Successful Spring FUNdraiser

Many thanks to our EAGLE community for hosting such a wonderful Spring FUNdraiser! In addition to being just plain FUN, our auction, raffles, food sales, children’s activities, and performances together earned over $22,000 to help fund technology upgrades, equipment and scholarships for our school.

Our sincere appreciation goes out to FUNdraiser chairs Diane Tautges and Jerry Neviaser, and to the many committee chairs, whose extraordinary efforts made it all happen. We also thank our parent volunteers, staff members, businesses, and families who,  through their donations of time and talent, as well as goods and services, made this year’s Spring FUNdraiser such a huge success. Thanks to the dedication and collaboration of many, the event was very well attended, with enough food, fun, and festivities for everyone!

New EPO for 2015-16

We welcome newly elected EPO Board members: Collette Bina (treasurer), Tanya Buckingham (vice-president), Dia Caulkins (secretary), Amy Bina, Laura Dry, Patti DuBeau, Scott Mason, Alperen Ozalp, Mahr Malik, and Scott Mason. Returning Board members include Jodie Johnson (president), Helen Lee, and Chad Thums. In the coming year, as they continue the important work of supporting our students, building community, and raising money, please give them your full support.

Register for Youth Mud Run

Calling all students! Want to help EAGLE reclaim the “Fittest School” title for most participants in the Tri4Schools Youth Mud Run? Registration is open for this May 30th event in Verona. Last year, thanks to the many EAGLE students who participated, we raised almost $1000 for new fitness equipment. All students are invited to come and get muddy; 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.  To register, please visit http://www.tri4schools.com/events/mudrun.

Box Tops Winners

Congratulations to the 6/7 Bs, who submitted 1,527 Box Tops to become this year’s official winners of our annual Box Tops Contest. Each member of this enthusiastic group was awarded a $10 iTunes gift card. We also congratulate the 3/4 Bs, who took second place with 1,131 Box Tops, as well as the Primary As, who came in third with 550 Box Tops. In recognition of their great efforts, our second and third place winners will celebrate with a class party. Many thanks to all who collected, clipped, and submitted Box Tops, helping us earn $922.30 for EAGLE.

MacRaffle Kick-Off

This year’s Spring FUNdraiser raffle winner will take home the lightest and most compact Mac notebook ever! Raffle packets will be distributed to student lockers next week. We hope that each EAGLE family will sell at least 12 tickets ($10 each or 3 for $25). Please watch for your packet and be ready to sell, sell, sell! (Please note that with your raffle packet, you will receive a “family bid number” to be used when bidding on items in the silent auction.)

EPO Community-Builder at Fired Up Pottery

Save the date and plan to engage your inner artist by joining other EAGLE families at this April EPO community-building event. On Sunday, April 19, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, have fun with a glass fusing or paint-your-own pottery project at Fired Up Pottery in Monona; 30% of your purchase will come back to our school when you mention EAGLE. Fired Up Pottery is located at 4112 Monona Drive. More information will be provided in the coming weeks, but mark your calendars now!

Save the Date for Family FUN!

This year our Spring Family FUNdraiser will take place on Friday, May 8, from 5:30 to 9:00 PM. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors! Plan to enjoy a scrumptious dinner from one of our generous food donors before partaking in the many exciting activities we have planned for your children. Don’t forget your checkbook, as you will surely want to bid on several of the fantastic silent auction items. Funds raised during this event will support EAGLE equipment and technology purchases, and scholarships.

Culver’s Fundraising Night

Culver’s on Todd Drive has graciously offered to hold a fundraising night for our school from 5:00 to 8:00 on Monday, March 9. 10% of ALL sales will come back to EAGLE. Please mark your calendars and spread the word! This Culver’s location, owned by an EAGLE School board member, supports us in a number of ways, especially through the Hot Lunch program and our annual Ice Cream Social. Thank you, Susan!

EPO Chipotle Community-Builder

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, gather with EAGLE friends and classmates over burritos, tacos, and guacamole, OR grab a carry-out after a busy evening of kid activities. Let Chipotle do the cooking (Shorewood location on University Ave.), and a full 50% of your purchase will come back to EAGLE. Details and a voucher to present for this fundraiser will be distributed closer to the date, but please plan to join us!

Movie Night Feb. 6

Our fifth annual EAGLE Family Movie Night is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. We will show two movies–one for the younger crowd (Nest – 3/4) and another for the older group. If you would like to volunteer to assist with set-up, serving, or clean-up, contact coordinators Andrea Mason (amason@education.wisc.edu) or Dia Caulkins (djcaulkins@gmail.com).