February 9, 2018 



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    "Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.

    Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less."

    —Marie Curie

    sick Influenza Absences
    The following information will help you prevent the spread of influenza as well as help you determine when your child should stay home from school.

    What is influenza?
    Influenza is an upper respiratory infection. Symptoms typically come on quickly and include fever over 100 degrees, headache, fatigue, sore throat, cough, and body aches. It is sometimes confused with the “stomach flu,” but influenza is not generally associated with vomiting and diarrhea.

    How can we help minimize the spread?

    • Clean your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve.
    • Do not share drinking cups or straws.
    • Clean commonly touched surfaces often (door knobs, refrigerator handles, phones, water faucets).
    • Keep students home from school if they are showing symptoms.
    • Get vaccinated.

    If your child becomes ill…

    • Please keep your student home from school if he or she is showing symptoms.
    • Students should remain home until 24 hours after their fever is gone without fever-reducing medication, such as Tylenol or Advil, and they are feeling well enough to participate in school.
    • If you are reporting your child’s absence due to illness, please leave information on the attendance line regarding symptoms (fever, sore throat, cough, body aches) to help us keep accurate records.
    • Contact your child's health care provider if your child has asthma or other chronic condition and is developing influenza-like symptoms.

    Just a friendly reminder that if your child will be out ill or for any other reason, PLEASE call the 24-hour Attendance Line directly at 651-621-6601 and leave any pertinent information regarding your child's absence. 

    For more information, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/ healthservices.


    construction Construction News
    Thanks to support from voters, Edgewood is preparing to add much-needed space to its facility. With 12 facility expansions to manage, the District is taking a multi-year, phased approach to construction at each site. For Edgewood, this means a nearly three-year project from start to finish.

    Design                                    Construction                                Completion

    Winter – Summer 2018           Fall 2018 – Summer 2020             Fall 2021

    With additional construction in Summer 2021



    quiz bowl Quiz Bowl Meet at Edgewood

    On Saturday, February 17, Edgewood's Quiz Bowl Team will host the "Entirely Raucous Academic Learning Decathlon" in the cafeteria. The event is FREE to spectators and will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a lunch break from 12:30-1:30 and ending with the awards presentation at 3:30 p.m. Concessions will be available in the cafeteria. Proceeds will go to support the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf. 

    boy smiling Picture Day is Coming!
    Spring Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, at Edgewood. Picture order forms are available outside of Student Services. Money and order forms should be returned on picture day. Any questions, call LifeTouch at 1-866-955-8342.  

     unity Unity Event Today
    We would like to cordially invite you to join us at this year's Unity Event TODAY, February 9, 2018, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. The Unity Event is FREE and is all about celebrating the diversity in our building so during this time you will have opportunities to learn about different cultures! Students can visit tables in the Heritage Hall and complete passports to be entered in a raffle at the end to win Beats Wireless Headphones by Dr. Dre.  We will also have ticket stations so be sure to bring MONEY! The stations will include: Pie-A-Teacher, Pop Ring Toss, Basketball Shot, Soccer Kick, Pringle Challenge, Karaoke, Concessions and more!!!  You better make plans to come and wear any cultural clothing if you have it because it’s going to be CELEBRATION!!!
    phy ed Clothing Donations Needed
    The Phy Ed Department is looking for phy ed clothing donations for both male and female students. Donations needed include swimwear, t-shirts, athletic shorts, sweatpants, leggings, and athletic shoes (size 9 or larger) with shoelaces to give out to students in need. If you have any of the above items that your students have outgrown, we'd love to take them off your hands. 
    reminder After-School Pick-up
    As a reminder, for the safety and security of all, students must either exit the building or be in a supervised after-school program at the end of the regular school day. If you pick up your student and cannot get here in time for the 2:45 p.m. release, students waiting for a ride must find a program to attend until their ride arrives. Thank you for your help in maintaining a safe school environment.
     ear buds Ear Bud Reminder
    As we come to the middle of the school year, we'd like to remind all students and families that with the increase of technology use in our school, ear buds and/or headphones have become a necessary basic school supply and - similar to pencils - are something used every day in classrooms. Please check in with your Edgewood student to make sure that he or she still has working headphones or ear buds that can be left at school. If your student is in need of an extra pair of ear buds for class, Edgewood does have a vending machine available in the sixth grade hallway with ear buds for $1.50 each. (Please note: vending machine accepts quarters only.

    Thank you for all the support you give your students and our school!  


    yearbook Order Your Yearbook TODAY!

    If you have not ordered your yearbook as of yet, you can do so online at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM, code #10712918. Yearbook packages range from $21.50 for soft cover to $27.00 for hard cover books with accessories. Yearbooks are available to order online ONLY until April 1, 2018 

    before after school Before and After-School Programs
    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. 
    Week of February 12, 2018

    MONDAY, February 12 (B  Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  7:00-7:55
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:30–7:55
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:45-3:00
    • American Indian Club - Choir Room  3:00-4:00
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Girls Basketball Practice - Gym  3:00-4:00
    • Homework Help Center – Room 12  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Quiz Bowl - Room 16  3:00-4:00
    • Reading Zone – Room 114  3:00-4:00
    • Robotics Club - Room 40  3:00-4:00
    • Science Zone - Room 110/112  3:00-4:00  (8th Grade in 110, 6th Grade in 112 ONLY)
    • Ski & Snowboarding @ Afton Alps  3:00-9:30
    • STRIPES - Room 5  3:00-4:00
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #47)

    TUESDAY, February 13 (A Day)

    • Chess Club - Room 106  7:00-7:45
    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  7:00-7:55
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:30–7:55
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:45-3:00
    • Boys Basketball Practice - Gym  3:00-4:00
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Girls Ensemble - Choir Room  3:00-4:00
    • Reading Zone – Room 114  3:00-4:00
    • Robotics Club - Room 40  3:00-4:00
    • Science Zone - Room 10  3:00-4:00  (7th Grade ONLY)
    • Ski & Snowboarding @ Afton Alps  3:00-9:30
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 18  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #47)

    WEDNESDAY, February 14 (A Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  7:00-7:55
    • Jazz Band - Band Room  7:00-7:55
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:30–7:55
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:45-3:00
    • Adventure Club - Room 40  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Amazon Club - Room 3  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Culture Crew - Room 234  3:00-4:00
    • Drawing Club - Room 4  3:00-4:00
    • Girls Basketball Game @ Edgewood  3:45-5:00
    • Quiz Bowl - Room 16  3:00-4:00
    • Reading Zone – Room 114  3:00-4:00
    • Science Zone - Room 10/112  3:00-4:00  (8th Grade in 10, 6th Grade in 112 ONLY)
    • Strategic Gaming Club - Cafeteria  3:00-4:00
    • STRIPES - Room 5  3:00-4:00
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #47)

    THURSDAY, February 15 (Odd Block B Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  7:00-7:55
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:30–7:55
    • Girls Ensemble - Choir Room  7:15-7:45 a.m.
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:45-3:00
    • Boys Basketball Game @ Highview  3:45-5:30
    • Chamber Orchestra - Orchestra Room  3:00-4:00
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Creative Build Club - Room 9  3:00-4:00
    • Reading Zone – Room 114  3:00-4:00
    • Science Zone - Room 10  3:00-4:00  (7th Grade ONLY)
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 18  3:00-4:00
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #47)
    • Yearbook Club -  Room 12  3:00-4:00

    FRIDAY, February 16 (Even Block B Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  7:00-7:55
    • Jazz Band - Band Room  7:00-7:55
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:30–7:55
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:45-3:00
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Eagle Leaders Club - Room 109  3:00-4:00
    • GSA Club - Room 16  3:00-4:00
    • Open Gym @ MVCC  3:00-4:00  (Take Bus #89)
    • Science Zone - Room 5  3:00-4:00   (Must Sign Up)
      *Activities are subject to change, please listen for daily announcements.

    Click here to register online for any Winter SportsClick here to print out a registration form. 
    basketball Girls and Boys Basketball
    The Boys and Girls Basketball programs will run through Wednesday, February 14. Transportation is provided to and from all games. 
    The Basketball schedule is below: 
    Monday, February 12: Girls Basketball Practice
    Tuesday, February 13: Boys Basketball Practice
    Wednesday, February 14: Girls Basketball Game @ Edgewood Middle School
    Thursday, February 15: Boys Basketball Game @ Highview Middle School 
    PLEASE NOTE: For the Girls Basketball Game at Edgewood on Wednesday, February 14, due to limited space, student spectators will only be allowed if accompanied by an adult. 
    danceline Dance Team 101
    This fun 5-week series will help dancers improve their technique, stamina, and ability to pick up new choreography. We will spend time identifying and strengthening the muscle groups that help dancers perform impressive skills like kicks, leaps, and turns, as well as learning exercises that help dancers improve their overall technique. Dancers will practice many fun routines, in a variety of different styles, to help improve their stamina and the part of the brain that learns new choreography! This series is perfect for dancers who might want to try out for the High school dance teams. Dance Team 101 will begin Monday, February 26, and run through Wednesday, April 4. Click here to register online.  
    floor hockey Floor Hockey
    Floor Hockey will begin Tuesday, February 27, and will run through Thursday, April 5. All students grades 6 - 8 are encouraged to play Floor Hockey. No experience is needed. Emphasis is placed on skill development, participation, team work and good sportsmanship. Students will receive equal playing time during practices and competitions. Parents are invited to come to competitions and support their students. Transportation will be provided to and from all games. Click here to register online. A schedule can be found here
    ski lift After-School Ski and Snowboard Program
    The After-School Ski and Snowboard Program will run through Tuesday, March 6, due to the Snow Day Cancellations January 22-23.
    The ski and snowboard program runs Mondays and Tuesdays, weather permitting. Buses will depart after school and arrive back to their respective schools by 9:30 p.m. Students must ride the motorcoach bus both ways. Students may not be dropped off or picked up from the ski area - NO EXCEPTIONS!  
    Cold Weather Cancellations: When the National Weather Service's noon forecast predicts temperatures at -20F (actual temp or wind chill) or colder for the afternoon and evening and/or bus company, Washington & Chisago County Sheriff or ski area reports unsafe conditions, the ski program will be cancelled that day and rescheduled for the end of the session.  For updated information, call the Ski Hotline at 651-621-7484 after noon on the day in question.

    mn foodshare Minnesota FoodShare 2018
    March is Minnesota FoodShare month. A percentage of all donations received during the month of March and through April 9 will be matched by Minnesota Foodshare!  Even a little donation can make a big difference. A $1.00 gift can provide up to $8.00 worth of groceries to families in need! Watch for more information on how to help Edgewood support this program. 
    community meal Community Meals
    The Community Meal Schedule for February is here.  

    softball MVHS Softball Youth Clinic

    Join the Mounds View High School Softball coaches and players for a comprehensive Youth Softball Clinic for grades 3 through 8. The clinic will teach players the skills and drills that the high school coaches are looking for, and help prepare players for Spring tryouts! 

    Two Saturday dates, February 10 and February 24, remain to prepare for the upcoming MVSA (and other teams) tryouts! (Cost has been pro-rated through online registration to cover the remaining two dates.)

    All players will work on offensive and defensive skills from 1-3 p.m. each Saturday. Pitchers and catchers will have a dedicated time from 3-4 p.m. (additional cost). Find details AND register online: www.moundsviewschools.org/mvsoftball. Please contact Booster President, Alyson Whalen, at mvhsfastpitch@gmail.com with any questions.



    daddy daughter dance
    2nd Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance
    The Mounds View Police Department presents their 2nd Annual Daddy/Daughter (Grandpas, Uncles, etc.) Dance on Wednesday, February 28, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Mounds View Community Center. Cost is $25 per couple/$10 each additional child. Tickets are available here. Can't afford tickets, we may be able to help. Contact Pinewood Elementary at 651-621-7500 or Mounds View Police Foundation at moundsviewpolicefoundation@gmail.com

    ski Family Ski Nights

    Family Ski Nights are back at Afton Alps! 

    District families, friends and staff members are invited to join us for another season of Family Ski Nights at Afton Alps. The dates for the remainder of the 2017-18 season are: February 18 and March 4. Take advantage of these special rates on lift tickets and rental.  

    You must register for this event. More information regardng cost/registration can be found here.  

    okeedokee Music at Mounds View

    Tickets are on sale now for the next concert in the Music at Mounds View series. The Okee Dokee Brothers will perform on Sunday afternoon, April 15, at 2:00 p.m.

    As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative.
    Tickets can be purchased here.
    Mounds View Public Schools and the Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC) invite all parents to attend our Celebrate Success - Post Secondary Planning Meeting on Thursday, April 26, from 6:45 - 8:15 p.m. at the Mounds View Public Schools District Center (4570 Victoria Street N, Shoreview). Celebrate Success is an annual event where a panel of past and present students, who have or are receiving special education services, share their post-secondary plans and aspirations and experiences in K - 12 education. 
    concordia Language Village Weekends

    Mounds View Public Schools Middle School trip to Concordia Language Villages!

    Open to: All middle school Spanish students from Highview,  Chippewa, and Edgewood

    Where: Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

    Dates: May 10th-13th (Thursday-Sunday)

    Cost: $320/student (this includes programming, bussing, all meals and lodging) $50 non refundable deposit due at sign up.  Final payment due in March.

    There are 50 spots available for the three middle schools. Waitlist available.

    Registration: Online here.  

    Village Weekends provide a fun and unique language and cultural immersion experience for students. This Spanish language and cultural immersion takes place at El Lago del Bosque, Concordia’s architecturally authentic site on Turtle River Lake in Bemidji, MN.

    The mission of Concordia Language Villages is to prepare young people for responsible citizenship in our global community. Immersed in another language and culture, students gain a deeper perspective of the world through activities and sports, games, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, authentic meals and conversation with fluent speakers of the language. Concordia Language Villages celebrates diversity, unity, peace, stewardship and justice. Students return to their home classrooms energized and increasingly motivated to actively engage in language learning.

    Students’ understanding can improve dramatically during a Village Weekend and encourage their enthusiasm for language learning. Students have continuous opportunities to use their present language skills at any level and develop a higher level of proficiency during fast-moving, activity-filled weekends. Meals are culturally authentic and are often named in evaluations as one of the best parts of the program.

    Please visit ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org to learn more. We look forward to welcoming your child soon to a Village Weekend at Concordia Language Villages.

    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. 

     consent Middle School Registration/Consent Form

    Seventh and eighth grade athletes who wish to participate on an Irondale High School sports team will register online. Before you begin your online registration, approval must be obtained from the middle school principal or dean, the high school principal, activities director and coach. In addition, signatures from both student and parent/guardian are also required. Please complete the following consent form and deliver to the high school activities office before you begin the online registration:

    Middle School consent form (required for 7th and 8th grade only).   


    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. The last meeting of the school year is  
    Monday, April 16.
    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!

     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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