The EPO is sponsoring a toy drive for American Family Children’s Hospital’s Child Life Center. Donations will be going to kids who are in the hospital during the holidays. All donated items must be new and in their original packaging; items that can’t be cleaned easily (stuffed animals, anything with cloth) cannot be accepted. Examples of acceptable items include: building sets, craft kits, kid DVDs, infant and toddler toys, books, and gift cards (Target, Best Buy, etc.) for teens. The drive will begin on Monday, Dec. 9, and run through the 20th.
EPO will sponsor an all-school family party at Kēva Sports Center on Saturday, January 11, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Beat the winter blues by joining other EAGLE families for active fun and refreshments. We don’t want you to miss it, so mark your calendars now!
On Friday, Nov. 15, the EPO will sponsor “Family Game Night” from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Commons. This special event is open to all current EAGLE students; however, students in fifth grade and younger must be accompanied by a parent, while sixth through eighth graders may attend on their own. Throughout the evening, students will have many game options from which to choose including board and card games, gym activities, Dance, Dance Revolution, Nintendo DS gaming, Poke’mon card game, and “Magic The Gathering” card game. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided by the EPO, but we encourage everyone to have dinner beforehand.
Join Team EAGLE
EAGLE School was the recipient of a $9,275 grant from the Berbee Technology Education Foundation for the purchase of iMac computers for our new lab. Help us show our appreciation by participating in the Berbee Derby with our EAGLE team! This annual 10K run and 5K run/walk takes place on Thanksgiving morning. Go to www.berbeederby.com to register, and be sure to select “Join a Team” – EAGLE School by Oct. 30. You’ll receive a race t-shirt with our school’s name on the back. All proceeds from the race benefit the Technology Education Foundation. Contact Rochelle Engel with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not a runner or walker? You can still support the Berbee Technology Education Foundation by volunteering on race day. Assistance is needed in many areas including team processing, registration, parking, water, clean-up–just to name a few. With an expected 8,500 participants, many hands are neededto make the 10th Annual Berbee Derby enjoyable for all of the runners/walkers. To volunteer, please register at http://www.berbeederby.com/volunteer/.
Come join us for this year’s second Magic The Gathering tournament. As part of Family Game Night, it will take place on Friday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 pm, in Room 10. All are welcome to play–boys, girls, and parents, but prior MTG experience is required. We are charging a $10.00 entry fee to cover supplies and refreshments. Please sign up by Wednesday, Nov. 13. Click on the link below to register. Registration forms are also available in the Reception Office.
Magic The Gathering Registration Form – Nov. 2013
The EPO’s Fall Fundraiser has wrapped up, and we sincerely thank all of the families who purchased and sold items, as well as those who made direct financial contributions. The generous participation of 60% of EAGLE families enabled us to raise over $8,600, making this year’s fundraiser very successful. The funds will go toward the purchase of science equipment for our new greenhouse and audio equipment for our classrooms. In addition to raising funds, we hope that the campaign also helped raise awareness among the students about eco-friendly and fair trade practices.
Equal Exchange (EE) orders placed during this campaign will be shipped to EAGLE and distributed in late October. Flower Power orders will ship directly to your home. Please watch the Aerie-Gram for information on the date and time of distribution. If you are enjoying the EE products, you can purchase more online at http://fundraiser.equalexchange.coop/?fundraiser=EAGL011W. Through December, 25% of online sales will still be given to EAGLE.
Mark your calendars now! EPO will sponsor a Magic The Gathering tournament on Friday, October 18, and Family Game Night on Friday, November 15. Please watch future Aerie-Grams for details.
Once again this year, the EPO will sponsor a social event and fundraiser for 4/5 through 7/8 students at Ultrazone Laser Tag following the 11:20 am dismissal on conference day (Nov. 7). The event will run from 12:00 to 3:00 pm; bus transportation from EAGLE will be provided to Ultrazone; parents will be responsible for student pick-up at Ultrazone at or before 3:00 pm. This popular event SOLD OUT last year! Watch future Aerie-Grams for information on registration.
Mark your calendars for the EPO’s October community-building event — RiDQulous Fun at Fitchburg Dairy Queen on Friday, October 18. This Dairy Queen location (Fish Hatchery Road, right up from school) will be generously donating 10% of ALL purchases after 3:00 pm on October 18 to EAGLE. Stop by for a treat after school or plan an ice cream outing with friends. Don’t forget to take something home for the freezer!