Eagle Crest Family Newsletter

May 5th, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Eagle Crest Families,


This week was teacher appreciation week, both across the country and locally. In my short time here at Eagle crest, I am continually impressed by how hard my teachers work each day and by how much they give of themselves in their pursuit to support students to be the best that they can be.


Thank you to all of our families for making Teacher Appreciation Week a special time in our school community. Every day we strive to show appreciation to all of our teachers and staff, AND special weeks are a fun way to celebrate too!


I hope you have a great weekend!


Warmly,

Amanda



Amanda Holden

Principal

holden_amanda@svvsd.org

Dean of Students Message

Hello Eagle Crest Families!


Yesterday we hosted our last assembly of the school year! Our focus for this month was celebration. We recognized our Teachers of the Year, our robotics team headed to the World Championship next week and our many 100 Mile Club accomplishments. The Handchime Choir performed for us and Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Hansen shared about their trip to Uganda. Our 5th Grade Communication Team did an excellent job presenting too! We love having such a caring and supportive community at Eagle Crest. Check out some of the best moments in the photos below!


All the best,

Lindsey Cheney

Dean of Students


cheney_lindsey@svvsd.org

Upcoming Dates

May 6th - Kona Ice Fundraiser after school

May 9th - Kindergarten and 1st Grade Concert @ Altona Middle School

May 16th - Handchime Concert, 6:30pm @ Altona Middle School

May 17th - Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser Night 4-8 PM

May 19th - ECES Field Day

May 26th - 5th Grade Continuation

May 26th - End of Year Picnic, 11:30am

May 26th - Mwebaza Kona Ice Fundraiser, 11:30am-1:30pm

PTO Update

Dear Eagle Crest Families,


Our last Coffee with the Principal & PTO meeting was held this morning outside (view minutes). As the year wraps up, we are already looking ahead and voted on our new executive board and approved the budget for next school year. Thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped make our events and programs a huge success. We are seeking additional help for the following committees next year - Gratitude (staff appreciation), Laps for Leadership, Events/Sponsorships. Please reach out to ecptovolcoor@gmail.com if you would like more info!


Our last two fundraisers of the year are Kona Ice this Friday after school and Chipotle (view flyer) on May 17 from 4-8 p.m. Thank you again to all of the families that donated to Laps for Leadership and helped us exceed our $20,000 goal. The new recess equipment for students is on the way!


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Have a good week,

Jenn Pensy, PTO President


Visit us online at www.EagleCrestPTO.com

News from the Library

Tomorrow, Friday, May 6th is the last day for students to check out library books this school year. And for those with library books at home, please help your student(s) find the books and bring them back to school starting next week. Students have found books under beds, in cars, behind sofas and sometimes even mixed in with their own books!


All library books need to be returned to the library by Monday, May 23rd. After that date, books will be considered lost and lost book fees will be assigned to your student's account in Infinite Campus and can be paid online through RevTrak.


If your student(s) is working on a project for school and needs the book a bit longer, they may keep their books until the project is turned in.


If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at beckett_joan@svvsd.org or at (303) 485-6073 ext. 22313


Thank you for helping get books back to the library for other students to read and enjoy!

End of Year Picnic

This year we are bringing back the tradition of the End of Year Community Picnic. On Thursday, May 26th, families are welcome to attend this all school community event. We will gather on the back field from 11:00am-12:00pm for a fun lunch to celebrate the end of the school year. Bring your chairs, a picnic blanket and a picnic lunch for your family. At the end of your picnic, you are welcome to sign your child out for the day and take them home.


More info will be coming from your classroom teacher as we get closer to the end of the year!

What’s Happening at Mwebaza Annex School in Uganda!

All Students in Uganda are finishing up a three week break. Term 2 starts on May 9th. During this break at Mwebaza Annex the teachers have been working hard to make some changes in the chicken program so that it is becoming more sustainable. The goal is the lunch program for students and to make a profit on the eggs they sell. The staff is working with community members that also raise chickens and a more efficient business plan is up and running. Next step is to research and begin making plans for a social enterprise business that will begin to cover the cost of student fees. It’s a school and community project that everyone is excited about.

The video below was made by the Mwebaza Foundation Creative Director - Abigail Scott.


Mwebaza Annex Video


Join us in Colorado or anywhere for our annual Miles for Mwebaza Fundraiser for the month of June!


Check it out using the QR Code on the flyer.

or click here: Miles For Mwebaza


You can sign up as a family or friend team OR take it on as an individual! This is a super fun event. There is a short course of 26.2 virtual miles or the long course of 262 virtual miles. Let’s get some Eagle Crest families involved!

Summer Camp Opportunities

St. Vrain offers robust summer programming options across all grade levels to keep students engaged in their academic learning in fun, friendly, camp-like environments. From Innovation Center camps to Community Schools programming, there is something for everyone to continue their learning and engagement throughout the summer.

Click here to learn more >>
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Parent Night for Multilingual Learners

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Sign Up for Eagle's Landing!

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Support our VEX IQ Robotics Team’s Trip to the World Championships!

Our VEX IQ Robotics team will be headed to Dallas for the VEX IQ World Championships in one month! We are very excited to attend and to represent Eagle Crest as one of the few teams representing St. Vrain Valley Schools. If you are able, we would appreciate any support to help make this trip possible. Tax deductible donations can be submitted through RevTrak and will help defray our costs and further support robotics at Eagle Crest!


Thank you for your support!

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May 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