If your kids enjoy exploring, biking, bug catching, treasure hunting, and other fun nature adventures, then they should participate in Nearby Nature’s outdoor summer daycamps! Nearby Nature’s camps are a unique medley of adventure, science, nature, art, play, and gardening. Most take place in Alton Baker Park, in the group’s unique Learnscape Gardens. Daycamps run from June 18-August 31, last one week each, and serve kids from three to 13 years old. Half and full day options are available and enrollment is limited to 12 children per camp. Scholarships are available! For registration as well as scholarship information, see http://www.nearbynature.org/programs/daycamps or call 541-687-9699.
Edgewood OBOB at regionals
The Edgewood OBOB team competed this weekend at the regional OBOB competition along with 55 of the area’s best teams. We are so very proud of them! They battled tough questions and even successfully challenged a question – all while having fun!
It has been an amazing season and we look forward to new books, new teams, and new battles next year! We hope that you will join us (or Spencer Butte’s program) next year!
WOW! Thank you for such a phenomenal turn out at the Edgewood Rummage Sale this year! We raised over $1500 and really enjoyed the community building aspect of this event. We would love to hear any feedback you have about the experience whether you participated as a volunteer, a shopper, a donator or all three!
PTA meeting next week
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Feb. 20—PTA meeting in the Edgewood Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Childcare is available for free in the cafeteria. Everyone is welcome. See you there!
We will be collecting Reading Olympics envelopes all of this week. We want to celebrate all of the reading minutes logged in by our students –whether or not pledges were collected. That being said, this is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, so please do turn them in to help raise funds for our Storyteller, Artist in Residence, Teacher supplies, school garden and more. Thank you to everyone who has participated so far!
Pledges are tax deductible. Edgewood PTA Tax ID#: 99-0375925. Please let us know if you need the PTA to write a letter for tax purposes.
Edgewood Fun Night Volunteers Needed
Edgewood’s fantastic carnival and silent auction is fast approaching, and we welcome all families to be involved in creating a night of memories for our very important customers – the children! Fun Night is April 20 5:30-8 PM and uses the whole school campus for face painting, snacks, food trucks, cake walks, auction items, and more! Help make the fun happen as an event volunteer. Event volunteers can choose their spot online at http://signup.com/go/pjEEmXk or contact Gayle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. There are signups for the week prior to the event, as well as the week after, if you are unavailable the night of.
U of O K-5 Science Fair
The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-5 students is just around the corner on March 10th, 2018 from 11am-3pm. The UO Science Fair features not only great original science projects by area students, but also many hands on outreach activities. The event is free an open to the public.
Students who wish to enter a project in the fair should sign up on our website by March 7th. Scholarships are available for any student with financial hardship who wants to register a project.
Students, show your creative side!
Students are invited to submit a video for the 2018 Eugene Children’s Film Festival, May 19 at the Wildish Community Theater. Deadline for submissions is May 9. There is no entry fee. Any genre is accepted: documentary, narrative shorts, school projects, commercials, action and sport. For more information, visit www.eugenefilm.org.
Volunteers needed for the Edgewood Rummage Sale!
We will need a few volunteers to pull this off!
There are volunteer opportunities Thursday-Sunday to help with the rummage sale. You may sign up here: http://signup.com/go/kvtSGpO or simply let Tanya know by calling the office at 541-790-8700 or email@example.com.
We will need a few Volunteers to help…..
……collect donations on Thursday and Friday for an hour around drop off and pick up times.
……. set up on Friday afternoon or Friday evening
……. with 2 hour shifts during the sale on Saturday and Sunday
…….. tally money at the end of each day on Saturday and Sunday
If you have any questions, please contact Erin Ralston at 541-357-0853.
Kindergarten Orientation for incoming 2018-2019 Kinders this Wednesday 6:00!
Is your child starting Kindergarten in the fall? Do you know someone in the Edgewood neighborhood who will be starting? We are having a Kindergarten Orientation Event this Wednesday, February 28 at 6:00. At this event, parents and students will have an opportunity to meet some of our staff, see the school and pick up enrollment paper work. Can’t make it to the event? No problem! Enrollment paperwork is available at the office. Come fill out an intent to enroll postcard so that we know your child will be attending Edgewood next year!
Academic Achievement Center
The Academic Achievement Center is happy to announce that we will be starting our STEM Shuttle pickup service at Edgewood on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on March 6th. (Students do not have to attend both days.) For more info or to sign up for this service please go to https://www.eugeneaac.com/aac-shuttle and fill out the registration form.
Please check your children’s folders to find this year’s school directory. We are sending home one directory per household. There are extra copies in the office. We are looking for a parent to coordinate the directory for next year. This is a volunteer opportunity that can work from home and there are plenty of parents available to help put it together. Please contact the office if you are interested.
Edgewood will be taking garage sale donations late winter for a fundraiser. If you have items around the house that you no longer need please consider saving them for our community garage sale. More information to follow regarding drop off dates for those items. If you have any questions please contact Erin Ralston at 541-357-0853.
Looking for a few more volunteers for a secret teacher project!
The Edgewood PTA needs a few volunteers to help with a project that is in the works for Edgewood teachers and staff. Help us show our appreciation to the wonderful people who work at our school! For more information or to sign-up, email Tracie Harness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edgewood Village Snack Pack Packing Party – this Friday, Feb 9 at 8:35
Friday, February 9 from 8:35-9:30 am in the cafeteria- please help assemble gallon bags of snacks for our weekend snack bag program. Thanks!
Help out with the Knit Wits! Wednesdays from 1:45-3:30
Our Knitting Club needs another volunteer. Our amazing D1 resident Grandma, Mara would appreciate another set of adult hands to join our Knit Wit group. You do not need to know how to knit to join in the fun. The kids can teach you. Mara and the 9 knitting members have busy hands and fingers and simply want another adult to assist with logistics and general group support. Our group meets every Wednesday from 1:45 – 3:30. Please let Tina Leaton in D1 know if you are interested.
Jump Rope For Heart – Donations due on Wed. January 31
Thank you for participating in Jump Rope for Heart! Mr. Thornton will be collecting donations for the American Heart Association through Wednesday, January 31.
The two Eugene School based Health Centers, located at Churchill and North Eugene High Schools, are open and ready to give immunizations to all children who are lacking immunizations. They are ready to schedule children who participate in public health insurance programs, or have private insurance, or are uninsured. The appointments can be made at: Churchill, tel. 541-790-5227, Claire Bierman is the Health Assistant, North Eugene, tel. 541-790-4445, Kathleen Ybanez is the Health Assistant. The clinics would like to vaccinate as many as possible prior to exclusion day on February 21, 2018. The Churchill Clinic will be open on Monday, February 19 all day, even though it is a school district holiday, and parents/children are welcome. On exclusion day–Wednesday, February 21, Peacehealth will have several persons to help with the immunizations at the North Eugene SBHC so that children can return to school quickly.
The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) is excited about the possibility of adding Edgewood Community Elementary School to our pick up service for the STEM Shuttle! We want to see what the interest level is now and see if there is enough interest in an Edgewood pickup. We hope to start picking up after school at Edgewood on Tuesday and/or Thursdays. If you’d like more information on the program you can go to https://www.eugeneaac.com/aac-shuttle or call the AAC at 541-654-4999. Space on the shuttle is limited to 10 students per day. There currently is not an option for Edgewood on the registration page, so please email the AAC at email@example.com and indicate if you’d like Tuesdays, Thursdays, or both Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost would be $30/day and scholarships are available.
“Friendship Difficulties” – the focus of parent education night in February
Edgewood’s counselor Rebecca Ledbetter will help parents navigate the challenges their students have with friends. Come to this free program in the Edgewood cafeteria on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. Part of the session will involve a question-and-answer period. Childcare will be provided for $3/child. Please call the office if you are interested in reserving a spot.
Edgewood Apparel – shirts, sweatshirts, bags…..
We always have Edgewood shirts and sweatshirts available for purchase in the office (old styles and new). An order can be requested if we don’t have the correct size or style. Once we have enough interest, we will place an order.
- Shirts – $10
- Sweatshirts (old style) – $15
- Sweatshirts (new style) – $20
- Bags – $5
A note from Rebecca, our school counselor:
Hi Parents! Thank you for being such a wonderful source of support and encouragement for your students and the staff here at Edgewood! I wanted to put out a request for donations for incentive-based activities and reward activities at the schools. This may be a great way to get rid of some of those items in your home that may be collecting dust in a closet. I am happy to share items with other school counselors to utilize in their schools as well. Thank you so much for your help and support!
We are looking for the following:
– Trading cards (Pokemon, Yu-Gi-O, Magic)
– Legos or other building-type toys
– Play Doh and Play Doh accessories
– Art supplies and Stickers
– Small toys (McDonalds, Shopkins, plastic dinosaurs
– Favor bag prizes (rings, bouncy balls, etc.)
Eat tacos, help Edgewood!
On Tuesday, Jan. 9th, Edgewood families can support the Edgewood PTA by eating at Tacovore. Tacovore is famous for its tacos, guacamole and margaritas. It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 530 Blair Blvd. Don’t forget to bring the attached flyer! Copies will be coming home too.
Congratulations to everyone involved! If we can keep up the pace we will meet our goal of 10,000 Box Tops for the school year. The first place winner for the first round is Tina’s class with a total of 442, and in second place and only seven Box Tops behind is Mrs. Blake’s class with 435, and in third place is Mr.Vanderbilt’s class with 369.
If we missed a few, don’t worry we are starting over and whatever class gets the most this next section January – March 31st will get the trophies, and then whatever classes collect the most for the year overall get the the trophies at the end of the year.
The Dreamers Acting Studio
Acting Classes are offered at Edgewood on Wednesdays through June 8! Classes are for ages 8 and up, start at 1:45 and end at 3:00. Students learn basic theatre and acting concepts, techniques and terms through a variety of activities and exercises. The class will culminate with a final performance to showcase what students have learned during the term. The cost is $89.00 for four (4) classes. Go to the following website, dreamersacting.com, to learn more about Anthony Edwards, his program and his classes.