February 3, 2020
Eagle Academy encourages academic excellence by integrating proven instructional methods with a challenging curriculum and high expectations.This combination provides every child with the foundation needed to achieve proficiency of Eagle Academy’s performance standards at each instructional level.
CLIMATE & CONNECTEDNESS SURVEY
We value input from our families. You are an important partner as we work to continually improve each school’s environment. Each parent/guardian is asked to complete one survey.
You can access the survey via the following websites:
Then enter the code: eagleacademyfamily
Results from this survey will be used to identify family perceptions of school climate issues within our school(s). School staff use the results to inform their efforts to ensure schools are safe, supportive, and caring places for all students.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS - UPDATE
Way to go Eagle Academy Battle Teams!!
You ALL did an awesome job of representing Eagle Academy. We are proud of you!
5/6 Battle of the Books Teams
4th Place: Team 21: Kylie H, Kyla M, Madi D and Grace L
11th Place: Team 22: Avery W, Andrew B, Matthew B and Evelyn G
3/4 Battle of the Books Teams placed 2nd and 3rd Place!
2nd Place: Team A: Samantha C, Joyce B, Weston L
3rd Place: Team B: Jonah B, Maja D, Linnea D
JUNIOR NATIVE YOUTH OLYMPICS
Hello parents and guardians,
This Saturday, February 8, is our local JYNO meet.
ALL Eagle Academy students are welcome to attend, whether they are in our club or not. Parents must attend with their children. If you wish to pre-register please fill out the attached release, and email Mrs. Crowther. The Eagle River meet is a fun, no pressure competition. I hope to see you there.
It's Cold Outside - Winter Gloves Needed
We have had so many students forgetting gloves that we are short on loaner gloves. With the weather as cold as it has been, once we no longer have insulated loaner gloves to hand out, we have to send students to sit in the lunchroom during recess.
We would really appreciate it if you could please make sure *DAILY* that your student(s) have ALL of their winter gear before you leave your house in the morning. They are required to have hats and gloves as well as coats, pants and boots.
Thanks so much, in advance, for taking an extra minute in the morning to verify your student(s) are fully prepared for our beautiful Alaska winter weather. We appreciate your extra effort!
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES . . . . . . . HAVE YOU SCHEDULED YOURS?
Online Conference Scheduler Information For Parents
Parents can access the online conference scheduler in various ways:
- ASD home page/Families Tab/Learning Section
- ASD home page via the web slider https://www.asdk12.org/conferences
- ASD Mobile App
- ParentConnection/Quick Links
If you need help resetting your password, please go to ParentConnection/Reset Your Password, The reset password also provides the PIN in addition to a temporary password. If this does not work for you, please contact Tamara to verify your email address in the system.
If you do not have access to the web, you can contact your student’s teacher to schedule a conference time.
Geography Bee Club
Attention!! Attention Parents!! Students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 are invited to join our Geography Bee Club! We will meet during lunchtime on Wednesdays in Ms. Edison's classroom and students will eat their lunches while we study geography and learn cool facts about our planet.
Signed permission slips are required before joining, so if your student is interested,
Mrs. Copping will supply one. This club is just for fun, and there will NOT be
another Geo Bee until next January, AND this club is just to meet together and
learn some interesting information about geography and current events.
Geography Bee Club will begin this Wednesday, Feb. 5th. The last lunchtime meeting will be on April 29th.
LOTTERY SYSTEM NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!
Don't forget that you also MUST submit a lottery application for any sibling that you want to attend Eagle Academy. The ONLY way a seat can be offered is through the lottery system.
*If you have a Kindergartner next year, you MUST submit an application for them*
If you know of someone that is interested in our program, please let them know that the lottery application system is now open!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tamara at the front office.
Policy Change Consideration
The Academic Policy Board is considering a policy change regarding staff dress code. The change would revise language found on page 18 of the Policies & Procedures Manual regarding staff dress code to the following (highlighted portion is the revision):
- Eagle Academy Charter School employees (including substitutes) are expected to model professionalism at all times and to dress in a manner that enhances the school's public image. The public must be able to differentiate between students and the school staff. Staff shall adhere to all dress and grooming policies during regular school business hours.
A change in policy requires it to be put out as public notice to allow input from the school community. Input can be given by attending our next meeting (Feb. 4th, 5:45 pm) and sharing during public comment, or can be given by emailing an APB member and asking it to be shared at the next meeting.
Oh What Fun!
Were you there on Friday at the Annual Family Science Night? Wasn't it so fun seeing all the local Alaskan vendors there presenting all things Science? We hope your student(s) now have their Science brain cells going, we can't wait to see all the Science Fair projects on display in a few weeks!
Thank you, Mrs. Pogue, for a wonderful event!
Thank you, volunteers, for cleaning up, we appreciate you!
February PTO Meeting
We have plans for our March Family Fun Night, come to our next meeting to hear all about it: Thursday, February 6th at 6pm in the EACS Staff Lounge. By simply attending the meeting, you can log volunteer time. We hope to see you there!
Easy Ways to Help the PTO Fundraise
If you shop at Fred Meyer's or Amazon, you can easily help us fundraise! Sign up for Fred Meyer Community Rewards once you've gotten a rewards card, all you have to do at checkout then is enter your rewards info and the EACS PTO automatically gets a donation from Fred Meyer. Same thing with Amazon, log into Amazon Smile and choose our PTO as your charity of choice, remember to log online to Amazon Smile before clicking purchase and the PTO gets a donation from Amazon. See attached for detailed instructions.
PARENT ORIENTATION MEETINGS
- February is Visit Our Schools Month - every Tuesday at 9:30 am
If you would like a reminder call, please call the school office to get added to the list for the date you plan to attend. We look forward to seeing you.
Kids Don't Float Pesentation
1st Grade Water Color Snowmen
Enter for a chance to win $100 to spend at FrenchToast.com
Enter here: Frenchtoast.com/SBSweeps
Deadline for entry: 2/5/2020
See attached flyer below
Look here for any specials or sales that may be offered
EAGLE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL ACADEMIC POLICY BOARD
Vanessa Hall - APB Chair
Missy TImberlake - APB Teacher
Mindy Edison - APB Teacher
Jennifer Bundy - APB Member
Deb Ceiplak - APB Member
Paige Saylor - APB Member