Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

December 9, 2021

Dear Erickson Families,

Tomorrow, Friday, December 10th, First Trimester (printed) Progress Reports (report cards) will be going home with students. Progress Reports (report cards) will also be emailed home to one parent on Friday as a practice run. Second Trimester Progress Reports will only be emailed home. If you do not receive the First Trimester Progress Report emailed home on Friday, please let the office know 630-529-2223 or so you can be set up to receive the Progress Report for Second Trimester.

Tonight, Thursday, December 9th, is the Holiday Gift Shop at Erickson from 6:00-8:00 where students can shop for gifts for family and friends. Please wear a mask and social distance. PTO is still looking for volunteers to help students shop on Friday. If you are able to help, please email A negative PCR covid test or vaccination card is required to volunteer during school hours.

If you attend the Holiday Gift Shop tonight, all LOST and FOUND items will be in the lobby to review. Maybe you can find a lost mitten or hat!

Congratulations to these students for WINNING the Holiday Greeting Card Contest in Art! Way to go: Aarish, 1st Grade, Francesca, 2nd Grade, Klaudia, 3rd Grade, and these 5th Grade students: Karolina, Luca, Jake, Colin, Jose, Kacper, Raha, Juliana and Reese.

Kindness Club buttons were passed out today! Guess how many students earned their Kindness Club button? 193 students! Thank you Lily, the 3rd Grade Kindness Club President, for starting the club, encouraging acts of kindness & making the buttons. Way to go!

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.

Please enjoy the rest of your week!

Stacy Johnston


Important Dates

November 29-December 17: Mitten Tree at Erickson (see flyer below)

December 2 - December 17: Order Pizza Hot Lunch (see link below)

December 6 - December 16: Winter MAP testing for grades 1-5

December 9: Holiday Gift Shop at Erickson w/ Family 6-8pm (see flyer below), Last day to order Erickson Spirit Wear (see link below)

Friday, December 10:

  • Spirit Day- wear blue and yellow
  • Holiday Gift Shop during school hours
  • Report Cards sent home with students
  • Pizza Hot Lunch
December 13: Kindergarten Gingerbread House Activity w/ a family member 10:15 or 2:15

December 14: 4th Grade Chorus Assembly Grades 2-5, Family Evening Performance at 7pm

Friday, December 17:

  • Early Dismissal 1:40
  • Last day to order Hot lunch
  • NO Pizza Hot Lunch
Winter Parties December 17
  • Kindergarten/Preschool AM Class Winter Party 10:40-11:20
  • 1st through 5th grade Class Winter Party 11:10-11:50
  • Kindergarten/Preschool PM Class Winter Party 2:40-3:20

Winter Break December 20-January 2: Erickson Elementary School will be closed for winter break from December 20, 2021– January 2, 2022. Students will return to school on Monday, January 3, 2022. We wish all families a joyous and happy holiday season.

Erickson Family Calendar

Includes all the Erickson dates for the school year

District 13 Virtual Backpack

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

Junior Achievement - January 28, 2022

We need YOU! Junior Achievement is a nonprofit educational organization that partners communities and businesses with local schools to teach students about financial literacy, life skills, workforce readiness, introductory business, and economics. We are seeking parent volunteers to teach the program on January 28th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for you to become involved in your child's classroom not only as volunteers, but also as teachers! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Angel Frattinger, Assistant Principal: or 630-529-2223. Junior Achievement will provide a training for any interested parent volunteers, so no experience is necessary to teach the program. For more information go to:

Mitten Tree

Our annual Mitten Tree will be in the lobby starting November 22. Please donate hats, mittens, gloves and scarves. Please consider giving to our tree which will help local families within our DuPage County community.
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PTO Information

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

Hot Lunch: The Hot Lunch order form is now open! All orders must be submitted by December 17th... No Exceptions! A flyer was also sent home with students today.

Teacher Favorites: Want to give your favorite teacher or staff member a holiday gift. To see few of their favorite things click here Teacher Favorites

Spirit Wear Holiday Sale: Erickson Spirit wear is now available for purchase. The sale will close on December 9th to make sure all items are delivered to the school before the Holidays: Spirit Wear Order Form

Holiday Parties: PTO parents who are volunteering in classrooms during the holiday party please make sure to share party plans with the classroom teachers.

Holiday Gift Shop: The PTO will be hosting the Holiday Gift Shop for students on Thursday 12/9 from 6-8pm with families at Erickson and Friday 12/10 during school hours. The Holiday Gift Shop is an opportunity for students to shop for holiday gifts for family and friends. Shopping envelopes were sent home last week.

Winter Weather: Please Dress for the Weather

Winter Weather: Erickson students have outdoor line-up and spend recess outside when the temperature, including WIND CHILL, is 10 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Students may play in the snow during recess if they are properly dressed in winter gear, which includes a winter jacket, snow pants, hat, gloves, and snow boots.

If a student is healthy enough to attend school they are also healthy enough to go outside for recess. A doctor’s note is needed in order for a student to stay in at recess.

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.