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December 1, 2018
Erickson Winter Music Concert

Blast into the Holidays 2018

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Dear Erickson Families & School Community:

We want Erickson Elementary to be the best elementary school in Ypsilanti! Unfortunately, this will not happen with just the funds allotted by the state. In an effort to enrich our students’ education, we are raising funds to provide our children with safe and fun playground equipment. Every student at Erickson benefits from the Write-A-Check Campaign!

Please help support the Erickson Elementary Parent Leadership Team Write-A-Check Campaign for 2017-2018 by making a donation today. Proceeds from the Write-A-Check Campaign go only to Erickson Elementary to fund the specific needs of our school.

Link to Erickson's Write-A-Check information

News and Events

Erickson 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Concert

Thursday, November 29th in the Gym at Erickson.

Students need to arrive at the school and go straight to their classroom at 6:00 PM.

The concert will begin promptly at 6:30 PM.

This is a mandatory performance for all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students. Music is a performance-based class, and this is our biggest “test” of the school year. If there is a scheduling conflict with the concert, please contact Ms. Weyhing directly, no later than Tuesday, November 20th.

Cold Weather Is Here!

As the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

Warm coats, snow pants, hats, gloves and boots are necessary

Students will continue to have outside recess (unless it is raining OR the windchill is below 10 degrees)

If your child needs a winter coat, please let your child’s classroom teacher know or contact our social worker, Jody O’Bryan

Up Comming Dates

11/21 - 11/23   No School: Thanksgiving Break

11/26 Donations DUE for Dimes for Diabetes: JDRF

11/27   Parent Leadership Team Meeting @ 5:30 (ALL are welcome)

11/28 ‘Blue Out Day’ - Wear BLUE to support a cure for Juvenile Diabetes

11/29 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Concert: Erickson Gym @ 6:30

11/30 Early Release @ 11am: Records Day

12/5 & 12/6 Early Release @ 11am: Parent Teacher Conferences 11:00 - 6:00

12/6 Picture Retake Day

12/10 Mobile Dentist

12/19 & 12/20 Vision & Hearing Screening

Basketball and Cheerleading

Our season has begun!

Basketball is open to 3rd - 5th grades and Cheerleading is open to 1st - 5th grades

Practices are: Mondays & Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:45pm

Games are on Saturdays (starting December 1st) @ YCMS - 510 Emerick St.

2018-19 Basketball&CheerSchedule & Info (2).pdf

Dimes for Diabetes - JDRF Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again to raise money for JDRF (juvenile diabetes research foundation) and help their research and finding a cure!

Blue flyers went home last week explaining what Dimes for Diabetes is all about.


Each student that donates will get their name in a JDRF paper sneaker and placed out in hall for everyone to see!

But that’s not all.....

4 students who donate the most money will get to throw a pie at Mrs. Mickel and Ms. Crowley this year at the 11/28 Grizzly Gathering!!

The class that raises the most will get a pizza party!

Parent Leadership Team (PLT) 

This team meets once a month and all are welcome! 

Tuesday November 27, 2018

5:30 pm

Erickson Library


YCS Traditional Calendar 2018-19

Code of Conduct 

Erickson student code of conduct

YCS Wellness Policy & Healthy Snacks

In accordance with the district wellness policy AND due to problems and disruptions, FLAMING HOT food products and TAKIS are NOT allowed in the cafeteria or in the classroom for snack. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.

Kroger Community Rewards

Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards to support Erickson Elementary

Select “I’m a customer” and choose Erickson Elementary School

Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center  (CDC) 

Program for Child Care

Link to more information

Our school is outstanding because...

  • Community Math and Literacy Nights
  • Committed Parent Advisory Board (PAB)
  • Strong School/Community Relationships
  • Foster Grandparents Program
  • Community Events (Open House Picnic, Erickson Beautification Projects, Cultural Celebrations)
  • EMU Bright Futures Program
  • Mentoring Program
  • Exceptional Extra Curricular Community Productions (Music, Art, PE) ?Warm, Caring and Nurturing Professional Educators at every level

Science Olympiad 

The 17th Annual WESO Tournament will be held May 11, 2019 at Pioneer High School.


*Please Help*

Erickson Playground Fundraiser 


  • We are trying to raise funds to improve our playground!
  • Please see our Donation Campaign Letter attached to the email from Ms. Mickle
  • Any and all donations are welcome.

Thank you for all you do to support Erickson students!

Attendance Matters: Early Outs and Late Arrivals

Please refrain from signing your child out early. We begin dismissal at 2:20 pm and every moment in school counts!

As we continue to work on improving attendance, we will begin tracking early sign outs and late arrivals and will be in touch with families that frequently sign students out early or sign them in late.

Food Gatherers

Food Gatherers’ Healthy School Pantry Program distributes FREE fresh fruits and vegetables to all families at Erickson.

Please call our social worker Ms. OBryan 734-221-1639 or email if you are interested

Produce pick ups are on Thursdays

School Information

Erickson Elementary

1427 Levona
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-221-1600
Fax: 734-221-1603
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Kelly Mickel
Derrick Davis
Dean of Students
Leslie Greenhill

Grade Levels

1st - 5th Grades

School Hours

Full Day

7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal
7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Victoria Davis
Director of Dining Services
734-221-1024 xo: 317-869-4466