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winter break food boxes

Dear Edgewood Community,
 
Winter Break is coming soon and we are hoping  to fill winter break food boxes for approximately 30 Edgewood families.  This food drive is different than our Thanksgiving food boxes in that we are hoping to cover basic food needs over winter break as opposed to just one meal.  Each box will have various well-rounded items and staples.  We are asking families to donate non-perishable items (see list below).  We will be purchasing dairy and proteins with cash donations received.

 

If you are able to help, we’ll be collecting donations through Wednesday, December 19th.  Dry goods can be brought into the office.  Here are some ideas of non-perishable food items we are looking for:
 
– pastas
– sauces
– beans
– rice
– soups
– rice or pasta meals (mac and cheese)
– cereal
– peanut butter and Jelly
– canned fruit or vegetables
– oatmeal
– crackers
– granola bars
– fruit snacks
 
In addition to our food drive, our Edgewood ambassadors have organized a toiletries drive.  Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo etc can all be brought into the office as well and we will add them to our Winter Break Food Boxes.
 
Thank you for your generosity!

December Community Equity Forum

You’re Invited….

The December Community Equity Forum is titled “The Saga of racism and resistance -Stories from the Black Pioneers of Eugene & Springfield Schools.” This free event is Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Eugene School District 4J District Office Auditorium, 200 North Monroe St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Interpretation will be offered for Spanish & ASL.

Dress for the Weather

Outside Recess – Dress for the Weather!  (And pack a change of clothes too!)

It is the time of year when we start seeing more rain, more mud, more puddles…….  We have recess outside whenever possible and this means that sometimes it will be in the rain!  Please make sure and send kids with jackets to stay warm and dry.  It is helpful if they have extra change of clothes in their backpack in case they get too wet for comfort.

Edgewood Village Update

 

Our Thanksgiving boxes were a huge success!  Thank you to EVERYONE who contributed food, money and time.  It made a huge difference!  We will be sending information on how to help with our winter break food box drive soon!

 

We are looking for a team of people that would be interested in helping run our Edgewood Village food pantry next year.  Currently, Meridith Turnbull is our coordinator and helps out with the pantry year round  as well as the Thanksgiving boxes and Winter Break Food Boxes.  This is her last year at Edgewood, so in order to keep this wonderful resource available to families, we will need a new coordinator (or team of coordinators).  Please let the office know if you are interested and we will meet soon to plan out what Edgewood Village will look like in the future.

Auction help needed

Our awesome auction needs help!

Every year at Fun Night, Edgewood PTA hosts a silent auction with hundreds of items available for bidding. There are always gift cards, spa baskets, a kid’s bike, jewelry and handmade items. This event would not be possible without volunteer support and planning starts NOW! Please email Amy Phillips if you can help in any way: sending out the letter to businesses, collecting items, calling businesses and seeking new donations are all possible ways to help! Email Amy at amylrphillips@gmail.com.

Parent Education Night rescheduled

Parent Education Night rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4

Our Hand-in-Hand Parent Education Night has been moved to Tuesday, Dec. 4th in the Edgewood Library. This great opportunity has been moved from Thursday, Nov. 29th. Ron Meiners will give us the particulars about hand-in-hand parenting and helping with parenting difficulties. Child care will be available by the Y for $3 a child.

Coat Drive

Share the Warmth Coat Drive

Edgewood Village needs your help.  We need coats, jackets, and winter–warm layers to help everyone in our community stay toasty warm during the next months.  Please make any winter coat donations to our drop box by the front office from Tuesday, November 13th-Friday November 16th.  Take part!  Share the Warmth!

Thanksgiving Boxes

Donations for Thanksgiving Boxes – We need Turkeys……and more!
Every year, our Edgewood community comes together to create Thanksgiving meal boxes for some of our Edgewood families.  This year we will try to put together close to 30 boxes!  Please consider donating items on our Thanksgiving grocery lists (see attached) or making a cash donation to support this endeavor.

We are especially in need of turkey donations, but there are several other items missing as well.  We have sign-up sheets in a binder in the office, or you can just let me know how you would like to contribute via email or phone.   

Non-Perishable items can be brought to the office anytime next week. Perishable items (turkey, ham,  milk, butter, cool whip etc.) should be delivered to the kitchen no sooner than Friday, November 16 or Monday November 19 due to lack of space in the kitchen. We will be distributing the boxes to families on Tuesday, November 20th.

If you would like to help put together the food boxes and/or distribute them, please contact the office. We are looking for volunteers on Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon.

Harvest Lunch Information

Save the Date – Harvest Lunch! November 15

Our annual Harvest Lunch will be on November 15. This is an opportunity for families to join their students for a special harvest lunch.  More information will come home, but the general lunch schedule will look like this :

KG – 10:50

1st – 11:15

2nd – 11:50

3rd – 12:10

4/5 Evergreen – 12:30 (Rhian, Courtney, Mrs. Stiegeler)

4/5 Douglas Fir – 12:50 (Tina, Mr. Wines, Mrs. Krueger)

 

Volunteer at Harvest Lunch!

We are still looking for people that are interested in helping decorate, serve or clean up at Harvest Lunch.  Please let the office know if you can help!  You can work around the times when your kids eat, so that you can join them for this special lunch!

OBOB Friday 16th

OBOB meeting this Friday!

Reminder: The next OBOB meeting is this Friday, November 16 in the music room. At this meeting, we will be forming teams and mock-battling The Infinity Year of Avalon JamesUgly, and When the Sea Turned to Silver. Edgewood is proud of its enthusiastic 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade readers. We have a new record number of students participating in OBOB this year! Questions – contact edgewoodobob@gmail.com.

 

Picture Retake and Make up Day

– Friday, November 16

Friday, November 16th, Northwest Exposures Photography will be offering retakes for families less than completely satisfied with school portraits of their children. They will also be photographing make up sessions for children who are new to the school since photo day, or who were absent on the photo days.

 

For Picture retakes:  Please return the entire set of photos, keeping your class photo, to the office before 9am Friday, November 16th.  

For Makeups (new students or students absent on picture day): Please get an order form from the office and return it to the office before 9am November 16th or let Tanya in the office know your child was absent and will need to be photographed.

If you just forgot to order and your child was present during the photo days: Contact Northwest Exposures Photography to make arrangements for prints.

 

Prints from the retake / makeup session will be delivered to the school before Thanksgiving. Questions? Contact: judi@northwestexposures.com or 541.654.1921.

 

Wrestling

Wrestling opportunity open for Edgewood students

Area wrestling coaches organized a youth wrestling league for Eugene area schools and this is our second season.
*Wrestling is open to boys and girls from grades K-8.  It’s a great way to build strength, coordination, work ethic, self-confidence, and self-defense skills.
*Practices are Mondays/Wednesdays in the South Eugene High School wrestling room from 6:15-7:15 pm starting November 12 and going through the first week of January.
*The cost to participate is $65, which includes a t-shirt– competition entries are $5 each and are optional. 
*We can work on a sliding scale with families where cost is an issue.

The league is oriented towards first- and second-year wrestlers, and competition is organized by age and weight class. This is a great environment for beginners!

More information is available at https://www.orwayvalleywrestling.org or on facebook: ORWAY South Valley Region

Prent Ed Night

Parent Education Night rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4

Our Hand-in-Hand Parent Education Night has been moved to Tuesday, Dec. 4th in the Edgewood Library. This great opportunity has been moved from Thursday, Nov. 29th. Ron Meiners will give us the particulars about hand-in-hand parenting and helping with parenting difficulties. Child care will be available by the Y for $3 a child.

Welcome back

Welcome back, 5th graders and teachers!

Last week, 5th graders and their teachers were at Outdoor School at Camp Westwind on the coast. It may have been the wettest Outdoor School yet for Edgewood students but that didn’t stop them from learning about estuaries, tide pools, coastal forests and salmon. Welcome back to Edgewood! (Want to see some of the energy and hear a song from Outdoor School? Ali Megan posted one on our Facebook page from recess today!) Find the Facebook page from our Website: edgewoodpta.com—there is a link to the Facebook page on the right side.

Coat Drive

Share the Warmth Coat Drive

 

Edgewood Village needs your help.  We need coats, jackets, and winter–warm layers to help everyone in our community stay toasty warm during the next months.  Please make any winter coat donations to our drop box by the front office from Tuesday, November 13th-Friday November 16th.  Take part!  Share the Warmth!

Donations

Donations for Thanksgiving Boxes


Every year our Edgewood community comes together to create Thanksgiving meal boxes for 25-30 Edgewood families. Please consider donating items on our Thanksgiving grocery lists or making a cash donation to support this endeavor!  More detailed information on how we could use your help will be coming out by email tomorrow.

 

**This is the last year that Meridith Turnbull will be our Edgewood Village Food Pantry coordinator as she will no longer have a student at Edgewood next year.  If you are interested in that role and specifically interested in helping coordinate our Thanksgiving Boxes effort next year, please contact the office.  This would be an excellent time to learn more as we are starting our collections this week.  Edgewood Village is a huge help to many of our families; however, it can only be possible with the time and commitment of parent volunteers.

 

School pictures

Pictures are here!

Pictures are here for anyone that ordered some!  Teachers will be handing pictures back throughout this week (some of you will get them  during conferences).  We have scheduled a picture retake day for Friday, November 16th.

Picture Retake and Make up Information

Friday, November 16th, Northwest Exposures Photography will be offering retakes for families less than completely satisfied with school portraits of their children. They will also be photographing make up sessions for children who are new to the school since photo day, or who were absent on the photo days.

In order to get retakes, please return the entire set of photos, keeping your class photo, to the office before 9am Friday, November 16th.   For makeups, please get an order form from the office and return it to the office before 9am November 16th or let Tanya in the office know your child was absent and will need to be photographed.

If you just forgot to order and you child was present during the photos days, contact Northwest Exposures Photography to make arrangements for prints.

Prints from the retake / makeup session will be delivered to the school before Thanksgiving. Questions? Contact: judi@northwestexposures.com or 541.654.1921.

Bike, Bus or walk results

Edgewood Families walked, biked, bused and carpooled to school!

During the three Wednesdays that the Edgewood PTA promoted biking, walking, taking the bus or carpooling to school, 60 percent of the school participated in one of those alternative transportation options. Not only that, about one-third of Edgewood students walked to school those days! Thank you, families, for promoting healthy alternatives to getting to school!

Did you know kids need one whole hour of physical activity each day to stay healthy? Walking, biking and rolling to school helps!

 

Costume information

Costume Policy on October 31

We know there is a lot of excitement to join Mr. Moore and wear costumes on October 31.  It is ok for kids to wear their costume if they choose, but please make sure they are not too gory and scary for  an elementary school!  Also please no masks and no props.  Props can be a huge distraction and also often get lost at school.

Box Tops!

 

It’s time to kick off the 2018-2019 “Big Box Tops Challenge!” A handout came home with your student on Friday, October 25th. Please take the time to review it, because of new offers, and technology there are many new ways to collect Box Tops for our school. Please make sure your student’s name and classroom number is on any Box Tops sheets, or envelopes you submit. The classes are competing for trophies that are awarded three times a year, so you want to make sure they get credit for it. Make sure the Box Tops are not expired, we have to check the expiration date on every Box Top we submit, or it will slow the confirmation of our submission. We will send out regular updates on how we are doing throughout the year and most importantly, “THANK YOU” for helping support our school!!!

Lost & Found

Lost and Found items will be donated at the end of October!

Lost a jacket or a lunchbox? Please come find it in our overflowing Lost and Found!  We will be bagging up and donating all unclaimed items at the end of this month.  That means this week!