Eagle Crest Family Newsletter

December 16, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Eagle Crest Families-

Wow! What a way to end the first half of the school year! Our school wide dance party in celebration of collecting over 3,000 cans for Community Food Share was a big success! The last two weeks we have been making connections between our school motto, “We are Leaders. We help build a better world.” and how we can serve our community and help our friends in need through this food drive. I am proud of our students and I appreciate your support.

I hope that you are ready for a Winter Break full of fun times, relaxation, and adventure with family and friends. I am looking forward to our return in 2022, as we continue to grow as leaders and learners here at Eagle Crest!

I hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!



Amanda Holden



Dean of Students Message

Hello Eagle Crest Families!


We are so grateful for the time we get to share with your children each day! They are learning and growing and becoming fabulous leaders. When looking back through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, you can see how much they have already changed!

Whether you are traveling or staying closer to home over the break, I hope you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe! Have a fantastic Winter Break and we will see you in 2022!

All the best,

Lindsey Cheney

Dean of Students


Upcoming Dates

December 18, 2021 - January 4, 2022 - Winter Break

January 5th, 2022 - First Day back to School

January 17, 2021 - MLK Jr. Holiday - NO SCHOOL

January 20th, 2022 - Culver’s Restaurant Night

Eagle Crest Preschool Expansion

The purpose of Eagle Crest Elementary Preschool is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to develop and grow socially, physically and emotionally. Through the classroom experience, your child will develop independence "through intentional learning opportunities, an enriched classroom environment, and engagement with classroom teachers and peers that supports a new awareness of the world around them.” Your child will participate in many activities developed to enrich and enhance both small and large motor skills and basic readiness concepts (i.e. colors, numbers, counting, and shapes). Our curriculum is quite flexible and designed to stimulate each child to develop a positive self image through positive experiences and encouragement. With these experiences, we believe we will enable your child to become a lifelong learner and have a smooth entry to kindergarten.

New this year, we are exploring offering a Pre-K childcare “Wraparound” program for preschool students. This program would accommodate extended learning for students from 7:30am-5:30pm, so that students could experience a full day here at Eagle Crest. This Wraparound programming is run by our partner, Community Schools, and would provide an integrated full day. Wraparound programming is a fee-based service with opportunities for financial assistance (CCAP). We are asking parents to complete the survey below and let us know your interest in the full day, Wraparound program. Based on the level of interest from our parents, we will decide if we can start a Wraparound program this fall. I will be in communication with families later this spring about our ability to provide Wraparound programming.

Preschool Extended Learning Interest Survey


ECES Preschool, Monday-Thursday | 8:25am-11:05am or 12:25pm-3:05pm

Optional Community Schools Wraparound Care, Monday-Friday | 7:30am-5:30pm

Preschool Enrollment:

Space available on a first come, first served basis. Preschool registration continues after December 15, but the choice program may be limited.

Wraparound Enrollment:

To be determined based on parent interest.

Learn more at eces.svvsd.org/preschool OR CALL 303-485-6073

PTO Update

Dear Eagle Crest Families,

We hope that you have an enjoyable winter break. You can read our latest e-newsletter and subscribe to receive our monthly news updates, volunteer opportunities and vote on how our organization spends the money that is raised each year. Our next virtual PTO meeting is Thursday, January 20th at 6:30 p.m. with Amanda Holden and ECES counselor Angie Kerbel.

Don't forget to sign up for the King Soopers fundraising program and Amazon Smiles while doing your holiday shopping. Those are two easy ways you can help raise money for Eagle Crest all year long. Look forward to seeing families again in 2022!

Have a great week,

Jenn Pensy

PTO president



  • 287,000 minutes read so far

  • 162 happy FREE BOOK Winners

  • 150 popsicles to celebrate grade level competition

  • 1 School Wide Celebration to come in January

  • 1 happy librarian


Thank you for supporting reading at home with your children! The kids have done a great job and have read 287,000 minutes so far...that's 57% towards our end of school year reading goal of 500,000 minutes. We will be celebrating reading with a school wide celebration in January.

Congratulation to this week's FREE BOOK WINNERS:

Kindergarteners - Aubrey in Butterfield, Cadence in Loos, Lilah in Woolaway

1st graders - Addison in Phillips, Jeremy in Bauer, Eleanor in Doyle

2nd graders - Jonah in Dudley, Zoey in Hammond, Emrie in Murfitt

3rd graders - Izzy in Gaccetta, Alisa in Brennan, Milagros in Whitt

4th graders - Khloe in Potter, Callan in Sudbeck, Ryan in Cooper

5th graders - Tia in Blaser, Alex M. in Dumler, Ella in Eskridge

Grab a book and keep on reading over break and continue logging reading minutes. Reading minutes will be added to our end of the year reading goal and every minute reading COUNTS! Look for more reading awards in February with FREE BOOK FEBRUARY.

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Open Enrollment

***Although priority deadlines have passed, we are still accepting Preschool-5th grade students for the 2022-2023 school year!***

As planning begins for the 2022-2023 school year, there are some important dates that are approaching that you need to put on your calendar:

  • Preschool Registration: December 1st-December 15th: Submit applications. December 1 through December 15 is the period in which applications for enrollment should be submitted to the requested school. Registration continues after December 15th, but choice programs may be limited for the 2022-2023 school year. *Please note: students in preschool who will remain in preschool for the 2022-2023 school year, will need to re-register for preschool. Students in preschool who will be moving on to kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year will need to register for kindergarten.*

  • Kindergarten/1st-12th Grade Registration: December 1, 2021-December 15, 2021: Submit applications. December 1 through December 15 is the period in which applications for enrollment should be submitted to the requested school. *Please note: 5th grade students who are presently attending Eagle Crest Elementary School under open enrollment are not guaranteed open enrollment in our feeder middle school (Altona Middle School). If you do not want to go to your neighborhood middle school, you will need to submit an online open enrollment form to the middle school you want to attend.*

To register for school, a new student must be:

  • a resident of the District (proof of residency required) - if you are not a resident of our attendance area, please click here and refer to Open Enrollment

  • between the ages of 5 and 18 years

  • 5 years old on or before October 1, 2022 for Kindergarten or 6 years old on or before October 1, 2022 for First grade

The new student must have:

  • A birth certificate

  • Proof of address such as a utility bill

  • Up-to-date immunization records or statement of exemption

  • Evidence of a recent physical examination is requested for Preschool

  • Name, address, and telephone number of last school attended

You can learn more about Open Enrollment here.

Join Us! #StVrainStorm

St. Vrain Valley Schools is hiring essential positions in the following departments: guest-teachers (substitutes), transportation services, before- and after-school childcare, nutrition services, custodial services, and special education paraprofessionals. 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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January 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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