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Erie Middle School’s Weekly Newsletter 9/22/23

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
September 22, 2023

Our students had a blast at our grade level assemblies!
Our assemblies were BONKERS! We had so much fun kicking off our fundraiser!

Hello Tiger Families!

It was an AMAZING week filled with lots of buzz and energy! Our students are getting into the swing of things…projects, advisory lessons, routines, and crazy assemblies. We have set an ambitious PTO fundraising goal of $20,000 as a school…with an ambitious payoff. My hair…orange! (Eek!)

Also, don’t forget to sign up for conferences via Meet the Teacher. An email went out earlier this week about it. Let us know if you need help signing up.

Have a great weekend!

7th Grade Team Sports with Mr. Collins

7th grade team sports experience games with less senses, in particular sight. Working on communication with heightened sense of hearing and awareness. Goal ball is a fun inclusive game for all! 

Photo of students playing a game on the gym floor with blind folds
Photo of students playing a game on the gym floor with blind folds

Erie Middle School

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences are September 25th & 28th and October 4th & 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.

Boys Basketball

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Registration for Boys Basketball will be open Monday, September 25th – Sunday, October 1st. Please click here to register.

School Dance

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We will have food, games and great music!

Date: Friday, October 27th

Time: 3:15pm to 4:45pm

Where: EMS 

Theme: Barbie and Ken – Barbie Dream WEBderland

Cost: $3 tickets will be sold the week of October 25th

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


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

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.    

Retake picture day is flyer.

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.

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.

St. Vrain Valley Schools Hosts Annual Musical Instrument Drive

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Donate gently used musical instruments to support St. Vrain Valley Schools’ music program at the fourth annual collection drive. Drop off your contributions at the Lincoln School building on 619 Bowen St. in Longmont on September 26 (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) or September 29 (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and receive a donation receipt. Your generosity enriches our classrooms, provides instruments for students, and enhances our district’s music programming.
Learn more >>


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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! The deadline for permission slips is Friday, October 20th. Read more about this opportunity below in our “Recent Updates”.

PTO Connection

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Parent/Teacher conference meal sign up flyer

Link to Sign Up for meal items: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0848AAAC2CA7FCC34-44556633-conference

Link to Zeffy for monetary donations: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/donation-form/1db96b7a-9245-4164-a338-8d9ff6c3517c

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

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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