September 9, 2021
Tomorrow is SPIRIT DAY! Encourage your child to wear blue and gold (yellow) or Erickson spirit wear tomorrow.
During the week of September 13-17, Erickson will support hunger awareness and collect canned food items to donate to the Bloomingdale Food Pantry and the Northern Illinois Food bank. This is in partnership with the Character Counts Bloomingdale Coalition. Students can bring in canned food items to donate throughout the week and place in the marked boxes in the lobby.
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.
Have a great rest of your week!
Friday, September 10: Spirit Day: Wear Blue and Gold
Monday, September 13: 4:30-7:00 - 5th Grade Band Open House @ Erickson
September 13-17: Go Orange - Support Hunger Awareness - Canned Food Drive
Tuesday, September 14th: PTO Cafe Zupas Dine Out Night 4:00-9:00
Thursday, September 16: Curriculum Night 6:00-7:30 - LIVE Virtual via Google Meet
Friday, September 17: Early Dismissal 1:40 (Students are dismissed at 1:40), Eagle's Nest, PM Kindergarten and PM Preschool attend school at their normal PM times.
Friday, September 24: "Go Gold" for Pediatric Cancer & Community Walk (flyer below)
*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.
PM Kindergarten and PM preschool attend school at their normal PM times. Please view the calendar below for dates, so you can plan for the future.
Virtual Curriculum Night: Thursday, September 16 - 6:00-7:30
The LIVE Virtual Curriculum Night will be on Thursday, September 16th. There are two sessions for each teacher: 6:00-6:40 & 6:50-7:30. Each session is the same, just repeated for parents who have multiple children in the school.
Fine Arts teachers will share a recorded curriculum presentation and also have an OPEN HOUSE LIVE Google Meet from 4:30-6:00 where parents can "drop in" to virtually to talk with the gym, art, music and library teachers.
The LIVE Meet links will be shared with parents closer to the date.
MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Assessments
Bloomingdale School District 13 - Going Gold
On Friday, September 24th, Bloomingdale School District will be “Going Gold” in honor of Michael Carr and to support Cal’s Angels. Michael was a student at Erickson and Westfield who lost his very courageous battle with cancer this past April. We invite all students and staff to wear gold that day. Cal’s Angels will have shirts available for purchase and all proceeds will support the effort to raise awareness.
At 4:30 pm on September 24th, we will be hosting a community walk around the pond behind Erickson Elementary. All staff, students and their families are invited to participate.
Registration information to follow!
5th Grade Band Information
Mrs. Metzger has met with all 5th grade students who are interested in joining band this year. They were able to try multiple instruments, and after playing them decided which one they would like to play. Each student received a letter explaining that there will be a meeting at Erickson (in the gym) this coming Monday, 9/13. This meeting is an Open House format running from 4:30 to 7:00 pm, so you can come at a time that is convenient for you. You will get a chance to meet Mrs. Metzger and hear from her how the program works, and you will also have the opportunity to talk to representatives of Quinlan and Fabish Music Company to talk about renting your student’s instrument.
If you cannot make the meeting but are interested in signing your student up for band, please contact Mrs. Metzger either by phone or email (email@example.com).
SPIRIT WEAR:Click here to order all new Erickson Spirit Wear.
PTO Dine Out Event will be September 14th from 4:00-9:00pm (see flyer below)
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.