Erie Middle School’s Weekly Newsletter 12/1/23

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Erie Middle School
Tiger News
December 1, 2023

Gratitude Leaves
Our students wrote notes of gratitude and they are now displayed all over our building. It is fantastic to see all the things our students are thankful for.

Hello Tiger Families!

And just like that…it is DECEMBER! We had a fantastic week back from Thanksgiving Break, and we are gearing up for the last few weeks of the quarter. I would like to take a moment to give families a heads up on our upcoming iReady testing. This middle of year benchmark is extremely important as we monitor our students’ progress in reading and math. iReady testing will take place on Tuesday, December 5th and Tuesday, December 12th. Please help support your student by making sure their iPad is charged, they eat a good breakfast, and they get to school on time.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Late Start

Late Start is on Wednesday, 12/6. School will start at 10:30 and buses will run 2 1/2 hours later.

Late Start Schedule

6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade
10:30 – 11:01Pd 8 AdvisoryPd 8 AdvisoryPd 8 Advisory
11:04 – 11:35Pd 2 ElectivePd. 3 CorePd 3 Core
11:38 – 12:08Pd 3 ElectivePd 4 LunchPd 1 Core
12:12 – 12:42Pd 5 LunchPd 5 CorePd 4 Elective
12:46 – 1:16Pd 1 CorePd 1 CorePd 6 Lunch
1:19 – 1:50Pd 4 CorePd 2 CorePd 5 Elective
1:53 – 2:24Pd 6 CorePd 6 ElectivePd 2 Core
2:28 – 3:00Pd 7 CorePd 7 ElectivePd 7 Core

Late Start Donuts and Suckers for Nashville
The 8th grade Choir and Band students have an opportunity to go to Nashville this summer to learn about the history of music. To help them go on this amazing adventure, students will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts and suckers before school on Wednesday, December 6th for $1.00 each. We appreciate your support. 


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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If your student is absent for a full day, you have 24-48 hours to call in with the reason for the absence, after that it will be marked unexcused. 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.


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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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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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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Colorado Rapids Attendance Rewards

We have partnered with the Colorado Rapids to reward and incentivize attendance here at Erie Middle School by giving students who have no more than 2 days missed, from February 26th – March 15th, a complimentary ticket to a Colorado Rapids match.   The Rapids boast one of the most family-friendly and fun game day experiences in town. From […]

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Reminder: Upcoming Parent University Sessions, February 27, March 6, and March 11

St. Vrain’s Parent University program provides training, information, and resources to parents and caregivers in order to support the well-being and success of their children. All events are from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Please note, sessions vary from in-person and virtual. Spanish interpretation will be available at every session and childcare will be available […]

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Vision and Hearing Re-Checks

We will be conducting Vision an Hearing re-checks for 7th grade students that may have been absent on our initial testing day and any students new to our district on Thursday, February 29th. Please remind your student to bring their glasses if they wear them.

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Growing Up in Public

Join Dr. Devorah Heitner for a conversation on “Growing Up in Public”, presented by DTS and SVVS Parent University on March 6 from 5:00-6:30 If you’ve ever said “I’m so glad my teenage years weren’t shared for the world to see,” this talk is for you! With social media and constant connection, the boundaries of […]

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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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