April 27, 2023
Dear Erickson Families,
REGISTRATION for the 2023-2024 School Year is NOW OPEN for ALL families. See registration flyer below. Please register early as this helps with the class planning process. June 1st is the registration deadline for the 23-24 school year.
Congratulations to fifth grade students, Gina Nocita and Rayaan Misbah who were recognized for the annual Illinois Principals Association (IPA) Student Recognition Award. This award is given to students in the top grade level (5th, 8th and 12th grade) at schools across DuPage County. Students are chosen by staff for their outstanding academics, leadership, work ethic, and overall excellent character. Congratulations to both Gina and Rayaan for their accomplishments and for being phenomenal role models at Erickson. See picture below.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8- 12th. This is a wonderful time to say thank you to teachers & staff for all that they do for the students of Erickson Elementary School. Please see the flyer in the Express for more info.
Student Placement for 2023-2024 will take place in May. Parents can assist in the process by completing a Student Placement Form 23-24 Parent input about their child’s academic experiences can provide valuable insight to this process. Parents should not use this form to recommend a specific classroom teacher. If you are interested in filling out the form (this is NOT mandatory), please complete by May 3.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-529-2223.
From the Finance Department:
We are excited to announce that our new online fee payment system is now My School Bucks (MSB)
MSB is not live at the time of this notice, but invoicing for the 2023-2024 school year will take place sometime in May and payments are due in FULL by September 1, 2023. You will receive an email from MSB when the registration fee is applied to your student(s) account(s). If you think you would qualify for a fee waiver for 2023-2024 school year, complete this form and return it to the Business Office by September 1, 2023.
MSB is a user-friendly online payment system with a single sign on. You will be able to create an account, add your student(s) and see ALL of your students in that one account.
Instructions are here.
Westfield Families: Along with the registration fee, incoming 8th grade students will have their graduation fee applied to their account to be paid at the beginning of the school year. Sixth grade students will have their lock fee applied to their account to be paid at the beginning of the school year.
DO NOT ADD ANY EXTRA MONEY TO PUSHCOIN
ONLY PAY YOUR CURRENT BALANCE
DO NOT ADD MONEY TO YOUR WALLET
We will communicate with you when we get closer to applying the fees.
Thank you and have a great summer and 2023-2024 School Year!
April 28, 2023 - Hot Lunch
May 8 - May 19, 2023 -(MAP)Reading & Math Assessment-Kdg-5th Grade
May 8 - May 12, 2023 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1, 2023 - Kindergarten Visitation @ 10:00 or 1:30 - NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS are invited to visit Erickson while their parents meet with the principal and staff
May 1-May 4: 3rd grade Mr. Lee Science Guy
May 1, 2023: Hot Lunch
May 2, 2023 - ABC Countdown begins (See grade level details) Letter A
May 3, 2023: Wacky Wednesday Theme: Red, White and Blue day, ABC Countdown Letter B
May 4, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter C
May 5, 2023: Hot Lunch, Spirit Day, ABC Countdown Letter D
May 8, 2023: Map Assessment begins, Hot Lunch, WF Admin Visits 5th Grade
ABC Countdown Letter E
May 9, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter F
May 10, 2023: PTO meeting 5:30 in Library, ABC Countdown Letter G
May 11, 2023:5th-to-6th Grade Transition Night @ Westfield 6:00-7:30, ABC Countdown Letter H
May 12, 2023: Hot Lunch, ABC Countdown Letter I
SAVE THE DATES for Future Events- Mark your Calendars
5th to 6th Grade Transition Night: Thursday, May 11th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Westfield
SPRING OPEN HOUSE (previously called Portfolio Night): Thursday, May 25 from 5:30-7:00
Lunch With A Loved One, School Picnic: May 30th from 12:00-12:40. Bring a picnic lunch and blanket for you and your child(ren) to eat OUTSIDE on school grounds
Field Day: June 2nd
LAST DAY of SCHOOL: June 8th (as long as we don't use snow days or cold weather days). If we use a cold day/snow day the last day is extended a day. So this date will be finalized after we get through the winter.
Our next PTO meeting is May 10, 2023 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Erickson Library. This is open to all Erickson parents and we would love to see you there!
Teacher Appreciation week is May 8-May 12th. Please see the attached flyer on how we are celebrating our Erickson Elementary Staff!
The PTO is excited to announce the Lake Park High School senior winners of the Erickson PTO Scholarships for this year were: Kathryn Kerfman & Miriam Hernandez
- Our next dine out is at Raising Cane on May 25, 2023 from 4pm-10pm and 15% of all sales will be donated to Erickson PTO. Come out and support the school before or after Erickson’s Spring Open House at the school.
We cannot close off the month of April without mentioning all of our wonderful volunteer as April is National Volunteer Month. Thank you for all the wonderful parents and family members who are always supporting Erickson and to make all of our PTO events successful. We would like to send a special thank you for all the chairmembers who have stepped up to coordinate the events for the 22-23 school year.
Amanda Martin: Field Day
Dee Patel: Back to School Carnival/Fun Fair, Field Day
Jessica Lynch: Book Fair
Katie Jezak: Charleston Wrap Fundraiser, Fun Run
Kathy Boebel: PTO Membership
Katy Michalec: Spirit Week Celebrations, Hot Lunch Coordinating, School Supply Kits
Katie Pobuta: Hot Lunch Coordinating
Kristine Puchalski: Pumpkin Night
Liz Goebel-Partyka: Back to School Carnival/Fun Fair, Scholarship Committee
Maria Mastrolonardo: Spirit Wear Coordinator
Sam Messamore: Picture Day Volunteer Coordinator, Hearing & Vision Screening Volunteer Coordinator, Restaurant Dine Out Night Fundraisers, Room Parents, Valentine Grams
Stephanie Danek: Hot Lunch Coordinating
Tiffany Alexander: Mitten Tree, Bake Sale
We are happy to announce the updated PTO Board for the 2023-2024 school year:
President: Dee Patel
Vice President: Katie Pobuta
Secretary: Kathy Boebel
Treasurer: Jessica Lynch & Kevin Smith
🍎Teacher Appreciation Week🍎
To: The Parents of Erickson Elementary
From: Erickson PTO Board
Regarding: Teacher Appreciation Week: May 8th-12th, 2023
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8th-12th. This is a nationally recognized week to celebrate teachers and is a wonderful time to say thank you for all that they do for our children. This year, we will celebrate and thank all staff members of Erickson during Teacher Appreciation Week. Choose the days (or all five) to participate and show our Erickson staff how much they are appreciated!
Monday, May 8 - Paraprofessionals: Celebrate the Paraprofessionals that help assist students and teachers at every level. We would all be lost without them!
Tuesday, May 9 - Fine Arts Teachers: Celebrate our Fine Art staff that follow students throughout all their years at Erickson. These weekly “specials” (Gym, Music, Art, Library and 4th-5th Grade Technology) are attended by students every week - so let’s show these teachers just how special they are!
Wednesday, May 10 - Homeroom Teachers: Celebrate your child’s teacher on this day. Let’s show them how much we appreciate all they have done to help our child learn & grow throughout the school year!
Thursday, May 11 - Specialists: For those students who work with Specialists, this is the day to show appreciation to them. Social Worker, Therapist, Special Education, Acceleration, etc - these are a critical part of a students learning process that should not be forgotten!
Friday, May 12 - Front Office & Custodians: The Front Office staff is the glue that keeps us all together and the Custodian staff keeps the school clean & safe so our children have a safe place to learn. Let’s show our appreciation to both of these integral groups at Erickson!
Some ways to show your appreciation: Have your child write a special thank you note, share a favorite memory or draw a picture. Or bring them their favorite snack or drink, a favorite treat (flower, lotion, etc), or shop at their favorite store, These are just a few ideas.
Need ideas on what Erickson Staff likes? Each staff member has provided their “Teacher Favorites”. Click here to access the “Teacher Favorites” page. This page can also be found on the PTO page of the Erickson website.
If you have any questions regarding Teacher Appreciation Week, please contact the Erickson PTO
at email@example.com. Thank you for your support and participation!
Basketball and Soccer Camps Summer 2023
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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.