Eagle Academy Public Charter School

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Enrollment Incentive!!!!!!!

Eagle PCS is enrolling for the 17-18 school year. We want prospective and returning families to know about the great things happening at Eagle! Any current family that writes a positive review on www.GreatSchools.org will be entered into a drawing. One drawing will be held on July 1st and another on August 1st for the following prizes: An Ipad, A month of free attendance in the Before and AfterSchool program, or a lifetime’s worth of free school uniforms*. Please call Ms. Valencia Robinson at 202-459-6825 or email your name and date of posting tovrobinson@eagleacademypcs.org to notify us of your post; once verified, you will be entered into the drawing.

*The lifetime’s worth of uniform shirts will be awarded to one child in the family at the rate of two shirts each school year.
Thank you for your support of Eagle!!!!!
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Animals and Their Needs unit- Kindergarten (click here)

As you may remember, during the Animals and Their Needs unit, we had a lesson about the famous biologist and environmental activist, Dr. Jane Goodall. Classes may have viewed a short video biography or listened to a read aloud of the children's biography entitled "Me..Jane." As classes we talked about how Dr. Goodall had a dream of living in Africa and studying animals. This was the kickoff to each of your classes' study of webcam videos of animals. After several observations, students used their notes to author their own non-fiction texts about animals which they studied. Several of their non-fiction texts were actually shared with Dr. Goodall thanks to John Campbell at Central Office.
Dr. Goodall was so excited about their books that she recorded this video message for them! Please make sure to share the video with your students this week. I would love to be able to visit your rooms to introduce the video as well, so please let me know when you'll be able to share it. It is only about 1 1/2 minutes long, but it's well worth the time!
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We Can't Ignore the Mental Health of Our Students if We Want Them to Be Successful By Joe Smith

“Education is the key to success.” It’s a phrase we hear time and time again, repeated ad nauseam by educators, leaders and parents. From the beginning, we are taught that if we stay in school and earn good grades, we will have a shot at a life of achievement. Yet another part of that equation is often overlooked. If education is the “key” to success, what is the “key” to education? (READ MORE)
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"Did Your Father Die?" By John Woodrow Cox, Washington Post

"Eagle’s founders had opened the pre-k through third-grade public charter in 2012 because of the struggles in Congress Heights, not in spite of them. They knew what the growing body of research showed: Chronic exposure to violence could disrupt a child’s brain development and inflict profound mental and emotional damage. At Eagle, a place where so many of its students live in poverty that everyone gets three free meals a day, the staff doesn’t come to work just to teach lessons from books."
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Eagle Academy PCS is a proud participant in the 2016-2017 Read To Succeed Program

Book Fairs’ provide children motivation and encouragement to learn to love reading. Students are provided a wide variety of books to explore the topics that match their growing interests. Students select and shop from many different publishers’ works.

The fair also provide an opportunity for parents and children to pick out and read books together. In turn, increases the likelihood that they will want to continue reading!

Join us for the Book fair and instill a love in reading that lasts a Lifetime. Create that lasting Positive impression!
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Eagle Academy Job Fair...MAY 6, 2017

2017-2018 school year. Come tour our campus, meet our school leadership and share your
experience with us at our Job Recruitment Fair on Saturday, May 6th from
9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
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At Eagle Academy Public Charter School, we are leading the way by building an innovative and complete education tailored for the whole child. Led by Founder and Executive Director Cassandra Pinkney and Chief Operating Officer Joe Smith, it’s our students, their parents and our staff who work day-in-day-out to support, develop and ensure a high quality education for each and every one of our students. We are so excited to share with you our new video to give you a peek at the vibrancy behind Eagle Academy’s daily activities, and the place so many of us call home.
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