Mrs. Sierra – Assistant Principal
Please remind your child of expectations while at school. Help us reinforce the following:
Students should not bring toys to school.
Keep all valuables at home.
Your cell phone is kept "off" while on campus.
All of these items distract students from teaching and learning. We are working on a new School-Wide Positive Behavior Plan that includes these expectations as a priority for our school. Thank you for your help and support.
Mrs. Figas - Literacy Coach
Have you heard about 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? Eagle Ridge is happy to announce that we will use this wonderful program again this year. Look for a parent letter coming home this week. Each student has his or her own login name and password.
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
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.
Each student has their own card with their username ID and password to login to Istation. Happy Reading!
Counseling and ESOL Corner – Ms. Davis
Attendance Matters: Did you know that children can 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 the absences 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
Poor Reading Accuracy or Speed?
Trouble with Spelling or Writing?
Struggled to Learn Letter Sounds in School?
“What is Dyslexia and How Anyone with Dyslexia Can Learn to Read Well!”
WHEN: November 21st at 10 am
WHERE: Palm Beach Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm
WHAT: Free Presentation on Dyslexia & Discussion
WHO: Dr. Tim Conway, Neuropsychologist & Dyslexia Researcher
People with dyslexia can be very successful. Improving their reading skills can help them achieve this success too!
Below is a list of brilliant people with dyslexia:
Alexander Graham Bell
A Safety Message from Officer Greear and Officer Dittman
Holiday Shopping Safety Tips
Shopping during the holiday season can present unique danger. Taking a few prevention measures can help keep your holiday season joyous.
The holiday season is a time when busy people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime.
Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member.
Dress casually and comfortably.
Avoid wearing expensive jewelry.
Do not carry a purse or wallet, if possible.
Always carry your driver's license or identification along with necessary cash, checks and/or a credit card you expect to use.
Even though you are rushed and thinking about a thousand things, stay alert to your surroundings.
Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible.
Keep cash in your front pocket.
Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused.
Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home.
Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded shopping areas, transportation terminals, bus stops, on buses and other rapid transit.
Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.
Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, con artists may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.
Avoid going store to store purchasing items and storing them in your car. Criminals will follow you after leaving a store and break into your car if the items are left inside.
November and December Calendar of Events
November is Native American Heritage Month.
November 25-27 No School – Happy Thanksgiving
December 3 1st Grade Fieldtrip
December 4 Spirit Friday
December 11 2nd Grade Fieldtrip
Museum Of Discovery and Science
Congratulations to all ERE Math SuperStars who have earned their prize(s) so far: Yogurtland Ice Cream and McDonalds nuggets! Enjoy them!
Next worksheets due going home this week:
1-5 grades: WS 8 due on 11/24
KG: WS 4 on 11/24
Thanks to all volunteers and teachers for their support to make the MSS program possible for all ERE students.