"Every day may not be good...but there is something good in everyday."- AnonymousNEW NEWSEdgewood Eagles VEX Robotics TeamCongratulations to Edgewood's VEX Robotics Competition Team, the Eagles, who placed 5th out of 14 teams at the Austin Public School/Riverland College Tournament and placed 2nd in Skills Testing. Members of the team include: Cole Lalor, Freddy Barlue, Andrew Heuss, Jordan Bernier, Kenawak Olana, Jacek Johnston, Caiden Bird, Loyce Agboola, Bronte Brunson, Tristen Englund, Barbara Danku, Christian Jensen, Ejatu Bah, Keagan Remore and Jayden Remore. Thank you to Irondale's FRC KnightKrawler Robotics Team for helping to mentor our team.The next event for the team is the Minnesota State Competition at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud on Saturday, February 4...Go Edgewood Eagles!Extra Winter Clothes Needed for LECHave any extra winter clothes that you no longer use or have outgrown? Our LEC Coordinators are looking for extra boots, snow pants, jackets, hats, gloves, etc. for the students to use, if needed, up at LEC in March. If you have any items you can donate, please bring them to the school office. It is greatly appreciated!Irondale Ice Age Spirit Week at EdgewoodIn support of Irondale's Ice Age Spirit Week, Edgewood is participating in the same spirit week activities. Please join in and show support for Edgewood and Irondale school spirit.Monday, January 30: GROUTFIT Day - wear your lazy, gray clothes or even pajamas...GRay OUTFIT...GROUTFIT!Tuesday, January 31: 80's Day - get funky with it!Wednesday, February 1: Forget That It Is Winter Day - wear your "warm weather" clothes...think Summer!Thursday, February 2: Jersey Day - wear your favorite team jersey.Friday, February 3: School Spirit Day - wear Edgewood or Irondale colors or logos.A printable calendar of Spirit Week can be found here. More information regarding Irondale's Ice Age Week can be found below in the OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALE section.MNSOTA Tier 1 Orchestra FestivalOn Thursday, February 9, the 8th Grader Orchestra will perform for the MNSOTA Tier 1 Orchestra Festival at St. Croix Preparatory in Stillwater. If possible, Ms. Spargo would like the Orchestra students to arrive at Edgewood at 7:15 a.m. so she can have a brief rehearsal and leave promptly when the bus arrives. Students will leave at 8:00 a.m. and arrive back around 12:45 p.m. Since this will interfere with the regular lunch schedule, all students attending the field trip will need to bring money to eat lunch at Subway or bring a bagged lunch. Although the performance is not open to the public, 2-3 parents may attend as a chaperone. If you can help out, please mark your interested on the permission form. Permission forms are due by Thursday, February 3. You can find a copy of the form here.5th Grade Information Night5th grade families - please join Edgewood Middle School for our incoming 6th Grade Information Night on Tuesday evening, January 31. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m., with tours to follow. Families will have the opportunity to meet teachers and support staff, tour the building, learn about curriculum, as well as other opportunities available at Edgewood. We will also be featuring displays from the following STEAM Classes for you to check out: Edgewood Engineers, Wildcrafting, Green Genius, Book Publishing, and NatureScape. We hope to see you there!7th Grade LEC ReminderWe are still missing LEC permission forms for a number of 7th graders. This is a friendly reminder to turn in your LEC permission forms if you have not already done so. The necessary forms can be found below:
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.After-School Sports
Registration for winter sports (Indoor Soccer, Floor Hockey, and Swimming) is now available online here. For updated Skiing/Snowboarding information or cancellations due to weather, call the Ski Hotline at 651-621-7484 after noon on the day in question. Other information about the Skiing/Snowboarding program can be found here: 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, January 30After-school Ski/SnowboardingGirls Basketball PracticeTuesday, January 31After-school Ski/SnowboardingBoys Basketball PracticeWednesday, February 1Girls Basketball Game @ Highview Middle SchoolThursday, February 2Boys Basketball PracticeStudent Activity BulletinA copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here.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.OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALEIce Age WeekIce Age Week is a traditional week of celebrations at the high school that includes themed events, athletic events, a Pepfest and dance which will take place the week of January 30. Edgewood Eagle Leaders are working together with the Irondale Student Council to host an Ice Age Week Pepfest for the eight graders here at Edgewood on Wednesday, February 1. The high schoolers are working on outreach events like the Pepfest to help build community.Show support for the Irondale teams during Ice Age Week by attending the boys' hockey game on Thursday, February 2, at the 7:30 p.m. at the Schwan's Super Rink and the girls' basketball game on Friday, February 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Irondale. We appreciate your support of Irondale's efforts to build community and welcome our current eighth graders.8th Grade Information NightIrondale High School will be hosting their 8th Grade Information Night on Thursday, February 2. Students whose last name begins with M-Z will meet from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and students whose last name begins with A-L will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!The first day of high school is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. We know our Edgewood students will be ready to show their Eagle PRIDE!EVENTS & RESOURCESShoreview Library Grand OpeningThe MVHS Robotics Team will be part of the Grand Opening activities at the new Shoreview Library (4560 Victoria Street) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. FIRST Robotics has programs for kids K-12, and we've invited teams from each level to show their stuff. Please come and see us, along with Irondale's FRC KnightKrawler, FIRST Tech Challenge Teams Height Differential and Ponytail Posse, FIRST LEGO League Teams The Dots and The WYLDE from Chippewa and the FLL Jr. LEGO Team Shark Phins from Turtle Lake Elementary.The opening ceremony is at 10:00 a.m. with children's crafts all day, the architect's design presentation at 11:30 MVHS Orchestra at 12:30 p.m., ice sculpture demo from 12:30-1:00, a comedy show at 2:00, and caricature sketches from 1:30-4:30, along with tours and other activities. We hope you can join us!Music at Mounds View SeriesMusic at Mounds View is a professional concert series that brings high-caliber, nationally recognized artists into our community for public performances at Mounds View High School. One concert remains in the 2016-17 series:Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Nap Time Players will perform on Sunday, February 19, at 2:00 p.m. Two-time GRAMMY-nominated Justin Roberts is one of the "all-stars" of the indie family music scene. For nearly 20 years, Roberts has been creating the soundtrack to families' lives, helping them navigate the joys and sorrow of growing up and helping parents remember their own childhoods. Along with his band, The Not Ready for Nap Time Players, they have traveled the globe, from Hong Kong to New York, and Miami to Seattle. Purchase tickets here.Community 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:February 2, 2017 - In response to the October 2016 Special Education Parent Survey and the first Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC) meeting attendees, SEPPAC will hold an informational meeting covering frequently asked special education questions. These frequently asked questions will include transition, educational evaluations, IEPs, communication, modifications including para support, extra-curricular activities, etc.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.REMINDERSAttendance Line ReminderJust a friendly reminder that if your child will be out ill or for any other reason, you can call the 24-hour Attendance Line directly at 651-621-6601 and leave any pertinent information regarding your child's absence.Student Pick-up and Drop-off ReminderIf you pick up or drop off your student, please remember you MUST do so at the designated pick-up & drop-off areas along Edgewood Drive. DO NOT STOP AND WAIT ON COUNTY ROAD H as this is a safety hazard and could result in a citation by the local police officers. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.Meetings Online
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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.