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    December 2018 



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

    Happy Holidays  


    Winter Break No School Reminder!

    Winter break will run from Monday, December 24, through Tuesday, January 1. School will resume on Wednesday, January 2. Warmest wishes from our staff to you and your families this holiday season!


    candy cane lane Eagle PRIDE Activity
    Just a reminder that our Candy Cane Lane Eagle Pride Activity is TODAY, December 14, from 2:25-4:00 p.m. The cost to attend this event is FREE; however, concessions will be available for a charge (25 cents/ticket). We hope to see you there!
    Parent volunteers should arrive by 2:15 p.m. to check in at the front office. If you can help out, please contact Margaret at margaret.meyer@moundsviewschools.org.


    Hat Day Pay $1- Wear a Hat!

    Join the LEO's Club for Hat Day on Friday, December 21. Pay $1 to wear your most favorite or fun/holiday hat! Proceeds will go towards a family in need this holiday season. 


    volunteers Escape Room Volunteers Still Needed

    We are still in need of about 20 more brave volunteers for our Escape Room project on Wednesday, December 19, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. here at Edgewood Middle School. 

    Students at Edgewood Middle School throughout this year have been practicing their skills in problem solving, innovation and collaboration through various lessons and activities. 

    Recently, our students have been working in teams on CREATING an escape room of their own for others to complete. This is where you come in. We would like to invite you to come and challenge yourself in completing our student’s escape rooms by solving puzzles and working as a team.  

    Please let us know if you are interested in attempting to escape by completing this Google Form with your information or contact Ms. LaPanta at darcy.lapanta@moundsviewschools.org


    Music Upcoming Concert
    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 18:  Winter Orchestra Concert (All Grades)
    Thursday, December 20: PW/SS/EW Beginning Orchestra Concert
    Thursday, January 10: Westside Choir Festival @ Irondale
    Thursday, January 24: Westside Band Festival @ Irondale
    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.
    8th grade High School Registration Presentation
    On Friday, January 4, from 7:50-8:35 a.m. Irondale Deans will present to Edgewood 8th Graders about high school registration considerations. Students will receive a "mock" registration form and are encouraged to bring it home to their families to discuss courses for 9th grade.  Students and families can communicate with middle school deans if they have any questions about 9th grade placements or other registration considerations. More information about transition activities for 8th grade families can be found under the OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALE section below. 
    Eagle Eagle Leaders Field Trip

    On Friday, January 11Eagle Leaders will be touring the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf during our regular meeting after school. Students will leave Edgewood at 2:30, and will arrive back by 3:20, in time for the afternoon buses. This field trip complements the work that the Eagle Leaders have been doing by hosting food drives in order to support the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf. There is no cost at attend this field trip. Eagle Leaders must return their permission slips by Friday, January 4If you have any questions regarding this field trip, please feel free to contact Sandy Solheim (651-621-6643).


    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.



    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.


    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.
    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 is not open 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 

    The Ski & Snowboard Club 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)

    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.

    Cold Weather Cancellation: When the National Weather Service’s noon forecast predicts temperatures at –20F or colder for the afternoon or evening and/or bus company, Washington or Chisago County Sherriff or ski area reports unsafe conditions, the ski program will be cancelled that day and rescheduled for the end of the session. For updated information call the Ski Hotline 651-621-7484 after 12:00 noon on the day in question.

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


    Student Activities Student Activity Bulletin

     MONDAY, December 17 (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
    • LEO Club - Room 016  2:35-3:25
    • Math Team Practice - Room 007  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 18 (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 19 (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
    • 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 20 (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
    • Yearbook Club - Room 012  2:35-3:25\

    FRIDAY, December 21 (B Day) 

    • CRAZY HAT DAY - Pay $1 & wear your favorite hat!
    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  6:45-7:30
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:15–7:40
    • After School Snack - Cafeteria  2:35-3:25
    • Anime Club - Room 003  2:35-3:25
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • GSA Club – Room 016  2:35-3:25
    • Open Gym @ MVCC  2:35-3:25

    MONDAY, December 24 - TUESDAY, January 1


     *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. The first family ski night is Sunday, December 30Note:  Deadline to Register is by NOON the Friday before the event -  NO EXCEPTIONS. Click here for additional details and registration information.




    Knighthead Transition Activities for 8th Grade Families
    Information Night for 8th Graders/Families
    Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Irondale High School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Curriculum, Activities, and Athletics Fair; Principal's Welcome Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
    Online Registration for 9th Grade Classes  
    Tuesday, February 5, at Edgewood during the school day - Edgewood Deans will work with students during their Phy Ed classes to register for their high school classes online.
    8th Graders visit Irondale
    Friday, April 12, from 9:45-11:00 a.m. - Edgewood 8th graders tour Irondale and learn about life in high school, including academic and co-curricular activities.
    Irondale Student Mentors Q&A with 8th Graders
    Tuesday, May 21, from 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m. - Student mentors from Irondale will meet with 8th grade students at Edgewood to answer questions about life in high school.
    "Spring into Fall" Irondale High School Co-Curriculum Day
    Wednesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Irondale High School - 8th Grade students and families are invited to learn about co-curricular opportunities at Irondale.
    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).


    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


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

    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


        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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