EAGLE EXPRESS

November 25, 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.

Thanksgiving Message

As we enter the 2019-2020 holiday season, I would like to thank each and every member of the EAGLE ACADEMY Charter School community for all the things that you do so freely and with such energy, enthusiasm, and indomitable spirit.


These actions (big or small) make a positive difference in the lives of all of our students and is truly what makes EACS such a wonderful place to work and go to school.


To our EACS Families: Thank you for choosing Eagle Academy Charter School. I am so happy you are here and I am humbled by the trust you placed in us. We realize that we are not the only charter school in the ASD. Please know that we are 100% committed to being here to help all our students strive for excellence. Thank you for making your child's education a top priority and for encouraging them to be the best version of themselves. Each time you sit down with your child to practice their phonograms, work on solving Saxon math problems or even read a book, you reinforce the importance of school and learning.


To the EACS Faculty & Staff: Thank you for all the time and effort you put into making our school so amazing. Change can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming. Your support and patience during this transition is greatly appreciated. Thank you for showing courage, flexibility, and willingness to adjust your sails and to focus first on what is best for our students. Your consistent efforts to go above and beyond for all who enter through our doors is truly admirable.


To the Anchorage School District: Thank you for all of you "behind the scenes" support of Eagle Academy. Your embrace of our program bolsters our efforts to promote academic excellence for each and every one of our students.


I am grateful to be a part of such an outstanding community of learners and support personnel. There is no place that I'd rather be.


In closing, I would like to wish all of you and your families a wonder-filled Thanksgiving holiday!


Sincerely,

Deanne Carroll - EACS Principal

WREATH PICK-UP TODAY

Wreaths will be delivered TODAY, 11/25, for pick up in the back parking lot by the Gym at 3:30pm.


If you are unable to pick up, please make arrangements for someone to pick up for you.


Thanks for supporting the 6th Grade End of Year Trip!

BOWS FOR BOOKS

Saturday, Dec. 7th - 12:00 - 4:00 p.m..


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

We are earning money for new books for students.

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.

LEXIA LAB ON WEDNESDAY IS CANCELLED THIS WEEK

Mrs. Copping has cancelled Lexia this week so Moms have extra time to get ready for Thanksgiving!


Lexia Lab will resume on Monday, Dec. 2nd.

P.E. NEWS - BASKETBALL CLUB

Hello from P. E.!


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.

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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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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Drop & Shop with Eagle Academy

Looking to get some holiday shopping done without the kiddos? The PTO has you covered!


Saturday, December 7th from 12p-4pm


You can drop your Eagle Academy students and their siblings age 4+ (and potty trained Please) off at the school for a donation fee. This is a fundraiser for the PTO, and helps you at the same time! See the attached flyer for more details.

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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:


  • 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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"Origin of Species" is published

On November 24, 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin's book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a groundbreaking scientific work is published in England.


Darwin’s theory argued that organisms gradually evolve through a process he called “natural selection.” In natural selection, organisms with genetic variations that suit their environment tend to propagate more descendants than organisms of the same species that lack the variation, thus influencing the overall genetic makeup of the species.

FDR establishes Thanksgiving holiday

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day on November 26, 1941.


The tradition of celebrating the holiday on Thursday dates back to the early history of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, when post-harvest holidays were celebrated on the weekday regularly set aside as “Lecture Day,” a midweek church meeting where topical sermons were presented. A famous Thanksgiving observance occurred in the autumn of 1621, when Plymouth governor William Bradford invited local Indians to join the Pilgrims in a three-day festival held in gratitude for the bounty of the season.

The Louisiana Purchase

On November 29, 1803, Louisiana which was much larger than just Louisiana and included all of present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, plus part of what are now Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Louisiana. It was bought from France in 1803 for a total cost of 15 million dollars

Mark Twain's Birthday

Born: 30th November 1835 Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Died: 21st April, 1910

Best known as the writer of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" . Although he was born in Florida, Missouri, his parents moved when he was very young to Hannibal, Missouri, on the banks of the Mississippi, which provided much of his inspiration for his most well known work. Unlike some other writers of the period he did not complete his education and began work at 11 years of age as a print setter. Only when he worked in New York a few years later did he manage to improve his education in public libraries in the evenings. After a few years when he went back to Hannibal and changed his career to a steam boat captain on the Missisippi. He wrote articles and books most of his life but from the age of 40 he wrote his most well known works "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" where he drew on his experiences during growing up in Hannibal, Missouri. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is often referred to as one of the first Great American Novels.

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THANKSGIVING TURKEYS

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