"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny marks as compared to what lies within us."- Ralph Waldo EmersonNEW NEWSStudents of the MonthThe Science Department recognized students who demonstrated Eagle PRIDE and excelled academically in their content area during the month of February. Congratulations to the following students: Zoe Aitkin, Ashton Berg, Morgan Hendrickson, Angela Huynh, Jack Nielsen, Dylan Salerno, and Sebastian Waterhouse.Jazz FestThe Mounds View Middle School Jazz Fest will be this Tuesday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the Chippewa Auditorium. It features the Jazz Bands from Edgewood, Highview, and Chippewa Middle Schools. There will be punch and cookies to follow the concert. We hope to see you there!Orchestra TourOn Tuesday, March 14, the 7th and 8th Grade Orchestras will perform at both Sunnyside and Pinewood Elementary Schools. Students will leave at 9:20 a.m. and arrive back to Edgewood around 2:15 p.m. Since this field trip will interfere with regular lunch, all students attending will eat lunch at McDonald's (bring lunch money) or bring a bag lunch from home. Permission forms are due back to Ms. Spargo ASAP. Chaperones are appreciated. If you'd like to help out, please note on the permission form which can be found here.Edgewood Spirit WeekJoin us for our next Edgewood Spirit Week on Wednesday, March 29, through Friday, March 31:Wednesday, March 29SPORTS JERSEY DAY - Wear your Favorite Jersey or Sports Shirt!Thursday, March 30CLASS COLOR DAY - Grade 6 Wear White or Grey; Grade 7 Wear Red; Grade 8 Wear Black; or Wear your Favorite Edgewood Shirt Today!Friday, March 31HAT DAY - PAY $1.00 or Bring a Non-perishable Food Donation for the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf to Wear a Hat Today!Eagle PRIDE ActivityOur next Eagle PRIDE Activity is Friday, March 31, from 2:45-4:00 p.m. at Edgewood. We will have a DJ, Computer Club, Swimming, Food, Basketball, and other Fun! We are looking for adult chaperones to help with ticket sales, in the Cafeteria, Gym and Dance Area. If you can help out, please contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preference.Academic Excellence is right around the corner and in anticipation of increasing student numbers, this year we are trying something new. We will have an Academic Excellence Breakfast for 6th graders on Thursday morning, May 4, and for 7th graders on Friday morning, May 5. Both breakfasts will be held from 7:00-7:30 a.m. The eighth graders will be honored at our Academic Excellence Ceremony on Thursday evening, May 11, at 7:00 p.m. More details to come as we get closer to the events. We look forward to celebrating this special event with you and your student.NOTE: Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.66-4.0 for the first three quarters are eligible for the Academic Excellence Award.Upcoming Field TripsThe "Nature Scape" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Wednesday, March 15, to the Maplewood Nature Center to tour their nature play area. The class will be gathering data and getting ideas for the space we will create at the Mounds View Library. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 2:45 p.m. The field trip is FREE and part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend. Please turn in permission forms to Ms. LaPanta or Ms. E. Johnson ASAP. A copy of the the permission form can be found here.The "Movie Magic" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Wednesday, March 15, to the Apple Store in Uptown. The class will be trained on how to use GarageBand to add sound clips and theme music into a film for their final projects. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:15 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 3:30 p.m. The field trip is FREE and part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend. Please turn in permission forms to Mr. Creagh or Mr. Woodbury ASAP. A copy of the the permission form can be found here.The "Big River Journey" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Wednesday, March 15, to the Fridley Water Treatment Plant. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m. The field trip is FREE and part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend.MINNESOTA FOODSHARE MONTHEach 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:
Edgewood will accept monetary and food donations from March 1 - April 7; however we will be having another specific Edgewood Drive day for the staff and students on 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!STEAM Ahead to SUMMER!
- 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.
Registration is now open for Mounds View Schools Community Education Summer Camps. We are offering a large number of STEAM classes that will educate, engage and motivate while being just plain FUN! Whether your child is a budding artist, a serious scientist or enjoys knowing how things work. There is something for everyone! We also offer a large number of skill building sports for students entering grades 1 - 12.
During the summer, we accept students from other districts. Sign up with a friend or relative to enjoy activities even more.
Register by May 15 and SAVE $10 per activity, discount given at checkout.
For a complete listing of Summer Camps and to register, go to https://www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/5051.
Students attending school in the Mounds View School District during the 2016/2017 school year, and qualify for free/reduced lunch may be eligible for partial scholarships. Call the Community Education Office at 651-621-7400 for more information.2017 Stockyard Days Button & T-shirt Design ContestEdgewood 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 NeededThe "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 email@example.com if you have logs/stumps to donate. Thank you!After-School Sports
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, March 13Indoor Soccer PracticeSwimming PracticeTuesday, March 14Floor Hockey Game @ Chippewa Middle School 3:30-5:30 p.m.Swim Meet @ Chippewa Middle School 3:30-5:30 p.m.Wednesday, March 15Indoor Soccer PracticeSwimming PracticeStudent Activity BulletinA copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here.Afton Alps Spring Fling EventWe would like to extend a discount to the Mounds view Community to come out for our Spring Fling on Saturday, March 11. Discounted price is $18 for lift tickets and we offer $21 for equipment rental. The events schedule for the day can be found here.No need to register in advance - when you purchase your lift ticket, you will need to mention you're from Mounds View to receive the discount. You can purchase tickets at any one of the Chalets - this is an all-day event.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 Physics/STEAM Career FairPlease join us for the Irondale Physics/STEAM Career Fair on Tuesday, March 14, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Irondale Varsity Gym. You are invited to see the Physics students' chain reaction projects in action. At the STEAM Career Fair, students will have the opportunity to speak with STEAM professionals to learn about careers in many STEAM fields, including educational pathways that may lead to STEAM careers.Irondale's KnightKrawler Robotics EventsCongratulations to Irondale’s KnightKrawler Robotics, FRC Team 2052, on their outstanding success this past weekend at the Lake Superior FIRST Robotics Competition in Duluth, MN. FRC Team 2052’s alliance was Regional Winners of Lake Superior. In addition, KnightKrawler received the “Gracious Professionalism” Award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, which celebrates outstanding demonstration of gracious professionalism by a team working together both on and off the playing field.
KnightKrawler also brought home two awards by team members who were honored. Mentor Nate Cmiel was honored with the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award, which is presented to an outstanding Mentor who best leads, inspires, and empowers their team using excellent communication skills. Nate has been instrumental in bringing his expertise to Edgewood, helping our VEX Robotics team and after-school Robotics Club.
Emily Davis, a former student of Edgewood, was honored with the FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award. The Dean's List Award celebrates outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary.
The win at Lake Superior ensures the team an invitation to FIRST World Champs in St. Louis, MO, on April 26-29. Next up for Knightkrawler is their ComedySportz FUNdraiser on Saturday, April 1, (see below) and the 10,000 Lakes FIRST Robotics Competition at the U of M on April 6-8.Please join KnightKrawler Robotics for their fourth annual ComedySportz FUNdraiser and Bake Sale on Saturday evening, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Irondale High School Auditorium, 2425 Long Lake Road, New Brighton. ComedySportz is improvisational comedy which features two teams of comedy actletes competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. It is great for all ages from kids to grandparents. Everyone has a good time and no one gets offended...it's anything but boring! Advance tickets are $10 or $12 at the door the night of the event. To purchase advance tickets, contact Shannon at email@example.com. Tickets will also be available to purchase the night of the Irondale Physics Fair in the lobby. We look forward to seeing you there!EVENTS & RESOURCESReminder from Mounds View PDThe Mounds View Police Department would like to remind our families about community safety, especially walking to and from school and at school bus stops. We would like our families to remind their students to be aware of unknown people and vehicles that may try to approach or speak with our kids. It is equally important to remind our kids to never approach a vehicle or person that they do not know, and to leave the area and get somewhere safe should this ever occur. We encourage all of our students and families to immediately report any suspicious behavior or incidents to the Police. Please take the time to speak with your student as their safety is important to all of us here at Edgewood and in the community.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 on Monday, March 13, or when the limited spaces fill up, so register ASAP at www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/3047.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.Chalkboard CapersChalkboard 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.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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EPAT- Volunteer Positions Needed
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/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.