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Missing Items?

Lost and Found
We will be bagging up all lost and found items today and tomorrow. Those bagged items will all be donated on the morning of Friday, February 15th. Please have your students check the bagged up lost and found for any items they might be missing as they will all be gone Friday morning.

2019 Reading Olympics

February 22nd – March 3rd
It is our hope that Reading Olympics fundraising program will improve your child’s reading skills, and spark a passion for reading that will last a lifetime. The school goal is to raise $10,000, which goes directly into funding special programs in our school. Remember, every penny counts. Those small pledges add up!
Edgewood fundraising is an integral part of being able to continually provide the well-rounded programs that benefit all of our children at Edgewood Community Elementary School. Many of the programs that continue to make Edgewood a great place for elementary education would not exist without donations from generous parents like you.

Rummage Sale March 2nd

Spark Joy for other families! Save your items for the Edgewood Rummage Sale on March 2nd.
So many people are obsessed with Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” that local second-hand shops are overrun with discarded items. But Edgewood could use those items!
Our second annual Rummage Sale is coming up on March 2nd! Please consider saving your unwanted items for our Edgewood rummage sale. All of the proceeds go to your school. We’ll be collecting items the last week of February. We’d love to have your donations of clothes racks to hang clothes during the rummage sale. Thank you for considering storing your items to help Edgewood!

Try Hockey For Free

Mark your calendars. Tell your friends, neighbors and colleagues that February 23rd at 2pm, they should have their kids, grand kids, nieces and nephews at The Rink Exchange to Try Hockey For Free!
This event is designed to provide boys and girls ages 4 to 9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your kids do not need any previous skating or hockey experience.

Register Here:
https://tryhockeyforfree.com/register.php?e=9659

Be Safe, Be Seen

February is “Be Safe. Be Seen.” Month
Wednesday, February 6th is our monthly Walk & Roll to School Day! This month’s theme is “Be Safe, Be Seen.” Walking or biking together to school or elsewhere is a chance to practice road safety skills like looking both ways before crossing the street; paying attention to traffic; and acting in a predictable manner. Best of all, it’s a time to be playful, connect, and have fun together!

We encourage everyone to walk, bike, carpool or ride the bus to school. When you do so, it is great to wear bright or reflective items of clothing and lights in addition to practicing safely getting to and from school. If you live a long way from school, try parking a ten minute walk from school and walking the rest of the way. It will wake up your child’s brain for learning and you’ll avoid the parking lot traffic!

Traffic Safety at Edgewood
This is a reminder to please drive slowly as you drop off or pick up your kids at Edgewood. We have received reports of cars driving too fast on the driveway road that connects our two parking lots. Please remember – safety first!
Also, when dropping off kids, please do not stop in the bus lanes. We want all transportation to run smoothly at Edgewood.

PTA Roles Opening

PTA Coordinators for next year
The Edgewood PTA has been able to contribute significantly to enhance student experience and support teachers at Edgewood. But we can only do it with the dedication of our volunteers. Next year, we are looking to fill some key roles and we’d love some new people to step in. Please let Tanya Bunson know if you are interested in helping with Edgewood Village or being the PTA Treasurer next year. We’d love to see some new faces!

Rummage Sale

Spark Joy for other families! Save your items for the Edgewood Rummage Sale on March 2nd.
So many people are obsessed with Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” that local second-hand shops are overrun with discarded items. But Edgewood could use those items!
Our second annual Rummage Sale is coming up on March 2nd! Please consider saving your unwanted items for our Edgewood rummage sale. All of the proceeds go to your school. We’ll be collecting items the last week of February. More information will follow. Thank you for considering storing your items to help Edgewood!

Shirts

Edgewood Shirt Orders due February 4th (Last shirt order of the year!)
We will be placing another shirt order this year as soon as we have enough orders to do so! Attached is an order form if you need it. If interested, please turn in your order forms and payment to the office by Monday, February 4th. Scholarships are available for Edgewood shirt orders. Please contact the office if interested.

Got Stretchy Pants?

The office will always take donations of stretchy pants (sweats and leggings) that fit a variety of kid sizes. If your child has grown out of some, please consider donating them to Edgewood to help students when they need a change of clothes!

Green School Help

Greening our school
Edgewood Elementary is on its way to earning the next level in Green School certification, but we could use a few volunteers to help complete some of the small projects. Please let Tanya in the office know if you are interested in helping out. Let’s show our community that we care about the next generation too!

School Shirts

Edgewood Shirt Orders due February 4th!

We will be placing another shirt order this year as soon as we have enough orders to do so!  Order forms should have come home, or you can use the one that is attached.  Colors are for the most part the same; though we substituted “Heather Gray” for a few of the styles.  If interested, please turn in your order forms and payment to the office by Monday, February 4th.  Scholarships are available for Edgewood shirt orders.  Please contact the office if interested.

Movie Night

Watch movies with your friends this Friday! 6:30

Bring your family to Edgewood community movie night this Friday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Boss Baby will be shown in the cafeteria and Incredibles 2 in the gym. Bring comfy pillows, chairs, snacks and blankets and settle in for a cozy event! This event is free, but please bring shelf-stable snacks for Edgewood Village, our food pantry. Also, parents must remain with their children—this is not a drop-off event.  Doors open at 6:15 and movies start at 6:30!

OBOB

OBOB meets this Friday and every Friday morning

The next OBOB meeting is Friday, Jan. 18 after school in the library. Edgewood’s 80 OBOB readers are busy reading, rereading and studying the books in preparation for Battle Week (Feb. 11-15). Reminder – Optional OBOB battles before school in the library every Friday (8:05-8:20a.m.) 

Dine and Donate

Edgewood Dine and Donate.  Tomorrow at Cafe Yumm on Willamette.

Bring the attached flyer (or the blue one that came home) to Café Yumm in the Meridian building tomorrow, Tuesday January 15th  from 5:00-8:00.  Eat great food and support Edgewood!

Nearby Nature

No-school days at Nearby Nature

Looking for somewhere fun to send you kid/s during the upcoming No School Days? Why not a No School Day Adventure with Nearby Nature? Nearby Nature No School Day Adventures are modeled after summer daycamps. Taught by experienced environmental educators, the programs encompass science, hiking, art, and play. Cost: $45 members/$50 non-members. Scholarships are available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. Outdoors in local parks. To register, visit//nearbynature.org/programs/ or call 541-687-9699.

 

Talon and Tweets NSD, January 21st, 8:30am-3pm in Alton Baker Park: Discover who’s tweeting in Alton Baker Park. Practice beak techniques, check out our talon collection, experiment with feathers and flight, and make a cool bird mask. Go on a bird watching walk in the park.

How to Hide NSD, February 1st, 8:30am-3pm in Alton Baker Park: Spots, stripes and masks, oh my! How do colors and markings help animals survive in the wild? Answer these questions and more as we play camouflage games, explore nature nearby, and create colorful critters to take home.

Nature’s Busy Builders NSD, February 18th, 8:30am-3pm in Alton Baker Park: Enjoy a building adventure in nature nearby. Make a bird nest and your own fairy fort or gnome home. Go on an animal homes scavenger hunt and create your own fort from our Nature’s Builders Playspace super blocks.

 

Edgewood Shirts

Edgewood Shirt Orders!  Please turn in order forms by Monday, February 4th !

We will be placing another shirt order this year as soon as we have enough of your orders to do so!   Forms will be coming this week, or you can use the one that is attached.  Colors are for the most part the same; though we substituted “Heather Gray” in a few of the styles.  If interested, please turn in your order forms and payment to the office by Monday, February 4th.  Scholarships are available for Edgewood t-shirt orders.  Please contact the office if interested.

Drama class

After School Drama class on Thursdays!

The Dreamers Acting Studio will be offering another after school acting class starting in January!  

  • Thursdays at 3:00 to 4:15
  • Ages 8-12
  • Classes start January 10th.
  • Classes will be held in B1
  • 4 classes for $89

Students will learn and strengthen a variety of skills through fun and exciting activities and games in a safe, low pressure environment. To find out more visit https://dreamersactingstudio.weebly.com/acting-classes.html

Healthy New Year

Try a new healthy habit!

With the New Year comes a chance try new ways of getting to and from school. Tired of waiting in traffic? Imagine what else you could do with that extra time if your child was walking, biking, carpooling or riding the bus to school. You could enjoy some needed “me time” if your child rides the bus or enjoy “we time” biking or walking together. The New Year is a great time to make positive changes in your life – so give it a try! Who knows how long it could take to drive with all this recent traffic? Older students can walk or roll on their own; younger students will need to walk or roll with an adult. 

School choice is now!

 

January is school choice time for the 2019–20 school year. Families are invited to explore their school choice options, including their neighborhood school. Here are some important dates:

Elementary School Showcase
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, 10 a.m.–12 noon
4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene
One-stop school choice information fair
Talk with representatives from every 4J elementary school
Get information about the school choice process
Sign up for school visits
Spanish interpretation provided

Edgewood School Choice Presentations

January 16th – 9:00

January 23rd – 5:30

January 30th – 12:00

 

Spencer Butte Middle School School Choice Presentations

January 15th – 9:00, 2:30 and 7:00

 

Roosevelt Middle School School Choice Presentation

January 24th – 6:00

African Library Project

 

7th grader Helen Sawyer (and former Edgewood student) is working with the African Library Project to provide books to eager readers in Africa who have very few books. Please help by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It takes only 1000 books and $500 (plus a little elbow grease!) to start a single library and make a huge difference in children’s lives.  She is specifically looking for  4th-8th grade level books, with some books for younger kids.  Book donations can be brought to the office at Edgewood.  For more information click here:  African Library Project

School Choice month

January is School Choice month

January is school choice time for the 2019–20 school year. Families are invited to explore their school choice options, including their neighborhood school. Here are some important dates:

Elementary School Showcase
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, 10 a.m.–12 noon
4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene
One-stop school choice information fair
Talk with representatives from every 4J elementary school
Get information about the school choice process
Sign up for school visits
Spanish interpretation provided

 Edgewood School Choice Presentations

January 16th – 9:00

January 23rd – 5:30

January 30th – 12:00

Spencer Butte Middle School School Choice Presentations

January 15th – 9:00, 2:30 and 7:00

Roosevelet Middle School School Choice Presentation

January 24th – 6:00

 

Winter Food Box drive

Winter Food Box and Toiletries Drive – Accepting Donations Until Wednesday!

Our Winter Food Box drive is in full swing.  Our goal is to provide food boxes for more than 20 Edgewood families to help cover general food needs during the winter break .  Each box will have various well-rounded items and staples.  We are looking for donations of non-perishable items such as pastas, sauces, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, fruit cups, granola bars etc.  Bring any non-perishable donations to the office for the food boxes.  Please let us know if your family can benefit from receiving one of these boxes this year.

 

 Cash, check or credit card donations are appreciated too! All donations will support the Edgewood Village food pantry. We will be purchasing dairy, produce and proteins for the winter food boxes with some of these donations. 

To use your credit card, follow this link: 

https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Edgewood-Village-Food-Pantry/Iej9y

 

Toiletries can also be dropped off in the office. These will be included in the winter food boxes as well

  

If you are interested in helping out with the Food Boxes, we are looking for volunteers on the afternoon of Thursday, December 20th  and the morning and afternoon of Friday, December 21st.

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.

OBOB

This Friday is December’s OBOB MeetinOregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

This year’s Edgewood OBOB team has 80+ students, who have been hard at work reading books, learning author names, forming teams, and preparing to battle. The next OBOB meeting is Dec. 14 from 1:45-2:45pm in the Music Room. Parent volunteers are needed at this meeting to help teams divide up the books. Please contact edgewoodobob@gmail.com if you can help!