Erin School Friday Folder

April 9th, 2020

Upcoming Events



Erin School Office Hours-Mon-Thu, 8am-4pm

Message from Dr. Kriewaldt and Mrs. Kalina

Are we returning to School?

We have been fielding this question quite a bit lately. The answer is, "We do not know." The only definitive date we have heard from Governor Evers has been the initial closing through April 24th. Since that time State leaders have talked about an "indefinite" closing. As soon as we receive more formal guidance from the State or Federal level, we will get a local stance out to our families. We will make every effort to hold as many important events as we can while also honoring the limits and guidance provided by State leadership and Health Department officials.

State Parks, Playgrounds and Sports Fields are closed

While our playground has been roped off since the start of this emergency, as of 4/9/2020, the State trails are also closed. Early on we have received direct guidance regarding our playgrounds and fields. All of the playground areas of the schools are closed. The slides, swings, and recreational equipment are roped off at this time and will not be reopened until normal life resumes. These spaces are considered high risk for exposure of contracting/sharing the coronavirus. Our hope is to open them as soon as we receive the all clear sign.

As we approach a month of working together on this emergency, We would like to thank you for your ongoing support. We are very aware this event has impacted each family and student differently and please know we are here to help and assist in any way we can. Please know we will get through this and be stronger in the end. As a staff we are learning new ways to provide instruction and students are learning the value of being in a classroom and around friends. While we all appreciate a random snow day, I think the majority would agree that we miss being together at school.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon,

Dr. Kriewaldt and Mrs. Kalina

Love by Erin Staff

Gather the kids!

Erin Staff members read the book Love by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Loren Long.

Love by Erin Staff

Erin Staff Cribs

Each week we will include some short videos of staff member's work areas at home. They give a mini tour and talk about strategies to increase productivity at home.

This week:

Mr. Andress-Middle School Spanish

Mrs. Carranza-7th & 8th grade Math

Mr.Molini-School Psychologist


Enrichment Class Websites

Make sure to keep checking them for exciting ways to learn and stay active.

Art website

Physical Education website

Library website

Music website

Lost and Found-Pictures

Please look through these pictures of our lost and found items.

If something belongs to your students please come to the front office to pick it up.

Thank you!

Erin's Got Talent

Your student is invited to participate in Erin School's virtual talent show, Erin's Got Talent!

Erin's Got Talent will be "held" (sent out) to family's on Friday, April 24th. Please see the attached document to see how your student can get involved!

Free breakfast and lunch

"Note, NO LUNCHES on FRIDAY APRIL 10th-service will resume on Monday, April 13th"

HUHS has added Erin School as one of their pick up locations for the bag lunches.

If you would like to participate and pick up at Erin School please complete this form daily between noon and 6:30 am.

Lunches will consist of a cold sandwich, fruit, vegetables, side item, and milk. Meals can be picked up between 11:00-11:30 am at Erin Elementary School.

Meals will be free of charge to all children age 18 or under.

For food safety reasons, meals need to be distributed to families by 11:30 am.

For other pick up locations, see this link.

Parent Suggestions

Have a tip that you would like to share with other parents? To share yours please email your idea to Mrs. Matthys (

* Daily Visual Schedule-shared by Sherri B.

Need help with setting a daily schedule?-see this document for some ideas.

Thank you for sharing!

Message from Counselor please check out these social emotional resources

Dear Parents,

I wanted to let you know that I will be available to field any questions or concerns you or your children may have over the next few weeks.

You may reach out to me (Office Hours are 10:00 am-1:00 pm):

  • Email. Same as always.(If you’d like to set up a phone call: email and then I can reach out to you)
  • Google Chat & Google Hangout.
    • You might want to schedule a phone call or Google Hangout via email outside of office hours-- let me know your availability, and I will do my best to schedule you between virtual meetings with other students and staff.

I may reach out to you:

  • Via email. This is unchanged.
  • Via phone. You may receive a phone call from a "No Caller ID", "Unknown Number", or out of state area code. It's just myself using Google to call you.
  • Via pre-planned hangout or phone call. If you had appointments already scheduled with me, I will reach out to you to determine another appointment time. Watch your email for more information. If possible, I will meet virtually. At the time specified, join the meeting by phone or join by Hangout.

Additionally, I teamed up with a counselor at the Holy Hill Area School District and have put together a website with a variety of social-emotional learning activities and lessons, Coronavirus resources, and community resources. Please check out the website and utilize the tools we have provided. SEL, Coronavirus, and Community Resources Website

Thank you,

Matt Molini

Parent Resources for Virtual Learning

Please see this google doc with different sources for online learning.

PBS Wisconsin

Last week PBS Wisconsin began dedicating the 5 a.m.-5 p.m. daytime weekday schedule on The Wisconsin Channel, or PBS Wisconsin-2, to educational programming, including specific blocks of time for PreK through 12th grade levels. It covers subjects including English language arts, social studies, science and math.

Our team has curated grade-level appropriate, curricular aligned digital tools specifically chosen to complement the broadcast schedule. Find these easy to use tools here to share with students, families and caregivers. All PBS LearningMedia tools are complete with Teacher Support Materials!

Box Tops

Just a reminder to keep scanning those receipts and clipping box tops.

Thank you!

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is currently open and will close on Thursday April 30th.

Please see Erin School website for more information.

Kindergarten Registration

Time to register your 4-year-old or new to the District 5-year-old for the 2020-2021 school year. Please fill out and return the Kindergarten Registration form. Copies are also available in the front office. (This form does NOT need to be filled out for children already attending.)

Please return the forms as soon as possible.

We offer a 4K extended day for those families that need child care outside of the 4K classroom.

Watch for more information on our 4K Drop-In day in mid-May.

Please call Donna Runte at 262-673-3720 ext. 4105 to set up a visit at any time.

Erin School District

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