Mrs. Bearden's Weekly Update

September 26, 2022

Dear Eagle Canyon Families,

Can you believe it is the last week of September? This week is an important week for your child's success. The teachers are excited to meet with you and share your child's progress and create a plan with you to ensure their success. If you have not scheduled your conference yet, please contact your teacher by Monday afternoon.


REMINDER

Please be respectful of our Eagle Canyon neighbors. We continue to receive calls from residents in our community of parents blocking the entrance to the apartments or driveways. We should not block anyone from being able to access the apartments or their driveways.


TARDY STUDENTS

The number of students arriving late daily has doubled this year. We are averaging 30-50 tardy students each day. As a reminder, students can go to the amphitheater or eat breakfast in the MPR at 7:20 am. Students who arrive after 7:50 a.m. are considered tardy. Please plan to arrive early to avoid missing out on daily instruction.


Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs. Bearden


"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." ~ John Bingham~

PARENT CONFERENCE WEEK (MINIMUM DAYS)

Monday, Sep. 26th, 12am to Friday, Sep. 30th, 12am

13435 Eagle Canyon Drive

Chino Hills, CA

Parent Conference Week is this week. If you have not scheduled your conference with your child's teacher, please do so today.
Eagle Canyon Website

Visit our Eagle Canyon website to report absences online.

PTA Special Request

Please click on the button to view PTA's special request as they prepare for the Fall Family Festival.

PBIS at Home

Greetings to my fellow Eagle Canyon families!


If your household is anything like ours, you may have noticed that the back-to-school jitters have subsided and that everyone has now settled into a comfortable routine. The new shoes have been broken in, the back-to-school clothes are no longer new, and all the unknowns of starting another new school year are now behind us. We, as parents, just want to exhale and applaud ourselves for getting our kids through those first challenging weeks of school. After all, we’ve somehow figured out how to get our kids to school on time and to all of their various after-school activities while also managing our own busy personal and/or professional obligations...


Yay for us! But, again, if your household is anything like ours, this is around the time my kids really start testing the limits. It’s as if all of that energy that was put into figuring out their new teachers and acclimating to their new classrooms has now been converted into trying to figure out ways to cut corners and to test out what they can get away with. The novelty of the new school year’s routine homework assignments had worn off by the end of August and my kids went back to complaining about doing their homework. Sometimes tears have even been involved. I’ve been talked back to and I’ve had eyes rolled at me. And I know we can’t be the only family with kids making bizarre, high-pitched noises that serve absolutely no purpose other than to be totally annoying, right??


It’s always my goal for undesirable behaviors, such as these, to be nipped in the bud. As it turns out, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (“PBIS”) is an extremely effective tool for doing just that. A few ways to implement PBIS at home include: (1) setting forth expectations in a way that uses positive wording; (2) utilizing the 5 to 1 ratio in which five positive comments are given for every one negative comment; (3) being consistent and remembering that no means no and yes means yes; and (4) proactively anticipating situations so that they can be approached from a positive angle. These strategies have been utilized in our home over the last couple of weeks and believe it or not, I’ve seen significant improvement. Just this week, in fact, both my kids walked into the house after school and immediately started quietly working on their homework. For any families looking to improve the behavior of their children, I strongly encourage utilizing PBIS at home. Hopefully you, too, will be pleasantly surprised by the outcome!

Week Eight Bulletin (Click Here to View)

Find out what is happening day by day at Eagle Canyon.

TRAFFIC SAFETY CONCERNS

Parents, I am still receiving several reports each week of close calls where cars are almost getting hit because other cars are turning right onto Eagle Canyon Drive from the left lane on Chino Avenue. Please help us maintain a safe environment around Eagle Canyon.


Additionally, there are still cars making a U-Turn in front of the school. If you are dropping off or picking up in the loading zone located in front of the school, please travel further up Eagle Canyon Drive to turn around.


It is important for everyone to follow traffic rules. I want to ensure you are safe and we are treating each other with respect. Thank you for your help!

WEEKLY SPIRIT DAYS

Wednesday: Wear college/university shirts


Friday: Wear Eagle Canyon spirit wear

Join the Eagle Canyon PTA

Consider joining the PTA today! Your $10 PTA membership fee is an easy way for families to support the field trips and programs supported by the PTA. You can ask family and community members to join too.

PEACHJAR

Please be sure you are checking Peachjar regularly as all flyers are sent home electronically. An opportunity to sign up for soccer on Wednesdays after school was featured.


Peachjar Link