August 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.
    back Back-to-School Transition
    This article highlights back-to-school tips for parents and families by providing guidance on how to reestablish routines, manage family activities, and also touches on strategies to address back to school anxiety.
     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.
    soup and salad Back-to-School Staff Lunch
    EPAT would love to welcome back our awesome Edgewood staff with a tasty lunch! We are asking for volunteers to help provide a soup and salad lunch buffet for the staff on Monday, August 27.  
    Please sign up for an item of your choice and drop it off between 11-11:15 a.m. that Monday. Lunch will be served to staff at 11:30 (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE). 
    We are also looking for some volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up. You can sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0948A4A72EA3FE3-welcome1.   

    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.  


    picture day Picture Day Information

    Lifetouch will be at Edgewood during the Orientation sessions on August 24 & 27. Flyers were sent home via back-to-school mailings.  If you've misplaced your form, you can print out a copy here or you can order online here


    school supplies 2018-19 Class Supply List 
    The 2018-19 Class Supply List can be found here. If you find a great deal and would like to donate school supplies, you can find more information here. If your family is in need of help for school supplies, you can find more information 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 beginning at 7:45 a.m. in the LMC to learn more about Edgewood and 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

    The 2018-19 Parent Handbook online version can be found here.

    The online Application for Education Benefits can be found here. Please fill out to see if your family qualifies. There are also paper applications available in English and Spanish in Student Services. 
    Bus passes will be mailed by the end of August. Click here for answers to frequently asked transportation questions. Forms and policies are available here
    LEC 7th Grade LEC Trip Information

    Mark your calendar for next year's 7th Grade LEC Trip.  The trips will take place the week of Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26, 2018, which will fall between MEA and Halloween.

    Please join us for one of the LEC Information sessions which will be held during our Orientation dates: 
    Friday, August 24 - 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. 
    Monday, August 27 - 4:30, 5:30, and 7:00 p.m. 
    LEC information and registration forms can be found below.  If you'd like to chaperone, please fill out the chaperone application as well.  

    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 links 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

    activities Before and After-School Activities
    A listing of the Before and After-School student activities available at Edgewood can be found here
    fall sports Community Ed Fall Sports


    • All students in grades 6 - 8 are encouraged to get involved and participate. No experience is necessary.

    • Students are to receive an equal opportunity for playing time during practices and competitions. Emphasis is placed on skill development, teamwork and good sportsmanship.

    • Parents are invited and encouraged to come to competitions and support their children.

    • Transportation will be provided to and from all games/matches. It is the parents'/guardians' responsibility to pick up students after the competition. Failure to do so will result in your student not participating on the next scheduled activity date. 

    NEW THIS FALL Running club will be offered two days per week at all three middle schools for students in grades 6 - 8 that enjoy running without competitions. Click here to register.

    Sports available this fall are: Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, and Volleyball. Sports will begin the week of September 12, with the exception of Volleyball which will begin the week of October 29. Schedules for each sport an be found below:



    Ultimate Frisbee


    Register onlineSearch for programs and register here using Visa, Mastercard or Discover. Paper registration forms are available to students, they can be found in Student Services. You may also print a registration form here and drop off in the Front Office with payment.

    Questions, please contact Chris VanHouse, at Christian.VanHouse@moundsviewschools.org or call the Community Ed office at 651-621-6020. 




    bowling Irondale Bowling Team

    Irondale High School has a Bowling team - yes, a Bowling team. The team is coed and grades 7–12 grade are welcome. Practices are on Mondays at 3:45 p.m. at the Mermaid, with the exception of the Tuesday after Labor Day and begin Monday, August 13. Competitions are held on Fridays beginning in September at area Bowling centers with matches starting at 3:45 p.m. The Irondale Bowling team competes in the Minnesota High School Bowling League. The season wraps up in mid –November. All participants must provide their own transportation to and from all practices and matches. If you have any questions, please contact Gerald Arel at gta1958@msn.com.

    Click here to register.



    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).     


    Cultural Liaisons
    The following representatives are available to families, if needed:
    Ali Ali (Somali Community): 651-621-6856
    Angel Toro (Latino Community): 651-621-6987
    Mee Yang (Asian Community): 651-621-7572
    TBD (American Indian Community): 651-621-6984
    ralph reeder We've Moved!
    Please join the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf on Tuesday, August 21, for their Community Open House to celebrate their new space! Their new address is 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. Schedue is as follows:
    3:00-4:00 p.m.: Ribbon Cutting
    4:00-7:00 p.m.: Food, fun and refreshments provided for all. 
    More information can be found 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. 

    2018-2019 Meeting Dates
    Join EPAT for their meetings this year. Come when you can to learn more about Edgewood and any events coming up. The meetings take place in the front office conference room beginning at 5:30 p.m. Meeting dates are listed below: 
    Monday, October 1
    Monday, November 12
    Monday, February 4
    Monday, April 15
    volunteers needed Volunteers Needed
    EPAT supports our staff and students in a variety of ways, from providing food items for staff, to chaperoning for events, to providing funds for teachers/students for various activities (back-to-school picnics, grade-level celebration days, etc.). Below are events/activities in which EPAT relies on volunteer help. If you can help in any way, please contact Jen Parlin, EPAT Coordinator, at jenniferparlin1@gmail.com or Volunteer Coordinator Margaret Meyer at margaret.meyer@moundsviewschools.org. THANK YOU for your support!
    EPAT-sponsored events needing volunteer/coordinator help:   
    • Volunteers to bring items for Back-to-School Soup & Salad Luncheon for staff on Monday, August 27. (See Sign-up Genius above under What's Happening section.)
    • Chaperones for first Eagle Pride Dance Activity of the year on Friday, September 14

    • Coordinator to set up and vounteers to provide food items for staff during Parent Communication Night on Thursday, October 4

    • Volunteers to help Fundraiser Coordinator to verify Fundraiser orders/money after the due date, October 9.

    • Volunteers to help Fundraiser Coordinator set-up & distribute Fundraiser orders on Tuesday, November 13. 
    • Coordinator to organize and pick up Acapulco meals for staff during Parent Communication Nights on Thursday, November 29, and Thursday, March 7 

    • Coordinator to organize Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday morning, April 30
    cherrydale Fall Fundraiser
    EPAT's Fall Fundraiser Kick-off will take place on Thursday, September 27. Order forms and money will be due on Tuesday, October 9, and orders can be picked up in the cafeteria on Tuesday, November 13, - just in time for the holidays!
    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.
    We are in need of a parent volunteer to take over the Box Tops program. If this is something you are able to do from home, please let us know!
    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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