November 18, 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.

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ASD Protocols for Winter Weather/Outdoor Recess

Eagle Academy & the Anchorage School District care about the safety and well-being of all our students. Being prepared for colder temperatures is an important part of living in Alaska. ASD has developed guidelines for when temperatures drop:

For Elementary Students

At the discretion of the principal or the principal’s designee, children will be expected to go outside for recess to a chill factor of –10 degrees. All children (including 6th Grade) will be expected to have appropriate winter clothing to include warm headgear, insulated footwear and gloves or mittens.

School Wide Policy Change Consideration

The APB (Academic Policy Board) is considering a policy change regarding uniform shorts. The change would revise language found on page 20 of the Policies & Procedures Manual regarding uniform shorts to the following:

  • Shorts of the styles specified in the clothing listing may be worn year-round.

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.


This week is Pizza week!

The dates for pizza are:

  • Nov 22
  • Dec 6 and *19
  • Jan 10 and 24
  • Feb 7 and 21,
  • March *5, and 20
  • April 3 and *16
  • May 1 and 15

*Note that there are some Thursdays since there is no school on Friday of those weeks.

If you paid for the entire year you do not need to turn in a form each week.

Others may print attached form (or write order on a piece of paper.) A separate form is needed for each student. Exact change only please, unless you are making a donation to 6th grade fund.

There is a gluten free cheese option. Sending a metal spoon each day with your child will help us keep plastic spoons out of landfills!!

Thanks for supporting the 6th grade fundraiser!!

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Just 20 minutes can set your child up for success. When you read to or with your child for 20 minutes each day, you help them build the skills they need to be strong readers. Even as early as 30 months old, the amount of new words a child learns can affect their reading skills down the road.

Why each day?

Your child is reading and working on literacy skills in school, but those after school, weekend and summer hours are critical in making sure your child reads on grade level throughout his/her education. The consistency of reading 20 minutes a day helps ensure that your child continues to read on grade level and doesn’t lose any skills achieved through school.


Hello from P. E.!

This week we are finishing up our basketball unit.

Basketball club is underway, and so much fun. We have 6 slots available. Permission slips available at the Office.

All classes have been talking about treating others the way you would like to be treated, and standing up for others.

"Healthy Futures" log sheets due at the end of each month. Log sheet attached for you to print.

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Spirit Day

Date: Wednesday, November 27th

Theme: Favorite Color Day

Students may dress in their favorite colors, top to bottom!

Note: Hair color is not allowed and students who do not wish to participate may use an EACS spirit-wear T-shirt with uniform bottoms or be in full uniform.

Student Council Assignment:

Research, with the help of your parents, a local organization that helps people in our community. This can be a food bank, soup kitchen, homeless shelter, animal rescue, etc. that is within our community (Eagle River/Anchorage). Find out what kinds of donations will really help this organization the most.

Be prepared to share your research and why you think this is a worthy organization for our school to be involved with.

We will present our findings at the December 4th student council meeting. The Student Council will discuss the choices and decide which organization our school should gather donations for.

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Raising Cane's Night

Come support our 6th grade class by enjoying an evening out at Raising Cane's with all your EACS friends!

Thursday, November 21st

Be on the lookout for flyers in your Monday folder. 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!

Drop & Shop with Eagle Academy

Looking to get some holiday shopping done without the kiddos? The PTO has you covered! For a donation, you can drop your kids off and go shop.

Saturday, December 7th from 12p-4pm.

Held in the Eagle Academy gym for Eagle Academy students and their siblings age 4+. Activities and snacks are planned for the afternoon. Stay tuned for more details.

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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:

  • Thursday, December 5th - 9:00 am
  • Friday, January 10th - 9:00 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.

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Elizabethan Age begins

November 17, 1558, Queen Mary I, the monarch of England and Ireland since 1553, dies and is succeeded by her 25-year-old half-sister, Elizabeth.

The two half-sisters, both daughters of King Henry VIII, had a stormy relationship during Mary’s five-year reign. Mary, who was brought up as a Catholic, enacted pro-Catholic legislation and made efforts to restore the pope to supremacy in England. A Protestant rebellion ensued, and Queen Mary imprisoned Elizabeth, a Protestant, in the Tower of London on suspicion of complicity. After Mary’s death, Elizabeth survived several Catholic plots against her; though her ascension was greeted with approval by most of England’s lords, who were largely Protestant and hoped for greater religious tolerance under a Protestant queen. Under the early guidance of Secretary of State Sir William Cecil, Elizabeth repealed Mary’s pro-Catholic legislation, established a permanent Protestant Church of England.

Railroads create the first time zones

At exactly noon on this November 18, 1883, American and Canadian railroads begin using four continental time zones to end the confusion of dealing with thousands of local times. The bold move was emblematic of the power shared by the railroad companies.

The need for continental time zones stemmed directly from the problems of moving passengers and freight over the thousands of miles of rail line that covered North America by the 1880s. Since human beings had first begun keeping track of time, they set their clocks to the local movement of the sun. Even as late as the 1880s, most towns in the U.S. had their own local time, generally based on “high noon,” or the time when the sun was at its highest point in the sky. As railroads began to shrink the travel time between cities from days or months to mere hours, however, these local times became a scheduling nightmare.

Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history. In fewer than 275 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War.

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought some four months earlier, was the single bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Over the course of three days, more than 45,000 men were killed, injured, captured or went missing. The battle also proved to be the turning point of the war: General Robert E. Lee’s defeat and retreat from Gettysburg marked the last Confederate invasion of Northern territory and the beginning of the Southern army’s ultimate decline.

Edison’s first great invention

On November 21, 1877 American inventor announces his invention of the phonograph, a way to record and play back sound.

Edison stumbled on one of his great inventions–the phonograph–while working on a way to record telephone communication at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey. His work led him to experiment with a stylus on a tinfoil cylinder, which, to his surprise, played back the short song he had recorded, “MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB”. Public demonstrations of the phonograph made the Yankee inventor world famous, and he was dubbed the “Wizard of Menlo Park.”

John F. Kennedy assassinated

On November 22, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible.

First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas on November 22. Sitting in a Lincoln convertible, the Kennedys and Connallys waved at the large and enthusiastic crowds gathered along the parade route. As their vehicle passed the Texas School Book Depository Building at 12:30 p.m., Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired three shots from the sixth floor, fatally wounding President Kennedy and seriously injuring Governor Connally. Kennedy was pronounced dead 30 minutes later at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital.

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Kindergarten & 5th grade get a visit from Ghost the Snowy Owl

1st Grade Cooking with Fractions

2nd graders dawn safety goggles for science experiments

6th grade use teamwork to complete a task in PE

Winners of the B&N gift card drawing

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