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 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
The Broward Enterprise Education Portal (B.E.E.P) is a secure, single point of access to digital resources for teaching and learning. These “Digital Doorways” allow Teachers, Students, Administrators and Parents of Broward County Schools to access current and relevant resources and information focused on student achievement, academic performance, and instructional best practice.
B.E.E.P.'s Student Portal is designed to help centralize student resources such as Homework Help, Software Tools, FCAT Explorer, Information Literacy, and Fun on the Net.
Check it out at http://beep.browardschools.com!
Counseling and ESOL Corner – Ms. Davis
Did you know that children could suffer academically if they miss 10% of the school year or about 18 days? This can be just one day every 2 weeks. Studies show that many children who miss too many days in kindergarten and 1st grade can struggle academically in later years. They often have trouble mastering reading by the end of 3rd grade. We understand the children will get sick and some absences are unavoidable. If too many absences occur, it is still a problem whether they are excused or unexcused because they represent too much lost learning time in the classroom. So, let’s join the Attendance Campaign and stress to our children that attendance matters and it is a vital part of their learning. For more information about our District’s Attendance Campaign visit: browardstudentservices.com/attendance-campaign.
ESE Corner – Mrs. Devaney
Did you know that Eagle Ridge offers various ESE services to those who qualify? We offer speech and language services, push-in ESE services for academics, occupational and physical therapies, counseling services, and gifted services. All of these services assist our students in being the best eagles they can be. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Devaney at 754-322-6300.
Safety Tips – Officer Gasper
Cyber bullying is the use of technology to deliberately harm or harass another person.Whether it is through text messages, e-mails, video games, chat rooms, rumors or photos posted to social media, this form of bullying is harmful and hurtful. Gossip, Name-Calling, Rumors, and Teasing are forms of Harassment that can lead to written or verbal threats or physical confrontations.Harassment is against the law and can lead to other crimes such as Criminal Mischief, Assault, and Battery.
According to the School Board’s Code of Conduct, you are bullying if you are teasing, threatening, intimidating, stalking, hitting, stealing from, publicly humiliating, or even destroying the property of affected students.
Parents should supervise their children’s online activities, including their use of cell phones.
If your child is a victim of any form of cyber bullying or witnessed an incident, we recommend the following:
· Do not respond to the messages and do not forward to others.
· Keep the evidence of the cyber bullying (save e-mails, text-messages, etc.).
· Block the person cyber bullying.
· Seek assistance from school personnel or the School Resource Officer.
Open lines of communication with your child are important to combating all forms of bullying, so remind your child who they can go to for assistance.
September is European Heritage Month.
September 16 General PTA Meeting 9:15 a.m.- Media Center
September 18 Interim Reports go home
Early Release – Dismissal at 12:00 p.m.
September 22 SAC/SAF Meetings 2:30 p..m. – Media Center
September 23 Yogurtland fundraiser 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
September 25 No School
October 6-10 Book Fair
October 13 – 17 National School Lunch Week
October 17 Fall Festival 6:00 P.M
Art – Mrs. Mohammed
Art Contests allow students to showcase their art to the public as well as provide positive incentives for accomplished visual arts skills. This year the Visual Arts program opened with Poster Making Skills.
Students in grades 1-5, learned about Brainstorming, Thumbnail Sketches, Preliminary Sketches, and Simple Lettering Skills and a bit about good nutrition. The first Art assignment for grades 1-5 is to complete a School Lunch Poster using the slogan: “Get In the Game With SCHOOL LUNCH”.
Students must take their posters home to complete. Posters must NOT be rolled, folded or damaged. Neatness counts! Posters look best when fully colored in!
The due date for all School Lunch Posters is Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 16! The posters will be judged and the top 3 posters in each grade level will receive a placement ribbon. The poster is a graded assignment.
HOME ART SUPPLIES
Suggested Basic Art Supplies for student home projects are: pencils, erasers, ruler, compass, watercolor (Crayola) markers, Sharpie markers (esp. black), crayons, color pencils, Elmer’s glue, scissors.
On Tuesday September 16 at 9:15am the PTA will be holding their first General Meeting at the school-in the Media Center. All are welcome :) Have a great week and we hope to see you then.
Ten for Ten
Have you heard about our amazing Ten for Ten Program? This is a program that raises funds to purchase classroom supplies for our teachers. The program is called Ten for Ten because the suggested donation is $10 for ten months. You also have the option of making a flat donation in any amount, or splitting the donation into three payments. Your contribution has a direct affect on our classrooms! For example, if your child’s teacher needs a new pencil sharpener for her class, all she needs to do is fill out a Ten for Ten request form, and the pencil sharpener will be purchased with the funds from the Ten for Ten Program. If you would like more information on this amazing program, please contact Caryn Cipes, PTA Ten for Ten Program Chair, at
Let your voice be heard! Please join us for our monthly SAC/SAF meetings this year and find out what's going on in our school and all around the district. Feel free to come with your questions and ideas. Our voice matters! Our first meeting will be held on 9/22 at 2:30 pm in the media center. Please join us and find out what it's all about! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kelley Sorensen, SAF Chairperson at 954-638-9940 or email