December 15, 2022
Dear Erickson Families,
This week, Kindergarten students performed songs and enjoyed making gingerbread houses with their families. Students in the Respect pillar enjoyed a hot chocolate party for earning the most Eagle Tickets during the 1st trimester. Tomorrow, students will participate in a winter sing-a-long with their grade levels led by Mr. Welch, music teacher, and the Fine Arts Team in the gym and also have fun at the annual holiday parties led by parent volunteers.
Please remember that tomorrow, Friday, December 16th is 1:40 dismissal for all full day students.
Hot Lunch sign up is now open. Use the QR code on the flyer below to order hot lunch for your student. Orders can be placed from 12/15/22-1/2/23. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Hot Lunch Link: https://form.jotform.com/223477385291161
Save your Pop Tabs during winter break to support Ronald McDonald House Charities and our whole school fundraiser (flyer below). There will be a competition between the different pillars for who can donate the most pop tabs.
Erickson Elementary School will be closed for winter break from December 19 – January 2, 2023. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Happy holidays from the Erickson Staff! We are blessed to partner alongside you and wish you the very best holiday.
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.
WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON
December - 1 thru December 16- MITTEN TREE DONATIONS
December 5-16: Winter Map Assessment Window
December 16: Hot Lunch Hot Dog/Buttered Pasta & 1:40 Dismissal for full day students (PM Kinder meets at the normal time)
- 10:20-11:20 AM Kindergarten Holiday Party
- 11:00-12:00 am 1st-5th grade Holiday party
- 2:15-3:15 PM Kindergarten Holiday Party
December 19-January 2, 2023 -WINTER BREAK -NO SCHOOL.
JANUARY 3 - JANUARY 31 POP TAB 2023 BEGINS
January 3, 2023 - School Back in Session
January 4, 2023 - Wacky Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day
January 6, 2023 - Spirit Day, Wear Blue and Gold, Winter MAP Reports sent home with students
Report cards were emailed home on December 9th. To access via the email, please enter your child’s birthday in MM/DD/YYYY format. Also, REPORT CARD access is granted for 60 days. After 60 days, parents can't view the report card. You are encouraged to print the report card if you would like a keepsake.
Stay Healthy This Winter
WINTER IS HERE: 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.
A huge thank you to Linda Lehman & Patty Lovelady for cochairing the Holiday Gift Corner. We also appreciate all the parent volunteers who also made the event successful. Thank you!
Hot Lunch Link:
PTO Meeting: Our next PTO meeting is Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 from 5:30-6:30. Come and join us for our monthly meeting. We love to see new faces and new ideas!
Teacher Favorites list for those asking for the holidays!
Dine Out Night: Our next dine out is at Buona Beef on January 10, 2023. 20% of all sales will be donated to Erickson Elementary PTO. Dine out and support our PTO!
Last reminder to room parents to make sure their plan for the holiday party is submitted to the teachers along with snacks they are using to make sure they do not contain any allergy related items that the classroom cannot have. Thank you!
Hot Lunch order forms are going out. Orders can be placed 12/15/2022-1/2/2023. NO EXCEPTIONS! Please make sure the orders are placed right away to ensure it is not forgotten over the holidays. See attached Hot Lunch Form.
Hope you all have a wonderful winter break with your family! See you all in 2023!
Crossroads Kids Club... Winter session see flyer below
S.T.E.A.M. AND CHESS SCHOLARS - AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS - WINTER REGISTRATION
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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.