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    September 2018 



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    Giving is not just about making a donation, it's about making a difference.
    - Kathy Calvin 


    eagle Spirit Week
    Eagle Leaders is hosting a school Spirit Week for Edgewood next week October 1-5.
    Monday, October 1:  Hat Day - Wear your favorite hat to school on Monday!
    Tuesday, October 2: Jersey/Uniform Day - Wear a shirt or a jersey from a team or activity you have been involved with, a shirt or jersey from your favorite team, or a uniform from a club you have been in!
    Wednesday, October 3: Class Color Day - All grade 6 students should wear white, all grade 7 students should wear red, and all grade 8 grade students should wear black on Wednesday!
    Thursday, October 4: College Day - Wear any apparel from your favorite college on Thursday!
    Friday, October 5: Spirit Day - Wear any Edgewood or Irondale gear on Friday!!!
    mark Parent Communication Night
    Edgewood Families, you are invited to join us next week during our first Communication Night on Thursday, October 4, to learn about why Edgewood is a special place for students to attend school through our "We Are Edgewood" presentation. Principal Penny Howard and school administration will be facilitating three sessions to help you stay informed on what is going on at Edgewood Middle School. In our discussions, we will cover everything from our school programming as it relates to STEAM and even talk about how we hold high expectations for all students.
    Please join us for one of our sessions on October 4th at one of the below session times:
    We hope to see you next Thursday evening!
    newspaper Donations Needed
    It is that time of year again when the Art Class needs a whole bunch of newspaper for projects. If you get the paper and are saving for recycling, please bring it to the front office.
    cherrydale Edgewood's Fall Fundraiser
    The Fall Fundraiser packets were sent home Thursday, September 27. Please check with your student to make sure they received one. ALL order forms and money must be returned no later than Wednesday, October 10.
    Parent volunteer opportunities for the fundraiser 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.
    CPY Moonlight Fever
    Join CPY for their Moonlight Fever on Friday, October 5, from 4:00-10:00 p.m. at CPY New Brighton (Christ the King Church just down the hill from Highview). This event is open to all middle school youth; however, students must show their middle school ID and be registered to participate. More information and registration can be found here
    CPY October Days
    Join CPY over MEA on Thursday, October 18, and Friday, October 19, for some fun activities. Pre-registration is required.  Get more information about the day trips and registration information here

    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.
    orchestra 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. 
    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, October 1 (A Day) - “Hat 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
    • Chamber Orchestra - Orchestra Room  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
    • Math Team Practice - Room 007  2:35-3:25
    • Reading Zone - Room 001  2:35-3:25
    • Running Club - Outside Door 6 by Picnic Tables  2:35-3:25
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  2:35-4:05

    TUESDAY, October 2 (B Day) - “Jersey/Uniform 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 Match @ Chippewa Middle School  3:15-5:00
    • 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 Game @ Chippewa Middle School  3:15-5:00
    • 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
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  2:35-4:05
    • Ultimate Frisbee Game @ Chippewa Middle School  3:15-5:00

    WEDNESDAY, October 3 (B Day) - “Class Color Day: 6-White, 7-Red, 8-Black”

    • 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 @ Edgewood 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 @ Edgewood Middle School  3:15-5:00
    • 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
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  2:35-4:05

    THURSDAY, October 4 (A Day) - “College Spirit 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 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 Practice - Lower Field  2:35-3:25
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 018  2:35-3:25
    • STRIPES - Room 005  2:35-3:25
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  2:35-4:05
    • Ultimate Frisbee Practice - Track Field  2:35-3:25
    • Yearbook Club - Room 012  2:35-3:25

    FRIDAY, October 5 (B Day) - “Edgewood/Irondale Spirit 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
    • Fall Musical Cast Rehearsal - Stage  2:35-3:25
    • Open Gym @ MVCC  2:35-3:30
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  2:35-4:05

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




    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).

    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:



    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 Buy Your RTSH Tickets Soon!

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation’s flagship fundraising event - Rock the School House. Purchase your tickets now as they are selling fast and this year’s event is sure to be the most memorable yet.

     This year’s event will include a live and silent auction, fund-a-need and the always exciting wine and spirits toss. In addition, the evening will showcase very special performances from Mounds View students displaying the best of their musical talents.

     Your ticket purchase includes heavy appetizers and great entertainment. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks. Click here to purchase your tickets.

      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. 

    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, 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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