Turn in your L4L donation envelopes by Sept. 30!

The Laps for Leadership event was a huge success thanks to the tremendous support of the Eagle Crest volunteers and staff! A special thank you goes out to this year’s committee chairs: Camille, Kate, and Mary Lynn. You are awesome, and we are very grateful for the time and hard work you put in to making this event a success. Also, thank you to Mr. G and Mrs. O for keeping everyone’s spirits up throughout the entire day. Your cheers and music inspired all the students to run long and strong! 

Why do we need to raise money?

The PTO chooses to help Eagle Crest by paying for many services and items throughout the school year including: buses for field trips, classroom paraprofessionals, scholarships, concerts, etc. Help us make Laps for Leadership a huge success by donating or pledging dollars-per-lap! Money is not due until September 30th. Here is our budget for this 2016-2017 school year.


Important Dates & Information: 

 September 23, 2016 ·············Picture Day, PREK M-W-F

October 1, 2016,......................9am-11am Krispy Kreme Drive Thru at Eagle Crest! 

October 6, 2016......................5-5:30 Board Meeting (Join us!) - Check here for more info!

October 6, 2016.......................5:30-6:30 Community Board Meeting (Child Care Provided!)

Help Keep Eagle Crest Great! VOLUNTEER and choose your interests:  https://goo.gl/forms/uKf1wHO5g3L3GxX43

* Keep informed on Facebook! Click HERE to join us!

Fun Carnival This Year!

This year's annual Spring Fling Carnival was so much fun!  Chick-FilA, BlackJack Pizza, Cotton Candy,
Sven the Juggler, Blow-Up Obstacle Courses, Selfie Booths, Petting Zoo, Games, Face-Painting
and Cupcake Walk... Thanks to all of our volunteers and parent community for supporting this great event!

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is coming soon May 2-6

Please join us in honoring our teachers and staff
the week of May 2-6, 2016
with a full week of special meals and treats to show them
how much we appreciate all that they do for our kids
throughout the whole year!


If You Give A Teacher…

A Breakfast….. 

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Parents can help with  A Breakfast…..  
MONDAY, MAY 2 we will be kicking off the week with K&1st Gr. Parents sponsoring a breakfast
in the teacher’s lounge for all staff.

A Popcorn & Snack Bar…. 

2nd Grade Parents can help with  A Popcorn & Snack Bar….  
TUESDAY, MAY 3 the 2nd Gr. Parents will be organizing a popcorn, pretzel & snack bar for the
staff in the teacher’s lounge.

A Special Surprise….

ALL PARENTS can help with A Special Surprise….
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 is the day you do something for your teacher and/or another staff member (office staff, specials teachers, aides, crossing guards,etc).   Ask your student who they are
thankful for and create something special just for them!   The E.C. P.T.O. will  be setting up an assortment of beverages in the teacher’s lounge.
Ideas for you to make something at home:

  • Have your student draw or color a picture or card

  • Have your student write a note of thanks

  • As a parent, write a note of your gratitude

  • Send in a single flower, bouquet, or plant

  • Send in a Gift Card for Coffee, Target, Ice Cream, Amazon, etc

  • Send in your teacher’s favorite drink or candy

  • Send in a needed class supply (Pencils/Hand Sanitizer/Dry Erase Markers/Pens/Etc)

A Day of Sweets….

3rd Grade Parents can help with A Day of Sweets….
THURSDAY, MAY 5 our Eagle Crest Third Grade parents will bring in an assortment of
delicious sweets and set them up in the teacher’s lounge for our teachers and staff to enjoy.

A Lunch….

4th & 5th Grade Parents can help with A Lunch….
FRIDAY, MAY 6 we will end our week of appreciation with a lunch brought in and set up by
our Fourth and Fifth Grade parents.  Teachers and Staff can enjoy sandwiches and sides
in the teacher’s lounge.

Look for a SIGN-UP LINK in your Thursday ECEL Weekly Update Email.


Wristband Order Forms coming home this week!

Look for this year's
Spring Fling Carnival
Wristband Order Form
in Thursday folders
this week!


FOR ONLY $5.00!


to purchase a
Meal Voucher is
Friday, April 29!


There's a lot going on this month.  
Mark your calendars for these special dates.

Thursday, April 14  
Preschool Picture Day

Friday, April 15  
Picture Day (Classroom Photos)

Thursday, April 21  
General PTO Meeting  5:30 -6:30 p.m.  
*Childcare provided

Friday, April 29  
Spring Fling Wristband Order Forms DUE
Chick-Fil-A Pre-Ordered Meal Order Forms DUE
Download the Order Form HERE.

May 2-6                             
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
Click HERE to see how YOU can be involved!

Watch for the sign-up link coming home
to volunteer at this year's Spring Fling Carnival
on May 6!










Just a reminder! Use those Eagle Crest King Soopers Cards

Dear Eagle Crest Parents,

The King Soopers Fundraising Gift Cards contribute to almost half of the annual PTO budget for Eagle Crest Elementary. 

When you make your grocery or gas purchase with your King Soopers gift card, 5% of your purchase goes back to Eagle Crest! 

Please remember to use your KS gift card at checkout.  If you do not have a Eagle Crest KS gift card, you can pick one up at the front office. 

For more information about this fundraising program,

Thank you,

Your Eagle Crest PTO





A Huge Success: March Mwebaza Book Sale!

Dear Mwebaza Book Sale Volunteers and ECE Staff,

First of all, I want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for the role you played in making the annual Mwebaza Book Sale a huge success!  We had a very active shopping crowd, especially for the first hour and a half, and they bought a lot of books!  When all outstanding receipts come in, it looks like we will have made around $1360 this year.  That's a lot of books sold considering that most were $.50 or $1.00!  The total was not as much as we made last year when we set a record with $1700 in sales, but very comparable to what we have made in previous years.

Between book sorters, setter-uppers, cashiers, book and bead table supervisors, and packer-uppers, we covered every base and put together a smooth sale.  Whatever role you played, thank you for your willingness to help!

Special thanks to volunteer extraordinaire, Kate Rauschkolb, who sorted and priced nearly all of the books.  She literally touched and deliberated over thousands and thousands of books!

And truly, we couldn't put on this great community event without the help of our dedicated staff that are always so willing to put flyers in student mailboxes, allow us to use their tables, countertops, and pod space, and answer endless student questions about the sale.  We are grateful to those of you who worked at the sale as well!

All profits from this year's Eagle Crest Elementary sale will be combined with any funds made at other ECE fundraisers for Empakasi.  (Ready to scoop ice cream at Cold Stone in May?)  The total will be applied towards a biogas system that will generate heat to cook the eggs being produced by the chickens purchased with last year’s “Buy-a-Chick” fundraiser funds.  Biogas is an eco-friendly way to produce cooking fuel using… <gulp>… cow manure.  Cow manure is in abundance in the Empakasi School community, but firewood, the traditional fuel for cooking, is not.  Biogas is becoming quite common in Kenya.

We are happy to report that the children at Empakasi are eating the eggs produced by the 500 chickens being raised at the school!  The vegetables in the greenhouse are growing and will also be added to the children’s diet.  Eggs and vegetables gathered on the weekends and during holidays are being sold, with the profits being used to pay the cook, gardener, and poultry manager.  The lunch program is well on its way to being completely self-sustaining.

Once again, thanks for your help and enthusiasm!  Asante sane!

Amy D (Eagle Crest Teacher)