EAGLE EXPRESS

February 24, 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.

SPELLING BEE WINNERS

A big shout out to all our classroom/grade level spelling bee winners. Everyone did their class proud at last Friday's Spelling Bee.


CONGRATULATIONS to our school winners:


1st Place: Linea Diab from Mr. Shepherd's 3rd grade class

Runner Up: Kenny Churchill from Ms. Edison's 6th grade class.


Linea will be representing Eagle Academy the Alaska State Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts' Discovery Theater in downtown Anchorage.

BREAKFAST, BLANKETS, and a BOOK

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SPRING PICTURE DAY


Spring Pictures are coming! Flyers should be coming home today. All students will be photographed. Uniforms are not required. No orders are needed unless you want to have a specific background (#1 is default) or have special notes for the photographer (ie. please show teeth in smile). Pictures will come home later for you to decide which you would like to keep and pay for, or return those that you don't want to buy.


Kindergarten and 6th grade graduation pictures will be taken at the same time. It is helpful to have hairstyles that will allow the students to wear the graduation cap.


Sibling or group photos can be done at 8 am, followed by students beginning at 8:35 am. We will not be having retakes at the school. 4-5 volunteers are needed to help with picture day. Please contact Jennifer Bundy, 907-884-5008 to sign up.

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NEWBORNS IN NEED - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 5

We will collect items starting February 10th and going until March 5th. There will be a collection box in each classroom.


Items on the Wish List:


  • Sleepers, gowns, undershirts, and onesies (preemie & newborn-three months)
  • Clothing new and gently used in sizes newborn to 12 months
  • Receiving blankets, quilts (approximately 35 X 45) fleece blankets and afghans (30 X 30 and larger)
  • Socks, booties
  • Bibs, burp cloths, pacifiers, and bottles – BPA free
  • Toiletries and wipes, regular size and trial sizes
  • Diapers and pull-ups (all sizes, with most emphasis on newborn size)
  • Small toys
  • Baby formula (Enfamil, etc.)

BOOK CHARACTER DAY

Friday February 28th is Book Character Day! In conjunction with Breakfast, Blanket and a Book students are invited to dress as their favorite book character as we celebrate Read Across America. Costumes should be appropriate for school and keep in mind that students will still be going to recess. Students who do not wish to participate must be in uniform.
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Easy Ways to Help the PTO Fundraise

If you shop at Fred Meyer's or Amazon, you can easily help us fundraise! Sign up for Fred Meyer Community Rewards once you've gotten a rewards card, all you have to do at checkout then is enter your rewards info and the EACS PTO automatically gets a donation from Fred Meyer. Same thing with Amazon, log into Amazon Smile and choose our PTO as your charity of choice, remember to log online to Amazon Smile before clicking purchase and the PTO gets a donation from Amazon. See attached for detailed instructions.

BOX TOP DEADLINE

Keep clipping box tops and scanning your receipts. The next deadline to send box tops in to classrooms is Friday, February 28th. First grade currently has the trophy honors, can another class dethrone them? We can't wait to find out!

ANNUAL IDITAREAD

The PTO is gearing up for the annual Iditaread for the month of March. This annual program encourages students to log reading time and minutes read equals out to miles on the Iditarod trail. Stay tuned next week for more information coming home.

STUDENT CREATED ARTWORK = PTO FUNDRAISER

The annual Square One Art fundraiser takes student created artwork and translates it into tangible items you can purchase: stickers, water bottles, reusable bags, aprons, luggage tags and more! Keep an eye out for sticker sheet samples of your student(s) artwork and instructions on how to purchase and support this awesome PTO fundraiser!

PTO MONTHLY MEETING

Join us for the next PTO monthly meeting on Thursday, March 6th at 6pm in the staff lounge at school. Attending meetings counts toward volunteer time, we would love to see you there!

MARCH FAMILY FUN NIGHT - FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT/SCIENCE FAIR FINALE

The PTO is working up some fun plans for the March Family Fun Night. You'll be able to come see all the Science Fair projects on display and vote for your favorite, as well as participate in literacy themed activities. We hope you'll join us for this FREE event Friday, March 20th from 6pm-8pm at school.

VOLUNTEER HOURS AT HOME

In preparation of the March Family Fun Night, the PTO has some at home projects that can be done prior to the event that count as volunteer time, sign up here, thank you: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4FAAA92EA6F94-family

PTO Board Vacancies

The PTO needs YOU! If you've been thinking you'd like to get more involved in helping out at school, joining the PTO is a great way to meet that need. Come to the next meeting and learn about the open positions for next year: Chair, Treasurer and Parent Representative.

GET YOUR LABEL ON!

The lost and found at school is piling up. Come swing in any time to see if anything belongs to you. The PTO has an ongoing fundraiser with Mabel's Labels, shop their website for customizable labels for things like clothes (snow pants and gloves), water bottles, lunch Tupperware, anything! Shop here and the PTO gets a portion of the proceeds: campaigns.mabelslabels.com and enter "Eagle Academy Charter School PTO".

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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!


  • February is Visit Our Schools Month - every Tuesday at 9:30 am
  • February 25th Visit Our Schools Tour - 6:00 pm


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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EAGLE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL ACADEMIC POLICY BOARD

Deanne Carroll - Principal

Vanessa Hall - APB Chair

Missy TImberlake - APB Teacher

Mindy Edison - APB Teacher

Jennifer Bundy - APB Member

Deb Ceiplak - APB Member

Paige Saylor - APB Member