Soon third, fourth and fifth graders will begin state testing. April 8th-19th is our testing window with the week of April 22nd designated for make up testing.
We ask that you schedule appointments and vacations outside the testing window. Students always test better when they are with their peers than when they are alone during make up testing. To ensure that they do their best, please make sure they are well rested, fed and on time for testing. Some students will be testing beginning at 8:45 so please be on time. Your help is important to their success and we appreciate you taking the time to get them off to a good start.
Attention all Eagle Crest Scientists! Eagle Crest Elementary Science Fair is Coming!
TUESDAY, April 30, 2019
Science fair displays will be set up during the school day for classes to tour
There will be an evening “Open- House” for families from 5:00-6:00
5th Graders are required to participate. All other students, Pre-school through 4th grade, are invited and encouraged to participate in an Individual or Classroom project.
Students/ classes may choose from 2 types of projects:
Scientific Process Experiment: Intermediate students are highly encouraged to do this type of project, as it is part of our science standards .
Students should ask a question, hypothesise, and test with only one variable.
How does humidity affect the growth of plants?
Which laundry soap cleans the best?
Which bubble gum blows the biggest bubble?
Demonstration of a Scientific Principle: This type of project provides kids a chance to show or demonstrate a scientific idea.
A display showing the different states of matter (solid/ liquid/ gas).
An explanation of different classifications of rocks.
A display of the life-cycle of a whale.
Please see Science Fair Timeline/ Science Fair Handbook/ Registration Form (all coming soon)
Registration Form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vhtBjAk7WoSSqaAk0dbO1RtUU2BOAvfJKk0VCONh920/edit
Supporting and mentoring kids in the digital age is a community effort. St. Vrain Valley Schools is pleased to partner with Dr. Devorah Heitner in hosting a family engagement night this spring for parents.
An expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology, Dr. Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives. Her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social/emotional literacy. Dr. Heitner’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine and Education Week. She has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern. She is delighted to be raising her own digital native.
Join us Tuesday March 12th at 6:00 pm at Trail Ridge Middle School as we engage in meaningful conversations, learn from one another, and better understand both the challenges and opportunities facing our students, parents, and educators around technology use.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP through this form. The first 50 families who respond will receive a copy of Dr. Heitner’s book, Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World.
Or, if you would like to borrow a copy, the PTO has purchased several to loan out to parents prior to the book study. Please email PTOEagleCrest@gmail.com to get on the list.
The Eagle Crest PTO invite you to participate in a book study on Screenwise by Devorah Heitner.
It will take place on March 5th from 5:30-6:30 (childcare provided).
We have a number of books available to borrow. If you would like to be on the list for a loan, please either return the sheet sent home in today's Thursday folder or email email@example.com with your name and your child's name and teacher. We will send the books home via Thursday folders as they become available.
PTO Meeting on Tuesday, January 15th
The board meeting is from 5:00-5:30 (all are welcome!), and the community meeting is from 5:30-6:30. Childcare will be provided, and we will have presentations from Kristin Wachtel of the Schoolyard Improvement Group, Mrs. Schwirtz regarding the new leadership program, and Mrs. Hansen on her visit to our sister school in Uganda.
We hope to see you there, and please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.