Eagle Crest Family Newsletter

November 4, 2021

Principal Message

Hello Eagle Crest Families!

Yesterday was a very special day here at ECES. In the morning we had a very meaningful learning opportunity for staff during our late start morning time. We are working our way through training as part of the SVVSD Literacy Initiative and we worked as a whole group and grade level teams on setting measurable and specific goals for student learning and what techniques and strategies we can use to measure progress towards those goals. After that, our amazing PTO treated us to a little buzz from a visiting coffee cart. I can speak for the whole staff and share that we felt very loved and super appreciated- thank you!

In the afternoon we had our first outdoor assemblies of the school year. Led by our 5th grade assembly team (another fun leadership opportunity!) we held two assemblies- one for our primary students and one for our intermediate students. It was AMAZING to see our 5th graders take on this leadership role, and to see them actively engage their fellow students in a fun, community building, learning experience. This team is led by the fabulous Ms. Schwirtz and we are so lucky to have her brilliance and expertise in our school.

I hope you have a wonderful end of your week and a great weekend!



Amanda Holden



Dean of Students Message

Hello Eagle Crest Families!

As you may have seen on the news recently, Colorado's COVID numbers are increasing. To keep everyone healthy at school, we wanted to remind families about how to navigate "How sick is too sick to come to school?"

This At-Home Screening Guide for COVID-19 explains more about what symptoms you should be looking for each morning.

Absences for illness are always excused and there are no negative consequences. If you are going to keep your child home, please just give the front office a call. We appreciate your support in keeping our community safe and healthy!

All the best,

Lindsey Cheney

Dean of Students


Upcoming Dates

November 10, 2021 - Vision / Hearing Rechecks

November 18, 2021 - Trimester 1 Report Cards Available in Infinite Campus

November 18, 2021 - Virtual PTO Meeting (see below)

November 22 - 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break

PTO Update

Important Updates from ECES PTO:

  • Raising Cane's restaurant night fundraiser next week is cancelled. The restaurant had to close their dining room and mobile ordering services due to staffing shortages. We are working to schedule a new fundraiser to benefit our Mwebaza sister school.

  • Sign-Up Genius for drink and dessert donations for the holiday staff lunch Nov. 18th

  • Virtual PTO Meeting- Thursday, Nov. 18th at 6:30 p.m. (Zoom info will be sent out soon) Meet the new art and music teachers plus find out the latest school news.

  • Looking for teaching appreciation ideas? We have compiled a guide to their favorite things & classroom wishlists.

  • Don't forget to connect your King Soopers rewards account to Eagle Crest PTO in 3 easy steps. 5% of purchases go back to support our school. Instructions here.

  • WOW, Eagle Crest families rock!! Thank you to everyone who donated over 600 K-Cups this past week to keep our staff lounge stocked. The teachers and staff greatly appreciate your support!

Have a great week,

Jenn Pensy, PTO president

Reading Challenge

Book-tober was amazing. We read 108,000 in the first month of the reading challenge! Way to read Eagles!

Congratulation to this week's FREE BOOK WINNERS:

Kindergarteners - Willow in Butterfield, Rocket in Loos, Knox in Woolaway

1st graders - Harper S. in Phillips, Sasha B. in Bauer, Penny S. in Doyle

2nd graders - Ares in Dudley, Kenslie in Hammond, Rowan S. in Murfitt

3rd graders - Hope in Gaccetta, Claire S. in Brennan, Luca in Whitt

4th graders - Jacoby in Potter, Ender in Sudbeck, Robert in Cooper

5th graders - Julien in Blaser, Isabel in Dumler, Jazzelle in Eskridge

We will continue the Reading Challenge and the FREE BOOK giveaway in November. So be sure your student is using the Weekly Reading Log. They might be next week's winner.

Also in November, classes will compete against other classes in their grade for highest average minutes read per student. One class in each grade will win a CLASS PARTY! So grab a book and get reading!

Join Us! #StVrainStorm

St. Vrain Valley Schools is hiring essential positions in the following departments: transportation services, before- and after-school childcare, nutrition services, custodial services, and special education paraprofessionals. At Eagle Crest we are hiring para-educators for our Special Education program working with students with affective needs. St. Vrain team members are an integral part of their school and building community and serve as role models for students. Employees in essential roles enjoy strong benefit packages, flexible schedules, and paid training.

Learn more and apply >>

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November Lunch and Specials Schedule

Our Music, PE, and Art classes are on a 3 day rotation. Each day we have school is either a Red, Gold, or Purple day. These colors are shared on our school lunch menu to help families plan ahead for necessary supplies like sneakers for PE.

Lunch/Specials Schedule Linked Here

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