Erie Middle School’s Weekly Newsletter 1/12/24

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Erie Middle School
Tiger News
January 12, 2024

Students in Mrs. Jensen's Class Working Hard!
Students in Mrs. Jensen’s Algebra class worked collaboratively to complete a Quizlet and then worked through some task cards. The theme was “Exponents Palooza!” to gear students up for working with polynomials next week.

Hello Tiger Families!

Hello Tiger Families,

Happy New Year! We are cranking away already in 2024! As a staff, we have been working on some key professional development topics, including Schoology organization and specific strategies to boost opportunities for our students to write as part of the learning process.

I am taking some time to pour over our mid-year iReady data as well as some other data points to get a clear picture of our progress as a school. I will be sharing this overview with our teachers and families in the next few weeks.

Finally, I would like to encourage you to read through this newsletter each week as our spring semester gets bussssssyyyyy with lots of events. The best way to stay up to date is to take a quick moment to look over this newsletter each Friday afternoon.

Thank you!


Recent Updates

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Please check out our “Recent Updates”. Each week, our newsletter topics will be in this area. Clicking on the button that says “View all News” in the above graphic or below is the best way to see new topics and also any older information you may be looking for. Thank you!

To see this school years newsletters please visit our EMS website and look under the tab “About”.


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Attendance Tips

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

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Erie Middle School would like to highlight the importance of your child’s consistent attendance.

Regular attendance is a critical factor in academic success, fostering social and emotional growth, and preparing students for the future. It directly contributes to a positive school culture and ensures your child doesn’t miss out on valuable learning opportunities. An attendance rate below 90% is considered “Chronically Absent”. 

While we understand occasional absences may occur, we encourage you to schedule appointments and vacations outside of school hours when possible.  All absences after the equivalent of 10 school days in a school year will be unexcused without a medical note.  Open communication is key—if your child must miss school, please notify us promptly so we can support them in catching them up academically.

Your partnership in your child’s education is invaluable. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out.

If you know your student will be absent, tardy or checking out of school please fill out this Google form.

Please provide the school with a note from the doctor, orthodontist, dentist, therapist, or any appointment each time you go.


PTO Connection

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Hello PTO members and interested parents,

Please join us for our next PTO meeting on Thursday, January 18 at 6pm on Zoom. This should be a short meeting as it’s a slower month and there will be several parents attending an 8th grade meeting at Erie High School for incoming freshmen. 

Zoom Meeting link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86526453040?pwd=SERLdjE3aDFEdTJVNGpDcnRCSlk4QT09

Meeting ID: 865 2645 3040

Passcode: 8NvFCK

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Recent Updates

View our latest news and announcements

Project Launch 2024 Featured

(For CURRENT 5th, 6th and 7th grade students) Through Project Launch, students strengthen their reading and math over the summer in a fun, friendly camp-like environment. They will receive small classroom instruction from high-quality St. Vrain teachers, allowing them to get extra support for a great start on the upcoming school year. Program Design Academic […]

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Innovation Center Summer Camp Programming

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Silver Creek Girls Basketball Clinic

When: May 28th-31stWhere: Silver Creek HSWho: Incoming 4th-8th Graders What: A clinic working on fundamental basketball skills and games. Why: To help develop young players in the district who enjoy playing basketball, orwant to try it for the first time! Additional Info: We will be hosting our elementary schoolers (players who are entering 4th and […]

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St. Vrain’s Unframed Art Show

St. Vrain’s Unframed Art Show live at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall from April 16-21 Please join us at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall from April 16-21 for the public viewing of artworks from all grade levels and schools across the St. Vrain Valley. Different mediums will be featured including ceramics, digital art/photography, […]

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Changes to Sign In/Out Process for Parents & Students

Hello EMS Families, Thank you for everything you do to communicate regarding your child’s absences or checking in or checking out for appointments, etc. I am emailing to let you know that we will be adjusting the sign in/sign out procedures beginning Monday, March 4th. We have a lot of traffic in and out of our […]

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2024-2025 Erie High School Incoming Athlete Interest Form

Interested in high school athletics next year at Erie High School? Complete this google form so coaches can reach out with preseason and summer information! Go Tigers!  2024/2025 Incoming athlete interest form

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Achievement Acceleration Academy (AAA) – Session 3

***** If you were registered for session 2 and want to participate in session 3, you will need to register again. The last day of Session 2 is March 6th. Session 3 dates are April 2nd – May 8th Through Achievement Acceleration Academy (AAA), Middle school students will strengthen their math skills and understandings during […]

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King Soopers Fundraiser

Erie Middle School participates in the King Soopers Community Rewards program. Your organization earns. Any transactions using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. King Soopers donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to […]

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Ireland Trip – EF Tours

Mr. Helbig and Mrs. Kemp are taking a group of middle schoolers to Ireland next summer through EF Tours! This trip is unaffiliated with the school district. This trip is an awesome opportunity to explore and discover the world! 

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