Eagle Ridge Elementary

March 7, 2021

Spring is here!

We are rounding the corner to the end of the 3rd marking period and passing the one-year mark for the virtual instructional model in public education. This year has been filled with new challenges and amazing accomplishments by all. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents, teachers, staff, and students for being part of the success of this year - we have all stepped up to adapt and adjust as we continue to balance the safety, security, and needs of our young learners. As we approach the "testing season", please remember that we are all in this together. What we are about embark on has never been done before and may never be done again. Whatever happens just know that we will get through it together as long as we stay positive, work hard, we can make it happen!
BCPS Parent Survey 2021

In an effort to improve System Practices, we are conducting a survey. We value your opinion and ask that you complete the entire survey. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.

Jump Rope For Heart

Hurry, our Kids Heart Challenge competition is heating up! We are committed to having 100% of our students registered online and we need your help to win the Classroom Challenge!

Keep reading, secret SPY MESSAGE included:

Take the challenge and register here or search, “Kids Heart Challenge” in your app store. Already registered? It’s time to have some fun with the SPY DUCK BLITZ!! Agent Anna and the heart hero team are sending a secret spy duck for any student that raises over $50 during Kids Heart Challenge!!!

Raise $150 by 3/17 to earn the largest heart hero, Bonus Secret Agent KHC!!

Any student that receives a donation will get a ticket to the Virtual Water Balloon Challenge!

Raise $500 and get to toss a water balloon at Ms. Sierra or Coach Azcarate! Raise $1000 and toss a water balloon at both!

Florida Standards Assessment Schedule (FSA)

Students in Grades 3-5 will be required to take the FSA between April and May 2021. The April testing dates for your child's specific grade level will be communicated to parents via email by March 15th. May dates will be communicated to parents by April 12th. If your child is not currently learning face-to-face, you will be given the details on how and when to bring your child to campus for the assessment. The plan will also include safety, sanitizing, and social distancing. For more info on all the Statewide Assessments required by the State of Florida please visit FLDOE. All FSA assessments will be paper-based this year. Please access the paper-based practice test materials here.

March is National Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

In 1987 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Join the District ESLS team in “Rocking Your Socks” on Thursday, March 18th, 2021–in honor of World Down Syndrome Day a bit early! It’s easy enough to participate, just stick your hand in your sock drawer and see what comes out. Bright and colorful socks, striped, mismatched, long-just as long as you’re making a statement in support of World Down Syndrome Day and our students! We are hoping for 100% participation on March 18th with our “Lots of Socks” day in honor of World Down Syndrome Day!
FLDOE Parent Survey - ESE Students

This survey is for parents of students with individual educational plans (IEP) receiving special education services during the 2020-21 school year. You may submit one online survey for each child receiving services.

Take our daughters and sons to work day

Thursday, April 22, 2021 is "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" in Broward County. This national campaign provides the opportunity through this year’s theme, Boldly Moving Forward, for parents and other adults to virtually showcase their places of employment, explain their job responsibilities, introduce their co-workers, and discuss the various career opportunities that are available in their workplace. Activities will be made available via online canvas courses and through the national take our daughters and sons to work day website, https://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org/.
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2020-21 Eagle Ridge Yearbook

We are happy to announce that Eagle Ridge is able to offer a softcover, simplified yearbook this year for $23! The deadline to purchase a yearbook is March 17th! Payments will be made ONLINE only. Yearbooks will be delivered to school in May 2021 and people who ordered will need to come to the school in person to pick it up and sign for the purchased book. Your 2020-2021 yearbook can be purchased online at: http://estore.browardschools.com. NO ADDITIONAL BOOKS WILL BE ordered AFTER March 17th. NO exceptions! Order yours today!

For questions about the yearbook sales contact Mrs. Stott, Yearbook Coordinator at 754-322-6300.

ERE Spring Break Camp is canceled

Unfortunately we are unable to host a Spring Break Camp at ERE this year. Please visit our website for more info about our Before and After School Child Care Program.

Homework Help- ASK BRIA

Attention Students and Parents!
Homework Support is Available for BCPS K-12 Students

FREE, live and exclusive homework help from certified teachers and subject matter experts.

Homework support available Mondays to Thursdays from 3:15 to 7:15 p.m.

  1. Login into SSO/Canvas and click on the Ask BRIA link.
  2. Complete and submit a request form.
  3. Open Microsoft Teams and wait for a call from Ask BRIA for a one-on-one session with a certified teacher.

Subjects: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and more!

At Home Daily Health Screening

Broward County Public Schools is committed to the health and safety of our students, our staff and our community. In order to enter Broward County Public Schools facilities, all students, parents/caregivers, visitors, contractors and employees should answer the following self-assessment questions at home each morning prior to coming to school or work:


Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) & Mindfulness

Social and Emotional Learning develops ways to manage their emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, create and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. These are life skills children are developing and need when we are adults.

Mindfulness supports SEL as the base of awareness. Mindfulness is paying attention in the present moment. It includes being aware of one’s thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment. By practicing mindfulness, research shows there is often an increase in the ability to focus, manage emotions, as well as promote mental and physical well-being and resiliency.

Family 10-Minutes of Mindfulness Toolkit was created to provide resources, training, mindfulness sessions and on-demand recordings. I have also included additional resources for you and your family as an attachment. Please utilize these resources to build stronger relationships and develop skills to lead happier and healthier lives.

Eagle Ridge Elementary Important Dates

March 10- Pei Wei PTA give back night 11 am -8 pm

March 12- Disney Spirit Day

March 15- SAC/SAF meeting 2:30 pm online

March 16- Kindergarten Round Up 6:00 pm online

March 17- Jump Rope for Heart ends, Wear Green for St. Patty's Day, PTA Virtual Bingo Night 6 - 7 pm

March 18- Early Release dismissal at noon, Rock your Socks Day! Last Day of 3rd Quarter.

March 19- No School for Students - Teacher Planning Day

March 22-26 - Enjoy your Spring Break!

March 29 - Classes Resume and Begin 4th Quarter!