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    October 2018 



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    day off
    No School Reminder No School
    There will be no school on Thursday, October 18, and Friday, October 19, due to MEA.  Enjoy your break!
    7th Grade Laurentian (LEC) Details
    Reminder that seventh graders will be at LEC beginning next week, October 22. Trip One leaves Monday, October 22, and returns Wednesday, October 24. Trip Two leaves Wednesday, October 24, and returns Wednesday, October 26. We ask that all families show up by 6:45 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday mornings so we can be loaded up and head out before buses arrive. Students will arrive back home from their respective trips on Wednesday and Friday afternoons around 4:00 p.m. 
    Seventh grade students who are NOT going to LEC will follow their regular schedule on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    On Wednesday, October 24, students will be in two groups for a variety of activities. From 9:30-11:30, each group will be decorating pumpkins. ne group will go to Waverly Gardens Assisted Living in North Oaks and the other group will be at Edgewood working with younger children.  

    Students will eat lunch at 12:00 p.m. There is no cost for the activities this day.

    Please contact Darcy LaPanta with any questions at 651-621-6640 or




    ACT Prep 8th Grade ACT Prep/Explore Test

    Edgewood Middle School 8th graders will take the Practice Explore Test on Wednesday, October 24, during the school day.

    ACT test scores are widely used for college entrance and placement decisions. At Irondale and Mounds View High School all junior students participate in an ACT administration for FREE during the school day. The Practice Explore emulates the ACT testing experience by providing students early exposure to ACT like questions, around 8th grade content, under similar timing conditions. Students take four achievement subject test in the areas of Reading, Math, English, and Science. Students are allowed 30 minutes to complete each test.

    Practice Explore scores provide early indicators of whether students are on track for college. With plenty of time before students graduate, teachers can use this information to focus on areas of need.

    More than ever before, it is important that all students have the skills needed to be successful in college and the workplace. Becoming college & career ready does not happen overnight; students develop these skills by taking rigorous courses in high school. The Practice Explore results, along with other student information, will help staff, students, and families determine course selection for high school.

    Practice Explore test scores will be provided to families about 2-3 weeks after the test is completed. We look forward to sharing these results with families.


    Halloween Donate to Dress Up

    Donate $1 to the LEO Club and dress up on Wednesday, October 31. All proceeds will go to Feed My Starving Children. Please note costume guidelines

    1. Costumes must not interfere with regular school activities. If you cannot participate in class due to your costume, you may be asked to take it off.
    2. If your costume has a “prop” (bottles, pacifiers, etc.), please follow the regular rules about food and beverages in class.
    3. Masks will not be allowed.
    4. Costumes may not involve violent themes that include cuts, dismemberment, blood, weapons, etc.
    5. You must wear your costume to school. Do not bring “extra” costume items and plan to dress up, apply make-up or hair sprays before schoolYou need to be on time to your classes.
    6. Please observe all the regular school expectations.
    7. A table will be set up in the lobby that morning to collect your $1 and your hand will be stamped.
    8. Plan for a safe, enjoyable day.
    9. Thank you for supporting the LEO Club and FMSC!



    Class Triip School Trip to Concordia Language Villages!

    Open to: All middle school students from Highview, Chippewa, and Edgewood

    Where: Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

    Dates: May 16-19, 2019 (Thursday-Sunday)

    Cost: Approximately $320/student.  This includes programming, busing, all meals and lodging.

    $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign up.  Final payment due in March.

    There are 50 spots available for the three middle schools - waitlist is available.

    Registration: Online, through Mounds View  Community Ed., starting Thursday, October 17.     
    Below is the link to a video that highlights some of the activities that the campers will do:

    Instagram Edgewood Library is on Instagram
    Click here to follow the EW Library on Instagram!
    school lunch Lunch Menu
    The school lunch menu for October 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
    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. More information regarding the coat drive can be found here. 

    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.
    Fall Sports Community Ed Fall Sports


    Search for Community Ed 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 here.

    Schedules for each sport can 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 15 (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
    • 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 Meet @ Chippewa Middle School  3:00-5:00
    • 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 16 (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 Match @ Edgewood 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 @ Edgewood 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 @ Edgewood Middle school  3:15-5:00

    WEDNESDAY, October 17 (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 @ Edgewood Middle school  3:15-5:00
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • Eagle Leaders - Room 109  2:35-3:25
    • Fall Musical Cast Rehearsal - Stage  2:35-3:25
    • Girls Tennis Practice 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 18


    FRIDAY, October 19


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




    Knighthead Marching Knights at YIM State Championship

    The Irondale Marching Knights will wrap up their 2018 season at YIM State Championships this Saturday, October 13, at US Bank Stadium.  Come cheer them on!  Prelims start at 8:45 a.m., but Irondale does not perform until 3:40 p.m.

    Join the marching band TONIGHT, October 12, at 8:30 p.m. at Irondale as they perform their final show, "The Most Astounding Fact" for the community before they head to State tomorrow. 


    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).     

    Ralph Reeder Ralph Reeder Resources
    Thanksgiving baskets are available November 1 - 21. To register, call the Ralph Reeder Food shelf to schedule your appointment at 651-621-6280.

    Need Help with Holiday Gifts for your Children? Operation Joy can help! There are two ways you can register your children ages birth to grade 12: 

    1. During any daytime food shelf appointment (Nov. 1 thru Nov. 30) appointment line 651-621-6280. You will receive food and your toy pick up times the same day OR

    2. Wednesday, November 14, or Wednesday, November 28, from 9:30 to 11:30 - walk in registration at Ralph Reeder Food Shelf, Silver View Strip Mall, 2544 Mounds View Blvd., Mounds View.

    Community Meal Free Community Meals
    A calendar of free community meals and locations for the month of October can be found here


    rcph Fix it and Mend-it Clinics

    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.  
    drugs Ramsey County Community Forum
    Please join us for "A Night to Know the Truth" Ramsey County Community Forum on Thursday, November 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bethel University's Great Benson Hall, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul. This is a FREE event for community leaders, parents and other concerned adults. More information can be found here. #NOT ANOTHER OVERDOSE

    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. 

    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. 

    lockermate Lockermates
    Lockermates are available for sale at $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. 
    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 for the rest of the year 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:   
    • Volunteers to help Fundraiser 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
    Thank You! Support Edgewood
    You can support Edgewood by participating in the below fundraisers year-round: 

    Amazon Smile AmazonSmile - Operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

    Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.

    For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.

    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. You can also order other Mounds View Public Schools spiritwear.          

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