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Edgewood Fun Night

Celebrate with friends and students at Edgewood’s Fun Night!
Edgewood’s annual Fun Night is Friday, April 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fun Night is our school carnival and silent auction and features carnival games, beautiful raffle baskets, food trucks, snacks, a wine wall and more! Here are some of the fun activities awaiting you on Fun Night: A raffle for Classroom Baskets, games for all ages in our gym, a free exchange of books and clothes, a Dunk Tank, a Balloon Artist, a raffle of experiences with teachers, a Cake Walk and a booth for making your hair look WILD!

Get your fun night tickets at the PTA site

Help with Fun Night

Sign up TODAY to help with Edgewood Fun Night!

Fun Night is coming on Friday, April 26! Volunteer for Edgewood fun night!  There are many volunteer opportunities the week leading up to the event, the night of the event, and you can even help out the week after. Volunteer at drop off or pick-up, during the day or in the evenings! Everyone is welcome to help out at our signature community event. It takes many volunteers to pull off this amazing night so sign up now! Contact edgewoodfunnight@gmail.com for more details or sign up at  https://signup.com/go/mxKoVRd

 

Help stuff a Classroom Basket for Fun Night!

CLASSROOM BASKETS are a fun and easy way to get involved. Attached flyers came home in the Friday folders with classroom theme assignments. Get creative and pick some fun items for your student’s classroom basket. Or donate items to other classroom themes if you have something great that matches another theme. Cash contributions turned in to Tanya are another great way to contribute. Donations of goods or cash/check for the theme basket will be collected April 15th – April 24th. If you have questions please contact Tanya or Sky Schual, skybarnhart@yahoo.com, (541) 913-3773.

 

 

Fun Night Wacky Tacky Hair parent coordinator needed!!! 

Are you creative, good with glitter and hair spray, or just willing to have some fun while styling some crazy hair?  The Fun Night team is looking for a parent to take charge of the Wacky Tacky Hair event at Fun Night this year (and maybe in the future too?).  We need someone to inventory the current supplies, shop for any additional supplies needed, provide guidance to the student volunteers and oversee the event at Fun Night.  Please contact Tanya Bunson in the front office or Jenny Rosenberger at jenniferlrosenberger@gmail.com if you’re interested.  

 

Edgewood Fun Night Wine wall

We are collecting wine for a wine wall for the Silent Auction. This is a fun part of the auction for adults! If you are willing to donate a bottle of wine valued at $12 or more, please contact Helen at moses.elly@gmail.com

UO Science and Invention Fair

The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-8 students on April 13th

The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-8 students is just around the corner on April 13th, 2019 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 and open to the public. 

Students who wish to enter a project in the fair should sign up on our website by April 11th. Scholarships are available for any student with financial hardship who wants to register a project.

Parent coordinators for 2019-2020

Edgewood Village needs a team of parent coordinators for 2019-2020 to continue offering valuable resources!

Our Edgewood Village does so much to help out some of our families in need. Because of Edgewood Village, we have a food pantry, a snack pack program, Thanksgiving boxes and Winter Boxes. In order for us to continue offering these resources, we need parent volunteers to fill coordinating positions. If you are interested in being part of the Edgewood Village leadership team, please contact the office. We are planning to have an information evening on April 30. Place and time TBD.

Dine & Donate

Eat out and support Edgewood Elementary!

Join Texas Roadhouse in supporting Edgewood Elementary School PTA on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9. You must bring in the required flyer (look for flyer in your student’s folder or it is also available for pick up at the school office) and Texas Roadhouse will donate 20 percent of your bill to support our great work. Texas Roadhouse is at 1060 Valley River Way.

 

Here’s the flyer

Fun Night Info

Celebrate with friends and students at Edgewood’s Fun Night!

Edgewood’s annual Fun Night is Friday, April 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fun Night is our school carnival and silent auction and features carnival games, beautiful raffle baskets, food trucks, snacks, a wine wall and more! Here are some of the fun activities awaiting you on Fun Night: A raffle for Classroom Baskets, games for all ages in our gym, a free exchange of books and clothes, a Dunk Tank, a Balloon Artist, a raffle of experiences with teachers, a Cake Walk and a booth for making your hair look WILD! We will have a lot more information coming in a separate email this week! There will be lots of opportunities for everyone to help make this event be fun and successful for our Edgewood Community!

 

Help stuff a Classroom Raffle Basket!

CLASSROOM BASKETS are a fun and easy way to get involved. Flyers will be coming home soon in the Friday folders with classroom theme assignments. Get creative and pick some fun items for your student’s classroom basket. Or donate items to other classroom themes if you have something great that matches another theme. Cash contributions turned in to Tanya are another great way to contribute. Donations of goods or cash/check for the theme basket will be collected April 15th – April 24th. If you have questions please contact Tanya or Sky Schual, skybarnhart@yahoo.com, (541) 913-3773.

This year’s basket themes include……art extravaganza, game night, fun in the kitchen, snack attack, mad scientist, road trip, gardening, legos, chocolate decadence, sports fan, gift card galore, let’s read and outdoor adventure!

Save the Planet

Walk and Roll for the Earth, Wednesday, April 3rd

In celebration of Earth Day, tell your child(ren) that when they walk, bike, carpool or ride the bus to school, they’re doing something great for the planet and for their friends! Fewer cars driving to our school means less air pollution around our school, which means easier breathing for our kids and the earth!

If you usually drive your child, try parking ten minutes from school and walking the rest of the way. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for a relaxing time connecting with your child while you both get fresh air on the way to and from school! Now is the best time to help your child develop healthy, active habits out in the world.

 

Science and Invention Fair

The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-8 students on April 13th

The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-8 students is just around the corner on April 13th, 2019 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 and open to the public. 

Students who wish to enter a project in the fair should sign up on our website by April 8th. Scholarships are available for any student with financial hardship who wants to register a project.

Red Cross Event

Prepare Out Loud

On Thursday, April 4th, the Red Cross will be offering a free community program at South Eugene High School’s Auditorium from 6pm-7:30pm called Prepare Out Loud that will focus on the Cascadia Subduction Zone and overall individual/family emergency preparedness tips.  There will be a preparedness fair from 5:00-6:00pm ahead of the program to receive a variety emergency preparedness information from community partners, attached is the event flyer. 

UO Volleyball Camp

Volleyball Camps

The UO Volleyball program will be offering a full range of camp opportunities this summer. For elementary students – our Youth Camp and the skill clinics would be a great option. 

Youth Camp        July 9 – 11

Skill Clinics          July 10-11

 

All camp information is on the web at: http://www.duckvolleyballcamps.com

 Please note that we offer a significant fee reduction to students that are on your free/reduced lunch program.

Appreciations  

 

Thank you so much to Rebecca Ledbetter, our school’s counselor, for facilitating our parent education night last week. It was so insightful and incredibly helpful to our parents! Attached are her presentation handouts.

 

Thank you to Ali Megan for organizing our Reading Olympics and helping Edgewood PTA raise the funds it needs to support valuable programs at our school. She deserves a gold star!

UO Science and Invention Fair

The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-8 students on April 13th

The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-8 students is just around the corner on April 13th, 2019 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 and open to the public. 

Students who wish to enter a project in the fair should sign up on our website by April 8th. Scholarships are available for any student with financial hardship who wants to register a project.

STEaM

STEaM Eugene – Wednesday, March 20th from 4:30-8:00 pm at Churchill High School

4J School District is hosting a free community event celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics

Throughout the night, we will offer family STEaM activities for all ages, a student exhibition of learning, and community partner exhibits.  Additionally, there will be a panel discussion regarding climate and water issues and showing of the film Inventing Tomorrow-the future is brighter than you thinkfollowed by a Q & A with community stake holders.

A Champion in Education

Nominate “A Champion in Education” Today!
Who is your champion in education? An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A caring school counselor or nurse? A dedicated volunteer? A principal who leads by example? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? A custodian who helped in a time of need?

Now is the time to recognize their contributions at the 13th annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards!
To learn more and nominate a 4J employee or volunteer, visit http://www.4j.lane.edu/2019-ace-awards-nominate-a-champion-in-education. The nomination deadline is March 31.
Come see your nominee be honored at an awards ceremony on May 7, 5:30–7 p.m., at North Eugene High School. One nominee in each of the five categories will be named an ACE Award champion.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 4J Communications at 541-790-7734 or johnson_hi@4j.lane.edu.

 

Duck Dash

Duck Dash Details

The Duck Dash, is a terrific local event that is fun, gets kids moving and promotes fitness and healthy living. Below are the Duck Dash details.

Please visit the website for additional information. You can register online and you can find mail in registration forms in the Edgewood office.

  • Race Day: Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • Age: Must be at least 4 years old on race day
  • Race Distance: Approximately 1K (approx .6 mile)
  • Age: Must be between 4-12 years old on race day.  Kids age 4-12 are welcome to participate.  Kids 6 and under MUST have a chaperon run with them on the course.  (Although, any age child can run with an adult if he/she chooses.  There is no charge for adult chaperones. 1 adult per child please.)
  • Packet Pick-Up:  Pick-up race packets at the Expo on Friday or in person near the starting line on Saturday.  More details will be available in 2019.
  • Goodies: Kids Duck Dash participants receive a youth sized, short sleeve t-shirt, finisher’s medal, reusable goodie bag with finish line refreshments, a Eugene Marathon reusable water bottle and the Krusteaz Pancake Breakfast!  Kids who participate in the “marathon” and turn in an Official Kids Duck Dash Tracker (at packet pick-up) also receive a finisher’s certificate!

Box Tops!

We are in full Box Tops Challenge mode. Box Top Bill, and the Box Top Queen visited almost every classroom last week. We are planning to stop by this week to pick up any Box Tops that come in. The second part of the “Big Box Tops Challenge.” ends this Friday. Whichever class has collected the most will get the 1st – 2nd or 3rd trophies. So get your Box Tops in by Friday.  Also you can get Bonus Box Tops from the “Monopoly Game” at Safeway and through eBoxTops on Safeway’s just for U program. MAKE SURE TO PUT YOUR STUDENT’S NAME AND ROOM NUMBER ON ANY THAT YOU SEND IN, SO THEIR CLASS GETS CREDIT FOR IT!!!

 

Fun Night Donations

The Silent Auction at Edgewood’s Fun Night needs a big ticket donation!

We have collected amazing items so far for the auction — including nights at local hotels and even a casino! We are trying to gather some bigger items as well — do you know of anyone who would be willing to donate a night or weekend at a beach house or a condo in Sunriver or at a getaway cabin? Let Amy Phillips know now! She can be reached at amylrphillips@gmail.com.

 

Wine wall?

We are collecting wine for a wine wall for the Silent Auction. This is a fun part of the auction for adults! If you are willing to donate a bottle of wine valued at $12 or more, please contact Helen at moses.elly@gmail.com

Reading Olympics Summary!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Reading Olympics. We raised $10,507.80 for Edgewood! Congratulations to the classes who reached 80% participation rate: Becky, Toni, Adam, Sofie, and Mr. Wines’ 4th graders! Congratulations also to all of our Gold Star top readers!!

Dine And Donate

Eat out and support Edgewood!

There’s a new restaurant in town and they are donating 10 percent of food sales to Edgewood on Wednesday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. It’s Vitality Superfood Café at 440 Coburg Road. Check out the food at breakfast, lunch or dinner and thank you for supporting Edgewood! Flyer attached!