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    December 2018 



     Click here for the upcoming events calendar.
      Visit here for e-flyers.



    star students Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Students of the Month for November who showed their Edgewood PRIDE and demonstrated STEAM Thinker's Mindsets. They each received a certificate and Ala Carte Cash coupon for the Cafeteria. Well done!

    6th Grade - Khilanni Easterling, Beatrice Kaden, Mark Kurynytski and Enzo Yang 

    7th Grade - Calvin Brinkman, Carlos Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Zofia Gutierrez, Paisley Iverson-Carroll, and Zayd Khandwalla

    8th Grade - Leah Blackledge, Dylan Huynh, Kaden Peterson, Angelica Severin, McCullen Willmert, and Kiara Yang.


    important Important After-School Reminder

    Safety and proper supervision of our students is important to us so students staying after the regular school day MUST be in a supervised program by 2:35 p.m. After-school activities end at 3:25 with buses departing at 3:30. Any students waiting for a ride at the end of the regular school day need to be picked up no later than 2:45. If you cannot arrive by 2:45 to pick up your student, we ask that your student go into one of the after-school programs until your arrival.


    snow day Snow Day Reminder

     Always assume schools are open and in session, unless you hear or see differently. 

    Families will receive a text, voicemail and email message within 20 minutes of a decision to close or delay school. 

    In addition, the District will post school cancellation information on District and school websites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds. The District will also notify local media outlets, but cannot guarantee if or how the media will report the information provided.

    On winter days when the metro-area traffic is significantly congested because of poor road conditions, parents should expect most school buses will be similarly delayed.

    To learn more about school-closing criteria, visit here.


    Music Upcoming Concerts
    Mark your calendars for our upcoming concerts and enjoy some delicious Culver's Custard afterwards in the Edgewood Cafeteria to support our Snack Pack Program. 
    Tuesday, December 11: 7th & 8th Grade/Jazz Band Concert
    Thursday, December 13: EW 6th/PW/SS Band Concert
    Tuesday, December 18:  Winter Orchestra Concert (All Grades)Thursday, December 20: PW/SS/EW Beginning Orchestra Concert
    candy cane lane Eagle PRIDE Activity
    Candy Cane Lane is our next Eagle Pride Activity and will be held on Friday, December 14, from 2:25-4:00 p.m.!  Activities will include Dancing, Movie, Basketball, Ping Pong, Computer Club, Swimming, and more! The cost to attend this event is FREE; however, concessions will be available for a charge. Plan to attend Candy Cane Lane!!
    Parent volunteers are needed to make this event a success. If you can help out, please contact Margaret at margaret.meyer@moundsviewschools.org.
    candycane Candy Grams
    Eagle Leaders will be selling Candy Grams before school December 18-20 in the front lobby. Send a candy gram to a friend, or to a staff member! Cost is $1.00 each or 3 for $2.00. The cost includes a candy cane, personalized card, and delivery to first hour class. Numbers are limited so order early! Proceeds will benefit the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.
    santa Waffle Breakfast Teddy Bear Winner
    Congratulations to Kim Tiede who won the giant Teddy Bear at the Lion's Waffle Breakfast last Sunday! 
     FTC Edgewood FTC Robotics Team Results
    The Edgewood Robotics Team, Team #13787 Eagle Tech competed in the North Branch Qualifier Competition on Saturday, December 1, at North Branch Middle School.
    This year's tech challenge was ROVER RUCKUS℠. The object of the game was to attain a higher score than the opposing alliance (two teams on an alliance) by descending from the Lander, collecting Minerals from the Crater, sorting and scoring Minerals into the Cargo Hold of the Lander, performing Autonomous tasks, and navigating to specific parts of the Playing Field. Alliances earn points by placing Minerals into their alliance’s Cargo Holds and Depot. Gold Minerals must be placed in the Gold Cargo Hold and Silver Minerals into the Silver Cargo Hold to score. A link to the game animation can be found here.
    Eagle Tech's robot focused on placing their team marker in the Depot autonomously and scoring Minerals into the Cargo Hold during the driver controlled portion of each match. Eagle Tech did not advance to the finals; however, it was a fun and rewarding experience for our students who participated in this event. 
    Special offer Lifetouch + Shutterfly
    See below for a limited time offer on online fall school picture purchases from Lifetouch and Shutterfly. Offer expires December 20, 2018.
    school lunch Lunch Menu
    The school lunch menu for December can be found here.   

    Yearbook  Must Be Purchased Online

    The Edgewood Yearbooks Early Bird Order Special is now over and all orders must be placed online at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM, code #10712919.



    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 is open 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:

    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.
    girls ensemble  Girls Ensemble
    Girls Ensemble is a select singing group for 7th & 8th grade girls and you DO NOT need to be in choir to join! Ms. Cummings will be holding auditions next Thursday, December 13, after school; however, you must plan to stay in another activity and come only at your audition time. If you were in Girls Ensemble last year, you will need to audition again. We will sing at the Spring Choir Concert, along with the other performances and you will get to design our own Ensemble t-shirts! Any questions, please contact Ms. Cummings at elizabeth.cummings@moundsviewschools.org.
    sports Community Ed Programs

     NEW for winter/spring:

    The Middle School Youth Activities flyer has the the most up-to-date courses and activites. 

    Winter Season: Registration will open online Monday, December 3, for the below activities:

    • Girls Basketball

    • Boys Basketball 

    • Floor hockey

    • Coed Swim

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


     Ski club Ski & Snowboard Club

    There is still room on the Ski buses for Monday nights only
    The 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 still needed for Monday nights! 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)
    Chaperones should be at Egewood by 2:25 p.m. every Monday from December 10 - February 25 (no club December 24 & 31, January 21 and February 18) and will return around 9:00 p.m.

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


    Student Activities Student Activity Bulletin


    MONDAY, December 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
    • Chamber Orchestra - Orchestra Room  2:35-3:25
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • Math Team Meet @ Centennial School  2:35-3:25
    • Quiz Bowl - Room 016  2:35-3:25
    • Reading Zone - Room 001  2:35-3:25
    • Ski/Snowboard Club @ Afton Alps  2:35-9:00
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  2:35-4:05

    TUESDAY, December 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
    • Book Ninjas - LMC  2:25-3:25
    • Computer Club – 109  2:35-3:25
    • Jazz Band - Band Room  2:35-3:25
    • Knitting Club - Room 012  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
    • Ski/Snowboard Club @ Afton Alps  2:35-9:00
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 018  2:35-3:25
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  2:35-4:05

    WEDNESDAY, December 12 (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
    • Amazon Club - Room 003  2:35-3:25
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • Drawing Club - Room 004  2:35-3:25
    • Jazz Band - Band Room  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

    THURSDAY, December 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
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • FTC Robotics Team - Room 041  2:35-3:25
    • Girls Ensemble Tryouts - Choir Room  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
    • Yearbook Club - Room 012  2:35-3:25

    FRIDAY, December 14 (B Day)

    • No after-school Activities/Snack
    • Eagle PRIDE Event Only @ Edgewood  2:25-4:00

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



    family skiing Family Ski Nights at Afton

    All District families, friends and staff members are invited to join us for a fun night of skiing and snowboarding. Afton is offering District families a very generous discount for both lift tickets and rental. Lift tickets are only $18.50 per person (same rate as last year) and meal deals are also available. Click here for additional details and registration information.




    Music  Seniors to Seniors Holiday Concert

    The Irondale High School Music Department invites the community to our annual Seniors to Seniors Holiday Concert on Friday, December 14, at 12:30 p.mWe will have cookies and coffee for all to enjoy after the performance!

    The Concert Choir, Symphonic Winds, and Symphony Orchestra will perform a free holiday concert for parents, grandparents, and community members. Come enjoy beautiful music and sing along to favorite carols!  For further details, please contact Jason Etten at 651-621-6847 or jason.etten@moundsviewschools.org.

    Due to limited parking at Irondale, there will be shuttle service from Edgewood's lower parking lot from 11:45-12:20 and then back from 2:15-2:45. Look for the sandwich board signs on County Road H to mark the parking lot and shuttle service.



    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).

    Music Tree MVHS Holiday Concert
    Mounds View High School Orchestras and Choir have their joint Annual Holiday Concert together on Monday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the MVHS Auditorium. All five orchestras (Symphony, Chamber, Varsity, Philharmonic and Concert orchestra) plus Choir perform various Christmas songs. Join us a wonderful holiday event and feel festive. Free admission, but donation is appreciated at the door. 

    softball Girls' Softball Clinic

    Join the Mounds View High School Softball coaches and players for the 2nd Annual Youth Softball Clinic for grades 3 through 8. This comprehensive clinic will teach players the skills and drills that the high school coaches are looking for and help prepare players for Spring tryouts! 

    The clinic will be four Saturdays in January, February and March 2019. All players will work on offensive and defensive skills from 1-3 pm each Saturday. Pitchers and catchers will have a dedicated time from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (additional cost). Find details AND register online: www.moundsviewschools.org/mvsoftball

    Questions? Email Booster President, Alyson Whalen: mvhsfastpitch@gmail.com.



    Ralph Reeder Holiday Baking Match

    Please see below on how you can help the Ralph Reeder this year in their holiday baking drive. 

    Baking Match




    American Indian American Indian Event Opportunities

    All American Indian students and Families are welcome to attend:

    • Ojibwe & Lakota Language classes

      • These language classes are from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Mounds View High School

      • 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 27th

        Dec 11th

        Jan 8th

        Jan 22nd

        Feb 5th

        Feb 19th

        Mar 5th

        Mar 26th

        Apr 9th


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





    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:   
    • Coordinator to organize and pick up Acapulco meal for staff during Parent Communication Night on 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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