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Eagle Ridge Elementary

October 17, 2014

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear Eagle Ridge Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:

We are hoping to see you at our annual PTA Fall Festival that will take place tonight Friday, October 17.  We are looking forward to a wonderful family oriented event.  Remember, ALL funds raised go back to our school.  Thank you for participating!

Our young Eagles did a wonderful skit at the M.S. Douglas Innovation Zone Showcase this past Monday, October 13.   Their presentation focused on getting along with others, respecting and celebrating differences, and doing the right thing.  It is part of our school-wide “No Place for Hate” initiative planned and organized by Mrs. Davis, Guidance Counselor and the Anti-Defamation League.  Tyler Morris, Adriana Santoni, Karli Komroff, Matthew Gordon, and Mrs. Sierra, AP represented us VERY well!

Pleas log on to our website at http://eagleridge.browardschools.com/to view our Eagle Ridge Parent Handbook as well as other very important information.

IMPORTANT!  On June 9, 2014, the School Board of Broward County approved Resolution 14-88, which would put a $800 Million General Obligation Bond on the November 4th ballot. The proceeds of this bond will be utilized for capital improvements and to purchase technology for teachers and students. SMART stands for: Safety, Music and Art, Athletics, Renovation, and Technology.  www.browardschools.com/smartfutures  or call 754-321-1104.   A copy of the actual Bond language and how it will appear on the November ballot went home today.  Thank you.

Our October SAC and SAF meetings are coming up this Monday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m.  We are hoping that you will be able to join us.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

If you have any concerns, questions, or ideas, which you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher. Our Support Team members and I are also here to help, 754-322-6300. We look forward to seeing you around campus.

Have a wonderful week!
Marina S. Rashid,
The Luckiest and Proudest Principal

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Eventually, the sun will come out from behind the clouds.”  From Beach Wisdom, Life Lessons from the Ocean

Class Size and Student Placement

Due to the State Class Size Reduction law, students may need to be moved between teachers after the start of school to ensure compliance with the required student limits.  These limits are 18 students for Pre-Kindergarten to grade 3; 22 students for grades 4 to 8; and 25 students for grades 9 to 12 in core classes.   Please know that students’ needs, will continue to be met through proper instruction and services. 

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):

Harrison Ford

Abraham Lincoln

Ben Stiller

Drew Carey

Buzz Aldrin

Walt Disney

Bruce Willis

Tiger Woods

Sir Isaac Newton

Albert Einstein

Thomas Edison

Al Gore

Alexander Graham Bell

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Edison

Bill Gates

Henry Ford

Vincent Van Gogh

Charles Schulz

Robin Williams

Tom Cruise

Elvis

Michael Jordan

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."

-Fred Rogers

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.

Address:

Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33065

 For more information contact: 954-345-2200

SAC/SAF –

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

 

PTA News

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.

 

 

 

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