Mrs. Sierra – Assistant Principal
There is always something fun going on at Eagle Ridge! This week we celebrated National School Lunch week by inviting parents and community members to eat a healthy school lunch with students in the school cafeteria. Thank you to everyone who came to ERE to enjoy lunch with the students, this annual event is a great opportunity for parents to see a glimpse of “A Day in the Life of” a Student at Eagle Ridge. On Tuesday October 21, we will read for the record! Every Pre-K and Kindergarten class will be reading the same book “Bunny Cakes” by Rosemary Wells. Look for the book to be sent home on Tuesday, so you can read it with your child too! This event is made possible by a partnership between the Children’s Services Council, Broward County Public Library and multiple Broward Early Childhood stakeholders.
Mrs. Figas - Literacy Coach
Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31: This year's theme is "Love yourself. Be Drug free"
The Red Ribbon Campaign has become the catalyst to show intolerance for drugs in our schools, work places, and communities. At ERE we should show our support for Red Ribbon Week by participating in different daily themes or activities. Here are some of the activities that we will take part in.
10/23, Thursday: Say "Boo! to Drugs " Students and Staff can dress up in costumes for the Fall parade.
10/27, Monday: "Use Your Head-Wear Red! You are the Future-Make it Drug-Free!" Wear Red to school.
10/28, Tuesday: "Sock it to Drugs and Alcohol" Students and Staff should wear their craziest socks to school.
10/29, Wednesday: "Team up Against Drugs" Students and Staff should wear your favorite team jersey or shirt.
10/30, Thursday: "I'm Too Bright for Drugs" Students and Staff should wear bright or neon colored clothing.
10/31, Friday: Class Poster Decorating Contest: To help us celebrate, each class is encouraged to decorate a class poster with an anti-drug message. The posters will be displayed in the cafeteria.
Counseling and ESOL Corner – Ms. Davis
Our 3rd-5th grade students will be taking the Broward Assessment of Florida Standards (BAFS) in language arts and math. Fifth grade students will also be taking the science assessment. The BAFS test is designed to mirror the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) and predict FSA performance. The administration of the language arts and math test will be October 27th – 29th. Our 5th students will also take the science test on October 30th. The make-up testing date is October 31st. Please make sure your child is present and arrives on time to school on these testing dates. Please make sure your child is well rested and eats a healthy breakfast to assure a great start. I am sure with your support and encouragement they will do a great job.
ESE Corner – Mrs. Devaney
Here are some fun and interesting facts about Inclusion and Special Education!
Listed below are some famous people with disabilities that could have affected their learning. All of these people fall into categories including mood disorders, Learning Disabilities, speech disorders, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Autism, and Asperger's Syndrome (a form of Autism):
Sir Isaac Newton
Alexander Graham Bell
Vincent Van Gogh
A wise man once said "Part of the problem with the word 'disabilities' is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities."
Safety Tips – Officer Gasper
Halloween Haunted House
Friday, October 24, 2014 5 to 8 p.m.
Description: Bring your superheroes, princesses and cartoon characters to our family-friendly Halloween Haunted House. The haunted boardwalk will be at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive. Children will wander through a non-scary haunted house that weaves through the indoor classrooms and then have a chance to play in bounce houses and slides. Trick-or-treaters will get their share of candy as they leave. The haunted house is scheduled for Friday, October 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 25 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per child, $2 per adult.
Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33065
For more information contact: 954-345-2200
The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of people representing various segments of the community–parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/ industry people and other interested community members. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the monthly SAC meetings at Eagle Ridge Elementary! Please join us in our October SAC meeting on Monday October 20th at 5:30 pm
October Calendar of Events
October 20th Picture Day
October 22nd 4th Grade Field Trip - Sawgrass Rec. Park
October 23rd Fall Parade – 8:30 am
Early Release Day- Dismissal at Noon
October 23rd – 31st Red Ribbon Week
October 24th Teacher Planning Day
No School For Children
October 27th-31st BAFS Testing for Grades 3, 4, and 5
Tickets are on Sale for Thursday November 21sts Miami Dolphin Vs. Buffalo Bills Game. All sales for this must be sent in BY Oct. 21. Fliers can be found in the office or at our Facebook Page. Just Like Eagle Ridge Elementary PTA. We hope to see you at the game!
Box tops for education are due October 31st. ERE gets 10 cents for every box top turned in. That's free money!!! Please put your box tops in a Ziploc bag with your teacher's name on it. The top three classes will get a party!!!
Math Superstars next due dates:
KG: 11/05 worksheet #2
1-5: 10/21 worksheet #3
How to get a worksheet?
Log into eagleridge.browardschools.com go to FORMS at the top of the homepage, look for the Math Superstars link (there are 2 you can choose from), click on grade level, look for the worksheet for the current week. Easy!! TO ENSURE PRINTING, MAKE SURE TO UPDATE YOUR ADOBE READER ON YOUR COMPUTER.
Thanks to our teachers and volunteers for making this program possible for our students.
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.