In keeping with the merriment of the season, parents often ask what they might give a special teacher for a holiday gift. To make shopping a little easier, a 2013 Staff Wish List is available in the main office. The items on the list can be ordered through our catalogs. If you wish to purchase (or contribute toward) one of these items for a staff member, please notify Wade and drop off your check or cash contribution. If you decide to purchase something from the wish list on your own, please let us know what you’ve chosen so as to avoid duplication. Please know that donating in this way is strictly voluntary and certainly not expected!
Also, if you are planning year-end donations to charitable organizations, please keep our EAGLE School Capital Campaign in mind. Because we are a non-profit organization under the federal 501(c)(3) codes, donations to the school are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
If you have a child who you would like to enroll at EAGLE for the first time next fall, please note that the priority application deadline for siblings is February 1, 2014. In order to submit a complete application packet by the deadline, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to have your child tested (IQ) in December or January by an evaluator of your choice. If you need suggestions, please contact the school office for a list of examiners in the Madison area who have agreed to test EAGLE applicants.
Market Day at EAGLE has been an annual tradition in December for many years and is the favorite TGIF of many students. For those of you who are not familiar with Market Day, it is a time when Primaries – 7/8s sell homemade items at assigned booths, located all over the school. Everyone shops ‘til they drop – teachers, students, and parents. Advice to sellers: The most original and reasonably priced items sell best. Think of an appealing way to display your items and include the prices on a sign. Have some change ready so you don’t lose out on a sale. Ask a parent or friend to watch your booth part of the time so you can also be a shopper. Popular items in the past include ornaments, jewelry, toys, pet items, bookmarks, greeting cards, pillows, picture frames, cookies, candy, and treats. Parents are welcome to join us. The fun will begin at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 13th.
There has been an enthusiastic response to our introduction of an EAGLE Chess Club, and much to our surprise, we have already reached the maximum number of students who may participate in this first session. Therefore, at this time, we are not accepting any more registration forms for Chess Club. Please watch future Aerie-Grams for more offerings later in the year.
We are excited to offer an after-school Chess Club for Primaries through 7/8s with FIDE Master Alex Betaneli. In addition to being Wisconsin State Champion in 2000, 2001, 2005, and 2012, Alex frequently writes for the most widely read American chess magazine Chess Life, and his students consistently win titles at both state and national levels.
As a start, we are offering a six-week session at a cost of $90.00. The club will meet from 3:20 to 4:20 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in November and December: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, and 12/18.
To sign up, click on the link below, complete the attached form, and submit it with payment to the reception office.
EAGLE Chess Club Registration Form
We will hold parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 12:30 to 8:00 pm. Students will attend morning classes only, with early dismissal at 11:20 am.
This past Wednesday, you should have received an email containing the link to the sign-up sheet for your child’s unit. Using this online process, please select your conference start time(s), if you haven’t already done so. Your start time(s) will be confirmed with the Nov. 1st issue of the Aerie-Gram, but it is safe to assume that your conferences will begin at the time(s) you selected.
We will celebrate Halloween at EAGLE on Thursday, Oct. 31. The festivities will begin with our annual all-school costume parade at 8:35 am. (Parents are welcome to come and take pictures.) Later that afternoon, students are sure to have a hauntingly good time at the various parties being planned by unit parents, EPO volunteers, and Student Council. We hope everyone is looking forward to a fun-filled day of “tricks” and “treats.”
Parent-teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 12:30 to 8:00 pm. Later this week you will receive an email from Jooners.com asking you to select your conference start time using an online sign-up sheet. The process is simple–-select a time, enter your child’s last name, enter your email address, and click the orange “sign-up” button at the bottom of the page. That’s all there is to it! (You will also see these directions at the top of your sign-up sheet.)
A confirmation of conference start times will be forwarded with the Nov. 1st issue of the Aerie-Gram. In the meantime, it is safe to assume that the time you selected is the time you’ll have.
If you have two children at EAGLE, you will receive two emails. Please open both sign-up sheets and review the available times before making your first selection. This will give you a better chance of getting your start times close together.
All EAGLE parents are invited to the Fitchburg Great Dane on Wednesday, October 23, at 7:00 pm for a construction update and discussion of what comes next. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and socialize with other EAGLE parents.Appetizers and beverages will be served at 7:00, and Carole will offer a short presentation at 7:30.
Have you ever participated in the Berbee Derby, the annual 10k Run & 5k RUN/WALK that takes place on Thanksgiving morning? If so, you have contributed to the Berbee Technology Education Foundation, which has recently awarded $9,275.00 to EAGLE School for the purchase of iMac computers for our new lab. We are extremely grateful to the selection committee for the generous funding of our request, and, in turn, we hope that members of our EAGLE community will support the Technology Education Foundation’s efforts through participation in, or volunteering to help with, this year’s Berbee Derby.