Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

April 7, 2022

Dear Erickson Families,

Mr. Lee, Science Guy, visited each 3rd grade classroom this week for a full day of science fun. Thank you Erickson PTO for supporting this activity and helping to pay for this fantastic learning opportunity for the students. See pictures below.

Paws for a Cause Fundraiser benefiting Anderson Animal Shelter TOTAL: $2589.11

Way to go classrooms for helping to contribute to this total donation! So many furry friends will benefit from your support.

Top Donating Classrooms:

#1- Miss Bley's Classroom $310

#2- Miss Naple's Classroom $309

#3- Mrs. Stankoskey's Classroom $230

Student Placement for 2022-2023 will take place in May. Parents can assist in the process by completing a Student Placement Information form. Parent input about their child’s academic experiences can provide valuable insight to this process. Parents should not use this form to recommend a specific classroom teacher. If you are interested in filling out the form (this is NOT mandatory), please complete by April 22.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR): Third, fourth, and fifth grade will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) April 11-14. There are two reading assessments and three math assessments. Please make sure students receive a good night's rest, eat breakfast and have a snack packed for the day. Here is the testing schedule for grades 3-5.


Kindergarten Visitation for NEW kindergarten students: Monday, May 2: 9:30 & 1:30

**UPDATE**Portfolio Night OPEN HOUSE (all families invited): Tuesday, May 17th Time: 5:30-7:00 (the date was originally May 19 but this is also LAKE PARK graduation)

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 15th.

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.

Have a wonderful week!

Stacy Johnston


Important Dates

April 8: Butter Pasta Hot Lunch, Spirit Day - Wear Blue and Gold

April 11-14: 3rd-5th Grade Illinois Assessment of Readiness

April 11: Pizza Hot lunch

April 13: PTO Meeting at 5:30pm in the Erickson Library

April 14: OLSAT Scores will go home with students today

April 15: No School, PTO Scholarship Application due

Erickson Family Calendar

Includes all the Erickson dates for the school year

Fundraiser for Families in Ukraine

On April 20-21 Erickson students will host a fundraiser for families living in Ukraine. The fundraiser will be led by 3 second grade students: Alexa D., Lydia S., and Rudy M. They will be raising money for family friends of an Erickson staff member who live in Ukraine. Here is some information about the families in Ukraine (click link) where the donations will reach. Alexa and Lydia will be selling a $3.00 bundle that includes a heart flag pin, blue/yellow bracelet and sucker. Rudy will be selling $2.00 yellow/blue flag or flower keychains, with the help of many Erickson students, were handmade. During the lunch hour on April 20 & 21, interested students can stop by the lobby to make a donation to these families.

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Yearbook - Time to order

Erickson Elementary Yearbook is on sale now.

To purchase your yearbook got to

The purchase deadline is May 6th.

Yearbook Price: $19.34 (sales tax not included)

Yearbooks will be mailed to Erickson.

Summer 2022 Basketball and Soccer Camps

Summer 2022 Basketball and Soccer Camps

The dates and times have been set for both basketball and soccer summer camps. The camps are for any incoming 1st thru 6th graders (the grade your child will be in the Fall). If you are interested in having your child attend one or both of these camps, then please click on the registration link here. Please fill out all the necessary information and send that in with your check to either your child’s main office at their school or Westfield’s main office. Note: Camp will be held at DuJardin Elementary this year. This is a change from previous years.

Contact Kelly Hilden for any information regarding the camps.

630-529-6211 ext. 5372

2021-2022 Erin's Law

Dear Parents,

Child abuse curriculum lessons, otherwise known as the state mandated Erin’s Law, will once again be conducted in all K-5 classrooms to educate students on safe and unsafe touches, safe and unsafe secrets, and how to get away and tell a trusted adult. Lessons will teach children how to recognize child abuse, equip them with skills to reduce their vulnerability, and encourage them to report abuse. District 13 uses a curriculum entitled Kids In The Know that focuses on teaching the above mentioned skills. The classroom lessons will be conducted in April and May.

As a parent, I would encourage you to discuss these subjects with your child. You may preview the Kids In The Know curriculum, by age level, by going to Kids In The Know . If you would rather not have your child participate in this instruction, please put your request in writing and send it to the school office attention Mrs. Treanor. If you have any questions about this or any other related topic, please do not hesitate to call me at 630-529-2223.


Charla Treanor, LCSW

Erickson School Social Worker

2022-2023 New Students

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2022-2023 Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Parents wishing to enroll their new student into Bloomingdale School District 13 for the 2022-2023 school year can enroll online by clicking on this link: SD13 Enrollment Form

Please check out the “What’s Needed to Enroll My Student?” document located on the SD13 enrollment website.

PTO Scholarship Application Bloomingdale School District 13

The Bloomingdale School District 13 Parent Teacher Organization is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships. We will be awarding scholarships to two graduating Seniors who attended Erickson. Applications are due into Erickson by April 15, 2022

PTO Scholarship Application

PTO Information

Hot Lunch: We are looking for volunteers to help distribute hot lunch on Mondays and Fridays. If you are interested, the hours are 11:20-12:50pm. Please sign up using this form:

PTO Board positions: We are looking for volunteers for open PTO Board positions for the 2022/23 school year. The President and Vice President board positions are open for election. These are two year terms. The board elections will be at the April PTO meeting. Contact the PTO if you have questions about the open positions.

Amazon Smile: Did you know you could support Erickson Elementary every time you shop on Amazon all year long? It's really easy, save the AmazonSmile feature in your account. You earn money for the school with every purchase made.

Box Tops: Don't forget to download and use the Box Tops app to scan your receipts and earn money for Erickson.

PTO Scholarship: One more month for graduating seniors who attended Erickson to apply for the PTO Scholarship. Applications can be found on the Erickson or District 13 websites. There are two $750 scholarships available. They are due on 4/15. Good Luck!

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

Easter/Spring Treats

PTO has partnered with D’s Treat’s to offer Easter/Spring Treats, 10% of each order will come back to Erickson. Pick-up some sweet treats, support the PTO & a local small business!

Cookie Decorating Kits (includes cookies, frosting and a variety of sprinkles to decorate)

$30 for one dozen cookies

$20 for half dozen cookies

Paint Cookies

$9 each

Place your order here:

Orders must be submitted by April 8th

A payment link will be sent by D’s Treats prior to pick-up. Treats can be picked up on date selected on order form.

D’s Treats is located in Old Town Bloomingdale

102 Third Street 630-740-8195

Marklund Run, Walk & Roll 5K - April 24, 2022

Marklund is very excited to (finally!) be back in-person for our 5th Annual Run, Walk & Roll 5K/1Mile fundraising event on Sunday, April 24th.

We’d love to get as many District 13 staff, students, and families involved this year.

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.
District 13 Virtual Backpack

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