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    "Someday, everything will make perfect sense. so for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason."
    - Unknown

     
     
    NEW NEWS
     
     
     
     
    no school  Reminder
     
    Just a friendly reminder that there is no school on Friday, May 19
     
     
    Please Fill Out Our Survey!  survey monkey
     
    Please fill out our annual survey here to let us know how we are doing.  Please complete it by Friday, May 19.  
     
     
    Upcoming Music Concerts  music
     
    Tuesday, May 23: Edgwood 6th Grade Choir & SS/PW/6th Grade Band
     
    Thursday, May 25: Edgewood 7th & 8th Grade Band
     
    Tuesday, May 30: Edgewood 7th & 8th Grade Choir
     
    Thursday, June 1: Edgewood 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra @ Bethel University's Great Benson Hall. The concert will feature music from around the world and end with a finale featuring a full symphony piece. Students should arrive at Bethel at 6:20 p.m. 
     
    After all concerts listed above, Ralph Reeder Snack Pack reps will be here selling Culver's Custard in the cafeteria to help support the Snack Pack Program. Treat your talented student (and others!) to yummy custard and support a wonderful cause all at once!   
     
     
    Edgewood Fall Musical   shrek
      
    The Edgewood Drama Department is excited to announce that we will be performing "Shrek the Musical, Jr." next November 9, 10, & 11, 2017. We will be having an informational meeting for kids on Tuesday, May 30, after school for anyone interested in being in the production or helping behind the scenes.  Kids will be able to get script pages to practice over the summer for auditions next Fall.  Come and find out if being involved with an Edgewood musical would be fun for you! 
     
     
     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!  

     
     
    School Forest Activity with Elementary Students
     
    On Friday, May 26, 5th grade classes from Sunnyside and Pinewood will be traveling to Edgewood's school forest to explore the outdoors, learn about ecosystems, remove invasive species and help plant trees! There will be a variety of stations set up throughout the forest that will be run by volunteers from the DNR, teachers, and Edgewood students! This is a very exciting opportunity for the 5th graders to participate in service learning, learn about the forest and about their new school for next year! 
     
     
    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. A very special THANK YOU to EPAT for your contribution to the FREE fun day we have planned for the students!
     
    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.  
     
     
    Upcoming STEAM Field Trips fieldtrip  
     
    The "1000 Paper Cranes" STEAM Class is taking a field trip on Thursday, May 18. They 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. 
     
    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 ASAP. 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 15
    Quidditch Practice- Lower Field
    Boys Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Track Practice- Track Field
     
    Tuesday, May 16
    Flag Football Practice- Lower Field
    Girls Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Track Practice- Track Field
     
    Wednesday, May 17
    Boys Tennis Practice - Tennis Court
    Track Practice- Track Field
     
    Thursday, May 18
    Flag Football Practice - Lower Field
    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
     
     
     

    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
     
     
     
     
    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 MSHSL Championship  steamworks
     

    Irondale's KnightKrawler Robotics team has qualified for this year's MSHSL Robotics Championship on  Saturday, May 20, at Mariucci Arena on the U of M Campus. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:15 a.m. followed by qualification matches and play-off rounds beginning at 4:00 p.m. The event is FREE so 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
     
     
     


    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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