November 10, 2022
Dear Erickson Families,
Thank you to all the families who donated Halloween candy to the troops via Operation Gratitude! WOW...there had to be close to 100 pounds of candy donated!
Tomorrow is Veterans Day and we will be honoring those who have served in the United States military during a Veterans Day Assembly that will be student led. Each grade level will be performing during the assembly. We have 17 Veterans attending tomorrow who are related to Erickson students (parents or grandparents). Remember to wear red, white and blue! Thank you to ALL Veterans and to those attending tomorrow's assembly listed below:
We THANK YOU for your service.
Michael Ryan, Army
Michael Manning, Air Force
Andrew Valentine, Army
Michael Caputo, Army
Bob Zerwer, Army
Augustino Palumbo, Army
Rodney Menna, Air Force
Les Durov, Navy
Joe Lovelady, Army
Christos Kostakis, Army
Travis Taff, Marine Corps
Emil Leitner, Army
Raul Flores, Navy
Dolores Flores, Marine Corps
Keith Christenson, Marines
Tom Czyka, VFW
Brandt Leischner, VFW
Ed Aubin, VFW
A reminder that the weather is continually changing. Please make sure to send warm clothes (coats, hats, gloves) on colder days. All students go outside for recess each day.
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.
Have a great rest of your week!
November 11: Spirit Day - Wear Red, White & Blue, Veterans Day Assembly 2:00, PTO Wounded Warrior Fun Run 3:30-4:15, Pick up your Cherrydale Orders between 2:00-7:00 at Erickson in the lobby
November 14: Hot Lunch Pizza
November 14 - December 2: Parent Teacher Conferences
November 18: 1st Trimester Ends, Hot Lunch - hot dog/buttered pasta, Early Dismissal 1:40, Eagles Nest, Wear your Pillar shirt.
November 21 thru November 25: NO SCHOOL
November 28: Hot Lunch Pizza
November 30: Westfield Holiday Band Assembly at Erickson
Wounded Warrior Fun Run: November 11th after school from 3:30-4:15 for those that signed up. Students will check-in with staff in the Music Room after school. The Fun Run will officially begin at 3:45/50 in the parent parking lot. Parents who are attending, please meet up with your child in the parent parking lot at 3:40 (if you come earlier the lot will be filled with parents picking up their children).
Cherrydale Fundraiser Pick Up: Families can come to Erickson to pick up fundraiser items on Friday, November 11th from 2:00-7:00 in the Erickson Lobby.
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser: Doughnuts for a great cause!! Erickson Elementary PTO is giving you the best reason to indulge in a dozen (or two) Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Until November 28, 2022, 50% of your order will be donated back to Erickson Elementary PTO when you purchase via our fundraising sales page! Simply buy online, visit your local store (Elk Grove) & redeem using your code. Treat yourself or even gift them to friends and family here: grouprai.se/krispykreme4575ma
Dine Out Night: Our next dine out is at Panera on 11/29/22 from 4pm-8pm. See Attached flyer.
Winter Party: Our next party is the Winter Party on December 16 from 11-12 pm. Head room parents for each classroom need to submit the list of parent volunteers for visitor badges to be prepared in advance. Room parents should submit the party plan 1 week in advance for teacher approval. The plan for the party should also include any food items with the ingredient list.
Assessment Data Information
On the District Website parents can review district MAP Assessment Data from the 2021-2022 school year. By visiting the Illinois School Report Card Website parents can review school and district 3rd-5th grade data in regards to the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), state assessment. After reviewing the data, you will find that Erickson Elementary students consistently perform better than the national/state average.
Cold and Flu Season- Keep Everyone in District 13 Healthy
It will soon be fall and this is a great opportunity to remind you that cold and flu season is upon us. It is vital that we work together to keep everyone in District 13 healthy. The nurses have noticed an increase in the number of students displaying fevers, coughs, and other cold-like symptoms. There have also been absences due to a diagnosis of Influenza. District 13 tracks all influenza activity along with other illnesses and reports data to the DuPage County Health Department on a daily basis to determine if additional measures are warranted. At this time, no additional measures are needed. Prevention continues to be the most effective means in reducing the spread of influenza and other illnesses.
Students who report to the Health Office with a fever and/or a report of feeling poorly are sent home. To minimize the spread of illnesses in school, it is recommended that your child stay home from school and other extracurricular activities if flu or cold symptoms are present. The following guidelines may help you decide to keep your child home or send them to school:
CONSIDER KEEPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME FOR REST AND OBSERVATION IF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS ARE PRESENT:
Very stuffy or runny nose
Mild sore throat (free of fever/not exposed to Strep of Covid)
Mild stomach ache
KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Fever 100 degrees or greater.
Vomiting (even once)
General malaise or feelings of fatigue
Frequent congested (wet) or croup cough
Large amount of nasal congestion with frequent nose blowing
TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF FLU AND OTHER ILLNESSES
Wash hands frequently
Do not touch eyes, nose, or mouth
Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, wash hands afterward
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Viral infections are the most contagious during the first 48 hours, usually before symptoms fully manifest. Anyone who has a fever is to remain home until they are fever-free for a full 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Anyone who is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea is to remain home until they are clear of vomiting and/or diarrhea for a full 24 hours. Anyone who has a persistent sore throat or a cough may return to school after being seen by a physician for evaluation and has begun any necessary treatment. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on medication for at least 24 hours before he/she is considered non-contagious and able to return to school. Keeping your ill child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom and allow your child to fully recover.
Thank you for doing your part in helping make this season as healthy as possible.
Bloomingdale School District #13
Parent-Teacher Conferences: November 14 - December 2
- Parent Teacher conference sign-up: Conferences will be held between November 14th and December 2. Virtual and in-person conferences are available. ALL staff will be in the building for conferences November 21. Please sign up for a time to meet with your child's teacher.
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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.