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Erie Elementary Newsletter

February 10
Take a peek at what is happening at Erie Elementary this week!
Congratulations to Julian Wu who will be representing Erie Elementary at the Scripps Spelling Bee!
The Longmont Symphony visited Erie on Thursday!  Students learned about the percussion instruments.
Do you know an amazing Erie Elementary teacher?  Nominate him/her for an Encore Award.  Click here for an application!!
Click below for information about our after school programs! 
Registration is open for 2016-2017 Tigger Time care!
  • There's still room in the Crackpot's classes for next week. Space Available!
  • After School basketball with Mr. Botwinski to start 2/9. Space Available!
Click here for more info!
Click here to register!

The Erie Chorale Festival was amazing.  Thank you to Mrs. Schultz and the 4/5 Choir.  Way to represent Tigers!!
Thank you so much to our Erie Families for all the awesome resources you gave kids to work with as they EnginEARed their instruments! Although we are set with many items, we could still use the following:
  • cardboard tubes -  all sizes (TP rolls, paper towel, wrapping paper, all!)
  • plastic tub containers - all sizes - clean please!
  • tin cans - clean please!
  • chopsticks, popcycle sticks, drum sticks
  • bells
  • yarn and string
  • fabric 
  • bling - decorative shiny things  (sequins, shiny baubles, glitter glue/paint)
Thanks for helping us make melodious magnificent masterpieces!
Items can be dropped off at the front office or brought down to the STEM Lab donation bin.  Please contact Kristina Stem ( for questions.

Erie Uplink, a local organization that supports Erie families with resources to fulfill their basic needs, has asked for our help. We are going to work together to create toiletry kits for their Tiger Packs. Tiger Packs are sent home with students (at their parent's request) and contain non-perishable food items (and in this case, travel sized toiletry items) to help supplement a student's healthy diet over long weekends and holiday breaks.

We will be collecting the items from February 13th-February 23rd, and then assembling the kits after school in the library, on February 24th.

In order to keep things organized, we are asking that each grade bring a specific item, and that parents sign up for what they are bringing. Toiletries should be travel sized, and hotel samples are great, just as long as they are unused! If you happen to have extra samples please feel free to bring them in as well! All items should be left in the collection bin at the front of the school. 

Note*** Since the 3rd graders already did their "Day of Caring" and collected items for other organizations, we limited the request for that grade to gallon sized plastic bags. If you have a child in that grade, and would still like to participate, please feel free to sign up anywhere you see a slot! 

Cash donations for any items that we do  not receive are also appreciated! 

Thank you so much for your support, and please consider bringing your children and meeting with us on Friday, February 24th to help assemble the kits. It should go pretty quickly, but will be a great way to show our children the spirit of giving back to our community! 

Click here to sign up!

Click here to sign up the Snacks with Sweethearts event February 14th before school in the gym!
Erie Elementary, along with all St. Vrain Valley Schools, is striving to increase student attendance.  Our goal is for students to attend school every day they are healthy enough to do so. Each week, Mrs. Eker will report which grade level has the highest attendance rate.  That grade will receive extra recess.  Our year to date attendance rate is 96.4%.  Our goal this year is 97%.
Check our progress on the chart located by the fish tank in the front office!
When should my child stay home from school?
Click here for guidance from St Vrain Valley Schools and Children's Hospital Colorado.
100 Mile Updates:
Our schedule will be:
**Please note the updated schedule!!
Monday morning from 8:15- 8:45
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:45- 4:15
Please remember to bring your Scan Track lanyard to 100 Mile Club!

Students must be registered in order to participate!!!
Click here for January/ February 100 Mile Events
Click here for the online registration link.
Click here for January Frequently Asked Questions

Erie Elementary Homework Policy


Erie Elementary has created a homework policy that aligns with current educational research.  Each student should read or be read to every night for 15 minutes in grades K-2 and at least 25 minutes in grades 3-5.  In addition,  grade level teachers will assign homework that is meaningful, authentic, engaging, and can be completed with minimal adult assistance.

Homework by Grade Level

Half Day kindergarten: Weekly practice of skills taught at school

Full dayK-1: Occasional standards-based projects
Grade 2: Math review and occasional standards- based projects

3-5:  Practice for mathematical concepts, responding to literature, and occasional standards based projects,

It is the time of year that lice start making the rounds at school.  Click here for more information from our nurse, Joni Creighton.  Click here for some natural ways to combat lice.
Have you taken lots of pictures of your child's class or an EES events?  Download the Replay It app, choose Erie Elementary as your school, and upload your 3 or 4 favorite pictures per event.  This goes directly to our yearbook coordinator so she can include lots of pictures in our yearbook!  A super easy way to make sure every event and class is included.
We will continue to allow birthday treats at school this year.  Please note that snacks must be small, store bought items that can be eaten in 10 minutes or less.  Please check with your classroom teacher for allergies.
Our cafeteria is happy to help your provide snacks.  Click here for more information.


St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students' ability to learn in the classroom.
Click here for menus, payment info and more!

It is easy to pay your $10 student material fee!  Click here for Rev Track.
Parents, please take a few moments to read over drop off and pick up guidelines.  If we all work together, we can keep our students safe!
Click here for more information!

Additional News and Notes

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Principal: Lauren Eker
Dean of Students: Ali Knight

February 15: PTCO meeting at 6:30 in library
February 17 and 20: NO SCHOOL
February 21 and 22: Group Photos
March 1:  Late Start
March 13:  Erie Elem Night at Panera (Longmont Location)

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