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    Mark Your Calendars!  artwork
     
    Our Spring STEAM Showcase will be held on Friday, June 2, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Come check out some of the amazing projects our students have done. We will also be in need of guest judges to come and be a part of the showcase from approximately 1:15-2:30. If you'd like to be a guest judge or would like more information on it, please contact Ms. LaPanta at darcy.lapanta@moundsviewschools.org. We appreciate your support!
     
     
    Stockyard Days Button Winners  NB
     
    The Stockyard Days Committee contacted local schools to have students design buttons for this summer's Stockyard Days parade in New Brighton.  They were choosing three Mounds View School winners for button designs and a winner for their t-shirt design. The winners for the button design were: Alla Killins - Edgewood Middle SchoolLauren Bertholf, and Kate Osgood. 
     
    The t-shirt design winner was Anna Montgomery. 
     
     
    Academic Excellence Update  AE
     
    Academic Excellence invitations were sent home on 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  talent
     
    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. 
      
    Edgewood's Minnesota Foodshare Results  foodshare
     
    Thank you for your help with the March Minnesota Foodshare. Edgewood donated 35 lbs. of food and raised $206.50 to help the Ralph Reed Foodshelf. Thank you for your generosity!
     
    Chess Club Tournament  chess
     
    Attention Chess Players:
    The end of the school year is coming, so it's time for the NE Regional Open 6-12 Chess Tournament on Saturday, April 29th 9am-3pm at Turtle Lake Elementary. This is an "open tournament". Test your skills against other clubs, schools, and free agent players!
    Come represent yourself, your school and your grade level.
     
    Registration is now open online at CSGAME.ORG;
     
    Last Year's Photo Gallery:
     
     
    Quiz Bowl  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!
     
     
    Upcoming STEAM Field Trips fieldtrip  
     
    The "Picture Perfect Publishing" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, May 5, to the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts in Minneapolis. 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. If you have questions, contact Ms. Pihlaja or Mrs. Cook. 
     
    The "Big River Journey" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip on Friday, May 5, to Carty Park in St. Paul. 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. If you have questions, contact Ms. Solheim or Ms. Degen.  
     
    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.
     
    The "Nature Scape" STEAM Class is taking a field trip on Friday, May 12th. We will be installing our Nature Scape projects at the Mounds View library. Parents are welcome to join us and help with the installation! 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. La Panta or Ms. Johson by Friday, May 5. 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, May 1
    Quidditch Practice- Lower Field
    Boys Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Track Practice- Track Field
     
    Tuesday, May 2
    Flag Football Practice- Lower Field
    Girls Tennis Match @ Chippewa Middle School
    Track Meet @ Chippewa Middle School
     
    Wednesday, May 3
    Boys Tennis Match @ Chippewa Middle School
    Track Practice- Track Field
     
    Thursday, May 4
    Flag Football Game @ Edgewood Middle School 
    Girls Tennis Practice - Tennis Court 
    Track Practice - Track Field 
     
    Student Activity Bulletin bulletin
                
    A copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here. 
     
     
     DONATION CORNER
     
     
    Staff Appreciation Donations  giftcard  breakfast
     
    The staff appreciation breakfast will be Wednesday, May 3, at 7:15 a.m. EPAT is looking for breakfast donations as well as gifts for staff to show a small token of thanks and appreciation for all they did this year. 

    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.
     
     

    Phy Ed Department  shorts and shoes

     
    The Phy Ed Department is in need of the following items if you have any of these items at home that your student has outgrown:
     
    - Male Athletic Shorts:  For students to borrow if they do not have or forgot Gym shorts to change into for class.
     
    - Male Athletic Shoes (All sizes youth or larger):  For students to use that come to school without the proper footwear to participate during class.
     
     
    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!  
     
     
     
    OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALE
     
     
     
    KnightKrawler Robotics at FIRST World Champs  
      
    Cheer on KnightKrawler Robotics as they compete at the FIRST World Championships on April 26-29, at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, MO. KnightKrawler is competing in the Carson Division again in which they were Champs of that division last year.  You can follow Team 2052's progress and watch them compete on the live stream at www.thebluealliance.com/team/2052.  KnightKrawler competes in qualification matches on Friday, April 28, with the Finals Alliance selection beginning Saturday morning, April 29. Good luck, KnightKrawler!
     
    Irondale Drumline
     

    The Irondale drumline finished 8th place out of 64 groups in their class at the Drumline World Championships this past week in Dayton, Ohio.  The 45-member group advanced twice during the competition, placing 2nd and 7th respectively in their first two performances.  2017 marks the 4th time in Irondale's history that the drumline placed in the top 10 at the championships, having placed 3rd in 2003, 9th in 2012, and 7th in 2016.  The 2017 drumline's show entitled "Forever" was popular among both fans and judges all season long.

     
     
    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.

     
     
    Swing Dance
     
    ​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.​
     
     
    Irondale Athlete Summer Strength and Speed
    Summer Strength and Speed registration and information for all Irondale athletes is available online. Click here for information: http://ihs-knights.com/SSS2017.
     
      
      
    EVENTS & RESOURCES
       
     
     
    Lions Pancake Breakfast  lions 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.  
     
     
    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.
     
      
     
    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 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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