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     "Remember, it's just a bad day, not a bad life." 

    no school  Reminder 
    There is no school on Thursday, October 20, and Friday, October 21, due to MEA.
    Old Hardcover Books Needed books

    The 8th Grade Art classes are starting a book box art project on Monday, October 17, and are looking for old hardcover books for the students to use for the project. The books will be "destroyed" since they will remove the pages from them. If you have any books lying around, please bring them to the Edgewood office. REQUIREMENTS: Books need to be at least one inch thick...thicker is better. They also should be older books with traditional binding, not glued like newer text books. Old, cloth-covered ones with some charm are the ones we need. 

    Edgewood Fall Musical Beauty and the Beast  
    Join Edgewood's Drama Club for their Fall Musical, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast, Jr.", from November 10-12. Show tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. There will be a dinner and/or show option on Thursday evening, November 10. Dinner and show tickets for Thursday evening are $11 for adults and $8 for students. Show times are: 
    Thursday, November 10:  Dinner - 5:30 p.m.     Show - 7:00 p.m. 
    Friday, November 11:  Show - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, November 12:  Show - 1:00 p.m.  
    Start Times Engagement star key

    This fall, the School Board has launched a community engagement process to hear feedback on school start times. In the first step of the process, more than 2,300 people shared nearly 8,000 thoughts. Now, through October 16, the public is invited to assign stars to the thoughts provided by the community. This will help the School Board get a sense of shared values and priorities in the school communities. Parents have been invited via e-mail to assign stars to thoughts about start times online. Parents can also visit https://www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes to access the link or to follow progress on this issue throughout the fall. 

    SEPPAC (Special Ed Parent and Professional Advisory Council) Meetings

    The following SEPPAC Meetings will take place from 6:45-8:15 p.m. at Snail Lake Education Center:

    November 17, 2016 - Chris Lennox, Superintendant of Mounds View Public Schools, will attend the SEPPAC meeting and will share  his views on special education in the District. He will be available to hear parent views.
    April 20, 2017 - Back by popular demand, this meeting will have students sharing their experience in a variety of post-secondary options as well as information about resources available to their students and their parents for their own planning. 
    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 "Big River Journey" STEAM class will be going on a field trip Wednesday, October 19, to the West Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park/Visitor Center, where they will participate in a chemical, physical, and biological river studies led by naturalists from the Three Rivers Park District. 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.

    6th Grade Class Field Trip class 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 museum exhibits. Students will also have an 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 to bring 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 651-621-6626) 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

    The online ordering for yearbooks will stay open until April 3, 2017. Please go to
    http://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=10712917 to order. 

    Not sure if you ordered one yet this year? Find out at http://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectOrderHistoryEmailAddress.
    After School Sports sports  

    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 17:
    Cross Country Practice @ Irondale
    Boys Soccer Practice - Lower Field
    Girls Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Tuesday, October 18:
    Cross Country District Meet @ Brightwood Golf Course
    Boys Tennis Match @ Edgewood Middle School
    Girls Soccer Game @ Edgewood Middle School
    Ultimate Frisbee Game @ Edgewood Middle School
    Wednesday, October 19: 
    Cross Country District Meet Make-up Date (If Needed)
    Boys Soccer Game @ Edgewood Middle School
    Girls Tennis Match @ Edgewood Middle school

    Chamber Orchestra 

    Chamber Orchestra will start on Thursday, October 27, at Edgewood from 7-8 a.m. Please return your permission slip to Ms. Spargo by Wednesday, October 19. For more information, contact Ms. Spargo at annika.spargo@moundsviewschools.org.  
    Student Activity Bulletin bulletin

    A copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here.  
    Ralph Reeder Thanksgiving Baskets
    Thanksgiving baskets are available November 1 - November 23. If you need help, call the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf at 651-621-7451 early to schedule your appointment.  Spanish version can be found here.
    Ralph Reeder Operation Joy Program gift
    Need help with holiday toys and gifts for your children? There are two ways to register your children: 
    1. During any daytime food shelf appointment (Nov. 1 through Dec. 2) by calling 651-621-7451 to set up your appointment. You will receive food and your toy pick up times the same day.  

    2. Wednesdays, November 9, 16, or 30, from 12:30-2:00 walk-in registration for toys - no need to make an appointment. Please bring: picture ID for yourself, current piece of mail (proof of residence), some form of identification on your children (medical cards, school IDs, birth certificates, or social security cards).
    Important: Your children may only be registered for one holiday toy program. Toy registration ends December 2. Spanish version can be found here.
    Irondale Youth Volleyball Clinic volleyball

    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.

    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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