Eagle Crest Family Newsletter

November 11, 2021

Hello Eagle Crest Families!


A major goal we have as a school this year is to connect and reconnect with our families and our community. While we are still being cautious about having volunteers in the building or hosting more traditional large indoor events, we are constantly working on incorporating new ways of sharing our learning and special activities with you, our biggest fans!


Two social media accounts that you can follow for more day-to-day updates and noteworthy moments are our Facebook and Twitter accounts. SVVSD is also very active on these platforms and you can learn a lot about district happenings and initiatives by following those accounts or our district hashtag, #StVrainStorm.


We are so proud of our students and staff members, so we know that it’s important to take the time to recognize our achievements, tell the story of our learnings, and share our excitement about how students learn and grow together. Please join us in the celebration!


Warmly,


Amanda

Amanda Holden

Principal


holden_amanda@svvsd.org

Dean of Students Message


Hello Eagle Crest Families!


As you may know, Eagle Crest has been an Eco-Cycle Green Star ​for the last 12 years. That means we focus on reducing waste, increasing recycling, sustaining a compost program, improving the environmental awareness and motivation for all students, and in turn lowering our school's trash bill and impact on the environment.


Next week is Colorado Recycles Week! Eco-Cycle and Green Star Schools will be highlighting drinking water quality in Colorado and our option to reduce plastic waste by reminding our community to Reduce, Reuse, and Refill! See this flyer for more information and links to fun games you can play at home!


In class and on the announcements each day next week we will highlight how students can participate in Colorado Recycles Week!



All the best,


Lindsey Cheney

Dean of Students


cheney_lindsey@svvsd.org


PS- If you are looking for another way to help our school reduce waste, we are giving out about 25+ disposable masks every day! Please help your child remember to bring a cloth mask to school each day (and even two in case one gets lost). If you are missing masks, there are LOTS of lost masks in the Lost and Found!

Upcoming Dates

November 17, 2021 - Teriyaki Madness Fundraiser, 4:00pm-9:30pm

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

November 22 - 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break

December 1, 2021 - Late Start

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

PTO Update

Dear Eagle Crest Families,


We have a few important reminders:


  • Teriyaki Madness Restaurant Night Fundraiser: Wednesday, Nov. 17th from 4-9:30 p.m. Mention Eagle Crest and 10% of all orders will be donated to our school from 4-9:30 p.m. For online or app orders, click on “coupon code” and enter the code “FUNDRAISER” in the box for it to count towards Eagle Crest.

  • Join us for a Virtual PTO Meeting on Thursday, November 18th at 6:30 p.m. Along with school & PTO news updates, the new music and art teachers will be sharing more about their exciting plans for the school year! Zoom info here

  • We need 3 more volunteers to bring a store bought dessert to the holiday staff luncheon on Nov. 18th. Sign up here.

  • Save the Date: We have rescheduled our restaurant night benefiting our Mwebaza sister school to December 8th at local favorite Protos!


Have a great week,


Jenn Pensy, PTO president

Rivers, Mountains, Oceans- oh my!

Roughly 200 Eagle Crest Explorers trekked all over North America and Colorado in the library recently. 2nd and 4th graders are studying maps and the great state of Colorado so what better way to learn about the world we live in than by exploring GIANT maps. After seeing how much fun it was...other classes joined in too. The exploration kits and maps were provided by SVVSD's District Library and Media Services.

Reading Challenge

Last week, students read 37,000 minutes. What a great start to November! So far we have read 145,000 total minutes this school year.


November is our grade level challenge month. One class in each grade will win a CLASS PARTY! These classes are leading with the highest average minutes read per student. So grab a book, get reading and your class may be in the lead next week!


Kindergarten - Butterfield

1st grade - Bauer

2nd grade - Hammond

3rd grade - Brennan

4th grade - Cooper

5th grade - Blaser


Congratulation to this week's FREE BOOK WINNERS:

Kindergarteners - Bryan in Butterfield, Gabe in Loos, Lilah in Woolaway

1st graders - Finn in Phillips, Aliki in Bauer, Alfred in Doyle

2nd graders - Anya in Dudley, Heizon in Hammond, Jasper in Murfitt

3rd graders - Weston in Gaccetta, Edward in Brennan, Brooke in Whitt

4th graders - Harper in Potter, Zay in Sudbeck, Gemma in Cooper

5th graders - Avery in Blaser, Nate H. in Dumler, Antonio in Eskridge


Be sure to log your minutes on the Weekly Reading Log and you might be next week's winner.

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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