Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

August 25, 2022

Dear Erickson Families,

We are having an AWESOME first day of school! Smiles are everywhere!

Tomorrow, Friday, August 26th is our PTO Picnic in the Park event from 5:30-7:00 (see flyer below). Families can pop on over to enjoy a popsicle, socialize, and play at the many Erickson parks. Students can bring footballs, soccer balls, etc. if they would like to organize games in the fields. Can't wait to see you there!

Please expect buses to run a little late for the first few weeks of school as drivers are learning students' names and bus stop locations. I will be riding each bus home at dismissal, over the next few weeks, to learn routes. It is recommended to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before the expected arrival time. If you have any questions about the bus, please fill out the form below. Bus routes are created by the bus company. Every student is routed who lives more than 1.5 miles from school. If you do NOT want the bus service because you pick up and drop off everyday, please fill out the same form below to decline bus service. Bus riding families were sent an email regarding signing up for the First View Bus Tracking App. Here is the information to reference if you are interested: BUS APP INFORMATION

Please take the time to review the Erickson Family Handbook. Next week, each class will meet with Mrs. Frattinger and myself to discuss school rules and procedures.

Please reach out if you ever have any questions, call 630-529-2223 or email:

Have a great rest of your week!

Stacy Johnston


Erickson Bus Route Question/Concern

If you received your child's bus route and have a question/concern...please fill out this form and we will get back to you with information.

Important Dates to Start the School Year

August 25-26: Kindergarten Assessment - Kindergarten Families should call the office 630-529-2223 to schedule a time for Aug. 25-26.

  • August 26: Popsicles in the Park 5:30-7:00pm (PTO event)
  • August 29th: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Preschool (AM-8:50-11:20 or PM-12:50-3:20) & Kindergarten (AM-8:40-11:30) or (PM-12:40-3:30)
  • August 31: Bus Expectations presentations during the school day in the gym for students in grades K-5 who ride the bus. We will send home information to review with bus riders at home.

    September 2: SOAR ASSEMBLY during the school day for grades K-5- students. Students will learn about our NEW SOAR behavior wide expectations. Ask your child about SOAR!

    September 5: Labor Day No School
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    School 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 Times

    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.

    Follow Erickson on Twitter: @D13Eagles

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    Erickson Committee PTO Volunteer Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to volunteer at PTO events throughout the school year.

    Erickson Room Parent Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to help support your child's classroom.

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    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