Eagle Crest Family Newsletter

October 21, 2021

Principal Message

Hello Eagle Crest Families!


Wow! Today we had such a lively PTO Coffee With the Principal event outside in the chilly morning air. It was wonderful to have so many families join me for coffee and chatting about our school wide goals, ways that the PTO continues to support our children and staff, and how we will plan to continue to build connections in the community.


After such a strong showing at family teacher conferences I am full of gratitude for our community’s commitment to our children. Please know that just like our teachers, Lindsey and I are always available to chat, dream big, and problem solve to support students here at school. Reach out anytime- we’d love to connect!



Warmly,

Amanda


Amanda Holden

Principal


holden_amanda@svvsd.org

Dean of Students Message

Hello Eagle Crest Families!


This week was Classified School Employees Week. We have been busy celebrating and appreciating every one of our classified staff members! These wonderful people are essential to our success and we cannot thank them enough for their time and dedication to our students!



All the best,

Lindsey Cheney

Dean of Students


cheney_lindsey@svvsd.org

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Upcoming Dates

October 29, 2021 - Halloween Parade

November 3, 2021 - Late Start Wednesday

November 10, 2021 - PTO/Mwebaza Fundraiser at Raising Cane's

November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break

Art at ECES

Our Eagle Crest Leadership Artists have been busy creating! Read below for some Art Room updates!


Warmly,

Molly Gardner


gardner_molly@svvsd.org



Kindergarten:

Kindergarten artists are learning how to use all sorts of materials in the art room. One of their favorite materials is oil pastel, which they are using to create their colorful pumpkins. We are bringing the pumpkins to life by adding faces to them!


First Grade:

First grade artists have been learning about warm and cool colors to create a warm-colored fall tree with a cool-colored background. For this project, artists got to explore mixed-media. They worked with glue, tissue paper, paint, and oil pastel. They had a lot of fun creating their fall trees!


Second Grade:

Second grade artists have also been working on a mixed-media fall tree. The materials they used for this project are paint, construction paper, glue and oil pastel. Second graders learned about organic and geometric shapes - focusing on organic shapes for the leaves of the tree. I love how unique each tree turned out!


Third Grade:

Third grade artists have been learning about the famous Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. Kusama is the most famous female artist currently living today and she is known for her polka dot art. We read a book about Kasuma’s life and her journey to become an artist. Third graders learned about her fascination with pumpkins and dots. These artists are currently working on their own dotted pumpkins, so they are a work in progress!


Fourth Grade:

Fourth grade artists have been learning about architecture and the role that art plays in the creation of homes and buildings. They are currently designing their own haunted houses and having so much fun bringing them to life. I can’t wait to see the final touches on these!


Fifth Grade:

Fifth grade artists have been learning about the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). It has been such an enriching experience for students to learn from their peers as they share their personal experiences celebrating this holiday. Fifth graders are currently working on a symmetrical design of a sugar skull. These elaborate designs require a lot of focus and creativity and I think they are turning out awesome!

PTO Update

Dear Eagle Crest Families,


In case you missed Coffee with the Principal & PTO this morning, you can review the minutes here. Our meeting next month on Thursday, November 18th will be virtual at 6:30 p.m. with the new art and music teachers. There will be no meeting in December.


We voted this morning to fund a holiday Thanksgiving teacher/staff appreciation meal and are also providing staff a coffee cart at November's late start. Thanks to your generous PTO donations to offset costs, our 5th graders happily left for their Cal-Wood extended day field trip this morning!


The PTO Gratitude Committee is hosting a K-Cup collection drive starting next week to restock the staff lounge. Look for donation buckets at drop-off or send K-Cup boxes in with your student to take to the front office. Thank you in advance for supporting our teachers and staff!


Lastly, our November 10th restaurant fundraising night at Raising Cane's will benefit our Mwebaza Sister School.




Have a great week,


Jenn Pensy, PTO president

Halloween Parade and Festivities

This year we are excited to safely bring back our annual Halloween Parade. We are planning to host our parade on Friday, October 29th at 2:15pm. The students will make a full lap around the school in their costumes while we all celebrate the return of this fun tradition. All families are welcome to join us as we march outside around the school.


All students are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to school and should plan to arrive with the full costume on and ready to go. Costumes must be school appropriate and not interfere with the learning environment. Please do not send students with anything violent (weapons, blood, etc.), or costumes that could be a safety hazard since we will be marching. Individual teachers will send information home regarding classroom celebrations. At this time we are not able to invite families inside the school for our classroom festivities, but we hope this outdoor experience will be fun for everyone!

Boo! - ktober Reading Challenge

Boo-ktober is going strong! This week students read 27,000 NEW minutes to bring our total reading minutes to 58,000 in the first two weeks of our Reading Challenge. When we reach our goal of half a million minutes, we will have a school wide celebration!

FREE BOOK WINNERS for this week are:

Kindergarteners - Ezrah G. in Butterfield, Madeline Q. in Loos, Bryson L. in Woolaway

1st graders - Brooklynn D. in Phillips, Felicity G. in Bauer, Owen H. in Doyle

2nd graders - Tristan K. in Dudley, Faye L. in Hammond, Emrie M. in Murfitt

3rd graders - Tyler W. in Gaccetta, Jay Y. in Brennan, Wyatt H. in Whitt

4th graders - Matthew F. in Potter, Antonnie T. in Sudbeck, Andre C. in Cooper

5th graders - Emma S. in Blaser, Ronan S. in Dumler, Carson C. in Eskridge

Thank you everyone for Rocking the Reading again this week! Don't forget to log your reading minutes for a chance to win a FREE BOOK! Weekly Reading Log

And remember BOOKS ARE SPOOKTACULAR!

Contact Mrs. Beckett at beckett_joan@svvsd.org with any questions.

100 Mile Club - We're up and running!

If you are still interested in joining 100 Mile Club, please reach out. So far, we have over 25 students and families participating on a regular basis. We are meeting Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, 7:45am-8:15am down at the track behind the school.


The registration cost for 100 Mile Club is $20 per runner this year. We have switched over to ONLINE ONLY registrations. As part of the online registration you will pay through Revtrak using the link below. All students must register online before arriving to 100 Mile Club in the morning.


Eagle Crest 100 MIle Club Registration


In the event of inclement weather (heavy rain, snow on the track, temperature less than 20℉), we will do our best to notify families by text message and post a cancellation on our website by 7:00AM.

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. 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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October 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