Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

August 26, 2021

Dear Erickson Families,

We had an AWESOME first few days of school! Teachers were so happy to have all students in class. Smiles were everywhere!

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.

First-Fifth grade students met with me this week to discuss school expectations and procedures at our annual Family Handbook Talk. Please take the time to review the Erickson Family Handbook.

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

Have a great rest of your week!

Stacy Johnston


Important Dates

Friday, August 27: Preschool Meet the Teacher 9:30 am class & 1:30 pm class

Monday, August 30: First Full Day for Preschool & Kindergarten

Monday, September 6: Labor Day - No School

Wednesday, September 8: 5:45 PTO Meeting at Erickson

Tuesday, September 14th: PTO Cafe Zupas Dine Out Night

Thursday, September 16: Curriculum Night 6:30-8:00

Friday, September 17: Early Dismissal 1:40 (Students are dismissed at 1:40)

*Please note: 1:40 Early Dismissal Days/School Improvement are on FRIDAY this school year. Early Dismissal/School Improvement days are one Friday per month and students are dismissed at 1:40 while teachers are involved in professional development activities. Please view the calendar below for dates, so you can plan for the future.

School Hours

Grades 1-5 Hours: 8:40-3:30

Kindergarten AM Hours: 8:40-11:30

Kindergarten PM Hours: 12:40-3:30

Preschool AM Hours: 8:50-11:20

Preschool PM Hours: 12:50-3:20

PTO Information

PTO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 8th at 5:45 PM at Erickson.

SPIRIT WEAR: Click here to order all new Erickson Spirit Wear.

PTO Dine Out Event will be September 14th at Cafe Zupas! More info to follow.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the ice cream truck on Meet the Teacher. A huge thank you to our Chairperson Nikki Mazza for organizing it all!

Erickson Committee PTO Volunteer Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to volunteer at PTO events throughout the school year. DUE September 10.

Erickson Room Parent Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to help support your child's classroom. DUE September 10.

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

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures: Click here to learn about arrival and dismissal procedures for the 2021-2022 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 8:30 and go directly to their classrooms. School beings at 8:40.

2021-2022 Erickson Return to Learn Practices & Procedures

2021-2022 Erickson's Return to Learn Practices & Procedures: Click here to learn about the practices and procedures for the 2021-2022 school year. Information in this document reviews mask wearing, snack, lunch, recess, etc.

Pre-Certification Health Form: Kindergarten & Preschool

Pre-Certification Health Form: Please click here to pre-certify your student will have no COVID related symptoms each day they attend school.This will replace the daily Raptor Certification and will need to be completed ONE TIME for the entire school year. Please complete a separate form for each of your District 13 students. Please complete by Monday, August 23.

2021-2022 District 13's Return to Learn Plan

District 13's Return to Learn Plan: Click here to review the document shared by Dr. Bartelt, Superintendent, on August 11th outlining the district's mitigation practices.

Erickson Family Calendar

Click here to access the Erickson Family Calendar that will list important events throughout the 2021-2022 school year. This calendar will be included in the Express weekly and updated regularly as PTO events, school events, and other calendar information is added to the school year.