September 9, 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.

Want to know what's happening & when?

The 2019-20 school year is bursting with special activities and events at Eagle Academy. We know how important it is for you to stay informed about what's happening at school. The Eagle Express electronic newsletter, EACS PTO grapevine email & FaceBook page, and the school calendar (attached below) are all great sources of information. We update our website frequently AND you can follow us with the ASD app.

EACS Running Program 2019

Ready to run? It is time for the most popular P.E. club of the year! I am thrilled to offer a free running club. Details are on the permission slip, it starts tomorrow! Parents are encouraged to attend, along with siblings.

Welcome back, I am so excited to teach your students this year!
Anna Crowther, crowther_anna@asdk12.org


Lexia Lab will begin on October 7th, after school, on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Our school has 30 licenses to use, and children in grades 1-6 who could benefit from extra practice in language arts skills are eligible. Children who already began the program last year will be able to continue. If your child cannot attend Lexia Lab, the program may be used at home. Below is the permission slip for sign up. Fill out, sign, and return it to your child's teacher.

I will enroll students as I receive the permission slips.

Janet Copping, Lexia Coordinator, copping_janet@asdk12.org

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Here is an update for the newsletter if space allows, thank you!


PTO Meeting

Join us Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00pm in the Staff Lounge for our first meeting of the year. Childcare will be provided for FREE in the gym and attendance at meetings counts toward volunteer time.

Milk/Juice/Yogurt Optional Program

The milk cart is up and running. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for making this possible. If you signed your student(s) up for this program please check in with them to ensure they're stopping by the cart to retrieve their items.

Fleece and Spirit Wear

Deadline to order is September 16th. Fleece can be ordered online: http://eacs.cheddarup.com

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HealthWise with Nurse Jan

September is the month for national awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Awareness. Many of us are surprised to learn that every glass of alcohol does have an effect on the unborn child; sometimes it becomes life altering.

As supportive parents and a strong school community, let's take this month and help share the information we have gained about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Knowledge is power and enables people to make choices that benefit them and their families.

Please see me with any questions pertaining to FASD or to obtain additional information.

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

Please bring your EACS student/s and phonogram cards. We will have phonogram cards at the trainings for $15 / first set, $15 for additional sets of cards. See Note for how to pay for phonogram cards. The following classes are available to choose from:

Dates & Times:

  • Tue., September 10: 3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed., September 11: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon., September 16: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mrs. Timberlake's Classroom

Please go on to Parent Connect via the ASD website to pre-pay the $15.00 via Zangle/Q: https://parentconnect.asdk12.org/production/parentportal


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:

  • Wednesday, September 18th 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24th 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 16th 9 a.m

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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The "Star Spangled Banner" is sung at the beginning of a baseball game for the first time in Cooperstown, New York.

The Star Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key after seeing the bombardment of Fort McHenry at Baltimore, MD in the night of September 13-14th, during the War of 1812.


President John F. Kennedy federalizes Alabama's National Guard to prevent Governor George C. Wallace from using guardsmen to stop public-school desegregation.


Pablo Picasso's painting Guernica is returned to Spain and installed in Madrid's Prado Museum. Picasso stated in his will that the painting was not to return to Spain until the Fascists lost power and democracy was restored.



In an unprecedented, highly coordinated attack, terrorists hijack four U.S. passenger airliners, flying two into the World Trade Center towers in New York and one into the Pentagon, killing thousands. The fourth airliner, headed toward Washington likely to strike the White House or Capitol, is crashed just over 100 miles away in Pennsylvania after passengers storm the cockpit and overtake the hijackers.


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French Toast Online Store: Shop here for your student(s) uniforms.