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Erie Middle School’s Weekly Newsletter 10/12/23

Erie Middle School logo with a tiger sitting on a scroll. To the right of the tiger is the words Erie Middle in orange. Below that in black is the words A Pre-Advanced Placement Focus School. There is a vertical gray line and then the St. Vrain Valley School District logo. It has the district name in maroon. A black graduation cap is over the "V" of Vrain. Under the district name in black are the words academic excellence by design.

Erie Middle School
Tiger News
October 12, 2023

Mrs. Howie and some of her students at the Bubble Blast on Thursday! SO MUCH FUN!

Hello Tiger Families!

There are some weeks that stick out in my mind as being filled with pure joy in middle school…and this week was one of those weeks! Mrs. Smith in a T-Rex costume, floor cheese being prepped for Mr. Tomasek, team-building games as part of a competition, parents in the building volunteering, and endless laughs at our HUGE foam party. The energy this week was off the charts, and it was absolutely delightful to get to be a middle school principal. I love my job, but I love it even more when I get the chance to be silly with our students.

YOU have BLOWN AWAY our school-wide goal. Last I checked, we were up to almost 30K raised for our PTO fundraiser…and I am pretty sure the donations are still rolling in.

All winners and prizes will be announced next week.

Thank you for a wonderful first quarter, and I hope you enjoy the weekend!

Photo of finger with a red bow and it says, Don't Forget! NO SCHOOL!!!!

There is no school on Friday, October 13th or Monday, October 16th. Have a restful and safe 4 day weekend.

Thank you to our EMS Sponsor of the Week!

Graphic thanking M. Fiona Lash Lounge for being our sponsor of the week.


Photo of students in a class room


We are thrilled to have students back on campus learning and making memories with their friends. Don’t miss out on this year’s yearbook. It’s the one book that will document your student’s friends, classes and activities. Purchase today before the price goes up. OFFER ENDS October 27th.

Ready to order your yearbook? http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01086334

Thank you!

EF Tour to Rome and Pompeii

Travel is for middle schoolers! YES! You read that right! Travel teaches life skills such as teamwork and problem-solving, nurtures empathy and has the potential to unlock future career choices (and lots of gelato).

Join us for EF Tours Middle School: Rome and Pompeii 2024

Every middle school student is eligible. For information about our trip through EF Tours, contact Kate Kemp: [email protected] or fill out this Rome Pompeii Interest Form. Did I mention the GELATO?

Boulder County Public Health Immunization Clinic

From the Library

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EMS Spirit Gear

Get pumped for some EMS spirit gear! Deadline for orders is Sunday, October 22nd. Here is the link for your online store:


Log in using code EMSTIGERS

Attendance Tips

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

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

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


We know it is a busy time for families and sometimes you forget to order pictures on picture day. If you forgot to order, we have great news. Families can now order their student portraits on mylifetouch.com using their student ID number.    

Lifetouch school portraits flyer - if you forgot to order pictures you can still order at mylifetouch.com and you can use your student's ID number


Retake day is scheduled for 10/19/23. If your student will be taking another photo, they will need the picture package on retake day to give to the photographer.

Retake picture day is flyer.

PTO Connection

PTO Logo that is a black circle with the word Your in white and the letters PTO in orange and black tiger stiped lettering

HUGE thank you to all the parents that came out to volunteer for the Bubble Blast event on Thursday. We had lots of volunteers, and it was an amazing event!

Medical Technology STEM Program

The YWCA has an amazing opportunity on Monday, October 16 from 12:30pm-4pm at Medtronic’s new campus in Lafayette.  This is a partnership program with the YWCA with a lens toward middle school girls and girls of color.  But all interested students are welcome. 

The program is underwritten so it is free for all students.  It falls on a day that students in SVVSD are off, so it is helpful for parents looking for an enriching and fun experience. 

Here is the link for registration: https://www.ywcaboulder.org/stem-e3/

Here are a few of the amazing things the girls will get to do:

Students will learn about laparoscopic surgery during this activity through use of a laparoscopic trainer box. They will hear about the different advanced bipolar devices (LigaSure Vessel Sealers) used in laparoscopic surgery and made by the Medtronic Lafayette campus. Students will work together in groups of two to achieve a task, such as coordinating movements to move colored pegs around a peg board, while looking at a camera to navigate the hidden space.”

The navigation demos will cover cranial and spine surgery with and without a robot.  Students will learn how we “map” the current location of the surgeon’s tools to images (MRIs and CTs) to enable them to see how their actions impact the patient.  We will also demonstrate how we use a robot in spine surgery to help the surgeon be as accurate as possible.

The robotic demo will cover how our surgical robot controls its 4 arms during an operation. Students will have an opportunity to play a jack game with the help of 3D glasses.

Students will learn the basics of what pulse oximetry is, gain a high-level understanding of how we measure it and what it means, and what sensors Medtronic offers.

Recent Updates

View our latest news and announcements

Low Cost Immunizations for Children and Teens

(New dates added) Friendly reminder that BCPH is holding an immunization clinic this Saturday, December 9th, from 9am-1pm.  See information below and attached flyers.

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Important Upcoming Events for 8th Graders at EMS

Hello Parents of 8th Grade Students! Preparing our 8th graders for high school is an important part of what we do at Erie Middle School. We hope you enjoyed the EHS Open House event last week. We have been working hard to plan some important events to help your 8th grade student learn about the […]

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Attendance Information

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 […]

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Erie Middle School Robotics Tournament

EMS is hosting a Robotics Tournament on Saturday, December 16th. Please help us make this year’s Robotics Competition a great event! We need helpers for a variety of roles & shifts throughout the day. Both adult and student volunteers are welcome. You will receive training if required for your role on the day of the […]

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Innovation Center to Host “Day of AI” Event as Part of Computer Science Education Week

Students, parents, educators, and AI enthusiasts are invited to this community event hosted by the Innovation Center on Saturday, December 2 from 2-5:00 p.m. This unique experience will offer interactive AI activities, informative sessions on St. Vrain’s initiatives in AI education, and hands-on STEM activities with the Future-Ready Innovation Mobile Lab. An outdoor drone light […]

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Career Elevation & Technology Center

CAREER ELEVATION & TECHNOLOGY CENTER OPEN HOUSE: DECEMBER 6th 3:30-7:00PM // 1200 S. SUNSET ST, LONGMONT REGISTER FOR 2024/25 CETC CLASSES DECEMBER 6 – FEBRUARY 5. WEBSITE >> IC.SVVSD.ORG/CAMPUS/PORTAL/STUDENTS/STVRAIN.JSP Log into the Infinite Campus Student Portal atIC.SVVSD.ORG/CAMPUS/PORTAL/STUDENTS/STVRAIN.JSP2. Select the Academic Planning dropdown at left; click ‘Next’3. Scroll down to ‘Practical Arts’ heading towards the bottom of […]

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is an opportunity to request that your student attend a school of choice, which is outside of their attendance area.  December 1, 2023 through December 15, 2023 is the period in which applications for open enrollment should be submitted online BEGIN YOUR OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATION Open Enrollment is Fully Online — Ann Cisar, […]

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Achievement Acceleration Academy (AAA) – Session 2

***** If you were registered for session 1 and want to participate in session 2, you will need to register again. Session 3 dates will be out closer to March. ***** Through Achievement Acceleration Academy (AAA), Middle school students will strengthen their math skills and understandings during this extended day opportunity. They will receive small […]

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Erie High School Winter Break Youth Camp

ERIE HIGH TIGER BASEBALLWinter Break Youth CampJanuary 3rd-5th, 2024Registration opens 11/13 https://stvrain.revtrak.net/High-Schools-1143/erie-hs/ehs-baseball-youth-camp/#/listMeet and receive instruction from Erie High Tiger players & coaches Please contact Erie High School with questions regarding the camp.

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