Mark your calendars and plan to attend the EPO’s October community-building event–RiDQulous Fun at Fitchburg Dairy Queen on Thursday, Oct. 23. This Dairy Queen location, right up Fish Hatchery Road from school, will be generously donating 10% of ALL purchases after 3:00 PM to EAGLE. Be sure to stop by on the 23rd for a treat after school, or plan an ice cream outing with friends (no school the next day). Don’t forget to take something home for the freezer!
It’s Fall Fundraiser time, and this year we are trying something new–an EAGLE School Read-A-Thon! Now, students will have the ability to really make a difference in the success of our fundraiser, as they set reading goals, recruit sponsors, and collect donations. It will be a great opportunity for our kids to take pride in helping their school while doing something they love–reading! To make it even more interesting, prizes will be awarded to our reader leaders. The student from each homeroom who reads the most will receive a gift certificate, and the homeroom that collectively reads the most (all minutes combined) will celebrate with a class party. The proceeds from this year’s Fall Fundraiser will be used for Smart Boards, Robotics kits, audio equipment for world language classes, scenery and stage equipment, and of course, books for our EAGLE library.
Instructions, pledge forms, and reading logs will be placed in lockers next Monday, Sept. 29. The Read-A-Thon will run from Oct. 1 through Oct. 22, and all pledge forms and donations will be due in the Reception Office by Oct. 29.
The EPO is on the lookout for volunteers for a number of upcoming events. Unfortunately, the new online sign-up did not yield as many responses as we had hoped, so we are asking any families that did not get a chance to sign up in August to please visit http://bit.ly/volepo to select your volunteer preferences. Thanks to all who signed up previously and to all who will sign up in the very near future. Your help is much appreciated!
Mark your calendars for our first community-builder of the year at Vitense Golfland on Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sunday, Sept. 28. Round up the kids, friends, and neighbors for lots of family fun! Vitense will donate 10% of gift card purchases and 15% of ALL activity, food, membership and golf pass purchases to the EAGLE EPO. Please plan to stop by anytime that weekend with family, friends, and neighbors, and be sure to look for the marked boxes to deposit your receipts.
On Thursday, Sept. 18, EAGLE School volunteers will be serving up yummy frozen custard, donated by Culver’s. Located on E. Cheryl Parkway under the big white tent, we will be part of the market’s annual “Fall Fest” celebration. Along with our fundraiser, there will be live music, free horse-drawn carriage rides, water bottle and tote give-aways, plus fresh food and flowers available from the market vendors. Ecycle for Hope will also be collecting electronic office and household items (under 50 lbs.) in exchange for five food or toiletry donations to the St. Vincent Food Pantry. Show your support of our school and community by joining us at the market, next Thursday, between 3:00 and 6:00 pm.
Students have another chance for mud-run fun on Saturday, September 27, in Verona. Last May, 51 EAGLE students participated in this event which is organized by the Tri4Schools non-profit to promote health and fitness for kids. Tri4Schools donates 75% of registration fees back to the participants’ school for health and fitness purposes, which allowed EAGLE students to raise over $700 for our P.E. program last spring. A new twist to this event–adults can run with their kids in any of the three races! Mud Runs have sold out in the past, so register soon. For more information and to register, click here.
Calling all students! Want to help EAGLE keep the “Fittest School” title for most participants in the Tri4Schools Youth Mud Run? Registration is open for this May 17th event in Verona. Last year, 50+ EAGLE students had a blast in the mud and raised over $700 for new EAGLE fitness equipment. All students are encouraged to participate in the fun, as there are different levels appropriate for ages 3-17. This year, when you designate EAGLE as your school, 75% of your registration fee comes back to our P.E. department for new equipment! Sign up today at
Round up the family and come out to Wildcat Lanes in Verona on Saturday, April 5! From 12:00 to 5:00 pm, Wildcat has reserved ALL lanes for EAGLE supporters and is generously donating $2 back to our school for each $3 game bowled. Let’s fill the place up–tell your friends, meet your classmates, see you there! Wildcat Lanes is located at 415 W Verona Ave.
Plan to engage your inner artist by joining other EAGLE families at the March EPO community-building event. On Sunday, March 9, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, have fun with a glass fusing or paint-your-own pottery project at Fired Up Pottery in Monona, and 30% of your purchase will come back to our school when you mention EAGLE. There are no studio fees; you simply purchase the pottery piece or glass project base. All supplies for decorating are provided and included. Fired Up Pottery is located at 4112 Monona Drive. (NOTE: Gift certificate purchases count, too, and if you can’t make it on March 9, you can order by phone and mention EAGLE to generate the donation.)
Wow–so many EAGLE families came out to the Middleton Chipotle last week! Muchas gracias to all who participated in this event; it was great fun to see everyone there. In addition to enjoying good food and great company, we raised $378 for our school! Don’t forget–we have another chance to gather with EAGLE friends over burritos, tacos, and guacamole later this month. Plan to come to the Shorewood Chipotle (4000 University Ave.) on Thursday Feb. 27, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, mention our fundraiser at the register, and once again, 50% of your purchase will come back to EAGLE. See you there!