EAGLE EXPRESS

September 16, 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.

Lets Shoot for a PERFECT (100% ) ATTENDANCE in October

Attendance Matters


We are moving into the fall OASIS count period. The "October Count" period sets our school's membership and ultimately determines the funding we receive from the State for 2019/20. If at all possible, please avoid scheduling non-emergency appointments or pulling students out for optional events/travel. It is critical that your student(s) be in attendance to be counted during this three week period. Every student, every day counts.


This year the count period runs from September 30 - October 25.

APB COMMUNITY SEAT

The Academic Policy Board (APB) is accepting applications to fill our vacant Community Member seat.


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 certificated 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 Monday, 9/30.

School Safety & Electronic Sign In System

Parents & Guardians;


In light of the increase in violent acts committed on school grounds across the country, last spring Eagle Academy (with the help of the Anchorage School District) installed a new security camera monitoring system and locking doors. The primary motivation for installing the security features was as a precaution and to add an additional layer of protection around our students and staff.


Additionally, many of you may have noticed we are trying a new electronic sign in system to sign in/out students and to track visitors/volunteers in our building. We know that it has been taking a few seconds longer as everyone learns to navigate the system. Principal Carroll and the front office staff want to thank everyone and let you know how much we appreciate your patience and understanding as we transition from paper/pen to the electronic tracking system.


Sincerely,

Deanne Carroll - Principal

UNIFORM DRESS CODE

A huge shout out to all Eagle Academy families that have been sending your students to school in full uniform according to our Charter Policy. It's amazing to see the pride your students have been showing. They look sharp!


Eagle Academy believes that a school uniform dress code is a positive way to create a

more unified, productive, and safe school climate focused more strongly on the learning

process.


We will begin enforcement of the Dress Code Policy (School Policy & Procedure Manual, pg. 19+) starting the week of Sept 23rd.

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Your School's Coupon Code:

FTSBSW$BJT28EA9

WALKING FIELD TRIPS

On occasion, Eagle Academy teachers will be taking students on short field trips in the immediate vicinity of our school (less than 1 mile radius). Printed copies went home last week in your child's Monday folder. Please read the form, fill it out, sign, and return it to your child's teacher, if you haven't already.

Beach Lake Jamboree: September 26th

EACS Running Program 2019


Time: First race starts at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Chugiak High School Soccer field & trails

Participation Registration Form: Print & Return to Mrs. Crowther. Printed hard copies are also available at the front office.


All family members are welcome to attend, you do not have to be a part of running club to participate.


Contact Anna Crowther for more information: crowther_anna@asdk12.org

LEXIA LAB

Lexia Lab will begin on October 7th, after school, on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.


Our school has 30 licenses to use, and children in grades 1-6 who could benefit from extra practice in language arts skills are eligible. Children who already began the program last year will be able to continue. If your child cannot attend Lexia Lab, the program may be used at home. Below is the permission slip for sign up. Fill out, sign, and return it to your child's teacher.


Students will be enrolled as soon as their permission slips are received.


For more information contact: Janet Copping, Lexia Coordinator, copping_janet@asdk12.org

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September PTO Meeting

Thank you to those who attended our September meeting! It was great seeing new faces, hearing your input and answering your questions. Next meeting is 10/10/19 at 6pm.


Spirit Wear

Deadline to submit Spirit Wear orders is TODAY 9/16/19. Plans for Red Ribbon Week are under way and your student(s) will have a chance to wear their Spirit Wear one day. Also, on school wide Spirit Days, the Spirit Wear T-SHIRT is an approved alternative uniform item. Spirit Wear is ordered ONE time a year.


Box Tops

Our current 1st grade class are the keepers of the Box Tops trophy. Our next Box Top collection date is October 24th. Send in unexpired Box Tops in an envelope or baggie with your students name on it so they get credit. We will find out if 1st grade gets to keep the trophy or if it travels to another classroom. Keep scanning receipts as well, you can designate which classroom your earning goes to.


PTO Calendar

We are excited to share with you, the PTO Calendar for 2019-20. Stay up to date on all PTO activities by posting this calendar on your fridge or home calendar.

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HealthWise with Nurse Jan

BE A SUPERHERO and join in the fight against the FLU!


EACS will hold their Flu Clinic on Sep 25th and 26th! This is a Free service for all ASD students (and siblings, younger or older.) Prior Eagle Academy students are invited, as well.


Printed Flu Clinic permission forms will also be coming home in next week's Monday folders.


I will be wearing my Super Hero cape next Wednesday & Thursday and I will be ready to help you fight the flu.


Let's get protected before the Influenza virus hits this fall.

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SPALDING PARENT TRAININGS

Eagle Academy is sponsoring “Spalding Night” trainings. We will discuss Spalding and the use of the phonogram cards and techniques to help study spelling words. Families new to Eagle Academy are required to attend the training to help support your child/ren at home. It is also open to families that need a refresher.


Please bring your EACS student/s and phonogram cards. We will have phonogram cards at the trainings for $15 / first set, $15 for additional sets of cards. See Note for how to pay for phonogram cards. The following classes are available to choose from:


Dates & Times:


  • Mon., September 16: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mrs. Timberlake's Classroom


Please go on to Parent Connect via the ASD website to pre-pay the $15.00 via Zangle/Q: https://parentconnect.asdk12.org/production/parentportal

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 one. Please make arrangements to attend one of the following:


  • Wednesday, September 18th 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24th 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 15th 9 a.m


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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1787

On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was signed. As dictated by Article VII, the document would not become binding until it was ratified by nine of the 13 states.


https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-constitution-signed

1893

The first country to grant national-level voting rights to women was the self-governing British colony of New Zealand, which passed the Electoral Bill in September 1893.


https://www.historynet.com/womens-suffrage-movement

1932

On September 16, 1932, in his cell at Yerwada Jail near Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest of the British government’s decision to separate India’s electoral system by caste

1937

The Hobbit, fantasy novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 1937. The novel introduced Tolkien's richly imagined world of Middle Earth in its Third Age and served as a prologue to his The Lord of the Rings.

1998

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is formed to coordinate unique identifying addresses for Websites worldwide.

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French Toast Online Store: Shop here for your student(s) uniforms.