December 2, 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.


Saturday, Dec. 7th - 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. (During the Drop + Shop)

Bows for Books and a Used Book Sale in the EACS lobby.

We will be selling beautiful pre-made bows for wreaths, tress, gifts or anything you need a bow for! The money will be used to purchase new books for the library.

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.

Natural Disaster Resources

The attachment below is a downloadable .pdf provided by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. It includes contact information for local, state, and federal organizations that may be helpful in the event of a natural disaster.
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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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Drop & Shop with Eagle Academy


The PTO Fundraiser "Drop & Shop" WILL HAPPEN, this Saturday, December 7th from 12pm-4pm in the school gym.

You can sign up in advance at this link, but walk ins are also welcome:


Suggested donation is $10 or $20 max per family.

Open to EACS students AND their siblings age 4+ (potty trained). Bring a water bottle, PTO will provide snacks and activities are planned for the afternoon.

Citrus Order Update


Although we were short of our overall goal, the farmer from Farm Fresh has decided to go ahead and ship our citrus order.

Stay tuned for delivery date/time. Thank you for your support!

December PTO Meeting

Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 12th at 6pm in the staff lounge.

Attendance at meetings counts as volunteer time. See you there!

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Dear ASD Families and Community Members,

Last week one of our schools experienced a higher than normal rate of absence due to illness. While this appears to be isolated to a single school, please consider this a reminder that we are in the season of increased sickness.

This time of year, people who have become ill commonly feel some or all of these symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and fatigue.

Let’s work together to keep our students, staff, and families healthy. Here’s a reminder of good habits that help prevent the spread of germs:
• Frequent washing of hands
• Not sharing drinks/food
• Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing (with the inside of elbow or tissue rather than hand)
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Sanitize frequently used items (cell phone, steering wheel, door handles, keyboard, etc.)

If your child is feeling ill or showing any the above symptoms please consider keeping him/her home from school to avoid spreading germs to others.

We wish everyone a safe and happy week.

Anchorage School District
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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, 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!

  • Thursday, December 5th - 9:00 am
  • Friday, January 10th - 9:00 am
  • 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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Ford’s assembly line starts rolling

On December 1, 1913, Henry Ford installs the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. His innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to two hours and 30 minutes.

Monroe Doctrine declared

On December 2, 1823, Dduring his annual address to Congress, President James Monroe proclaims a new U.S. foreign policy initiative that becomes known as the “Monroe Doctrine.” Primarily the work of Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, the Monroe Doctrine forbade European interference in the American hemisphere but also asserted U.S. neutrality in regard to future European conflicts.

First human heart transplant

On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Louis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

Washkansky, a South African grocer dying from chronic heart disease, received the transplant from Denise Darvall, a 25-year-old woman who was fatally injured in a car accident. Surgeon Christiaan Barnard, who trained at the University of Cape Town and in the United States, performed the revolutionary medical operation. The technique Barnard employed had been initially developed by a group of American researchers in the 1950s. American surgeon Norman Shumway achieved the first successful heart transplant, in a dog, at Stanford University in California in 1958.

Prohibition Ends

The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and bringing an end to the era of national prohibition of alcohol in America. On December 5, 1933 , at 5:32 p.m. EST, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, achieving the requisite three-fourths majority of states’ approval. Pennsylvania and Ohio had ratified it earlier in the day.

The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, when Americans concerned about the adverse effects of drinking began forming temperance societies. By the late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political force, campaigning on the state level and calling for national liquor abstinence. Several states outlawed the manufacture or sale of alcohol within their own borders.

13th Amendment Ratified

On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, officially ending the institution of slavery, is ratified. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” With these words, the single greatest change wrought by the Civil War was officially noted in the constitution. The ratification came eight months after the end of the war, but it represented the culmination of the struggle against slavery.

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