Edgewood e-news

    July 2018 



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    clock Friendly Reminder  
    Edgewood's start and stop times will change this year! 
    Classes will begin at 7:45 a.m. and end at 2.25 p.m. 
    Edgewood's new Daily Schedule can be found here.
     dean meeting  3 + 1 Goal Setting Sessions

    We are pleased to invite all incoming 6th graders and their families to Edgewood this summer for a 3 + 1 goal setting session. At this meeting your Dean will get to you know you and your child while establishing a 3 + 1 academic plan for success. The dean will be your primary contact for your student on issues related to academic planning, grades, and support for social/emotional needs. 

    It is important that we meet with you and your child prior to the start of the school year to discuss your student's academic plan and the best ways to support your child's learning. A successful middle school experience will ensure a smooth transition to high school.

    If you are unable to sign up online at the below sites, please call 651-621-6600, Monday - Friday, between 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

    Heather Timmons (Last Names A-G): https://heathertimmons.youcanbook.me 

    Jason Hollett (Last Names H-N): https://hollett.youcanbook.me/ 
    Liz LePera (Last Names O-Z): https://lepera.youcanbook.me/
    We look forward to connecting with your family and building a positive relationship over the next three years to ensure your student's success at Edgewood and beyond.

    picnic Back-to-School Orientation & Picnic

    Please join us for our Back-to-School Orientation and Picnic on Monday, August 27, from 4:00-7:30 p.m.

    EPAT FAMILY PICNIC (4:30 - 6:00 p.m.)- Come for food, meet the staff and connect with other Edgewood families. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Pizza, fruit, lemonade, water and dessert will be served and will be provided at no cost. 

    ORIENTATION (4:00 - 7:30 p.m.) - Drop off forms, pick up class schedules/locker assignments, take Lifetouch school pictures and find out about after-school activities. Shop at the School Store and visit with EPAT reps to find out more about EPAT and the new Spirit Wear Webstore available soon. Meet the teachers! They will be in their rooms from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

    If you are  unable to make Monday's Orientation and Picnic, there is an ORIENTATION available on Friday, August 24, from 7:00-10:00 a.m. to attend.  

    school supplies 2018-19 Class Supply List 
    The 2018-19 Class Supply List can be found here
    back to school

    Back-to-School Information 

     In the Middle Day, a special day for 6th grade students ONLY will take place on Tuesday, September 4Free breakfast will be provided! 

    The day will be filled with activities that will help acclimate 6th graders to their new school. Students will practice opening their locker, walking their schedule, familiarizing themselves with the building and participating in some team building activities. 
    Sixth grade parents are welcome to join Principal Penny Howard for "Coffee with the Principal" that Tuesday morning from 8:00-8:45 a.m. in the LMC to share any questions or concerns you might have about middle school.
    All grades will attend classes beginning Wednesday, September 5.

    The 2018-19 District Calendar can be found here

    mark your calendars Attn: 7th Grade Families
    This year's 7th Grade trip to LEC will take place the week of October 22-26, 2018. Watch for more information in future e-news publications. 

    immunize 7th Grade Immunizations

    Please be sure your 7th grader's immunizations are up-to-date with a Tdap booster and a Meningococcal immunization! Students who were enrolled at Edgewood in 6th grade and in need of immunizations received a letter with information specific to your student. This information will be required for your student to receive his or her class schedule. Please submit the needed immunization information to Edgewood’s Health Office by Friday, August 17. For further information regarding these requirements, or to document a Conscientious or Medical Exemption, follow the below:

    Are Your Kids Ready? Minnesota Immunization Law

    Student Immunization Form

    A Reminder from the School Nurse

    Does your student take medication, have a chronic condition, or have other health needs that will impact his or her school day? Stop by the Health Office booth at Back to School Night to drop off medications, necessary forms, or ask questions you have for Health Service staff! If you have questions to ask before then, please feel free to contact Lynn Iwaszko, Licensed School Nurse, at


    Remember that we need updated orders from the prescribing healthcare provider for any prescribed medications needed at school on a scheduled, emergency, or as needed basis. Medications brought to school must be in their original container with a current pharmacy label attached. Need an extra bottle? Ask at the pharmacy at your next refill! Below are links to frequently used forms. Clinics can fax medication orders directly to Edgewood at fax # 651-621-6605.

    Prescription Medication Authorization Form

    Parent Authorization Form for Over the Counter Medications

    Severe Allergy Medication Authorization Form

    Severe Allergy Parent Information Form

    Asthma Action Plan

    Fall Sports
    Watch here for Fall offerings. Fall registration will be available by Monday, July 23. Questions, call the Community Ed office at 651-621-6020




    girls cc Girls Cross Country

    Irondale Girls Cross Country is expanding to a 7-12 program. We would love to have girls interested in running to be part of the high school team. Athletes will run the same meets, be part of all team bonding events, get to experience, and create relationships before transitioning to the high school and start or continue building their Knight Pride! The only difference middle school athletes may see is an adjusted training schedule (not as many miles) and some shorter races (two miles instead of 5k). The season starts Monday, August 13. Practices are every day Monday - Saturday. We would love to help show you what a great life long activity running can be. Come join! Any questions please contact Diane Shaw diane.shaw@moundsviewschools.org.



    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



     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).     


    Keep Your Family Summer Strong
    Keep your family summer strong with resources from food to summer camps to school supplies listed here
    ralph reeder Moving to a New Location
    The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf is officially moving to the City of Mounds View the end of June. Their new address will be 2544 Mounds View Boulevard (County Highway 10), Mounds View, MN 55112 (former Mr. Muscle gym space in the the Silver View Plaza Strip Mall next to ALC and ABE) across Highway 10 from Aldi. They will be open for business there on July 9You can stay updated on our move by visiting our website at www.ralphreederfoodshelf.org
    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. 

    mark your calendar Upcoming EPAT Events
    EPAT will host the first Eagle Pride Activity on Friday, September 14. If you would like to help plan or volunteer, please contact EPAT Coordinator Jen Parlin.
    cherrydale Fall Fundraiser
    EPAT's Fall Fundraiser Kick-off will take place on Thursday, September 24. Cherrydale cookie samples will be available at the Orientation/Picnic events.
    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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