1-22-13, Weekly Update

650 Main Street • Erie, CO 80516 • P: (303) 828-3391 • F: (303) 828-3817 • ems.svvsd.

January 22, 2013 School Hours: 8:00 am—3:00 pm First bell rings at 7:50 am

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21 - Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL 22 - January 25 - Wrestling Registration 22 - Girls Basketball Travel Team Practice - 3:00 4:30 pm 22 - Academic Assistance - 3:05 - 4:05 pm 22 - Student Council 3:15 - 3:45 pm 23 - Odyssey of the Mind Practice - 3:00 - 4:30 pm 23 - Girls Basketball Game at HOME against Trail Ridge Middle School - 3:30 pm 23 - MESA Meeting - 3:15 - 4:45 pm 24 - Girls Basketball Tournament - tbd 24 - Academic Assistance - 3:05 - 4:05 pm 24 - Odyssey of the Mind Practice - 5:45 - 7:30 pm 25 - Girls Basketball Travel Team Practice - 3:00 4:30 pm 26 - Girls Basketball Tournament - 8:00 am - Skyline High School

All visitors now need to be buzzed into the building by a school staff member. The camera and door bell are located to the right of the main doors. All visitors will still be required to check in at the front office and show identification. This new system will allow all of the outside doors to be locked during the school day. Our main doors will remain unlocked from 7:45 – 8:15 am and from 2:50 – 3:30 pm.

Clubs/Activities happening this week:
Monday - *NO SCHOOL Tuesday - *Academic Assistance *Girls Basketball Practice *Student Council Wednesday - *Girls Basketball Game at HOME against Trail Ridge Middle *Odyssey of the Mind Practice *MESA Meeting Thursday - *Academic Assistance *Girls Basketball Intramural tournament *Odyssey of the Mind Practice Friday - *Girls Basketball Practice Saturday - *Girls Basketball Tournament at Skyline High School

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On February 7th we will be having a Community Safety Meeting to inform parents of existing and ongoing measures to ensure school safety. We will be informing parents of current laws regarding public and school safety, update the parents on all safety-related practices in our schools, provide them with guidelines on actions they can take at home to increase student/ school safety, and engage in a discussion on safety. This meeting is at 6:30 pm in the EMS Cafetorium.

We would like to congratulate the EMS 6th graders who won the Northern Championship at the Optimist Brain Bowl !!! They now go on to compete at the Brain Bowl Super Bowl on Feb 23 in Castle Rock - Go Tigers!!!!

TCAP Testing
The TCAP (Transitional Colorado Assessment Program) is based on the new Colorado Model Content Standards and has replaced CSAP. The TCAP will continue to assess the same content areas and grades as CSAP. Students will be taking the TCAP tests. The tests and schedule for each grade level at EMS are as follows: 6th Grade: Reading, Writing, Math: March 11 - 15 7th Grade: Reading, Writing, Math: March 11 - 15 8th Grade: Reading, Writing, Math, Science: March 11 - 15 Attendance is vital during this time. We wanted to let you know early so that appointments and vacations are not scheduled during these days. Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

TCAP Snack Donations
TCAP time is quickly approaching and we are in great need of your assistance. We will need to supply over 3000 snacks and drinks throughout our testing period from March 11 th– March 15th. If you would like to assist us, please bring your donations of granola bars and juice boxes to the main office by March 1st. Please limit your donations to only granola bars and juice boxes. If you have any questions, please call Michelle Drobney at 303-828-3391 or email her at drobney_michelle@svvsd.org. Thank you in advance for your donations!

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