October 28, 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.

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Drop Off & Pick Up Safety

As winter approaches and the darkness sets in, we'd like to remind parents/guardians about the importance of staying vigilant during drop-off and pick-up times.

It is illegal to use cell phones in an active school zone is a school zone with signage between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and where the maximum speed is 25 miles per hour or less on the streets permanently.

For specific details of the law and the requirements or prohibitions in the law, please refer to the text of the ordinance (AO No. 2019-51(S)am) or Anchorage Municipal Code section 9.28.055.

Thank you so much for your cooperation and efforts in helping keep everyone safe in the drop-off and pick-up zones. Please pass on this request/reminder to anyone who may be dropping off or picking up your students.

School Picture Re-Takes/Make-Ups


Picture re-takes and make-ups are next Friday. It is also a Student Council Spirit Day (Blast from the Past). If your student will be re-taking or making-up school pictures, please send a regulation uniform top with your student to change into for pictures.


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!

Last Day to Order Your Christmas Wreath

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!

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Military Appreciation

The PTO is collecting donations for the JBER Fisher House (see attached request list) starting 10/28 through 11/8. Students can bring items to school and leave in the collection box in their classroom. Also, please join us after school 10/29 until 5:30pm for a gift making event, we will be creating gifts to give to Eagle Academy military members.

Thank You!

Eagle Academy families sure can cook! Thank you for preparing yummy food for our staff during the long conference day, it was greatly appreciated.

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

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Get clever with costumes!

Choosing costumes wisely is an important part of Halloween safety. Follow these tips:

  • The brighter the better. Choose bright colors and flame-retardant materials. If your child will be outdoors after dark, attach reflective tape to his or her costume or treat bag.
  • Size it right. If it's chilly outdoors, make sure your child's costume is loose enough for warm clothing to be worn underneath — but not long enough to cause tripping. Avoid oversized shoes and high heels.
  • Skip the masks. A mask can obstruct your child's vision, especially if it slips out of place. Use nontoxic makeup instead.
  • Limit accessories. Pointed props — such as wands, swords and knives — might pose safety hazards.
  • Remember allergies. Many kiddos have food allergies - so remember to have small toys or stickers to hand out as an alternative for them. TEAL pumpkins are the national symbol for food allergies and anaphylaxis reactions.
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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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Statue of Liberty dedicated

The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, is dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. On October 28, 1886.

Designed by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, the 151-foot statue was the form of a woman with an uplifted arm holding a torch. Its framework of gigantic steel supports was designed by Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc and Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, the latter famous for his design of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Congress enforces Prohibition

On October 28, 1919 Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto. The Volstead Act provided for the enforcement of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Prohibition Amendment.

The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, when Americans concerned about the adverse effects of drinking began forming temperance societies.

H.G. Welles scares nation

Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds”—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth.

On Sunday, October 30, 1938, at 8 p.m. A voice announced: “The Columbia Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations present Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the air in ‘War of the Worlds’ by H.G. Wells.

Orson Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theater company decided to update H.G. Wells’ 19th-century science fiction novel War of the Worlds for national radio. Despite his age, Welles had been in radio for several years, most notably as the voice of “The Shadow” in the hit mystery program of the same name. “War of the Worlds” was not planned as a radio hoax, and Welles had little idea of the havoc it would cause.

Muhammad Ali wins the Rumble in the Jungle

On October 30, 1974, 32-year-old Muhammad Ali becomes the heavyweight champion of the world for the second time when he knocks out 25-year-old champ George Foreman in the eighth round of the “Rumble in the Jungle,” a match in Kinshasa, Zaire. Seven years before, Ali had lost his title when the government accused him of draft-dodging and the boxing commission took away his license. His victory in Zaire made him only the second dethroned champ in history to regain his belt.

United States tests first hydrogen bomb

On November 1, 1952 the United States detonates the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb, on Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific. The test gave the United States a short-lived advantage in the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. Following the successful Soviet detonation of an atomic device in September 1949, the United States accelerated its program to develop the next stage in atomic weaponry, a thermonuclear bomb. Popularly known as the hydrogen bomb, this new weapon was approximately 1,000 times more powerful than conventional nuclear devices. Opponents of the development of the hydrogen bomb included J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the atomic bomb. He and others argued that little would be accomplished except the speeding up of the arms race since it was assumed that the Soviets would quickly follow suit. The opponents were correct in their assumptions. The Soviet Union exploded a thermonuclear device the following year and by the late 1970s, seven nations had constructed hydrogen bombs. The nuclear arms race had taken a fearful step forward.
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