May 18, 2023
Dear Erickson Families,
The first grade lemonade stand that benefited the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was a huge success! The first graders raised $900 that will be donated to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Way to go 1st grade students!
Mark your calendars...May 22, 2023 is the LAST hot lunch!
Next Thursday is Spring OPEN HOUSE! An evening where you can stop by the school anytime between 5:30-7:00. During the evening you can:
- Visit your child's classroom to view collected work or participate in a classroom activity
- View artwork around the school and in the library
- Purchase books at the Anderson Book Fair in the gym
- Buy Erickson Spirit Wear in the gym
- Buy Bake Sale items in the lobby. WE NEED BAKED ITEMS: If you can donate items for the bake sale email: email@example.com. Kids can bring the baked goods to school the morning of May 25th or drop off anytime before Portfolio Night.
Field Day is Friday June 2nd. The PTO will provide a hot dog to all full day students, a popcorn snack (Popcorn Brand: Smartfood white cheddar popcorn), and popsicles (Popsicle Brand: Bomb Pops or similiar to this type) to each class. Parents should still pack additional lunch items to ensure students are nourished after a day of playing outside. Parents with concerns about food allergies should have their children bring their own lunch and snack.
Parents are welcome to stop by during the outside events on Field Day between 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-2:30. If you do decide to stop by, you will need to have an ID BADGE guest pass. Please stop by the office to pick up a badge. You will need your driver's license if you have never been scanned into our system before. We can preprint badges. Click here to have a pre-printed ID BADGE ready for you on Field Day.
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!
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.
FROM THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT:
DO NOT ADD/DEPOSIT MONEY INTO YOUR PUSHCOIN ACCOUNT-WE ARE NO LONGER USING PUSHCOIN. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INVOICE FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR FROM MY SCHOOL BUCKS. INFORMATION FOR MY SCHOOL BUCKS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
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.
May 18, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter M
May 19, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter N, Hot Lunch
May 22, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter O, Safety presentation, Last Hot Lunch
May 23, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter P, Beginner Band Parent Information Open House @ Erickson
May 24, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter Q
May 25, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter R, Spring Open House 5:30-7:00
May 26, 2023: No School
May 29, 2023: No School Memorial Day
May 30, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter S, Lunch with a Loved One 12:00-12:40
May 31, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter T, Illustrator Visit Assembly
June 1, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter U, Kindergarten field trip
June 2, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter V, Field Day
June 5, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter W, KinderGARDEN service project
June 6, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter X, 5th grade picnic
June 7, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter Y, Preschool Graduation
June 8, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter Z , Last day of school - FULL DAY, Eagles Nest, 5th Grade Clap Out 3:15
4th Grade Beginner Band Parent Information Open House-May 23
The 4th grade Beginner Band Parent Information Open House will be held on Tuesday, 5/23/23 at Erickson Elementary School in the gym. The hours are 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Parents can stop by at their convenience to learn about the program, register their student for band, and to rent their band instrument for next year.
Parents that are unable to attend need to contact Mrs. Metzger at email@example.com to get further information on how to register their student for band.
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:
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
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!
Book Fair: We are excited to have our book fair again. Stop by the library during the Spring Open house on May 25th and shop with your child(dren). The book fair is available only on May 25th between the hours of 5pm-7pm.
Bake Sale: We are having the bake sale during the Spring Open house between 5-7pm. Bring cash donations for the Erickson PTO and pick up a delicious treat to take home!
Our next PTO meeting will be in August!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help us out with baked goods or have questions!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS THIS YEAR! We could not have made it this school year without all of your support. We are in the home stretch of this school year! We are looking for the following chairs/co-chair positions to be filled for the next school year:
Chairperson/Co-chair for the book fair
Chairperson/Co-chair/large volunteer group to help coordinate for Back to School Bash/Popsicles in the Park
Chairperson/Co-Chair Field Day
Basketball and Soccer Camps Summer 2023
FirstView® - Customer Support - BUS APP
FirstView® provides a dedicated customer support team Monday through Friday to assist you:
o Call toll-free 888-889-8920 from 7:00 a.m. ET to 5:00 p.m. ET
o Email Customer Support at email@example.com
o Use the in-app “✉” button (right corner) to provide feedback
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.