Erie Middle School’s Weekly Newsletter 9/8/23

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Erie Middle School
Tiger News
September 8, 2023

Hello Tiger Families!

I need to warn ya….some fun is coming! Like. Lots of fun!

I joined an inspiring meeting with PTO this past week where we developed our plans for the fall fundraiser. We are working to create some amazing and fun incentives for our students as we raise money for our school. SO MUCH of what we do is supported by our PTO (they are amazing!), and the funding that comes from this drive is vital to all of our great programming and events. Your job? It’s two-fold for now — be willing to share our fundraising info with family and friends to help us boost our donations AND be sure to read over some upcoming communication as we prepare for our first every EMS Bubble Blast! I will be sharing some info next week, and PTO will be sending an email with some options for volunteering to help us with our celebration on October 12th. More info coming soon!

Another topic at our PTO meeting was about meals for teachers at conferences. These long nights for our staff are made SO MUCH better when we have good food to enjoy for dinner. It helps us feel loved and taken care of and appreciated! During Covid, we had to move to all catered meals. However, now we have the option to put together a donation or pot luck style option to save money that can go towards other needs. But we need some help! Specifically, we are looking for 1 or 2 parents who are willing to volunteer to be our “point people” for conference meals. This would include organizing a Sign Up Genius, communicating with parents about volunteering with set up, and generally helping us pull off a yummy dinner for our staff. Interested? Email me and I will get you connected with our PTO. We’d love to see ONE of our 4 conference sessions this fall covered by donations/parent efforts.

Happy Friday!


Achievement Acceleration Academy (AAA)

Through Achievement Acceleration Academy (AAA), Middle school students will strengthen their 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. Please see our “Recent Updates” below for dates and time.

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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 coming soon!


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iPad Insurance

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 make your payment on Infinite Campus.


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The Musical SIX at the Denver Center for Performing Arts

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”.


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PTO Connection

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

Candice Carter
PTO Co-President
Erie Middle School
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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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