Erie Middle School’s Weekly Newsletter 10/6/23

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Erie Middle School
Tiger News
October 6, 2023

Our 6th Grade Teachers served hot lunch to 6th grade students as a prize for our fundraiser! The students LOVED getting special treatment…and LOVED admiring Mr. Rebbeck’s beard hammock 🙂

Hello Tiger Families!

WE REACHED OUR SCHOOL-WIDE GOAL!!!!!!!

You all have donated over $25,000 to benefit our PTO and school. This is UNBELIEVABLE! We are so lucky to have such supportive parents!

And…to make things even more interesting…we are introducing a “bump” goal as one last push for support! Mr. Harris has agreed to deliver his best rendition of Let It Go from Frozen (including a Frozen costume) if we reach $28,000. Why $28,000? Because $3,000 more will pay for BRAND NEW science tables for Mr. Harris’s room which is something he has been requesting for several years. We’d LOVE to be able to support this funding through a PTO allocation request.

Also, be sure to check out our new Erie Middle School Spirit Store linked below! We have some fun new gear that we think students and parents will love…I mean, who doesn’t love sweatpants?! The store is open until October 22nd, so be sure to get your order in.

Have a good weekend,


Thank you to our EMS Sponsor of the Week!

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Yearbook

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Students are back at school making new memories with their friends! Be sure to order the one book that captures the activities, spirit, and unique qualities of your child’s school. Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to order the 2024 Yearbook by October 27th for the BEST PRICE!

¡Los estudiantes están de regreso en la escuela creando nuevos recuerdos con sus amigos! Asegúrese de pedir el libro que capture las actividades, el espíritu y las cualidades únicas de la escuela de su hijo. ¡Visite www.jostensyearbooks.com para solicitar el Anuario 2024 antes del
27 de octubre al MEJOR PRECIO!


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?


Parent Teacher Conferences

The remaining parent/teacher conference is October 10th.  3:20 to 7:30 p.m.   All conferences are in person this fall.  Conference time slots are 5-10 minutes in duration, depending on the teacher.

Have you set up an Infinite Campus Parent portal to review your student’s grades?  If not, please contact our registrar, Ann Cisar at  [email protected] If you are having problems signing on to Meet the Teacher, please call the school office at 303-828-3391.


From the Library

Check out the Erie Middle School Book Fair!

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The Scholastic Book Fair is here (YAY!). The last day of the book fair is October 10th.   

We are looking for volunteers to help assist students and run cash registers at the book fair September 29-October 11.  If you have a couple of hours to volunteer, please click on the SignUp link below to see what is available and if there are any shifts that work with your schedule.  Together we can make this book fair a huge success!

EMS Fall 2023 Book Fair Sign Up


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:

https://skazmacustomapparel.itemorder.com/shop/ 

Log in using code EMSTIGERS


Attendance Tips

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

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Extended Absences: Please notify the school at least 2 weeks prior to any extended absences (over 3 consecutive days) via our Google form. You and your student will also need to sign off on our “Extended Absence Form” located in our front office. This form helps students and parents understand how to communicate with teachers and make up schoolwork after the absence.

Per board policy, if a student is absent 10 days excused or not, absences will begin to be marked “unexcused” unless previously noted and approved by school administration or there is a doctor’s note provided to the school.

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.


Pictures

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

Retakes

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

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The Bubble Blast event on October 12th will be an Advisory competition with “field day” type events that ends in a dance party with THREE foaming bubble machines. Click here to volunteer to help on the day of the event!

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St. Vrain is Hiring: Visit Our Support Staff Job Fair, Oct. 16

Individuals passionate about education who desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students are invited to attend the district’s upcoming job fair on Monday, October 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Main Street School, 820 Main St., Longmont. Explore a wide range of career opportunities in education including roles such as paraprofessionals, custodians, transportation staff, clerical and department support, maintenance, nutrition services, and childcare. Connect with St. Vrain leaders, discover job openings, and explore comprehensive employee benefits while kickstarting a fulfilling career in St. Vrain Valley Schools.
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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

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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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Erie Middle School Theatre Presents Anastasia the Musical

Tickets can be purchased at our production, or on this website.  Tickets are on sale now.  We’d love to see you at the production!

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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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