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January 2013 Newsletter

January 2013 Newsletter

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Erie Middle School Tiger Community,
I hope everyone had a resul and enjoyable Winter Break! The renovaon at EMS connues… Over the winter break weopened the remaining four rooms in the 6
grade hall and moved Mr. Duhon, Mr. Rebbeck, and Ms. Gruen into three of them.The remaining room is now being occupied by the Counseling sta as construcon begins on the Counseling area. As always, Iwill keep you informed as to the progress being made. Please stop by to see what is happening.
There are many things to look forward to in the 2nd semester: TCAP tesng in March, Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Track, andconcerts to name a few. Our 2
quarter Renaissance Assemblies will be February 6
where we will recognize high honor roll,honor roll, perfect aendance and girls and boys basketball. Thank you for your support in these acvies.Parents, please keep us updated with informaon. If you have a change of home phone number, cell phone number, address,email, or any other relevant informaon, please let Ms. Hebrink know. It is imperave that we keep our student informaonsystem informaon current and accurate.
There are many upcoming events in January: SAC & PTO Meengs on the 7
, Sixth Grade Outdoor Educaon Student/ParentMeeng on the 8
, Quarter 2 grades sent home with your student on the 10
, Vision & Hearing screenings on the 14
, noschool on the 21
and Girls Basketball Tournament on the 26
. Remember, there is no Late Start day in January.
Please let us know if you have any quesons or concerns.
Todd Bissell
EMS Principal
January 2013
District Policy:
All parents/visitors entering the buildingmust bring in
and sign in atthe Main Oce.
Todd Bissell - PrincipalStaci Hoople
Assistant PrincipalPat Atwood - SecretaryKimberly Jacobs
CounselorGenaro Villareal
CounselorWebsite http://.ems.svvsd.orgEmail: last name_first name@svvsd.orgOffice Hours 7:00 - 3:30 pm
February 6
March 6
April 10
May 21
School will start at 10:30 with doorsopening at 10:20. Busses will run 2 1/2hours later than normal.
Parents/Guardians:We are sll promong “Box Tops Across America”! Every studenthas brought home a school
addressed envelope and a note explain-ing to receiver that we are trying to collect
box tops from everystate
! MAKE SURE you ll in your name and teacher name beforemailing. We encourage you to make copies of the note and sendenvelopes to everyone you know. If you could include a stamp onthe envelope, that would encourage parcipaon. There will be aUS map hanging in the cafeteria. We will put a push pin in eachstate as we receive box tops from that state. The grade level thatcollects from the most states will receive an extra recess. If all 50states are covered, every grade level will win! We will use the post-mark on the envelope to count for the state. Each grade level willreceive CO as a start.I also want to encourage everyone to collect their own box topsover Winter Break! There will be ten drawings for a Wendy’s Frosty.Collect your box tops and send in a Ziploc bag, envelope, etc.marked with your name and teacher name. Be sure to ask friends/coworkers/family to save for you!
All box tops must be received by
January 10, 2013
.Box Tops Marketplace is a great place to shop and make travelplans! It is so easy and most online retailers will reward us 3
10eboxtops for every $10 you spend!Thank you for supporng Erie Middle School and turning your“Trash Into Cash”!Sherry Rrichsgang@yahoo.com
Open Enrollment
Students who desire to attend a school or program outside of their designated attendance area may apply forOpen Enrollment/Nonresidence authorization for the school or program of their choice. In order to apply, anOpen Enrollment/Nonresident Application must be filled out.
Critical dates for the 2013-2014 school year
December 3, 2012 to January 15, 2013: Submit applications
December 3 through January 15 is the periodin which applications for open enrollment should be submitted to the requested school.
February 7, 2013: Deadline to receive application status letter from school
Written status letters fromthe requested school will be sent to the applicant approving or denying the application by February 7.
March 1, 2013: Deadline for school visit and open enrollment confirmation
Applicants who have beenapproved for open enrollment should visit the requested school by March 1 and confirm their desire to open en-roll.
Open Enrollment Reminders
Not all schools allow open enrollment. Each year the Board of Education reviews school populations, enroll-ment projections, building capacities and staff sizes and determines which schools can permit open enrollment.Students whose applications are denied or whose applications were submitted after the January 15 deadline willbe added to the waitlist of the requested school. Board policy also provides the opportunity of appeal.
TCAP Tesng
The TCAP (Transional Colorado Assessment Program) is based on the new Colorado Model Content Standards and has replacedCSAP. The TCAP will connue to assess the same content areas and grades as CSAP. Students will be taking the TCAP tests. Thetests and schedule for each grade level at EMS are as follows:
6th Grade: Reading, Wring, Math:
March 11
7th Grade: Reading, Wring, Math:
March 11
8th Grade: Reading, Wring, Math, Science:March 11
Aendance is vital during this me. We wanted to let you know early so that appointments and vacaons are not scheduledduring these days. Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperaon.

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