February 24, 2022
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: email@example.com or 630-529-2223.
Have a wonderful week!
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
ERICKSON SPIRIT WEEK
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
Student Council Fundraiser - Coming in March
5th Grade Service Project
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
2022-2023 Kindergarten and New Student Registration
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 https://app.paper.co/login/student, 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 https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Hot Lunch: Order hot lunch for March - May. All orders will be due on 3/4, No Exceptions! https://form.jotform.com/220404926888161
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.
Character Counts Pillar Shirts
The Backpack is filled with flyers and information from various organizations located throughout Bloomingdale.