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    November 2018 



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    "I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life." 
    - Oprah Winfrey
    Thank you Thank You!
    Thank you to all who participated in the LEO's Club Dress-Up Day fundraiser. We raised $133.75 for Feed My Starving Children.
    Star Students Students of the Month
    Congratulations to our Students of the month for October: 
    6th Grade: Zac Cresencio, Valeria Lopez Jasso, Paige Nguyen, Jada Nyhumah, Joseph O'Donnell, and Eden Rios
    7th Grade: Kimberly Aguilon, Anas Enanaa, Alexiah Hang, Dana Najim, Maria Poveda Alvarez, and Charles Sanders
    8th Grade: Ross Baumgard, Jayna Bhakta, Kenny Le, Naom Nyakundi, Nalee Vang, and Elijah Williams.
    Students receive a certificate and a coupon for a free item at a' la carte at lunch. 
    Tardy New Tardy Practice
    A new tardy practice started this week to encourage students to get to all their classes on time every day. Any student who is late to the same class twice during a given week or has accumulated six or more tardies from multiple classes will be assigned to an Alternative Learning Lab (ALL) the following Monday after school. Parents will be notified using an automated message if their child has been assigned to ALL.  Students will be given a written notice on Monday during lunch to report to ALL after school that afternoon. 
    Ms. Gosselin, Student Intervention Support, will lead the after school session to help students with excessive tardies develop a plan for getting to class on time.   
    Students with zero tardies during the week will be entered into a drawing for a FREE COOKIE from the a' la carte line at lunch. 
    If you have questions about the new tardy practice, please contact your child's Dean of Students directly. 
    rams Rams Qualify for State 
    The Mounds View/Irondale/Roseville CI Rams Soccer Team won their playoff game last night at Centennial High School by a 7-2 score - a total team effort and fun to watch. With this win, the team qualifies for the state soccer tournament next Friday, November 16, and Saturday, November 17, at Stillwater High School. The Rams first game will be that Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. in Gym B.  Edgewood Middle School participants include Chase Bursch, Max Frankson, and Charlie Krejchik. Good luck!

    Ralph Reeder November Food Drive

    Edgewood Eagle Leaders will be hosting a food drive November 1-16, to benefit the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf. Eagle Leaders will be collecting monetary donations for the "Thanksgiving for All" Project (your monetary gift provides a turkey for a family in need), food items for the Thanksgiving Bags for Ralph Reeder Food Shelf families, as well as any non-perishable food items. All donations should be placed in the food shelf bin in the front office. ALL donation dollars will be matched the month of November so your donation will go twice as far! Thank you for supporting your local food shelf! See here for the non-perishable food items needed for the thanksgiving bags. 

    Students who bring in an item for the food shelf before November 16 will receive a Jolly Rancher for their donation!


    Cherrydale Fall Fundraiser Update
    Just a reminder that the Fundraiser orders will be distributed on Tuesday, November 13, after school. There was a misprint in the Cherrydale packet that stated Thursday, October 25. 

    TeamWorks TeamWorks International Study

    Recently, Edgewood parents/guardians were notified via e-mail about our upcoming efforts to learn more about the student experience here at Edgewood Middle School. One of our efforts is to host a series of guided conversations with parents, students, and staff. Our parent guided conversation sesson will take place on Thursday, November 15, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Edgewood Middle School with a light dinner provided. If you would like to participate in this conversation, please call the front office at 651-621-6600 by Friday, November 9.


    Yearbook  Yearbooks On Sale Now!

    Edgewood Yearbooks are now on sale until Friday, November 16. Early bird prices range from $15 - 27, depending on the package you choose. Order forms are available in the front office. Checks should be made out to "Lifetouch". Orders after November 16 must be placed online and the cost will increase so order now and Save! Order online at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM, code #10712919.



    Knights Eighth Grade Transition Meeting

    Eighth grade parents/guardians are invited to attend an information session facilitated by Irondale High School Principal Amy Janecek on Thursday evening, November 29, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. to find out about opportunities available to your student and answer any questions you may have as you prepare them for the transition to high school. The session will take place in the Edgewood Cafeteria. 
    Also, this past October, eighth grade students had the opportunity to take the ACT Explore test. These test results will also be distributed to families on this night and Edgewood staff will be available to answer any questions. We look forward to having you attend. 

    Class Triip School Trip to Concordia Language Villages!

    ¡Hola Padres! Hello Parents!  Before MEA, we had the wonderful staff from Bemidji's Concordia Language Villages Spanish Camp visit our Spanish class.  We played games, sang, danced, and talked about Spanish camp... all in Spanish!  Linked below is a flyer with more information, as well as the link to registration, through Mounds View Community Ed.

    Registration opened Monday, October 22, and the cost is $325 for four days: May 16-19 (Thurs.-Sun.) and payment is due in March. Please contact Gina Fosse with any questions at gina.fosse@moundsviewschools.org. We hope your child can join us at Spanish Camp in May!

    More information can be found in this flier.

    Register here through Mounds View Community Ed.

    Below is the link to a video that highlights some of the activities that the campers will do:

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    school lunch Lunch Menu
    The school lunch menu for November 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.
    Quizbowl Quiz Bowl
    If you love competitive trivia, quiz bowl might be a great activity for you! Quiz bowl begins on Monday, November 12, in Room 016. Practice is on Mondays and Wednesdays after school, and students may attend one or both days each week. The team also travels to meets throughout the year. See Mr. Perucco with any questions.  
    sports Community Ed Sports


    Middle school co-curricular sports are a great way to engage in friendly competition. Athletes can compete in individual, partner, or team events in a wide range of sports offered throughout the year.

    • All participants receive a free activities t-shirt!•
    • Practices and competitions held immediately after school. 
    • Activity buses are available after practices for those eligible students.• 
    • Transportation is provided to and from all competitions•.
    • Activities do not meet on Fridays nor non-school days. 

    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.

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

    The schedule for volleyball can be found here.

    Winter Season:  Registration will open December 3, 2018

    • Girls Basketball

    • Boys Basketball 

    • Floor hockey

    • Coed Swim



    Ski club Ski & Snowboard Club

    Registration for the Ski & Snowboard Club for grades 6-12 is now  open. 

    This program runs...
    Mondays - Dec 10,17, Jan 7,14, 28, Feb 4,11 & 25 (if needed, make up on Mar 4)
    Tuesdays - Dec 11,18, Jan 8, 15, 29, Feb 5. 12 & 26 (if needed, make up on Mar 5)

    Parent Chaperones are Needed! You don't have to ski, we are looking for Chalet-only chaperones too. As a Chaperone, you would be responsible for taking attendance and maintaining order on buses (coach bus). Once on the hill, students are free to go where they would like so you are welcome to ride on your own. Chaperones will receive...

    -Free lift ticket
    -Free rental equipment
    -Free lesson each night (if desired)

    For more information about the club or to register, click here.


    Student Activities Student Activity Bulletin

     MONDAY, November 12 (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
    • Chamber Orchestra - Orchestra Room  2:35-3:25
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • FTC Robotics Team - Room 041  2:35-3:25
    • Math Team Meet @ Westwood Middle School  3:00-5:00
    • Quiz Bowl - Room 016  2:35-3:25
    • Reading Zone - Room 001  2:35-3:25
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  2:35-4:05
    • Volleyball Practice - Gym  2:35-3:25

    TUESDAY, November 13 (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
    • Computer Club – 109  2:35-3:25
    • FTC Robotics Team - Room 041  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 010, 8th Grade - Room 005)  2:35-3:25
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  2:35-4:05
    • Volleyball Practice - Gym  2:35-3:25

    WEDNESDAY, November 14 (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)
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • Eagle Leaders - Room 109  2:35-3:25
    • Jazz Band - Band Room  2:35-3:25
    • LEOs Club - Room 116  2:35-3:25
    • Quiz Bowl - Room 016  2:35-3:25
    • Reading Zone - Room 001  2:35-3:25
    • Science Zone - (6th & 8th Grade - Room 110, 7th Grade - Room 010)  2:35-3:25
    • STARS - Room 008  2:35-3:25
    • Swim Club - Pool  2:35-3:25
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  2:35-4:05
    • Volleyball Game @ Highview Middle School  3:15-5:30

    THURSDAY, November 15 (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
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • FTC Robotics Team - Room 041  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
    • Volleyball Practice - Gym  2:35-3:25
    • Yearbook Club - Room 012  2:35-3:25

    FRIDAY, November 16 (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
    • GSA Club – Room 016  2:35-3:25
    • Open Gym @ MVCC  2:35-3:25

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




    Nordic Irondale Ski Team

    Did you know that you can participate on the Irondale Ski Team as a 7th and 8th grader?

    The Irondale Ski team is open to all 7-12 graders. We have a lot of fun both on and off the hill! We would like to encourage all Edgewood students interested in joining the ski team to attend our pre-season meeting with their parents on Monday, November 12, at 7:00 p.m. (location TBD). For more info, please email:

    Coach Garrett at garrett.johnson@moundsviewschools.org

    Captain Alex Presseller at 2020presa01@moundsviewschools.org

    or visit www.https//sites.google.com/moundsviewschools.org/irondalealpine.



    Colorguard Irondale Jr. Color Guard
    Come Dance, Spin, and Perform with the Irondale Jr. Color Guard. This group is open to all 4th-8th graders in the Mounds View School District and will be the second competitive season for the Jr. Guard. There will be an information meeting held in the Irondale Choir Room at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13. We hope to see you there!  If you have any questions, please contact Jen at jennifer.tinerella@moundsviewschools.org.
    Nordic Nordic Skiing
    Irondale's Nordic skiing team is looking for new skiers! Seventh and eighth grade boys and girls are able to join the high school team. The season starts on Monday, November 12, and goes till late January/early February. More information is available on our Team WebsiteWe have had lots of middle school skiers join the team in the past and there are several current middle school skiers right now! The team has lots of equipment to help first year skiers try the sport without making a big financial commitment.
    Want to talk to a coach? Please contact head coach Chris Torvi at 
    consent form Middle School Registration/Consent Form

    Seventh & eighth grade athletes that wish to participate on a high school team will also register online. Before you begin your online registration, approval must be obtained from the middle school principal or dean, the high school activities director and coach. In addition, signatures from both student & 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 (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 November can be found here
    matching gifts
    Each month, the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf connects thousands of our students and their families to food and other important resources and services. Community donations make this possible. Please consider making a charitable giving donation at a time when generous matching dollars, up to $25,000.00, have been made available by Bell Lumber and Pole in New Brighton and St Odilia Catholic Church in Shoreview and help us spread the news.
    You can donate in two ways:
    1. Please visit our Give to the Max page by Thursday, November 15.
    2. Visit our website at www.ralphreederfoodshelf.org and click on donate. Make your donations between now and Friday, December 14.
    To learn more about the programs and services we provide to families like Sarah's each month, see our brochure.
    Thank you for all you do to support our students and their families! 


    American Indian American Indian Event Opportunities

    All American Indian students and Families are welcome to attend:

    • Ojibwe & Lakota Language classes

      • These language classes start Tuesday, November 6, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Mounds View High School, classroom location TBD

      • November 6th

      • December 18th

      • January 15th

      • February 12th and 26th

      • March 12th

      • April 16 and 30th

      • May 7th and 21st

    • Drum & Dance:

      • Tuesday’s at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      • Includes a light dinner

      • Nov. 13th

      • Oct 23rd

      • Nov 13th

      • Nov 27th

      • Dec 11th

      • Jan 8th

      • Jan 22nd

      • Feb 5th

      • Feb 19th

      • Mar 5th

      • Mar 26th

      • Apr 9th

    • Minnesota Indian Education Association Youth Day!

      • MIEA opportunity for middle and high school students

      • Thursday, Nov 15th in Hinckley MN
        All Day Trip, includes Bus, lunch, and Pass to Event at Hinckley (bus times TBA).
        Agenda here: http://minnesotaindianeducation.org/2018-youth-day/
        Open to high school students with signed field trip forms and middle school students need a parent to attend. Students will need to miss school.

    To stay up to date with what is happening with Indian Education please watch check these webpages:




    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, 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:



    Pass-It-Along is a free event sponsored by the ECFE Parent Advisory Committee to help meet the needs of families in our community. We will be offering children's clothes, books, toys, winter wear and maternity clothing. The event will be held at The Early Childhood Center on November 19 from 2:00-5:00.   

    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, 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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