Eagle Crest Family Newsletter

March 17th, 2022

Principal's Message

Hello Eagle Crest Families,


Thank you so much to everyone who attended our virtual PTO meeting this morning. I was thrilled to see such a great turn-out and I was reminded again how thankful I am to have such a supportive community among our families.


Thank you also to everyone who has been so flexible with quick adjustments for both indoor and outdoor arrival. Safety is our top priority, but with the quickly changing Colorado weather we need to be on our toes to make sure our students and staff stay dry, warm, and ready to learn. When the weather clears up throughout the day, we often adjust to send kids outside, so your best bet is to pack layers and make sure your children are ready for outdoor play.


I can’t believe we are already heading into Spring Break! This year is really flying by, AND we do have just over eight weeks left to learn, grow, and explore as a school community. I hope you have both a joyful and restful Spring Break!



Warmly,

Amanda



Amanda Holden

Principal


holden_amanda@svvsd.org

Dean of Students Message

Hello Eagle Crest Families!


We are very grateful to be able to connect with you every week through this newsletter. We love sharing updates and announcements about all of the exciting things your students are doing at school! Sometimes we have information that needs to reach you immediately for weather updates, arrival, or student club meetings. We communicate the majority of that information through our Infinite Campus Text Message system. If you are not receiving text messages from Eagle Crest you can update those preferences in the Campus Parent Portal. See the screenshots below for a guide to change those settings. If you need help, Dinah in the office can also help you change those settings.


I hope you have a wonderful and restful Spring Break!


All the best,

Lindsey Cheney

Dean of Students


cheney_lindsey@svvsd.org

Upcoming Dates

March 18, 2022 - Last Day to Sign Up for Project Launch

March 21st-25th - Spring Break & myON Reading Challenge

April 6th - Late Start

April 8th - Kona Ice Fundraiser

April 11th-21st - CMAS Testing, 3rd-5th Grades

April 28th - Laps for Leadership

ECES Reading Challenge - SO CLOSE TO OUR GOAL!

Mrs. Beckett is so excited that we are very close to our Schoolwide Reading Challenge goal! Last week students read 20,000 minutes. That brings us to 475,000 total reading minutes read this year! We just need to read 25,000 more minutes! So find a great book and get some reading done over Spring Break. Just 30 minutes a day for five days will get us to our goal! So keep up the great work and READ, READ, READ!


Over break you can log reading minutes here.

What’s happening at Mwebaza Annex School in Uganda:

Today, as you are reading this, a team from the Mwebaza Foundation are on their way to Uganda. They are traveling about 27 hours and will land in Entebbe March 18th about 10:30 pm local time. Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Hansen and 3 other team members will spend about 3 weeks visiting and working alongside the students, teachers and community members of the four partner schools in Uganda.


Mrs. Cooper created a blog for all students, families and classrooms to enjoy. The goal is to add a couple of photos and sentences each day. Please follow if you are interested. There is the opportunity to comment or ask questions.

Here is the link to the blog:


https://mwebazakidsconnect.wordpress.com/


Last week all Eagle Crest classrooms were on a video call with our partner school in Uganda. We enjoyed an hour of singing, dancing, poetry reading, asking and answering questions. The Mwebaza Annex Club did an awesome job leading the event from the gym, while classes watched from their rooms. At the end we all enjoyed a “toast” to our partnership with a small cup of Passion Fruit Juice, a drink that is common for celebrations in Uganda.


Mwebaza Day photos and videos


Lastly we want to announce that our Eagle Crest fundraising project to build a bore hole well on the Mwebaza Annex school grounds has now been completely funded! We have a new corporate sponsor, a parent of a student in the Sunset Middle School Club, who funded the rest of the cost of building the well. We are so excited to get that organized while in Uganda and be able to begin the project soon. Congratulations Mwebaza Annex Club for all your hard work making this happen!



Happy Spring Break!

Project Launch

Next week is your last chance to sign up for our Project Launch Summer Camp! We will not only be focusing on accelerating and expanding student progress in literacy and math, but it will also be FUN! Students will have the opportunity to engage in exciting STEM activities and two "Specials" a day!


Project Launch program includes:

  • Targeted literacy practice daily

  • Content literacy in science and social studies

  • Focused math study and exploration

  • Transportation provided

  • Breakfast, lunch and snack

  • Open to Exiting Kindergarten – 4th Grade Students

  • Available at no cost to families


Date & Times

Monday-Thursday, June 6 - June 30, 2022, 8:30-3:30 PM

Attendance all 16 days is critical.


Registration Deadline March 18, 2021

Contact the main office for a registration form!

PTO Update

Tomorrow, Friday, March 18th is our yearbook online ordering deadline! Don't miss out on an opportunity to purchase this special keepsake created by the PTO!


Save the date for our next fundraiser event - Kona Ice on Friday, April 8th from 3-4 p.m.


Have a great week,

Jenn Pensy, PTO president

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Visit us online at www.EagleCrestPTO.com

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100 Mile Club

Our 100 Mile Club has been greatly impacted by snowy, cold mornings and a muddy track. We are crossing our fingers for warmer weather ahead, and we are excited to re-invite students and families to participate.


100 Mile Club is a long standing tradition at ECES and it is a great opportunity for your students to improve their health awareness, social well-being, and build self-confidence as they reach goals along the way.


Over the course of the spring we will be running laps on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, in order to reach the big goal of completing 100 miles! Students in grades K-1 must be accompanied by an adult, but all families are welcome to join us. In fact, in the past many families have shared that this has been a great opportunity to connect with others and make friends in the community. We would also love to have some extra parent volunteers each morning to help us help the students track their laps/miles.


As students reach milestones along the way they will be awarded with incentives. At the completion of the first 25 miles, your student will receive a 100 Mile Club t-shirt. Once your student reaches 50 miles they will receive a pencil. Upon reaching 75 miles, your student earns a wristband. Finally, when your child reaches 100 miles, they will be awarded a very special 100 Mile Club medal.


The registration cost for 100 Mile Club is $20 per runner this year. We have switched over to the ONLINE ONLY registrations again this year. 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

myON Reading Challenge

There will be a myON Reading Challenge over Spring Break!

The top two readers from our school will win a prize!

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Innovation Academy Summer Program

Innovation Academy is an exciting summer program, taught by St. Vrain Valley School District educators with a background in STEM and design thinking. Innovation Academy fosters a foundation of critical thinking through inquiry-based learning and uses the design-thinking process to create a community of learners who will think globally and collaboratively to develop innovative approaches to problem-solving.


Traits of an Innovator: INTERDEPENDENT. RISK-TAKER. THINKER. CURIOUS. PERSISTENT. CREATIVE.


Do the characteristics below describe your child? If so, this is the program you’ve been looking for! Registration is open! Check out this link to access the IA website for more information.


Dates: June 13th - June 16th

Preschool openings available for next school year!

St. Vrain Valley Schools’ preschool department has space available in high-quality preschool programming options across the district. If your child is 3-4 years old and you are interested in enrolling your child in one of our district’s preschool programs for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact Bertha Olivares, Early Childhood Family Liaison at 303-702-8370 or olivares_bertha@svvsd.org to learn about the different preschool opportunities and availability options.

Learn more about preschool in St. Vrain

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Need Spring Break Plans??

The FIRST Robotics team from SVVSD will be competing in Denver in their Regional Tournament. This event is free and is a great way to inspire students with the some of the best robotics at the high school level. You can find more information about the team and the event below.


FIRST Robotics Game Challenge

Event Information

Up-A-Creek Website

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If you aren't coming to Project Launch and are looking for summer enrichment:

March 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