August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017


Hello Eagle Crest Families,

We hope the first week and a half has been going well for you and your students.  It has been great seeing the students back and admiring the changes that have taken place over the summer!

As some of you may have noticed, we still have construction crews working throughout the day finishing up the details, one being our front door security system.  We thank you for your continued patience as they work to get the doorbell/video system back up along with our ability to buzz you in. Once completed, it should be a more steamlined system for all of us.  With this new security system we ask that you drop off and pick up your child at their outside classroom door or designated spot.  Anyone coming into the front office will need to sign in and wear a badge to proceed into the main hallway.  Students who arrive after the second bell will need to proceed to the front office, check in and go to their classroom.

The parking lot has been updated and hopefully safer.  Parents can now park on the street and follow the path through the parking lot to reach the school grounds.  Please make sure you are not parking in the loop.  This is a drop and go lane and it creates a bottleneck for cars coming and going if people park there.  If you need to come in or be with your child, please use the parking lot or street parking.

We are also looking to improve our newsletter.  A new look will be coming soon as we partner with the school district to improve our communication with our families.  Please bookmark our website to get current information on what is happening at Eagle Crest, lunch menus, important dates and more.


Ryan Ball, Principal


Important dates


9/4 Labor Day No School

9/5 Choir sings at Coors Field-Rockies Game

9/6 Late Start - school begins at 11:05

9/12 Curriculum Night  TIME


School Lunches

The price of a school lunch for elementary school students is $3.00, which includes milk. Each student K-5 will be assigned a 6-digit account number. The only impact on the children will be memorizing their account number. The account number assigned to each student will remain their number throughout their career in St. Vrain. It is very helpful to have parents write checks for students’ meals. Please list your child’s account number on your check. Children who bring in money other than the exact $3.00 for lunch will have the excess amount deposited in their account. One lunch charge is allowed on an emergency basis only. Families who wish to apply for free/reduced lunch may do so at any time during the year. A new application MUST be filled out every year. Applications forms will be available in the school office the second week of August. You can also fill out online School Breakfast Program – Eagle Crest serves breakfast every morning, with the exception of Late Start Days. Breakfast will start at 8:00am each morning. Students who wish to eat breakfast should report to the cafeteria at 8:00am. The cost of a student breakfast is $1.50. Students who receive free or reduced lunch will be able to eat breakfast at no charge. The breakfast menu will be posted at the top of the regular menu each month. Free/Reduced Costs: For the 2017.18 school year, students in grades K -5 who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch will receive lunch free of charge Prepayment for lunches: Parents can pre-pay their students’ lunch at the following website:

Please see the website for guidelines and instructions for paying online. Info Page for Parents from Nutrition Services:

Lunch menu located on our homepage

Eagle Crest PTO News

Dear Eagle Crest Community,


As we head into another exciting year, there are a few things that you can do to get involved and support your PTO.  Our mission is simple:  build community through increased participation and continue to raise funding to support the needs of our school.  To that end, there are few simple ways to get involved.

-Sign up to volunteer.  We need volunteers throughout the year and for different types of events.  There are ways to volunteer that require some work, more work, and little work at all; there are jobs that require you to be at school and jobs that you can do from your house or work.  Because we need to have volunteers sign up each year, we ask that everyone register even if they have previously.  To better support school sustainability, our aim is to have everyone sign up electronically rather than on paper.  Just follow this link:


-Laps for Leadership.  On September 22nd, students will participate in a school-wide jogathon.  Not only is it fun, but it is our ONLY direct fundraising event of the year.  That means you will never be asked to sell magazines, chocolate, wrapping paper, or any other item by the PTO.  It also means that we need your help to make Laps for Leadership a huge success.  The funds that we collect for Laps for Leadership are distributed throughout our building to meet various needs.  Below are just a few examples of where your donations go, and no donation or pledge is too small.


-Teacher’s aids and paraprofessionals in the classrooms ($21,000 in 2016-17)

-Technology for classrooms and other curriculum support ($12,000 in 2016-17)

-Field trip bus transportation for all grades ($5,000 in 2016-17)

-In-school enrichment presentations and music concerts ($3,200 in 2016-17)

-Scholarships for community school ($1,000 in 2016-17)

-Other various needs, including funding for staff requests, continuing teacher education, literacy programs and “book fairies.”


-King Soopers cards.  This is a simple but often overlooked way to support the school.  With every purchase made using your card, King Soopers donates 5% of your grocery or gas bill back to Eagle Crest.  You can load the card at the register itself (just do so before they begin your transaction), and you can always pick up a King Soopers card from the main office.  5% of your purchases add up big time -- we raise approximately $14,000 through the King Soopers cards, and that is with relatively low participation.  The more participation we get, the more funding we have to give back to our students.


There are a number of other ways to get involved and participate with the PTO and school community throughout the year.  Whether it be at community meetings, restaurant nights, Laps for Leadership, the Spring Fling, or many of the other things in between, we look forward to working together to better our students’ experiences.  Thank you for your continued support and participation.




Eagle Crest PTO



GT Information


Each year schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students in grades K-12 who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may therefore qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services.  These students perform at least two years above grade level in their strength area(s) and require additional academic challenges in order to support their continued educational growth and progress.  In addition, they usually demonstrate characteristics of unique creativity and high motivation in their strength areas.


The search for gifted/talented students begins with an opportunity for parents and/or teachers to refer students for review.  Once referrals are received, a team of educators review student state testing data, standardized test scores, rating scales and other school data to determine student eligibility.


If you believe that your child qualifies and would benefit from district Gifted/Talented services, please pick up a nomination form from your school office, or contact your school’s Gifted/Talented resource teacher or liaison Sue Kirkman.

Nomination Form