The Eagle Eye

September 1, 2022 - Eagle Ridge Academy - 2022-23 Issue 1

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 2

Monday, September 5

  • NO SCHOOL due to Labor Day.

Thursday, September 8

Friday, September 9

Saturday, September 10

Tuesday, September 13

Wednesday, September 14

Please note: only home games and matches for Gryphon Activities are listed on this calendar. To see a full list of Gryphon games, matches, and practices, please view the Activities Calendar.

Notes from the Eagle Ridge Academy Board of Directors

Dear Eagle Ridge Academy Community,

On behalf of the Eagle Ridge Academy Board of Directors, welcome to the 2022–2023 school year. Please see below for a brief introduction to each of the officers. Board officer bios can be found on this page. Board officers hold positions for one academic year.

Clare Murray – Chair (First grade teacher and parent of two School of Grammar Gryphons)

Matthew Berg – Vice Chair (Latin teacher)

David Croson – Treasurer (Parent of Schools of Logic & Rhetoric Gryphons)

Anne Bartow – Secretary (Second grade teacher and parent of a School of Grammar Gryphon)

Gail Hiatt - Community Member

Elliot Loutsch - Parent

Elizabeth Longo - Parent

Farhiya Roble - Parent

The Board of Directors currently has two vacant teacher positions. Interested parties and those with questions are free to contact any Board officer.

We look forward to working with you to serve our students this school year!

Notes on the 2022-23 School Year from Executive Director Jason Ulbrich

Welcome to the 2022 school year! This year brings genuine excitement to learning and to getting back to education as we know it at Eagle Ridge Academy. As a Classical school that focuses on the art of living well, we are in constant pursuit of truth, virtue, beauty, and goodness. This is achieved by providing an education that demands the best in academic achievement, behavior, and attitude from both our staff and students.

At the heart of a Classical education at Eagle Ridge Academy are the kindhearted, intelligent, and disciplined teachers that we entrust to your children. We trust their judgement to positively influence the students to be independent thinkers and lifelong learners who are capable of engaging in civil discourse. While many schools across the nation struggle with how to engage students in difficult conversations regarding history, politics, religion, and social issues, our teachers gracefully facilitate conversations where students disagree with each other. They teach students to have true civil discourse.

To live well is a constant pursuit and almost never fully achieved. Eagle Ridge Academy is constantly trying to improve how we meet the needs of our students. We have had much success but also made many mistakes. We strive to grow from our mistakes and always fail forward!

After Labor Day, the Eagle Ridge Academy Board of Directors will begin their strategic planning. This process will start by surveying all stakeholder groups to include staff, students, and parents. The Board of Directors will then conduct focus groups in late October to find out what is going well and which areas need improvement. The BOD will use this information to develop a five-year plan to enable us to be the best school possible.

Thank you for choosing Eagle Ridge Academy!


Jason Ulbrich, Executive Director

Notes on Canvas from Academic Director Susan Bloomgren

Dear Families,

As we conclude the second week of school, we are so grateful that Classical instruction looks more like a return to normal than the previous two years. A Classical education takes a traditional, time-tested approach to instruction that involves teacher-directed instruction along with student discussion.

As part of this shift back to normal, parents will see teachers returning to the use of Infinite Campus as a grading and messaging system more frequently, and technology will be used less in the classroom, including the use of Canvas.

Canvas was a learning tool adopted in the 20-21 school year as a response to COVID and distance learning. With the unknown of whether distance learning would still need to be an option last year, Canvas continued to be used by the majority of teachers. This year, it is an optional tool for teachers to use within their classroom with students. We anticipate that students will no longer use Canvas for assignment submission next school year.


Susan Bloomgren

Eagle Ridge Academy School Portrait Days on September 13 (K-5) & 14 (6-12)

School of Grammar Picture Day is Tuesday, September 13. Schools of Logic & Rhetoric Picture Day is Wednesday, September 14. Please note that the dates listed in the Upper School planner are incorrect. We apologize for the inconvenience. Formal uniforms are REQUIRED for school pictures.

Click here for School of Grammar Formal Dress Requirements.

Click here for Schools of Logic & Rhetoric Formal Dress Requirements.

High Priority Volunteer Needs

Do you have a few hours to help on the School Portrait Days scheduled for September 13 and 14? As a volunteer, you will help check kids in, get them through the lines in an orderly manner, and make sure their uniforms are straight and neat. Lower School classes will also need volunteers to walk students from the classroom to the area outside of the auditorium.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with technology cart disassembly. Sign up for high priority volunteer needs here.

Monthly Volunteer Wednesdays are back! Please click here to sign up to come into the building once a month to help with teacher and school projects.

Community Updates: School of Grammar

School of Grammar Curriculum Night, September 14 - Janelle Mellgren, School of Grammar Principal

School of Grammar Families,

Our year has begun smoothly, calmly, and joyfully. Many thanks to your children, our families, parent volunteers, and staff. We are so grateful to be back and learning together. I look forward to seeing many of you during our School of Grammar Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 14, where we will get to explain more about our wonderful new language arts program, Amplify CKLA, and all the other exciting things we will be learning this year! We ask that you please leave your children at home or in the care of others as this is a parents-only event. More communication about Curriculum Night will be coming from your child’s teachers.

Please see the times below. We look forward to seeing you on September 14!

School of Grammar Curriculum Night Schedule

  • Grades K-3: 6:00-7:00 p.m. in classrooms
  • Specialists (Art, PE, Latin, Music): 7:00-7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium
  • Grades 4-5: 7:30-8:30 p.m. in classrooms

Gryphon Groups: K-5 Small Group Counseling Opportunities with School Counselor Mr. M

What are Gryphon Groups?

Gryphon Groups are a safe space for students to learn and practice skills for success and deal with challenging situations and feelings. Groups will meet once per week over lunch for eight sessions. No class time is missed.

Who leads Gryphon Groups?

Zac MacLean (Mr. M), K-5 Counselor leads Gryphon Groups.

Please contact Zac MacLean at if you are interested in having your child join a Gryphon Group.

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Community Updates: Schools of Logic & Rhetoric

Schools of Logic & Rhetoric Notes - Erin Johnson, Principal

Schools of Logic & Rhetoric Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are so grateful to be back together this year, seeing and engaging our students in a traditional, Classical education. I have had the opportunity to visit each classroom during this first week back and am happy to report there has been joy on the faces of staff and students alike.

We are excited for some changes in the Schools of Logic and Rhetoric, including a theme of Sweating the Small Stuff. We are focusing on student cognitive engagement, uniforms, and the use of the student planner. Please refresh your understanding of the uniform requirements here.

Please mark your calendar for next Thursday, September 8, to attend Curriculum Night for the Schools of Logic and Rhetoric, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Curriculum Night is a parent-only event. This is a time for you to walk through your child’s schedule, meet their teachers, and be introduced to the curriculum being taught during each class.

We also have a variety of athletics and activities available this year. Talk to your child about participating in our extracurricular activities. We want all students to have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities throughout their time at Eagle Ridge Academy. Participation in extracurriculars provides students with many benefits, including: improved academic performance, higher self-esteem, social opportunities, essential life skills, and information for resumes and college applications. It also helps students figure out how to budget their time appropriately.

We place a high level of academic challenge on our students, but we also want to make sure we show them support to be a well-rounded individual. We are grateful you have chosen Eagle Ridge Academy to educate your students. Go Gryphons!


Erin Johnson

Notes from the Academic Advising Office - Mary Johnson, College and Academic Advisor

Welcome back!

Seniors: view information from multiple colleges at this link.

Application fees should not be a barrier for high school students to apply for college. There are many opportunities for students to apply to Minnesota institutions for free. Check out this list to view free application opportunities at Minnesota colleges and universities.


Ms. MJ

Looking for Activities Leaders - Kris Babler, Activities Director

Dear Families,

There are few better ways to improve the ERA student experience than through participating in activities. For the past several years, this has been our message to our students. Play sports. Make music. Act in a production. Build a robot. Join a team. These experiences enrich life for students and tend to improve academic achievement.

As the district has grown, demand has increased. We are now at a point where we need to call for more involvement from our parent community to participate. We are looking for leaders in a number of roles, several of which have state-caliber participants: Math Team, Mock Trial, Debate/Speech, Middle School Sports Coaches. Join our team and help us build Gryphon Activities.

Go Gryphons!

Kris Babler

Registration for Fall Activities Opens Friday, September 2

Clubs below are organized by grade level. Learn more about each club and register here today:

Discover Fall Session - Forest Lego League (FLL)

WHO: Grades K-1

WHEN: September 26-December 16, Monday-Friday, 3:20-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Area outside the Guidance Counselor's office

ADVISOR: Derek Lutz

COST: $110

Chess Club

WHO: Grades K-12

WHEN: October 25-April 11, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

WHERE: Various Classrooms/Solarium

DIRECTOR: April Grabanski

COST: $175

Grades K-6 Youth Soccer

WHEN: August 20-September 24, Saturdays

  • K: 8-8:35 a.m.
  • Grades 1-2: 8:45-9:30 a.m.
  • Grades 3-4: 9:40-10:30 a.m.
  • Grades 5-6: 10:40-11:50 a.m.

WHERE: ERA Soccer Field (south side of campus)

DIRECTOR: Kris Babler returns to direct; Sam Weigand will assist

COST: $85; Shirt included; Registration is already open!

POTLUCK: September 24 (Time/Location TBD)

Explore Fall Session - First Lego League (FLL)

WHO: Grades 2-3

WHEN: September 26-December 16, Monday-Friday, 3:20-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Area outside the Guidance Counselor's office

ADVISOR: Derek Lutz

COST: $130

3x3 Basketball

WHO: Grades 3-12

WHEN: October 9-23, Sundays, Grades 3-6: 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Grades 7-12: 7:30-8:30 p.m.


ADVISOR: Chad Flies; Assistant Director: Kalvin O'Neal

COST: $5 (Basketballs provided)

Flag Football

WHO: Grades 3-12

WHEN: September 16-October 28, Fridays, 3:30-6:00 p.m.

WHERE: ERA Soccer Field

DIRECTOR: Evan Johnson

COST: $80; Tryouts required

Challenge Fall Session - First Lego League (FLL)

WHO: Grades 4-6

WHEN: September 26-December 16, Monday-Friday, 3:20-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Area outside the Guidance Counselor's office

ADVISOR: Derek Lutz

COST: $160

Gryphon Youth Travel Soccer

WHO: Grades 5-6

WHEN: September, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.; Game times dictated by league

WHERE: ERA Soccer field for practices. Games will be both home and away.

COACHES: We need volunteer coaches! Please reach out to

COST: $150; jersey included; Registration is already open!

Hansel & Gretel Outdoor Play

WHO: Grades 2-6

WHEN: September 7-October 7, Mondays-Fridays, 3:30-4:45 p.m. & October 10-15, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rehearsals in the lunchroom. Shows are in the Courtyard October 14, 5:00 p.m., & October 15, 12:00 p.m.

WHAT IS NEEDED: General Admission is $5 at Door 2.

DIRECTOR: Sylvia Michels

COST: $100/student (Must audition and accept role before registering. Registration opens September 5.

Choir Club

WHO: Grades 3-5

WHEN: October 3-December 12, Mondays, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

WHERE: Ms. Freund’s Classroom, 1609

DIRECTOR: Caroline Freund

COST: $70

Impart Art Club Session 1

WHO: Grades 3-5

WHEN: September 22-December 8, Thursdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

WHERE: Classroom 1510

WHAT IS NEEDED: All supplies are provided. A spirit wear shirt is included as well.

DIRECTOR: Jamie Kruschke

COST: $110

DESCRIPTION: Session #1 will focus on Art Around the World. Students will have a great experience creating new projects with different mediums while exploring various cultures. As we advance our art knowledge and techniques from our ERA classrooms into impart art club, we allow ourselves to embrace skills that are new and fun.

Advanced Competitive Chess Session 1

WHO: Grades 3-12

WHEN: October 27-December 15, Thursdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

WHERE: Various Classrooms/Solarium

**Must have completed one of these prerequisite options: Tactics Level (Included in Tuesday sessions), competed in at least three tournaments, OR approved by Mrs. Grabanski.

DIRECTOR: April Grabanski

COST: $105

Grades 4-6 Youth Running

WHO: Grades 4-6

WHEN: August 31-October 15, Wednesdays, 3:15-3:50 p.m.

WHERE: Meet at ERA Soccer Field (south side of campus)

WHAT IS NEEDED: Shoes to run in, a water bottle, and clothing appropriate for the weather

DIRECTOR: Rob Economy

COST: $80

Middle School Robotics - First Tech Challenge (FTC)

WHO: Grades 6-8

WHEN: September 27-January 19, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:20-5:30 p.m. | Students will participate in a tournament in Burnsville on the weekend of January 14.

WHERE: Upstairs Robotics Room

ADVISOR: Derek Lutz; The program will only have as many teams as we have mentors available. If you are available to mentor, please send an email to Mr. Lutz at

COST: $185

Adaptive Fitness Club

WHO: Students with disabilities in Grades 6-12

WHEN: September 19-April 24, Mondays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

WHERE: Fitness Center (if available) or Room 2105 as needed

WHAT IS NEEDED: Workout clothes or clothes that are easy to move in

DIRECTOR: Kirsten Olson

COST: $0

Junior Classical League

WHO: Grades 6-12

WHEN: Late September-Late May, Occasional Fridays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room #2107

DIRECTOR: Betsy Bixby

COST: $55

Wind In The Willows Fall Play

WHO: Grades 6-12

WHEN: September 12-November 20, Mondays & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. & Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: ERA Auditorium

SHOWS: November 19, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; November 20, 2:00 p.m. | General Admission is $8.

DIRECTOR: Betsy Bixby; Assistant Director: Talia Fittante

COST: $125/student (Must audition and accept role before registering; Auditions September 8 & 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sign-up sheet is located on the Auditorium door. The audition material will be provided on the day of auditions.)

Music Listening Club

WHO: Grades 6-12

WHEN: September 9-March 3, Occasional Mondays, 3:10-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Room 1611

DIRECTOR: Rachel Finnes

COST: $40

Galapagos and Ecuador Club

WHO: Grades 6-12

WHEN: January 2-June 5, Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 1611
DIRECTOR: Rachel Finnes
COST: $25

DESCRIPTION: Weekly meetings to learn about various aspects of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. This is a great idea if you’re a student, parent, or chaperone attending the ERA trip, but not required. Anyone can join!

Pep Band

WHO: Grades 7-12

WHEN: August 30-May 29, Tuesdays, 3:20-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Ms. Conklin’s room, 1612

WHAT IS NEEDED: Bring your instrument!

DIRECTOR: Grace Conklin

COST: $0

Book Club

WHO: Grades 7-12

WHEN: September 28, October 26, November 30, December 14, 3:20-3:50 p.m.

WHERE: Room 1200 (Library)
DIRECTOR: Carolyn Tillotson

COST: $30; If the library doesn't have copies of the book your group wants to read, they will need to be purchased.

D&D Gamers Club

WHO: Grades 9-12

WHEN: September 2-June 2, Fridays, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Room 2121 or 2136

DIRECTOR: Rachel Finnes (Co-Presidents: Gabe G. & Henry D.)


COST: $60

High School Robotics - FIrst Robotics Competition (FRC)

WHO: Grades 9-12

WHEN: October 4-June 1, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Upstairs Robotics Room

ADVISOR: Derek Lutz; The program is always in need of mentors. If you are available to mentor, please send an email to Mr. Lutz at

COST: $200

Easy Ways to Support ERA Athletics and Activities

1. Register on the ERA Booster Club website ( so the ERA Booster Club has a way to communicate with families based on the sports and activities they choose.

2. Become a Booster ( and choose from a variety of support levels, including the FREE Patron level.

Learn more by visiting the ERA Booster Club website or by joining the Facebook group today!

Developing Connections

Ways to Get Involved and Give Back - Kelly Schiffman, Director of Development

Dear Eagle Ridge Academy Families,

Welcome to our 2022-23 school year at ERA! We are excited to engage our families in meaningful and fun activities this year. At Eagle Ridge Academy, we encourage and celebrate involvement from our students, families, and staff/faculty in a variety of ways. Be involved by attending or helping plan an event, volunteering for a project or for a teacher, talking to your employer about sponsorships or partnerships with ERA, or donating a gift to support the important work we do here at Eagle Ridge Academy.

As a tuition-free, public Charter School and a school of choice, Eagle Ridge Academy receives state funding on a per pupil funding structure – determined by MN State legislature. Per pupil funding follows every Minnesota student to the public school the student attends. Both traditional public school districts and public charter schools receive the same per pupil funding rate. But unlike traditional public schools, charter schools do not receive any funds from local voter-approved levies, which, for Eagle Ridge Academy, equates to nearly 30% less funding per year than our neighboring school districts. Therefore, in order to sustain the Academy into future generations, enhance programming, make facility improvements and additions, and offer a competitive compensation plan to our teachers, we must raise funds to close the funding gap.

Funds are raised at Eagle Ridge Academy through several areas of outreach:

· Events

· Corporate Partnerships

· Matching Gift Programs

· Individual Giving

· Employee Giving

· Give to the Max

· Major Gifts

· Capital Campaigns and Year End Appeal

· Grants

· Sponsorships

· Volunteer Match Programs

· Miscellaneous programs such as Raise Right (formally known as SCRIP), AmazonSmile, Microsoft Rewards, etc.

Eagle Ridge Academy is fortunate to have its own foundation, Friends of Eagle Ridge Academy (FERA), a certified 501(c)(3), whose purpose is to support and sustain Eagle Ridge Academy for future generations of scholars, and through which donated funds to the Academy are made.

There are several ways to participate in giving at Eagle Ridge Academy. Creating additional revenue sources and building community is important as we strive to create the best possible educational experience for our students while staying true to our mission. Enjoy giving from the heart for a good cause with the benefit of receiving a tax deduction.

For more information on how you may participate in developing Eagle Ridge Academy, please contact Kelly Schiffman at 952-746-7760, ext. 1107 or by email at Visit our website for online giving and other important information at


Eagle Ridge Academy views parents and students as integral contributors and active participants in our school. The Academy is most successful when parents and students work together with the teachers and staff to create and sustain the best possible learning environment.

We have several opportunities coming up to lend your hands in support! High priority needs right now are for School Portrait Days and Technology Cart Disassembly. For these and more volunteer opportunities, please check out the community opportunities link. Within this link is a separate sign-up for our monthly Volunteer Wednesdays, an opportunity to come in 1x/month to help with teacher and school projects.

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 departments 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 RaiseRight (formerly known as SCRIP)

Eagle Ridge Academy offers RaiseRight, 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 RaiseRight donates a portion of all purchases back to Eagle Ridge Academy. Orders go in on Fridays, with delivery to ERA the following Tuesday. Learn more here.


You can make a difference while you shop! Simply shop at 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.

Save the Date: Eagle Ridge Academy is celebrating Give to the Max Day on November 17!

What if you could help our school receive $1,000 just by giving $10 or more?

Join us for Give to the Max Day on November 17, and you could help us receive $500, $1,000 or $10,000. Just make an online donation on and your donation will be entered into a drawing for a $500 Golden Ticket every 15 minutes for Friends of Eagle Ridge Academy. Donations will help support the students of Eagle Ridge Academy.

Here’s the really exciting part: One donation made on during the Give to the Max Day campaign will be randomly selected to receive a $10,000 super-sized GiveMN Golden Ticket. Starting in October, donors may "schedule" their gifts ahead of time. Please watch for more information.

Help us increase our odds and make the most of your gift by making a donation on November 17 on Search for Friends of Eagle Ridge Academy, then make your donation. Together, we hope to raise more than $10,000 on Give to the Max Day and you can help us reach our goal!

Join us for This Year's Gala for the Gryphons: "A Night of Glitz and Glamour - Honoring Traditions"

SAVE THE DATE! This year's Gala for the Gryphons, A Night of Glitz & Glamour - Honoring Traditions, will take place at Hazeltine National Golf Club on Friday, November 18, 6:00-11:00 p.m. Invitations will be sent to the community and registration will be available in September.

The silent auction is a favorite part of the gala and we’d love your help! Just a few ways to participate:

  • Pull friends or classroom parents together to create a themed basket.
  • Ask your place of employment for a gift or experience.
  • Do you have a timeshare or Airbnb, airline miles, or other unique experience to donate?
  • Do you have season tickets to Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, etc.?
  • Do you own a business and would like to sponsor the event?

Volunteer or attend! We welcome you as part of this fun planning team to meet new people, lend your voice and talents, and help make this night out special! Please email Director of Development Kelly Schiffman at to learn more.

September Food Service Information - Steve Meak, Chef

Eagle Ridge Academy Families,

Thank you for trusting our team to prepare meals for your children. Taher staff will work to make sure that even if the menu must change quickly, your kids will receive a balanced, USDA-approved meal at school. We enjoy seeing every person who walks into the cafeteria — connecting with them and feeding them!


Chef Manager Steve Meak

ERA PTO Welcomes Students, Teachers, Staff, and Families Back to an Exciting New School Year!

We were extremely happy to see many smiling faces at the Meet Your Teacher Nights. Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello. We hop you enjoyed the delicious ice cream treats served by our young volunteers. Thank you for your support!

Family Contributions

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

Stay Connected!

Follow the ERA PTO on Facebook! Search Eagle Ridge Academy PTO on Facebook or follow this link:

Join the K-12 Parent Directory! This is a one-stop app that will help families search, sign up, and connect through our PTO web and mobile app. PTO encourages you to register.

See below for instructions on how to connect through ''My School Anywhere' App;

Step 1:

  • Create an account at
  • If you already have an account from last year, using My School Anywhere, you can use the same email and password to login. You can then confirm or edit your information.

Step 2:

  • Click verify my email and check your email for a link to complete the process.

Wishing you a great school year,

Your 2022-2023 PTO Board

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 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 and search for Eagle Ridge Academy. Enter or scan the code and you’re done! Visit for more information. Email if you have any questions about either program.

Playground Pictures

The first phase of construction on Eagle Ridge Academy's playscape and grounds was completed over the summer. Lower School gryphons now have multiple swing sets, a climbing structure, and basketball hoops to play with! Upper School students now have a cemented designated four square play area, a cemented gaga pit, fencing around the new basketball area, and turf for a football area coming soon. Stay tuned for Upper School recess pictures!

These changes could not have been possible without the support of everyone who donated to the ERA Playscape and Grounds Beautification Project. Thank you for enriching the lives of our students.

Eagle Ridge Academy

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, September 15.