Eagle Ridge Elementary

October 28, 2021

Fall Parade Reminders

Eagle Ridge Elementary will hold our annual Fall Parade on Friday, October 29 2021. All students are invited to participate in this year’s parade. The parade will take place in the car loop area and parents can watch from designated observation areas along the car loop. The parade begins at 8:30 a.m. The students will follow the parade route one time around. The day of the parade there will be no parking available in the car loop. All visitors must park in the west parking lot and walk up.

On the morning of the parade, students will come dressed in their costumes at 8:00 a.m. If possible, have your child wear his or her costume over their regular school clothes. If needed, send a change of clothes in a labeled bag. This will facilitate getting all of the costume pieces together to send home. Please do not send your child to school with any type of weapon or weapon-like object! No gory masks or face paint are allowed. Students may take off facial coverings while walking in the parade since it is outside.

Please review the Code of Conduct Book to make sure that your child’s costume reflects the dress code for Broward County schools. Also, comfortable shoes are a must, considering how much walking we will be doing.

Arrangements will be made for children who do not wish to participate. Please send a note to your child’s teacher so that plans may be made in advance.

At this time to limit exposure to COVID-19, we are not allowing volunteers in classrooms the day of the parade. Any questions, please ask your child’s teacher or call the front office at (754) 322-6300. We are looking forward to a great event at Eagle Ridge!

Staying Healthy at School

While COVID is still a concern amongst students in the classroom, it is not our only concern. Please be aware that there are still other viruses and germs that can spread from one individual to another. If a child is sent home with symptoms and tests negative for COVID-19; that does not necessarily mean that the student should return to school if showing symptoms of an illness. Concerning symptoms may include; cough, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fever of 100.4 or higher, fatigue, and rash on the hands, feet, or mouth. If your child shows any of these symptoms, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ​that your child remains home until a doctor's note provides the "okay" to return to school or until they are symptom free for at least 24 hours. We understand that childcare may be difficult to find in some circumstances, but we must be mindful of other students' and teacher's health. Please keep in mind that our little ones are still learning to cough and sneeze, blow and wipe their noses, and wash their hands without spreading germs. Thank you all for your continued cooperation and understanding during these challenging times.

First Quarter Report Cards Available Online Nov 12

View your child's Progress Reports and well as Progress Monitoring Plans. Interims are also posted in this portal.

Collaborative meeting with ESOL and Nova Southeastern University

Would you like to learn more about emotional intelligence and how it can help your children? If so, then with an expert via Zoom on Thursday October 28th at 7:00pm and learn more about how to better take advantage of and manage emotional intelligence in your children.

To register please click on the following link:


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Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. In honor of Kiki's memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Parents then began to form coalitions using Camarena as their model while embracing his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions adopted the symbol of Camarena's memory, the Red Ribbon. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

Meet and Chat with Interim Superintendent Dr. Vicky Cartwright

Parents, students, teachers, administrators, staff and community members are invited to Meet and Chat with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright during a series of events hosted by Broward County School Board members.

Our School Board member Lori Alhadeff will be hosting the event for District 4 on Monday, December 13, 2021 at J.P. Taravella High School – Auditorium (District 4) 10600 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33071

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars for this special opportunity to hear from the Interim Superintendent and your local School Board Representative. Information on the Meet and Chat events, including dates and locations, is available at https://www.browardschools.com/meetandchat

Get ready-Kids Heart Challenge is coming!

Our American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge event will begin on Nov. 1st! Your student will learn about heart, brain and vascular health, and meet kids with special hearts!

Here’s how you can help:

You can help our class win the classroom challenge! Our goal is to have 100% of our students register online and take the challenge. The Classroom with the most students registered wins a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Also, as per the Superintendent Health Challenge, if we get 50% of your school to register, the school receives an additional $500 reward. Thank you!

Read for the Record @ Eagle Ridge

Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign Read for the Record is one day of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in its efforts to promote early childhood education. On October 28, 2021, people across the nation and at Eagle Ridge read the children’s book Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon. Through a partnership between the Broward Children's Services Council, Broward County Public Schools, and multiple Broward Stakeholders as part of the Broward Reads campaign, books were provided to all participating PreK4 and Kindergarten students, including Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools and Community Early Childhood Providers.
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Coral Spring Middle School

If you have a 5th grader this year or just want to learn more about the transition to middle school, please plan to come to the next SAC meeting. CSMS Principal, Ms. LaRosa, will be attending our next SAC meeting on November 15th at 2:30 pm. If you are interested in learning more about the programs and upcoming events at CSMS please plan to attend the next SAC meeting in person or online.

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 12069 for cleaning up our campus last week!

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New Staff Spotlight- Diana Nieto ESE Specialist

I am Diana Nieto, you new ESE Specialist. A little about me: I am originally from Cali, Colombia located in South America. I am fluent in Spanish. I have been working with ESE children since 2006 in different roles. I love serving others and strive to always do my best. I am very impressed with the quality of the staff here at ERE and I am getting to know the students. If you have any questions about Exceptional Student Education, please reach out to me and I will do my best to address your concerns. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year.