SEPTEMBER 11, 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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We Will Not Forget Sept. 11, 2001

America was forever changed. It has been 19 years since the attacks, but that tragic day, which served as a true test of the American spirit, will be remembered always.

“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life...” ~ Rudy Giuliani


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  • September 14 - Spalding Parent Training (6:00 p.m.)
  • September 17 - Spalding Parent Training (6:00 p.m.)
  • September 18 - Homework Drop Off & Materials Pick Up (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

More information about these events appear further down in the newsletter. You can also visit the News & Events section of our website homepage. (https://www.asdk12.org/eagleacademycharter)

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Eagle Academy is sponsoring “Spalding Night” Zoom 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 returning families that need a refresher.

Please bring your phonogram cards to the Zoom. This is an interactive class so I will need your video turned on. Due to the interactive/participatory nature of these sessions, the sessions will not be recorded for viewing at a later date. Phonogram cards need to be purchased for the training for $15 / first set, $15 for additional sets of cards***. The following classes are available to choose from:

  • Mon. Sept. 14th @ 6:00 PM
  • Thur. Sept. 17th @ 6:00 PM

Please email Mrs. Timberlake at timberlake_melissa@asdk12.org to sign up for one of the sessions. She will reply to you with a Zoom link and passcode. You can also direct any questions to Mrs. Timberlake via e-mail or by phone: 742-3025

***To purchase phonogram cards: Go to the ASD website, then to Q Parent Connect, to online payments, to phonograms. You will be able to purchase one or more sets of phonogram cards ($15 each) paying with your credit card. You will need to make arrangments to stop by the school to pick them up. If you do not have your Zangle Parent Connect Pin and Password, please call Tamara ASAP to get it. We cannot accept cash/check.

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Nurse Jan will be conducting our annual flu shot clinic again this year. Anyone ages 6 months and older who live within the municipality of Anchorage/Eagle River/Chugiak area is eligible (students, siblings, parents, staff, other community members) can receive a seasonal influenza flu shot.

There are .pdf's attached below of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control & Prevention FLU guide for parents and the 2020 Influenza Shot Consent form. Please have the form completed and signed when you stop by on October 1st or 2nd.

Dates: Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2

Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Eagle Academy Charter School (drop off and pick up staging area)

Other clinics will be held at the following locations on the following dates:

  • Sat. Sep 27 at the Ed Center, outside, 07:30 am - 3:30 pm

  • Wed. Sep 30 at the Ed Center and or MLMS outside, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thur. Oct 1 at EACS, outside, 9 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri. Oct 2. at EACS, outside, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed. Oct 7. at ERHS, outside, TBD

On the Ed Center* days, Sep 26th and 30th, we will also have all other immunizations available, if a student needs their next shot in their series.

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Eagle Academy has a Teacher Assistant (T.A.) vacancy and is seeking to fill the position with an enthusiastic, hard-working, dependable individual to join our team of committed teachers and staff in fulfilling our mission of encouraging academic excellence.

TA Job Description

Teacher assistants work closely with teachers and students in the classroom. They support teachers’ lesson plans, and activities, prep materials, grade papers, supervise drop off, lunch, recess, after school pick up, and provide instructional support to students.

This position is 5.5 hrs (8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

If you are interested or know of someone who is please fill out an electronic application on the ASD's Applitrak website (job # 6716)

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We have openings in our 3rd, 5th, and 6th-grade classes.

If you know of any families who might be interested please have them contact the front office (907) 742-3025.

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CONGRATULATIONS to our 2020-2021 PTO Officers

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The 14-day rolling average for Anchorage Municipality continues to fluctuate but has been trending down over the past week.

The Anchorage School District is currently re-evaluating its School Start Plan. The original plan included bringing back students in two cohorts. While It is unclear at this time if we will be starting in-person instruction utilizing the Cohort A & Cohort B model, we still want to plan for its possibility.

We are currently in the process of analyzing our grade-level enrollment data. In order to create two cohorts relatively equal in size for all grade levels, we may have to veer from the traditional A-M and N-Z alphabet split.

Our main priority will be to keep students from the same family in the same cohort to minimize disruptive transportation, scheduling, and supervision/childcare issues.

Please email Principal Carroll at carroll_deanne@asdk12.org if you:

  1. Would like to request to be in a particular cohort, with a particular student, due to carpooling considerations.
  2. If you plan to continue with EACS Online at home (Monday-Friday) instead of sending your student to in-person instruction.

Please include the first and last names, as well as the grade level of each student involved in your request. We will do our best to honor requests however, we hope that you will understand if we are unable to do so.

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On the first Sunday after Labor Day, we celebrate National Grandparents Day. This year the date falls on September 13.

In 1969, nine-year-old Russell Capper sent President Nixon a letter suggesting that a day should be set aside in order to celebrate grandparents. On June 12, 1969, he received a letter back from Rose Mary Woods — Personal Secretary to the President — reading, “Dear Russell, Thank you for your letter to President Nixon. Your suggestion regarding a Grandparent’s Day is appreciated, but the President ordinarily issues proclamations designating periods for special observance only when a Congressional resolution authorizes him to do so. With best wishes, Sincerely, Rose Mary Woods Personal Secretary to the President.”

Following this letter, Marian McQuade was recognized nationally by the U.S. Senate and by President Jimmy Carter as the founder of National Grandparents Day. McQuade wanted to educate the youth about the importance of seniors and the contributions they have made throughout history. She urged the youth to “adopt” a grandparent and learn more about their lives, challenges, and desires for the future.

In 1977, Senator Randolph, with the help of other senators, introduced a joint resolution to the senate requesting the president to “issue annually a proclamation designating the first Sunday of September after Labor Day of each year as ‘National Grandparents’ Day’.” Congress passed the legislation, proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparent’s Day. On August 3, 1978, Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation, and the day was finally celebrated the following year.


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Whether you are new to Eagle Academy or a returning family, have one student or multiple students at our school, sharing the responsibility of educating your child at home in the age of COVID can be a little bit overwhelming.

Whether your student(s) are doing the work at the kitchen table or bringing it back and forth from your office or the sitters, it all needs to be dealt with and organized.

Using milk creates for file storage is an easy way to organize schoolwork, transport materials, and stash out of the way when not in use.


  • Milk creates (1 per student)
  • Pack of hanging file folders (1 per student)

The materials for each subject go into a file folder. You can also add folders for, work completed, work to be reviewed/checked, and work to be submitted to Mr./Mrs. _______. Textbooks, readers, and pencil/school supply pouches also fit nicely for transport.

Below are photo examples (some from our very own EACS families).


Deanne Carroll - Principal

Vanessa Hall - APB Chair

Missy TImberlake - APB Teacher

Mindy Edison - APB Teacher

Jennifer Bundy - APB Parent Member

Casey Andrysiak - APB Parent Member

Paige Saylor - APB Parent Member

Vacant - APB Community Member

Eagle Academy PTO

Tonya Prentiss - Chair: (719) 213-5678

Beth Sherwood - Co-Vice-Chair: (907) 362-3499

Alysia Thayer - Co-Vice-Chair: (303) 378-3097

Vanessa Hall - Co-Treasurer: (907) 230-6365

Amie Mitchell - Co-Treasurer: (907) 830-1604

Haley Gagnon - Secretary: (907) 310-6690

Heather Milligan - Parent Rep: (774) 254-1238

Mindy Edison - Teacher Rep (907) 223-7774