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    "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."
    - Art Williams

    Mounds View District Art Show
    Need some color in your life? Your are invited! All ages are welcome to join the Mounds View District Art Teachers on Tuesday evening, April 25, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Irondale High School for an evening of art and entertainment. This FREE event will feature works of art from K-12 students across our district. Congratulations to the following Edgewood students who were chosen to display their art: Eleanor Allen (8th), Avery Bjerke (7th), Kali Hendrickson (8th), Asha Isse (8th), Ella Labuhn (7th), Morgan Medlo (8th), Shyla Meinke (8th), Andrew Meyer (6th), Lydia Moss (8th), Samantha Murillo (7th), Scotty Schultz (7th), Angelica Severin (6th), Lily Thai (6th), Kjerstin Vasel (7th) and Natasha Vigoren (8th). The show will run from April 25 -May 2.
    Academic Excellence Update
    Watch your mail for the Academic Excellence invitations which will be sent home today (Friday, April 21) for students who qualified for the award. 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. 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.   
    8th Grade Talent Show Tryouts 
    Attention 8th Graders - Sign up to audition for your spot in the talent show on the choir bulletin. Students can also sign up for a spot on the talent show crew as well. Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. both days. The talent show will be held during the Grade 8 Celebration Day on Wednesday, June 7. 
    Community Award Recipients
    Congratulations to our fellow Edgewood staff members who were 2017 Chalkboard Capers Community Award Recipients: Chris VanHouse received the Teacher Citizen of the Year Award; and Renee Gimm, as well as parent volunteer Robin Breeden were awarded the Outstanding Layperson in Education (OLE) Award. Thank you for your commitment to the students of Edgewood. We are so grateful for all you do!
    Quiz Bowl
    On May 12-14, five Edgewood students will fly to Dallas to compete in Middle School Quiz Bowl Nationals. A fast-paced trivia competition, resembling Jeopardy, students work cooperatively to answer questions from a range of subjects. After placing second at a recent meet with 28 teams, Edgewood earned its spot at Nationals. The team includes McCullen Wilmert (6th grade), Xander Pichner (7th), Molly Schuh (7th), Triana Grigsby (8th), and Ammar Ahmed (8th). Wish these students luck!
    Start Times Update
    At 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.
    7th Grade Field Trip Reminder
    Reminder that 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. This is a FREE all-grade level trip tied to the curriculum in Perspectives so students are expected to attend this event.  However, if a student is unable to go on the trip, an alternate assignment will be completed at school that day. 
    Upcoming STEAM Field Trips fieldtrip  
    Reminders that the following Classes will be on field trips TODAY, Friday, April 21:
    "Photography" STEAM Class 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. 
    "School of Rock" STEAM Class to the Guitar Center in Minneapolis. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:15 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 2:45 p.m. 
    "Green Genius" STEAM Class to The Bakken Museum. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m.
    "Big River Journey" STEAM Class to Upper St. Anthony Falls. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m.
    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 "Shark Tank" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, May 5, to Lilli Put, a local business in Coon Rapids. In addition to a great time, this field trip will give us inside information about how Lilli Put turns fun into a business. 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. Abbott or Ms. Elsner by Monday, May 1. 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    track  tennis flag football lacrosse

    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
    Monday, April 24
    Quidditch - Lower Field
    Boys Tennis - Tennis Court
    Track - Track Field
    Tuesday, April 25
    Flag Football - Lower Field
    Girls Tennis - Tennis Court
    Track - Track Field 
    Wednesday, April 26
    Boys Tennis - Tennis Court 
    Track - Track Field
    Thursday, April 27
    Flag Football - Lower Field
    Girls Tennis - Tennis Court 
    Track - Track Field 
    Student Activity Bulletin bulletin
    A copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here. 
    Irondale Marching Band

    Be part of the nationally known Irondale Marching Knights!  The marching band is open to any and all current 8th graders through juniors across the school district.  One doesn't need to be a current band student to find a role within the program.  Join us for Information and Registration Night at Irondale on Tuesday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  The first practice will be Saturday, May 6.  

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact recruitment co-chairs Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas at niedf001@umn.edu or 763-438-3987 or Alicia Graf at dagraf@comcast.net or 651-270-9452.

    ​Please join us for the 3rd annual Swing Dance on Friday, May 5, at the Mounds View Community Center. It features the Irondale Jazz Band and the Southside Swing Band. Always a fun evening and all proceeds go to support the Irondale bands. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with Swing Dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. Cost is: Students $5, Couples $18, and Adults $10. Check out here for all the info.​
    Lions Pancake Breakfast
    Join the Spring Lake Park Lions for their All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Spring Lake Park High School, 1100 81st Avenue NE, Spring Lake Park (enter through Door 33). Bring the family and enjoy a hearty breakfast (pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee, milk), face painting and a craft/bake sale. Also available are FREE Lions KidsSight Early Childhood Screening - Vision Screening for ages 6 months to 6 years. Donations are accepted and appreciated.  
    CPY Moonlight Fever
    Join CPY (Community Partners with Youth) for their Moonlight Fever TONIGHT, 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. Waivers may be signed and brought to the event for admission. A flyer and waiver forms can be found here.
    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.
    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! 
    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 parents & teachers
    Staff Appreciation Breakfast
    The staff at Edgewood have educated, cared for, and just plain put up with our kids all year. It's time to thank them for all that they do! The staff appreciation breakfast will be Wednesday, May 3, at 7:15 a.m. We will decorate the gym and treat the staff to a yummy breakfast and a raffle, with each staff member receiving a small token of thanks and appreciation. 

    Please sign up for the food item you are able to provide here, and/or drop off all items for the raffle (gift cards or other gifts) in the office by Monday, May 1.

    Please have your food items to Edgewood by 6:45 a.m. Contact Heidi Danielson if you need to make other arrangements for drop off - bhdanielson@comcast.net.

    Volunteers 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 bhdanielson@comcast.net.
    Support Edgewood
    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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