November 17, 2017


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    I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.
    - Marcus Samuelsson
    thanksgiving No School Next Week
    Just a reminder that there is no school next week. Please enjoy the time off with your family and we'll see you back on Monday, November 27

    amazon smiles You shop. Amazon gives.

    • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Edgewood Middle School PTO whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Be sure to choose the Mounds View, MN, location as there are other Edgewood Middle Schools listed. 
    • ​​AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
    • ​​Support EPAT by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

    This is a great option for easy donations during the Holiday shopping season.  The link to sign up is: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4456726

    Thank you for your support to our students and the school community!


    woods Edgewood School Forest

    On Friday, December 1, during Period 8, some Edgewood students will be working with members of the Minnesota DNR and Conservation Corps to help eradicate invasive species in the Edgewood school forest. The emphasis will be on buckthorn, as it has spread widely through the forest, and threatens native species. This event will involve lessons from forestry professionals, group projects and service learning. Students will be participating with their STEAM class (Edgewood Engineers, Outdoor Adventures, Wild Crafting and Photography), and will be connecting this event with their class content. It is going to be a great event for staff and students, but also a very important step towards a healthier school forest.

    A staff member from the MV School District Communication Dept. will be here taking video footage and photos of the students participating. If your student is in one of these STEAM classes participating and you DO NOT want any photos or videos taken of him/her to be published, please e-mail at shannon.mildenberger@moundsviewschools.org with the name of your student requesting that they are not photographed/videotaped. 


    knight Eighth Grade Transition Meeting

    Eighth grade parents/guardians are invited to attend an information session facilitated by Irondale High School Principal Amy Janecek on Monday evening, December 4, 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. 
    eagle pride Eagle Pride Event
    The next Eagle Pride Event will be held on Friday, December 15, from 2:45-4:30 p.m. at Edgewood. Parent chaperones are needed to help oversee the dance, gym, and cafeteria areas. If you are able to help, please contact Ms. Mildenberger at shannon.mildenberger@moundsviewschools.org.
    no eating Bus Policy Reminder
    Students and parents, as a reminder, for safety reasons such as choking or food allergies, eating and drinking of food or beverages while on the bus is NOT ALLOWED. After-school snacks must be consumed in the cafeteria or put away in backpacks to be consumed later if students leave directly after school to ride the bus. 
    Also, please show your Eagle Pride and help keep the bus clean for other riders - do not litter - throw any garbage in the waste basket when you exit the bus or take it with you.
    Your help and support in this matter will be greatly appreciated by our transportation staff.
    girls clothing Donations Needed
    Edgewood is looking for trendy, gently-used teenage girls' clothing for our FREE clothing table for our students. If your children have out-grown clothing that is sitting in their closets, we'd be happy to take it off your hands...so will our students!
      calendar Next Year's LEC Trip Dates
     Attention 6th Grade Families - For your planning purposes, the 7th Grade LEC Trip for next year will take place the week of  Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26, 2018, which will fall between MEA and Halloween.
    steam STEAM Showcase
    Our Winter STEAM Showcase will be held on Wednesday, January 24, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. We are in need of guest judges. If you'd like to be a guest judge or would like more information on Winter STEAM Showcase, please contact Ms. LaPanta at darcy.lapanta@moundsviewschools.org. We appreciate your support!

    yearbook Did you order your yearbook yet?

    Yearbook order forms were available in the back-to-school envelope that you received during Orientation. If you have not ordered your yearbook as of yet, you can do so online at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM, code #10712918. Yearbook packages range from $21.50 for soft cover to $27.00 for hard cover books with accessories. Yearbooks are available to order online ONLY until April 1, 2018


    field trip Upcoming STEAM Field Trips
    The "Big River Journey" STEAM Class is taking a field trip to the West Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park/Visitors Center TODAY, November 17. Students will participate in river studies led by naturalists from the Three Rivers Park District. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m. This activity will require students to stay after school until 4:00 pm and take the activity bus or get picked up. This field trip is FREE for all students as part of our STEAM program.



    The "Robotics" STEAM Class will be going to the University of Minnesota Engineering and Robotics Lab for a field trip on Friday, December 1. Students will leave at 1:15 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m. This activity will require students to stay after school until 4:00 pm and take the activity bus or get picked up. Any questions, please contact Ms. Beethe at nadina.beethe@moundsviewschools.org. This field trip is FREE for all students as part of our STEAM program.


    The "How Did I Get Here" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip to the Mill City Museum on Friday, December 8, to take part in the Taste of Immigration Baking Lab and to explore the museum. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 4:00 p.m. This activity will require students to stay after school until 4:00 pm and take the activity bus or get picked up. This field trip is FREE for all students as part of our STEAM program.


    The "1,000 Paper Cranes" STEAM Class will be taking a field trip to Sunnyside Elementary on Friday, December 15. Students will leave at 1:20 p.m. and return back to Edgewood by 2:45 p.m. During that time, students will have a chance to teach a 4th grade class how to make one or two pieces of origami of their choice. This field trip is FREE for all students as part of our STEAM program.

    The "Book Ninjas" STEAM Class is taking a field trip on Friday, December 15, to the Shoreview Library and Mounds View Library. Students will leave Edgewood at 1:20 p.m. and return to Edgewood by 3:45 p.m. Students can either walk home, take the activity bus or be picked up by parentsThis field trip is FREE for all students as part of our STEAM program. Any questions can be directed to Ms. LaPanta & Ms. Johnson at darcy.lapanta@moundsviewschools.org or elizabeth.johnson@moundsviewschools.org.


    The "Outdoor Adventures" STEAM class will be taking a field trip to Vertical Endeavors on Friday, December 15.  Students will leave Edgewood at 1:15 p.m. and return by 4:30 p.m. The activity bus runs at 4:30 that day, due to the Eagle Pride Event at Edgewood. The students will be able to take the activity bus, walk, or arrange for transportation home. This field trip is FREE for all students as part of our STEAM program.


    TicKat Perkinskets on Sale Now

    Singer Songwriter Kat Perkins will perform as part of the 4th Annual Music at Mounds View Concert Series on TONIGHT, November 17. Kat is best known for her unforgettable appearance on NBC's THE VOICE, as she made it all the way to the finals. Click here to purchase tickets. More information is available at www.moundsviewschools.org/musicatmoundsview.



     santa Breakfast with Santa

    Join the Mounds View Lions for their "All-You-Can-Eat" Waffle Breakfast on Sunday, December 3, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Edgewood's Cafeteria. Breakfast includes Belgian waffles, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. Tickets are: 

    Adults: $8.00

    Ages 6-12: $5.00

    5 and Under: FREE

    Visit Santa and take a picture with him for $5. Also, sign up for a chance to win a giant Teddy Bear!  A flyer can be found here.



    Fski amily Ski Nights

    Family Ski Nights are back at Afton Alps! 

    District families, friends and staff members are invited to join us for another season of Family Ski Nights at Afton Alps. The dates for the 2017-18 season are: December 31, January 14, February 18 and March 4. Take advantage of these special rates on lift tickets and rental.  

    Join us for a Special New Years Eve Celebration at Afton Alps -  Live Music and Fireworks!  

    You must register for this event. More information regardng cost/registration can be found here.  



     before after school Before and After-School Programs
    Information regarding available activities can be found here
    Activity buses will be available Monday-Friday to all students staying after school. Students not in a program or assigned with a teacher are not eligible for activity bus transportation.
    Edgwood also offers many Community Ed sports opportunities throughout the year. Find out more in the AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS section below. 
    Week of November 20 & 27
     MONDAY, November 20 - FRIDAY, November 24
    • NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

    MONDAY, November 27 (B Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  7:00-7:55
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:30–7:55
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:45-3:00
    • American Indian Club - Room 5  3:00-4:00
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Homework Help Center – Room 12  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Math Team Meet @ Westwood  3:00-5:00
    • Quiz Bowl - Room 16  3:00-4:00
    • Reading Zone – Room 114  3:00-4:00
    • Robotics Club - Room 40  3:00-4:00
    • Science Zone - TBA  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #140)
    • Volleyball Practice - Gym  3:00-4:00

    TUESDAY, November 28 (A Day)

    • Chess Club - Room 106  7:00-7:45
    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  7:00-7:55
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:30–7:55
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:45-3:00
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Girls Ensemble - Choir Room  3:00-4:00
    • Reading Zone – Room 114  3:00-4:00
    • Science Zone - TBA  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 18  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #140)
    • Volleyball Practice - Gym  3:00-4:00

    WEDNESDAY, November 29 (A Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  7:00-7:55
    • Jazz Band - Band Room  7:00-7:55
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:30–7:55
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:45-3:00
    • Adventure Club - Room 40  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Amazon Club - Room 3  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Culture Crew – Room 234  3:00-4:00
    • Drawing Club - Room 4  3:00-4:00
    • LEO Club - Room 116  3:00-4:00
    • Quiz Bowl - Room 16  3:00-4:00
    • Reading Zone – Room 114  3:00-4:00
    • Science Zone - TBA  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • STRIPES - Room 5  3:00-4:00
    • Swim Club - Pool  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30  (Take Bus #140)
    • Volleyball Game @ Highview Middle School  3:30-5:30

    THURSDAY, November 30 (Uneven Block B Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  7:00-7:55
    • Girls Ensemble - Choir Room  7:15–7:45
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:30–7:55
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:45-3:00
    • Chamber Orchestra - Orchestra Room  3:00-4:00
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Creative Build Club - Room 9  3:00-4:00
    • Fall Musical Cast/Crew After Party - Stage  2:45-4:00
    • Reading Zone – Room 114  3:00-4:00
    • Robotics Club - Room 40  3:00-4:00
    • Social Studies Zone - Room 18  3:00-4:00
    • Teen Leaders Club @ MVCC  3:00-4:30
    • Volleyball Practice - Gym  3:00-4:00
    • Yearbook Club -  Room 12  3:00-4:00

    FRIDAY, December 1 (Even Block B Day)

    • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym  7:00-7:55
    • Jazz Band - Band Room  7:00-7:55
    • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria  7:30–7:55
    • After School Snack – Cafeteria  2:45-3:00
    • Computer Club – LMC  3:00-4:00  (Must Sign Up)
    • Eagle Leaders - Room 109  3:00-4:00
    • GSA Club - Room 16  3:00-4:00
    • Open Gym @ MVCC  3:00-4:00
    • Robotics Club - Room 40  3:00-4:00
    • Science Zone - TBA  3:00-4:00
      *Activities are subject to change, please listen for daily announcements.
    eagle Eagle Leaders
    The December meeting dates for Eagle Leaders will be Friday, December 1, December 8, and December 15 (Eagle Pride Activity). 
    gsa GSA Club
    If you are interested in LGBT issues, consider joining Edgewood's Gay-Straight Alliance. The club will meet weekly in Room 16, beginning Friday, December 1
    culture Cultural Connections
    Grab your friends and plan to come to the next Cultural Connections Event after school on Monday, December 11, in Rm #232. The fun starts at 3:00 pm and goes until 4:00 pm. You will learn a little bit about the Chinese language & culture, have a little treat, and possibly win a prize! Hope to see you there!    

    volleyball Co-ed Volleyball
    The volleyball schedule is below: 
    Monday, November 27 - Practice in the gym
    Tuesday, November 28 - Practice in the gym
    Wednesday, November 29 - Game @ Highview Middle School 
    Thursday, November 30 - Practice in the gym
    ski lift After-School Ski and Snowboard Program
    Registration for the after-school Ski and Snowboard Program is now open! This program is open to all 6-12th grade students. The program will run Mondays and Tuesdays beginning December 11 and 12. Buses will depart after school and arrive back to their respective schools by 9:30 p.m. Students must ride the motorcoach bus both ways. Students may not be dropped off or picked up from the ski area - NO EXCEPTIONS! Online registration can be found here or you can print off and fill out a registration form here. Chaperones are also needed. If you are interested, fill out the application form here.    

    meal Free Community Meals
    Click here to find a schedule of free meals throughout our community for the month of November.
    Community 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. 

     turkey Thanksgiving Baskets

    Thanksgiving baskets are available November 1-22. To register, call the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf early to schedule your appointment at 651-621-7451.



     gift Operation Joy

    Need help with holiday gifts for your children? Operation Joy can help! Call the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf at 651-621-7451 to make an appointment or stop in on Wednesdays, November 15, or November 29, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. More information can be found here

    consent Middle School Registration/Consent Form

    7th & 8th grade athletes that 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 & 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). 



    bowling Irondale Bowling Team Going to State

    Congratulations to the Irondale Bowling Team who won the Bowling Conference Championship last Friday, November 10, at Mermaid Lanes. 

    The team was ranked 4th out of six teams going in to the tournament. In a bracket tournament format (best three out of five games), Irondale beat out Columbia Heights (ranked 5th) (174-124, 164-116, 185-152). Irondale then beat out Centennial (ranked 1st) in the second round winning three of the four games (202-237, 160-155, 194-169, 213-153). Irondale finished their strong showing by beating St. Anthony (ranked 3rd) in the final round winning three games (172-145, 163-161, 198-188) to win the Conference Championship. The team will compete in the State Bowling Tournament at Flaherty's on Saturday, December 2. Members of the bowling team include Steven Murillo, Ricky Gustafson, Lorne Mildenberger, Jaeger Hoog, Connor Rautio, as well as Edgewood students Brandon Kreyer and Samantha Murillo. 

    For the third year in a row, junior Steven Murillo (former Edgewood student) received an All-Conference Award, which is given to the Top Five bowlers in the district. Congratulations and best of luck at the State Tournament...Go Knights! 


    colorguard 2017-18 Winter Color Guard

    With the success of the Middle School Winter Color Guard this past fall, the Irondale Marching Knights are excited to offer another color guard opportunity for middle school students (boys and girls currently in 6,7 and 8th grade from Edgewood and Highview Middle Schools) to give color guard try!  If you missed it this fall now is your chance to do it!
    We are having an information and registration night on Monday, November 27, where parents and students will be able to learn about Middle School Guard and everything that it includes.  We will be having regular practices to prepare for the couple of shows in which we are participating in.  No experience is necessary as we will have coaches and captains from the high school team working with the middle school team to show them basics up to teaching them the show routine.  
    Please join us on Monday, November 27, to learn more about Middle School Winter Color Guard.  If you have any questions or concerns prior feel free to email: thillemom@gmail.com and she will be able to help answer your questions.  Thank you.  We can't wait for you to join!!!

    EPAT EPAT Meeting Dates
    Please join us anytime for our EPAT meetings. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and are held in the front office conference room. This year's dates are below: 
    Monday, February 5 (Front Office Conference Room)
    Monday, April 16 (Front Office Conference Room)
    Support Edgewood
    You can support Edgewood by participating in the below fundraisers year-round: 
    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
    District and school spiritwear is now available online. Edgewood has two sites this year that you can choose from for spiritwear, one through Athletic Outfitters or one through the District. Click here for Edgewood spiritwear through Athletic Outfitters and enter the password edgewoodms. Any questions regarding the online stores can be directed to Renee at renee.gimm@moundsviewschools.org.
    Click here for Edgewood spiritwear through the District. Other
    Mounds View Public Schools spiritwear is available here.    

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