"Accept responsibility for your actions. Be accountable for your results. Take ownership of your mistakes."- Lightboxleadership.comNEW NEWSEPAT MeetingPlease join us for our last EPAT (Edgewood Parents and Teachers) 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. 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. Please attend this meeting if you are interested in finding out more about available positions. Invite any friends or neighbors which will have incoming 6th graders next year that might be interested as well.Attention 7th Grade ParentsThe 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. This is a FREE all-grade level trip tied to the curriculum in Perspectives so students are expected to attend this event. However, it a student is able to go on the trip, an alternate assignment will be completed at school that day. If you haven't already done so, please fill out the permission form and have your student turn it in to the front office ASAP. A copy of the permission form can be found here.Start Times UpdateAt the April 11 School Board meeting, the administration presented an additional start times option that was developed with the help of a transportation consultant. The Board discussed the advantages and challenges of the additional option and compared it to the previous options shared with the community. In agreement with the medical evidence and research that later high school start times would better align with teens’ unique sleep needs, the Board indicated a preference for an option that features an 8:35 a.m. high school start time. To review the two options that feature an 8:35 a.m. high school start time, and to provide feedback on the options, please visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes. The Board will review the feedback and make a decision at the April 25 Board meeting for implementation in fall 2018.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 NeededEdgewood 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 ExcellenceAcademic 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 STEAM Field TripsThe "Photography" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, April 21, to the Stone Arch Bridge and Mississippi River area in Northeast Minneapolis. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:30 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 Mrs. Crary or Ms. Dodor by Monday, April 17. 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 "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.The "1000 Paper Cranes" STEAM Class will be taking two field trips this spring. On Friday, May 12, we will be visiting a 7th grade class at Sunnyside Elementary and on Thursday, May 18, we will be visiting a 5th grade class at Pinewood Elementary. We will be teaching the students who to fold origami cranes and will be sharing some of the facts we have learned in class so far. 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 Mrs. Tomsche by Monday, May 1. A copy of the permission form can be found here.After-School Sports
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. Tennis and Track starts Monday, April 17, and Flag Football starts 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 email@example.com or the Community Ed office at 651-621-7400.Monday, April 17Quidditch - Room 109Boys Tennis - Tennis CourtTrack - Track FieldTuesday, April 18Flag Football - Lower FieldGirls Tennis - Tennis CourtTrack - Track FieldWednesday, April 19Boys Tennis - Tennis CourtTrack - Track FieldThursday, April 20Flag Football - Lower FieldGirls Tennis - Tennis CourtTrack - Track FieldStudent Activity BulletinA copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here.OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALEKnightline Dance Team TryoutsThe 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 Activities FundraiserPlease help support Irondale’s Girls Swim and Dive Team, Bands, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Dance Team and Wrestling 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 group of your choice. 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.Irondale DrumlineCongratulations to the Irondale drumline won their second consecutive state championship on Saturday, April 8. The drumline will be hosting a free send-off performance this Saturday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Varsity gym, in preparation for the World Championships the following week. The drumline heads into the World Championships as the number two ranked drumline in the country in their class, after a 7th place finish at the World Championships last year. We hope to see you on Saturday night!EVENTS & RESOURCESCPY Moonlight FeverJoin CPY (Community Partners with Youth) for their Moonlight Fever on Friday, April 21, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at CPY, 1900 7th Street NW (Christ the King Church just down the hill from Highview). Dinner will be provided, as well as games, music, video games, and a climbing wall! All youth must have waivers signed to participate. The waivers can be dropped off at Edgewood through Tuesday, April 18. A flyer and waiver forms can be found here.PRESS START! MusicalThe 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!
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.Upper Midwest String CampLooking 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-363-5389.Community 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
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.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 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.