Wishing a safe & Happy New Year to our #EagleRockElem families | Free NYE celebration at #GrandPark_LA
Looking for a place to ring in the new year? Consider counting down to 2015 with your best friends, sweeties, cool cousins, and friendly neighbors at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles near City Hall.
This FREE New Year’s Eve celebration will live music, food, photo booths, huge projections and will be an alcohol-free, family-friendly event. There will be no beer garden or point of purchase / no outside alcohol permitted in event space.
December 31, 2014 @ 7:00p – January 1, 2015 @ 12:30am
210 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
1st Freeway in the West | SR-110 opened 12/30/1940. Happy 74th! #LAHistory #CaltransDist7
The beautiful and historic Arroyo Seco Parkway (State Route 110), formerly known as the Pasadena Freeway, marked an important transitional moment in the history of American freeway engineering and transportation.
The Arroyo Seco Parkway opened to the motoring public in 1940. At the dedication ceremony, California Governor Culbert L. Olso declared the Arroyo Seco Parkway to be the "first freeway in the West." It was hailed both as a "modern" and "novel" road by state highway engineers due to its safety features. A 1945 study pointed to these safety features as an explanation for the remarkably low ration of traffic accidents that the parkway enjoyed in comparison to other major highways with similar traffic volumes. Residents of the region described it as the "hanging gardens" of the Arroyo, or more simply as "picturesque."
The historic Arroyo Seco Parkway was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in February 2011, designated a National Scenic Byway by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation in 2002, and designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1999 by the American Society of Engineers.
Longest Night occurs on 12/21 | 1st Day of Winter in Northern Hemisphere & Summer in Southern
Earth's axis of rotation is tilted 23.5°. That makes the latitudes of +23.5° and −23.5° special. But how? You may have noticed two special lines of latitude on a globe of the world: One in the Northern Hemisphere called the Tropic of Cancer at +23.5° latitude and one in the Southern Hemisphere called the Tropic of Capricorn at − 23.5° latitude.
These are the latitudes where the Sun is directly overhead at noon once a year. In the Northern hemisphere, on the Tropic of Cancer, that is the Summer Solstice, usually June 21. In the Southern Hemisphere, on the Tropic of Capricorn, that is the Winter Solstice, usually December 21. These solstice days are the days with the most (for Summer) or fewest (for Winter) hours of sunlight during the whole year.
Fri 12/19 is the Last Day of School | Classes resume Mon, January 12, 2015 | See you Next Year!
Have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and be safe this holiday season with all your loved ones. Enjoy your time off and see you next year when classes resume on Monday, January 12, 2015!
K-3 #EagleRockElem student performances (9-10 & 1:30-2:30) 12/18 @ Auditorium | Plan to attend
Thursday, Dec 18th is our Winter Program for parents of K-3. Choose either 9:00-10:00am or 1:30-2:30pm. Please plan on staying for the whole show.
Additionally, our Orchestra will present a program in January or February; this Thursday, Dec 18th there will be music activities with Mr. Martinez in the MPR for students since Auditorium is being used.
December 17, 1903 #WrightBrothers demonstrate sustained flight under pilot control for 852 feet
Through their own research and experimentation, and by studying the attempts of other would-be pilots, the Wright brothers knew that heavier-than-air flight was possible. They corresponded frequently with engineer Octave Chanute, a friend and supporter of their work.
On the morning of December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright took turns piloting and monitoring their flying machine in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Orville piloted the first flight that lasted just 12 seconds and 120 feet. On the fourth and final flight of the day, Wilbur traveled 852 feet, remaining airborne for 59 seconds. That morning, the brothers became the first people to demonstrate sustained flight of a heavier-than-air machine under the complete control of the pilot.
December 15, 1791 the new United States ratified the 1st 10 Ammendments to the US #Constitution
On December 15, 1791, the new United States of America ratified the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, confirming the fundamental rights of its citizens. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, and the press, and the rights of peaceful assembly and petition. Other amendments guarantee the rights of the people to form a "well-regulated militia," to keep and bear arms, the rights to private property, fair treatment for accused criminals, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, freedom from self-incrimination, a speedy and impartial jury trial, and representation by counsel.
Annual Holiday Luncheon | Friday, December 12 11:30am - 1:30pm in MPR #EagleRockElem
Lunches will be held from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm for teachers and staff to enjoy during their lunch periods.
Our annual Holiday Luncheon will be held Friday, December 12. This is a wonderful time to show our hard-working teachers, administrative and support staff how much we appreciate them. The teachers and staff always enjoy the dishes our families bring. You can bring your dish to the Teachers’ Lounge in the morning when you drop off your children. Please label your dish with its name, your name and the teacher’s name. Label your serving utensils with your name and child’s room number as well. If you’d like to help before, during, or after the luncheon, please leave a note in the PTA box at the main office or in the Parent Center. All paper goods and drinks are provided by the PTA. To ensure we have enough dishes for both lunch periods, we ask that you fill out the tear-off below and return it to school by Wednesday, December 10.
Wed, 12/10 12p-10p #BMPP & #5LineTavern will donate 20% of receipts #EREEF90041
Please join us Wednesday, December 10th as EREEF hosts their third “Dine Out for EAGLE ROCK” event!
Wednesday, December 10 12:00p - 10:00p
Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria & The 5 Line Tavern
2136 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Both BMPP and 5 Line will be donating a generous 20% of your total bill to Eagle Rock Elementary in order to purchase new books for the library.
You can even take food to go or have it delivered!
Just drop your receipt in the “Dine Out for Eagle Rock” jar at the counter. If you order your food on the phone, let them know you are an Eagle Rock Elementary School family. If you order your meal on line for delivery from BMPP, please type “EAGLE ROCK ELEMENTARY” in the special request box so that your bill is counted!!
Computer Sci Education Week (12/8-12/14) Take a break & Learn to Code #STEM #CSEdWeek #LASchools
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
Spend a moment with your child and visit http://csedweek.org/learn to learn more about Computer Science and introduce yourself and your children to CODE.