Adult Social and Online Auction: Wow! What an exciting week! We can’t believe the amazing response we had to the online auction and are so grateful to everyone who participated! Within the first 20 minutes, the bids had already reached over $1,000, and it just snowballed from there topping out at over $10,000! Thank you so much to Kim R. and Stella V. for all their hard work organizing the online auction and Saturday’s Adult Social at Teca. Fun was had by all and an incredible amount of money was raised through the auction and 50/50 raffle at the event. We also want to thank all our generous donors, we had some awesome items up for bid and a lot of happy winning bidders! We are really excited about moving forward with our outdoor classroom and garden, and we’ll keep you updated on the progress!
We have three upcoming events that we’ll be needing volunteers for: our Spring Book Fair, Spring Teacher Appreciation Meal and our Spring Fair. So please check out the links below and see where you might be able to help out!
Spring Book Fair and VIP Event – The Spring Book Fair will be held Wednesday 3/11- Friday 3/13 with preview days for the students on Monday 3/9 and Tuesday 3/10. This is a favorite event of the kids and proceeds go directly to the HSA to benefit our students. We have many opportunities for volunteers to help out with the book fair and our new VIP event this year. There are preview slots, where you can help your child(ren)’s class prepare their wish lists and then there are sales slots. The majority of book sales happen during the conferences, and we understand these are more difficult slots to volunteer for, because your children aren’t in school, so we really appreciate any time you can help! And if anyone has grandparents taking their children during the VIP event, please consider volunteering during that time slot as it’ll probably be busier than usual! Sign up for a shift or two here. If a sign up slot is not filled, the book fair will not be open during that time.
Book Fair VIP Event: Calling all grandparents or any other special person in your children’s lives: We would like to invite you to come with your EGE student on Wednesday, March 11th anytime from 3:30 to 5pm to shop the book fair and enjoy milk and cookies in the APR. We’re looking forward to welcoming grandparents at this special event, to make memories with their grandchildren! To make sure we have enough refreshments for everyone, please RSVP to come. But if you forget to RSVP, don’t worry, you are still welcome!
Spring Teacher Appreciation Meal: It’s hard to believe it but spring conferences are just around the corner! During the week of conferences we will be hosting a dinner for the teachers in between afternoon and evening conferences. The dinner will be held on Thursday, March 12th. It’s a long day for the teachers and they truly appreicate the opportunity to sit down together and enjoy a nice meal prepared for them:) Please sign up here to help the Hospitality Committee provide a delicious meal!
The Mad Hatter’s Spring Fair is from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, March 21st! We are really excited about this year’s event, especially about a new addition this year: an attraction specially designed for our students in the autistic support program! There are many volunteer slots to fill. For some of you who are new this year, there might be a few terms you aren’t familiar with:
Cake Walk – The cake walk is one of the most popular attractions at the Spring Fair. 12 children play per game, and walk around in a numbered circle to music. When the music stops, they all stand on a number, and then a number is pulled out of a bag. Whoever is standing on that number, gets to pick a cake from the cake table to take home. “Where do these cakes come from?” you ask…well, YOU! Children enjoy baking and decorating these cakes almost as much as they do winning them. We usually get about 60-70 cakes donated each year, and it’s always fun to see all the creativity!
Principal for a Day is also another much loved tradition: children purchase raffle tickets for 25 cents during the week and then on Friday, March 20th, one student principal per grade level will be chosen by raffle. These children will all join Mr. Brown one day towards the end of the school year, to help him run the school. It is a MUCH coveted prize!
Please see if there are a few slots you and your family can volunteer for!
4th Grade Donuts With Dad: 4th Grade Dads are invited to a Donuts with Dad social on Wednesday, March 4th from 8:00 – 8:25 am in the EGE All Purpose Room. (If Dad isn’t able to be there that day, feel free to invite another special gentleman.) We hope you are able to join us for some donuts, coffee/juice, and a fun time with your second grader and friends!
Third Grade Parents— Thank you for the abundant outpouring of support for this year’s 3rd Grade ACD! The children have been learning about ancient civilizations (ask about it)! A fun and educational day is planned for the children to apply and build on what they have been learning. Please have your child wear a green EGE shirt to school Friday, March 6, 2020.
The Nominating Committee is looking for candidates for the position of Treasurer for the next school year. If you know anyone you’d like to nominate (including yourself!) please reach out to Robyn K. (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kendall S. (email@example.com) or Aida M. (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. The Treasurer position is a 2-year term.
The 5th Grade Yearbook Committee needs your help collecting photos of the class from kindergarten through 5th grade.We’re looking for class parties, Halloween parades, field trips, band and orchestra concerts, track meets, ropes course, Bingo, Spring Fair and other extracurricular activities. Photos can be uploaded to our shared Google Drive Folder by CLICKING HERE or emailing them directly to email@example.com. If your child did NOT attend EGE for kindergarten, please send a digital or hard copy photo (which will be returned) of your child from their kindergarten year. Photos due: MARCH 6, 2020.
The Schoolwide Yearbook Committee is starting to upload pictures and they need your help. They are using the TreeRing service to upload pictures and folders have been created for every teacher’s class. To upload pictures, please go to this link and create an account.