Mrs. Sierra – Assistant Principal
Research shows that most children lose 2-3 months of math learning over the summer. We’re delighted to inform you about a free program offered by TenMarks, an Amazon Company that will provide your child with access to a powerful, personalized summer math program designed to help them reverse summer learning loss.
The program is called TenMarks Summer Math Program and here is how it works.
1.You can visit http://summer.tenmarks.com to pre-register for the program.
2.Before summer break, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to get started.
3.At the start of the program, your child will receive a short diagnostic assessment based on the grade s/he is Completing.
4.The assessment will be automatically graded and TenMarks will create a personalized program designed to prepare your child for the upcoming year.
5.You can create custom rewards to keep your child motivated –pizza, ice cream, or a trip to the zoo! It’s all up to you!
An hour a week is all it takes for your child to strengthen his/her math skills, and prepare for the year ahead. The TenMarks Summer Math Program will guide your child through their personalized program, one topic at a time, helping them refresh what they know, and learn what they don’t. Each assignment contains embedded instruction (hints, video lessons, and interventions) to ensure success. The 3-month program starts at the end of May. To get started, pre-register at http://summer.tenmarks.com.
Let’s say goodbye to summer learning loss!
Mrs. Figas - Literacy Coach
Here are some updates for our annual Curriculum Night on May 21st.
Fourth and Fifth graders, it's time to check the completion progress of your science fair project. According to the suggested timeline provided by the teacher, students should be finalizing their research project by formulating the conclusion, acknowledgements, and making recommendations. Stay on track and manage your time wisely to complete your project by the due date May 4, 2015. There are many resources available through the BEEP student portal at www.beep.browardschools.com.
Mark your calendars for Eagle Ridge Annual Curriculum Showcase on May 21, 2015. All science fair projects will be on display that evening. Any questions please call your child's teacher at (754) 322-6300.
Counseling and ESOL Corner – Ms. Davis
Our Family Life/Human Sexuality Unit will begin May 15th through May 29th. Florida Statute 1003.42 requires instruction in Human Sexuality Education as part of a Comprehensive Health Education Program. The School Board of Broward County, Florida, has authorized teaching Family Life/Human Sexuality (Grade K-5) and HIV/AIDS Prevention (Grades 4 and 5) as a component of Health Education.
You may review the curriculum content and instructional materials by visiting http://www.browardprevention.org/health-wellness/sexual-health/curriculum-2/.
ESE Corner – Mrs. Devaney
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and Mental Health Awareness Month! For more information please visit:
Looking for support? Check out the Support Group for Moms!!!
This group will provide an opportunity for you to share common feelings, fears and expreiences that only parents of a child with a developmental disability can understand. In addition, the group provides support and community resources addressing topics that are relevant both today and fo rth efuture of your family.
9:30 to 11:00 a.m
1st Thursday of the Month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
2nd Thursday of the Month from
7:00 - 8:30 PM (Single Parents Group)
Where: JAFCO Children’s Ability Center
5100 North Nob Hill Road, Sunrise, FL 33351
954.315.7033 - www.jafco.org
Cost: Free of charge
Childcare: $10 per child, $5 per child for each additional child.
If you are interested in learning more about all of our services and programs please contact
Lisa Reingold at 954.315.8681 or
Safety Tips – Officer Gasper
Three Parts of CPR
The three basic parts of CPR are easily remembered as "CAB": C for compressions, A for airway, and B for breathing.
C is for compressions. Chest compressions can sometimes restore the flow of blood to the heart, brain, and other organs. CPR begins with 30 chest compressions, followed by two rescue breaths. This cycle is immediately repeated and continued until the child recovers or help arrives. It is not necessary to check for signs of circulation to perform this technique. According the American Heart Association (AHA), rescuers doing compressions should "push hard, fast, and in the center of the chest."
A is for airway. After 30 compressions have been completed, the victim's airway must be open for breathing to be restored. The tongue may block the airway when someone loses consciousness or may be obstructed by food or another foreign object.
B is for breathing. Rescue breathing is begun after 30 compressions have been completed and the airway is open. Someone performing rescue breathing essentially breathes for the victim by forcing air into the lungs. This procedure includes breathing into the victim's mouth at correct intervals and checking for signs of life.
A CPR course will review correct techniques and procedures for rescuers to position themselves to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to infants, kids, and adults.
May Calendar of Events
May is Haitian Heritage Month and Jewish Heritage Month.
May 4th-6th Talent Show Auditions
May 5th 2nd Grade In House Fieldtrip
May 6th Bike to School
May 7th-8th Mothers Day Cakes
May 11th-15th Teacher Appreciation Week
May 14th 5th Grade Fieldtrip JABiztown
May 15th Career Day
May 18th SAC and SAF Meetings
2:30 p.m. – Media Center
May 18th-22nd Book Fair
May 21st Curriculum Night
May 21st Book Fair Family Night
May 22nd 1st Grade Field trip Flamingo Gardens
Auditions will be May 4-6 after school in the music room.
The talent show is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, from 6:30-9:00
Cafeteria- Mrs. Diaz
In order to ensure that all checks received for payment of student meals have adequate time to be processed by the bank prior to the end of the 2014-2015 school year, checks will no longer be accepted as payment for meal services after April 30, 2015.
Effective May 1, 2015, Food and Nutrition Services cannot accept checks as payment for student meals for the remainder of this school year.
This does not affect on-line payment access at myschoolbucks.com.
If you have any questions, please contact Tashawna Mullen, Food and Nutrition Services, at (754) 321-0244.
Please make sure that you discuss alternate arrangements for your children in case of severe weather, especially if they usually walk or ride their bikes home after school.
On days when we have light rain or rain without thunder or lightning, students will be dismissed normally, unless you have made special arrangements with your children.
Whenever there is thundering or lightning, walkers and bike riders will not be released until the severe weather lets up. In cases of severe weather, even car loop students will stay in their classrooms, Media Center, and/or cafeteria until the weather clears. Parents will be allowed to pick up their child from the classroom at their discretion. Please bring along your picture ID. Remember that our students’ safety is our utmost concern. We ask for your patience and support, as dismissal will be delayed if there is severe weather in the area. Crossing guards leave their posts at 2:30 p.m