April 20, 2023
Dear Erickson Families,
SAVE THE DATE
A favorite family event...
Lunch With A Loved, May 30th from 12:00-12:40.
Bring a picnic lunch and blanket for you and your child(ren) to eat OUTSIDE on school grounds
OLSAT Assessment results, physical copies, will go home with students (they will not be emailed) on FRIDAY, April 21st. Please check backpacks on Friday for the OLSAT parent letter with information.
Kindergarten Registration is OPEN. If you have a student that is eligible for kindergarten for the 23-24 school year, please register your students. Kindergarten Visitation is scheduled for Monday, May 1st at 10:00-11:00 and 1:30-2:30. When you register you will sign up for a visitation time. On visitation day, parents will learn about kindergarten and the students will visit a kindergarten classroom. Please click this link to register.
RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION OPENS on Monday, April 24th.
See flyer below. Please register for the 23-24 school year by June 1.
Student Placement for 2023-2024 will take place in May. Parents can assist in the process by completing a Student Placement Form 23-24 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 May 5.
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.
MY SCHOOL BUCKS - From the Finance Department
We are excited to announce that our new online fee payment system is now My School Bucks (MSB)
MSB is not live at the time of this notice, but invoicing for the 2023-2024 school year will take place sometime in May and payments are due in FULL by September 1, 2023. You will receive an email from MSB when the registration fee is applied to your student(s) account(s). If you think you would qualify for a fee waiver for 2023-2024 school year, complete this form and return it to the Business Office by September 1, 2023.
MSB is a user-friendly online payment system with a single sign on. You will be able to create an account, add your student(s) and see ALL of your students in that one account.
Instructions are here.
Westfield Families: Along with the registration fee, incoming 8th grade students will have their graduation fee applied to their account to be paid at the beginning of the school year. Sixth grade students will have their lock fee applied to their account to be paid at the beginning of the school year.
We will communicate with you when we get closer to applying the fees.
Thank you and have a great summer and 2023-2024 School Year!
April 21, 2023 - No Preschool, Hot Lunch, OLSAT reports sent home with students
April 24, 2023 - Hot lunch
April 25, 2023 - Westfield Spring Band assembly @ Erickson
April 28, 2023 - Hot Lunch
May 8 - May 19, 2023 -(MAP)Reading & Math Assessment-Kdg-5th Grade
May 8 - May 12, 2023 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1, 2023 - Kindergarten Visitation @ 10:00 or 1:30 - NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS are invited to visit Erickson while their parents meet with the principal and staff
May 1-May 4: 3rd grade Mr. Lee Science Guy
May 1, 2023: Hot Lunch
May 2, 2023 - ABC Countdown begins (See grade level details) Letter A
May 3, 2023: Wacky Wednesday Theme: Red, White and Blue day, ABC Countdown Letter B
May 4, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter C
May 5, 2023: Hot Lunch, Spirit Day, ABC Countdown Letter D
May 8, 2023: Map Assessment begins, Hot Lunch, WF Admin Visits 5th Grade
ABC Countdown Letter E
May 9, 2023: ABC Countdown Letter F
May 10, 2023: PTO meeting 5:30 in Library, ABC Countdown Letter G
May 11, 2023:5th-to-6th Grade Transition Night @ Westfield 6:00-7:30, ABC Countdown Letter H
May 12, 2023: Hot Lunch, ABC Countdown Letter I
SAVE THE DATES for Future Events- Mark your Calendars
5th to 6th Grade Transition Night: Thursday, May 11th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Westfield
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.
Yearbook - Time to Order
Basketball and Soccer Camps Summer 2023
Our next PTO meeting is May 10, 2023 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Erickson Library. This is open to all Erickson parents and we would love to see you there!
Teacher Appreciation week is May 8-May 12th. More info to come on how we are celebrating our Erickson Elementary Staff!
- Our next dine out is at Raising Cane on May 25, 2023 from 4pm-10pm and 15% of all sales will be donated to Erickson PTO. Come out and support the school before or after Erickson’s Spring Open House at the school.
We are happy to announce the updated PTO Board for the 2023-2024 school year:
President: Dee Patel
Vice President: Katie Pobuta
Secretary: Kathy Boebel
Treasurer: Jessica Lynch & Kevin Smith
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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.