Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

March 17, 2022

Dear Erickson Families,

PAINT NIGHT was a fun filled evening! Thank you Mrs. Clay and the PTO for hosting this event for over 200 kids/parents.

PLEASE REMEMBER...Tomorrow, Friday, March 18th is 1:40 dismissal. Kindergarten PM will dismiss at their regular time, 3:30. Please have students wear their Pillar Shirts and/or pillar colors tomorrow for our monthly Eagle's Nest.

Report Cards/Progress Reports will be emailed to parents on Friday, March 18th. There will be NO parent paper copies of the Progress Report being sent home. As a reminder, report cards are password protected. You will need to enter your child's birthday: Month (2 digits), Day (2 digits), Year (4 digits), including slashes MM /DD / YYYY. If you do not receive a report card on Friday, please let me know.

Spring Break: There is no school March 28th through April 1. School will resume on Monday, April 4, 2022.

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 18: School Improvement, Early Dismissal 1:40, Report Cards emailed home, Eagles Nest, Wear you CC! pillar shirt, Hot Lunch: Butter Pasta

March 21: Hot Lunch: Pizza

March 24: Vision and Hearing Rescreening

March 25: Paws for a Cause Ends, Hot Lunch: Butter Pasta

March 28-April 1: No School, Spring Break, School Resumes April 4, 2022

Erickson Family Calendar

Includes all the Erickson dates for the school year

DuJardin Family in Need

On Tuesday night, a student at DuJardin and family lost their Bloomingdale home to a fire (all family members and pets made it safely out from the fire). If you would like to make a monetary donation, there is a GoFundMe page set up for the family at:

Student Council Fundraiser

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ESSER III Funding Plan from the District

Please see the District ESSER III Funding Plan for 2022-2023. You are welcome to provide feedback here.

Rescreening Vision and Hearing

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.

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: We are looking for volunteers to help distribute hot lunch on Mondays and Fridays. If you are interested, the hours are 11:20-12:50pm. Please sign up using this form:

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.

Amazon Smile: Did you know you could support Erickson Elementary every time you shop on Amazon all year long? It's really easy, save the AmazonSmile feature in your account. You earn money for the school with every purchase made.

Box Tops: Don't forget to download and use the Box Tops app to scan your receipts and earn money for Erickson.

PTO Scholarship: One more month for graduating seniors who attended Erickson to apply for the PTO Scholarship. Applications can be found on the Erickson or District 13 websites. There are two $750 scholarships available. They are due on 4/15. Good Luck!

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

Ukrainian Support - American Red Cross

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

Marklund Run, Walk & Roll 5K - April 24, 2022

Marklund is very excited to (finally!) be back in-person for our 5th Annual Run, Walk & Roll 5K/1Mile fundraising event on Sunday, April 24th.

We’d love to get as many District 13 staff, students, and families involved this year.

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.