified hearing and vision screening technicians will be providing screenings as mandated by the state in search for any vision or hearing deficiencies. In the event that deficiencies are detected in either area, The DuPage County Health Department Vision and Hearing team will return on March 24th to rescreen any students that did not meet passing criteria during the first screening.

They will be screening the following:

Vision: preK, K, 2

Hearing: preK, K, 1, 2, 3

Students in special education

Student in foster care

Student new to Bloomingdale SD13 this year

"Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor".

2022-2023 New Students

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2022-2023 Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Parents wishing to enroll their new student into Bloomingdale School District 13 for the 2022-2023 school year can enroll online by clicking on this link: SD13 Enrollment Form

Please check out the “What’s Needed to Enroll My Student?” document located on the SD13 enrollment website.

Bus Tracking App- FirstView®

FAMILIES RECEIVED AN EMAIL on February 10th with log-in information. Please look for this email so you can set up the FirstView®, bus tracking and parent communication app for your smartphone or desktop.

Falling in Love with Paper Contest

We are extremely proud to partner with Paper to provide our 1st to 8th grade students and teachers with access to 24/7 on-demand, high-quality academic support.

In an effort to help students utilize this valuable resource, we are hosting a February student contest, “Falling in Love with Paper”, running February 14th-28th! During this two week contest, students will be encouraged to login to Paper to get academic support by using the live help and/or essay review feature. The top student users for academic support in each grade level will receive a $25 gift card and a treat for their classmates, from Paper. The winners will be announced March 4, 2022.

For more information about the contest and what students need to do to get started, see the this flyer As a reminder, students can access their Paper account by simply going to, enter their school then sign in with Google.

5Essentials Survey: Please Consider Participating!

Bloomingdale SD13 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through March 11, 2022. To take the survey, please visit and select the appropriate survey.

All Bloomingdale SD13 teachers, as well as students in 4th - 8th grade, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or

PTO Scholarship Application Bloomingdale School District 13

The Bloomingdale School District 13 Parent Teacher Organization is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships. We will be awarding scholarships to two graduating Seniors who attended Erickson. Applications are due into Erickson by April 15, 2022

PTO Scholarship Application

PTO Information

Hot Lunch: Order hot lunch for March - May. All orders will be due on 3/4, No Exceptions!

Spirit Week & Paint Night: March 8th - March 11th - See flyers for details

PTO Contact Information: Stay in touch with the PTO by connecting with them on Remind and Twitter.

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Character Counts Pillar Shirts

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.