- Community Schools
The town of Erie was founded, settled, and incorporated several years before Colorado became a state and was once home to coal mines, railroads, and agriculture. Situated near the center of town is Erie Elementary School, home of the “Tigers.”
At Erie Elementary, a strong sense of commitment and enthusiasm prevails among the staff as they strive to work together with parents, the community, and each other to help each child be successful both academically and socially. Specifically, the school’s goals are centered around reading, writing and mathematics.
To meet these goals, instructional decisions are based on the continual gathering of data throughout the year. A professional learning community exists within the building that allows staff members to meet weekly to examine lessons and resulting student work and assessment data. The result is classroom instruction that is engaging, thoughtful, and changes to meet the varying needs of the children.
Achieving academic success for all students involves a wide variety of instructional tools, strategies, and programs that include:
Small town community feeling. The school is the center of the community.
A Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTCO) that seeks and implements resources in order to assist and improve the areas of communication, academic excellence, and school unity for the benefit of every child at Erie Elementary.
A preschool and full day kindergarten programs.
Outside the school day the school is bustling with activity. Enrichment programs are offered throughout the year.
Tigger Time: a before (7:00-9:00 a.m.) and after (3:30-6:00 p.m.) school day care program is in place and provides a variety of creative activities and social interactions for students. Tigger Time also provides “no school” day care (other than holidays).