February 23, 2018 



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    "Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best."

    - H. Jackson Brown

    nasp Talking to Kids About Violence
    Families and school personnel play a critical role in helping to reestablish a sense of normalcy and security for children after an act of violence occurs. Follow these key reminders and visit www.nasponline.org/children-and-violence to learn more. Here are tips for parents and teachers to talk to children about violence. Here is a spanish version. 
    check mark 3rd Quarter Checkpoint
    Monday, February 26, is the mid-point of Quarter 3. This is a good time to check your students progress via ParentVUE to see how he/she is doing. If you have not activitated your ParentVUE account or have any problems logging in, please contact Amy Wilson at amy.wilson@moundsviewschools.org
    orchestra MNSOTA Tier 1 Orchestra Festival
    The annual MNSOTA Tier 1 Middle School Orchestra Festival is coming up this Monday, February 26. Our 8th grade orchestra students will perform with other middle schools from around the state in Stillwater. 
    mark your calendar Parent Communication Night
    Edgewood's last Parent Communication Night of the school year is this Thursday, March 1, from 4:30-8:00 p.m. These teacher meetings will not be scheduled but will be offered on a first-come, first serve basis. Teachers will be in their rooms - you may choose which teachers you wish to meet with when you arrive at Edgewood. Please limit your time to 5-7 minutes per teacher. If more time is needed to discuss any concerns, we encourage you to set up a separate appointment with that teacher for another time. Students are asked to attend with their parents. We hope to see you there! 
    During the Parent Communication Night, we will be collecting donations for the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf and Minnesota FoodShare Month. Please bring a non-perishable food item or make a monetary donation to our cause. We thank you for your support. 
    February's lunch menu can be found here.

     field trip Upcoming STEAM Field Trips
    The "Big River Journey" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip to the Fridley Water Treatment Plant on Friday, March 2. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m.  This field trip is FREE for all students as part of our STEAM program. Any questions, please contact Ms. Dodor or Ms. Solheim. Permission forms should be turned in ASAP. A copy can be found here.
    The "Make It Organic" STEAM class will take a field trip on Friday, March 2, to the Como Zoo Park and Conservatory.  We will leave at 1:16 p.m. and return by 2:45 p.m. in time for the regular after school buses.  This field trip is FREE for all students and a great opportunity to see and learn about more exotic, organic plants and flowers. 


    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.  


    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.  

    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. 
    Swim Club is starting back up on Wednesdays until the end of February. Students need to sign up in Student Services between 7:45-2:45 each day
    Week of March 5, 2018

    MONDAY, February 26 (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)
    • Dance 101 - 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 27 (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
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Floor Hockey Practice - Gym  3:00-4:00
    • Girls Ensemble - Choir Room  3:00-4:00
    • Reading Zone – Room 114  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 28 (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
    • Dance 101 - Gym  3:00-4:00
    • Drawing Club - Room 4  3:00-4:00
    • 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
    • Swim Club - Pool  3:00-4:00
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #47)

    THURSDAY, March 1 (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
    • 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
    • Floor Hockey Practice - Gym  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, March 2 (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)
    • Robotics Club - Room 40  3:00-4:00
    • 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 Sports or click here to print out a registration form. Swimming will begin Monday, March 5
    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 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.  
    chalkboard capers Chalkboard Capers
    Chalkboard Capers is a musical variety show written, produced and performed by members of Mounds View Public Schools. Through this program, we are able to grant scholarships to graduating seniors. The show will take place at Irondale High School's Auditorium on the dates/times below:
    Wednesday, April 4, at 5:15 p.m.
    Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, April 7, at 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
    For tickets, contact Sharon at sharon.kjellberg@moundsviewschools.org.

    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 last date for the 2017-18 season is Sunday, March 4. Take advantage of these special rates on lift tickets and rental.  

    You must register for this event. More information regarding 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. 


    acting Winter One-Act Showcase

    Join us for the Winter One-Act Showcase where students have written and directed a series of plays, music, and dance pieces. Performances are Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 4, at 1:00 p.m.  

    There are two different performances: Thursday and Saturday are Set 1 and Friday and Sunday are Set 2.


    tennis Irondale Boys Tennis
    The Irondale Boys Tennis Team is looking for 7th & 8th grade boys who are interested in joining the tennis team this spring. The season starts Monday, March 26, and finishes mid-May. The team practices at Irondale Monday-Friday from 3:00-4:30 p.m. and matches start in April. Interested in joining or need more information? Please contact Assistant Coach Torvi at chris.torvi@moundsviewschools.org
    lacrosse Irondale Boys LaCrosse

    Seventh and eighth grade boys interested in playing lacrosse this spring can join the Irondale High School Boys Lacrosse Team. The season starts Monday, April 2, and finishes the end of May. The team practices at Irondale High School Monday-Friday from 3-5:30 p.m. Transportation is provided to the practices. Any questions regarding Irondale Boys Lacrosse, contact Head ?Coach Burness at eric.burtness@moundviewschools.org.



     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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