EAGLE EXPRESS

OCTOBER 9, 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.


Previous editions of the Eagle Express can be found on the Newsletter page on our school website

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  • October 14 - Last day of instruction for 1st Qtr.
  • October 15 - Great Alaska ShakeOut (10:15 a.m.)
  • October 15 & 16 - Parent Teacher Conferences (by appointment)
  • October 16 - Food Drive Fridays
  • October 16 - Homework Drop Off and Materials Packet Pick up
  • October 19 - First day of the 2nd Quarter
  • October 23 - Inservice/Training - No school for students


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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Dates: Thursday (October 15) and Friday (October 16)


Times: By Appointment (please contact your child's teacher)


Location: Zoom

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OCTOBER 15

International ShakeOut Day is always the third Thursday of October (this year on October 15). While COVID-19 has brought many uncertainties and challenges, one thing is certain: the ShakeOut is still happening this year on October 15 at approximately 10:15am.


The ShakeOut is an outstanding way to ensure community preparation. Parents, we hope you will take a few minutes to discuss preparation with their students.

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A Great Chance to Support those in Need

For the next few weeks our school will be collecting canned goods and dry goods to donate to the local food bank. Our food drive will help hungry families in our community. Community food drives like this help make sure those children and their families can get emergency food assistance when they need it.


Receptacles will be set up outside the school on Fridays during our homework drop off and materials packet pick up for your convenience.


We know that this is a challenging time for everyone. Please, only consider giving if you can. Every single donation helps, and together we hope our combined donations will make a real difference for those in need. The food bank is asking for nutritious canned and dry goods. Below is a .pdf of some suggestions:

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Due to Covid, we were unable to have Academic Policy Board (APB) elections this past Spring as we normally would have. We will be having a virtual election and the Academic Policy Board is accepting applications for open seats for this school year.


The open seats for APB this election are C, E, F, and G.


Please see the attached letter for additional information about the open seats. Please contact any of the current APB members with any questions. Current APB members are listed at the bottom of the newsletter. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application attached below.

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Alaska State Libraries provides access to Live Homework Help for grades K-12, including test prep and job search assistance. Live tutoring is available Monday-Friday, 8am-2am and Saturday-Sunday, 12pm-2am. For more information see the link here.
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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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Save the Dates: November 4, 2020 OR November 13, 2020

Eagle Academy will be having Fall pictures!



  • If school has returned to in-person instruction, picture day will be on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
  • If we are still learning at home online, we will have a "drive up" picture day on Friday, Nov. 13.



Our Lifetouch rep is meeting with ASD this week to find out what precautions and safety measures will need to be taken to keep all our students, staff, and families safe and healthy. We will not be doing class pictures at this time, but hopefully we can do them in the Spring.


More specific information with be shared as it becomes available.

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A Message from Tamara

Thank you to all our families for getting your address verification documents submitted. We know that it can be trying and cumbersome but it is a necessary inconvenience and we appreciate your efforts to helping us stay in compliance.
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WHO WANTS THAT TROPHY FOR THEIR CLASSROOM???

See attached flyer for more information about fundraisers for our school.


Don't forget to turn in you unexpired BoxTop clippings and Coca-cola rewards codes at material drop off at school on Fridays. Please put them in a baggie and label it with the grade so it will be counted towards the classroom contest!!


LAST DAY to turn in box tops and coke rewards for 1st quarter contest is October 23 Any questions please contact Alysia Thayer at Alysia.thayer@gmail.com.

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EAGLE ACADEMY APB

Deanne Carroll - Principal

Vanessa Hall - APB Chair: (907) 230-6365

Missy Timberlake - APB Teacher: (907) 301-8653

Mindy Edison - APB Teacher: (907) 223-7774

Jennifer Bundy - APB Parent Member: (907) 884-5008

Casey Andrysiak - APB Parent Member: (512) 576-6258

Paige Saylor - APB Parent Member: (843) 437-5783

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