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Erie Middle School’s Weekly Newsletter 11/10/23

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Erie Middle School
Tiger News
November 10, 2023

Students participating in their first Challenge Day!
Students participating in their first Challenge Day!

Hello Tiger Families!

This week we introduced CHALLENGE DAYS during Advisory. Each grade level will have one challenge day each month to earn points for their grade level. The purpose of Challenge Days is to create and foster a sense of community and FUN. We want to promote the power of play in our school, and we are excited for our monthly Challenge Day Activities.

Seventh grade got to go first! This month it was “Bean Bag Cone Toss” which is basically like a game of moving cornhole. Seventh grade students had a BLAST and earned 249 points! We will see how 6th and 8th grade students do next week to determine which grade level wins.

I also held our first Parent and Community Leadership Collective this week and met with 11 parents to collaborate on how we can best support our students. We had a wonderfully rich conversation, and I am so grateful to work in such a fantastic community with such engaged parents.

Have a great weekend!


Recent Updates

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Please check our “Recent Updates” below. Each week, our newsletter topics will be in this area with the exception of Dr. Smith’s update, our Sponsor of the Week, Attendance and PTO information which will be on this main page. 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”.


Thank you to our EMS Sponsor of the Week!

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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.


PTO Connection

Our first restaurant night is Tuesday, November 14th from 11am – 9pm. Mention EMS and they will donate 10% back to our school. Piripi is located at 615 Briggs St., Suite C in Erie.

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Recent Updates

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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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