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).

Kēva Family Party

EAGLE EPO is proud to once again offer “KĒVA Night” on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. At this fun event, a section of KĒVA is reserved just for EAGLE families. We will have our own indoor soccer field, a double-size gym for basketball and volleyball, and a bouncy castle for some good old-fashioned jumpin’ around. Admission is just $10 per family and includes pizza and cupcakes. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us at the end of the month. Also, if you’re willing to help with this event (e.g., supervise the soccer field or bouncy house for an hour), please email Jodie Johnson at EPO_VP@eagleschool.org.

Box Tops Contest

Our annual EAGLE Box Tops Contest will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 21, and
run through Thursday, Feb. 26.

As in the past, we are generating a little friendly competition between homerooms by offering some fantastic prizes: First Prize – iTunes gift card ($10) for each member of the winning homeroom, Second Prize – free homework passes for students, Third Prize – a homeroom party (choice of pizza, ice cream, or donuts).

If you have any questions or would like to help with the contest, contact Dan Siehr at dg.siehr@sbcglobal.net.

Third Annual EPO Toy Drive

The EPO is again 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 should 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. 8, and run through Friday, Dec. 19. Toys may be deposited in the bins in our two lobbies.

Wrap Gifts at Barnes & Noble

The EPO is looking for volunteers, two or three per shift, to wrap gifts for a great cause at Barnes & Noble West on Sunday, December 7, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Help us provide free gift wrapping to customers as we collect donations for the Malala Fund (www.malala.org), an organization that aims to create a world where girls are empowered through quality education. Student volunteers, accompanied by a parent, are welcome to wrap gifts or direct customers to the wrapping station. Please click on the following link to volunteer for a two-hour shift:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949a5ae2ca64-barnes.

Questions may be directed to coordinator Helen Lee at helenlee00@yahoo.com.

Kēva Party – Save the Date!

EPO will sponsor an all-school family party at Kēva Sports Center on Saturday, January 31, 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!

Read-A-Thon Reaps Rewards

Congratulations and many thanks to all who participated in our Fall Fundraiser Read-A-Thon! Students read an amazing number of minutes, 103,370 in total, across a wide variety of genres, and raised $8,500 to be used toward the purchase of Smart Boards, Robotics kits, audio equipment for world language classes, scenery and stage equipment, and of course, books for our EAGLE library. We especially congratulate the Primary A’s, our Read-A-Thon class champions, who read 7,053 minutes combined. They celebrated their big win with an EPO-sponsored donut party.

Family Game Night

This coming Friday, Nov. 14, 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. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided by the EPO, but we encourage everyone to have dinner beforehand.

If you are willing to teach and/or facilitate a specific game, we would love to have your help. Please contact Dan Siehr at dg.siehr@sbcglobal.net to volunteer.

RiDQulous Fun at Fitchburg Dairy Queen – Oct. 23

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!

Fall Fundraiser Read-A-Thon Begins Oct. 1

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.