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    September 2018 



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    cherrydale Edgewood's Fall Fundraiser
    The Edgewood fundraiser is an opportunity for kids to try selling, hearing no, then continuing on showing perseverance. Every company needs sales people and sales is a marketable skill.
    Kids who sell at least five (5) items will be allowed to attend a BMX bike show with Olympian-level riders!
    We encourage online ordering. Each student can tailor a web page with an individual link to send out to their potential customers. Here is another opportunity for kids to try their hand at website design. 
    Our sales kick-off starts on Thursday, September 27, and kids will have 12 days to sell items.
    Parent volunteer opportunities will include: 
    >Collecting fundraiser packets on 10/9, 10/10 & 10/11 at  7:15-7:45 a.m. in Edgewood front hall. Need one person each day.
    >Tabulate order forms on 10/10 in Edgewood's front office conference room. We will meet between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Need 5 people during each 2-hour time slot.
    >Sort and hand out product on 11/13 between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. in Edgewood's cafeteria. Need two people during each 2-hour time slot.
    For more information or to help volunteer, please contact margaret at margaret.meyer@moundsviewschools.org.
    Edgewood "Bandapalooza" Performance
    The 8th grade band will be participating in the Bandapalooza Performance before Irondale Football's game as well as during half-time against Park Center next Friday, September 28. More information and the permission form can be found here
    field trip SELF Class Field Trip

    Reminder that the SELF class will be visiting The Works Museum this Saturday, September 22. They will be leaving Edgewood at 10:30 a.m. and returning to Edgewood at 2:30 p.m. 

    There will be pizza available for purchase at the event or students may bring a bag lunch.

    Please contact Monica Pihlaja if you have any questions. 

    earbuds Important Earbud Reminder
    We'd like to remind all students and families that with the increase of technology use in our school, ear buds and/or headphones have become a necessary basic school supply and - similar to pencils - are something used every day in classrooms. Please check in with your Edgewood student to make sure that he or she has working headphones or ear buds that can be left at school. If you are not able to send a pair of headphones or earbuds due to financial concerns, please let your student's dean know. If your student is in need of an extra pair of ear buds for class, Edgewood does have a vending machine available in the sixth grade hallway with ear buds for $1.50 each. (Please note: vending machine accepts quarters only.)  Thank you for your help in ensuring your student has this necessity.   
    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

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

    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.
    Chamber Orchestra
    Chamber Orchestra will be starting on Monday, October 1, after school. If you are interested in joining, auditions will be held starting next Monday, September 24. Please sign up for your audition time which is on the door of the orchestra room.
    swim club Swim Club
    If you like to swim, come participate in Open Swim Club every Wednesday after school. You MUST sign up in Student Services and remember to bring a swimsuit and towel. 
    Teen Leaders Club (TLC) & Open Gym 
    Open Gym and Teen Leaders Club (TLC) are FREE for Edgewood Students at the Mounds View Community Center.  Students will need a signed permission slip, Edgewood Student ID or a MVCC bus pass issued by Mrs. Timmons to get on the bus to go to MVCC/ Students may not walk to the MVCC for these programs, they must ride the bus. Below is more information regarding both programs. 
    Teen Leaders Club (TLC): This program focuses on service learning, leadership development, and have fun! Students will also be participating in field trips, team building, arts and crafts, and gym games.  TLC runs Mondays - Thursdays and will begin October 1. Fill out the registration form and turn it in to Student Services.  
    Open Gym: This program is on Fridays only and will begin October 5 and is for Edgewood students and associated chaperones only. Students who participated MUST ride the activity bus from Edgewood unless discussed otherwise with their Dean. Students will be bussed back to Edgewood to catch the activity bus at 3:20 p.m. Fill out the registration form and turn it in to Student Services. 
    leo club  

    LEO Club

    The LEO Club is an after-school club that is looking for old and new members who want to plan and participate in fun activities and service projects for their school and community.

    The LEOs will be working at the LIONs Club Spaghetti Dinner next month and running the Breakfast with Santa event here at Edgewood in December. We want students who are interested in these activities as well as have fun, new ideas of their own. Come to our first meeting on Monday, September 24, in Room 116.  Treats will be provided. We hope to see you there!


    fall sports Community Ed Fall Sports


    REGISTER NOW  Search for programs and register here using Visa, Mastercard or Discover. Paper registration forms are available to students, they can be found in the main office at each middle school. You may also print a registration form below.

    Middle School Activities Registration Form

    Schedules for each sport an be found below. Volleyball will begin the week of October 29.



    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 24 (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
    • Boys Soccer Practice - Lower Field  2:35-3:25
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • Fall Musical Cast Rehearsal - Stage  2:35-3:25
    • FTC Robotics Team - Room 041  2:35-3:25
    • Girls Tennis Practice - Tennis Court  2:35-3:25
    • LEO Club - Room 116  2:35-3:25
    • Reading Zone - Room 001  2:35-3:25
    • Running Club - Outside Door 6 by Picnic Tables  2:35-3:25

    TUESDAY, September 25 (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
    • Book Ninjas - LMC  2:25-3:25
    • Boys Tennis Practice - Tennis Court  2:35-3:25
    • Computer Club – 109  2:35-3:25
    • Fall Musical Cast Rehearsal - Stage  2:35-3:25
    • FTC Robotics Team - Room 041  2:35-3:25
    • Girls Soccer Practice - Lower Field  2:35-3:25
    • Jazz Band - Band Room  2:35-3:25
    • Reading Zone - Room 001  2:35-3:25
    • Science Zone - (6th Grade - Room 110/112, 7th Grade - Room 003, 8th Grade - Room 005)  2:35-3:25
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 018  2:35-3:25
    • Ultimate Frisbee Game @ Chippewa Middle School  3:15-5:00

    WEDNESDAY, September 26 (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 (Must sign up...limited to 15)
    • Boys Soccer Game @ Chippewa Middle School  3:15-5:00
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • Fall Musical Cast Rehearsal - Stage  2:35-3:25
    • Girls Tennis Match @ Chippewa Middle School  3:30-5:15
    • Jazz Band - Band Room  2:35-3:25
    • Reading Zone - Room 001  2:35-3:25
    • Running Club - Outside Door 6 by Picnic Tables  2:35-3:25
    • Science Zone - (6th & 8th Grade - Room 110, 7th Grade - Room 010)  2:35-3:25
    • Swim Club - Pool  2:35-3:25

    THURSDAY, September 27 (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 Match @ Chippewa Middle School  3:30-5:15
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • Fall Musical Cast Rehearsal - Stage  2:35-3:25
    • FTC Robotics Team - Room 041  2:35-3:25
    • Garden Club - Room 116  2:35-3:25
    • Girls Soccer Game @ Chippewa Middle School  3:15-5:00
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 018  2:35-3:25
    • STRIPES - Room 005  2:35-3:25
    • Ultimate Frisbee Practice - Track Field  2:35-3:25

    FRIDAY, September 28 (B Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  6:45-7:30
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:15–7:40
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • Eagle Leaders – Room 109  2:35-3:25
    • Fall Musical Cast Rehearsal - Stage  2:35-3:25

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



    knights Irondale's Homecoming

    Come cheer on the Irondale Knight Football Team as they compete against Coon Rapids during Irondale's Homecoming TONIGHT, September 21, beginning at 7:00 p.m. 


    Irondale's Music of the Knight


    Join these Edgewood Alumni and Director Bill Sucha for the 26th Annual Music of the Knight Marching Band Competition on Saturday, September 29, beginning at 5:00 p.m. This competitive field show is a spectacular combination of music, marching, movement, and visual effects featuring three classes (A, AA, AAA).

    The day includes: 13 local and regional marching bands from Minnesota and Wisconsin, Irondale’s Junior Color Guard, and an exhibition show by the Irondale Marching Knights, featuring students from both Irondale and Mounds View, performing this year’s show, “The Most Astounding Fact.” Tickets available at the gate; $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+) and K-12 students, and free for preschool. Parking is limited, however off-site parking at Edgewood and Sunnyside are served by shuttles starting at 4pm. In case of rain, the show will move indoors.



    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).     


    rcph Ramsey County Public Health hosts regular Fix-it and Mend-it clinics where people can bring appliances and clothing and have them repaired for free. Below is an upcoming schedule (also listed on facebook).


    2018 Dates

    Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    BlackStack Brewing

    755 Prior Ave North, Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    St. Anthony Community Center

    3301 Silver Lake Road NE, St. Anthony, MN 55418


    Saturday, November 17, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Ramsey County Library - Maplewood

    3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, MN 55109


    Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Our Lady of Guadalupe

    401 Concord Street, Saint Paul, MN 55107

    More information can be found here at the website:



    football "We Are One" Football Camp


    Come and join the players and coaches from Mounds View, Irondale and Roseville RAMS to experience football skills and drills on Tuesday, September 25, beginning at 6:00 p.m. There is NO CHARGE for this event. Online registration can be found here. More information can be found here


    rccmhc FREE Resource Fair 

    Join RCCMHC for their Wellbeing and Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 23, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the 
    Wilder Foundation located at 451 Lexington Pkwy N in St Paul. The first 100 families will get a $10 gas card! More information can be found here.  
    rock the schoolhouse Early Bird Tickets on Sale Monday!

    Early bird tickets are on sale for the 7th annual "Rock the School House," a fundraising event supporting the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation and the students in our District.

    On Saturday, November 10, Mounds View District staff, parents, and community leaders will gather at Vadnais Heights Commons from 6 – 11 p.m. for a fun evening including a live and silent auction, fund-a-need and the always lively wine and spirits toss. In addition, the evening will showcase performances from Mounds View students displaying the very best of their musical talents.

    We are excited about the opportunity for more guests this year as tables will now seat 10. Your ticket purchase includes heavy appetizers and great entertainment. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks. Click here for additional event information.

    orchestra Young People’s Orchestra Concert 
    The annual Young People's Orchestra Concert is on Tuesday, September 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mounds View High School Cafeteria. This concert is specially designed for young children ages from preschool to high school. This year's concert selections will feature famous characters from all across the universe as they visit and perform with the orchestra. It will include one extinct dinosaur, a Jedi Knight, a wizard from Hogwarts, as well as a few of our favorite superheroes! Come dressed as your favorite character and bring your blanket and enjoy the show. Cost $4 per student & $6 per adult ($20 max per family) at the door.

    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. 

    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. 

    winterboots Boot Drive
    In preparation for the seventh graders' trip to Laurentian Education Center, EPAT is collecting gently used, middle school-sized winter boots to use to create a "Boot Library" for students who may need warmer footwear. Please send any boots to the front office at Edgewood by Friday, October 5.  
    lockermate Lockermates
    Lockermates are available for sale for $20 each. The colors available are black/red, royal blue/green, fuchsia/black, purple/teal, or orange/navy. Please email jenniferparlin1@gmail.com to order. The Lockermate will be available at Edgewood for your student to pick up. 
    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:   
    • Coordinator to set up and volunteers 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.
    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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