Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

September 23, 2021

Dear Erickson Families,

I am looking forward to walking with many of you at our GO GOLD for Pediatric Cancer - MAC Community Walk on Friday, September 24th (see flyer below). Michael was a very special kid and touched many lives, students and staff, here at Erickson. I'm looking forward to raising money for pediatric cancer in his honor. Don't forget to Wear GOLD on Friday!

The MAP Assessment Window is closing this week. Student reports will be sent home with students on Friday, October 1st.

We collected 255 cans during our GO ORANGE HUNGER AWARENESS canned food drive. Thank you to the families that donated! They have been delivered to the Bloomingdale Food Pantry and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

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 great rest of your week!

Stacy Johnston


Important Dates

Thursday, September 30: Safety Day

Friday, Oct. 1: Stomp Out Bullying- Wear Blue & MAP Reading and Math Assessment Results sent home with students

Monday, Oct. 4-Tuesday, Oct. 5: Anderson Book Fair Sponsored by the Erickson PTO - during school hours

Wednesday, Oct. 6: Wacky Wednesday Theme: Twins Day

Friday, Oct. 8: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Institute Day

Monday, Oct. 11: NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day

Wednesday, Oct 13: PTO Meeting 5:30 pm @ Erickson

PTO Information

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

PTO Dues: Please make sure to pay your PTO family dues. Please view the flyer below for details

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser: Students brought home information about our first PTO Fundraiser. See flyer below.

Hot Lunch: We are excited to announce that hot lunch will be returning this fall. We will start with Pizza on Fridays from our long time partner Rosati's in Addison. The first date for hot lunch is scheduled for October 22nd. The order form will be sent out shortly.

Book Fair: We will be hosting a book fair with Anderson Books on October 4th and October 5th. Students can shop for books during school hours.

Pumpkin Night: Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 21st. More information is coming soon!

Dine Out: Our next Dine Out Night will be October 19th from 5:00-8:00 PM at Portillos.

Bloomingdale School District 13 - Going Gold

On Friday, September 24th, Bloomingdale School District will be “Going Gold” in honor of Michael Carr and to support Cal’s Angels. Michael was a student at Erickson and Westfield who lost his very courageous battle with cancer this past April. We invite all students and staff to wear gold that day. Cal’s Angels will have shirts available for purchase and all proceeds will support the effort to raise awareness.

Join us anytime between 4:30-6:00 pm on September 24th, for a community walk around the pond behind Erickson Elementary. All staff, students and their families are invited to participate.

Registration forms went home TODAY! Please check your child's backpack for a hard copy of the registration.

Character Counts Pillar Shirts

Every student at Erickson was given a Character Counts Pillar Shirt in 1st grade or when they entered Erickson as a new student. Students do not need this shirt, but are asked to wear their pillar color on Pillar Day (1x per month).

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.

If you have questions, please email Mrs. Johnston:

Stomp Out Bullying - October 1 - Wear Blue

On Friday, October 1st, the district will participate in bully prevention month by wearing blue. Classroom teachers will do an anti-bullying read-aloud with their classrooms on this day.

Volunteers to the Building

Those who are volunteering on a regular basis or directly working with students will need to show the building principal their vaccination card or a negative covid test, within three - five days prior to volunteering, per the Governor's Executive Order.

This only applies to individuals who volunteer on a regular basis. Parents or other adults who visit for an IEP or parent-teacher conference do not need to show a vaccination card or negative covid test. Please see the building principal if you have further questions or need clarification. Click here to view language from Executive Order 87 (Vaccination/Testing).

Paper - Educational Support System

Bloomingdale School District has partnered with ( to offer free 24/7 tutoring and essay review to students grades 1-8! Have a math problem at home you could use help with? Start a tutor session with the professional tutors at Paper! Your student just needs to sign in with their school Google account.

For Parents:

1. Parent Webinars [English | Spanish] - 45-minute live sessions for parents

2. Pre-Recorded YouTube [English | Spanish] - helpful resource for parents

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2021-2022 Erickson Return to Learn Practices & Procedures

2021-2022 Erickson's Return to Learn Practices & Procedures: Click here to learn about the practices and procedures for the 2021-2022 school year. Information in this document reviews mask wearing, snack, lunch, recess, etc.

2021-2022 District 13's Return to Learn Plan

District 13's Return to Learn Plan: Click here to review the document shared by Dr. Bartelt, Superintendent, on August 11th outlining the district's mitigation practices.

Erickson Family Calendar

Click here to access the Erickson Family Calendar that will list important events throughout the 2021-2022 school year. This calendar will be included in the Express weekly and updated regularly as PTO events, school events, and other calendar information is added to the school year.

Virtual Backpack

Virtual Backpack: The Bloomingdale School District has a Virtual Backpack that is filled with flyers and information from various organizations located throughout Bloomingdale. Please click on the backpack if you are interested in activities or information from outside organizations.