EAGLE EXPRESS

October 21, 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.

ATTENDANCE CALLS

Our Admin. Assistant (Tamara Gagnon) will be out of the building this week. Due to FERPA and district protocols, our clerical substitute will not have access to our attendance system. Please be aware that if your student is TARDY or ABSENT this week (even if it is excused) you may be receiving an automated phone call. All attendance adjustments will be corrected when Tamara returns on Monday, Oct. 28th. We apologize in advance for any concern or inconvenience this may cause.
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RED RIBBON WEEK PHOTO CONTEST & DRUG FREE PLEDGE


The contest is open to K-12 students and is aimed at calling attention to the benefits of remaining drug free. More info can be found in the email and link below. Twenty student winners will receive a new iPad and $1000.


http://redribbon.org/contest/


DID YOU KNOW: Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. Take the drug free pledge at the link below:


http://redribbon.org/pledge/

Tis the Season

Temperatures are starting to drop below freezing. We go outside (weather permitting, to 10 degrees below zero) for recess every day. Please, please, please start sending your student(s) to school with appropriate outerwear. This means:


  • warm coat
  • winter hat
  • mittens or gloves
  • scarves
  • snow pants
  • boots


It is always a good idea to mark your child’s name on all items. You would be surprised how many pairs of black snow pants we get!

...**You can still order Mabel's Labels through the PTO Fundraiser **...

Phys Ed Update - HEALTHY FUTURES

Our school is participating in Healthy futures again. To join us, fill out the monthly log with your physical activities outside of school, and turn it in at the end of the month. Physical activities include classes, clubs, team sports, hiking, walking, biking, playing outside, anything that gets you moving. Every month you get a different colored gel pen, and a ticket for a drawing. I have a sticker chart to record student submissions. Get moving, have fun!

EACS 6th Grade 3rd Annual Christmas Wreath Fundraiser

Please help support our field trip to the Kasitsna Bay Lab in April by purchasing one of our fresh, fragrant wreaths. They are a beautiful addition for your home or office during the holiday season.


Wreaths sell for $30.


Print out and complete the attached order form, or complete the order form coming home in your child's Monday folder today. Thank you for your continued support!

APB SEAT (E) OPENING

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 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, 10/28

SHOUT OUT TO MRS. CALDWELL!!

Thank you Mrs. Caldwell for all your hard work on the Tech.Lab.

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Northern Lights Coupon Books

Yes, the coupon book is back! Yes, this is the freshest new PTO fundraiser! Yes, the books are printed and ready for pick up! Yes, your friends and family can buy books through you and support this fundraiser. Contact Alysia Thayer with questions, request books, or pick up your order: Alysia.Thayer@gmail.com


Box Tops

Box Tops are digital AND clipable, deadline to send in clipped tops and scanning receipts for the 1st quarter is October 24th.

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Annual Vision Screening

Tuesday will be our Vision Screening Clinic day at EACS. I have the Lion's Club coming in with their portable photoscreening booth to help assess each student's vision for issues that might affect their vision and health. The photoscreening computer has the ability to measure a person's refractive error, eye alignment, and pupil size. If your student has any concerns found during this screening, I will be sure to notify you. Please contact me or stop in my office at any time with questions or concerns.
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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 one. Please make arrangements to attend one of the following:


  • Monday, November, 4th - 9:00 am
  • 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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Thomas Edison Lights the Lamp

On October 21, 1879, after 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight. Edison devised a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J. A New York Times reporter visited Edison there and wrote an article about it that appeared in the paper on Dec. 28, 1879

End of the Pony Express

The final nail in the coffin of the Pony Express was the completion of the transcontinental telegraph by Western Union at Salt Lake City on October 24, 1861. Two days later, the Pony Express ceased operations.

Black Tuesday

The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as the Stock Market Crash of 1929 or the Great Crash, was a major stock market crash that occurred in late October 1929. It started on October 24 and continued until October 29, 1929, when share prices on the New York Stock Exchange collapsed,which began the Great Depression.


https://www.nationalgeographic.org/thisday/oct29/black-tuesday/

United Nations

The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories. United Nations Day is celebrated on 24 October each year.


https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/united-nations

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