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    "Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change."
     - Unknown
     
     
     
    NEW NEWS
     Quarter 1 Check Point Day checkmark
     
    Monday, October 3, is the mid-point of Quarter 1. This is a good time to check your child's ParentVue account to see how she/he is doing. If you have not activated your ParentVue account or have any problems logging in, please contact Amy Wilson at amy.wilson@moundsviewschools.org for assistance.  
    EPAT Fundraiser success
     
    THANK YOU for your support of our EPAT fundraiser! We had 20.75% of our students participate vs. 17.5% last year! We will host the Ice Cream party for those students who sold 10 or more items on Wednesday afternoon, October 5, at the end of 7th period. The limo ride for those who sold 25 or more items is still to be determined. Students who qualify for either event will be notified in school.
     
    Fundraiser orders will be delivered to Edgewood on Thursday, October 13, and will be available for pick-up between 2:30-6:00 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to help with set up beginning at 1:30 p.m. and handing out orders beginning at 2:30 p.m. If you can help out, please contact Heidi Danielson at bhdanielson@comcast.net.
     
     
    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.
     
    Reminder: The "Nature Scape" STEAM class is taking a trip to the Maplewood Nature Center TODAY 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. 
     
    The "Picture Perfect Publishing" STEAM class will have the opportunity to enjoy a number of field trips. Their first trip is on Thursday, October 13, at the Ramsey County Library. The field trip will take place during the regular STEAM period. Permission forms should be turned in to Ms. Philaja, Mrs. Cook or the Front Office by Monday, October 3. A copy of the permission form can be found here, which lists all Picture Perfect Publishing field trips and their dates. 
     
    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. Permission forms should be turned in to Ms. Degen or Ms. Solheim ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here, which lists all Big River Journey field trips and their dates.
     
    yearbook
    Online Now - Orders Due October 7!
     
    Yearbooks are now available to purchase online through October 7! Please go to
    Positive Parenting of Teens Session positive parenting
     
    Parenting teens is hard - even when everything is going well. It can feel impossible when difficulties arise. Join us for an 8-session course Mondays from 6:00-7:30 p.m., October 10 - December 12, at Northeast Youth and Family Services, 3490 Lexington Avenue N, Shorview. The session will be facilitated by Marty Spicer, MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, and conducted in partnership with other parents like you. Cost is $80/parent group which includes the workbook. Sign up by Monday, October 3, by calling 651-486-3808. More information can be found here  
    Picture Retake Day Coming Up boy smiling
     
    Picture retake day is coming up! If you missed Orientation, you have another chance on Wedtnesday, October 12. You can order online at http://mylifetouch.com, Picture ID #MI226001Y1. Want to retake your photos from Orienation? Simply return your original package on Picture Retake Day.   
     
     
    Community Activities/Program Offerings E-Flyers
     
    You will notice a link in the upper right of our website which says E-Flyers.  In addition to the youth programs and enrichment opportunities available through the District's community ed department, a number of activities, camps and youth programs are hosted by area cities, local businesses, community organizations and school PTA groups. Click on this "E-Flyer" link to find out about other programs available throughout the District/community. To submit an event or program flyer, visit here.
    Thanksgiving For All Project turkey
     
    Thanksgiving is a time when all of us look forward to sharing a meal with our loved ones. For some families, having enough to eat can be a real challenge, especially during the holidays. Last year, nearly 600 families participated in this program. If you or someone you know needs help with holiday foods, please have them call the food shelf at 651-621-7451. Donations are also needed to help purchase turkeys, as it is one thing that the food shelf is never able to get a very good deal on. This year, the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf is launching a new project, "Thanksgiving For All". For $10, you can provide a turkey for a family in need or for $20, you can provide a turkey and all the fixings for a family in need this Thanksgiving Season.   
     
    You will have the opportunity to help at our Parent Communication Night on Thursday, October 6. The form is also attached here for your convenience. Feel free to print out and send to school with your donation to post on our Thankful wall. You can also donate online at http://www.ralphreederfoodshelf.org.  
     
      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, October 3:
    Cross Country Practice @ Irondale
    Boys Soccer Practice - Lower Field
    Girls Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
     
    Tuesday, October 4:
    Cross Country Practice @ Irondale
    Boys Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Girls Soccer Practice - Lower Field
    Ultimate Frisbee Practice - Football Field
     
    Wednesday, October 5: 
    Cross Country Practice @ Irondale
    Boys Soccer Game @ Edgewood Middle School
    Girls Tennis Match @ Edgewood Middle School
     
    Thursday, October 6: 
    Cross Country Blaine Invite @ Majestic Oaks Golf Club
    Boys Tennis Match @ Chippewa Middle School
    Girls Soccer Game @ Edgewood Middle School
    Ultimate Frisbee Game @ Chippewa Middle School
     Edgewood Math Team math rocks
     
    The Edgewood Math Team will begin on Monday, October 3. Practices will be on Mondays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Room #108. There will be five meets, all on Mondays, right after school until about 5:00 p.m. The first Meet will be October 17 at Chippewa Middle School. For more information, contact Julie Crenshaw at julie.crenshaw@moundsviewschools.org.
     
      Student Activity Bulletin bulletin
     
    A copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here.  
     
      
     
    OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALE
     
     knight Irondale High School Homecoming
     
    Irondale's Homecoming  Football game is TONIGHT, at 7:00 p.m. against Armstrong High School. Come support the team...Go Knights!
     
     
    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.
     
     
    Irondale Youth Volleyball Clinic
     
    The Irondale Volleyball team will be hosting a Volleyball Clinic open to all students grades 4-8 on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Irondale's Gym. Cost is $15 per individual or $25 for family cap (2 or more). T-shirts and a light lunch will be provided for each participant. Register for this clinic by emailing to: thomas.rodefeld@moundsviewschools.org or you can print off the registration form here and turn in at Irondale High School, 2425 Long Lake Road, New Brighton. 
     
     
     
     
    REMINDERS 
      
     
     
    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. 
     
    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.
     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.  
     
    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
     
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    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, 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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