March 23, 2023
Dear Erickson Families,
Spring Break is next week! The school will be closed March 27- March 31, 2023.
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 5.
Yearbook Orders...see the flyer below to learn about ordering a 2023-2024 Erickson Yearbook. Flyers were also sent home with students.
Paws for a Cause Fundraiser raised $2150.12! Way to go Erickson students and families! The money raised will be donated to the Anderson Animal Shelter. The class that raised the most money was Mrs. Spagnoli's class. They donated $251.12 and earned a classroom pizza party! Great job, Mrs. Spagnoli's class.
Congratulations to the CITIZENSHIP PILLAR who earned the most Eagle Tickets during the 2nd Trimester, over 700 Eagle Tickets. Students in the Citizenship Pillar had a party and played St. Patrick's Day Bingo and won fun prizes. Way to go Citizenship Pillar.
Thank you to the 5th grade students for participating in a 5th Grade Service Project revolving around literacy. Fifth grade students created an audio recording of a book or created a book summary audio recording. Then attached the audio recording to a QR code, placed the QR code on a bookmark and then inserted the bookmark in the actual book. The books were then donated to the Humanitarian Service Project out of Carol Stream and will go to children in the area on their birthdays.
5Essentials Parent Survey is STILL OPEN (closes on March 31). Please read information below about this survey. We need at least 20% of parent participation for results to be published. This information is made public on the Illinois State Report Card. THIS IS HOW THE PUBLIC WILL VIEW ERICKSON...Please consider participating. As of March 21st, Erickson still has 17% parent response rate! I do review the data...so please take the time to give your input! THANK YOU!
SURVEY LINK: https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/
Spring break begins March 27 through March 31. School resumes April 3, 2023. Please have a safe spring break and enjoy time together.
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.
March 25, 2023 - Community Coffee 8:00am -9:30am at Erickson
March 27-31, 2023 - Spring Break, No school
April 3, 2023 - Classes resume, Hot Lunch
April 4, 2023 - Election Day - Erickson Gym will be a polling place
April 5, 2023 - Wacky Wednesday, Pajama Day
April 6, 2023 - Lorado Taft 5th grade DAY TRIP
April 7, 2023 - No school
April 10, 2023 - IAR Assessment begins grades 3-5, Hot Lunch
April 12, 2023 - PTO meeting 5:30 in library
April 14, 2023 - Hot Lunch, Spirit Day
Upcoming Assessment Information
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Reading & Math - 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade - Week of April 10th
Measures of Academic Success(MAP)Reading & Math-Kindergarten-5th Grade-Weeks of May 8-19
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
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.
Local Election Day - Tuesday, April 4th
Erickson will be a voting location on Tuesday, April 4th. Voting will take place in the gym and voters will enter and exit via the exterior gym doors. Voters will not enter the school. The gym doors leading to the school will be locked. Classes will have physical education outside or in the classroom and lunch will be in the rooms.
YOUNG REMBRANDTS, AFTER SCHOOL CLUB, GR. 1ST-5TH
March 17th, 2023
Child abuse curriculum lessons, otherwise known as the state mandated Erin’s Law, will once again be conducted in all K-5 classrooms to educate students on safe and unsafe touches, safe and unsafe secrets, and how to get away and tell a trusted adult. Lessons will teach children how to recognize child abuse, equip them with skills to reduce their vulnerability, and encourage them to report abuse. District 13 uses a curriculum entitled Kids In The Know that focuses on teaching the above mentioned skills. The classroom lessons will be conducted in April and May.
As a parent, I would encourage you to discuss these subjects with your child. You may preview the Kids In The Know curriculum, by age level, by going to Kids In The Know . If you would rather not have your child participate in this instruction, please put your request in writing and send it to the school office attention Mrs. Treanor. If you have any questions about this or any other related topic, please do not hesitate to call me at 630-529-2223.
Charla Treanor, LCSW
Erickson School Social Worker
STUDENT COUNCIL UPDATE
There were 26 student club contest submissions and four were chosen to take place in April and May. AWESOME job everyone!
1) Lego Club: Aden M. (5th) & Wes M. (2nd)
2) Craft Club: Alice Z. and Aviana A. (2nd Grade)
3) Sports Club: Brian S. (3rd Grade)
4) Talent Club: Izzy Z. & Iliyah A. (5th Grade)
Parent University - Virtual Presentation
Note from the Finance Department: Registration Fees and Purchases
Starting with the 2023-2024 school year, we will be migrating from Pushcoin to My School Bucks as our online payment portal. We anticipate My School Bucks will be available by the time Returning Student Registration is open.
PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT ANY NEW FUNDS INTO YOUR PUSHCOIN ACCOUNT
Please log into your existing Pushcoin account to verify any outstanding balances. We ask that you pay any remaining balances by February 28, 2023. Please note any remaining funds in your Pushcoin will NOT be transferred to My School Bucks.
More information regarding My School Bucks will be available in the upcoming months.
KINDERGARTEN AND NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION - REGISTER NOW!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for all NEW (not currently enrolled) students for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Please click this link to register.
Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2023, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2023-2024 school year.
We have the following open positions to support our PTO for the 2023-2024 school year:
PTO Vice President (one year 23-24 position and will be voted on in our April meeting)
Popsicles in the Park Chairperson
Field Day Chairperson
If you would like to be a Chairperson of any of the above categories, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your interest.
The next time out is April 18th, 2023 at Noodles & Company from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 25% of the qualifying sales will directly benefit the Erickson PTO.
FirstView® - Customer Support - BUS APP
FirstView® provides a dedicated customer support team Monday through Friday to assist you:
o Call toll-free 888-889-8920 from 7:00 a.m. ET to 5:00 p.m. ET
o Email Customer Support at email@example.com
o Use the in-app “✉” button (right corner) to provide feedback
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.