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    edgewood

    August 2018 


     

    Edgewood

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    WHAT'S HAPPENING?
       
     
       
    Seussical Seussical Musical Auditions
     
    The Edgewood Drama Department is excited to get started with our production of Seussical, Jr. We will be holding auditions Monday, September 10, and Tuesday, September 11, after school. Any call backs will be Wednesday and possibly Thursday that same week. All students are welcome to audition but they must bring a parent-signed audition form to their audition. Those forms and an information sheet are available in student services. Hope to see your student on stage!

      
    LEC 7th Grade LEC Trip Information
     

    Thanks to all who attended our 7th Grade LEC information sessions during Orientation.  The trips will take place the week of Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26, 2018, which will fall between MEA and Halloween. All registration forms need to be completed and returned to the front office by Wednesday, October 10. Early, “choose your trip” registration forms need to be turned in by Friday, September 21.

     
    LEC information and registration forms can be found below.  If you'd like to chaperone, please fill out the chaperone application as well.  
     
     
     
     
     
     

     REMINDERS
     
     
     
      
    back to school  School Information
     
    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 September Lunch Menu 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. 
     

     
    STUDENT/SPORT ACTIVITIES
       
     
     
     
    PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE, the Before and After-School/Community Ed student activities will begin the week of September 17
     
     
    activities Before and After-School Activities
     
    Check back for a listing of activities once it has been finalized.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
    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 17, with the exception of Volleyball which will begin the week of October 29.

    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. 

      OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALE 

     

     

    volleyball Girls Volleyball

    Irondale High School is having its first ever all middle school traveling volleyball team. The team will be made up of 7th and 8th grade girls from Highview and Edgewood. This program will be run by Irondale High School with a seven week season and around 10 matches. Try-outs will take place at Irondale High School on Wednesday, Sept. 5 - Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Irondale Gym. More information can be found here

     

    school bus High School Activities Busing

    If your middle schooler is participating in high school sports, PLEASE NOTE that this school year, the Irondale after-school activity bus routes will depart at 5 p.m., not at 4:30 as previously communicated. This change is in response to the statewide school bus driver shortage that is impacting our district and districts around the state. We wanted parents and students to have this information in advance of the school year, so you can plan ahead. 

    You can find an updated Irondale Daily Schedule for 2018-19 here

     

      

    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).     


    EVENTS AND RESOURCES
     
     
     
     

    kookoo Koo Koo Kanga Roo

    As part of the Music at Mounds View Series, come see Koo Koo Kanga Roo on January 13, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mounds View High School Auditorium. Koo Koo Kanga Roo is the dance-a-long comedy show from Bryan and Neil, two friends who set out to experiment with live music and make it more fun. Armed with nothing more than an iPod, two mics, one giant rainbow and some gold sneakers, Koo Koo Kanga Roo puts on an all-ages dance party that invites everyone to join in. 

     

    safety MN DNR Firearms Safety/Hunter Education
     

    Join the Mounds View Police Department for their next session of Firearms Safety/Hunter Education.

    Class Location: Mounds View Police Department (2401 Mounds View Blvd.)

    Course Fee: $5 paid on the first day of class/$7.50 paid online after successful completion of the class for a total of $12.50

    Class Dates:   

    Tuesday September 11          5:30-8:30

    Thursday September 13         6:00-8:30

    Tuesday September 18          6:00-8:30

    Thursday September 20         6:00-8:30

    Tuesday September 25          6:00-8:30

    Thursday September 27         5:00-9:00

    100% Attendance is required by DNR standards

    More information can be found here

     

    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
      
       
    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. 
       

     
    EPAT 
     
     
      
    thank you For Your Generosity!
     
    Thank you to all parents who helped provide lunch items for our staff back-to-school lunch. The staff greatly appreciated the wonderful meal as they prepared for the upcoming year. If you have not picked up your serving containers, they can be found in the front office.
     
      
     
    EPAT
     
      
     
    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:   
    • 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!
       

    SPIRITWEAR
     
      
    spiritwear
     Show Your School Spirit
     
    School spiritwear is online. Click here for Edgewood spiritwear through the District. PLEASE NOTE that items cannot be exchanged or refunded...all sales are final. Other
    Mounds View Public Schools spiritwear is available here.    
            

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