June 1, 2023
Dear Erickson Families,
TODAY, June 1, is the last day to register your child(ren) for the 2022-2023 school year by June 1st! If you do not plan on returning to Erickson for the 23-24 school year, as a courtesy, please call the office and let us know. THANK YOU!
Tomorrow is FIELD DAY, June 2. Please remember the following:
-Refillable Water Bottle
The PTO will provide a hot dog to all full day students (if a Rain Date is called, students will still have the hotdog on June 2) , 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 with your driver's license to be scanned for a guest pass.
2023-2024 School Supply List: Please review the 2023-2024 school supply list. You can conveniently order from the PTO, see flyer below, or shop on your own. School supplies can be dropped off at Meet the Teacher/Supply Drop off on Wednesday, August 23 from 2:30-3:30 or brought the first day of school.
Abhi Alwar, Illustrator, and former Erickson Student...stopped by Erickson and talked about her books that she has illustrated and what it means to be an illustrator. See pictures below.
100 Point Accelerated Reader Celebration...students who have achieved 100 AR points celebrated their success with an afternoon celebration at Erickson involving fun indoor and outdoor games. Students can read over the summer and get a head start on earning AR points for next year. AR will reopen in the beginning of the school year.
5th Grade Clap Out: 5th Grade parents are welcome to gather outside of DOOR #7 at 3:15. We will have an all school clap out starting at 3:15. 5th grade students will walk around the inside of the building while staff and students clap and then the students will exit around 3:20ish from Door #7 (by Gaga Pit/Parent Parking Lot) to be greeted by parents.
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.
From the Finance Department:
Registration fees for 2023-2024 school year will be posted the first week of June. You will receive an email from email@example.com
If it is not in your inbox, please check your spam folder.
You can get a head start and create your account in MSB. Please follow the Parent Instructions
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.
Thank you and have a great summer and 2023-2024 School Year!
June 1, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter U, Kindergarten Field Trip - Blackberry Farm
June 2, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter V, Field Day
June 5, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter W, KinderGARDEN service project & Field Day Rain Date
June 6, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter X, 5th Grade Picnic (Students ONLY)
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
2023-2024 IMPORTANT INFORMATION - SAVE THE DATES
- 1st-5th Grade 2023-2024 First Day of School THURSDAY, AUGUST 24th.(8:40-3:30)
- The first day of 2023-2024 Kindergarten & Preschool is MONDAY, AUGUST 28th
- Information Day: Wednesday, August 16th: 3:00pm-6:00pm
- Meet the Teacher/drop off school supplies: Wednesday, August 23rd 2:30-3:30
- 2023-2024 SCHOOL CALENDAR
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:
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
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/large volunteer group to help coordinate for Back to School Bash/Popsicles in the Park
Chairperson/Co-Chair Field Day
Field Day is June 2nd. If you are volunteering and have reached out to the co-chairs and are on the volunteer list, please make sure you have your ID if you previously have not volunteered at the school so a badge can be made.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.