November 3, 2022
Dear Erickson Families,
Thank you to all the PTO parent volunteers that planned, organized, and helped with the Halloween parties. The students had a blast playing games, making crafts and eating delicious food!
Left over Halloween candy...consider donating the candy to the troops via Operation Gratitude (see flyer below).
Community Coffee with the Superintendent, Dr. Bartelt, will take place on Saturday in the Erickson Library from 8:00-9:30am. See flyer below. All are welcome!
New students and their 5th grade mentors had a "Riddle Trick-or-Treat" event through the library. We have over 40 new students at Erickson. Each of these students are matched up with a 5th grade mentor to help them acclimate to a new school. New students and their mentors (Student Ambassadors) meet monthly and engage in fun activities together! Thank you Miss Naples, 5th Grade Teacher, for leading this initiative.
NO SCHOOL******Next week, Tuesday, November 8 is a student non attendance day due to Election Day. School is closed. No students or staff will be present.*******NO SCHOOL
Each grade level completes a service project throughout the school year. Service projects promote citizenship which contributes to building great character. Fourth Grade completed their Phil's Friends service project and raised over $400 dollars. They used some of the money to purchase materials to make 17 blankets to donate to Phil's Friends and people who need some warmth during recoveries in the hospital. Way to go 4th grade!
Picture retake is November 10 from 10:45-12:00. All new students will get their pictures taken. If you received a package and want a picture retake, please bring in your package on November 10.
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.
Have a great rest of your week!
November 4: Hot Lunch - hot dog/buttered pasta
November 5: Community Coffee at Erickson, November 5th, 8:00-9:30am (morning). Location: Erickson Library
November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends
November 7: Hot Lunch Pizza
November 8: Election Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS/STAFF due to Election Day
November 9: PTO Meeting 5:30 in the Erickson Library
November 10: Picture Retakes - 10:45-12:00 - PM students should come during this time if you want picture retakes. See below for more information.
November 11: Spirit Day - Wear Red, White & Blue, Veterans Day Assembly 2:00, PTO Wounded Warrior Fun Run 3:30-4:15, Pick up your Cherrydale Orders between 2:00-7:00 at Erickson in the lobby
November 14: Hot Lunch Pizza
November 14 - December 2: Parent Teacher Conferences sign up - see info below
November 18: 1st Trimester Ends, Hot Lunch - hot dog/buttered pasta, Early Dismissal 1:40, Eagles Nest, Wear your Pillar shirt.
November 21 thru November 25: NO SCHOOL
November 28: Hot Lunch Pizza
November 30: Westfield Holiday Band Assembly
Assessment Data Information
On the District Website parents can review district MAP Assessment Data from the 2021-2022 school year. By visiting the Illinois School Report Card Website parents can review school and district 3rd-5th grade data in regards to the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), state assessment. After reviewing the data, you will find that Erickson Elementary students consistently perform better than the national/state average.
Picture Retakes - November 10
If you didn't order photos, instead of receiving a picture package, you received a code to go online and order photos. After receiving your photos or viewing your photos online, you may choose to get picture retakes. Picture retakes will take place on Nov. 10 from 10:45-12:00 at Erickson. If you want to retake your picture, please bring your original picture package back to school on November 10 and return the picture package to the photographer for a retake. If you have a PM student and need a retake, you may come in the morning during that time to get your picture taken. New students that were not here for the November 10th picture day, will also get their photos taken on this day.
Run | Walk |Trot ... Wounded Warriors ... Friday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day - November 11
Cold and Flu Season- Keep Everyone in District 13 Healthy
It will soon be fall and this is a great opportunity to remind you that cold and flu season is upon us. It is vital that we work together to keep everyone in District 13 healthy. The nurses have noticed an increase in the number of students displaying fevers, coughs, and other cold-like symptoms. There have also been absences due to a diagnosis of Influenza. District 13 tracks all influenza activity along with other illnesses and reports data to the DuPage County Health Department on a daily basis to determine if additional measures are warranted. At this time, no additional measures are needed. Prevention continues to be the most effective means in reducing the spread of influenza and other illnesses.
Students who report to the Health Office with a fever and/or a report of feeling poorly are sent home. To minimize the spread of illnesses in school, it is recommended that your child stay home from school and other extracurricular activities if flu or cold symptoms are present. The following guidelines may help you decide to keep your child home or send them to school:
CONSIDER KEEPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME FOR REST AND OBSERVATION IF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS ARE PRESENT:
Very stuffy or runny nose
Mild sore throat (free of fever/not exposed to Strep of Covid)
Mild stomach ache
KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Fever 100 degrees or greater.
Vomiting (even once)
General malaise or feelings of fatigue
Frequent congested (wet) or croup cough
Large amount of nasal congestion with frequent nose blowing
TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF FLU AND OTHER ILLNESSES
Wash hands frequently
Do not touch eyes, nose, or mouth
Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, wash hands afterward
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Viral infections are the most contagious during the first 48 hours, usually before symptoms fully manifest. Anyone who has a fever is to remain home until they are fever-free for a full 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Anyone who is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea is to remain home until they are clear of vomiting and/or diarrhea for a full 24 hours. Anyone who has a persistent sore throat or a cough may return to school after being seen by a physician for evaluation and has begun any necessary treatment. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on medication for at least 24 hours before he/she is considered non-contagious and able to return to school. Keeping your ill child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom and allow your child to fully recover.
Thank you for doing your part in helping make this season as healthy as possible.
Bloomingdale School District #13
Student Council - Operation Gratitude - November 1-7
Parent-Teacher Conferences: November 14 - December 2
- Parent Teacher conference sign-up: Conferences will be held between November 14th and December 2. Virtual and in-person conferences are available. ALL staff will be in the building for conferences November 21. Please sign up for a time to meet with your child's teacher.
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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.