EAGLE EXPRESS

October 14, 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.

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Tis the Season

Temperatures are starting to drop below freezing. We go outside (weather permitting, to 10 degrees below zero) for recess every day. Please, please, please start sending your student(s) to school with appropriate outerwear. This means:


  • warm coat
  • winter hat
  • mittens or gloves
  • scarves
  • snow pants
  • boots


It is always a good idea to mark your child’s name on all items. You would be surprised how many pairs of black snow pants we get!

Digital Citizenship Week October 14-18

During the week of October 14-18, schools, libraries and families are being encouraged to teach K-12 students lessons in the areas of:


  • Media Balance and Well Being
  • Privacy and Security
  • Digital Footprint and Identity
  • Relationships and Cyberbullying


The Alaska Department of Education has established a digital citizenship page with lesson plans, family outreach guides, and more to assist educators and families in helping Alaska’s children live rich and safe online lives.


Other Resources:


APB SEAT (E) OPENING

The Eagle Academy Academic Policy Board (APB) is accepting applications to fill our vacant Parent Member position – Seat E.


Being a charter school, we have the unique opportunity to have our own governing body, which is the Academic Policy Board. The Academic Policy Board is responsible for creating school policy, approving and monitoring the school's budget, setting and monitoring goals for the program, selecting curriculum that aligns with EACS standards, overseeing the implementation of Eagle Academy's program, ensuring adherence to the school's charter and policies, hiring/evaluating/supervising the principal, and participating in staff interviews - all in accordance with the school's Charter and Bylaws.


The Academic Policy Board consists of seven (7) members: four parents, one community member at large and two teachers of Eagle Academy. The parent positions must be filled by parents of students currently attending Eagle Academy and may not be filled by teachers, permanent staff members, or long-term temporary staff members of Eagle Academy. The community member may be a parent or classified employee but may not be a certificated staff member.


Please see the attached application for more details. If interested, please return the application in a sealed envelope to the front office by Monday, 10/28

FALL PICTURE DAY

Eagle Academy Fall Picture Day is coming on Wednesday, October 16


Fall pictures are with all students in uniforms, as these will be the portraits for the yearbook. We will also be taking class pictures at the same time. If you would like to have group or sibling pictures taken, they will begin at 8 am in the gym. We will begin class pictures and portraits immediately following the pledge and morning announcements at 8:35. Picture order forms should be coming home in October 7 Monday folders.


For more information, please contact Jennifer Bundy, 884-5008 or jeeperjoebundy@yahoo.com.

Phys Ed Update - HEALTHY FUTURES

Our school is participating in Healthy futures again. To join us, fill out the monthly log with your physical activities outside of school, and turn it in at the end of the month. Physical activities include classes, clubs, team sports, hiking, walking, biking, playing outside, anything that gets you moving. Every month you get a different colored gel pen, and a ticket for a drawing. I have a sticker chart to record student submissions. Get moving, have fun!

Papa Murphy's Fundraiser


Pencil in pizza for dinner on Saturday, October 19th because it's Eagle Academy fundraising day. This applies to ONLINE ORDERS ONLY. Go to papamurphys.com and use code "FUNd" at checkout and you've just helped support our EACS PTO. Thank you!

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Fall Festival

THIS FRIDAY!! Please come out in costume if you dare, on Friday from 6pm-8pm for games, candy, snacks, and prizes! There will be a chili cook off as well - MORE ENTRIES NEEDED.


Sign up here if you have time to spare to help run games: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E4EADAF2CA1F85-fall1


Sign up here to enter the chili cook off: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E4EADAF2CA1F85-chili


Book Fair

Scholastic book fair is in town and we are excited about this annual PTO fundraiser. Fair is open during Fall Festival and again 10/23 & 10/24 during conferences. We still need helpers looking to log volunteer time, sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F45ABA628A2FD0-scholastic1


Northern Lights Coupon Books

Yes, the coupon book is back! Yes, this is the freshest new PTO fundraiser! Yes, the books are printed and ready for pick up! Yes, your friends and family can buy books through you and support this fundraiser. Contact Alysia Thayer with questions, request books, or pick up your order: Alysia.Thayer@gmail.com


Red Ribbon Week

Send a Message. Stay Drug Free! Eagle Academy will observe Red Ribbon Week October 21st-24th with fun dress up days to get students thinking about what it means to be drug free. See attached flyer for dress up days including a "Lei off" drugs day where they can wear a Hawaiian/floral themed shirt to school.


Box Tops

Box Tops are digital AND clipable, deadline to send in clipped tops and scanning receipts for the 1st quarter is October 24th.

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No School for Students

Friday - October 18th (Grade Reporting Day)

Friday - October 25th (In-Service)

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:


  • Tuesday, October 15th - 9 a.m
  • Monday, November, 4th - 9:00 am
  • Thursday, December 5th - 9:00 am
  • Friday, January 10th - 9:00 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.

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White House cornerstone laid

On October 13, 1792 President George Washington lays the cornerstone for the White House in the newly designated capital city of Washington.


In 1800, President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion, which soon became known as the “White House” because its white-gray Virginia freestone contrasted strikingly with the red brick of nearby buildings.

Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier

On October 4, 1947, U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_rFAo358bU&feature=youtu.be

Martin Luther King, Jr. wins Nobel Peace Prize

On October 14, 1964 African American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. At 35 years of age, the Georgia-born minister was the youngest person ever to receive the award.ard ships each summer–the basic format that remains at the academy to this day.

Wayne Gretzky breaks NHL points record

On October 15, 1989, 28-year-old Los Angeles King Wayne Gretzky breaks Gordie Howe’s points record (1,850) in the final period of a game against the Edmonton Oilers. Gretzky’s record-setting goal tied the game; in overtime he scored another, and the Kings won 5-4.

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