May 18, 2018 



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    survey Parent Survey
    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    It's difficult to believe that the 2017-18 school year will be coming to a close next month. As we wrap up the school year, we ask that you take a few minutes to respond to Edgewood Middle School's spring survey. The survey will be available for your responses through TONIGHT, May 18, at 8 p.m.
    Your feedback is important to use as we plan for the upcoming school year. Please contact Principal Penny Howard if you have any questions about the survey or would like to talk about your student's experience.
    quiz bowl Quiz Bowl at Nationals
    The Edgewood Quiz Bowl team traveled to Nationals in Chicago for three days. After exploring the city, the students competed against some of the 190 teams from around the country. The team ended with 7 wins, 4 losses and placed in the upper half of the competition. Team members included Coach Dan Perucco, 8th Graders Molly Schuh, Alex Pichner, Graham Kyhl, and 7th grader McCullen Willmert. Congratulations on a job well done!
    Quiz Bowl  
    seussical  Edgewood Drama Update
    The Edgewood Drama Department has chosen Seussical, Jr. for our Fall Musical in November. There will be an informational meeting on Monday, May 21, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 16 for anyone interested in learning how you can be involved. Music and script packets will be available if you want to practice over the summer. Come and see what fun you can have when you're on the stage!
    no school Reminder
    There is no school on Friday, May 25, and Monday, May 28.  Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend. We'll see you back here on Tuesday, May 29!
    cds Donations Needed
    If anyone still has an old pile of CD's they are willing to part with, the "Wildcrafting" STEAM Class is in need of them for fishing reels they are building.
    newspaper The "Trash to Treasure" STEAM Class is in need of old newspapers. Please bring them into Edgewood if you are willing to donate them. We will be using them for a project in our Period 8 STEAM class.
    2- liter The eighth grade science class is looking for empty 2-liter pop bottles for a greenhouse gases lab they are doing next Tuesday, May 22. If you have any at home or use over the weekend, please send or drop off at school on Monday.
    field trip
    STEAM Field Trips
    REMINDER - STEAM field trips happening TODAY, May 18, include: 
    The "Edgewood Engineers" STEAM class will be traveling to Minneapolis's Stone Arch Bridge TODAY. During the trip, students will be observing all of the engineering principals that can be seen in Minneapolis, and applying our daily bridge challenge to the real world. Students will be arriving back to Edgewood by the end of the regular school day, so no changes to transportation is needed. 
    The "1000 Paper Cranes" STEAM class is going to Pinewood Elementary TODAY. The class will be teaching some 3rd grade students how to do origami. Students will be back in time for their normal 2:45 pm bus. 
     The "Big River Journey" STEAM Class will be going to Ryan Park in St. Paul near Lafond Avenue TODAY. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m
    The "Robotics" STEAM Class will be going to PAR Industries TODAY. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m
    Upcoming STEAM field trips include: 
    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.

    celebration Grade Level Celebration Day

    It is time to celebrate! On Wednesday, June 6, all Edgewood students and staff will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities aimed at celebrating the achievements, friendships and connections made this school year. Each grade level will spend the day with their teachers and classmates immersed in fun and memorable activities. THANK YOU TO EPAT for your contribution to the fun day we have planned! Below are the schedules for all the grade level celebrations. Please note that with the 7th grade schedule ONLY, there is a permission form for the movie selection

    6th Grade Celebration Schedule 

    7th Grade Celebration Schedule and Permission Form - Please return permission form to your first period teacher by Tuesday, May 22.

    8th Grade Celebration Schedule


    mark your calendar End of Year Expectations
    You can find the end of the year expectations calendar here.  
    May/June's lunch menu can be found here.


    music 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 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). Choir information for the 6th grade concert can be found here. Information for the 7th/8th grade concert can be found here
    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.
    Edgewood also offers many Community Ed sports opportunities throughout the year. Find out more in the AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS section below. 
    LEO Club Meeting
    The last LEO Club meeting of the school year will be on Tuesday, May 29, in Room 116. Our last project will be to revitalize the garden in the front of the school.  Pizza and beverages will be provided. See you there!
    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 21, 2018

    MONDAY, May 21 (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)
    • Drama Meeting - Room 16  3:00-4:00
    • Flag Football Practice - Lower Lot  3:00-4:00
    • Homework Help Center – Room 12  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • 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 22 (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)
    • Last Girls Ensemble Rehearsal - Choir Room  3:00-4:00
    • Girls Tennis Practice - Tennis Court  3:00-4:00
    • Quidditch - Outside LL Door 17  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 23 (Odd 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
    • Amazon Club - Room 3  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Boys Tennis Match @ Chippewa 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 @ Chippewa 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 Meet @ Mounds View High School  3:45-5:30

    THURSDAY, May 24 (Even Block 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
    • Chamber Orchestra - Orchestra Room  3:00-4:00
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Girls Tennis @ Chippewa 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 Practice - Track Field  3:00-4:00

    FRIDAY, May 25

    • No School

    Monday, May 28

    • No School

    memorial day





    *Activities are subject to change, please listen for daily announcements.    

    cpy Moonlight Fever
    Join CPY for Moonlight Fever THIS EVENING, May18, from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. at CPY New Brighton, just down the hill from High View Middle School at Christ the King Church. Dinner is provided. Bring friends and win prizes! This event is open to all middle school youth and they must show their middle school ID and be registered to partipate. Youth must be picked up after the event, they are not allowed to walk home. More information regarding the event and a registration form can be found here
    nickelodeon CPY Nickelodeon Universe Party!
    Kick off summer with a late night at Nickelodeon Universe sponsored by Community Partners with Youth on Saturday, June 9, from 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Cost is $25/wristband for unlimited rides, ropes course, and zipline. A flyer can be found here
    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. 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.  





    Irondale Annual Spring into Fall Event

    Attention all fall of 2018 incoming 9th grade Irondale students and parents,

    Please join us at Irondale High School on Wednesday, May 30, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate the start of your high school career. You will learn about all Irondale has to offer in the summer and fall even before you start the first day of classes, and get a jumpstart on freshman year!

    At this event you will……….

    • Meet your Dean/Sign Up for 4 Year Plan Meeting (15-minute sessions at 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, 7:30)
    • Take a tour of the building with a current Irondale student
    • Explore your options to get connected at the Fall Activities Fair / Meet your Coach or Advisor
    • Confirm the activiation of your ParentVue and StudentVue Accounts
    • All students who attend will receive a FREE Irondale T-Shirt.


    girls fitness Girls Fitness Club

    Calling all girls entering grades 8 - 12 in the Fall 2018. Join the Girls Fitness Club this summer. We will spend the first hour doing a combination of cardiovascular exercises, strength training and yoga. The last half hour will be spent either discussing a health related topic or cooking together. We will cook a healthy meal together once a week! The topics we will discuss includes hydration, stretching, nutrition, sleep, stress, and more! We will meet for six (6) weeks, three (3) times a week and will only cost you $100.00! Contact Lisa Schmidt: Lisa.schmidt@moundsviewschools.org for more details and to register



    KnightKrawler Robotics at State Champs

    kk Irondale's KnightKrawler Robotics will be competing at the MSHSL State Championship on Saturday, May 19, at Mariucci Arena on the U of MN Twin Cities campus. The event is FREE. A schedule can be found here. 



    color guard Middle School Color Guard

    This summer we have another exciting opportunity for kids interested in color guard! Our Middle School Color Guard program will start Tuesday, July 10, at 5:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for kids going into 4th grade through 8th grade to learn, grow, and experience Color Guard. We will be participating in three parades along with one field show. Registration is open now until Friday, July 6, and can be found here. If you have any questions, concerns or would like more information please feel free to send an email to: thillemom@gmail.com.



     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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