August 24, 2017


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    SCHOOLKIDZ Important Message from SchoolKidz

    For those families who ordered school supplies online through SchoolKidz, they have reached out to inform us that they needed to make a change to our scheduled delivery date due to a backlog in their warehouse. We expected to have the kits by Orientation but they have assured us that all orders will be delivered prior to the first day of school. As we move closer to the first day of school, we’ll provide you with a more definitive time frame of delivery. We deeply apologize for this inconvenience.

    From SchoolKidz - "We understand how important these orders are, especially at back to school time and we want to assure you that our team is diligently working to get your order out ASAP. You’re a valued customer and we want to share this update so you can make the necessary changes to your schedule to accept your order near the first day of school." 

    Back to school Welcome Back to School
    Our Back-to-School Orientation is Friday, August 25, from 7-10 a.m. and Monday, August 28, from 4-7:30 p.m. Be sure to check out the information tables for all Edgewood has to offer this year including EPAT's fall fundraiser, the Ralph Reeder Foodshelf/Snack Pack Program, and this year's fall Musical "Shrek the Musical Jr." to name a few. The Back-to-School Picnic is from 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28. For school supply lists, visit here.
    School resumes on Tuesday, September 5, for incoming 6th graders ONLY. Sixth grade parents are welcome to join Principal Penny Howard for "Coffee with the Principal" that Tuesday morning from 8-8:45 a.m. in the LMC to share any questions or concerns you might have about middle school. 
    All grades will attend classes beginning Wednesday, September 6
    Welcome back letter from staff can be found here.
    The daily schedule can be found here.
    2017-18 calendar can be found here.
    2017-18 general information can be found here.
    Phy Ed Store Reminder
    Just a reminder that Phy Ed Department clothing items can be purchased through Tuesday, August 29, with the delivery of uniforms on Friday, September 15. Laptops will also be available during Orientation so you can purchase online at that time. The on-line store can be found here. PLEASE NOTE: Students do not need to purchase official phy ed attire, they can bring their own extra set of clothes from home for gym. Any questions, please contact Breanna Peloquin at breanna.peloquin@moundsviewschools.org.
    no cellphone Edgewood Personal Device Policy
    ***PLEASE READ*** Students will be allowed to use personal devices such as cell phones before and after school, during passing time in the hallway, and during lunch time. Headphones are not to be worn (in hallways or classrooms) during the school day from 8:05 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    With the addition of more electronic devices in classrooms this year, student should no longer need to use personal devices for academic purposes. Beginning this year, students should not have devices out in classrooms during instructional time. When they enter classrooms, devices must be put away and OUT OF SIGHT.
    Devices used during this prohibited time will be turned over to the staff to be picked up in Student Services at the end of the school day (2:45 p.m.). 
    Thank you for your support in this matter. 
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    Vaccination Reminder
    Attention 7th Grade Parents! When entering 7th grade, there are new immunizations that need to be obtained. Some students have already gotten them and are in compliance with MN State Immunization Law already. If you received a letter in the mail, your student needs additional immunizations before they enter 7th grade to be in compliance. To shorten your time in lines at Orientation, please bring them to Edgewood or fax them to 651-621-6605 before Orientation, so your student can obtain their schedule right away. 
    Breakfast Nutrition Services
    The September menu is available now! Click here for menus or find them on the District app. The 2017-18 Application for Educational Benefits is now available online here. Paper applications will also be available at all schools in English and Spanish.
    2017-2018 Lunch/Breakfast Prices:
    Elementary Lunch: $2.55
    Secondary Lunch: $2.80
    1st-12th Breakfast: $1.50 (Kindergarten is free)
    Milk: $.50

    Adult Lunch:  $3.85

    Adult Breakfast:  $2.25

    Families can see their student’s Lunch Pin number when they log into their Pay Pams account at www.paypams.com or log into their ParentVUE account and click on Fee Pay.  

    Contact Heather Schmidt at 651-621-6024 or heather.schmidt@moundsviewschools.org with any questions.
    LEC Information Meetings
    Information meetings for this year's 7th Grade Trip to LEC will be held during Orientation in the LMC. Dates and times are as follows: Friday, August 25 - 8:30 & 9:30 a.m. or Monday, August 28 - 4:30, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. Please try to make one of the sessions available to receive your registration materials and answer any questions you may have about the trip. The first 100 students to turn in their registration forms will get to choose if they want to attend Trip #1 from October 30-November 1 or Trip #2 from November 1-3, 2017. More information can be found here.
    Freaky Friday Freaky Friday Event
    Our first back-to-school event is Friday, September 15, from 2:45-4:30 p.m. hosted by EPAT. The event will include music, games, food, dancing, movie and fun! EPAT is looking for volunteers to help make the event successful. Times needed for volunteers are as follows:
    1:45-2:30 p.m. Set-up
    2:45-4:30 p.m. Event (Gym, Ticket Sales, Food, Games, Movie Room)
    4:30-5:00 p.m. Clean-up
    If you can help out during any of the times, please contact Shannon at shannon.mildenberger@moundsviewschools.org and note your preferred volunteer areas.

    Fall Sports Fall After-School Sports
    Fall co-curricular activites will begin on Monday, September 11. Sports available through Community Ed will be Cross Country (practice at Irondale), Ultimate Frisbee, Boys/Girls Soccer, Boys/Girls Tennis as well as Volleyball starting up later in the fall. The registration form for these sports can be found here.

    Community Community Program Offerings
    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 in the district attendance area here.

    stem day KnightKrawler Robotics at the State Fair
    Going to the State Fair on Thursday, August 24? It's STEM Day at the Fair! Irondale's KnighKrawler Robotics will be there with "The Green Machine" from Edina and Technocats from Hopkins. Catch Robotics teams each day of the Fair at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. in the Education Building. 
    MOTK Marching Band at the State Fair/MOTK
    Irondale's Marching Band will be in the State Fair parade on Friday, August 25. Be sure to check them out if you are there! Also, please join Marching Band for their 25th Anniversary "Music of the Knight"  Premier Competition on Saturday, September 30, at 5:00 p.m. at Irondale High School. Tickets will be available at the door. 
    Football Irondale Homecoming
    Irondale Homecoming is scheduled for Friday, October 6. Come cheer on the Knights as they face Henry Sibley High School at 7:00 p.m.
    Bowling Irondale Bowling
    What has 10 pins and you throw a ball? If you guessed bowling, you're correct! Irondale High School has a coed bowling team and grades 7-12 are welcome to join the team. We meet at The Mermaid on Mondays at 3:00 p.m., with the exception of Tuesday after Labor Day. Competitions are held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. beginning in September at area Bowling Centers. The Irondale Bowling Team competes in the Minnesota State High School League. The season wraps up in mid-November, unless State tournament berth is won. State is held in early December. All partipants must provide their own transportation to and from all practices and matches. If you have any questions, please contact Gerald Arel at gta1958@msn.com. More information can be found here.

    soup Welcome Back Luncheon for Staff
    EPAT would like to host a Welcome Back Luncheon for staff on Monday, August 28, beginning at 11:00 a.m. If you are willing to donate an item for our staff luncheon, please sign up here. Food items can be dropped off in the office anytime between 7:00 & 11:45 a.m. on Monday. Thank you for your consideration. 
    EPAT EPAT Meeting Dates
    Please join us anytime for our EPAT meetings. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and are held in the front office conference room with the exception of September 25, which will be in the LMC, as we will have a guest speaker from the District to talk about this fall's school bond proposal. This year's dates are below: 
    Monday, September 25 (LMC)
    Monday, November 13 (Front Office Conference Room)
    Monday, February 5 (Front Office Conference Room)
    Monday, April 16 (Front Office Conference Room)
     Cherrydale EPAT Fall Fundraiser
    Last year's fundraiser was so successful, we are again offering Frozen Cookie Dough, Candles and other products through Cherrydale, a local Minnesota company. The fundraiser will begin on Monday, September 11, when packets will be sent home with students. Money and order forms are due back to school on Tuesday, September 26, and order pick-up is Thursday, October 26. Try out a free sample of cookies at our upcoming Back-to School Orientation dates. The money raised from the fundraiser provides supplemental resource to enrich the education of all students at Edgewood thoughout the year. More information about the fundraiser can be found here.
    Support Edgewood
    You can support Edgewood by participating in the below fundraisers year-round: 
    FPI 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 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.
    Thank you for your support!

    Phy Ed
    Show Your School Spirit
    District and school spiritwear is now available online. Edgewood has two sites this year that you can choose from for spiritwear, one through Athletic Outfitters or one through the District. Click here for Edgewood spiritwear through Athletic Outfitters and enter the password edgewoodms. Any questions regarding the online stores can be directed to Renee at renee.gimm@moundsviewschools.org.
    Click here for Edgewood spiritwear through the District. Other
    Mounds View Public Schools spiritwear is available here.    

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