Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

March 10, 2022

Dear Erickson Families,


The 5th grade students completed their service project and raised over $1,100 toward the Mayfield School District in Kentucky who were devastated by the tornadoes in December. I am so proud of their dedication toward helping others in need. Please see some of the service project pictures below.


PAINT NIGHT is tonight if you signed up! I am looking forward to seeing so many artists tonight. Over 200 kids/parents will be attending tonight over the 2 sessions. Please check in at your designated time in the front lobby. If you are a painter, please choose a seat facing the screen on the stage so you can view Mrs. Clay, art teacher, leading the painting. There is no bad seat in the house as her painting will be projected!


PTO needs your help! PTO is in need of hot lunch volunteers from 11:20-12:50 on Monday and Fridays. The Hot Lunch Program is run by parent volunteers. To continue this program, we need volunteers! Only 2 people have signed up for Friday. Sign up TODAY using this FORM. Your children LOVE seeing you at hot lunch!


My last pitch for parents to take the 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. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. Right now the school has a parent participation rate of 7%. We need 20% to receive feedback. Last day is March 11th to provide your feedback!


Tomorrow, Friday, is SPIRIT DAY...wear BLUE & GOLD! PTO will also be providing each student with a donut (standard donut with frosting) on Friday. If you do not want your child to have a donut, please let me or the classroom teacher know. THANK YOU PTO!


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: sjohnston@sd13.org or 630-529-2223.


Have a wonderful week!


Stacy Johnston

Principal

Important Dates


March 1-March 31: Paws for a Cause (see flyer)

March 10: Vision and Hearing Screening, PTO PAINT NIGHT in the evening

March 11: Spirit Day: Wear Blue and Gold, HOT LUNCH: Butter Pasta, Donuts (standard donut with frosting) provided to students from the PTO for Spirit Day (please let Mrs. Johnston or the classroom teacher know if you do NOT want your child to have a donut)

March 13: Daylight Saving Time begins

March 14: Hot Lunch: Pizza

March 18: School Improvement, Early Dismissal 1:40, Eagles Nest, Wear you CC! pillar shirt, Hot Lunch: Butter Pasta

March 21: Hot Lunch: Pizza

March 24: Vision and Hearing Rescreening

March 25: Paws for a Cause Ends, Hot Lunch: Butter Pasta

Erickson Family Calendar

Includes all the Erickson dates for the school year

Student Council Fundraiser

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ESSER III Funding Plan from the District

Please see the District ESSER III Funding Plan for 2022-2023. You are welcome to provide feedback here.

FROM THE NURSE: Vision and Hearing Screening


Dupage County Health Department will be conducting vision and hearing screening for students at Erickson on March 10. Certified hearing and vision screening technicians will be providing screenings as mandated by the state in search for any vision or hearing deficiencies. In the event that deficiencies are detected in either area, The DuPage County Health Department Vision and Hearing team will return on March 24th to rescreen any students that did not meet passing criteria during the first screening.


They will be screening the following:

Vision: preK, K, 2

Hearing: preK, K, 1, 2, 3

Students in special education

Students in foster care

Students new to Bloomingdale SD13 this year


As of today, the Dupage County Health Department's policy requires students who are receiving the screening from Dupage screening technicians to wear masks. If you could pack a mask for students to wear for a few minutes on this day, that would be appreciated.


"Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor".

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.

5Essentials Survey: Please Consider Participating!

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 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4facab28a6fdcf8-hotlunch1



Spirit Week: To finish off Spirit Week, students will show their school spirit by wearing Blue and Gold on Friday. The PTO will provide each student with a donut!


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.


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

Ukrainian Support - American Red Cross

Here is a link to the Red Cross flyer for anyone wishing to make a donation to support Ukraine.

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. www.marklund.org/5kbloomingdale

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.