Erie Middle School’s Weekly Newsletter 9/15/23

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Erie Middle School
Tiger News
September 15, 2023

Hello Tiger Families!

Holy Cow…we are already raising money through our fundraiser, and we haven’t even announced it to students yet! If you didn’t already see the communication I sent yesterday about our upcoming PTO fall fundraiser, click here. Fundraising “officially” starts on Wednesday, September 20th, but parents can start donating now. We are already working our way towards our school-wide goal of $20,000!

We have lots going on at EMS, so be sure to read over all the details in this newsletter so you are in the know!

iPad Insurance

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We highly recommend purchasing insurance for only $25. The window to purchase insurance for this school year is from August 1 – September 15, 2023 and can be paid via Infinite Campus. Click here to pay on Infinite Campus.

Save the Date

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Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for the following evenings:

9/25, 9/28, 10/4 and 10/10. A conference link will be emailed to parents Monday at 10am to begin sign ups at noon.

Achievement Acceleration Academy (AAA)

Through Achievement Acceleration Academy (AAA), Middle school students will strengthen their and math skills and understandings during this extended day opportunity. They will receive small classroom instruction from high-quality St. Vrain teachers, allowing them to move towards grade level proficiencies.

Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, September 19 – December 13

Times: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Please see our “Recent Updates” below for more information.

Click Here to Register

From the Library

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It is time for the Erie Middle School Book Fair!  We are looking for volunteers to help assist students and run cash registers at the book fair September 22-October 11.  If you have a couple of hours to volunteer, please click on the Sign-Up 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!

Fall 2023 EMS Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up

Penny Monroe

Traffic Flow

For bus and student safety, please DO NOT ENTER the bus pick up lane in front of the school between 7:40am – 8:10am and 2:50pm – 3:15pm.

The Parent Loop is located on Cheeseman St. on the north side of the school. (please see the graphic below for parent loop flow)

Please DO NOT use the teacher parking lot as a drop off or pick up spot for your student.

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Picture Retakes

If your student will be taking another photo, they will need the picture package on retake day to give to the photographer.

Gifted and Talented Referrals

 Each year, schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may, therefore, qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services. Read more below in our “Recent Updates”. The deadline is quickly approaching.


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Extended Absences: Please notify the school of any extended absences (over 2 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 make up schoolwork after the absence.

Daily Attendance Caller: Daily attendance calls indicating a student has a tardy or has an unknown absence from one or more classes go out every day at 4:30pm.

If you know your student will be absent or tardy, please fill out the Google form and it will be noted in our system.

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.

The Musical SIX at the Denver Center for Performing Arts

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Mr. Illanes is excited to offer the opportunity to see the critically acclaimed musical SIX at the Denver Center for Performing arts!  This opportunity is open to all 7th and 8th graders at EMS, an added bonus is that it will be on OPENING NIGHT of the performance! Read more about this below in our “Recent Updates”.

PTO Connection

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Follow PTO on social media via Facebook at “Erie Middle School PTO” or on Instagram at “eriemiddleschoolpto

From Erie High School

We are excited to host the Briggs St. Bash again this year with the intention of bringing the community together for a fun evening playing games, meeting our high school students and athletes and watching the younger kids interact with the older kids!

When: Wednesday Sept 27th

Where: Briggs St

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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