September 1, 2017NEW NEWSSchoolKidz Kits have arrived!
For those families who ordered school supplies online through SchoolKidz, they have arrived! You can pick them up in the front office tomorrow, September 1, between 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for your patience.Thank You from Edgewood StaffEdgewood staff would like to thank all the families that brought in a food item for their welcome back luncheon on Monday, August 28. The variety was amazing and the food was delicious! We very much appreciate our Edgewood families and we look forward to a wonderful year.Back to School InformationSchool 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.2017-18 general information can be found here.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.LEC InformationThis year's 7th Grade Trip to LEC will be held during the week of October 30-November 3, 2017. 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. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hollett at email@example.com.Freaky Friday EventOur 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-up2:45-4:30 p.m. Event (Gym, Ticket Sales, Food, Games, Movie Room)4:30-5:00 p.m. Clean-upIf you can help out during any of the times, please contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org and note your preferred volunteer areas.Nutrition ServicesThe 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)
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 email@example.com with any questions.Before and After-School ProgramsBefore and After-School Programs, as well as after-school busing, will begin on Monday, September 11. Most of these programs are offered FREE of charge. Some programming may begin later in the year and is subject to change so please refer to the weekly Student Activity Bulletin for updates. Information regarding available activities can be found here.Activity buses will be available Monday-Friday to all students staying after school. Students not in a program or assigned with a teacher are not eligible for activity bus transportation.Edgwood also offers many Community Ed sports opportunities throughout the year. Find out more in the AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS section below.Edgewood Chess Club registration is now open! We meet Tuesday mornings from 7-7:45 a.m. on school days beginning Tuesday, September 12. All experience levels are welcome. Use the links below to get registered.Full Year: https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/1957/fall-2017/edgewood-chess-club-full-year-sept-12-may-22-2018-grades-6-8Fall Section: https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/1958/fall-2017/edgewood-chess-club-fall-only-sept-13-dec-20-grades-6-8AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTSFall After-School SportsFall 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.EVENTS AND RESOURCESCommunity Program OfferingsIn 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.OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALEKnightKrawler Robotics FIRST FairJoin KnightKrawler for their FIRST(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Fair on Saturday, September 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Upper and Lower Gyms at Irondale High School. Learn about the FIRST Programs and meet local robotics teams from FLL (FIRST LEGO League...grades 4-8), FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge...grades 7-12), and FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition...grades 9-12). Activities include driving a robot, hands on STEAM activities, dry ice bubble maker, solar mini cars, and other activities, fun for the whole family. We hope to see you there!Marching Band Hosts MOTKPlease 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.Irondale HomecomingIrondale Homecoming is scheduled for Friday, October 6. Come cheer on the Knights as they face Henry Sibley High School at 7:00 p.m.Irondale BowlingWhat 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 participants must provide their own transportation to and from all practices and matches. If you have any questions, please contact Gerald Arel at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found here.