Recent tremors remind | Are you ready? Take a break 2 plan @ECA @ReadyLA @Readygov
Living in Southern CA means experiencing the occasional earthquake. The recent string of quakes over the last 2 weeks, Westwood M4.4 (3/17), La Habra M5.1 (3/29) and Rowland Heights M4.1 (3/29) is another reminder to assess your preparedness and develop a plan for you and your loved ones.
April is Earthquake Preparedness Month, it has been recognized since the April 1906 San Francisco earthquake and continues to be supported by the state assembly urging all Californians and government agencies to engage in education, evaluation of seismic hazards, mitigation, safety activities, and the exchange of information related to earthquake preparedness with other states and nations.
At left are the Seven Steps to Earthquake Preparedness (courtesy of the Earthquake Country Alliance or ECA) along with additional resources below:
Reminder that tomorrow, Mon 3/31 is a school holiday and we return Tuesday 4/1 #SiSePuede
Follow the links below to learn more about the his life's work within the California labor movement, his humanitarian/non-violent philosophies and unique distinction as one of the world's most respected civil rights advocates.
Thur, 3/20 6:30p (MPR) | Board Elections for coming school year | Refreshments/Childcare provided
All are invited to consider taking on a role on our Board for the coming 2014-2015 school year. This is an opportunity to become an integral member of our organization of parents, teachers and community members as we strive to enhance our children’s educational experience here at Eagle Rock Elementary.
Many working parents feel that they cannot be involved in the business and activities of the PTA because they cannot come to every meeting or be on campus during the day; however, the possibilities in ways you can help are nearly limitless.
Remember, whatever your schedule, the Eagle Rock Elementary PTA welcomes you as an officer or committee chair!
You can make a difference in our school community so consider a leadership role in your Eagle Rock Elementary PTA!
Celebrate Math in honor of the irrational number Pi (π) & Happy 135th Birthday Albert Einstein!
Pi, or π, is defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi is an irrational number, meaning it cannot be written as a simple fraction. Instead, it can be expressed as an infinite, nonrepeating decimal (3.14159…) or approximated as the fraction 22/7.
Click here to learn more about π!
Remember to set your clocks forward 1 Hour! Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday at 2:00a! #DST
DST was first adopted to replace artificial lighting so they could save fuel for the war effort in Germany during World War I at 11:00pm (23:00) on April 30, 1916. It was quickly followed by Britain and many countries from both sides, including the United States. Many countries reverted back to standard time post-World War I, and it wasn’t until the next World War that DST would make its return to many countries in order to save vital energy resources for the war.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted year-round DST in the United States, called “War Time” during World War II from February 9, 1942 to September 30, 1945. The law was enforced 40 days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and during this time, time zones were called “Eastern War Time”, “Central War Time”, and “Pacific War Time”. After the surrender of Japan in mid-August 1945, the time zones were relabeled “Peace Time”.
Visit TimeandDate.com to learn more about Daylight Savings Time (DST)