Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

August 12, 2021

Important Dates

Tuesday, August 17th: Information Day 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Erickson

Tuesday, August 24: Grades K-5: Supply Drop Off/Meet the Teacher 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm @ Erickson

Wednesday, August 25: First Full Day for 1st - 5th grade students: 8:40-3:30

Friday, August 27: Preschool Meet the Teacher 9:30 am class & 1:30 pm class

Monday, August 30: First Full Day for Preschool & Kindergarten

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.

Erickson Staff Information

Erickson Elementary School would like to welcome the following new staff, returning staff in a different position, or name changes:

Mrs. Frattinger - Assistant Principal: Mrs. Frattinger is transitioning from DuJardin Assistant Principal and District ELL Teacher to DuJardin and Erickson Assistant Principal

Mrs. Kristan Manning - NEW Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Cook - NEW Kindergarten AM Teacher and Technology Teacher

Mrs. Heitkam - 1st Grade Teacher: Mrs. Heitkam is transitioning from Kindergarten Teacher to 1st grade teacher.

Mrs. Carley - NEW 2nd Grade Teacher

Miss Bley - NEW 4th Grade Teacher

Miss Lahl - NEW 4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Spagnoli - 5th Grade Teacher: Mrs. Spagnoli is transitioning from 5th Grade Substitute Teacher to 5th Grade Teacher.

Mrs. Rizza - ELL Teacher: Mrs. Rizza is transitioning from 5th grade teacher to ELL teacher.

Mrs. Treanor - Social Worker: Mrs. Treanor is transitioning from DuJardin social worker to Erickson social worker.

Mr. Jura: NEW Reading Specialist

NEW Paraprofessionals: Ms. Cassidy, Miss Hyzy, Mrs. Mayer, Mr. Linstrom, Mrs. Prentice and Miss Zack

Miss Winiarczyk, 4th Grade Teacher, is now married and is Mrs. Barnett...Congratulations!

Miss Lanphier, Music Teacher, is now married and is Mrs. Stombres...Congratulations!

Miss Giammarino, Speech Pathologist, is now married and is Mrs. O'Brien..Congratulations!

PTO Information

Erickson Committee PTO Volunteer Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to volunteer at PTO events throughout the school year.

Erickson Room Parent Sign-Up: This LINK will go LIVE on 8/17 during Information Day when class lists become available.

Event Details

Information Day: Information Day is Tuesday, August 17th from 1:00-6:00 at Erickson. This is an opportunity for parents and students to view class lists & bus routes, sign-up for PTO events, and receive other information relevant to the upcoming school year. In order to have your student's name included on a class list, the student must be registered at Erickson by Friday, August 6th, 2021.

Meet the Teacher/Supply Drop-Off: Erickson Elementary School will be hosting a Meet the Teacher/Supply Drop-Off event from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm for Kindergarten - 5th grade students on Tuesday, August 24. This is an opportunity for you and your child to come to Erickson before school begins to 1) meet your teacher and 2) drop-off your child’s classroom supplies. This will hopefully provide an easier transition for the first day of school. One adult may attend per child.

First Day of School: The first full day of school is Wednesday, August 25th, for students in first - fifth grade. Kindergarten & Preschool students start school on Monday, August 30th. Students may arrive between 8:25-8:40. Pick-up and drop-off procedures will be outlined in the 8/19 Express edition.

Grades 1-5 Hours: 8:40-3:30

Kindergarten AM Hours: 8:40-11:30

Kindergarten PM Hours: 12:40-3:30

Preschool AM Hours: 8:50-11:20

Preschool PM Hours: 12:50-3:20

Supply List: The supply list can be found on the Erickson Website or click here. Parents are able to order online using the School Tool Box and supplies will be mailed to your home. Enter Erickson on the site.

Kindergarten Screening Sign-Up August 25-27: If you have not signed-up for a scheduled kindergarten screening, through PTC Wizard, click on the link below. You must be fully registered to sign up. Kindergarten students are screened for early literacy skills, early math skills and speech/language.

This is the link for parents


Yearbooks are here! If you ordered a 2020-2021 school yearbook, please stop by Erickson to pick it up. You can also pick up your preordered yearbook on Information Day. Unfortunately, we do not have any extras available for purchase.