Spring @Scholastic Book Fair is back! | Mar 3-4 (8:30a-2:30p) & Mar 7-9 (8:30a-3:30p) | Room 3
Our Annual Spring Book Fair returns to Eagle Rock Elementary beginning Thursday, March 4 through Wednesday, March 9 in Room 3 with operating hours: March 3, 4 (8:30a-3:30p) & March 7-9 (8:30a-2:30p).
Thank you in advance for your continued support!
#EagleRockElem 4th Grade Dance Program highlighted in @LASchools Daily! @CaDanceInst
Our very own 4th Grade Dance Program hosted by the California Dance Institute (CDI) was the highlight of the February 23 entry on LAUSDDaily.net. Follow the link below to read more about our outstanding program and their recent experience participating in a lecture and demonstration of how teaching basic dance steps to students aids brain development and student achievement at the UCLA Semel Institute Auditorium.
Eagle Rock Elementary students develop their minds while moving and grooving (Samuel Gilstrap, 2/23/16 via lausddaily.net)
Luther Burbank MS to host @EagleRockElem & 18 other @LASchools for performances | Sat 2/27 9:00a-1:00p
Local District Central - Central Community Arts Project will showcase the talents of our very own Eagle Rock Elementary California Dance Institute (CDI) Program along with a total of 18 LAUSD schools at Burbank Middle School, Saturday, February 27 from 9:00-1:30. Open to all! Come with families and you will see some of our CEL/SWAT dancers perform and lots of other arts to explore by local schools.
Burbank Middle School
6460 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Please attend our Parent Workshop on Friday, 2/26 at 8:30a in the Parent Center. We will cover the School Report Card. What is it? Why is it important? What does Eagle Rock Elementary’s Report Card say?
Your child's personal information is being released: Voice your concerns NOW #PTA4Kids @CaliforniaPTA
(via email@example.com February 17, 2016)
February federal court ruling is requiring the California Department of Education to release all personal data -- even including names and Social Security numbers -- on general and special education students since Jan. 1, 2008: more than 10 million students including your child's information. Take action now to voice your objection to releasing your child's personal information!
What you can do right now: Voice your objection
Follow these step-by-step instructions to complete the Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records:
1. Download the form -- available in English and Spanish:
2. Mail the completed form, one for each student, exactly as required to:
United State District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
c/o Clerk of the Court
Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Room 4-200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Document Filed Under Seal.
3. Mail a copy to the California Department of Education at:
California Department of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, Morgan Hill Court Ruling.
The deadline to submit objection forms and make your voice heard is April 1, so don’t delay – get yours in the mail to the court and CDE today! Do not fax or email the form, and do not phone or message – only hard-copy forms will be accepted.
WHAT CALIFORNIA STATE PTA IS DOING
It’s hard to fathom that a judge would allow such an overexposure of children’s information. While California State PTA is not part of the court ruling, we are exploring other avenues to delay, reduce or possibly reverse the release of so much of our children’s personal information. California State PTA has a long history of protecting and upholding students’ privacy rights, and today is no different. Read our media statement, and we'll keep you updated as we learn more.
In April 2012, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Education_ (CDE) alleging non-compliance by local education agencies with special education laws. The suit also alleges the CDE fails to monitor, investigate and correct such non-compliance in accordance with the law.
While this lawsuit called for students’ general demographic information, a federal court has just ruled that CDE must release all data -- even including names and Social Security numbers -- it has collected on general and special education students since Jan. 1, 2008 – more than 10 million students. Find out more from the CDE. Read the California Department of Education's media statement.
Please email your pictures to PTA Yearbook Chair by Friday 2/19 to guarantee printing
Our Yearbook tradition continues with the printing of baby pictures of our soon to culminate 6th Graders! If you would like your baby picture to be included in the yearbook, please remember to send your scanned image (300 dpi minimum) to our Yearbook Chair, Monica Jane Perez (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, February 19 (no exceptions).
Next collection is Monday 2/22 | Return them to the @EagleRockElem Parent Center for processing #BTFE
Our next collection of Box Tops is this coming Monday, February 22. All Box Tops may be delivered to the Parent Center for processing.
Thanks for your support!
Feb 2016 issue celebrates Family Engagement in Feb & all year long #PTA4Kids @CaliforniaPTA
Decades of research prove family engagement is key to kids’ success in school – and in life. That’s why California State PTA is proudly taking part in National PTA's Take Your Family to School Week February 15 – 19.
Click image at left to read the issue in English or image at right for Spanish version
@PandaExpress this Wednesday 2/17 (11:00a-9:00p) & @EagleRockElem will earn 20% of receipts
Support Eagle Rock Elementary and enjoy a meal at our local Panda Express this Wednesday, February 17 where from 11:00a - 9:00p they will donate 20% of receipts! Dine in or takeout!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (11:00a - 9:00p)
4947 N Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Send Your Sweetheart to the Moon with a "Spacial" Valentine's Card @NASA @Kidsgov
Send loved ones to moon with these NASA cards you can download!
There are many galaxies besides the Milky Way Galaxy we call home. There are so many, we can’t even count them all yet! The Hubble Space Telescope looked at a small patch of space for 12 days and found 10,000 galaxies, of all sizes, shapes, and colors. Some scientists think there could be as many as one hundred billion galaxies in the universe.
Find out more
The sun sends lots of energy toward us all the time. There are a few different kinds of energy. There is infrared radiation, which is heat. There is visible light, which is what our eyes can see. There is also ultraviolet light. We can’t see ultraviolet with our eyes, but it’s there. And it can burn our skin.
Find out more.
Earth and the moon are very good friends, but they're not as close as they seem. They’re actually really far apart. The moon is an average of 238,855 miles (384,400 km) away. How far away is that? That’s 30 Earths. And the moon is moving very slowly away from us. It gets about 1 inch farther away each year. But don't worry. They'll still be friends for a very long time!
Find out more.
We finally got to visit Pluto, Charon, and the Kuiper Belt! On January 19, 2006, NASA launched a robot spacecraft on the long journey. This mission is called New Horizons. The spacecraft arrived at Pluto in July 2015, and it will continue to study other objects in the Kuiper Belt from about 2018 to 2022.
Find out more.