Back-to-School Ice Cream Social – Sun., Aug. 23

All EAGLE families are invited to kick off the school year in style by attending our Back-to-School Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 23, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at McGaw Park (rain or shine). Come celebrate our new families and reunite with old friends. Hope to see you there! Call or text EAGLE parent Jodie Johnson at 608-358-6289 if you have any questions.

New Student Orientation – Wed., Aug. 26

This year we will once again have a special morning of orientation just for new students and their parents. All kindergarten (Nest), first grade (Primary), and new students in all other units should plan to attend school on Wednesday, August 26, from 8:25 to 11:20 AM to meet teachers and gain some EAGLE insights as we launch into the 2015-16 school year. Although attendance by parents is not required, it is highly encouraged, as the following informational sessions will be offered to assist new parents with the transition to EAGLE:

8:30 – 8:45  Introductions

8:45 – 9:30  Expectations, Communication, Q&A with Director Carole Mason

9:30 – 10:15  “What’s Best for the Nest?” with Jane Kufel and Carol van Deelen OR “Taking the Mystery Out of Math” (Math teachers share tips for helping your child transition to EAGLE math.)

10:30 – 11:00  EAGLE Technology: Website, E-Mail, and ThinkWave

11:00 – 11:20  EAGLE Parent Organization (EPO)

11:20 -12:00  Pizza Lunch – Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet the EAGLE staff and enjoy lunch before heading home or back to work. (No need to bring anything–food and beverages will be provided.)

We look forward to seeing all of our new students (including Nesters and Primaries) on this important orientation morning. An invitation with more information was emailed to families in early August. Please let us know if your child is unable to attend.

Supply Lists 2015-16

Click on the link below to access the supply lists for the 2015-16 school year. If you plan to shop at Office Depot, present our EAGLE School ID number (70109367) at the register and our school will receive credit towards free supplies equal to 5% of your qualifying purchases. (The ID number is also printed at the top of each school supply list.)

Supply Lists 15-16

Spring FUNdraiser – May 8

EAGLE’s annual Spring FUNdraiser is this coming Friday, May 8, from 5:30 to 9:00 PM. Bring the family and join us for dinner! Browse and bid on auction items while your children play games or watch a movie. Relax with friends over coffee and dessert. Sing karaoke while waiting to learn if you’ve won the MacBook Air raffle. Have fun while supporting EAGLE’s technology, equipment, and scholarship funds. See you there, rain or shine!

Director’s Report to Parents

Mark your calendars! On Monday, May 11, Carole will give the “Annual Report to Parents” from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Auditorium. She will offer her perspective on the accomplishments of this past year and discuss future goals and plans, both immediate and long-range. All parents are encouraged to attend. The EPO will provide light refreshments.

Scholarship Forms Available

Scholarship application forms are available in the main office. If you wish to apply for financial aid for the 2015-16 school year, please complete the forms and return them to Wade by Thursday, April 30.

2015-16 Contracts to be Mailed Feb. 17

Contracts for next school year will be mailed to all current EAGLE families early next week. For each child, a signed contract and non-refundable deposit will be due by March 1. (The deposit is one-tenth of the total tuition. The exact amount will be stated on your contract.)

Winter Storm Policy

If school is closing or starting late due to inclement weather, you will be notified by our One Call Now messaging system via phone or email. (If you haven’t taken the necessary steps to modify or add to your contact information in the One Call Now system, please do so immediately.) A delayed start or school closing will also be posted on Channels 3, 15, and 27. Once school is open, we never close early. If you feel that weather conditions are dangerous, you may certainly come and take your child home. No need to call first, as it is important for us to have phone lines open for emergencies on bad weather days.

Annual Food Drive is Underway

EAGLE School’s annual collection to help the Allied Drive Food Pantry began last week and will run through December 5. This year, to bring more variety to our collection, teams comprised of both younger and older students have been asked to donate items in specific categories (see list below). When students arrive in the morning, they may go to the Commons to deposit their items on their team table. At the end of the drive, the team whose overall donations can best serve the most families will be awarded a team party in December.

Nest & MS 7/8 A-C

Baby, Oh, Baby:  baby food, baby cereal, diapers, wipes, formula, baby shampoo, blankets, towels, etc.

Primary & MS 6/7

Breakfast Bonanza:  cereal, pancake mix, syrup, granola, breakfast, bars, oatmeal, muffin mix, juice, coffee, etc.

Upper Primary & Jr. 4/5

Lunch Bunch:  canned soups (non-tomato based), meal in can (stew, ravioli, etc.), peanut butter, crackers, snacks (chips, pretzels, cookies), canned meats (tuna, chicken), coffee, etc.

Intermediate & Jr. 5/6

Supper Supreme:  canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meat, noodles, rice, quick bread mixes, condiments, boxed potatoes, boxed casserole mixes, Jello, dessert mixes, flour, sugar, cooking oil, coffee, etc.

Jr. 3/4 & MS 7/8 B-C

Scrub-a-Dub-Dub:  soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes (adult and child sizes) dish soap, sponges, etc.

Order EAGLE Spirit Wear

It’s time again to show your EAGLE spirit and get the latest in EAGLE T-shirt and hoodie designs! Wear your EAGLE spirit to sporting events to support our teams. Wear it around town to show your school pride. All proceeds from the sale of EAGLE clothing benefit the school.

Our vendor has set up a handy ordering website for us, similar to last year. This site conveniently accepts Mastercard and Visa, or you may pay by check if preferred. To view options and place your order, please visit:

www.co-store.com/eagle

All orders must be received by Friday, November 21, 2014. Please note that if you choose to pay by check, it must be submitted to the EAGLE Reception Office by this date.