May 4, 2018 



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    EPAT Thank You!
    Thank you to all families who donated food or raffle items for our Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday morning. We are so grateful for the amazing support of our school community! Also, thank you to former Edgewood student Sam Parlin for supplying the beautiful guitar music during our breakfast. 
    star student Students of the Month
    Congratulations to the following Students of the Month for the month of April:
    6th Grade - Manuel Hernandez-Navarro, Camden Hole, Afnaan Jama, Maria Poveda Alvarez, Anais Rodriguez, and Sophia Schwappach.
    7th Grade - Paola Cortez-Rodriguez, Dane Dedominces, Tristen Englund, Isabella Foster, Monica Haider, Grace Larson, Isaiah Maharaj, and Jusper Njiiri.
    8th Grade - Abril Galvan Hernandez, Zach Montero, Maatii Morke, Kato Semakula, Jonathan Sichanh, Beauty Vang, and Julie Zheng. 
    lego Lego Engine Build Field Trip
    A group of Edgewood students participated in a Lego Engine Build at the Cummins plant in Fridley on Wednesday, April 25. Students included 6th grader Alyssa Malone; 7th graders Bronte Brunson, Tara Dalu, Jadon Eyberg, Julia Finstrom, JJ Fleischer, Jayme Gesumwa, Leah Hanson, Peyton Howie, Dylan Huyhn, Khadija Kbaitat, Greta Krueger, Mackenzie Ladd, Cole Lalor, Ian Vue; and 8th graders Summer Martin and Beauty Vang. Students had the opportunity to work with engineers to construct the massive engine. The engineers also shared how they came to be engineers and answered many student questions.  
     field trip
    Field Trips
    A friendly reminder that the following field trips are happening TODAY, Friday, May 4:
    The "Dogs and Jobs" STEAM Class will be going to Stone Mountain Pet Lodge in Brooklyn Park. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 2:45 p.m. 
    The "Book Ninjas" STEAM Class will be going to Wild Rumpus Book Store. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 2:45 p.m. 
    The "Outdoor Adventures" STEAM Class will be going to the Elm Creek Archery. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m
    Future field trips include: 
    The "Big River Journey" STEAM Class will be going to the West Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park on Friday, May 11. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m
    The "Puppets & You" and "Picture Book Publishing" STEAM Classes will be going to Pinewood Elementary School on Thursday, May 24. Students will leave at 1:15 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 2:45 p.m.
    These field trips are FREE for all students as part of our STEAM program. 
    testing MAP Testing
    Our last MAP testing dates are the week of Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 18. During this week, please make sure that your student gets plenty of sleep and gets a nutritious breakfast to start their day. Thank you for your support. 
    May/June's lunch menu can be found here.


     bookfair Edgewood BOGO Book Fair

    Come to our Spring BOGO Bookfair Wednesday, May 9, through Friday, May 11, and stock up for summer reading!  The hours for the book fair are listed below: 

    Wednesday, May 9: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, May 10: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00  & 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (before Academic Excellence)

    Friday, May 11: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

    We would love to have parent/grandparent or neighbor volunteers to help out at various times throughout the week. Please take a look at the sign-up list and fill in when you can!

    Thanks so much! These book fairs help support our ongoing efforts to encourage reading for fun and learning!

    If you would be available for only an hour of a particular time slot, please put that in the comment section and I'll make a new time slot for you!  We'll be as flexible as we can be...

    Click below to sign up to volunteer:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ba4ad2ba1fd0-spring1


    academic excellence Academic Excellence

    Eighth graders will be honored at our Academic Excellence Ceremony on Thursday evenng, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. 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. 
    mark your calendar Upcoming Music Concerts
    Mark your calendars for Edgewood's upcoming music concerts. Come and enjoy the many talents of our students. Dates and times are listed below:
    May 15 @ 7:00 p.m. - 7th & 8th Grade Jazz Band Concert at Edgewood
    May 17 @ 7:00 p.m. - EW 6th/PW/SSBand Concert at Edgewood
    May 24 @ 7:30 p.m. - Orchestra Concert at Bethel
    May 29 @ 6:00 p m. - 6th Grade Choir & Girls Ensemble; 7:15 p.m. - 7th Grade Choir, 8th Grade Choir and Girls Ensemble (again). 
    Once again, Culvers Custard will be available for sale in the cafeteria after the Band and Choir concerts to help benefit Ralph Reeder's Snack Pack Program at Edgewood.  
    plant trees Edgewood Arbor Event
    Edgewood will be celebrating Arbor Month on Thursday, May 24, along with 5th graders from Sunnyside and Pinewood!
    During this event, 5th grade students will be participating in a variety of activities including studying pond samples, and planting over 200 trees. Edgewood is partnering with the Minnesota DNR to provide this opportunity for students. This event will be a fun and educational experience for students and will contribute to the overall health of our school forest ecosystem!

    class trip 8th Grade Class Field Trip

    The 8th Grade Class will be taking a field trip to the University of St. Thomas and the Science Museum on Wednesday, May 30. Students will leave Edgewood around 9:00 a.m. and return in time for dismissal. There is NO COST to students for this trip. Eighth grade parent chaperones are needed for this fun outing to run smoothly. If you can help out, please contact Shannon at shannon.mildenberger@moundsviewschools.org. Watch for more information via e-mail from eighth grade staff. 



    steam STEAM Showcase

    Our STEAM Showcase will take place on Friday, June 1, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. The community is welcome to come at that time to check out the students' amazing creations from this semester's STEAM classes. Guest judges will be needed during the STEAM class from 1:30-2:30. If you are interested in helping to "judge" the projects, please contact Ms. LaPanta at darcy.lapanta@moundsviewschools.org.


    Yearbook Yearbook Information

    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!

    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. 

    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. 
    After-School Sports
    spring sports Co-Ed Flag Football, Tennis, Track and Quidditch are now in session and the schedules can be found below. Transportation will be provided to and from the sporting events.
     Co-Ed Flag Football Schedule
    Tennis Schedule
    Track Schedule
     Watch here for Fall offerings. Fall registration will be available by Monday, July 23. Questions, call the Community Ed office at 651-621-6020
    Week of May 7, 2018

    MONDAY, May 7 (A 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
    • Boys Tennis Practice - Tennis Court  3:00-4:00
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Flag Football Practice - Lower Lot  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
    • Science Zone - Room 110/112  3:00-4:00  (8th Grade in 110, 6th Grade in 112 ONLY - Must Sign Up)
    • STRIPES - Room 5  3:00-4:00
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #47)
    • Track Practice - Track Field  3:00-4:00

    TUESDAY, May 8 (B Day)

    • Chess Club - Cafeteria  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
    • Girls Tennis Practice - Tennis Court  3:00-4:00
    • Quidditch - Room 16  3:00-4:00
    • Reading Zone – Room 114  3:00-4:00
    • Robotics Club/Team - Room 40  3:00-4:00
    • Science Zone - Room 3/110  3:00-4:00  (7th Grade in 3, 6/8th Grade in 110 - Must Sign Up)
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 18  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #47)
    • Track Practice - Track Field  3:00-4:00

    WEDNESDAY, May 9 (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
    • Amazon Club - Room 3  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Boys Tennis Match @ Edgewood Middle School  3:30-5:00
    • 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
    • Flag Football Game @ Edgewood Middle School  3:30-5:00
    • 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 - Must Sign Up)
    • 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)
    • Track Practice - Track Field  3:00-4:00

    THURSDAY, May 10 (Odd Block A 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)
    • Girls Tennis Match @ Edgewood Middle School  3:30-5:00
    • Reading Zone – Room 114  3:00-4:00
    • Robotics Club/Team - Room 40  3:00-4:00
    • Science Zone - Room 10  3:00-4:00  (7th Grade ONLY - Must Sign Up)
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 18  3:00-4:00
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #47)
    • Track Meet @ Irondale High School  3:45-5:30

    FRIDAY, May 11 (Even Block 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
    • 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)
    • Science Zone - Room 5  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
     *Activities are subject to change, please listen for daily announcements.    


    Health & Wellness Family Well-being Fair

    All families in Mounds View Public Schools are invited to a “one-stop shopping” opportunity to access important community resources for mental health and well-being.

    FREE Family Well-being & Resource Fair

    Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Roseville Area High School

    • Screenings, referrals, assistance and support.
    • Free meal, back massages, child activities, and more!
    • Lots of great raffle prizes (win a bike or tickets to the Children’s Theater).
    • First 100 families get a $10 gasoline gift card!

    Sponsored by Ramsey County Children's Mental Health Collaborative

    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 Summer Camps
    Summer is coming! Don't forget to register your student for Community Education Summer Camps. Register by May 15 and SAVE $10 on each camp. We're offering many new art/science/new experience and athletic camps for students entering grades 1 - 12 in Fall 2018. We welcome students from other districts to sign up for our camps as well. Don't let your child miss out on some great and memorable summer fun! To view all camps, descriptions and to register, visit the Youth Programs/Summer Camp webpage at: www.moundsviewschools.org/youthprograms.  




    FIRST Champs Results

    kk At FIRST Championship in Detroit, MI, Irondale’s KnightKrawler Robotics Team 2052 made it to the Semifinals of the Curie Division. Next up for the team is the MSHSL State Championship on Saturday, May 19, at Mariucci Arena on the U of MN Twin Cities campus.


    swing Swing Dance

    Please join us for the 4th annual Swing Dance on Saturday, May 5, at the Irondale Varsity Gym featuring the Irondale Jazz Band and the Southside Swing Band. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and swing dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for Students, $10 for Adults, and $18 for Couples. It's always a fun evening and all proceeds go to the Irondale bands. 

     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).     

    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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