March 2, 2023
Dear Erickson Families,
Thank you PTO for the AWESOME Bingo Night last week! We had a great turnout and a lot of fun! Next week is PTO Paint Night on Thursday, March 9th. Sign up information is below. Hope to see you there! PAINT NIGHT SIGN UP
Today is the end of the 2nd Trimester! Progress Reports will be emailed home on March 17th.
There will be NO SCHOOL, tomorrow, Friday, March 3 (Institute Day) and NO SCHOOL, Monday, March 6th (Casimir Pulaski Day).
Spirit Week is March 7th-10th, see the flyer below. On Friday, March 10th, (in the morning) students will be given a standard donut made from a bakery (decorated blue and yellow- School Spirit Colors). If you do NOT want your student to have a donut, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the classroom teacher so we know NOT to give your child a donut. If your child has an allergy to donuts, please feel free to send a replacement treat in its place.
5Essentials Parent Survey is OPEN. Please read information below about this survey. We need at least 20% of parent participation for results to be published. This information is made public on the Illinois State Report Card. Please consider participating. As of Feb. 28, Erickson has 12% parent response rate! I do review the data...so please take the time to give your input! THANK YOU!
SURVEY LINK: https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/
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: email@example.com or 630-529-2223.
March 1-24, 2023 - Paws for a Cause Fundraiser - See flyer below
March 2, 2023 - 2nd Trimester Ends (progress reports are emailed home on March 17)
March 3, 2023 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Institute
March 6, 2023 - NO SCHOOL - Casimir Pulaski Day
March 7-10, 2023- SPIRIT WEEK - See Flyer Below for Daily Happenings
March 9, 2023 - PTO Paint Night - See Flyer Below to Sign Up
March 10, 2023 - Hot Lunch & Spirit Day - Wear Blue and Gold
March 17, 2023- Progress Reports emailed home
SAVE THE DATES for Future Events- Mark your Calendars
SPRING OPEN HOUSE (previously called Portfolio Night): Thursday, May 25 from 5:30-7:00
LAST DAY of SCHOOL: June 8th (as long as we don't use snow days or cold weather days). If we use a cold day/snow day the last day is extended a day. So this date will be finalized after we get through the winter.
5Essentials Survey: The Bloomingdale SD13 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through March 11, 2022. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey.
All Bloomingdale SD13 teachers, as well as students in 4th - 8th grade, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
- Effective Leaders
- Collaborative Teachers
- Involved Families
- Supportive Environments
- Ambitious Instruction
We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time to Register Chess Scholars/STEAM Spring Session - Registration closes 3/10
STUDENT COUNCIL UPDATE
Student Council, along with Carson Koverman, are sponsoring a STUDENT CLUB CONTEST. See this flyer for more information.
Paws For a Cause: Beginning Wednesday, March 1
Each classroom will “adopt” a pet for the month of March
Students, and families will raise money for their adopted pet by putting money in their class’ “doghouse.”
Money collected will be donated to Anderson Animal Shelter
The classroom who collects the most money by the end of the month will win a class PIZZA PARTY!!
Creative Writing Contest
Note from the Finance Department: Registration Fees and Purchases
Starting with the 2023-2024 school year, we will be migrating from Pushcoin to My School Bucks as our online payment portal. We anticipate My School Bucks will be available by the time Returning Student Registration is open.
PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT ANY NEW FUNDS INTO YOUR PUSHCOIN ACCOUNT
Please log into your existing Pushcoin account to verify any outstanding balances. We ask that you pay any remaining balances by February 28, 2023. Please note any remaining funds in your Pushcoin will NOT be transferred to My School Bucks.
More information regarding My School Bucks will be available in the upcoming months.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION - REGISTER NOW!
Early Childhood, Kindergarten, and New Students REGISTRATION OPEN
Upcoming School Year 2023-2024
To register a new student for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year click this link. If you are a current Erickson Preschool Student, you would register as a returning student in April.
Registration is currently only open for Early Childhood, Kindergarten, and New Students for the 2023-2024 school year (Returning Student Registration will occur in the Spring).
Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2023, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2023-2024 school year.
Spirit week is next week from March 7-10th! See the flyer for spirit week info and also on how to sign up for paint night. Deadline for signing up for paint night is March 2nd!
Our next PTO meeting will be held March 8th from 5:30-6:30 in the library. Come share your ideas or listen to what the PTO is currently working on!
We have the following open positions to support our PTO for the 2023-2024 school year:
PTO Vice President (one year 23-24 position and will be voted on in our April meeting)
Popsicles in the Park Chairperson
4th & 5th Grade Talent Show Chairperson
Field Day Chairperson
If you would like to be a Chairperson of any of the above categories, please email us at email@example.com and indicate your interest.
Come support our PTO during Spirit Week! The next dine out is on Tuesday, March 7th at Chipotle on Lake Street from 5-9 pm. Please see attached flyer for more information.
The last round of hot lunch order form is now open! Orders can be placed through 3/3/23. No exceptions are made once it is closed. Please use the QR code from the lunch flyer for more information and to order.
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.