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Eagle Ridge Elementary

 

November 21, 2014

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear Eagle Ridge Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:
It has been a busy couple of weeks.  We welcome special guests from the Office of Performance and School Accountability as well as principals from our cadre and our director.  They conducted classroom walkthroughs and got to see all the great things that are going on at Eagle Ridge.  We are SO proud!

We are hoping that you will join us on Monday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m. for our SAC and SAF Meetings.  Childcare is provided and EVERYONE is welcome to attend!

Our next “Coffee with the Luckiest Principal” chat is coming up.  The theme of this chat is “CARE:  Curriculum,Assessment, Remediatio, and Enrichment” at Eagle Ridge as well as ANY other topic, idea, or solution at a concern, which you may want to bring up.  See you then!

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 Thanksgiving!
Marina S. Rashid,
The Luckiest and Proudest Principal

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.  Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.  Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”  By Henry Van Dyke

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  
Parents we need your help. Many students have been arriving to school too early.  Supervision does not start until 7:30 a.m. when the front gates open. If you need before care, you can sign your child up in the front office. Before care starts at 6:30 a.m. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mrs. Figas - Literacy Coach
We are so happy to announce that ERE will utilize iStation's computer-based learning system that offers the depth and breadth of curriculum, the quality production, the wealth of resources, and the measurable results.

What Is Istation Reading?It's a comprehensive computer-based reading program that maximizes students’ reading fluency, comprehension and retention, and academic success. Computer-adaptive assessments and curriculum present reading and writing in a fun, interactive way that motivates students to participate.

Just to name a few...Istation Delivers:

  • Computer-adaptive assessments that dynamically adjust to each student's skill level

  • Pre-K through 8th grade curriculum in reading and interdisciplinary studies

  • Engaging, interactive content in a game-like format that kids love

  • Differentiated instruction

Our domain:  eagleridge.broward.fl            Website:  www.istation.com

In addition, students in grades 1-5 can use Istation from home.  Below is the link to begin the download.   This is the icon that students will use to log on.

http://www.istation.com/support/downloadistation

Each student has their own card with their username ID and password to login to Istation.  Happy Reading!

Counseling and ESOL Corner – Ms. Davis
In celebration of Anti-Bullying Week and No Place for Hate®, all of our students have been working on class projects titled “All Hands on Board”.  The class projects tell how each student will help to promote peace in their classrooms and on campus.  When you are walking through the hallways, please look for the “All Hands on Board” class projects.  See how our students are working to create a positive school environment.

Our Annual Toy Drive will begin December 1st  – December 5th.  We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and games for children in grades Kindergarten – 8th grade for the holidays.  Gift certificates are also accepted.  No stuffed animals please.

ESE Corner – Mrs. Devaney
Please join us for the Dan Marino Foundation Walk About for Autism and Expo! Save the date for the Dan Marino Foundations annual family fun walk and expo benefiting programs and services supporting the autism community of South Florida.

Date: January 24, 2015
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens

Safety Tips – Officer Gasper
CYBERBULLYING

Common Forms of Cyberbullying 

  • Flaming and Trolling – sending or posting hostile messages intended to “inflame” the emotions of others
  • Happy-Slapping – recording someone being harassed or bullied in a way that usually involves physical abuse, then posting the video online for public viewing
  • Identity Theft/Impersonation – stealing someone’s password and/or hijacking their online accounts to send or post incriminating or humiliating pictures, videos, or information
  • Photo-shopping – doctoring digital images so that the main subject is placed in a compromising or embarrassing situation
  • Physical Threats – sending messages that involve threats to a person’s physical safety
  • Rumor Spreading – spreading gossip through e-mail, text messaging, or social networking sites

Signs Your Child May Be a Victim of Cyberbullying

  • Avoids the computer, cell phone, and other technological devices or appears stressed when receiving an e-mail, instant message, or text
  • Withdraws from family and friends or acts reluctant to attend school and social events
  • Avoids conversations about computer use
  • Exhibits signs of low self-esteem including depression and/or fear
  • Has declining grades
  • Has poor eating or sleeping habits

SAC/SAF
Come and join us for upcoming SAC meeting on November 24,2014 at 2:30 in ERE media center. GET INVOLVED in your child's education and learn about exciting things happening at Eagle Ridge!

November Calendar of Events       

November 21st                           PTA Family Game Night

November 24th                          Trek for Tech
                                                         SAC/SAF Meetings
                                                         2:30 pm in our Media Center

November 25th                         Coffee with the Luckiest Principal
                                                        7:30 a.m. – Media Center

November 26th-28th               No School

December 5th                           PTA Spirit Friday
                                                       Snow Cones $1.00

December 8th-12th                Holiday House

December 18th                        Early Release Day
                                                      12:00 p.m. Dismissal

December 19th                       No School – Teacher Planning Day

January 5th                              Happy New Year!
                                                      Classes Resume

Before and After School Care- Ms. Hayes
Please remember payment is due December 18th.  There is a re-registration fee of $25.00 for late payments.

Yearbook Club- Ms. Hayes
The 2014-2015 yearbooks are now available for purchase online ONLY. The yearbook presale price is $23.00. Please do notwait until the last minute. The presale event will end on December 18th, 2014. Your 2014-2015 yearbook can be purchased online at: 
http://estore.browardschools.com. You will need your child’s student ID number to log on.

Ms. Hayes, Yearbook Coordinator 754-322-6300

PTA News
FREE Family Fun GAME Night - Do not pass GO! Do not miss the fun! The first PTA Family Fun Night is an all-new Game Night! Simon Says everyone participates in exciting, camp-style games like All About Me, Cartoon Charades, Human Foosball, and our version of blindfolded Minecraft. Red Rover, Red Rover, bring your family and friends over tonight, 
Friday, November 21st from 6 to 8 p.m. in ERE’s cafeteria – it’s free! Tag, you’re it!

Math Superstars: 
Here are the next due dates:
KG: 
12/2 worksheet #4
1-5: 11
/25 worksheet #7

How to get worksheet? Log into ww.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 THE ADOBE READER IN THE 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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