EAGLE EXPRESS

February 10, 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.

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JNYO RESULTS

Eagle Academy was well represented at last weekend's Regional Junior Native Youth Olympic meet. Congratulations to the following students.


Elijah L

5th Place - Two Foot High Kick

1st Place - Wrist Carry


Grace L

4th Place - One Foot High Kick

3rd Place - Alaska High Kick

3rd Place - Scissor Broad Jump


David M

3rd Place - Alaska High Kick


Marcus M

2nd Place Arm Pull


Way to go students and Coach Crowther! Good Luck at State this weekend.

CLIMATE & CONNECTEDNESS SURVEY

We value input from our families. You are an important partner as we work to continually improve each school’s environment. Each parent/guardian is asked to complete one survey.


You can access the survey via the following websites:


surveys.panoramaed.com/aasb or https://goo.gl/Enqoi2.


Then enter the code: eagleacademyfamily


Results from this survey will be used to identify family perceptions of school climate issues within our school(s). School staff use the results to inform their efforts to ensure schools are safe, supportive, and caring places for all students.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES . . . . . . . HAVE YOU SCHEDULED YOURS?

Online Conference Scheduler Information For Parents


Parents can access the online conference scheduler in various ways:



If you need help resetting your password, please go to ParentConnection/Reset Your Password, The reset password also provides the PIN in addition to a temporary password. If this does not work for you, please contact Tamara to verify your email address in the system.


If you do not have access to the web, you can contact your student’s teacher to schedule a conference time.

Geography Bee Club

Attention!! Attention Parents!! Students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 are invited to join our Geography Bee Club! We will meet during lunchtime on Wednesdays in Ms. Edison's classroom and students will eat their lunches while we study geography and learn cool facts about our planet.


Signed permission slips are required before joining, so if your student is interested,

Mrs. Copping will supply one. This club is just for fun, and there will NOT be

another Geo Bee until next January, AND this club is just to meet together and

learn some interesting information about geography and current events.


Geography Bee Club will begin this Wednesday, Feb. 5th. The last lunchtime meeting will be on April 29th.

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.

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DONATIONS FOR NEWBORNS IN NEED

Baby Item Collection for Newborns in Need. The student council researched local charitable organizations and then voted to collect and donate baby items to the local chapter of Newborns in Need.


Their mission: “We exist because Newborns in Need, made up of volunteers across the United States, is dedicated to making sure that the teen mom, the stressed family, the mother overwhelmed in sadness is supported in the first moments of the child’s life. The “911” for babies, Newborns In Need is the organization mobilized across the United States to offer baby items to those families who need help. Raising awareness, opening new chapters, Newborns In Need believes that communities can and will help each other if given the vehicle to do so. Whether crafted with love by the hands of a volunteer or donated by others who understand we need to take care of each other, Newborns In Need has positioned itself as the first response for the baby in crisis.”


Items on the Wish List:

  • Sleepers, gowns, undershirts, and onesies (preemie & newborn-three months)
  • Clothing new and gently used in sizes newborn to 12 months
  • Receiving blankets, quilts (approximately 35 X 45) fleece blankets and afghans (30 X 30 and larger)
  • Socks, booties
  • Bibs, burp cloths, pacifiers, and bottles – BPA free
  • Toiletries and wipes, regular size and trial sizes
  • Diapers and pull-ups (all sizes, with most emphasis on newborn size)
  • Small toys
  • Baby formula (Enfamil, etc.)


We will collect items starting February 10th and going until February 21st. There will be a collection box in each classroom.

BOOK CHARACTER DAY

Friday February 28th is Book Character Day! In conjunction with Breakfast, Blanket and a Book students are invited to dress as their favorite book character as we celebrate Read Across America. Costumes should be appropriate for school and keep in mind that students will still be going to recess. Students who do not wish to participate must be in uniform.
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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 (Feb. 4th, 5:45 pm) and sharing during public comment, or can be given by emailing an APB member and asking it to be shared at the next meeting.

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    Easy Ways to Help the PTO Fundraise

    If you shop at Fred Meyer's or Amazon, you can easily help us fundraise! Sign up for Fred Meyer Community Rewards once you've gotten a rewards card, all you have to do at checkout then is enter your rewards info and the EACS PTO automatically gets a donation from Fred Meyer. Same thing with Amazon, log into Amazon Smile and choose our PTO as your charity of choice, remember to log online to Amazon Smile before clicking purchase and the PTO gets a donation from Amazon. See attached for detailed instructions.

    MEETING RECAP

    Thank you to those to who were able to attend our February PTO meeting. We chatted about the budget, upcoming meals for parent/teacher conferences, volunteer opportunities and the March Family Fun Night. An idea was presented to give a meeting recap on our Facebook page, head over there for a video update! Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 5th at 6pm, hope to see you there!

    MARCH FAMILY FUN NIGHT - FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT/SCIENCE FAIR FINALE

    Save the date for Friday, March 20th from 6pm-8pm! The PTO is hosting a literacy themed event with many activities and games for the whole family. We are in need of helpers to do some projects at home, please contact Christina.Shontz@gmail.com if you're able to help (this counts as volunteer time!). Also, come vote for Science Fair projects!

    PTO Board Vacancies

    The PTO needs YOU! If you've been thinking you'd like to get more involved in helping out at school, joining the PTO is a great way to meet that need. Come to the next meeting and learn about the open positions for next year: Chair, Treasurer and Parent Representative.

    GET YOUR LABEL ON!

    The lost and found at school is piling up. Come swing in any time to see if anything belongs to you. The PTO has an ongoing fundraiser with Mabel's Labels, shop their website for customizable labels for things like clothes (snow pants and gloves), water bottles, lunch Tupperware, anything! Shop here and the PTO gets a portion of the proceeds: campaigns.mabelslabels.com and enter "Eagle Academy Charter School PTO".

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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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    100th Day of Kindergarten

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    PE: Floor Hockey

    Kung Hee Fat Choi - 4th Grade Chinese New Year Dragons

    2nd Grade Ice Fishing on Jewel Lake

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    EAGLE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL ACADEMIC POLICY BOARD

    Deanne Carroll - Principal

    Vanessa Hall - APB Chair

    Missy TImberlake - APB Teacher

    Mindy Edison - APB Teacher

    Jennifer Bundy - APB Member

    Deb Ceiplak - APB Member

    Paige Saylor - APB Member