The Eagle Eye

April 14, 2022 - Eagle Ridge Academy - Volume 18 | Issue 14

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Wednesday, April 27

Robotics Team Defends State Championship Title; Advancing to World Championship in Houston, TX!

​Dear Eagle Ridge Academy Community,


The tERAbytes (#6749), Eagle Ridge Academy's Varsity Robotics Team, competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), Minneapolis' regional competition, last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 7-9, at 3M Arena at Mariucci. In a shocking turn of events, the small team - comprised of just eleven students and four mentors - came back from being ranked #49 out of 53 teams to defending their state championship! They have advanced to the world championship, which will be held in Houston, Texas, next week, April 20-23.


The tERAbytes lost their first four matches of the regional competition. During each match, their robot had two major goals: throwing balls into a basket and climbing a series of rungs, both of which earned points for the team. When not competing, the team had to network with each of the other 52 teams at the competition to find out what skills their robots had in order to find the best match to team up with for the final competition. The tERAbytes programed their robot to auto-climb with repeatability, a highly coveted skill, as climbing earns the maximum amount of points for a team.


The tERAbytes then went on to win the next five matches in a row, moving their position up to #24. In the last qualification round, another robot knocked theirs off the bar as it was climbing the top rung. The robot hit the ground hard, breaking the shooter, misaligning the frame, cracking the plexiglass, and more. With less than an hour to fix the robot, several teams came together to help the tERAbytes piece the robot back together with band-aids and duct tape. While team members were fixing the robot, the driver coach went to the Final Selection Process, where the #3 ranked team chose the tERAbytes to join them in the semi-finals based on their robot's climbing skills!


The tERAbytes then proceeded to win enough matches to make it to the final round, where things went perfectly between the three robots on their alliance. The tERAbytes managed to defend their state championship title, an especially impressive feat as all of the students except two on the team this year are completely new to the program!


Congratulations to students Arjan E. (grade 10), Ben M. (grade 10), Clara S. (grade 9), Matthew K. (grade 11), Zachary H. (grade 10), Jack D. (grade 10), Sophia B. (grade 9), Evan N. (grade 12), Ella A. (grade 9), Gabe G. (grade 10), Owen H. (grade 10), their mentors Mark O., Steven H., Carter O., Spencer M., and Advisor Derek Lutz on advancing to the world competition!

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Help Our Robotics Team Get to the World Championship!

Last year, the world championship was canceled due to COVID, so this is the team's first chance to attend. The world championship is only one week away and the team needs donations to help cover registration fees, travel, and lodging expenses. All donations will go directly to the Robotics program to support this incredible opportunity for our hardworking students. Donations can be made here: https://bit.ly/ERArobotics22.
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To celebrate their accomplishment, all Eagle Ridge Academy teachers and students in grades K-12 gathered outside of classrooms at the start of the day on Wednesday, April 13 to cheer for The tERAbytes as they paraded through the school with their winning robot.


Thank you to our staff, students, faculty, families, and the community for helping Eagle Ridge Academy celebrate The tERAbytes.


View more photos from the competition and the all-school parade here.

Board Candidate Forum to be Held in ERA Forum on Thursday, April 21

Dear Community,


The 2022 Board Candidate Forum will be held in person in the Eagle Ridge Academy Forum on Thursday, April 21, at 6:00 p.m. The Board Candidate Forum will also be livestreamed via Zoom and recorded for those who are unable to attend in person, though all nominees must attend the Board Candidate Forum in person. The Zoom meeting facilitators will be utilizing a Google Form to take audience questions to be asked of the candidates in the live meeting. Voting will begin after the conclusion of the Board Candidate Forum. See below for more information.


Welcome and Introduction: Jason Ulbrich

Moderator: Matthew Berg

Time Keeper: TBD

Question Organizer: TBD

Zoom Link: Zoom link is the same as used for Board Meetings.

Meeting ID: 812 4214 0622

Passcode: ERA2020


Candidates will receive the three questions below ahead of time to prepare answers prior to the live Board Candidate Forum. Candidates will be given one minute to answer each question. The timekeeper will raise their hand to signal there are 15 seconds remaining.


1. The role of the Board is strategic in nature, while the role of the Administration is more operational. Given that, how would you ensure the Board stays focused on strategic issues and opportunities while empowering the Administration to handle the day-to-day operations of the Academy? How would you ensure balance between the two?


2. What does the Board of Directors need to continue to aspire to do, think, and discuss to ensure that the Academy stays true to our Classical mission and vision?


3. Eagle Ridge Academy will offer an academically rigorous, time-tested Classical, liberal arts curriculum that:

  • prepares students to be exemplary and knowledgeable citizens;
  • instills a life-long passion for learning;
  • values self-discipline, respect, perseverance, and achievement;
  • teaches truth, beauty and goodness; and
  • fosters an appreciation for the United States of America and her unique role in the world.
On which aspect do you believe the Academy shows the most strength? On which

aspect, if any, do you believe the Academy needs to improve?


After candidates answer the questions above, there will be time for questions from audience members. Candidates may raise their hand to volunteer to answer first. After that, the same order will be used from question three (above) to allow remaining candidates to speak. They will each have one minute to answer. Moderation of time will be the same as above.

Please Complete 2022-2023 Change in Transportation Form by Friday, April 15 - Karen Conner, Operations Manager

Transportation planning for 2022-23 has begun. Eagle Ridge Academy is happy to announce there will be no increase in transportation fees for the 2022-23 school year. In order to build the best routes, formally communicate the routes, receive feedback from families, and finalize the published routes, we need your timely participation.


The Academy offers a hub transportation system with centrally located stops within communities and does not guarantee a stop within walking distance of your residence. If you wish to be included in the routing for the 2022-23 school year and are not currently using Academy-provided transportation, please complete a Change in Transportation form by April 15, 2022. We also ask that you complete the form if you wish to discontinue using Academy-provided transportation for the 2022-23 school year. If there will be no change to your transportation, no action is required.

Community Updates: School of Grammar

Grades K-5 Literacy Instruction Update - Susan Bloomgren, Academic Director

Dear Families,


Eagle Ridge Academy has a five-year curriculum review cycle that is conducted on a rotating basis for each subject area. This past year, grades K-5 English Language Arts has been under review. A team of teachers, staff, and administrators was established to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the current program and review other programs that may address identified deficiencies. Below is a summary of the actions taken so far and the next steps in the review process.


  1. Ten programs were reviewed at a high level to evaluate their alignment to Classical Education, Core Knowledge Sequence, and best practices in literacy instruction.

  2. Two programs were evaluated using a rubric that measures the program against best practices in developing student listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

  3. The group recommended Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) as the program to adopt for the 2022-23 school year.

  4. This recommendation is being presented to the Curriculum, Instruction, Student Achievement (CISA) workgroup on April 14 and will be presented to the Board of Directors before the end of the school year.


Amplify CKLA is a grades K-5 program that aligns with the Core Knowledge sequence and will allow for a continuity of instruction. It provides embedded assessments to reduce the amount of testing and is content rich and rigorous, which provides all students the opportunity attain their highest potential.

Message from the School Library - Carolyn Sommers Tillotson, School Librairian

On behalf of the students of Eagle Ridge Academy, THANK YOU for the donations of books to our school library in honor of National Reading Month in March. Close to 300 new or gently used books are being added to the shelves! We now have more copies of popular series, can replace well-loved books, and are able to add several exciting new titles. The students are thrilled! Thank you for your generosity.

Fourth Grader Anika M. Wins Aquarium Club T-Shirt Design Contest

Congratulations to fourth grader Anika M. for winning the ERA Aquarium Club's T-shirt Design Contest! Anika's design was chosen from 178 contest entries. Aquarium Club's leaders surprised her in Ms. Oie's class with balloons and a $20 Amazon gift card.
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School of Grammar Yearbooks Nearly Sold Out!

Yearbook orders are still being accepted online until they are sold out. Personalized yearbooks with names and icons are no longer available to order. To purchase a School of Grammar yearbook for only $31 plus tax, please click here. Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of May. You may contact Jami Kruschke with Lower School yearbook questions.

Community Updates: Schools of Logic & Rhetoric

March Pillar Award Recipients - Romelle P., Schools of Logic & Rhetoric Assistant Principal

CIPHER (Citizenship, Integrity, Perseverance, Honor, Excellence, Respect) is more than a motto -- it’s what we strive to follow in our actions with our fellow Gryphons.


The Schools of Logic & Rhetoric hold monthly Pillar Assemblies, at which six students from each of the Upper School grades are recognized for displaying CIPHER throughout the month. Each student is nominated for a Pillar Award by one of their teachers, who writes a short paragraph describing how the student exemplified their pillar, which is shared the student body.


Congratulations to our March Pillar Award recipients! Thank you for demonstrating CIPHER every day and for being role models at Eagle Ridge Academy.

Only 17 Upper School Yearbooks Left!

Order your yearbook before they all sell out! To purchase a Schools of Logic & Rhetoric yearbook, please click here. Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of May. You may contact Emma Conner with Upper School yearbook questions.

Updates from Mary Johnson, College and Academic Advisor

Dear School of Rhetoric Families,


Hennepin County Technical College Open House

Hennepin Technical College is hosting a Zoom Open House from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, for students interested in a career as a Dental Assistant. Students who attend the Open House will receive a code to waive the $20 admission fee when applying to HTC. Use this link for more information or to register. Direct any questions you may have to dentalcareers@hennepintech.edu.


Seniors: Complete you FAFSA

Seniors who have not completed the FAFSA, please do so as soon as possible to receive the maximum aid package from your college or university. Go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa to complete your FAFSA today. Need assistance? Email Mary Johnson at majohnson@eagleridgeacademy.org.


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ACT/SAT Score Optional

The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities has announced that an ACT/SAT score is optional for students applying to enter in the fall of 2023.


University of Wisconsin Badger Precollege

University of Wisconsin Madison Badger Precollege welcomes students completing grades 9-12 to pursue their academic passions and meet new friends this summer. Badger Precollege encourages students to:

  • Challenge their curiosity and expand academic interests
  • Learn from experienced educators, UW faculty, and other experts
  • Participate online or in person on the UW–Madison campus
  • Meet like-minded peers from around the world
  • Enjoy the resources and reputation of a top-ranked university
  • Explore their personal path to college

Courses this summer include Forensic Science (ALP program), Music, Art & Technology (Badger Precollege Online), Human Language & Identity, and Satellite Science & Programming for Meteorology (Badger Summer Scholars) — just to name a few! All interested students encouraged to apply; scholarships are available. Program registration closes on April 30. Apply today!


St. Catherine University Summer Fashion Program

This summer, St. Catherine University invites high school students to explore the world of fashion from design principles to merchandising techniques at its St. Paul campus. Participants will discover career tracks in the fashion industry and leave with portfolio essentials. The five-day Summer Fashion Workshop is open to students in grades 10-12 who identify as women, nonbinary, or genderqueer and will take place July 11-15, 1:00-5:00 p.m.,


Each afternoon has two 90-minute instruction and activity sessions that will take place on campus grounds, in our fashion labs, or at exhibit spaces. Activities include sketching fashion figures, sewing to upcycle a design, devising merchandising strategies, creating collage drawings, making a trend board, styling a model & assembling a photoshoot, and much more! The program costs $300. A reduced cost of $50 is available for families who qualify for free/reduced price lunch. For more information and to sign up, visit https://www.stkate.edu/fashion-summer-workshop-2022.


DePaul University Peer Editors

DePaul University’s College Access office has a team of Peer Editors who are available to virtually edit student essays for free. Having an extra set of eyes on a personal statement, a college essay, or a scholarship essay can be a lifesaver, and they are here to help. More details and the submission form are available at http://go.depaul.edu/essay-editing.


Sincerely,


Mary Johnson

majohnson@eagleridgeacademy.org

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Save the Date: 2nd Annual ERA Activities & Athletics Awards Celebration Sunday, May 22

The ERA Booster Club is busy planning another fun event! The 2nd Annual ERA Activities & Athletics Awards Celebration will take place at Eagle Ridge Academy in the evening of Sunday, May 22. Watch for your invitation in the mail.

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SUPPORT ERA ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES!

  1. Volunteer during spring games and matches. Please go to www.ERABooster.org and click on the volunteer tab to sign up.
  2. Become a Booster Club Member! Memberships range from a free Patron member to a Gryphon member that provides access to all home games, a free concession snack, a free ticket to the end-of-year awards ceremony, and more. Show your school spirit and become a member today. Go to www.ERABooster.org and look for the "Become a Booster" button on the home page.
  3. Join the ERA Booster Club Board! The ERA Booster Club is looking for parents interested in contributing to the growth and excellence of letter-eligible activities. Leading a committee for the Booster Club takes 7-10 hours per month. We currently need parents with an interest in fundraising, sponsorship, or communications. Email us at erabooster@gmail.com.

Learn more by visiting the ERA Booster Club website (erabooster.org) or by joining the Facebook group today!

Gryphon Track & Field Starts Season Off Strong

The first Track & Field meet of the season took place at the International School of Minnesota on Tuesday, April 5, with nine teams competing. Overall, the Gryphon Boys team placed second in the meet and the Gryphon Girls placed first! View full results here: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAnd.../meet/448067/results/all.


We are so proud of our over 100 Track & Field athletes for putting their all into the first meet, in spite of the rain and cold. Thank you to this year's incredible coaches, including the ones pictured here, for their time, energy, dedication, and optimism! We can't wait to see our athletes continue to improve this season.

Developing Connections

Register for the Donut Dash 5K for Free Donuts, Free Zumba Workout, Free Chick-fil-A, and More!

Don't forget to register for the 8th Annual Donut Dash 5K and Mini-Donut 1/2 Mile for Kids with a whole NEW 5K COURSE, which will leave and finish at Eagle Ridge Academy for the first time ever! Whether you are a runner, a walker, or a donut-enthusiast, this is the event for you!


There's a lot more to the 5K than the race, however!

  • DJ Chad with Trivia Stash will be spinning tunes all morning to pump up the crowd!
  • ERA parent and Zumba®/HIIT instructor/Certified Personal Trainer Eryn Stennes will be joining us to lead the crowd in a high energy and fun Zumba workout!

  • Complimentary chair massages and rock tape applications will be available, compliments of Health Source Eden Prairie!

  • Each 5K participant and Kids Mini Donut Dash 1/2 Mile participant will receive free donuts!

  • Chick-fil-A – St. Louis Park will have their food truck on site selling breakfast sandwiches. Every 5K finisher will receive a free Chicken Biscuit!

  • Fun youth activities run by ERA teachers Coach Kenny and Mrs. Sheppard!

  • And so much more!


The event will take place on Saturday, May 7, starting at 8:00 a.m. Visit www.eagleridgeacademy.org/donut-dash-5K to view the race map, see fun photos from previous years, and for more information.


Online registration is OPEN! To register via mail with cash or check (made payable to FERA), please download the registration brochure and return with your payment to Eagle Ridge Academy. All registrations are non-refundable.


*Due to supply chain issues, we had to put our shirt order in on April 8. Any registrants after April 8 are not guaranteed a race shirt or one in their preferred size. We will do our best to accommodate demand with the overages we ordered.


5K Pricing:
$35 Adult 5K Registration (on or before April 21)
$30 Student and Alumni 5K Pricing
$40 5K Registration (after April 21 to race day)

Kids Mini Donut Dash 1/2 Mile Pricing:
(Kids 10 and younger)

$15 Mini-Donut Dash Pricing (on or before April 21)
$20 Mini-Donut Dash (after April 21 to race day)


We are grateful for our generous sponsors, who make this event possible! Thanks to Bester Bros. Transfer & Storage, Boston Scientific, Burn Boot Camp, Chick-fil-A – St. Louis Park, Costco, The Dental Specialists Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, HealthSource of Eden Prairie, Holaday Circuits, JB Realty, KwikTrip, Richfield Blacktop, Sam’s Club, Stieg Strand / RE/MAX Results, TC Running Company, Hopkins VFW Post 425, and Universal Cleaning.


All proceeds from the event will benefit student enrichment at Eagle Ridge Academy. If you do not wish to run but would like to make a 100% tax-deductible donation to Friends of Eagle Ridge Academy to help support student enrichment and Classical Education, please click here.


We cannot wait to have everyone together again for one of our favorite annual events AND to welcome everyone to the new course. We hope to see you there! Questions? Please contact Kelly Schiffman at kschiffman@eagleridgeacademy.org.

Help Support the Donut Dash and Gryphon Classic Golf Tournament!

Running, walking, and golf not your thing but you still would like to be involved? See below for opportunities to help with our spring and summer fundraisers!


  1. Sponsor the events with the donation of a product or financial gift.
  2. Ask your employer to participate as a sponsor.
  3. Volunteer to help at the 5K on May 7. We need 50 volunteers.
  4. Donate a 100% tax-deductible gift.
  5. Help promote both events by sharing on your social media or by word of mouth. Invite your friends, family, and colleagues.


For more information on how you may participate in the development of Eagle Ridge Academy, please contact me at 952-746-7760, ext. 1107 or by email at kschiffman@eagleridgeacademy.org. Visit our website for online giving and other important information at https://eagleridgeacademy.org/giving/ways-to-support-era/.

9th Annual Gryphon Classic Golf Tournament Information

We are excited to announce that the annual golf tournament will be hosted at Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park for the first time! The event will take place on Tuesday, June 21. Edinburgh USA is a public course and is one of only two courses in Minnesota designed by world renowned architect Robert Trent Jones II, who also designed Chambers Bay, site of the 2015 U.S. Open. Prizes this year are from the Edinburgh Pro Shop. All golfers will receive an Edinburgh golf hat (pictured below)!


The annual golf scramble is a fun event that brings people together for a day to benefit the students of Eagle Ridge Academy. The event includes 18 holes of golf, cart and green fees, lunch and social hour by D’Amico Catering, raffle, complimentary drink ticket, and golfer gift.


Last year, proceeds supported the Playscape and Grounds Beautification Project at Eagle Ridge Academy, bringing outdoor learning and enhanced play to our students. This year, proceeds will support a new Grow Your Own Teacher Program at Eagle Ridge Academy.


For more information and to register online: Golf Brochure / Online Registration

Registrations are non-refundable.


Event Agenda
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. — Check-In, Lunch, and Driving Range
1:15 p.m. — Be ready in your carts
1:30 p.m. — Shotgun
5:30 p.m. — Social Hour and Awards


To sponsor the golf tournament, please view our Sponsorship Flyer for various options and opportunities. Contact: Mrs. Kelly Schiffman, ERA Director of Development; 952-746-7760, ext. 1107; kschiffman@eagleridgeacademy.org.

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Volunteer this Spring!

We have several opportunities available for volunteers this spring. There’s a job for everyone – let us know if you can help. Sign up to volunteer today.

Pledge Your Support

Pledge your annual support to Eagle Ridge Academy with an affordable monthly gift, broken down into smaller amounts, which makes giving easier and allows a predictable revenue source for Eagle Ridge Academy. Click here to pledge your annual support.

Corporate Match Programs

Do you work for an employer who has a Matching Gift Program or supports community events as recommended by the employee?


Consider reaching out to your Community Relations or HR department to ask about their community support and employee giving opportunities. Many organizations match employee gifts up to 100% (essentially doubling the impact of your gift to the Academy), donate to charities of choice based on volunteer hours, and sponsor events financially or with in-kind donations. Search this website to see if your workplace matches. Be informed by asking today!

Shop with SCRIP

Eagle Ridge Academy offers SCRIP, a gift card program that gives back to Eagle Ridge Academy with purchases on everyday items such as groceries, restaurants, retail, and gas. Buy gift cards at face value from more than 750 retailers and SCRIP donates a portion of all purchases back to Eagle Ridge Academy. Orders go in on Friday, with delivery to ERA the following Tuesday. Learn more here.

AmazonSmile

You can make a difference while you shop! Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5542621 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app (go to "Settings" in the app, then click "AmazonSmile" to manage this) and AmazonSmile donates to Friends of Eagle Ridge Academy, Inc.

PTO Looking for 2022-2023 Board Members

Join the PTO Board for the 2022-2023 school year! Please nominate yourself or another person here.

We are looking for engaged and enthusiastic ERA parents, teachers, and staff to join us to fulfill our mission of creating fun student events and supporting our teachers. No experience necessary - just a desire to have fun, meet others, and serve our community!

You can find the description of each of the PTO Board roles under the tab PTO Board Responsibilities. Please note that this is only a guide, as our group thrives on flexibility, teamwork, and fun!

Nominations are due by May 1, 2022, and the new Board will be voted on by attendees at our PTO Quarterly Community Meeting on May 11, 2022.

Upcoming PTO Events

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week May 2-6

Help our PTO shower Eagle Ridge Academy teachers with love and appreciation during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! Here’s how:

    • Parent donations will be used to treat teachers and staff to special gifts during the week of May 2!
    • Order gifts or gift cards for teachers and staff off of the Amazon wish list! Drop off or mail the gifts to the main office with a note for PTO.
    • Donate gift cards! The PTO will accept $5-$20 gift cards for anything you think teachers and staff would appreciate. Drop them off or mail them into the main office.


Grades K-8 Invited to Disney/Marvel-Themed School Skate Night on May 19

The PTO is excited to bring back their grades K-8 school skate! Join them at Skateville (201 River Ridge Cir. S, Burnsville, MN 55337) on Thursday, May 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. for skating, games, prizes, and music! Roller skate rental is $6/person, inline skate rental is $3/person. Children MUST be accompanied by adults. It is not a drop-off event. Come dressed in your favorite Disney or Marvel costume and you might win a prize for best-dressed!

Family Contributions

We appreciate the family contributions to the PTO fund that have brought us halfway to our goal for the year. You can always make a donation online or mail a check to PTO at the school's address. The donations go toward building community and providing fun events for the children to enhance their school experience.

Share Your Contact Information in the Family Directory

Since our school is unable to publish or otherwise share family contact information, we want to encourage families to share their contact information in the school directory via Membership Tool Kit. Doing so makes it much easier to communicate between families, share classroom opportunities, publicize grade level get-togethers, and assist one another with homework and uniform questions.


Membership Tool Kit gives you control over what information you share and is available both online and as an app. Create an account here.


If you already have an account, use the same link to access it through your mobile app or computer and update your family information including teacher or advisor name.

Stay Connected!

Follow the ERA PTO on Facebook! Search Eagle Ridge Academy PTO on Facebook or follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/ERAPTOMtka/.


Sincerely,


Your 2021-2022 PTO Board

President – Elena Ryabinin

Vice-President – Poornima Pelluri

Treasurer – Tina Loutsch

Teacher Liaisons – Lindsay Thomas (1st grade teacher) and Jessica Bergeron (9th grade Latin teacher)

Community Engagement – Gretchen Stone; Carolyn Sommers Tillotson

Feel free to reach out to PTO via email pto.eagleridge@gmail.com.

Support ERA Through Box Tops for Education and Coca-Cola GIVE Programs

See It… Save It!
Did you know that you can support Eagle Ridge Academy through your everyday purchases with the Box Tops for Education and Coca-Cola GIVE programs? These programs are free and simple to use. Not only that, but anyone can participate—grandparents, neighbors, and friends—so check out these programs today, and while you’re at it, get a couple of friends on board too!


Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education (BTFE) helps families earn money for Eagle Ridge Academy with products they already buy. It only takes minutes to get the Box Tops app through the app store on your phone and follow the prompts to set up your account. Be sure to enter ERA as your school. Once you have the app set up, it’s a snap to use it to scan your receipt every time you buy groceries. The app automatically finds eligible items and credits them to ERA! You can even see in the app how much money has been given to our school this year and what products have special Box Tops promotions going on. Visit boxtops4education.com for more information.


Coca-Cola GIVE
To contribute through Coca-Cola GIVE, Simply look for a code on Coke products. It can be found under screw tops or inside the boxes of 12- and 24-packs. When you see one, head to us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/ and search for Eagle Ridge Academy. Enter or scan the code and you’re done! Visit us.coca-cola.com/give/ for more information. Email seeitsaveitera@gmail.com if you have any questions about either program.

Getting Creative in the School of Grammar

Functional Art

Last quarter in Ms. Kruschke's Lower School art class, students learned about various artworks from different Native American tribes, such as Dine’ (Navaho) Saddle Blanket, Plains Buffalo Robe, Kopi Kachina Doll, and Mesquakie Bear Claw Necklace. They then discussed how these works of art are functional and considered crafts. These discussions led to the art students creating a radial design weaving as part of a large group assemblage.

Mario Kart in Physical Education

Our Lower School Gryphons enjoyed playing Mario Kart in real life in physical education before break. Thank you to Coach Kenny for finding exciting and unique ways to get our students moving! Coach Kenny and Gryphon Track & Field Coach Heidi Sheppard will run the kids activities and the Mini Donut 1/2 mile at this year's Donut Dash 5K on May 7! Register today to join the fun: https://www.eagleridgeacademy.org/donut-dash-5k/.
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Thank you for reading the Eagle Eye newsletter and for staying updated on what's going on at Eagle Ridge Academy. If you haven't already, make sure to like the ERA Facebook page and follow the ERA Instagram and Twitter accounts to see more frequent updates. The next issue of the Eagle Eye newsletter will be published on Thursday, April 28.