Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

March 3, 2022

Dear Erickson Families,

Congratulation to these Erickson students for having their artwork displayed at the 38th Annual Student Art Show which takes various works of art from each of the local participating schools to be on display at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. The Student Art Show will be on display until Saturday, March 26th 2022 at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. The museum hours are Wednesday 4 - 8pm, Thursday 12 - 4pm and Saturday 12 - 4pm to view the artwork. Consider visiting the art show in support of Erickson students.

TODAY is the last day of the 2nd Trimester. Progress reports will be emailed home (we will no longer be sending home printed copies) on March 18th.

Class composites for those who ordered will be coming home today in backpacks. Be on the lookout!

Next week is Erickson Spirit Week. Check out the flyer below for details for the week. On Friday, March 11th, students will receive a donut from the PTO for a Spirit Week celebration. If you do NOT want your child to have a donut, please let Mrs. Johnston or the classroom teacher know. Thank you!

Last chance to order HOT LUNCH is TODAY! Hot lunch will be offered on MONDAYS & FRIDAYS starting in March. SIGN UP HERE

Arrival & dismissal TIPS for those using the pick-up/drop off parent circle: Students who are being dropped off in the morning using the parent drop off circle, make sure students are prepared to exit the vehicle promptly. At dismissal, if you pick up your child/ren using the parent circle, remind your child/ren to pay attention to the cars in the parent circle and to be ready to get in the car promptly. Thank you for you help!

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: or 630-529-2223.

Have a wonderful week!

Stacy Johnston


Important Dates

March 1-March 31: Paws for a Cause (see flyer)

March 3: 2nd Trimester Ends (Progress Reports emailed home on March 18th)

March 4: No School for Students (Staff attends professional development)

March 7: No School- Casimir Pulaski Day


March 8: Dine Out Nite @ Chick-Fil-A

March 9: Why I Love Erickson! School activity for spirit week, 5:30pm PTO meeting in the library

March 10: Vision and Hearing Screening, PTO PAINT NIGHT in the evening

March 11: Spirit Day: Wear Blue and Gold, HOT LUNCH: Butter Pasta, Donuts provided to students from the PTO for Spirit Day (please let Mrs. Johnston or the classroom teacher know if you do NOT want your child to have a donut)

Erickson Family Calendar

Includes all the Erickson dates for the school year

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Student Council Fundraiser - Coming in March

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FROM THE NURSE: Vision and Hearing Screening

Dupage County Health Department will be conducting vision and hearing screening for students at Erickson on March 10. Certified hearing and vision screening technicians will be providing screenings as mandated by the state in search for any vision or hearing deficiencies. In the event that deficiencies are detected in either area, The DuPage County Health Department Vision and Hearing team will return on March 24th to rescreen any students that did not meet passing criteria during the first screening.

They will be screening the following:

Vision: preK, K, 2

Hearing: preK, K, 1, 2, 3

Students in special education

Students in foster care

Students new to Bloomingdale SD13 this year

As of today, the Dupage County Health Department's policy requires students who are receiving the screening from Dupage screening technicians to wear masks. If you could pack a mask for students to wear for a few minutes on this day, that would be appreciated.

"Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor".

2022-2023 New Students

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2022-2023 Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Parents wishing to enroll their new student into Bloomingdale School District 13 for the 2022-2023 school year can enroll online by clicking on this link: SD13 Enrollment Form

Please check out the “What’s Needed to Enroll My Student?” document located on the SD13 enrollment website.

5Essentials Survey: Please Consider Participating!

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 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

PTO Scholarship Application Bloomingdale School District 13

The Bloomingdale School District 13 Parent Teacher Organization is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships. We will be awarding scholarships to two graduating Seniors who attended Erickson. Applications are due into Erickson by April 15, 2022

PTO Scholarship Application

PTO Information

Hot Lunch: Order hot lunch for March - May. All orders will be due on 3/4, No Exceptions!

Spirit Week & Paint Night: March 8th - March 11th - See flyers for details.

PTO Meeting: March 9th at 5:30 in the Erickson Library.

PTO Board positions: We are looking for volunteers for open PTO Board positions for the 2022/23 school year. The President and Vice President board positions are open for election. These are two year terms. The board elections will be at the April PTO meeting. Contact the PTO if you have questions about the open positions.

PTO Contact Information: Stay in touch with the PTO by connecting with them on Remind and Twitter.

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Ukrainian Support - American Red Cross

Here is a link to the Red Cross flyer for anyone wishing to make a donation to support Ukraine.

Character Counts Pillar Shirts

If you are interested in ordering another Pillar Shirt, please fill out this PILLAR SHIRT ORDER FORM and send $10 in a marked envelope "PILLAR SHIRT" with your child. A new Pillar Shirt will be delivered to your child once the money is received. Please fill out one form per child.
District 13 Virtual Backpack

The Backpack is filled with flyers and information from various organizations located throughout Bloomingdale.