"Whatever you do...Is it necessary, truthful, and kind?"NEW NEWSReminder that there is no school Thursday, March 16, through Friday, March 24. School will resume on Monday, March 27. We hope you enjoy this time with your family!5th Graders Visiting EdgewoodOn Tuesday, March 28, from 1:00-2:45 p.m., fifth grade students from Pinewood and Sunnyside Elementary Schools will have the opportunity to visit Edgewood Middle School as part of the transition from elementary to middle school. Sunnyside/Pinewood teachers will accompany the students to Edgewood as they learn about a typical day at Edgewood, tour the building, practice opening lockers, meet the teachers and enjoy refreshments. If you have any questions concerning the sixth grade program, feel free to contact Edgewood Student Services at 651-621-6625.Tentative orientation dates for parents and students will be held on Friday, August 25, from 7:00-10:00 a.m. or Monday, August 28, from 4:00-7:30 p.m.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 2:45-4:30 p.m. at Edgewood. This event is FREE and 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 "Trash to Treasure" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, March 31, to Ax-Man Surplus in Fridley to give the students an opportunity to look for other various pieces that they would like to add to their sculptures. 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. Heidi Johnson or Mr. E. Johnson ASAP. A copy of the the permission form can be found here.The "How Did We Get Here" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Thursday, April 13, to the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. While there, students will explore the geography, history, and food of five nationalities that have made Minnesota their home as well as make an ethnic treat. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 3:45 p.m. The field trip is FREE and part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend. Please turn in permission forms to Mrs. Sauter or Ms. Rodstein by Friday, March 31. A copy of the the permission form can be found here.The "Big River Journey" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, April 21, to the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. 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.The entire 7th Grade Class will be taking a field trip on Tuesday, April 25, to see the production of The Diary of Anne Frank at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. Students have studied the Holocaust in Perspectives and this play will be an extension of their learning. Students will leave Edgewood at 9:00 a.m. and return to Edgewood at approximately 1:00 p.m. Students will eat a late lunch in the cafeteria when we return. The field trip is FREE, however, there will be concessions during intermission if students would like a treat. Please turn in permission forms to the front office by Thursday, April 13. Parents, if you would like to chaperone the field trip, please include your name and number on the form. A copy of the the permission form can be found here.The "Outdoor Adventures" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, April 28, to the Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove for an afternoon of Archery. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 3:45 p.m. The field trip is FREE and part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend. Please turn in permission forms to Mrs. Peloquin or Mr. Weiler by Wednesday, April 19. A copy of the the permission form can be found here.The "How Did We Get Here" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, May 12, to the Gibbs Farm in St. Paul. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:15 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 3:45 p.m. The field trip is FREE and part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend. Please turn in permission forms to Mrs. Sauter or Ms. Rodstein by Friday, March 31. A copy of the the permission form can be found here.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!After-School Sports
- 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.
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, March 27Indoor Soccer PracticeSwim PracticeTuesday, March 28Floor Hockey PracticeSwim PracticeWednesday, March 29Indoor Soccer PracticeSwim PracticeThursday, March 30Floor Hockey Game @ Edgewood Middle School 3:30-5:30 p.m.Swim Meet @ Chippewa Middle School 3:30-5:30 p.m.Student 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 IRONDALEGustavus/Irondale Symphony PerformanceThe Gustavus Symphony Orchestra will present a combined concert with the Irondale Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. at Irondale High School. Under the direction of Dr. Ruth Lin, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra is on a week-long tour of Minnesota that highlights collaboration between college and high school musicians. The concert is FREE and open to the public. A free-will offering will be accepted at the door.ComedySportz FUNdraiserPlease 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!EVENTS & RESOURCESSTEAM Ahead to SUMMER!
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.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.REMINDERSReminder 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.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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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 email@example.com.
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.