EAGLE EXPRESS

December 16, 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.

Winter Break Message

Dear Eagle Academy Families


During this holiday season of celebration, giving, and family gatherings, I am reminded of the following quote from the Dalai Lama: “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” We are very fortunate that at EACS our teachers and staff show love and compassion to our students’ lives every day.


During Winter Break, we would like to encourage you to continue to read with your child for 20 minutes or more each day. Reading is such a powerful tool for building a child’s mind and reading together builds even stronger familial bonds.


Have a safe and joyful holiday season with your family and friends. We look forward to seeing you all when we return to school on January 6th, 2020


Yours Truly,

Principal Carroll & Staff of Eagle Academy

ALL SCHOOL HOLIDAY CONCERT


Date: Wednesday, December 18th

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Community Covenant Church.


Students should wear holiday themed clothing, or bright Christmas colors, as you might wear to a party or to church. Dress pants or dresses/skirts are appropriate. Holiday sweaters are fine. Dress shoes are appropriate.


Students should arrive at the church by 6:10 pm on the 18th to prepare for our concert. The concert should last about one hour. You are welcome to invite family and friends to our performance.


We can use 2 parent volunteers per grade level. Please consider helping our students at the concert. Contact Mrs. Harple at the school if you can help. Thank you to the parents who have already volunteered.

CALLING ALL DADS

Eagle Academy Charter School values and appreciates the contributions and support we receive from all of our amazing stakeholders. We would not be the school that we are without your support. We would like to send out a special invitation to our dads to come spend some time volunteering so that our boys can have more opportunities to see and interact with men in the school environment. We believe that your presence in the building will be of great benefit in helping to build character in our young men.


Below is a list of opportunities that we hope some of our dads will take advantage of. We are always open to your suggestions on how we can work together to create an environment that you feel comfortable spending time in.


  • Greenhouse clean-up and repairs (Mrs. Timberlake)
  • Storage Room Reorganization (front office)
  • Replace hooks in classrooms (front office)
  • Snow removal (anytime it snows. shovels are outside front entry)
  • Playground duty (referee/coach soccer, dodgeball, flag football, etc.)(front office)
  • Support in the classrooms (classroom teachers)
  • Develop and manage an after-school club for our boys (Principal Carroll)


You can contact the front office, Mrs. Carroll, or any classroom teacher for more information on these and other dad-friendly volunteer opportunities. We hope to hear from you soon.


EACS Staff

PIZZA *THURSDAY* THIS WEEK

Thursday this week will be a Pizza Day.

If you paid for the year: No order form is needed.

If you did NOT pay for the year: Please complete the order form that will come home with your student today, in Monday Folders, and return with payment by 9am on Tuesday for your child to get pizza.

Thank you for supporting the 6th Grade and their end of year field trip!

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SPIRIT DAY

The December Spirit Day will be Pajama Day! On Thursday, December 19th students are invited to wear school appropriate pajamas.


Keep in mind that students will still be going outside for recess and that tights should be worn under nighties.


Students who don’t wish to participate must be in uniform or APB approved swag.

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NORTHERN LIGHTS COUPON BOOKS

We only have 23 books left!


Your support has been nothing short of amazing, thank you. If you're looking for last minute gift ideas or want to get yours before we close our sales, please contact Alysia Thayer at (303)378-3097 by JANUARY 7TH!

BOX TOPS

Keep scanning your receipts and clipping those tops, our quarterly deadline is THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19TH!


First grade has a firm grip on that trophy, can anyone else earn more this quarter?!

CITRUS ORDER UPDATE

Rain, Rain, Go Away!


Excessive rain in California has caused our farmer to delay picking/shipping of our citrus order. We are with you in disappointment, but this will ensure our orders are as fresh as can be! Stay tuned for a delivery date which is expected to be after holiday break commences.

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Dear EACS Parents, Guardians, and Staff:


A student who attends a local High School was diagnosed with pertussis this week, which is more commonly known as whooping cough.


Pertussis is a contagious respiratory infection, and is called whooping cough because of the characteristic sound of the cough it causes. The illness usually begins with a runny nose and mild cough that last about a week. If your child has or develops symptoms of pertussis, please see your health care provider, and notify the school nurse. Children who become ill with pertussis need to be treated and to stay home for the 5 days of treatment.


Most elementary school children who have completed their childhood DTaP vaccination are initially protected against pertussis. However, this protection wanes over time and nearing 6th-grade children usually receive their booster Tdap. The best means of stopping the spread of pertussis is to make sure you and your children are up-to-date with DTaP and/or Tdap vaccinations.


If you have concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to call.

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All-School Holiday Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 18th, 6:30pm

16123 Artillery Road

Anchorage, AK

  • Students should arrive at the church by 6:10 pm
  • Students should wear holiday-themed clothing, or bright Christmas colors, as you might wear to a party or to church. Dress pants or dresses/skirts are appropriate. Holiday sweaters are fine. Dress shoes are appropriate.

PARENT ORIENTATION MEETINGS

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, but it is also VERY informative for those who are interested in our program. There is a power point presentation explaining our program and philosophy, curriculum is out and available for your to review, you will get a tour of the school and there is a question and answer time. It usually takes about 30 - 45 minutes depending on the number of questions. We would love to have you come!


  • Friday, January 10th - 9:00 am
  • February is Visit Our Schools Month - every Tuesday at 9:30 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. We look forward to seeing you.

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The Boston Tea Party

On December 16, 1773, in Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor.


The midnight raid, popularly known as the “Boston Tea Party,” was in protest of the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the East India Company to undercut even tea smuggled into America by Dutch traders, and many colonists viewed the act as another example of taxation tyranny.

First airplane flies

On December 17 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft. Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight.

U.S. approves end to internment of Japanese Americans

On December 17, 1944, U.S. Major General Henry C. Pratt issues Public Proclamation No. 21, declaring that, effective January 2, 1945, Japanese American “evacuees” from the West Coast could return to their homes.


During the course of World War II, 10 Americans were convicted of spying for Japan, but not one of them was of Japanese ancestry. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill to recompense each surviving internee with a tax-free check for $20,000 and an apology from the U.S. government.

Mayflower lands at Plymouth Harbor

On December 18, 1620, the British ship Mayflower landed at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers prepared to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony.


The famous Mayflower story began in 1606, when a group of reform-minded Puritans in Nottinghamshire, England, founded their own church, separate from the state-sanctioned Church of England. Accused of treason, they were forced to leave the country and settle in the more tolerant Netherlands. After 12 years of struggling to adapt and make a decent living, the group sought financial backing from some London merchants to set up a colony in America. On September 6, 1620, 102 passengers–dubbed Pilgrims by William Bradford, a passenger who would become the first governor of Plymouth Colony–crowded on the Mayflower to begin the long, hard journey to a new life in the New World.

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It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

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