Eagle Crest Family Newsletter
February 2nd, 2023
Hello Eagle Crest Families!
Did you know that January 2023 was one of the coldest months on record for the state of Colorado? It certainly has felt chilly here in beautiful , sunny Longmont, but our students, teachers, and families have been so flexible with indoor arrival and indoor recess when the temperatures were too low to safely play outside. Please remember that if it warms up later in the day, we will bring students outside to get some fresh air, run around, and work out their wiggles. Since we have quite a bit of winter still ahead of us, please continue to send students with warm layers, hats, gloves, and warm footwear so that they will be prepared for the outdoors.
On that note, our “Lost and Found” is overflowing with mittens, hats, jackets, and a wide assortment of water bottles and lunch boxes. We will bring the Lost and Found outside after tomorrow Friday, 2/3. Please pop by and pick up anything that may have been left behind by your children.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Eagle Crest Elementary School
DEAN OF STUDENTS' MESSAGE
Hello Eagle Crest Families!
This Saturday is our second annual VEX IQ Robotics Tournament! We have six competitive teams that have been working hard to design, build, and iterate robots for this year’s challenge. If you are curious about competitive robotics and want to cheer on our teams, stop by Eagle Crest from 9:30am - 11:45am. It is a great event and experience for all!
Additionally, Altona Middle School will be hosting their first VEX VRC Tournament on February 11th. This is a great opportunity to see the next level of competition we offer students in St. Vrain.
Have a wonderful weekend!
All the best,
Dean of Students
Eagle Crest Elementary School
February 4th - VEX IQ Robotics Tournament at Eagle Crest
February 7th, 13th, & 15th - Family / Teacher Conferences
February 10th - PTO Family Movie Night, 6pm
February 17th-20th - No School, Presidents’ Day Weekend
FAMILY & TEACHER CONFERENCES
We have over 75% of our families signed up for Conferences! Our first conference night is next week on Tuesday, February 7th. If you haven’t signed up for your conference slot yet, look for a personalized email sent from Meet the Teacher in your email, or you can head to eaglecrest.meettheteacher.com to schedule your appointment. *All names on the website sign-up must match what we have in Infinite Campus without special characters. Feel free to contact the office for support!
Dear Eagle Crest Families,
Funding Request - Kindergarten is requesting field trip funding. Please review the request and vote online by Sunday, February 5 - 5 PM. Vote here.
Join us for a free indoor family movie night on Friday, February 10th at 6 p.m. in the Eagle Crest gym! We will be showing the animated film Ratatouille. Due to strict capacity limits, please reserve one ticket for each person in your household. RSVP here.
If you missed the Family Tech Talk last week a recording will be sent out next week. Thanks to your generous donations during our September Staff Appreciation Fundraiser, we are able to provide staff dinner all three nights of parent teacher conferences.
Volunteer opportunities! When adults volunteer, all ECES students benefit! View open positions and let us know if you want to join our amazing group of volunteers.
Jenn Pensy, PTO president
Visit us online at www.EagleCrestPTO.com
READING CHALLENGE UPDATE
We did it! We read 260,000 minutes from October to December last year! To celebrate this milestone, we are going to have a Flashlight Fun Read In during library classes over the next two weeks. Students can wear their PJs and bring a stuffie on their library day and we will read, read and read! Students can bring their favorite book or select one from the library to read or check out. Thanks for supporting reading!
3rd Grade - Monday, 2/6
5th Grade - Tuesday 2/7
4th Grade - Thursday 2/9
Kinder - Monday, 2/13
1st Grade - Wednesday 2/15 (*Note not normal library day)
2nd Grade - Thursday 2/16
Reading Challenge By the Numbers:
260,000 minutes read by students
22,000 minutes read on average each week
396 students celebrating reading
218 free books to students
3 months of reading (October - December)
1 happy librarian
Check out this new opportunity from our Community Schools Program:
SILVER CREEK EVENT
Silver Creek is host their Chinese New Year celebration this weekend. Learn more below!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN BOULDER COUNTY
Here are upcoming events in our community to celebrate Black History month:
The Preschool Department is excited for the opportunities that Universal Preschool will bring to our community. Join the Preschool Department for an open house-style information event at either the Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools or Spark! Discovery Preschool on January 17.
Additional information and event times can be found at svvsd.org/preschool >>
It’s time to register for Kindergarten for the 23-24 school year. If you have a child who will be turning 5 on or before Oct. 1st please submit an online registration for the 2023-2024 school year. More information can be found on the SVVSD website. While registration is ongoing, it is helpful to have our Kindergarten students register early for planning purposes.
Students in K-5 who are currently open enrolled at Eagle Crest do not need to complete the process again to continue attending next year. Current 5th grade students who are open enrolled and would like to attend Altona will need to complete the process again since it is a new school. If you have any questions about the open enrollment process or Kindergarten registration, please contact Dinah in our main office. email@example.com or 303-485-6073.
JOB OPPORTUNITY - NEW CAMPUS SUPERVISOR POSITION
The safety of our school environments has always been a top priority in St. Vrain Valley Schools. As the district continues to invest in security upgrades, mental health resources, counselors, and other supports to ensure the well-being and success of our students, we are excited to share that a new Campus Supervisor position will be provided to all elementary schools in the district.
Currently at all middle and high schools in St. Vrain, Campus Supervisors promote safe and secure learning environments for students by providing an additional layer of facility monitoring, oversight, and communication regarding any potential risks or safety concerns. These roles also play an important part in fostering a positive building environment by building relationships with students and serving as another trusted adult in the building.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for one of these 26 new positions, a job description and application can be accessed starting Monday, October 31 at https://www.applitrack.com/stvrain/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Security.
LUNCH MENU & COLOR DAY SCHEDULE
Our Music, PE, and Art classes are on a 3 day rotation. Every school day 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.
ADD MONEY TO YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL BREAKFAST & LUNCH ACCOUNT
MySchoolBucks is the website you want to access in order to add funds to your child’s account for purchasing breakfast, lunch, or milk at school. This system will send you reminders and can manage the account of multiple students. Money can also be sent to school by check or cash. Please label any checks or cash with the students first name, last name, and teacher.
If you haven’t yet, you can apply for Free & Reduced meals to see if your family qualifies for free meals. Applying for Free & Reduced lunch will help manage fees (like iPad Insurance or sports) and also helps our school receive additional funds and services. We encourage all families to complete the application.
ARE YOU GETTING ALL OF OUR MESSAGES?
We send almost all of our messaging in Infinite Campus through SMS text messages and emails. You can change your Contact Preferences in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
Navigate to "Settings" and "Contact Preferences". In that section, you will have the opportunity to confirm the accuracy of your phone and email contacts, as well as your "Message Preferences".
Here are screenshots of our suggested Phone Settings and Email Settings.
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