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    "Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold." 

    - Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon 
     
     
     
    NEW NEWS
     
     
     
    LEC  7th Grade LEC - Turn forms in early to pick your trip!
     
    7th grade parents/guardians - forms were handed out at our LEC parent sessions on November 17 as well as to students this week. The 7th grade class will be broken into two groups...one group will go March 6-8 (Trip 1) and the other group March 8-10, 2017 (Trip 2). Students will leave from Edgewood Middle School at 7 a.m. and return at approximately 4:00 p.m. Students will need to be picked up from Edgewood upon their return. The necessary forms can be found below. The first 100 students who turn their registration forms in by December 20, will get first pick for which trip you want to be on, March 6-8, or March 8-10. Please note on the top of your registration form "Trip 1" or "Trip 2" if you hand in before that time. After that date, staff will split the students between the two trips.

    Laurentian Trip Information can be found here.

    LEC Packing List can be found here.

    LEC Registration Form can be found here.

    Chaperone Application can be found here.

    Health and Medical Release Form can be found here.

    Fee Pay Directions can be found here.

    Behavior Contract can be found here 
     8th Grade Transition Meeting Knighhead
     
    8th grade parents/guardians are invited to attend an information session facilitated by Irondale High School Principal Amy Janecek on Monday evening, December 5, at 6:30 p.m. to find out about the opportunities available to your student and answer any questions you may have as you prepare them for the transition to high school. The session will take place in the Edgewood Cafeteria. We look forward to having you attend.  
     
    Also, this past October, 8th grade students had the opportunity to take the ACT Explore test. These test results will also be distributed to families this night and Edgewood staff will be available to answer any questions.  
     
     santa Waffle Breakfast
     
    Join us for the All-You-Can-Eat Waffle Breakfast sponsored by the Mounds View Lions and Edgewood Leos on Sunday, December 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Edgewood Middle School's Cafeteria, 5100 Edgewood Drive, Mounds View. Menu includes Belgian waffles, sausage, milk, juice, and coffee.  Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and FREE for ages 5 and under. Visit Santa and get a photo for $5.  We will also have music, crafts and a chance to win a Teddy bear.  Please join us! The flyer can be found here. 
     Upcoming Edgewood Concerts symphony
     
    With the beginning of December comes concert season here at Edgewood! For the next four weeks, students will be preparing their winter music for their upcoming concerts. Below are the dates of all our concerts:
     
    December 8: Choir Concert at 7:00 p.m. - All grades and Girls Ensemble
    December 13: Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. - PW/SS 5th Grade and EW 6th Grade 
    December 15: Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. - 7th/8th Grade and Jazz Band
    December 20: Orchestra Concert at 7:00 p.m. - All Grades and Chamber Orchestra 
     
    All students in music are excited to show you their great musical talents...thanks to everyone for your continued support for our music program here at Edgewood!
    Eagle Pride Activity Eagle
     
    The next Eagle Pride Activity is Friday, December 9, from 2:45-4:30 p.m. at Edgewood. Activities will include food, swimming, music, ping pong, movie room, gaming room, computer club, Trivia, gym and other fun activities. Cost is $5/person and is open to any Edgewood student who wishes to attend. Parent chaperones are also needed. Give the gift of your time this holiday season to our students. If you can help, please contact Ms. Mildenberger at shannon.mildenberger@moundsviewschools.orgWe appreciate your time and support.
     
     
    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NON-RESIDENTS
     
    Due to the high enrollment growth and capacity limitations in our schools, Mounds View Public Schools will begin a phased withdrawal from its membership in the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD). What does this mean for non-resident students?
     
    • As a non-resident currently enrolled in our STEAM magnet school, your student will be allowed to remain at Edgewood Middle School through 8th grade, with transportation provided by the NWSISD.
    • Beginning immediately, Edgewood will no longer be inviting "new" non-resident students into our school through the magnet program. STEAM will remain a cornerstone of our curriculum, but we will no longer serve as a magnet school.

    • If our current magnet students remain here next year, we will continue to host approximately 40 students from the collaborative school districts.

    If you have any questions, contact Edgewood Principal Penny Howard at penny.howard@moundsviewschools.org.

    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 be going on a field trip Friday, December 9, to the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts in Minneapolis. Students will leave at 1:15 p.m. and return to Edgewood at 3:45 p.m. 
     
    The "How Did We Get Here?" STEAM Class will be going on a field trip Friday, December 16, to the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. While there, students will experience a baking lab called "A Taste of Immigration". Students will explore geography, history, and food of five nationalities that have made Minnesota their home and make an authentic treat. Students will then go on a scavenger hunt through the museum. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 3:45 p.m. Permission forms should be turned in to Mrs. Sauter or Ms. Rodstein. A copy of the permission form can be found here.
     
     Upcoming STEAM Showcase STEAM

    Our upcoming STEAM Showcase will be on Wednesday, January 25, from  1:30 - 2:45 p.m. We are looking for guest "judges" to help judge the students' work. Your time would consist of a brief orientation about the Showcase and then you will be assigned a class to "judge". Our hope is to have two or more judges per classroom. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Darcy LaPanta, STEAM Coordinator at darcy.lapanta@moundsviewschools.org.

     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 soccer basketball hockey swim snowboard

    Registration for winter sports (Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Floor Hockey, and Swimming) is now available online here. Reminder that skiing/snowboarding registration deadline is Monday, December 5. The Skiing/Snowboarding Program will meet on Monday and Tuesday of each week beginning Monday, December 12. Buses will leave Edgewood after school and return around 9:15 p.m. For updated information or cancellations due to weather, call the Ski Hotline at 651-621-7484 after noon on the day in question. To Register online or for more information about the Skiing/Snowboarding program click on this link: https://www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/184

     If you have any questions on after-school sports, please contact Jeff Knickerbocker at jeff.knickerbocker@moundsviewschools.org or the Community Ed office at 651-621-7400. 
     
    Monday - Volleyball Practice 
     
    Tuesday - Volleyball Tournament @ Chippewa Middle School
     
    Wednesday - Volleyball Tournament @ Chippewa Middle School 
     
    Thursday - Last Volleyball Practice
    The Volleyball schedule can be found here. volleyball
     
     
    Art/Make Anything Club
     
    Art/Make Anything Club is for students who want to explore the design/engineering process including advanced processes in art, as well as maker space design and creation. Students will have the opportunity to utilize the laser cutter, 3D printer, vinyl cutter, and other Makerspace tools as they creatively design projects of interest. This program supports enrichment and inquiry through creative exploration of the STEAM components of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The Art/Make Anything Club will meet every Tuesday after school from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Makerspace Area beginning Tuesday, December 6. For more information, contact Mr. Johnson at nathan.johnson@moundsviewschools.org.
     
     Student Activity Bulletin bulletin
     
    A copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here.  
     
     
     
    RESOURCES
     
     
     
    Community Activities and Program Offerings
     
    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. Please see offerings available through the District attendance area here: https://www.moundsviewschools.org/edgewoodflyers.
     
     
    SEPPAC (Special Ed Parent and Professional Advisory Council) Meeting

    Please join us for the next SEPPAC Meeting which will take place from 6:45-8:15 p.m. at Snail Lake Education Center:

    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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    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, 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. Please be sure Box Tops are not expired as they will not accept
     
    EPAT would like to thank you for your help and support.

     
     
      

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