"Courage is the first of human qualities becauseit is the quality which guarantees all others."- Winston ChurchillNEW NEWSEdgewood Spirit Wear Online Store Extended!
The Edgewood Spirit Wear online store has been extended to Sunday, February 12, until midnight. Click here to get to the virtual web store and order your Edgewood Spirit Wear!
Spring Picture Day is Coming!
Mark your calendars for Edgewood's Spring Picture Day on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Picture forms have been sent home with students or you can order online at mylifetouch.com, ID #MI326001Y0.Edgewood's Annual STAND Unity EventJoin us for our annual STAND Unity Event next Friday, February 10, from 2:45-4:30. ADMISSION IS FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS! Our STAND students have planned to lead the following stationed activities they have formulated themselves:FREE Stations* Music/DanceTicketed Stations (Tickets will cost $.50 each)* Pie-A-Teacher* Pop Ring Toss* Bottle Flip* Football Challenge* Soccer Challenge* 3-Point Contest* Concessions (Including authentic cultural snacks, candy and beverages)We welcome any parents willing to help out and chaperone the event. We are also looking for some donations for the event. Particular donations are:* Henna/Face Paint* Pre-packaged Cultural Snacks* Candy Prizes* 2-liter Bottles of Pop* Pie Tins* Whipped CreamThese items can be dropped off by 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see you there!8th Grade Focus Group SessionsBeginning next week, Principal Penny Howard and Equity Specialist Xavier Reed will be meeting with 8th Graders during the school day to gather feedback about their experience here at Edgewood - what they like about Edgewood, what we can improve on, etc. Students who do not feel comfortable in participating in the focus groups can opt out.Edgewood Eagles VEX Robotics Team ResultsCongratulations to the Edgewood Eagles VEX Robotics Team who competed in the State VEX IQ Robotics Tournament in St. Cloud on Saturday, February 4. We are very proud of them as they spent two months doing the work that all the other teams had nine months to prepare. Special thanks to Ms. Nadina Beethe, the team's mentor, as well as members of Irondale's KnightKrawler Robotics for mentoring and helping the team with coding, etc.The team finished 6th of 31 teams in programming and individual skills and 22nd of 31 teams for team challenge. The team also finished 4th of 31 teams in STEAM Research Projects.Congratulations to the following team members: (6th Grade) Cole Lalor, Andrew Heuss, Jordan Bernier, Jacek Johnston, Loyce Agboola, Kenawak Olana, Ella Johnson, Jayden Remore, Orion Sisombath, JJ Fleischer, Bronte Brunson, Barbara Danku; (7th Grade) Christian Jensen, Keagan Remore; (8th Grade) Susan (Odunola) Adewale, Freddy Barlue, and Ejatu Bah.Upcoming Field TripThe Robotics STEAM Class will be going on a field trip Friday, February 17, to PAR Industries, a leading robotics contractor for companies all over the world, which is located right in the Mounds View School District! Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood around 3:30 p.m. Students may either get picked up or take the activity bus home at 4:00 p.m. The field trip is FREE and is part of our STEAM Program curriculum so students are expected to attend. Permission forms should be turned in to Ms. Crenshaw ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here.Edgewood Quiz Bowl MeetEdgewood is excited to host 20 local teams for a Quiz Bowl Meet on Saturday, February 18. Teams of four compete against each other in fast-paced academic rounds. The tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. and runs until 2:30 p.m. Spectators are welcome to attend!Pinewood/Sunnyside Band Tour
7th, 8th, and Jazz Band students will be going on a band tour to Pinewood and Sunnyside Elementary Schools on Thursday, February 23. Students will be responsible for bringing their instrument, folders, and music. Percussionists will need to bring everything they use and should come to the Band Room immediately before school to begin loading gear. Students are responsible for bringing their own money for lunch or a bag lunch. Students must have written permission to attend this activity. Please sign the permission form and return it to Mr. Johnson by Wednesday, February 22. If you would like to chaperone, please include your contact information on the form. A copy of the permission form can be found here.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or the Community Ed office at 651-621-7400.Monday, February 13After-school Ski/SnowboardingGirls Basketball PracticeTuesday, February 14After-school Ski/SnowboardingBoys Basketball Game @ Chippewa Middle SchoolWednesday, February 15Girls Basketball Game @ Edgewood Middle School (Students must be accompanied by an adult to stay after and watch the game.)Student Activity BulletinA copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here.Family Ski NightsFamily Ski Nights are back at Afton Alps! District families, friends, and staff members are invited to join us for another season of Family Ski Nights at Afton Alps. The dates for the 2017 season are February 19 and March 5 from 3:00-9:30 p.m. Take advantage of these special rates on lift tickets and rentals.Please note the deadline to register is always NOON on the Friday before the session, no exceptions once registration is closed. Each session will have its own registration to avoid mix-up with dates.Transportation will not be provided. Families are to provide their own transportation to and from Afton Alps.All registrations must be completed online. Your confirmation will be your receipt. Print and bring to Afton Alps to get your lift ticket. Click here for more information on pricing and to register online.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 IRONDALEIrondale Boys LaCrossePlease join us for our parent/player information night on Wednesday evening, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Irondale Cafeteria. Captains' practice will follow the meeting from 7:30-9:00 p.m. All middle school players are invited. Coach Burtness will speak about the 7th & 8th grade team. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.KnightKrawler Robotics Sponsors, Family & Friends NightIrondale's KnightKrawler Robotics, FRC Team 2052, invites you to attend our annual Sponsors, Family, and Friends Night on Friday evening, February 24, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Irondale High School Auditorium, 2425 Long Lake Road, New Brighton. Come meet the team, learn this year's game and view our 2017 robot as we prepare to get ready for this year's game challenge FIRST Steamworks. We hope you can join us!Winter Music of the Knight
Are you looking for high quality, family friendly entertainment?
Look no further than the Irondale High School Marching Knights "Winter Music of the Knight"
Who: Multiple groups from Minnesota and Wisconsin
What: Drumline and Colorguard Show
When: Saturday, February 18 - Drumline @ 1:00 p.m., Colorguard @ 6:30 p.m.
Where: Irondale High School Varsity Gym
The talented Marching Knights will perform their new shows: "Forever" (Drumline) and “Please Hold” (Colorguard). Ticket prices are $8 for seniors/students and $10 for adults and will get you into both competitions.Help Support the Irondale Marching KnightsOn Thursdays during the month of February, Moe's Restaurant and Bar (2400 Hwy 10, Mounds View) will donate 20% of the meal portion of your bill to the Irondale Marching Knights Band program. When checking out remember to mention Irondale Bands. Thank you for your patronage to Moe's and for your support of the Irondale Marching Knights!EVENTS & RESOURCESConcordia Language Villages
Attention all students! Come to Concordia Language Villages with us this May!
What: Spanish Immersion weekend in Bemidji, MN
When: May 11-14, 2017 (Thursday- Sunday)
Theme of the Camp: The theme for the Spanish village weekend this year is El Camino Andino. Concordia will be focusing the program on the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
Cost: $320 includes roundtrip transportation, lodging, meals and all programming.
Registration: Opens Thursday, February 9, at 6am on the Community Ed website! Register early to get a spot at www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/3047.1st Annual Daddy/Daughter DanceJoin the Mounds View Police Department for our 1st Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance on Tuesday, February 14, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Mounds View Community Center Ballroom. Cost is $25 per couple and $10 each additional child. Grandpas, uncles, etc. are also welcome to attend with granddaughters, nieces, etc. Tickets are available here. Can't afford tickets? We may be able to help. Contact the Mounds View Police Department at 763-717-4070.Concert 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: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.REMINDERSLine 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 our last EPAT meeting of the school year on Monday, April 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the front office conference room. Please join us if you can.
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.