• eNews
  •  

    Edgewood
    Click here for the upcoming events calendar.


     

     

     

    "Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have RESPECT for them."
    - Bill Kelly

     
     
    NEW NEWS
     
     
     

    no school  
     
    Reminder that Quarter 4 begins on Monday, April 10, and there iNO SCHOOL on Friday, April 14
     
     
    Health Alert: EpiPen (Mylan) Recall epipen  

    This week, District Health Services staff have been notifying school families impacted by the recent EpiPen recall. According to the FDA, “this recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate.”

    Health Office staff have checked the Epi-Pens stored in all schools, including Edgewood, examining their lot numbers and expiration dates. If an EpiPen was found to be included in the recall, a parent or guardian has been contacted individually.  If any student or staff member has an EpiPen that is part of the recall, they are advised to follow these steps, and then call their pharmacist. Do not throw away the EpiPen until it has been replaced. For more information, visit here.

    If you use an EpiPen at home or a friend or family member has an EpiPen for a severe allergy, please share this link which has all the recall information: www.mylan.com/en/epipenrecall.
     
     
    Parent Presentation Tips  parent tips
     
    Thank you to all parents you attended our "WIN/WIN" parent presentation Tuesday evening. Below are 7 Tips for Creating Connection With Your Teen that was shared by the presenters:
     
    Tip 1: Get into your teen's shoes and empathize. 
    * " I didn't realize you felt that way."
    * "It sounds like you're feeling discouraged."
     
    Tip 2: Listen and be curious.
    * "Tell me more."
    * "That's an interesting idea."
    * "What does that mean to you?"
     
    Tip 3: Stop worrying about what others think, and do what is best for your teen.
     
    Tip 4: Replace humiliation with encouragement.
    * "I have faith in you to learn from your challenges and mistakes."
     
    Tip 5: Make sure the message of love gets through.
    * "You're more important to me than your grades."
    * "Do you know how much I love you?"
    * "What would be the most helpful thing I could do?"
     
    Tip 6: Involve your teen in focusing on solutions.
    * "How could we work together to figure this out?"
    * "What ideas do you have for solving this problem?"
    * "What's important to you in this situation?"
     
    Tip 7: Make respectful agreements.  
     
    If you have any speaker topic suggestions you'd like to hear in future presentations, let us know! 
     
     
    2-Litter Bottles Needed  pop bottle
     
    Our Integrated Science Classes will be making rockets with our 6th grade students this spring. To do this, they will need a large number of 2-liter bottles. Please rinse out any empty 2-liter pop bottles you may have and drop them off in the front office. Integrated Sciences are also still happy to take cardboard and other odds and ends for donation. Thank you!
     
     New/Gently Used Clothing Needed  clothing
     
    Edgewood is looking for new/gently used current trend clothing donations for our students in sizes S-XL. Any clothing will be appreciated; however, we are especially in need of teen girls' clothing. If you have items to donate, please drop off in the front office. Thank you! 
      
     
    Academic Excellence
     
    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 Trips fieldtrip  
     
    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 ASAP.  A copy of the permission form can be found here. 
     
    The "School of Rock" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Thursday, April 21, to the Guitar Center in Minneapolis. While there, students will get to try out different instruments commonly found in a rock band. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:15 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. Cummings Cervanka by Thursday, April 19. A copy of the permission form can be found here.
     
    The "Green Genius" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, April 21, to The Bakken Museum. During this trip, students will explore the connections between history, science and engineering through The Bakken Museum's interactive galleries. They will hear fascinating stories about the relationships between electricity, magnetism, medicine, and intervention. Students will learn that they are part of science by finding a connection with the artifacts, experiments, scientists and inventors highlighted in the museum. 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. Please turn in permission forms to Mr. Plaep or Mrs. Wright ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here.  
     
    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 permission form can be found here.
     
    The "Edgewood Engineers" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, April 28, to the Irondale AP Physics Lab. During this trip, students will get a tour of the lab, and conduct a fun engineering challenge. 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. Please turn in permission forms to Mr. Olofson or Mrs. Hyatt ASAP.  A copy of 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 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 ASAP.  A copy of the permission form can be found here 
     
     
    After-School Sports    track  tennis flag football lacrosse

    Registration for spring sports - Track, Tennis, Quidditch, and Flag Football - is now available online. Go to https://www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/182 to register or pick up a registration form in Student Services. Quidditch,Tennis and Track will start Monday, April 17, and Flag Football will start Tuesday, April 18. Please note that the Quidditch day/season dates are incorrect on the registration form. Quidditch will begin on Monday, April 17. Meet in Room #109 and wear gym clothes.

    Boys Lacrosse runs through Friday, May 19. Students can either walk from Edgewood or take the designated bus to Irondale right after school for Strength and Conditioning, team meetings and practice. Most days, practice will finish at 6:00 p.m. Players will also be invited to Saturday team meetings and strength training. The team will play six (6) games and will have many scrimmages. Note: Players must provide their own transportation to away games. 

    Here is the Lacrosse game schedule. 

    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
     
     
    Student Activity Bulletin bulletin
                
    A copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here. 
     
     
     
    OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALE
     
     
     
    10,000 Lakes FIRST Robotics Regional  steamworks
     
    Come cheer on Team 2052 KnightKrawler Robotics from Irondale High School and Team 3407 Mustybots from Mounds View High School in this year's game challenge "Steamworks" at the 10,000 Lakes FIRST Robotics Regional Competition at U of M's Williams Arena on Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8. The winning alliances of this competition will head to St. Louis, MO, for the FIRST World Championships from April 26-29.  Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the competition/awards ceremony will end around 6:00 p.m. each day.  This event is FREE to the public. Please join us and support your district high schools! If you are unable to make it to the U of M, you can watch online by going to www.thebluealliance.com and click on the Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional link.  
     
     
    Knightline Dance Team Tryouts  here
     
    The Irondale Knightline Dance Team is holding their spring tryouts Monday, April 17, through Friday, April 21, from 3:00-5:00 at Irondale High School. There is no need to sign up, just show up on the first day ready to dance! Questions can be directed to Mollie Holt at Irondale High School. 
     
     
    Irondale Bands Fundraiser  ford
     
    Join the Irondale Bands on Saturday, April 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., as they participate in the Drive 4 UR School Fundraising Event. Test drive a Ford Mustang, a Ford Fusion, or other Ford vehicles and help support the bands. New Brighton Ford (1100 Silver Lake Rd, New Brighton) will donate $20 per test drive. It's that easy! Must be 18 years or older and only one donation per household. Bring your drivers license & proof of insurance. Please share with your friends, families, and neighbors and remember to mention Irondale Bands. View the flyer here.
     
     
      
     
    EVENTS & RESOURCES
      
     
     
     
    PRESS START! Musical  play
     
    The Pinewood Performing Arts Club presents "PRESS START!" Pinewood Elementary students will be performing this new children's musical based on Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog and others on April 20-22, at Pinewood Elementary, 5500 Quincy Street, Mounds View. Seats are first come, first serve and a free-will donation will be accepted upon entry.  Show times are as follows:
     
    Thursday, April 20 - 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, April 21 - 6:30 p.m.  
    Saturday, April 22 - 2:30 & 6:30 p.m.
     
    We hope to see you there! 
     
     
    STEAM Ahead to SUMMER!  train
     

    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.

      
     
    msota  Upper Midwest String Camp

     

    Looking for a fun summer orchestra experience? We are inviting students in Grades 7-12 to join us for our 39th Annual Upper Midwest String Camp from Sunday, July 23, to Friday, July 28, at the College of St. Benedict. Students will experience eclectic orchestra music, string quartets, amazing concerts, new friends and fantastic teachers. Learn more and register now at http://www.mnsota.org/events/upper-midwest-camp. Forms and fees are due by June 15, 2017. For more information, please contact Dr. David Arnott, Director, UMSC at darnott@csbsju.edu or 320-363-5389


     
    Community 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.  Remaining showtimes are listed below: 
     
    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

    SEPPAC invites you to the 2017 Post-Secondary Planning: School and Community Resources Success Night on Thursday, April 20, from 6:45-8:15 p.m. at Snail Lake Education Center (350 Highway 96 W, Shoreview). A panel of past and present students, who have or are receiving special education services from the Mounds View Schools, will share their personal experiences preparing for and experiencing post-secondary success. All parents, students, staff, and community members are welcome at this event. 

     
      
     
    REMINDERS 
     
     
     
     
    Reminder from Mounds View PD  police badge
     
    The 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.    
     
     
    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- Volunteer Positions Needed 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/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 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.
     
     
      

Daily Calendar