EAGLE EXPRESS

September 3, 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.

Want to know what's happening & when?

The 2019-20 school year is bursting with special activities and events at Eagle Academy. We know how important it is for you to stay informed about what's happening at school. The Eagle Express electronic newsletter, EACS PTO grapevine email & FaceBook page, and the school calendar (attached below) are all great sources of information. We update our website frequently AND you can follow us with the ASD app.

HELP US KEEP KIDS SAFE

Driving while using a handheld cellular telephone or mobile communication device in school zones. (AMC 9.28.055 (E)(1)


It is unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to use a mobile communications device while driving a vehicle within an active school zone or upon school grounds unless:


  1. the vehicle is stopped (in Park); or
  2. the mobile communication device is being used with a hands free device.


"Active school zone" means a school zone with signage, as defined in section 9.04.010, between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and where the maximum speed is 25 miles per hour or less on the streets permanently or due to a temporary speed reduction.

NEW K-2 Screener

FastBridge is the ASD benchmark assessment for students in grades K-2 in reading and mathematics. Grades 3-6 may also use FastBridge as a progress monitoring tool. FastBridge is new to ASD and replaces AIMSweb.


FastBridge utilizes a combination of one-on-one teacher administered measures and computer-based measures in reading and mathematics. FastBridge will be administered three times per year during the ASD Benchmark windows: fall, winter and spring. The fall benchmark dates for Eagle Academy are:


* Fall—September 3 - September 20


Results will be available in Parent Connect the week after each benchmark window closes.

MAP Growth ASSESSMENT (Gr. 3 - 6)

MAP Growth is the ASD benchmark assessment for students in grades 3-9 in reading and mathematics.


MAP Growth is an online assessment tool used for instructional purposes. MAP Growth is an adaptive assessment that provides each student with a personalized testing experience with data that speaks to their individual progress and growth in mathematics and reading. Practice tests and accommodations are available. MAP Growth will be administered three times per year during the ASD Benchmark windows: fall, winter and spring. The fall Eagle Academy benchmark dates are:


* Fall—September 3 - September 20


MAP Growth practice tests are available to allow students the opportunity to become familiar with the types of questions and tools available on the actual MAP Growth assessments such as the highlighter and calculator.


Practice tests are provided at practice.mapnwea.org and require login information (USERNAME: grow PASSWORD: grow) to access.


Here's a short video to help you and your student understand how the MAP Growth assessments & have a positive test experience:

https://share.asdk12.org/support/MAP/Resources/Student%20Experience%20Video.mp4

Instructional Interventionist Wanted

Position Description:


1. Work with students who need extra support on specific, targeted skills in the Kindergarten through 4th grade classrooms

2. Follow a routine schedule that updated bi-monthly

3. Spalding and Saxon experience desired

4. Hours: Monday - Thursday | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


If you are interested please contact the School Office at 742-3025 for more information.

EACS Running Program 2019

Ready to run? It is time for the most popular P.E. club of the year! I am thrilled to offer a free running club. Details are on the permission slip, it starts tomorrow! Parents are encouraged to attend, along with siblings.

Welcome back, I am so excited to teach your students this year!
Anna Crowther, crowther_anna@asdk12.org

LEXIA LAB

Lexia Lab will begin on October 7th. Our school has 30 licenses, and children with greater needs for language arts skills will be given preference to use one. If your child was enrolled last year in Lexia, they should be able to use their license at home until Lexia Lab begins. Lexia Lab is for students in Grades 1 - 6. We are unable to support kindergarten students in the Lexia Lab, but they may sign up for Lexia with Mrs. Copping if their teacher, Miss Deming, feels there is a need for improved language arts skills, and they may work on Lexia at home.


A permission slip to attend Lexia Lab will be provided mid-September via the school newsletter.

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PTO Meeting

Join us 9/10/19 at 6pm in the Staff Lounge for our 1st official meeting of the year. We will be voting on the budget, selecting fundraisers, and more! Childcare provided in the gym is FREE, come join us! Attendance at meetings counts toward volunteer time.


Fleece Wear

In an effort to go digital, the PTO, with the vision and know-how from a parent volunteer, is proud to offer an online option to purchase Fleece Wear. Please visit the following link to place your order and pay online: http://eacs.cheddarup.com by September 16th.


Volunteers

Volunteers make things possible! Thank you to those who sent in completed Volunteer Interest sheets. As events approach, we will get in contact with you via the method of contact you selected. If you'd still like to complete one, please submit in PTO mailbox in lobby or email: Christina.shontz@gmail.com

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HealthWise with Nurse Jan

September is the month for national awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Awareness. Many of us are surprised to learn that every glass of alcohol does have an effect on the unborn child; sometimes it becomes life altering.


As supportive parents and a strong school community, let's take this month and help share the information we have gained about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Knowledge is power and enables people to make choices that benefit them and their families.


I am attaching two flyers for you to view. One is for a free MOVIE Night called "Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up With FASD" that will be shown at the Anchorage Museum on Sep 5th to educate the public. The other one is for the a Support Group for families effected by FASD - the first meeting is Sep 9th. Their theme is: "Bad days/Good days, We get it. We can help."


Please see me with any questions pertaining to FASD or to obtain additional information.

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K-3 Open House

Date: Tuesday, September 3

Time: 6:00 - 7:00

Location: K-3 classrooms


Please make this a priority. There will be a lot of great information about your child/ren’s class. Even if you’re familiar with the school or another child has had a current teacher, you are encouraged to attend. This is a night for parents. Please make other arrangements for your child, if possible. If they must attend, they can hang out with the principal, Mrs. Carroll in the gym.

Grades 4-6 Open House

Date: Wednesday , September 4

Time: 6:00 - 7:00

Location: 4-6 classrooms


Please make this a priority. There will be a lot of great information about your child/ren’s class. Even if you’re familiar with the school or another child has had a current teacher, you are encouraged to attend. This is a night for parents. Please make other arrangements for your child, if possible. If they must attend, they can hang out with the principal, Mrs. Carroll in the gym.

APB MEETING

Date: Sep 5, 2019

Time: 5:45 pm

Location: EACS Staff Lounge

SPALDING PARENT TRAININGS

Eagle Academy is sponsoring “Spalding Night” trainings. We will discuss Spalding and the use of the phonogram cards and techniques to help study spelling words. Families new to Eagle Academy are required to attend the training to help support your child/ren at home. It is also open to families that need a refresher.


Please bring your EACS student/s and phonogram cards. We will have phonogram cards at the trainings for $15 / first set, $15 for additional sets of cards. See Note for how to pay for phonogram cards. The following classes are available to choose from:


Dates & Times:


  • Tue., September 10: 3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed., September 11: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon., September 16: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mrs. Timberlake Classroom


Please go on to Parent Connect via the ASD website to pre-pay the $15.00 via Zangle/Q: https://parentconnect.asdk12.org/production/parentportal

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 one. Please make arrangements to attend one of the following:


  • Wednesday, September 18th 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24th 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 16th 9 a.m


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.

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French Toast Online Store: Shop here for your student(s) uniforms.