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    "F.E.A.R. has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run OR Face Everything And Rise.
    The Choice is yours."
     - Unknown
     
     
     
    NEW NEWS
     
     
     
    Edgewood Spirit Week 
     
    Next week is Edgewood Spirit Week! See the list below:
     
    Monday, September 26 
    Pajama Day - Just roll out of bed today, no need to spend time picking out the perfect outfit!
     
    Tuesday, September 27
    Patriotic Day - Wear the colors of your country's flag today!
     
    Wednesday, September 28
    Class Color Day:
    Grade 6 - Wear White or Grey
    Grade 7 - Wear Red
    Grade 8 -Wear Black
     
    Thursday, September 29
    Edgewood Spirit - Wear your favorite Edgewood shirt today!
     
    Friday, September 30
    Irondale Homecoming - Show your Irondale pride and wear Irondale spirit wear or maroon and gold today!
     
    A complete list for Spirit Week can be found here. 
     
    EPAT Meeting epat
     
    Our first EPAT meeting of the school year will be on Monday, September 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the front office conference room. We hope you can join us!
     chip choppe EPAT Fundraiser Due On Monday! 
     
    Just a friendly reminder that all fundraiser packets and payment are due on Monday, September 26, and no later than Tuesday, September 27. Orders will delivered to Edgewood on Thursday, October 13, and will be available for pick-up between 2:30-6:00 p.m.
     
     
    Mark Your Calendars: Parent Communication Night
     
    Edgewood's first Parent Communication Night of the school year is Thursday, October 6, from 4:30-8:00 p.m. These teacher meetings will not be scheduled but will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Teachers will be in their rooms - you may choose which teachers you wish to meet with when you arrive at Edgewood. Please limit your time to 5-7 minutes per teacher. If more time is needed to discuss any concerns, we encourage you to set up a separate appointment with that teacher for another time. Students are asked to attend with their parents. We hope to see you there!  
     Upcoming STEAM Class Field Trips Field Trip
     
    Our upcoming STEAM class field trips are listed below. All field trips are FREE and will return back to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m. Students may take the after-school activity bus, walk home or be picked up by a parent. If your student is in any of the below STEAM classes, please help them remember to get their permission forms signed and turned into the school office ASAP.
     
    The "Nature Scape" STEAM class is taking a trip to the Maplewood Nature Center on Friday, September 30, to tour their nature play area. The class will be gathering data and getting ideas for a space they will create at the Mounds View Library. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood at 3:45 p.m. Please turn in permission forms to Ms. LaPanta or Ms. Johnson by Tuesday, September 27. A copy of the permission form can be found here.
     
    The "Big River Journey" STEAM class will have the opportunity to enjoy a number of unique field trips. Their first trip, on Thursday, October 13, will start at the Wilder Playground in St. Paul, where they will participate in storm drain stenciling lead by Friends of the Mississippi River. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m. Please turn in permission forms to Ms. Degen or Ms. Solheim by Friday, September 30. A copy of the permission form can be found here, which lists all Big River Journey field trips and their dates.
     clock Start Times: Share Your Thoughts 
     
    This fall, the School Board is reviewing the start times of all schools. To allow all families time to adjust schedules, a decision will be made before February 2017. Implementation of any alterations would occur in Fall 2017. Parents have been invited via e-mail to participate in sharing their thoughts about start times online. Parents can also visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes to access the link or follow progress on this issue throughout the fall. 
    Do You Need A Warm Coat? coat  hats
     
    On Saturday, October 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the following items will be available free of charge at Christ the King Lutheran Church (1900 7th Street NW, New Brighton) to those who need them: 
    -   Winter Coats (new or gently used)
    -   Gloves, Mittens, Scarves (new or gently used)
    -   Hats (new)
    Availability depends on the number and type of items donated for this event, but there are generally a range of sizes from infant to adult. No appointment necessary. ONE coat per person. More information can be found here. Spanish version can be found here.  
     
    yearbook
    Online Now - Orders Due October 7!
     
    Yearbooks are now available to purchase online through October 7! Please go to
    MV Lion's Annual Spaghetti Dinner spaghetti
     
    The Mounds View Lion's Annual All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner with meat sauce will be held on Thursday, October 13, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kraus-Hartig VFW Post 6587, 8100 Pleasant View Drive, Spring Lake Park. Cost for the dinner is Adults - $9.50, Children (6-12 years) - $5.00 and Children (Under 5 years) - $1.00. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth at our bake sale!  
     
     
    MV District 621 Indian Education Drum and Dance
     
    Join the Mounds View District 621 Indian Education Drum and Dance Group!  We meet at Pinewood Elementary School, 5500 Quincy Street, Mounds View. Dinner is served in cafeteria 5:00-5:30 p.m. with drum and dance (as well as short parent meeting in the gym from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Dates are October 13, November 3, December 1, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13 and May 11 (future dates to be added). For questions or if you need a ride, contact Leanne Peterson at 763-786-9123.
     
    The Indian Education Program will kick off the start of the school year with food and fun at our picnic potluck on Tuesday, September 27, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Long Lake Park picnic shelter. Please bring a dish to share! Plates, utensils, lemonade and chicken will be provided. For questions, contact Leanne Peterson at 763-786-9123. We will have a short parent meeting and our drum and dance group will be available.  
     After School Sports sports  volleyball
    Volleyball will begin on Monday, October 31. Registration for volleyball 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 jeff.knickerbocker@moundsviewschools.org or the Community Ed office at 651-621-7400.  
     
    The weekly sports schedule is listed below:
     
    Monday, September 26:
    Cross Country Practice @ Irondale
    Boys Soccer Practice - Lower Field
    Girls Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
     
    Tuesday, September 27:
    Cross Country Practice @ Irondale
    Boys Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Girls Soccer Practice - Lower Field
    Ultimate Frisbee Practice - Football Field
     
    Wednesday, September 28: 
    Cross Country Practice @ Irondale
    Boys Soccer Game @ Chippewa Middle School
    Girls Tennis Match @ Chippewa Middle School
     
    Thursday, September 29: 
    Cross Country Practice @ Irondale
    Boys Tennis Match @ Chippewa Middle School
    Girls Soccer Game @ Chippewa Middle School
    Ultimate Frisbee Game @ Highview Middle School
     Student Activity Bulletin bulletin
     
    A copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here.  
     
      
     
    OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALE 
      
     
    Music of the Knight

    Are you looking for high quality, family friendly entertainment?

    Look no further than the Irondale High School Marching Knights Music of the Knight

    Who: 13 high schools  from Minnesota and Wisconsin

    What: Marching band field show competition

    When: Saturday, September 24, 2016.  First performance is at 5 pm.

    Where: Irondale High School Wendt Stadium

    The Marching Knights will perform their new show "Bound".

     Marching Band

    Edgewood Middle School Alumni Students
     knight Irondale High School Homecoming
     
    Irondale'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. 
     
     
    Irondale Orchestra Plays Disney In Their Pajamas!
     
    You are invited to join us Tuesday evening, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Irondale Varsity Gym for our Disney Pajama concert. Bring your friends, wear your pajamas or favorite Disney character costume and get ready to sing along to your favorite Disney songs. Get a FREE Disney tattoo, courtesy of Varsity Orchestra and bring your camera to take a picture in front of our Disney princesses or Disney Cars backdrops!  We hope you will join us for this fun evening! The flyer can be found here.
     
     
     
     
    REMINDERS 
      
     
    Rock the Schoolhouse MVSEF Fundraising Event
     
    Early bird tickets are on sale now for "Rock the School House," a fundraising event supporting the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation. On Saturday, November 12, parents, educators and community leaders will gather at Vadnais Heights Commons from 6-11:00 p.m.
     
    The evening includes a wine toss, brief program, silent and live auctions and fund-a-need.  This year, guests will be treated to some of our very best local talent!
     
    To purchase early bird tickets beginning Sept. 19 ($60 until October 10) visit www.moundsviewschoolsef.org/RTSH. Ticket includes heavy appetizers. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks.
     
    Last year’s event sold out in record time and raised more than $50,000 in support of Mounds View School District programs.  Since 1987, the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation has provided more than $1 million for programs that impact every school in our district.
     
    Event Details:
    Saturday, November 12, 2016, 6-11:00 p.m.
    Vadnais Heights Commons
    Tickets are $60 each until October 10 ($85 after)
    Buy a table of 8 for $600 with a group of friends and receive premium reserved seating.
     
     
    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@moundsviewschools.org.

       
     
    2016-17 7th Grade LEC Trip Dates Announced 
     
    7th 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. 
     
    school board Meetings Online
     
    Want to stay current with School Board discussions and decisions? Visit the School Board website to...
    Watch live meetings via web stream
    View archived meeting videos
    Download meeting agendas
    Read meeting summaries
    Click here for more information.
      
    EPAT- Edgewood parents & teachers
     
    Please join us for any of our EPAT meetings listed below. All meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the front office conference room. We hope you can join us!
     
    * Monday, September 26
    * Monday, November 7
    * Monday, February 6
    * Monday, April 17 
     
    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 front office 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!
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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