May 11, 2023
Dear Erickson Families,
Tomorrow, Friday, May 12th is 1:40 Early Dismissal and Pillar Day (wear your pillar shirt or color). Full day students in grades K-5 will be dismissed at 1:40. Afternoon Kindergarten will meet at the normal time 12:40-3:30.
The 5th Grade Musical, Aladdin was absolutely OUTSTANDING! Way to go 5th grade students. We are so proud of YOU and Mr. Welch and Mrs. Zbizek for directing. Special thanks to Mrs. Clay for the beautiful scenery and backdrops and to Mrs. Laba for helping and providing encouragement at each practice. Here is the Aladdin Program and pictures from the show are below.
Mr. Lee, the Science Guy, visited 3rd grade classrooms last week and students had a blast doing hands-on science experiments. Thank you to the PTO for financially supporting this program for 3rd grade students. Pictures are below!
Teacher Appreciation Week...THANK YOU to all the families for showering staff with cards, drawings, flowers, etc. this week! Thank you to the PTO for purchasing lunch for all the teachers on Friday. We are so lucky to have such a supportive parent community!
1st Grade Service Project...On Wednesday, May 17th, 1st grade students will be selling Crystal Light Lemonade on-the-go packets for $2.00 at recess (they will be setting up Lemonade Stands outside). Bring a refillable water bottle (Earth friendly) to fill up with water and add the lemonade! Money will be donated to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. See flyer below.
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.
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.
May 8 - May 19, 2023 -(MAP)Reading & Math Assessment-Kdg-5th Grade
May 11, 2023:5th-to-6th Grade Transition Night @ Westfield 6:00-7:30, ABC Countdown Letter H
May 12, 2023: Early Dismissal 1:40, Eagles Nest, Hot Lunch, ABC Countdown Letter I
May 15, 2023: Hot Lunch, ABC Countdown Letter J, First grade field trip to Library, 4th grade band instrustrument fittings
May 16, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter K
May 17, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter L
May 18, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter M
May 19, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter N, Hot Lunch
SAVE THE DATES for Future Events- Mark your Calendars
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.
SUMMER BIRTHDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Birthdays are very special, especially for our elementary students. If your child has a summer birthday during the following days, this is when his/her birthday will be announced at school:
June 9-13 will be announced on Monday, May 15
June 14-18 will be announced on Tuesday, May 16
June 19-27 will be announced on Wednesday, May 17
June 28-30 will be announced on Thursday, May 18
July 1-2 will be announced on Friday, May 19
July 3-8 will be announced on Monday, May 22
July 9-13 will be announced on Tuesday, May 23
June 14-17 will be announced on Wednesday, May 24
June 18-21 will be announced on Thursday, May 25
July 22-26 will be announced on Tuesday, May 30
July 27-31 will be announced on Wednesday, May 31
August 1-6 will be announced on Thursday, June 1
August 7-8 will be announced on Friday, June 2
August 9-14 will be announced on Monday, June 5
August 15-23 will be announced on Tuesday, June 6
🍎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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support and participation!
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!
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!
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. See attached flyer for more info!
Calling all bakers! May 25th is the Spring Open House and we are looking for bakers to donate baked goods that we can use for the Erickson Bake Sale. We had such a great selection last year and we sold out quickly. Please email email@example.com if you are able to help us out with baked goods or have questions!
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.