K8 Weekly Update 5/3/21

Good afternoon,
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! As you know, the staff at ERA is absolutely amazing. They have risen to the occasion under the most difficult circumstances. They are dedicated to our students and supportive of each other.
Almost overnight in March of 2020, they changed everything they knew as normal to be a teacher during a worldwide pandemic. Then in March, they put aside their personal fears and walked into the unknown of their classroom and into their offices because they love their job and are dedicated to serving children. We all know and/or have met many heroes over the last year, but these educators are my heroes. So if you see an educator this week share a smile and a thank you. You will make their day!  
Here are this week’s updates and reminders:
1. Teacher Appreciation Week: Please click on this link for more information. Teacher Appreciation Week Thank you for helping us honor our amazing team!
2. K-2 Book Club: This club had its last meeting on 4/30 and will not meet at all during the month of May. Thank you to all who participated! We had so much fun and hope to continue it next year!
3. Kindergarten PE/Bike Fundraiser: Link to Donate WE ARE LESS THAN $1000 AWAY!!
Help ERA become the 21st school in NC and the first in our area to use the All Kids Bike program! Once funded, the program will provide 22 Strider bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, and curriculum to teach all of our Kindergarten students how to ride a bike in school. Coach Pierce hopes we can start in the fall and is super excited about the prospect! 🚴‍♀️🚴🚴‍♂️
4. Board of Directors Election:  There are currently 3 Parent Board Member seats and 1 Community Member-At-Large seat open for election and appointment. The application process is open from Monday, April 19th, 2021 – Monday, May 3rd, 2021. Please reach out to Sarah Yagnow, Vice Chair, at syagnow@enoriveracademy.org with any questions.
5. D&I Task Force Meeting: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Dr. Sheldon Lanier, our consultant, will be joining the meeting.
Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 827 7355 3033
Passcode: 181572
6. Middle School: This is the final week of in-person for 6-8. We will see them all on testing days.
7. K-5: Reminder….K-5 will remain in Plan A through May 13th. May 17-28 will be virtual due to EOG testing.
8. Board of Directors Meeting: May 11th 5pm-7pm
Board Meeting LinkMeeting ID: 859 3278 1094
Passcode: 183193

9. EOG Dates for Grades 3-8: 
Monday, May 17 – 3rd grade ELA and 6th grade ELA
Tuesday, May 18 – 3rd grade Math and 6th grade Math
Wednesday, May 19 – 4th grade ELA and 7th grade ELA
Thursday, May 20 – 4th grade Math and 7th grade Math
Friday, May 21 – 5th grade ELA and 8th grade ELA
Monday, May 24 – 5th grade Math, 8th grade Math, Math 1 (8th graders)
Tuesday, May 25 – 5th grade Science and 8th grade Science
Have a great week!