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     "My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."
     - Oprah Winfrey

    Reminder, there is no school on Friday, October 14
    Got Paint? paint

    Have you recently painted any rooms in your house? Do you have leftover paint sitting on your basement shelves drying up because it is a hassle to get rid of? We have some great news for you! The Edgewood Drama Department would love to help you out and take it off your hands. We use if for painting flats and stage props. If you have any paint to donate, you can bring it to the front office next week. 

    EPAT Fundraiser Information 

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS who sold 25 or more items in the fundraiser: Leah Blackledge, Chase Bursch, Myla Forbes, Jamier Hayes, Brandon Kreyer, Ryan Larson, Ellis Love, Sam Rode, Haley Smith, Norah Sothern, Mariah Ware, Kaya Eklund, Mikayla Ferrell, Stephanie Lee, Kierra Martin, Ethan Dorn, Shelby Doroff, Andrew Huynh, Josie Lor, Katelynn McDermott, and Reina Tenenbaum. These students will receive a limo lunch ride on Thursday, October 13. Permission slips were distributed this week and must be returned by Monday, October 10, in order for the students to participate. 

    Andrew Huynh was the top seller for Edgewood, selling 50 items...way to go! 
    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.

    Rock the Schoolhouse MVSEF Fundraising Event

    With fewer than 20 tickets remaining, we encourage you to buy your tickets now to take advantage of the early bird rate of $60 by Monday, October 10.  After that date, ticket prices increase to $85 so act quickly. Visit www.moundsviewschoolsef.org/RTSH. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, at Vadnais Heights Commons.
    Tickets include heavy appetizers. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks. 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!
    Event Details:
    Saturday, November 12, 2016, 6-11:00 p.m.
    Vadnais Heights Commons
    Tickets are $85 after October 10
    Buy a table of 8 for $600 with a group of friends and receive premium reserved seating.

    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 STEAM classes listed below, please remind them to get their permission forms signed and turned into the school office ASAP.
    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 ASAP. 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 led 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.

    The "Movie Magic" STEAM class will be working hard over the next few weeks, dealing with different digital storytelling media. The next step for the students will be creating their final project: a short film. The class will go on a field trip to Apple Uptown in Minneapolis on Thursday, October 13in which they will be trained on how to use Garageband to add sound clips and theme music into a film for their final projects. The students will need this training to complete their final project as they will be working with iPads in class. Students will leave at 1:15 p .m. and will return to Edgewood by 3:30 p.m. Permission forms should be turned in to Mr. Creagh or Mr. Barclay ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here.  

    6th Grade Field Trip 

    On Tuesday, October 25, the sixth grade class will be attending the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. While there, students will act as "history detectives" as they explore the museum exhibits. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive history lesson. The field trip complements standards in the 6th Grade Social Studies curriculum. It is our expectation that all students will participate in this extension of the regular curriculum. Please contact your child's dean, if you have any questions regarding this expectation. The cost of this field trip has been covered by Edgewood* as part of the district's Equity Promise. Students will need either a bag lunch from home or purchase one from the cafeteria. Students will leave Edgewood between 9-9:15 a.m. and return by 2:45 p.m. for dismissal. Permission forms should be turned in to Ms. Mildenberger in the front office by Monday, October 17. A copy of the permission form can be found here. If you have any questions regarding this field trip, feel free to contact your child's dean (Student Services 651-621-6625) or Ms. Degen (651-621-6663). 
    * The busing costs of this trip have been reduced in part by Legacy Field Trip Support Funds from the MN History Center.  

    yearbook  Online Now - Orders Due October 7

    Yearbooks are now available to purchase online through October 7. Please go to

    Picture Retake Day Coming Up boy smiling

    Picture retake day is coming up. If you missed Orientation, you have another chance on Wednesday, 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.   

    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 10:
    Cross Country Practice @ Irondale
    Boys Soccer Practice - Lower Field
    Girls Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Tuesday, October 11:
    Cross Country Practice @ Irondale
    Boys Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Girls Soccer Practice - Lower Field
    Ultimate Frisbee Practice - Football Field
    Wednesday, October 12: 
    Cross Country Practice @ Irondale
    Boys Soccer Practice - Lower Field
    Girls Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Thursday, October 13: 
    Cross Country Practice @ Irondale
    Boys Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Girls Soccer Practice - Lower Field
    Ultimate Frisbee Practice - Football Field

    After School Activities 

    The LEO Club will meet on Monday, October 10, at 2:50 p.m. in Room 116. The group will plan for the Mounds View Lions Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, October 13 (Remember to turn in your permission forms to be able to help at the dinner), Halloween Dress-up Day on October 31, and discuss other leadership opportunities. Snacks will be available. 
    Edgewood Students - A new club is starting next week...It's called Nature Club. In this club, we will be doing multiple activities including catching insects and observing them under microscopes, making homemade bird feeders to observe birds and much more. We are always open for suggestions for activities as long as they are within the limits of the club and reasonable. We will meet in Room 12 every other Thursday beginning October 13 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Questions, please contact Ms. Cushenberry. We hope to see you there.

      Student Activity Bulletin bulletin
    A copy of the Student Activity Bulletin 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. 

    Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

    Join Irondale's Drama Club for their Fall Musical, Disney's "The Little Mermaid", from November 3-6 at Irondale High School Auditorium, 2425 Long Lake Road. Tickets for adults at $12 and $10 for students/seniors. You can either purchase tickets at the door or online at http://www.ihsdrama.org.

    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.  

    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 at a good rate. 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.   
    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.  

    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. Please join us when you can.
    * 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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