Principal’s Office

Welcome to Erskine Elementary, home of the Erskine Eagles! Erskine Elementary serves students in grades K-5. We are very proud of the work we do at Erskine to educate each child.

Our mission at Erskine is to develop world class learners and responsible citizens. The staff at Erskine is committed to using research based best practices to provide instruction that is engaging and meaningful to students. In addition to our classroom instruction, Erskine students also participate in Art, Music and Physical Education. We have a full-time counselor on staff to help meet students’ and families’ social, emotional and behavioral needs. Many after school enrichment opportunities are also scheduled throughout the year.

Erskine staff and students are supported by our PTA and community business partner, Mount Mercy University.  Erskine PTA has many wonderful opportunities for families to become involved in school events. Their meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30. We welcome you to attend. Our partnership with Mount Mercy University provides many valuable resources and connections for our elementary students.

Thank you for your interest in Erskine Elementary. For more information or to arrange a visit, please call our school office, 558-2364.

Annette Zimmerman

Erskine Elementary Principal


December News:

While the weather still looks like fall, the calendar says winter! The year is flying past. The end of the semester will after we return from the winter break. Student progress reports will come home at the end of January and winter conferences will be early February. The winter conferences will be student led. You can look forward to your student joining the classroom teacher to share their progress with you. I also want to take this opportunity to let the Erskine families know that I will be out of the building for an extended period of time after the winter break for a medical leave. In my absence, Dr. Becky DeWald will be the guest principal. Dr. DeWald is a former Cedar Rapids School District elementary principal. Please stop in and introduce yourself to Dr. DeWald if you are in the building. As the weather does turn colder, help your students remember all of their winter gear. If it is 10 degrees or warmer, we will go outside for recess. If there is snow on the ground snowpants and boots are required to play off the blacktop. Hats and gloves will be needed too! If you need assistance with providing winter clothing, please contact Mrs. Hall, our counselor, for help.