"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them are what makes life meaningful."- Joshua J. MarineNEW NEWSBeauty and the Beast, Jr. AuditionsEdgewoood is excited to present their fall musical, Beauty and the Beast, Jr. on November 10, 11, & 12. All students at Edgewood are invited to audition on either Monday, September 12, or Tuesday, September 13, right after school. Your child MUST bring a signed permission slip to the audition (available at school or here) if they want to participate. Please help your child prepare a song (preferably NOT from Beauty and the Beast). They will also be reading from the script, which we have at school. We will call back students for another audition time on Wednesday, September 14, and Thursday, September 15, if needed. Any student who wants to help behind the scenes can also sign up on the audition form and check the area regarding crew/stage hands. Thanks for supporting Edgewood Drama!!Edgewood Middle School Fall FundraiserEach year Edgewood offers ONE fundraiser as an opportunity for students and families to help raise funds needed for resources and events sponsored by EPAT (Edgewood Parents And Teachers) throughout the school year. Because last year's fundraiser was so successful, we are again offering Frozen Cookie Dough and other frozen food products through The Chip Shoppe, a local Minnesota Company. Fundraiser packets will be sent home with your student on Monday, September 12 and will include all the information you and your student need to participate in the fundraiser. Fundraiser packets will be due back to school on Monday, September 26, and orders can be picked up at Edgewood on Thursday, October 13, between 2:30-6:00 p.m. Please mark these dates on your calendar.Last Week to Order Spirit Wear!Edgewood Spirit Wear is currently available to order on the Edgewood virtual webstore at: http://identitystores.com/Stores/StoreFront.aspx?StoreId=3265 until Thursday, September 15, at midnight. Look for Eagle Pride sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweatpants and hats! Orders will then be completed and delivered to students at school.Online Now!Yearbooks are now available to purchase online! Please go toSocial Media Parent PresentationWe hope you enjoyed the parent presentation last night by speaker Jane Straub. If you were unable to make it, below is a link to educational materials available for order. The Empower Me! kit, although geared for K-6, includes a video and teacher instruction manual as well as hand-outs for parents and concerned community members: www.gundersenhealth.org/ncptc/shop-our-resources. Another good resource is http://commonsensemedia.org, as well as the books Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral by Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane) by The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle by Barbara Coloroso.Jane also touched on the #11forJacob and shared that local and professional sports teams will be honoring him this weekend by wearing his #11. See below on more information:If you were unable to make it to last night's presentation, Alison Feigh will be at Edgewood next Thursday morning, September 15, to speak to the students during the first three periods (8-11 a.m.) of classes. Parents are welcome to stop by and listen as well.If you have any other recommendations for speakers/topics you'd like to hear in the future, please let us know!Registration for fall sports (Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis and Ultimate Frisbee) is now available online here or your student may get a registration form from Student Services. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Knickerbocker at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Community Ed office at 651-621-7400.The start dates for fall sports are listed below:Cross Country - Monday, September 12Boys Soccer - Wednesday, September 14Girls Tennis - Wednesday, September 14Boys Tennis - Thursday, September 15Girls Soccer - Thursday, September 15Ultimate Frisbee - Thursday, September 15EDGEWOOD CHESS CLUBWhether you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or an expert player, join this club to meet and interact with other chess players at Edgewood and play on a weekly basis. We will occasionally be joined by experienced guest players to improve our skill level. Our first two meetings are "try it out" meetings. We will meet Tuesdays from 7:00-7:45 a.m. starting Tuesday, September 13. Register online at: http://moundsview.ce.feepay.com/course/fall-2016/edgewood-chess-club-fall-section-9-13-12-20-2016-6th-8th-graders.Eagle LeadersEagle Leaders is a student leadership group that works to make Edgewood the best it can be. Specifically, Eagle Leaders
help to make Edgewood a great place to learn, represent the feelings and ideas of their classmates, and work to plan and encourage participation in Eagle Pride activities, and much more.Eagle Leaders are looking for students who are interested in leadership opportunities at Edgewood. All interested students are welcome and encouraged to come to our first meeting which will be held on Wednesday, September 14, at 3:00 p.m. in Room #10. Please see Ms. Degen or Ms. Solheim with any questions. Hope to see you there!Student Activity BulletinA copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here.Back-to-School BashOur first Eagle Pride Activity of the year, "Go For the Gold Back-to-School Bash", hosted by EPAT will be on Friday, September 16, from 2:45-4:30 p.m. There will be no other after-school activities that day and activity buses will run at 4:30 instead of 4:00 p.m. Join us for music, food, games and fun! Cost for an admission ticket is $5 and food tickets are 50 cents each. We hope to see you there! More information can be found here.Volunteers are needed to make the Back-to-School Bash run smoothly. We need two volunteers to sell tickets before school on Thursday, September 15, and Friday, September 16, from 7:30-8:00 a.m. We also need a number of volunteers to help the day of the event (Friday, September 16) with set-up from 1:30-2:45 p.m., volunteers for the event from 2:45-4:30 p.m., and volunteers to help with clean-up until done. Please contact Ms. Mildenberger at email@example.com if you can help in any capacity and where you'd like to help.Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Committee
The Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Committee is seeking representatives to serve on the committee for the 2016-2017 school year. Committee members work in partnership with the district and community to gain knowledge and provide feedback about about curriculum and other instructional issues.
If you are interested, please answer the questions found in this link Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Application. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Zahn at 651.621.6040 or by e-mail at gretchen.zahn@moundsviewschool
s.org.OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALEIrondale High School HomecomingIrondale's Homecoming will be the week of September 26 - October 1. Come support the Irondale Knights at their Homecoming Football game on Friday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m. against Armstrong High School.
2016-17 7th Grade LEC Trip Dates Announced7th Grade Families - The dates for next year's LEC trip have been confirmed. Next year we will have two trips - one will be from March 6-8 and one will be from March 8-10, 2017. Students will be assigned to one of these two trips. The cost for next year's trip will be $75.Meetings Online
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A limited supply of Locker Mates ($22) are available to keep your locker and yourself organized! Contact Ms. Mildenberger in the Front Office if you are interested in purchasing one.Any school supplies and spirit wear are sold on behalf of EPAT. All funds are directed back to Edgewood for use by staff.
You can support Edgewood by participating in the below fundraisers:
Food Taste Testing: Earn some extra $$CASH$$ and sample some really great food. All you have to do is log on and register at www.fpitesters.com.
Box Tops: Please save all of your box tops and turn them in at Edgewood. There is a drop box in the lobby of the school. This is just another way to earn money for our kids.
EPAT would like to thank you for your help and support!