January 26, 2023
Dear Erickson Families,
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION COMING IN FEBRUARY
Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2023, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2023-2024 school year. More information to come!
Junior Achievement Day is tomorrow morning for grades 3rd through 5th. Students from Lake Park High School will be teaching students about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement has been active at Erickson for many years. Students have always enjoyed this day!
Student Council SOUPer Bowl Canned Food Collection from January 30th-February 10th: There will be two boxes located in the lobby for students to vote for their favorite Super Bowl Team. They can place a canned food item in the box of the team they think will win! All cans of food will be donated to the Bloomingdale Food Pantry.
PTO Valentine Grams and Bingo Night February 16th...see information below! Flyers will also be sent home with students this week . LINK TO REGISTER FOR BINGO.
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.
JANUARY 3 - JANUARY 31, 2023 POP TAB COLLECTION
January 26, 2023 - District Spelling Bee
January 27, 2023 - Hot Lunch, Accelerated Reader Night Out 6-8:00 (by invitation only)
January 30, 2023 - Hot Lunch
January 30 through February 10 - SOUPer Bowl: collecting food and supplies for the Bloomingdale Food Pantry
February 1, 2023 - Wacky Wednesday THEME: Backwards Day
February 3, 2023 - Hot Lunch
February 6, 2023 - Hot Lunch
February 7, 2023 - Chick-Fil-A DIne out nite through app - see flyer
February 8, 2023 - PTO Meeting 5:30-6:30
February 10, 2023 - Hot Lunch, Spirit Day Wear Blue and Gold
February 16, 2023 - PTO Bingo Night from 6:00-7:00 at Erickson
SAVE THE DATES for Future Events- Mark your Calendars
PTO PAINT NIGHT: Thursday, March 9 from 5:30-6:15 (session 1) or 6:30-7:15 (session 2)
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.
Valentine's Day - February 14th - Information
Valentine's Day is Tuesday, February 14th and at Erickson we LOVE to create fun experiences for students!
- We will have our annual PTO Valentine's Day parties on Tuesday, February 14th.
- Morning Kindergarten and Preschool parties will be at 10:20-11:20
- Preschool through 5th grade afternoon parties will be from 2:00-3:00.
- Students can bring in valentines to pass out to classmates. They can bring in a packaged food item (ie- sucker) or non-food item to accompany the valentine that will go home. Teachers will communicate if there are food allergies (ie- nuts) in the classroom so you know what not to purchase if your child chooses to participate in passing out valentines.
PTO VALENTINE GRAMS
- The PTO will again be sponsoring a valentine fundraiser called Valentine Grams. See flyer below. Students will bring home a copy of the Valentine Grams Flyer and Valentine Gram Sheet this week! More copies of the Valentines Day Sheet ARE HERE!
- ALL STUDENTS will receive a Valentine Gram. The PTO will make sure each student receives a Valentine Gram so no one is left out. Thank you PTO!
STUDENT COUNCIL CANNED FOOD DRIVE
Vote for your favorite Super Bowl Team by donating a canned food item!
5Essentials Survey: The Bloomingdale SD13 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through March 11, 2022. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey.
All Bloomingdale SD13 teachers, as well as students in 4th - 8th grade, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
- Effective Leaders
- Collaborative Teachers
- Involved Families
- Supportive Environments
- Ambitious Instruction
We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or email@example.com.
- Our next PTO meeting is February 8 , 2023 from 5:30-6:30. Come and join us for our monthly meeting. We love to see new faces and new ideas!
PTO is excited about offering Valentine’s Gram again! Send to a friend, sibling, teacher or staff member for Valentine's Day! See attached flier for more information. Orders are DUE FEBRUARY 7th! One sheet of cards will be sent home with students and additional cards can be printed from the Erickson Express.
Erickson PTO is happy to announce our PTO Family Bingo Night is on Thursday February 16th from 6pm-7pm. Please make sure you and your family are registered to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult. See flier to register and more information.
- Our next dine out is at Chick-fil-A on February 7, 2023 from 11 am-7 pm by ordering on the CFA One App and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Erickson PTO. See Attached Flier.
Our next class party is the Valentine’s Day party. Room parents, please make sure the plans for the holiday party are submitted to the teachers along with snacks they are using to make sure they do not contain any allergy related items that the classroom cannot have. Thank you!
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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.