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    "Spend life with who makes you happy, not with who you need to impress."

     
     
     
    NEW NEWS
    Quarter 3 Checkpoint  checkmark  
     
    Monday, February 27, is the mid-point for Quarter 3. This is a good time to check your student's ParentVue account to see how he/she is doing. If you have not activated your ParentVue account or have any problems logging in, please contact Amy Wilson in Student Services for assistance.   
     Parent Communication Hours  parent communication
     
    Our next Parent Communication Night is Thursday, March 2, from 4:30-8:00 p.m. These teacher meetings will not be scheduled but will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Teachers will be in their rooms - you may choose which teachers you wish to meet with when you arrive at Edgewood. Please limit your time to 5-7 minutes per teacher. If more time is needed to discuss any concerns, we encourage you to set up a separate appointment with that teacher for another time. Students are asked to attend with their parents. We hope to see you there. 
      Students of the Month   student of month

    The Allied Arts Department recognized students who demonstrated Eagle PRIDE and excelled academically in their content area during the month of January. Congratulations to the following students: Sahar Alshabkji, Dasha Fruzyna, Byron Munoz-Diaz, Kenewak Olana, Ethan Russ and Maxwell Vo. 

    Registration Form Reminder  registration
     
    Registration forms were handed out to students who are entering 7th and 8th grade next year. Just a friendly reminder that if they have not turned in their registration forms, they need to do so ASAP. Students entering 7th grade next fall should return this form and students entering 8th grade should return this form. Your prompt attention is greatly appreciated.   
    Upcoming Field Trips fieldtrip  
     
    The "School of Rock" STEAM Class will be going on a field trip to Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis on Friday, March 3, to explore their state of the art acoustic and sound proofed hall. This will be a great opportunity for your student to go out into the community and experience the state of the art technology that our city has to offer! The students will leave Edgewood at 1:10 p.m. and return for regular buses at 2:40 p.m. The trip is FREE and is part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend. The permission form should be returned to Ms. Cummings Cervenka by Thursday, March 2. A copy of the permission form can be found here. If you would like to chaperone this field trip, please contact Ms. Cummings Cervenka. 
     
    The "Make It Organic" STEAM Class will be going on a field trip to the Como Park Conservatory on Friday, March 3, to explore the garden at Como Zoo and make observations about different plants in a greenhouse and garden environment. The students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return by 2:45 to catch the bus home. This field trip is FREE and is part of the curriculum so students are expected to participate. Permission forms are due back to Ms. Miller or Ms. LaMontagne by Monday, February 27. A copy of the permission form can be found here.  
     
    Seventh grade students who are staying back from Laurentian will participate in a FREE field trip to Base Camp in St. Paul on Wednesday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., where students will focus on outdoor skills and team building. It is our expectation that all students will participate in this field trip if they are not going to LEC. Permission forms are due in the front office by ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here. A copy of the Base Camp Waiver can be found here. A Spanish version of the Base Camp Waiver can be found here. Please contact your child's dean if you have any questions regarding this expectation.   
    MINNESOTA FOODSHARE MONTH FoodShare  
     
    Each year, the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf anxiously looks forward to the month of March and the Minnesota FoodShare Campaign. Over 1/3  of the students in the Mounds View Public School District are on free and/or reduced lunches and our food shelf currently serves over 600 households each month. Not only does this important campaign bring in large amounts of needed food shelves across the state, but portions of the donations, both cash and food, are matched by Minnesota FoodShare, making this a perfect time to give. The more that's donated, the bigger the match...and Edgewood Middle School wants to help in this fight to end hunger!
     
    Here's how you can help:
    • Donate food, hygiene or cleaning supplies: There will be a box in the front office for these items. 
    • Donate funds at school or online at www.ralphreederfoodshelf.org: Your $1 donation can provide up to $8 worth of groceries through their network of suppliers. A coin collection jar will be in the front office. 
    • Spread the word to others.
    Edgewood will accept monetary and food donations from March 1 - April 7; however we will be having two specific Edgewood Drive days for the staff and students on Friday, March 3, and Friday, March 31. Students and staff who bring a monetary donation ($1 or more) or food donations can wear their favorite hat for the day.  
     
    You can find more information here. Thank you for your support! 
     2017 Stockyard Days Button & T-shirt Design Contest  stockyard days
     
    Edgewood students are invited to participate in the 2017 New Brighton Stockyard Days Button & T-shirt Design Contest. The contest will run March 1 - March 27 and one winner will be chosen from the school. All entries must be turned in by March 27 and must include black, white and one color ONLY. The logo can be anywhere on the 2.5" size button. Winner receives a $50 cash and $50 of Stockyard Days tickets. Runners-up will be displayed at the park!  Contact Tarii Klose at 651-497-5309 with any questions. The flyer can be found here.
     
    Logs/Stumps Needed  logs   
     
    The "NatureScape" STEAM Class is looking for donations of logs/stumps for a class project. The logs would be used as part of the NatureScape play area at the Mounds View Public Library. If you have logs 6-18 inches in diameter (any length), we would love them! We can even pick them up. Please contact Darcy LaPanta at darcy.lapanta@moundsviewschools.org if you have logs/stumps to donate. Thank you! 
    8th Grade Focus Group Sessions  focus
     
    During the weeks of March 1-10, Principal Penny Howard and Equity Specialist Xavier Reed will continue 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's Quiz Bowl Team Places Second  quizbowl
     
    Congratulations to the Quiz Bowl A Team for placing 2nd out of 22 teams at their meet on Saturday, February 18! The team will travel to Dallas, TX, May 12-14 to compete against 120 teams from around the country.
     
    Congratulations to the following team members: Triana Grigsby (8th), Ammar Ahmed (8th), Molly Schuh (7th), Xander Pichner (7th), and McCullen Wilmert (6th), as well as coaches Dan Perucco and Johanna Sturm.  
     
    quiz bowl team
     
     
    After-School Sports soccer hockey swim snowboard

    Indoor Soccer will start Monday, February 27; Floor Hockey will start Tuesday, February 28; and Swimming will start Monday, March 6.  You can register for these sports online here. The last Skiing/Snowbarding sessions will be the week of February 27For 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 jeff.knickerbocker@moundsviewschools.org or the Community Ed office at 651-621-7400
     
    Monday, February 27
    Skiiing/Snowboarding (Last day)
    Indoor Soccer
     
    Tuesday, February 28
    Skiing/Snowboarding (Last day)
    Floor Hockey
     
    Wednesday, March 1
    Indoor Soccer
     
    Thursday, March 2
    Floor Hockey
     Student Activity Bulletin bulletin
                
    A copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here. 
    Family Ski Nights  ski
     
    District families, friends, and staff members are invited to join us for our last Family Ski Night at Afton Alps on 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. 
     
    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.
      
      
     
    OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALE 
     Help Support the Irondale Marching Knights  knights
     
    On 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!
     
     
    Irondale Knights Wrestling Clinic
     
    Join us for a FREE Irondale Knights Youth Wrestling Clinic for grades K-8 on March 6-9, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Irondale High School Wrestling room (located in the lower level). You will be introduced to the wrestling coaching staff and learn wrestling techniques and rules. Wear shorts, t-shirt and soft sole shoes. You will receive a free Irondale Wrestling t-shirt, pizza on March 7, snack on March 8 and ice cream on March 9. If interested, please e-mail Coach Hubbard at jeff.hubbard@moundsviewschools.org with the number of children in your family that plan on participating. The flyer can be found here.
     
     
      
     
    EVENTS & RESOURCES
     
     
     
    concordia Concordia 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 round-trip transportation, lodging, meals and all programming.


    Registration: Closes at midnight on Sunday, February 26, so register ASAP at www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/3047.

    Community Activities and Program Offerings  community
     
    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.
     
     
    Chalkboard Capers
     
    Chalkboard Capers is a variety show presented annually by the staff of the Mounds View Education Association. The goal is to raise money for student scholarships given to graduating seniors from Irondale High School, Mounds View High School, REACH Academy, Area Learning Center and Adult Basic Education. Each scholarship is for $621. The number of scholarships awarded depends on the financial success of the show. This year's shows are April 5-8, 2017.  Showtimes are listed below: 
     
    Wednesday, April 5 - 5:15 p.m.
    Thursday, April 6 - 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, April 7 - 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, April 8 - 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. 
     
     
    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 
     
     
    school attendance  Line Reminder   
     
    Just 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 Reminder  parking
     
    If 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. 
     
    school board Meetings Online

    Want to stay current with School Board discussions and decisions? Visit the School Board website to...


    Watch live meetings via web stream
    View archived meeting videos
    Download meeting agendas
    Read meeting summaries
    Click here for more information.
      
    EPAT- Edgewood parents & teachers
     

    Want to take an active part in your school community with little time commitment...then EPAT is for you! EPAT meets five times per year (September, November, February, April, and July). EPAT supports/hosts the following events: Back-to-School Picnic, Back-to-School Unity Event, Fall Fundraiser, Staff Grants, Spirit Wear, Ralph Reeder Foodshelf and Snack Pack Program, and Staff Appreciation throughout the year.

    We are looking for parents to take over a few roles as we have current EPAT members moving on with their 8th graders next year. Positions available for next year are: EPAT Chair, EPAT Treasurer, EPAT Staff Appreciation Coordinator (Welcome Back Staff Lunch, Fall Communication Night Staff Meal, Spring Communication Night Staff Meal, May Staff Appreciation Breakfast). If you are interested in any of these available positions, please contact Co-chair Heidi Danielson at bhdanielson@comcast.net.
     
    Please join us for our last EPAT meeting of the school year on
    Monday, April 17, 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.
     
     
      

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