EAGLE EXPRESS

September 23, 2019

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.

Lets Shoot for a PERFECT (100% ) ATTENDANCE in October

Attendance Matters


We are moving into the fall OASIS count period. The "October Count" period sets our school's membership and ultimately determines the funding we receive from the State for 2019/20. If at all possible, please avoid scheduling non-emergency appointments or pulling students out for optional events/travel. It is critical that your student(s) be in attendance to be counted during this three week period. Every student, every day counts.


This year the count period runs from September 30 - October 25.

A SPECIAL THANKS

Parents & Guardians;


Volunteers are worth their weight in gold. A huge shout out to all the moms, dads, and grandparents who have already logged in volunteer hours. Eagle Academy wants you to know that your contributions make a world of a difference. We appreciate you sharing your time and talents in support of our students, teachers, school, and mission.


Sincerely,

Deanne Carroll - Principal

THANK YOU EAGLE RIVER ROTARY CLUB

As part of their commitment to education and literacy programs in our community, the Eagle River chapter of the Rotary Club has made a donation to our school! A huge Thank You to the Eagle River Area Rotary Club for their generous donation to Eagle Academy.

LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR

Afternoon Pick-Up is an exciting time for both parents and students. Eagle Academy Administration and Staff appreciate your patience and smiles as we try to get each of our precious students on their way home safely.


Just a gentle reminder: We share the parking lot and building with other organizations. If you arrive early and wish to be one of the fortunate few to be first in line, we ask that you refrain from blocking the handicapped parking spaces and crosswalk.


This greatly enhances student & staff safety reasons and the flow of traffic.

APB COMMUNITY SEAT

The Academic Policy Board (APB) is accepting applications to fill our vacant Community Member seat.


The Academic Policy Board consists of seven (7) members: four parents, one community member at large and two teachers of Eagle Academy. The parent positions must be filled by parents of students currently attending Eagle Academy and may not be filled by teachers, permanent staff members, or long-term temporary staff members of Eagle Academy. The community member may be a parent or classified employee but may not be a certificated staff member.


Please see the attached application for more details. If interested, please return the application in a sealed envelope to the front office by Monday, 9/30.

UNIFORM DRESS CODE

A huge shout out to all Eagle Academy families that have been sending your students to school in full uniform according to our Charter Policy. It's amazing to see the pride your students have been showing. They look sharp!


Eagle Academy believes that a school uniform dress code is a positive way to create a

more unified, productive, and safe school climate focused more strongly on the learning

process.


We will begin enforcement of the Dress Code Policy (School Policy & Procedure Manual, pg. 19+) starting the week of Sept 23rd.

Beach Lake Jamboree: September 26th

EACS Running Program 2019


Time: First race starts at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Chugiak High School Soccer field & trails

Participation Registration Form: Print & Return to Mrs. Crowther. Printed hard copies are also available at the front office.


All family members are welcome to attend, you do not have to be a part of running club to participate.


Contact Anna Crowther for more information: crowther_anna@asdk12.org

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Northern Lights Coupon Book

Looking to buy the 2019-20 Northern Lights Coupon Book? YES, THEY'RE BACK! Buy from the EACS PTO and you'll be supporting our freshest new fundraiser! Books will be available AFTER October 15th for those who wish to pre-pay. Books can be purchased during Fall Festival on 10/18 and during Book Fair Sales 10/23 & 10/24. We ask for you to complete the attached pre-order form so we have enough books on hand. Payment is NOT DUE at this time unless you desire. Online payments can be made through: https://northern-lights-coupon-book-2019-2020.cheddarup.com


PTO Calendar Correction

Please see attached for a corrected version of the PTO calendar to reflect the correct Fall Picture Day of October 16th.


Family Fun Night

The first PTO Family Fun Night is upon us: Fall Festival! Please join us to see how we transform the classrooms into a festival delight full of games, prizes and fun! The Book Fair will also be open! October 18th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Interested in lending a hand? Please contact Vanessa Hall at v.m.hall@outlook.com

GOLD CANYON CANDLES - 6th Grade Fundraiser

Support our EACS 6th graders by purchasing a Gold Canyon Candle for just $21.00 (cash) from now until October 8th. Scents include: Autumn Walk, Banana Nut Bread, Cinnamon Pinecones, Cinnamon Vanilla,

Clean Sheets, Cozy Christmas, Cranberry Orange, Fresh Orange, Ginger Lime, Holiday Wreath, Lavender Chamomile, Mulled Cider, Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, Sugar Cookie. Proceeds from candle sales go towards the 6th grade end of year field trip to Homer, Alaska. Thanks for your support!

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HealthWise with Nurse Jan

BE A SUPERHERO and join in the fight against the FLU!


Hello parents!


I will be administrating Flu Vaccines to any student with a SIGNED PERMISSION slip this Wednesday.


It is a FREE service I provide to our EACS families. Any ASD student can receive a Free Vaccine from me, just let me know and I can order them one.


It will be a good day! I will be dressed in my cape and ready to help the kids fight the flu.

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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 one. Please make arrangements to attend one of the following:


  • Tuesday, September 24th 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 15th 9 a.m


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.

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1789

The Judiciary Act of 1789 is passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices who were to serve on the court until death or retirement. That day, President Washington nominated John Jay to preside as chief justice, and John Rutledge, William Cushing, John Blair, Robert Harrison, and James Wilson to be associate justices. On September 26, all six appointments were confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

1846

EIGHTH PLANET DISCOVERED


German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory. Neptune, generally the eighth planet from the sun, was postulated by the French astronomer Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who calculated the approximate location of the planet by studying gravity-induced disturbances in the motions of Uranus. On September 23, 1846, Le Verrier informed Galle of his findings, and the same night Galle and his assistant Heinrich Louis d’Arrest identified Neptune at their observatory in Berlin. Noting its movement relative to background stars over 24 hours confirmed that it was a planet.

1862

On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.


https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/emancipation-proclamation

1928

PENICILLIN DISCOVERED


Sir Alexander Fleming was a young bacteriologist when an accidental discovery led to one of the great developments of modern medicine on September 28, 1928. Having left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, Fleming noticed that a mold that had fallen on the culture had killed many of the bacteria. He identified the mold as penicillium notatum, similar to the kind found on bread.


https://www.kidsdiscover.com/quick-reads/penicillin-found-functional-fungus/

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