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    "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or walk around it."
    - Michael Jordan

     
     
    NEW NEWS
     
     
     
    Students of the Month sotm
     
    The Music Departments recognized students who demonstrated Eagle PRIDE and excelled academically in their content area during the month of March. Congratulations to the following students: Najma Ahmed (6th), Sibley Boyum (7th), Paul Hofer (8th), Madison Parks (8th), Skyler Sanders (7th) and Tin Tran (6th).  
     
     
    Quarter 4 Check Point Day  checkmark
     
    Monday, May 8, is the mid-point of Quarter 4. This is a good time to check your ParentVue account to see how he/she is doing. If you have not activated your ParentVue account or have any problems logging in, please contact Amy Wilson at amy.wilson@moundsviewschools.org. 
     
     
    8th Grade Academic Excellence  star
     
    Thank you to all students and families who attended the 6th & 7th Grade Academic Excellence Breakfasts this week. We hope you enjoyed the new set up and the time spent honoring your student. The 8th Grade Academic Excellence recipients will be honored at their Academic Excellence Ceremony on Thursday evening, May 11, at 7:00 p.m. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.66-4.0 for the first three quarters are eligible for the Academic Excellence Award. Invitation letters were sent home on Friday, April 21, to those students who qualified for an academic award. You can honor your 8th grader by purchasing a "star" for $1. All proceeds will go to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf. Thank you for supporting your star student and the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf!
      
     
     Spring BOGO Book Fair  book fair
     
    The  Edgewood library is getting ready for our Spring Scholastic BOGO Book Fair on May 22-26! We are excited to get fun and engaging books into the hands of our students for the summer. We would love to have parent/grandparent or neighbor volunteers to help out at various times throughout the week. Please take a look at the sign-up list here: BOGO Volunteer Sign Up and fill in when you can!
     
    These book fairs help support our ongoing efforts to encourage reading for fun and learning!
     
    If you would be available for only an hour of a particular time slot, please put that in the comment section and we'll make a new time slot for you! We'll be as flexible as we can be... 
     
    Questions, please contact Elizabeth Johnson at 651-621-6688 or elizabeth.johnson@moundsviewschools.org
     
    The Book Fair schedule is as follows:
     
    Monday, May 22: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 23: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. & 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 24: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Thursday, May 25: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. & 6:15-7:15 a.m.
    Friday, May 26: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
     
     
      
    Oral History Project oral history  
     
    Seventh Grade ELA students will be participating in an Oral History Project in which they will interview a community member and create a transcript of the interview. This project allows students to demonstrate the listening, speaking and writing skills that they have developed this year while giving them the valuable opportunity to hear stories and advice from members of a different generation.
     
    In order for this project to be a success, we need community members who are willing to be interviewed about their life and career. If you, or someone you know is available on Wednesday, May 24, and would be interested in this opportunity, please contact me and we can plan to have you in! We are looking for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family members or friends over the age of 18. You are welcome to help out for the entire day or just a portion.
     
    Interviews will be conducted during the following times:
     
    • 3rd period: 9:52 - 10:41
    • 4th period: 10:45 - 11:34
    • 5th period: 12:08 - 12:57
    • 6th period: 1:01 - 1:50
    • 7th period: 1:54 - 2:45

    Please fill out this online form or contact Ms. LaPanta directly at darcy.lapanta@moundsviewschools.org. if this is something you would be interested in helping with. Thank you so much for your time and support!  

     
     
    Spring STEAM Showcase  steam
     
    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!
     
     
    Grade Level Celebration Date  celebrate
     
    The grade level end-of-the-year Celebration date is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7. The sixth grade will go bowling at the Mermaid from 12:15-2:35 p.m., the seventh grade will go to the Wynnsong Movie Theater from 11:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and the 8th grade will go to Silver View Park from 9:00 am.-1:00 p.m. and will have their talent show from 1:00-2:45 p.m. 
     
    Yearbooks will be distributed on this day. If you have not ordered a year book for your student, a limited amount will be available for sale on that day for $20 each; however, 8th graders will have the option to buy first, 7th graders second, and 6th graders last.  
      
    Start Times for 2018  start times
     
    After years of consideration and an intensive eight-month public review, the School Board approved start times changes that feature an 8:35 a.m.–3:15 p.m. schedule for the high schools. The high schools’ current schedule is 7:25 a.m.–2:05 p.m. The new schedule will go into effect in fall 2018, giving parents, students and staff more than a year to adjust schedules and make plans for the 2018-19 school year.

    To view the 2018-2019 start times for all schools, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes.

    Current program offerings will remain in place in all schools, and in the coming months schools will determine how to structure before- and after-school programs. At the April 25 School Board meeting, the Board asked for a mid-year planning report in advance of the 2018-19 school year, and it committed to reviewing start times every three years as required by policy. 

     
    Upcoming STEAM Field Trips fieldtrip  
     
    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. 
     
    The " Wildcrafting" STEAM class is going on a fishing outing! The trip will be to Long Lake fishing pier on Thursday, May 18. On this day, students may bring their own fishing supplies to school if they can be dropped off. I can hold on to fishing supplies during the day to assure that they are safe until we use them in the afternoon. I will provide bait for students.  Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood in time for the regular bus routes. The field trip is FREE and part of the curriculum so students are expected to attend. Please turn in permission forms to Mr. Johnson by Friday, May 12. A copy of the permission form can be found here

    This trip will be outdoors!  Please dress accordingly.

     

    STEAM Ahead to SUMMER!  train
     
    We are now accepting registrations for Mounds View Schools Community Education Summer Camps. Brochures are available at Edgewood in the Front Office and Student Services. Community Ed is 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.  

    Registrations are accepted online or by mail only. 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.

     
    After-School Sports    track  tennis flag football lacrosse

    Here is the Lacrosse game schedule. Players must provide their own transportation to away games. 

    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 8
    Quidditch Practice- Lower Field
    Boys Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Track Practice- Track Field
     
    Tuesday, May 9
    Flag Football Practice- Lower Field
    Girls Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Track Practice- Track Field
     
    Wednesday, May 10
    Boys Tennis Match @ Edgewood Middle School
    Track Practice- Track Field
     
    Thursday, May 11
    Flag Football Game @ Edgewood Middle School 
    Girls Tennis Match @ Edgewood Middle School
    Track Meet Irondale High School
     
    Student Activity Bulletin bulletin
                
    A copy of the Student Activity Bulletin can be found here. 
     
     
    After School Activities
     
    Edgewood's Gay-Straight Alliance will meet after school on Tuesday, May 9, in Room 109. Come to our first meeting to talk about issues related to the LGBT community!
     
     
    DONATION CORNER
     
     
     

    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
     
     
     
    Swing Dance  swing
     
    Please join us for the 3rd annual Swing Dance on TONIGHT, 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.​
     
     
     
    Track and Field Clinic  track
     
    The Irondale Track and Field teams will be hosting a Track and Field Clinic open to all students in grades 3-8 on Saturday, May 6, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at Irondale's Wendt Stadium. There is a $10 fee per individual/$15 cap per family for this clinic (t-shirts, ribbons and a light lunch will be provided to each participant).
     
    The clinic will be conducted by the Irondale Track teams who will be on hand to provide tips on how to improve your track skills and what it is like to be a high school athlete. Clinic participants will be able to spend time in each of the following areas: long jump, shot put, sprinting, triple jump, starting blocks, stretching, high jump, hurdles, relays and distance.
     
    Register for this clinic ASAP by e-mailing thomas.rodefeld@moundsviewschools.org. Be sure to include your name, school, grade, e-mail, phone, and t-shirt size.
     
     
    9th Grade Info Night calendar
      

    All fall of 2017 incoming 9th grade Irondale students and parents, please join us at Irondale High School on Wednesday, May 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for an event to celebrate the start of your high school career. At this event you will have the opportunity to...

     

    • Meet your Dean (15 min. Sessions at 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, & 7:30 p.m.)

    • Sign Up for your 4-Year Planning Meeting

    • Take a tour of the building with a current Irondale student

    • Explore options to get connected at the Fall Activities Fair/Meet Coaches and Advisors

    • Confirm the activiation of your ParentVue and StudentVue Accounts

    • Commemorate the day with a photo-op on the Irondale Red Carpet

     
    We look forward to see our Newest Knights soon!
     
     
    KnightKrawler Robotics at World Champs  steamworks
     

    Congratulations to irondale's KnightKrawler Robotics who finished as semi-finalists in the Carson Division at World Champs in St. Louis, MO, April 26-29. KnightKrawler will finish off their season on Saturday, May 20, at the MSHSL Championship at Mariucci Arena at the U of M. The event is FREE. Stop by and cheer them on!

     
     
    Irondale Athlete Summer Strength and Speed  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
       
     
    Table Top Game Festival  games
     
    The end of the year Spring Table Top Game Festival will be held Friday, May 5, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Mounds View High School. The Open Gaming Library will be available or bring your own. The end of the season tournaments will be RISK, Double Bug House Team Chess (2-player teams), and Youth Magic the Gathering. Event details and registration are now online at: http://www.csgame.org/event/spring-board-game-festival-bughouse-chess-risk-tournaments-open-gaming-mounds-view-high-school-commons/. 
     
     

    Mountain Bike Racing  mountain bike

     

    Do you enjoy the outdoors?  Competing?  Being part of team?  Join us Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Roseville Area High School Media Center (1240 County Rd B2, Roseville) for a pre-season Mountain Bike Racing Meeting.  This is open to all students grades 7-12.  For more information, see the attached flyer.

     
     
    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
     
     
     
    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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