"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects."- Albert EinsteinNEW NEWSTeddy Bear WinnerThank you to all who attended the Mounds View Lions/Edgewood Leos Waffle Breakfast last Sunday. We hope you enjoyed it. Congratulations to Brevin Sayler, winner of the Teddy Bear! Looks like Teddy will keep him warm these cold winter nights!Student of the MonthEach month, Edgewood Middle School recognizes six students as "Student of the Month." Each department dedicates 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:November - Bianca Benson, Sifaan Biru, Rithika Bthupathiraju, Puna Ekka, Aaron Moore, and Manny Thomas.Quarter 2 Check Point DayUpcoming Edgewood ConcertsMonday, December 12, is the mid-point of Quarter 2. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.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 13: Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. - PW/SS 5th Grade and EW 6th GradeDecember 14: All School Concert at 9:00 a.m. - Band, Choir, and OrchestraDecember 15: Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. - 7th/8th Grade and Jazz BandDecember 19: Orchestra Concert at 7:00 p.m. - PW/SS 4th & 5th GradeDecember 20: Orchestra Concert at 7:00 p.m. - EW 6-8th Grade and Chamber OrchestraAll 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!After the concerts, Ralph Reeder Snack Pack reps will be here selling Culver's Custard in the cafeteria to help support the Snack Pack Program. Treat your talented student (and others!) to yummy custard and support a wonderful cause all at once!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 "Big River Journey" STEAM Class will be going on a field trip Friday, December 16, to the Fridley Water Treatment Plant. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m.The "Make It Organic" STEAM Class will be going on a field trip Friday, December 16, to the Como Park Conservatory to explore the garden and make observations about different plants in a greenhouse and garden environment. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m.The "Trash to Treasure" STEAM Class will be going on a field trip Friday, December 16, to the Ax-Man Surplus in Fridley. This trip will give students the opportunity to look for other various pieces that they would like to add to their sculptures they are currently working on. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood at 2:40 p.m. Permission forms should be turned in to Ms. Heidi Johnson or Mr. Eric Johnson ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here.The "Virtual Vacations" STEAM Class will be going on a field trip Friday, December 16, to the Ax-Man Surplus in Fridley. This trip will give students the opportunity to look for other various pieces to add to their comfort items that they are currently working on. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood at 2:40 p.m. Permission forms should be turned in to Ms. Murphy ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here.The "Shark Tank" STEAM Class will be going on a field trip Friday, December 16, to Brunswick Zone, a local business in Blaine. This trip will be giving us an inside information about how Brunswick Zone turns fun into a business. Students will leave at 1:15 p.m. and return to Edgewood at 4:00 p.m. Permission forms should be turned into Mr. Abbott or Ms. Elsner by Monday, December 12. A copy of the permission form can be found here.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 ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here.7th Grade LECThe 7th grade class will be broken into two groups...one group will go March 6-8 and the other group March 8-10, 2017. Students will leave from Edgewood Middle School at 7:00 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:After-School Sports
Registration for winter sports (Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Floor Hockey, and Swimming) is now available online here. The Skiing/Snowboarding Program will start meeting on Monday and Tuesday 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. 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 email@example.com or the Community Ed office at 651-621-7400.Monday, December 12 - Skiing/SnowboardingTuesday, December 13 - Skiing/snowboardingChess ClubIf you want to learn, or continue to play Chess at the middle school level, join this club! We meet on Tuesday mornings starting Tuesday, January 3, from 7:00-7:45 a.m. in Room 106. You will be provided the opportunities to play in tournaments or just have fun at the club meetings. Registration is now open for the 2nd half of this year! Register online at: http://moundsview.ce.feepay.com/course/winter-spring-2017/edgewood-chess-club-winter-spring-section-1-3-17-5-23-17-6th-8th-graders#w17-ewcw.Student Activity BulletinA copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here.School Start Times Feedback ForumThe School Board’s feedback forum on school start time options has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 14, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Highview Middle School, 2300 7th Street NW, New Brighton. Small group discussions will be held with table facilitators who will listen and record group insights about each of the three options, which were reviewed and considered by the Board and administration. The public is also invited to provide online feedback until noon on Friday, December 16, athttps://www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes. A final decision is expected by the School Board no later than February 2017, with any changes implemented for the 2017-18 school year.Family Ski NightsFamily Ski Nights are back! District families, friends and staff, please join us on Sunday, January 1, for the first session of the season. For details, please see "Special Events" on the Community Education website. Use this link to register: http://moundsview.ce.feepay.com/course/winter-spring-2017/family-ski-night--4.Upcoming STEAM Showcase
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.RESOURCESCommunity Activities and Program OfferingsIn 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.REMINDERSImportant Information For Non-residentsDue 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.
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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, 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.