• edgewood

    September 2018 



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    GOOD NEWS, the busing shortage has been worked out and the Before and After-School/Community Ed student activities will begin the week of September 10. Please refer to the STUDENT/SPORT ACTIVITIES section below to find out which activities are available starting next week.  Students should listen to morning and afternoon announcements for any changes/additions to the activity schedule during the week. 
    parent survey Parent Survey
    As we approach another school year we want to gather some feedback on how we have been doing so far meeting your child's needs up until this point. We realize that some of your students are just beginning their journey through middle school and that we also have some families that have had several children come through our building, either way your feedback is important to us.
    We have put together a short survey for parents/guardians to fill out. This valuable information will help us prioritize what we need to focus on this school year when it comes to student and family needs from the school. 
    Please complete this survey by Sunday, September 9. We appreciate and thank you for your feedback. 
    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!
    donations Donations Needed
    During your fall cleaning, think of us!  We are looking for a few items we would love to take off your hands. Donations can be dropped off in the front office. 
    Our morning F.A.N. program is looking for board games/card games to add to their selection. Clue and Smash Up board games are a couple favorites.
    Our Integrated Sciences Class is looking for a few items for their class projects. Items in need are: 
    Cardboard - whole or broke down
    Arts & Crafts supplies - poms poms, foam pieces, tissue paper, feathers, popsicle sticks, etc. If you are unsure, drop off and we will take it from there. 
    Legos - extra pieces or kits
    Thanks for your support!
    dance party Blast from the Past Party
    Come kick off the school year with dancing, movie (Back to the Future), basketball, bingo (with prizes), face painting, manicures, and concessions with pizza at EPAT's back to the school party "Blast from the Past" on Friday, September 14, after school. After-school activity buses will be available to take home students after the event. Admission is $5 and includes one free food ticket. Food tickets will be $0.50 with concession items costing either one or two tickets.  
    Parents, we'd love your help with either set-up, clean-up, chaperoning or all of the above! Below are the areas we will be needing help. If  you can help out, please contact our parent volunteer coordinator Margaret at margaret.meyer@moundsviewschools.org.
    1 - Ticket sales Thurs and Fri mornings
    1 - Ticket sales Fri after school (first 30 mins)
    2 - Bingo
    4 - Food ticket sales and monitor photo wall
    5 - Concessions
    1 - 2  Monitor basketball area 
    2 - Monitor dance area 
    1 - Face painting/manicures
    4 - Set-up
    4 - Clean-up
    advisory committee Curriculum Advisory Committee 
    The Mounds View Public Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee is seeking representatives to serve on the committee for the 2018-2019 school year.  Committee members work in partnership with the district and community to gain knowledge and provide feedback about about curriculum and other instructional issues.

    If you are interested, please answer the questions found in this link Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Application. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Zahn at 651.621.6040 or by e-mail at gretchen.zahn@moundsviewschools.org.

    coat drive Coat Drive
    The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf is having their annual coat drive on Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Christ the King Church in New Brighton, MN. This is a great opportunity for families in need of quality, warm winter clothing - especially those with kids attending a school trip to Laurentian Environmental Center. 

    LEC 7th Grade LEC Trip Information

    LEC will take place the week of Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26, 2018. 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.  

    activities Before and After-School Activities
    A listing of the before and after-school activities can be found here.
    Students should listen for announcements on which activities are starting when and where. They will also be listed below under Student Activity Bulletin
    amazon club Amazon Club
    Students looking to be in Amazon Club need to stop by Mr. Perry's room to pick up a permission slip. Once returned, their name will be put onto the list. There are only 15 slots available, so get it returned quickly! Amazon Club will start next Wednesday, September 12, in Room 003 after school. Students must have their permission slip turned in, and be one of the first 15 students to return them in order to attend.

    chess club Chess Club

    Registration for Chess Club is Open!

    Learn how to play or improve your skills with your classmates.

    We will meet before school on Mondays.

    Our first meeting will be Monday, September 10.

    Use this link to learn more and find your registration options:



    eagle Eagle Leaders

    Eagle Leaders is a student leadership group in which students develop their skills to serve the Edgewood Community. Eagle Leaders organize, plan, and encourage participation in Eagle Pride activities, lead food dirves, host clean-up events, make blankets for homeless shelters, and do many other service projects determined by group members. Eagle Leaders also lead EW school spirit events such as dress up days, holiday grams, and more! Eagle Leaders will meet two Friday's after school each month. The Eagle Leaders first meeting date of the school year is Friday, September 21, in Room 109.  We hope to see you there!


    fall sports Community Ed Fall Sports


    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 10, with the exception of Volleyball which will begin the week of October 29.

    Schedules for each sport an be found below:



    Ultimate Frisbee


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


    student activities STUDENT ACTIVITY BULLETIN

    MONDAY, September 10 (A Day)

    • Chess Club - Cafeteria  6:45-7:30
    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  6:45-7:30
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:15–7:40
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:25-2:35
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • Fall Musical Auditions - Stage/Choir Room  2:35-3:25
    • Reading Zone - Room 001  2:35-3:25

    TUESDAY, September 11 (B Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  6:45-7:30
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:15–7:40
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:25-2:35
    • Computer Club – 109  2:35-3:25
    • Fall Musical Auditions - Stage/Choir Room  2:35-3:25
    • Reading Zone - Room 001  2:35-3:25

    WEDNESDAY, September 12 (A Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  6:45-7:30
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:15–7:40
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:25-2:35
    • Amazon Club - Room 003  2:35-3:25
    • Boys Soccer Practice - Lower Field  2:35-3:25
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • Fall Musical Audition Callbacks - Stage/Choir Room  2:35-3:25
    • Girls Tennis Practice - Tennis Court  2:35-3:25
    • Reading Zone - Room 001  2:35-3:25
    • Running Club - Outside Door 6 Stairwell  2:35-3:25
    • Swim Club - Pool  2:35-3:25

    THURSDAY, September 13 (A Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  6:45-7:30
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:15–7:40
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:25-2:35
    • Boys Tennis Practice - Tennis Court  2:35-3:25
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • Fall Musical Audition Callbacks - Stage/Choir Room  2:35-3:25
    • Garden Club - Room 116  2:35-3:25
    • Girls Soccer Practice - Lower Field  2:35-3:25
    • Reading Zone - Room 001  2:35-3:25
    • Ultimate Frisbee Practice - Track Field  2:35-3:25

    FRIDAY, September 15 (B Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  6:45-7:30
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:15–7:40
    • Blast From the Past Party – Cafeteria/Gym/Band Room  2:35-4:00

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




    volleyball Youth Volleyball Clinic

    Join Irondale's Volleyball team for a youth clinic on Saturday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. to noon for students grades 2-8. Cost is $15/indivdual or $20/family cap (two or more). A t-shirt, team poster and a light lunch will be provided for each participant.

    The clinic will be conducted by the Irondale Volleyball Team who will be on hand to provide tips on volleyball skills and what it is like to be a high school athlete. You can register 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).     

    rock the schoolhouse Rock the Schoolhouse
    Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 10, 2018, for the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation’s 7th annual Rock the School House event, the flagship fundraising event benefiting Mounds View Public Schools students.

    It promises to be a memorable evening filled with great food and drink, featuring some of the District’s best musical talent. Guests will again have the opportunity to participate in the wine & spirits toss, silent and live auctions as well as the fund-a-need program. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 17. Visit www.mvsef.org for more event details.

    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
    Samaria Mountain (American Indian Community): 651-341-1793
    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:   
    • 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!
    More information regarding the fundraiser can be found here
    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
    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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