Eagle Crest Family Newsletter
March 16th, 2023
Hello Eagle Crest Families!
This has been an action-packed week, with many special events! Yesterday we had a lovely trip to Altona where we were treated to their drama department’s production of Shrek Jr, The Musical. If you are interested in a fun family event, you can catch the show tonight at 6pm. Tomorrow, the Silver Creek band and fiddle group will be performing for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders right here in the Eagle Crest gymnasium. We are fortunate to have these enriching activities to round out our strong focus on academics!
As we head into Spring Break, I am very grateful for our fantastic staff and the sweet families that we have the chance to serve throughout the school year. I hope that you have a chance this week to enjoy spending time with your children. We will look forward to seeing them on March 27th!
Eagle Crest Elementary School
DEAN OF STUDENTS' MESSAGE
Hello Eagle Crest Families!
As with all breaks in St. Vrain, we always encourage students to relax, seek out fun, and continue their love of reading while they are away. If you are looking for a resource to keep your students reading, there is another myON reading challenge happening over Spring Break! We will have individual myON winners and will compete against other schools for the most minutes read.
I hope you have a safe, healthy, and fun Spring Break! Students and teachers have been working hard, so we know this break will allow everyone to gear up for a great end of the year!
All the best,
Dean of Students
Eagle Crest Elementary School
March 18th-26th - Spring Break
March 31st - Last Day to Sign Up for Project Launch
April 5th - Late Start
April 7th - Kinder-5th Grade Class Pictures
April 11th - Preschool Class Pictures
May 12th - First Annual Eagle Crest Music Festival
SUMMER PROJECT LAUNCH - LAST DAY TO SIGN UP: MARCH 31ST
We still have a few spots remaining for our free Summer Project Launch! We want as many Eagle Crest students to take advantage of this extended learning opportunity as possible. Project Launch is not your typical “summer school” but instead a way to expand student proficiency and curiosity for learning. Our Project Launch theme will be focused on exploring oceans with connections to the SVVSD underwater robotics program and helping students find out how they can design solutions to build a better world.
Date & Times:
Monday-Thursday, June 5 - June 29, 2022
Attendance all 16 days is critical
*Spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis.*
SPRING CLASS & INDIVIDUAL PICTURES
Our spring pictures are coming up in a little over two weeks! Use this website to order your pictures now. If you need a paper order form, please stop by the office. CODE: M94TK7
Dear Eagle Crest Families,
Join us for our next Coffee with the Principal & PTO Meeting on Tuesday, April 4th at 8:45 a.m. We will discuss school updates and Laps for Leadership on April 27th. The third grade field trip funding request was unanimously approved.
Laps for Leadership fundraising kicks off the first week in April. Help us raise $23,000 in 2023! 80% of ECES PTO's annual income is generated from this single fun run event. During the month of April, students will have an opportunity to win water bottle stickers, double recess, spirit days and much more as we reach our school fundraising goals. We will once again be using our Get Movin' online donation portal to help track our progress. More info coming soon in Thursday folders.
We are hosting a Laps for Leadership After-School Registration Kick-off Party on Friday, April 7th in the bus loop. Stop by for free popcorn, help with registration and purchase Kona Ice in support of ECES!
Upcoming PTO Dates:
Coffee with the Principal & PTO Meeting: Tuesday, April 4th at 8:45 a.m. outside
Kona Ice Fundraiser & Laps for Leadership Kick-off Event - Friday, April 7th after school bus loop
Inta Juice Fundraiser - Monday, April 24th from 6-9 p.m.
Laps for Leadership - Thursday, April 27th at the Altona track
Coffee with the Principal & PTO Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Celebration - Tuesday, May 2nd at 8:45 a.m. outside school
Jenn Pensy, PTO president
Visit us online at www.EagleCrestPTO.com
It is now time to order your 2022-2023 yearbook! We are wrapping up the final edits and it looks great! You can place yearbook orders here on the Pictavo website.
School Code: 708675
All orders must be submitted by: April 19th.
Reserve your yearbook ASAP!
MARCH READING MADNESS
Thank you for helping your student log their minutes for a chance to win a FREE BOOK. Keep reading over Spring Break. There is a winner in every class each week in March.
Here are this week's winners:
Preschoolers - Calvin in Clayton, Henry in Torres
Kindergarteners - Sullivan in McDaniels, Christopher in Woolaway
1st graders - Jonathan in Doyle, Blissa in Hammond, Clement in Phillips
2nd graders - Michaiah in Bauer, Penny in Lucero , Stella in Rickel
3rd graders - Zoe in Gaccetta, Jack in Drennan, Hoya in Whitt
4th graders - Hope in Cooper, Ian in Potter, Ezra in Sudbeck
5th graders - Sydney in Butterfield, Annonie in McEvoy, Sofia in Eskridge
Click on March Reading Madness Flyer for more details.
Be sure to track reading and log minutes on Tuesday mornings via this Weekly Reading Log. 19 students will win a FREE BOOK every week in March.
EAGLE CREST BB RACERS TEAM
Are you interested in running or walking the BOLDERBoulder on May 29th, 2023? Eagle Crest is excited to announce that we will be forming a BB Racers Team to help students and families prepare for the big day. When you register for the race with the BB Racers, the whole family can participate in a kid-friendly community of other racers. There is special registration pricing, a special race day t-shirt, and lots of fun for racers the day of the BOLDERBoulder.
Our BB Racers Team will provide training opportunities Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 7:45-8:15 on the track behind school during our regularly scheduled 100 Mile Club running times. We will also host longer runs on 3 Saturdays before race day. If you are interested in participating please complete this form. Katy Schwirtz will reach out to you with more details soon!
JOB OPPORTUNITY - 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 here: https://www.applitrack.com/stvrain/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Security.
EAGLE CREST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hello Eagle Crest Families!
I am so excited to let you know that we will be having our first ever outdoor Eagle Crest Music Festival on Friday, May 12th between 5-7pm. This will be a picnic type event with grade level performances happening outside during their scheduled time. There will be food trucks! Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.
ADDITIONAL SUMMER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE INNOVATION CENTER
If you are unable to attend Project Launch, here are some other summer learning opportunities at the Innovation Center.
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.
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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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