EAGLE EXPRESS

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:


surveys.panoramaed.com/aasb or https://goo.gl/Enqoi2.


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.


Anna Crowther

It's Cold Outside - Winter Gloves Needed

PARENTS WE NEED YOUR HELP


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:



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!

The lottery system is open for applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Lottery applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 19, 2020. The lottery will run on March 20, 2020. Parents/guardians will be notified of the lottery results on March 27, 2020.


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.

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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.

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    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.

    PTO Board Vacancies

    The PTO needs YOU! If you've been thinking you'd like to get more involved in helping out at school, joining the PTO is a great way to meet that need. Come to the next meeting and learn about the open positions for next year: Chair, Treasurer and Parent Representative.

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    PARENT ORIENTATION MEETINGS

    If you are new to Eagle Academy, or would like a re-fresher, we have Parent Orientation Meetings scheduled. All NEW to Eagle Academy families are REQUIRED to attend, but it is also VERY informative for those who are interested in our program. There is a power point presentation explaining our program and philosophy, curriculum is out and available for your to review, you will get a tour of the school and there is a question and answer time. It usually takes about 30 - 45 minutes depending on the number of questions. We would love to have you come!


    • 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.

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    Kids Don't Float Pesentation

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    1st Grade Water Color Snowmen

    SCIENCE NIGHT

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    Enter here: Frenchtoast.com/SBSweeps

    Deadline for entry: 2/5/2020


    See attached flyer below


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    EAGLE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL ACADEMIC POLICY BOARD

    Deanne Carroll - Principal

    Vanessa Hall - APB Chair

    Missy TImberlake - APB Teacher

    Mindy Edison - APB Teacher

    Jennifer Bundy - APB Member

    Deb Ceiplak - APB Member

    Paige Saylor - APB Member