Eagle Crest Family Newsletter

September 16, 2021

Principal Message

Hello Eagle Crest Families!


As the temperatures start to get a bit cooler, it is such a joy to spend time outside with our children! All students have lunch recess and a grade level recess at another time in the day, and many classrooms are finding opportunities for expanded outdoor learning activities. We have had guest speakers outside, independent reading time, science exploration and outdoor math games. I’m always grateful to live in beautiful Colorado, most especially so that our children can access the outdoors throughout the year!


As you know, student safety is the top priority here at Eagle Crest. To help keep children and staff safe at school we utilize an emergency system called the Standard Response Protocol (SRP). The SRP is used throughout the state of Colorado and incorporates a series of drills that we practice throughout the year to develop “muscle memory” for what to do in case of an emergency. Tomorrow, we will be facilitating a lockdown drill and all classes have reviewed the safety steps. I am linking some family information around SRP here, if you would like to check it out. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

I hope you have a great weekend!


Warmly,

Amanda



Amanda Holden

Principal

holden_amanda@svvsd.org

Dean of Students Update

Hello Eagle Crest Families!


Can you believe it is the middle of September? The beginning of the year has seemed to fly by! We are now getting closer to the Fall Family/Teacher Conferences. We are excited to get to spend time with each one of you to review data from our beginning of year assessments, share work and progress your child has already made this year and partner together to best support your students to be the best that they can be. New this year, you will have the option of attending conferences in-person or virtually.


Next Thursday, September 23rd, we will be sending you an email from Meet the Teacher system with a link to sign-up with your child's teacher.


Dates:

October 7th: Virtual Conferences

October 11th: In-Person Conferences

October 13th: In-Person & Virtual Conference (1/2 & 1/2)

*Masking and social distance protocols will be in place for all in-person conferences.


Save the dates and check your email for more information next week!



All the best,

Lindsey Cheney

Dean of Students


cheney_lindsey@svvsd.org

Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 17, 2021, Fall Family Picnic, 5-7:30pm

Friday, September 24, 2021, PTO Kona Ice Fundraiser, 3:10pm

Friday-Wednesday, September 24-29, 2021 - Book Fair

Monday, October 5, 2021 - PTO Dinner Out at Texas Roadhouse

Tuesday, Monday, Wednesday, October 7, 11, 13, 2021 - Family Teacher Conferences


PTO Update

Hello Eagle Crest families,


Thank you so much to everyone who attended our first Coffee with the Principal & PTO meeting outside this morning. The PTO voted this morning to fund several programs: Hawkquest Birds of Prey presentation for 4th graders, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2021 Violence Prevention Program for, 3-5th graders and a teacher/staff appreciation coffee cart. If you were unable to stop by, our next meeting is Thursday, October 21st at 8:45 a.m. A few reminders...


1) Welcome Back to School Picnic is Friday from 5-7:30 p.m. Bring your own chairs, picnic dinner or purchase food from CYCLHOPS and Sweet Cow Ice Cream food trucks which will be parked in the bus loop. Drinks available for purchase to support our Mwebaza sister school. Pre-ordered pizza pick up starts at 5 p.m. Join us for a laid back evening with friends!


2) Kona Ice Fundraiser & Outdoor Scholastic Book Fair - Friday, September 24th

Volunteers needed for the book fair to help monitor and be cashiers - Sign up here


3) Fall Fund the Need is happening all month long! Donate today online or complete this form and send cash/check back to school with your student to help raise money for our school community. Any amount is welcome and makes a tremendous impact to help fund field trip transportation, teacher-requested programs, staff/teacher appreciation and much more!


4) Want the latest PTO news? Subscribe to our new PTO newsletter The Eagle and follow us on Facebook.


Thanks,

Jenn Pensy, PTO president

Scholastic Outdoor Book Fair

Opening Day - Friday 9/24 - 2:30-4:30 on the Cafeteria Patio


Start the weekend right with Kona Ice and a book!


Open Monday and Wednesday the Following Week After School

  • Monday 9/27 - 2:30-4:30

  • Wednesday 9/29 2:30-4:30


If you are unable to attend the book fair, you can shop online HERE or at www.scholastic.com/bf/eaglecrest .


Or set up eWallet for your student to shop the fair during shopping times at school.


Here is a peek at what books will be at the Book Fair. Book Fair Flyer


Thank you for supporting the Eagle Crest Library and making reading a part of your student's day. All purchases help the library purchase MORE great books for our students to read!

What's happening in Uganda at our sister school?

Exciting news this week! All the teachers at Mwebaza Annex, our partner school, got vaccinated on September 1st!!!! There is a big push in Uganda right now to get as many teachers vaccinated as possible so they can open the schools. Some of the lock down restrictions have been lifted as well. Transportation is again available so that people can get to work and other places. Everyone is waiting to hear when they will open the schools to all students. Meanwhile teachers will continue to supply students with take home packets to work on at home.


Eagle Crest - Mwebaza Annex Club! All 3rd - 5th grade students are invited to join the club. Below is the flyer and the on-line registration link!


Eagle Crest - Mwebaza Annex Club

Purpose: A leadership opportunity for students in 3rd - 5th grades who would like to help plan, organize and lead our sister school activities and projects this year. Our focus is on cross-cultural exchange between the two schools, service learning projects and current global issues.


Projects could include:

  • Creating conversation, ideas and questions to exchange with our friends in Uganda during live video conferences.

  • Creating presentations about our partnership to share with classes and at other events.

  • Planning and making posters to advertise events, such as: Student Art Sale, restaurant nights, and spirit days.

  • Planning and/or presenting about pen pal exchanges

  • Taking a leadership role in fundraising for events by collecting and counting money.

  • Learning about global issues in our communities.


Other Information:


Meetings: WHOLE CLUB: First meeting will take place on

September 29th and after that the 3rd Wednesday of each month

starting October 20th.


Whole Group Meeting dates: September 29, October 20th

November 17th, December 15th, January 19th, February 16th,

March 16th, April 20th, May 18th.


Time and Place: 7:45am in Mrs. Cooper’s 4th Grade Classroom


Small Group Meetings: Groups of students will occasionally meet

for special projects during their lunch time. Students will know about

this ahead of time and will be work and eat at the same time.


Club sponsors: Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Dumler, Mrs. Hansen and Ms. McClure


REGISTER HERE


Helpful iPad Tips

Find my iPad is a great way for you to keep track of your student's iPad. In order for it to work, you will need to log into the iPad with an Apple ID. You can find the directions and more information by clicking HERE. For more support please email or call Katy Schwirtz at schwirtz_katherine@svvsd.org or 303-485-6073 X22379.

Tasks in Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal

Your Infinite Campus Parent Portal has several important functions at elementary school. Please complete these tasks in your IC Parent Portal Account. If you have trouble accessing this account, the front office can provide you with your username and reset your password.

  1. Virtually accept the Student Code of Conduct

  2. Virtually accept the DTS Expectations & Commitment for iPad use.

  3. Check or update your current contact information and notification preferences.

  4. Check or update your child’s photo permissions - Virtual Showcase is new and used for classroom blogs or school events.

  5. Pay your annual $10 materials fee - available September 12th!

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Facebook

We now have a Facebook Page for Eagle Crest! Like and follow us at EagleCrestES for important announcements and to see the amazing learning happening in classrooms!

Specials Schedule - Red, Gold, Purple

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