EAGLE EXPRESS

January 13, 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.

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.

GEOGRAPHY BEE

It's the time of year for Eagle Academy's Geography Bee!!!


Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades have been learning

about states, countries, continents, oceans and seas, and

even some strange but true facts about animals and people.

This year is going to be a tough competition as the students

seem to know the answers to every question!

Third grade is invited to attend and cheer on the winners!

Parents are invited, too!


Save the date: Friday, January 17th, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm start time


Who will be the Geo Bee Champion this year???

ACADEMIC POLICY BOARD - UPDATE

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 and sharing during public comment or can be given by emailing an APB member and asking it to be shared at the next meeting.


Parent Input Survey:

The Academic Policy Board (APB) is attending a strategic planning session for the school at the end of the month. We are interested in parent input to bring feedback from our school community with us to this session to help in our school's long-term planning. Please keep an eye out later this week for an email with a link to the survey! Thank you for your help!


Academic Policy Board Open Seat:

The Eagle Academy Academic Policy Board (APB) is accepting applications to fill our vacant Parent Member position – Seat E.


Being a charter school, we have the unique opportunity to have our own governing body, which is the Academic Policy Board. The Academic Policy Board is responsible for creating school policy, approving and monitoring the school's budget, setting and monitoring goals for the program, selecting curriculum that aligns with EACS standards, overseeing the implementation of Eagle Academy's program, ensuring adherence to the school's charter and policies, hiring/evaluating/supervising the principal, and participating in staff interviews - all in accordance with the school's Charter and Bylaws.


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 certified 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 Friday, 1/31.

JUNIOR NATIVE YOUTH OLYMPICS

It is time for Junior Native Youth Olympics! I really enjoy coaching your students.


The games teach sportsmanship, agility, strength, and endurance.


Please read the permission slip, or ask Mrs. Crowther for details: crowther_anna@asdk12.org


EAGLE RIVER MINI MEET

We are so lucky to have an Eagle River Mini Meet, as well as the State Meet. All parents must let me know if they are attending. See forms attached below for Eagle River Meet.

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CITRUS ORDERS ARE IN!

In case you missed it last week - Citrus Orders are in!! We need you to come pick up your fruit!


For anyone who was waiting on clementines, they are all in now as well!

There will be Monday afternoon pick-up at the back doors of the school by the art room starting at 3:15 pm. Please come get your fruit so it doesn't rot!!


For anyone who missed out on ordering - we have extras! We have 4 extra boxes of oranges ($44) and 1 extra flat of clementines ($48), and can divide by half boxes as well. If you are interested in purchasing, please email: v.m.hall@outlook.com.

6TH GRADE FUNDRAISER: PANDA EXPRESS NIGHT

Come support our 6th grade class by enjoying a meal at Panda Express on Thursday, January 16th with all your EACS friends! Be on the lookout for flyers coming home and just show the flyer (hard copy or electronic) when ordering dinner. 6th grade will get a portion of the proceeds donated to their end of year trip to Kasitsna Bay Lab. Thank you for your support!

SCIENCE NIGHT ACTIVITIES

Boy are we in for a treat! Mrs. Pogue has organized a fantastic set of agencies from the area to come present hands-on activities for our annual Science Night Kick Off, January 31st from 6pm-8pm. Event starts promptly at 6pm in the gym and follows with groups presenting activities in 20 minute sessions. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! Volunteers are needed at the conclusion to assist with clean up, sign up here if you can spare an hour of your time: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4FAAA92EA6F94-science2

PTO POSITIONS

If you're looking to get more involved, we have a great opportunity for you! At the conclusion of this year the following PTO Board positions will be open: Chair, Treasurer and Parent Representative. You don't have to wait to find out more, ask us NOW how you can get one on one detailed position information. The PTO absolutely CANNOT function without all roles being filled, we need YOU! Email Christina.shontz@gmail.com for more information.

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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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