April 13, 2018 



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    "One has to be grown-up enough to realize that life is not fair.

    Just do the best you can in the situation you're in."


    sotm Students of the Month
    Congratulations the following Students of the Month for March: 
    6th Grade - Dylan Chapman, Yarely Figueroa Silva, Jasmine Nimis, Tenzin Tharcin, Quinn Thode, Milkessa Uli, Hana Weegman, and Cashen Wood.
    7th Grade - Emily Ellingson, Olivia Haugen, Khadija Kbaitat, Maribel Perez, Arnou Thammarak, and Arrion Ware.
    8th Grade - Kena Backman, Caden Baker, Eric Hernandez Martinez, Damianna Ladoucer-Jurgens, Stephanie Lee, and Jordan Tieh. 
    EPAT EPAT Meeting
    Due to school cancellations, our last EPAT meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, April 23. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and be held in the front office conference room. We will be looking for volunteers to help with the May Staff Celebration Breakfast on Wednesday morning, May 2We look forward to having you!
    bookshelf Book Donations Needed
    The Edgewood Library is looking for any used middle school level books for our free book shelf, since our shelves are starting to dwindle! If you have any books you would like to donate, we would greatly appreciate it. We are looking mostly for more recent titles. Questions, please contact Elizabeth at elizabeth.johnson@moundsviewschools.org. Thank you!

    Yearbook Yearbook Information

    The online yearbook store has been closed. A limited supply of yearbooks will be available for sale at $20 each on Celebration Day, on Wednesday, June 6. Eighth graders will have first dibs, then seventh graders and, lastly, sixth graders. Please be sure to bring your money on Celebration Day if you want a yearbook!


    April's lunch menu can be found here.
    testing Map & MCA Testing
    Please note the rest of the MCA testing dates below. During these times, please make sure that your student gets plenty of sleep and gets a nutritious breakfast to start their day. Thank you for your support!
    MAP Reading: Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20
    MCA Math: Monday, April 23 - Friday, April 27
    MCA Science: Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4
    MAP Math: Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 18
     academic excellence Academic Excellence
    The Academic Excellence Breakfast for 6th graders will be on Thursday morning, May 3, and for 7th graders on Friday morning, May 4. Both breakfasts will be held from 7:00-7:30 a.m. The 8th graders will be honored at our Academic Excellence Ceremony on Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. If your student is eligible for the award, you will receive a letter in the mail the week of Monday, April 24. We look forward to celebrating with you and your student. 
    NOTE: Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.66-4.0 for the first three quarters are eligible for the Academic Excellence Award. 
    field trip Field Trips
    The "Big River Journey" and "Photography" STEAM Classes will be taking a field trip to the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam on Friday, April 20. 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. If you have any questions or would like to chaperone, please contact Ms. Dodor or Ms. Solheim for Big River Journey or Ms. Kourajian or Ms. Thompson for Photography. 
    The "1000 Paper Cranes" STEAM class will be going on a field trip on Friday, April 27, to a 4th grade classroom at Sunnyside Elementary. During that time students will have a chance to teach the 4th graders how to make one or two pieces of origami of their choice. We will return to Edgewood in time for the regular 2:45 p.m. bus. 
    The "Edgewood Engineers" STEAM class will be taking a field trip to the Irondale AP Physics lab on Friday, April 27. During this trip, Edgewood students will get a tour of the lab, and will be teamed up with High School students to compete in a variety of engineering challenges. We will be returning to Edgewood at 4:00, so all students will need to have transportation arranged. Students may walk home, get a ride from a parent/ guardian, or take the activity bus. 
    class field trip 7th Grade Class Field Trip
    Seventh Grade students have studied the Holocaust in Perspectives and as an extension of their learning, we have planned an all-grade level field trip to see the production of The Diary of Anne Frank at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul on Tuesday, May 1. We will leave Edgewood at 9:00 a.m. and return at approximately 1:00 p.m.  Students will eat a late lunch in the cafeteria when we return. There is NO COST to students for this trip! However, there will be concessions during intermission if students would like a treat.

    We are also looking for parent chaperones. If you are interested in chaperoning or have any questions, please contact Darcy LaPanta at 651.621.6640 or darcy.lapanta@moundsviewschools.org. We look forward to a fabulous day!  


    mark your calendar Edgewood BOGO Book Fair

    The Spring Book BOGO Fair will be the week of May 14-18.  Watch for more information on book fair hours coming soon. If you'd like to volunteer for a shift, please contact Ms. Johnson at elizabeth.johnson@moundsviewschools.org.

    schedule change  Plan Ahead for Next Year's Schedule

    In spring 2017, the School Board approved start time changes that go into effect for all schools starting this fall. Edgewood's new schdedule can be found here.

    To download a 2018-19 daily schedule for any school, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes.




    Summer Orchestra
    Mark your calendars! Students who are currently enrolled in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to participate in the District 621 Summer Orchestra program. The dates are July 9-August 2, Mondays-Thursdays. Classes are 50 minutes and they are scheduled at various locations across the district, starting as early as 7:00 a.m. or as late as 7:00 p.m. Current 6th and 7th grade students can participate in the Middle School Camp, July 23-27.
    The online registration window now open for students who are currently in grades 4-7. Families can access the online registration form by logging into ParentVue and then clicking on FeePay. The online registration window will close on May 1.
    Current 3rd grade students or any older beginning orchestra students will register at one of our spring registration nights:
    • Tuesday, May 8 - 5:00-6:30 p.m., Turtle Lake gymnasium
    • Wednesday, May 9 - 5:00-6:30 p.m., Island Lake gymnasium
    • Monday, May 15 - 5:00-6:30 p.m., Irondale High School cafeteria
    Click here to access more details on the District 621 Summer Orchestra website.

    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 April 16, 2018

    MONDAY, April 16 (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)
    • 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)
    • STRIPES - Room 5  3:00-4:00
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #47)

    TUESDAY, April 17 (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)
    • 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 in 3, 6/8th Grade in 110)
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 18  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #47)

    WEDNESDAY, April 18 (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
    • 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 Room  3:00-4:00
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #47)

    THURSDAY, April 19 (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)
    • 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)

    FRIDAY, April 20 (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)
    • 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.

    spring sports Due to the weather, spring sports will now run from Monday, April 23, to Thursday, May 24. Sports include Flag Football, Tennis, Track and Quidditch. You can register online here. Fees will be reduced to :
    Track - $80
    Tennis - $40
    Flag Football - $40
    Quidditch - $20 
    If you've already registered, you will be refunded that first week through Community Ed. 

    community meal Community Meals
    The April Community Meal Calendar can be found 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. 
    comm ed Community Ed Brochures
    Community Ed Brochures are on their way to middle schools and high schools. This year we are extending many of our STEM activities to include students in grades 6-9. As always all of the athletic camps will be listed in the brochure as well. If students are registered by May 15 parents save $10 on each registrationParents and students are encouraged to view the brochure and register online at:




    marching band Marching Knights - Rescheduled Date

    Join us for Information & Registration Night in the Irondale cafeteria on RESCHEDULED DATE: Monday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. The Marching Knights is open to all current 8th-11th grade students across the school district. You need not be a current band student to find a role within the program. The season is starting up soon - first practice will be on Saturday, May 5.

    Questions?? Contact recruitment co-chairs Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas at niedf001@umn.edu or 763-438-3987 or Alicia Graf at dagraf@comcast.net or 651-270-9452.


     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 23.
    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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