Reminder: Next Tuesday morning at 9:30am, we will have an HSA Meeting in the MPR. Here is the agenda.
We’re really excited about tomorrow’s Grandparents’/VIP Event, we’ve got a lot of RSVPs and want to remind everyone that they can come ANYTIME between 3:30 and 5pm. This event will be similar to the Donuts with Dad/Muffins with Mom events, but specially for grandparents or any other special person in your EGE students’ lives. Please RSVP here; while you are still welcome without RSVPing, it gives us a headcount, so we can have enough refreshments for everyone!
EGE’s Spring Fair is just around the corner: Saturday, March 21st from 11 to 2pm. Our volunteer sign-up has been filling up really nicely for that as well, but we still have some openings. So if you haven’t volunteered yet, our biggest needs are:
- Principal for a Day Ticket Sales for Kindergarten from 8 – 8:25: we have one slot on Wednesday, 3/18 and two slots on Friday, 3/20
- Ticket Sales on Saturday, 3/21: two slots open from 12 to 1pm, and one slot from 1 to 2pm
- Face Painting: we’d really like to fill all these slots up. We know that people are intimidated by this, but you shouldn’t be! We’ve got little how-to’s for you to use to guide you, and the children are really quite forgiving with their expectations, as well. We have 2 slots open from 11-12pm, 1 open from 12 to 1pm, and all 4 slots open from 1 to 2pm.
- Crafts: We have two slots open from 12 to 1pm.
- Autistic Support Game/Craft: One slot from 1 to 2pm
- Games: We’ve got 4 more slots to fill from 12 to 1pm and 3 more slots from 1-2pm.
Please sign up for any of those slots here!
3rd Grade Ancient Civilizations Day was a great success! The day began with students making their own Usekh collars (the broad necklace of the ancient Eyptian elite) followed up by an assembly, entitled “I want my Mummy!” presented by Dr. Phillips, a research coordinator for the Egyptian Section of the Penn Museum. The Classes spent the day rotating between three different workshops and activities. The workshops included: a workshop on Greek Gods and the ancient rituals that surrounded, led by Dr. Linn, a Research Liaison in the Academic Engagement Department at the Penn Museum, another workshop was conducted by Dr. Phillips on Egyptian artifacts, and the final workshop was led by Mrs. Kowalski, an EGE parent, on ancient architecture. The activities included: belly-dancing led by the YMCA’s Laura Pierson (check out Mr. Brown’s mean moves here), Cross the Nile game where only teamwork can get you across, and discussion on the Chinese language, led by Mr. Chen, an EGE parent. Ancient Civilizations Day is a longstanding tradition at EGE, and it takes a lot of planning and volunteers to run the day smoothly, but it’s well worth it, as the children have a real blast participating! Thank you to all the volunteers who came in that day (and the day before to decorate), to the sub-committee leads, our parent workshop presenters, the third grade teachers, and Tracey T. for coordinating it all!
Thank you to the Hospitality Committee for organizing last week’s 4th Grade Donuts For Dad, which represents the end of an era for some dads as it was their last Donuts with Dad at EGE.
We are continuously blown away by the amazing support we have from our parent volunteers. After last week’s email asking for volunteers, all slots for Thursday’s Teacher Appreciation Meal were filled, and we filled most of the Book Fair’s slots as well. There’s still two book fair slots open Friday morning: a sales slot from 8-10am and a Clean-up Break down slot from 10am to noon, click here if you can fill one of those spots! Thank you to everyone who has signed up!
We will be having a Spring Fair Spirit Week from March 16th to March 20th. Here’s a heads up of the daily themes:
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 were due: MARCH 6, 2020, so please send in now, if you forgot to.
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.
And thank you to our Beautification Committee for our March bulletin board design!