Eagle Crest Family Newsletter
August 11, 2022
Hello Eagle Crest Families!
This week we welcomed both new and returning staff to the building and the positive energy was contagious. I can say with confidence that this is the best staff I have ever worked with, it is such a nice blend of more seasoned staff who are super familiar with the Eagle Crest community and some new staff who are bringing the energy and delight of being earlier in their career.
We are very much looking forward to connecting with you all at our “Meet the Teacher” event, which will be held on Monday, August 15th, 4-5:30pm. At this event our teachers will be set up outside of the building and students and families will be able to drop off classroom materials, touch base with your new teachers, sign up for iPad insurance, pick up new Eagle Crest t-shirts (!), and meet our fabulous PTO. We look forward to seeing you there!
Eagle Crest Elementary School
Dean of Students' Message
Hello Eagle Crest Families!
We are excited and ready for a new school year! One of our goals is to connect you with all of the amazing learning that happens at Eagle Crest on a weekly basis. One of the ways you can do that is to follow us on Social Media. We post regularly on Facebook and Twitter. SVVSD is also very active on these platforms, you can learn a lot about district happenings and initiatives by following them as well.
All the best,
Dean of Students
Eagle Crest Elementary School
August 12th - Grades 1-5 Class Lists Posted, 9:00am
August 15th - Meet the Teacher, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
August 16th-17th - Kindergarten Assessment Days
August 17th - 1st Day of School, Grades 1st - 5th
August, 18th - Kindergarten Class Assignments Shared & Meet the Teacher Event
August 19th - 1st Day of Kindergarten & School Spirit Celebration
August 19th - Kona Ice Spirit Day Event, 3:10pm
August 22nd - 1st Day of School, Preschool
September 6th - PTO Meeting/Coffee with the Principal, 8:45am
September 16th - Welcome Back to School Picnic, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
School Breakfast & Lunch
This year students will once again be charged for all school meals. Below you can find St. Vrain's breakfast and lunch prices for the 2022-2023 school year. ALL families can now apply for free and reduced lunch/fees. This process can be completed online and will not only reduce fees for meals, but there are also discounts on iPad insurance and other school-related fees for qualifying families. Apply for Free & Reduced Meals Today! If your child will be purchasing breakfast or lunch at school, you can register for the online payment account here at MySchoolBucks. If you need assistance completing this application or would rather complete a paper application, please reach out to us.
Student Breakfast: $2.50
Student Lunch: $3.75
Student coming for breakfast should arrive at 8:15 to the front door of the school.
Arrival & Dismissal
A unique part of Eagle Crest is that we are a neighborhood community school and all families can walk, bike, or drive for arrival and dismissal. Help us keep everyone safe (and the flow efficient) by following these guidelines.
Arrival - Our first bell rings at 8:35 and outdoor supervision begins at 8:25. At 8:35 children can enter the building to access their classrooms. When students arrive at school they are expected to line up outside by their classroom doors. The playground equipment is not open at this time. Our late bell rings at 8:40am. If a child arrives after this time, they must check in at the main office.
Walkers/Bikers - Families are welcome to walk students to their classroom doors between 8:20 and 8:35am. If you are driving to school, and want to walk your student to the classroom, please plan to park on Clover Basin Drive, and walk up. There is very limited parking in our staff lot and parking is not permitted in the Hug and Go.
Drivers - Families are also encouraged to use our Hug and Go drop off lane right in front of the main office. This is truly a “drive through experience” in which ECES staff will open your back door and help unload kids so that you can drive off and get on with your day. Drivers are asked to remain in their vehicles.
Dismissal - Our final bell will ring at 3:10pm and students will be dismissed through their classroom doors. Families are welcome to meet students at those doors. If you are driving for pick up, please park on Clover Basin to avoid congestion in front of the building.
Hi Eagle Crest Families,
We can't wait to see you at our Meet the Teacher PTO table where students can “Spin the Wheel” for prizes. Don't forget to bring your clean Longmont Dairy milk caps you've been saving all summer to the collection bin by the front office the first week of school. Take a moment to complete our PTO Interest Form so we can keep you up-to-date on news, volunteer opportunities and more.
Volunteer Opportunity: Sign up here to help at the Kona Ice Spirit Day Friday, Aug. 19 from 3-4 p.m. to help our lines move quickly.
Our upcoming PTO events:
Kona Ice Spirit Day - Friday, August 19th after school
Coffee with the Principal & PTO Meeting - Tuesday, Sept. 6th at 8:45 AM outside Special Topic: School safety (Traductor español estará en la reunión.)
September Staff Gratitude Fundraiser - envelopes coming home in Thursday folders
Welcome Back to School Picnic- Friday, Sept. 16th from 5-7 PM. Details coming soon.
Preschool/Kindergarten Family Playdates at Castle Park - Friday, Sept. 22 3:15-4:15 and Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10-11 a.m.
Jenn Pensy, PTO president
Connect with me at email@example.com
Visit us online at www.EagleCrestPTO.com
Introducing New Staff
We are excited to share that for the 2022-2023 school year SVVSD will continue to provide iPads for all K-5th grade students to use for learning at school and home! Preschool students will have access to classroom iPads. The iPads will all be refreshed, updated and ready for a ton of learning! Continuing this year, the SVVSD policy is that K-5 families will need to purchase insurance in order to offset costs due to lost or damaged iPads. The district offers iPad insurance for $25/year for each student. We believe that every student at Eagle Crest should opt-in to having iPad insurance as a safety-net for any damage or loss. In order to opt into the district insurance and be covered, you must pay at least a portion of the $25 fee. You can find out more details about the coverage in the links below. The fees are available to pay online in your student’s REV TRAK account, or you can bring payment directly to Eagle Crest.
Please reach out if you have any questions. The best way to reach Katy Schwirtz, our school technology leader is by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 303-485-6073 X22379.
Thank you for your support of instructional technology at Eagle Crest!