Mrs. Sierra – Assistant Principal
Parents we need your help in the morning with arrival procedures. If you plan to drop your child off, please drive through the single lane of the car loop or park in the west parking lot and walk your child all the way to the front gate. Some parents are dropping students off in unsafe areas like the front car loop parking spots. The second lane of the car loop is for handicap parking only. Thank you.
Mrs. Figas - Literacy Coach
As we prepare for Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida I would like to look at some literacy tips for Parents:
1. Model good reading habits by reading to or alongside your child, parents set the stage for children to become better readers.
2. Encourage your child to read new and challenging books, articles and magazines.
3. Establish a daily reading routine.
4. Encourage reading, writing and discussions among family members.
5. Be positive when talking with your child about their reading ability and skills.
6. The love of reading begins at home. Create a “home library” for your family to access.
7. Limit TV viewing by controlling the amount of time spent watching television.
8. Play word games with your child.
9. Expose children to different kinds of books, including novels, biographies and informational texts on interesting subjects.
10.Visit your local public library and help your child get a library card of their very own.
11.Take books in the car to read, rather than watching a DVD.
12.Download free books at http://store.scholastic.com/microsite/storia/home
13.Create a “reading nook” in your home where your child can read.
14.Comment on new words your child hears on the radio or TV.
15.Play rhyming games during a car trip.
16.Select a “word of the day” to add to your child’s growing vocabulary.
17.Write out opposite words on pieces of paper and have your child match them together.
18.Make up a story by having each family member add a sentence.
19.Make additional reading time and/or an extra bedtime story a reward for good behavior.
20.Encourage your child to write a book about his or her day.
21.Help your child read the labels on different bottles and containers, including the shampoo and conditioner bottles at bath time.
22.Play the “I Spy” game, looking for uppercase and lowercase letters.
23.While playing outside, encourage your child to create their name out of sticks, stones and other materials.
24.Help you child label artwork with his or her name and age.
25.Before a family dinner, encourage your child to create place settings with first and last names.
26.Clifford The Big Read Dog says “Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life.”
Counseling and ESOL Corner – Ms. Davis
We are inviting all of our parents to participate in our Annual Survey, which allows you to share your opinions and ideas about our school. Your feedback is valuable for assisting us with improving your child’s educational experiences. The survey is available at Browardschools.com and only takes a few minutes to complete. Just click on the Annual Survey Icon. You will need your child’s student ID number and birth-date to access the survey. The Annual Survey is available from January 13th – February 13th.
ESE Corner – Mrs. Devaney
Free for parents!
The focus of this training is the parental rights, or Procedural Safeguards. These rights are guaranteed to all parents of students with disabilities, and are required to be understood, explained, and implemented at the school level. Within the presentation, the audience will be given an overview of the Procedural Safeguards, school responsibilities for provision of these rights, and examples how the process works for specific dispute resolution request filed by parents. Real-life scenarios will be explored for parents to better understand expected possible outcomes when filing a complaint.
When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Cooper City Elementary
5080 Southwest 92nd Avenue, cooper City, Fl 33328
Safety Tips – Officer Gasper
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Location: Sartory Senior Center
10000 Ben Geiger Dr.
Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Join the Coral Springs Police Department Economic Crimes Unit and representatives from AARP for an important safety presentation about:
•The Con-Artists Playbook (an inside look at how scammers think)
•Prevention and Protection Plans
This event is open to all interested participants.
Extra! Extra! Parents, please join us for a very informative SAC meeting on Monday January 26, 2015 at 2:30 in ERE media center.
January and February Calendar of Events
January 24th Dan Marino Walk About Autism
Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
January 26-30th LITERACY WEEK
January 26th SAC/SAF Meetings
January 27th 5th Grade fieldtrip
Coral Springs Middle
January 30th 100th Day Of School
GRADE Graduation 8:30 AM
Sports Club Superbowl 1:00 PM
PTA Magic Night 6:00 PM
February 2nd BAFS Testing Grades 3,4,5
February 6th PTA Spirit Friday
Snow Cones $1.00
SCHOOL DATA ACCESS
You can access Eagle Ridge Elementary School's SPAR (School Public Accountability Report) by going to the following website: http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/OSPA
The SPAR allows you to see the data for our school, including FCAT & AYP reports and school grades. A hard copy of this report is also available for you to look at from the Office Manager.
Abracadabra! The PTA is proud to bring back to our cafeteria stage the incredible GARY GOODMAN and his all-new Comedy, Magic, and Illusion show! FUN is the magic word as Gary, Hare E. Houdini the Rabbit, and volunteers from the audience wow us on Friday, January 30th from 6 to 8 p.m. Show tickets and pizza from Pepperoni Grill are available for pre-sale. Tickets are selling fast, so buy yours now and be a part of the magic…before they disappear!
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.