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    January 2019 



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



    photos Photos Needed!
    Our Yearbook Club is looking for photos for this year's yearbook, especially from our fall musical, Seussical, Jr., as well as from the 7th Grade LEC trips. If you have any good photos you'd like to share, please forward them to Ms. Penner at anna.penner@moundsviewschools.org. Thank you!

    Music Westside Band Concert

    The Westside Band Concert will be on Thursday evening, January 24, at Irondale. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade band students should show up between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. Students should dress in white tops/black bottoms and bring their instrument, music, and folding music stand. The Concert will take place in the varsity gym and begin at 7:00 p.m. Any questions, please contact Mr. Behlke at ian.behlke@moundsviewschools.org.
    parent info night 5th Grade Information Night
    We would like to invite all 5th graders and their parents to our upcoming 5th Grade Information Night on Tuesday, January 29, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to learn about the opportunities here at Edgewood. Information has been sent home to families and we look forward to meeting our incoming 6th graders for the Fall of 2019!

    unity The Unity Event Is Coming

    The Unity Event is a festival in place at Edgewood to help students celebrate the wealth of diversity that exists within our school building and the community. In our school, we have students from all different walks of life, who speak different languages and have unique traditions. With that we believe that all of us coming together and supporting one another is truly what makes Edgewood great! At this free event students will experience, learn about, and engage with a variety of different backgrounds. There will also be ticketed stations to purchase authentic snacks and play carnival games. This special event is held each year after school on the last Friday in February. This year's event will take place on Friday, February 22.

    All families and community members are welcome to be involved. If you are interested in being a Cultural Table Host please contact Chris Van House at christian.vanhouse@moundsviewschools.org or 651-621-6673. Any proceeds raised from this event benefit student support groups at Edgewood Middle School.


    legos 7.2 Million LEGOs Collected Last Year!

    These LEGOs were collected, sorted, organized and packaged into kits or barrels for easy distribution.

    These LEGOs will be used across the district to start new elementary level robotics teams, and also supply existing teams with supplemental parts. Already, your donation has fully equipped thirteen new K-3rd grade LEGO League Jr. teams, and two new 4th grade LEGO League teams. Additionally, the District LEGO League Jr. Coordinator has sent out supplemental LEGO kits to twenty-four second year LEGO League Jr. teams. This community has also given a great stockpile to pull from in the future years as the Mounds View robotics program continues to grow.

    Our district-wide robotics program is only in its second year, but with the generous donations from the community we know it will successfully impact hundreds of students over the years.

    To learn more about FIRST robotic programs visit https://www.firstinspires.org/.

    Thank you, Titanium Allies Robotic Team, Shoreview, MN...TitaniumAllies@gmail.com


    school lunch Lunch Menu
    The school lunch menu for January can be found here.   

    Yearbook  Online Only

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



    24-hour line 24-Hour Attendance Line

    Do you need to call in a sick child or relay an absence? You can call our 24-hour attendance line at 651-621-6601 and leave the information on our automated system. It saves both you and the attendance office time!


    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!

    Registration is still open for Concordia Language Villages 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.
    swimclub Swim Club Update
    Due to Community Ed's Swimming Sessions now starting, After-School Swim Club will be moved from Wednesdays to Fridays beginning Friday, January  25.
    Youth Activities
    Community Ed Programs

     NEW for winter/spring:


    Join this fast growing Olympic sport for grades 2-8. All equipment is provided. Sign up today here.

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

    Winter Season: Register online now for Boys/Girls Basketball, Chess Club/Competition League, Floor Hockey, Coed Swimming I & II, and Dance 101. Some schedules are listed below.  

    Girls/Boys Basketball Schedule

      Floor Hockey Schedule

      Coed Swimming II Schedule 

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


     Ski club Ski & Snowboard Club 

    Remaining Ski & Snowboard Club dates...
    Mondays - January 28, Feb 4,11 & 25 (if needed, make up on Mar 4)
    Tuesdays - January 29, Feb 5. 12 & 26 (if needed, make up on Mar 5)

    The bus will depart right after school and return back to Edgewood 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, January 21


    TUESDAY, January 22 (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 Basketball Practice - Gym  2:35-3:25
    • Computer Club – Room 109  2:35-3:25
    • Jazz Band - Band Room  2:35-3:25
    • Knitting Club - Room 012  2:35-3:25
    • PE Zone - Fitness 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
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 018  2:35-3:25
    • Swimming I - Pool  2:35-3:25

    WEDNESDAY, January 23 (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
    • Girls Basketball Game @ Highview Middle School  3:15-5:15
    • Jazz Band - Band Room  2:35-3:25
    • PE Zone - Fitness 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
    • STRIPES - Room 005  2:35-3:25
    • Swimming I - Pool  2:35-3:25

    THURSDAY, January 24 (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
    • Boys Basketball Game @ Highview Middle School  3:15-5:15
    • Computer Club – LMC  2:35-3:25
    • FTC Robotics Team - Room 041  2:35-3:25
    • Girls Ensemble - Choir Room  2:35-3:25
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 018  2:35-3:25
    • Swimming I - Pool  2:35-3:25
    • Yearbook Club - Room 012  2:35-3:25

    FRIDAY, January 25 (B Day)

    • 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
    • Swim Club - Pool  2:35-3:25

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





    basketball Tropics Night at Irondale

    Join Irondale Girls Basketball for their "Tropics Night" on Friday, February 1, at Irondale High School. Wear your Hawaiian gear and come cheer on the team! Teachers will be honored this evening and receive free admission to the games. More information can be found here


    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).


    Dance Third Annual Father Daughter Dance

    The Mounds View Police Foundation proudly presents its Third Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 9, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the Mounds View Community Center. Fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and other father figures are invited to attend this exciting event with the little girls in their lives! Dinner, dancing, and a craft activity are included in the price of admission: $25 per couple (one adult and one child), and $10 for each additional child. Photos will be available for a small fee. Get your tickets here


    mvsa MVSA Spring/Summer Softball

    Registration is now open for Mounds View Softball Association Spring/Summer season.  Registration is open to all girls ages 7-18 living or attending school in the Mounds View School District 621 attendance area.  To sign up and for more information, please visit the Mounds View Softball Association.


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

    American Indian American Indian Event Opportunities


      • Drum & Dance:

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

      • Includes a light dinner 

        Jan 22nd

        Feb 5th

        Feb 19th

        Mar 5th

        Mar 26th

        Apr 9th  

      • Winter Storytelling Social and Potluck:

        Tuesday, January, 29, at Shoreview Community Center from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

        Bring a hotdish, salad, or dessert to share. There will be winter storytelling for those who want to join as well as swimming, gym and the indoor playground. 

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




    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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