"Do not under-estimate yourself by comparing yourself with others. It's our differences that make us unique and beautiful."www.livehappy.comNEW NEWSEPAT MeetingReminder: Our next EPAT (Edgewood Parent And Teacher) Meeting will be Monday, November 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the Front Office Conference Room. Please join us!Student of the MonthThis year, Edgewood Middle School will recognize six students each month as "Student of the Month." Each department will dedicate a month to recognize students who demonstrate Eagle PRIDE and excel academically in their content area. We are proud of our students and appreciate the positive impact they have on the Edgewood community. Please congratulate the following students:September - Christopher Gottwaldt, Olivia Haugen, Mackenzie Martin, Madison Urfer, Trenten Wurzberger, and Sam Zupfer.October - Erwin Anderson, Jordi Del Rosario, Sophie Haugen, Lila Lang, Cody Lowinske, and Natasha Vigoren.Girls' One-Piece Swimsuits NeededThe Phy Ed Department is in need of girls' one-piece swimsuits for their swim units. Any and all sizes are welcome as they have a small supply in the locker room for those who don't have any.Empty Cans NeededOur production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast is in need of empty cans - soup cans, bean cans, etc. work best - to use as tankards for the play. Please save any and all cans you have and drop them off in the front office. We need about 60 cans. Thank you!Edgewood Book FairThe Edgewood Book Fair will be on held from November 8-12 in the LMC. We need volunteers to staff the book fair during the day, during the play performances, and help with set-up/tear down. Many helping hands are needed to make the book fair a success. Please sign up for a shift (or more):http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849aeac29a13-edgewood1. Partial shifts are okay too, just indicate your available time in the comment section. The book fair is a wonderful way to get more books into the library and the classrooms. Thank you!Dinner and show tickets for Edgewood's Fall Musical, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast, Jr." are available for sale every morning before school or in the front office during the school day. 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.Upcoming STEAM Class Field Trips
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 "Outdoor Adventures" STEAM Class will be going on a field trip Friday, November 11, to the French Regional Park in Plymouth, MN and participating in a Geocaching experience led by experts from the Three Rivers Park District. It will be necessary for students to be dressed appropriately for outdoor activities as this will be a rain or shine trip. Closed-toed shoes are required and we strongly recommend students wear a long-sleeve shirt and pants, as well as bring hats/jackets/gloves as needed based on the weather forecast. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood at 3:50 p.m. Permission forms should be turned in to Mrs. Peloquin or Mr. Weiler by Thursday, November 3. A copy of the permission form can be found here.The "Edgewood Engineers" STEAM Class will be going on a field trip Friday, November 18, to the Irondale AP Physics Lab. During our trip, students will get a tour of the lab, conduct a fun engineering challenge, and be paired up with an AP Physics senior mentor student to help with their projects. Students will leave at 1:15 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m. Permission forms should be turned in to Mr. Olofson or Mrs. Cushenberry ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here.The "School of Rock" STEAM Class will be going on a field trip Thursday, November 18, to the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. Students will leave at 1:30 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m. Permission forms should be turned in to Mrs. Crary or Ms. Dodor ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here.On Wednesday, November 9, from 8:05 am-2:30 pm, our 8th Grade Class will be traveling to the University of St. Thomas - St. Paul campus to explore and learn what the college experience is like on campus. With this tour, they will be completing a scavenger hunt to learn about the campus itself. They will also be traveling to the Minnesota Science Museum to explore the new exhibit "RACE: Are We So Different?" This is a very exciting event for our 8th graders and we are excited to spend the day with them.The cost of the field trip is FREE! 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. Permission forms should be turned in to the front office by Wednesday, November 2. A copy of the permission form can be found here.We are also in need of parent chaperones to join in this experience. If you can help out, please provide your information on the permission form or contact Ms. Mildenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your time and support.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
Registration for after-school Ski and Snowboarding is now available online here. Registration for winter sports (Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Floor Hockey and Swimming) will open on November 14. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Knickerbocker at email@example.com or the Community Ed office at 651-621-7400.Monday - Volley Ball PracticeTuesday - Volley Ball PracticeWednesday - Volley Ball Game @ Highview Middle Middle SchoolThursday - Volley Ball PracticeRobotics ClubWant to play with robots? The Edgewood Robotics Club meets Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. in Room 40. Anyone interested in learning how to program robots is welcome regardless of prior experience! We will be competing against other middle school teams at bimonthly competitions. For more information, please contact Ms. Beethe at firstname.lastname@example.org.Orchestra Mentoring ProgramAn Orchestra Mentoring Program will begin on Monday, November 7, and will meet every Monday from 3-4 pm. in the Orchestra Room. The program will involve Irondale Orchestra students coming over once a month and working with the Edgewood Orchestra students. For more information, please contact Ms. Spargo at email@example.com.Quiz BowlJoin us for Quiz Bowl! We will meet Wednesdays beginning November 16 in Room 16. For more information, contact Mr. Perucco at firstname.lastname@example.org.Student Activity BulletinA copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here.Recycle for the RainforestDo you want to help save the rainforests? By recycling your old cell phones and other electronics, you can make a difference in protecting these endangered environments. Girl Scout Troop 55409 is sponsoring a recycling drive from November 5-20. What do you need to do? It's simple - just bring those old cell phones and chargers to your school office and put them in the designated box.Please turn off phones, erase sim cards, and reset to original factory settings. If an item does not work, the minerals in the electronics will be recycled for future electronics. If the item still works, it will be donated to people in need or resold. Any proceeds from resold items are donated environmental programs through the Minnesota Zoo. If you have further questions, please contact Sarah Orman at email@example.com.Accepted Items Items We Cannot AcceptCell Phones LaptopsChargers ComputersDigital Cameras Large Game ConsolesiPods, iPads MP2sWiFi CardsHandheld Games (Gameboy)Handheld GPS UnitsE-readersSupport for Later High School Start TimesThis fall, parents, staff, high school students, and community members were invited to participate in a community engagement process around school start times. The community was asked to answer open-ended questions online and assign stars to the thoughts of others who responded.At the October 25 School Board Meeting, Thoughtexchange presented the summarized results of the community engagement process. The public engagement revealed the following:
OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALEDisney's "The Little Mermaid"
- Widespread support for later high school start times was expressed by all groups: parents, students, staff, and community members.
- This support far surpassed any other theme expressed, including a desire to not change start times.
- The greatest concerns and questions were related to the impact on students and families, with specific concerns about before- and after-school activities.
Irondale Drama Club presents "The Little Mermaid". Come prepared to laugh, cry, and be thoroughly entertained. Performances are November 3,4, and 5 at 7:00 p.m., November 5 at 3:00 p.m. and November 6 at 1:00 p.m. at Irondale High School Auditorium, 2425 Long Lake Road. Tickets for adults are $12, $10 for students/seniors, and $5 for children ages 3 and under. Some tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the performance but best to purchase online at http://ihsdrama.org. Tickets to take a picture with one of the lovely mermaids will be $1 and sold at the door. Come swim over to Irondale and join us as we go Under the Sea. We promise you'll be hooked!Irondale WrestlingAny student interested in wrestling for the varsity or junior varsity team at Irondale is invited to Irondale High School for captains' practices starting immediately, Monday through Friday, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Irondale Wrestling room. You are welcome to come up and watch or participate. In particular, wrestlers are needed at lower weights. Middle and high school students are eligible for the high school team.Season registration is through ParentVue-Feepay. (Please note that middle school athletes need to submit additional forms to participate in high school sports.) Regular season practice starts November 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the high school. However, captains' practices will be held Mon-Fri up to November 21. The Irondale Wrestling Team Orientation Night will be Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Irondale IMC. This is a mandatory meeting for parents/guardians and wrestlers. Wrestling participation expectations and drug awareness education will be covered at this meeting. If you have any questions, please contact head coach Jeff Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org.RESOURCESRalph Reeder Thanksgiving BasketsThanksgiving 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 ProgramNeed help with holiday toys and gifts for your children? There are two ways to register your children:
SEPPAC (Special Ed Parent and Professional Advisory Council) Meetings
- 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.
- 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).
The following SEPPAC Meetings will take place from 6:45-8:15 p.m. at Snail Lake Education Center:November 17, 2016 - Chris Lennox, Superintendent 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.REMINDERS
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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.