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  • 17 Jan
    • Community Exercise Class 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Community Exercise Class
      Date: Jan 17
      Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Erickson Gymnasium
      Calendar: Erickson Elementary
  • 21 Jan
  • 22 Jan
    • Community Exercise Class 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Community Exercise Class
      Date: Jan 22
      Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Erickson Gymnasium
      Calendar: Erickson Elementary
  • 23 Jan
    • Grizzly Gathering 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
      Grizzly Gathering
      Date: Jan 23
      Time: 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
      Calendar: Erickson Elementary
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/cox-qtgs-jss +1 513-666-7267 PIN: 815345049#
  • 24 Jan
    • Community Exercise Class 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Community Exercise Class
      Date: Jan 24
      Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Erickson Gymnasium
      Calendar: Erickson Elementary
  • 29 Jan
    • Community Exercise Class 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Community Exercise Class
      Date: Jan 29
      Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Erickson Gymnasium
      Calendar: Erickson Elementary

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December 1, 2018
Erickson Winter Music Concert

Blast into the Holidays 2018

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"On the Ground-Ypsi"
The Village Project at Erickson Elementary School

The Village Project at Erickson Elementary School led by Kelly Mickel, building principal and social worker Jody O'bryan.
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Leader in Me
Erickson Leadership Day

The young man in the suit is Brian, a 5th grader. He was the MC and he truly was dynamic! Erickson student leaders were so proud to share our accomplishments as a Leader in Me school with parents and the community. Guests enjoyed student presentations and performances along with touring our school and visiting classrooms. It was an excellent day at Erickson Elementary!

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

The Village Project

Our volunteer trainings begin next week and we are only two weeks away from our planned kick off of 2019 Village Project on Friday, January 25th. 

If you are interested in being a part of our Village, please: 

  1. Complete the Village Project Interest Form 
  2. Complete the attached Volunteer Form (which can be returned via email, or in person to your assigned school or the YCS Administrative Building on Packard)
  3. Sign up for one of the four offered Success Coach Trainings (dates/times below).
  4. Invite friends, colleagues and family (we still need volunteers!), please feel free to forward the Village Project Interest Form to anyone that may want to join in the fun!

The trainings will review general information and goals of the project, who to talk to and where to go in each school, as well as getting to know some of the folks in our Village! 

January 15, 2019 Tuesday 12:30pm Erickson Elementary 1427 Levona

January 16, 2019 Wednesday 5:30pm Holmes Elementary 1255 Holmes 

January 17, 2019 Thursday 3pm ACCE 1076 Ecorse

January 18, 2019 Friday 9:30am Erickson Elementary 1427 Levona

ACCE Contact: Jonathan Royce jroyce2@ycschools.us

Erickson Contact: Jody OBryan, LMSW 734-221-1639/jobryan5@ycschools.us

Holmes Contact: Lianna Brown lbrown3@ycschools.us

Can I encourage you with a picture from last year's kick off day? 

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

January 7th - School Resumes

January 8th - PLT Meeting 5:00 All are welcome

January 16th - Lighthouse Network @ 2:45

January 19th - Basketball vs. Estabrook @ 11:00

January 21st - MLK Day: No School


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

Practice Changes:

1st, 2nd & 3rd grade Cheerleaders will practice on Mondays ONLY. This started on December 17th

4th & 5th grade Cheerleaders will practice on Thursdays ONLY. This started December 20th

Coach Davis and Jones have divided students up to practice only one day a week, either Monday or Thursday. This began before break. Please remember which day your child practices and be sure to pick them up no later than 3:45 pm!

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

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

Parent Leadership Team (PLT) 

This team meets once a month and all are welcome! 

Tuesday January 8, 2019

5:00 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 jobryan5@ycschools.us 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