Category Archives: PTA News

Mark your calendars for 2 important events!

  1. PTA parent Info Night – Anxiety, Thursday, Oct 12th
    Thursday, Oct. 12th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. is a PTA-sponsored parent education night focused on anxiety. School counselor Margaret Albright and regional nurse Nichoel Fry will outline different types of anxiety, how you can identify it in your children and what strategies are helpful when anxiety surpasses normal levels. This workshop is open to all parents.
  2. Curriculum night Thursday, Oct. 19th.  Our school-sponsored curriculum night is on Thursday, October 19th. The format may look at little different this year, but it is a time for parents to come to their child’s classroom to hear what they will be learning this year. More details coming soon!

Popcorn poppers please!

The Edgewood PTA needs volunteers to help pop popcorn (and bag it!) on Wednesdays. The sale of the popcorn helps fund field trips for our students. If you could commit to one Wednesday a month (from 11:40 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.), it would help tremendously! Popcorn Wednesdays will start in mid-October and are very popular with students. Contact Tracie Harness if you are interested: 541-232-1022.

Help needed with our annual Fun Run celebration!

Fun Run is just around the corner—on Friday, Oct. 6—and in order for this event to run smoothly and successfully, we need your help. We need volunteers to help with lap marking, money counting, photographing, water stations, set-up and clean-up, the First Aid station and more. As always, all families are welcome at the Fun Run.

  1. Click this link to see our SignUps on
  2.  Review the SignUps listed and choose the one(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Join the site council team

Greetings Edgewood Families,
Edgewood Community Elementary School’s Site Council needs your help. We currently need 1 more parent to be part of our site council team. Edgewood’s Site Council
is composed of stakeholders that work together collaboratively and cooperatively to plan programs, make operational decisions, consider curriculum issues, adopt building policies, and solve problems. Our meetings are scheduled for 3:00 pm on 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, and 6/5.

If you would like to serve on site council and are able to make a 2 year commitment please email me and provide a brief description as to why you are interested in serving on Edgewood’s Site Council. Parents interested in serving on site council need to let me know before 4:00 pm on Friday, September 15th. I will compile a list of interested candidates and voting will take place between September 18th and September 22nd. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this process.

Welcome back to school!

We are so excited to see students and teachers back in classrooms! We are looking forward to another successful year. The Edgewood PTA is in full swing and has a calendar of events ready to roll this year. Please take a look at our Web site for weekly updates, a calendar of events and the nitty-gritty about the PTA:

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library. Everyone is welcome and free child care is provided in the cafeteria! Our first meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 19th.



Projects needing help

Looking for a few good volunteers! 

Don’t forget background checks in order to volunteer at Edgewood!

We are always looking for people to help out at Edgewood. Whether you want to help with an after-school event, in your child’s classroom or with an ongoing program, you’ll need to get a background check through the school district, 4J—every two years! Visit and the About the PTA link for a link to the 4J application and the guidelines associated with volunteering.

The Edgewood PTA is looking for some folks to help with the following projects:

  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Green Team (to help with Bike/Walk events)
  • Fun Night
  • Entertainment committee—puts on movie nights, a dance, ice cream social and field day
  • Volunteer appreciation
  • Playground Improvements
  • Reading Olympics
  • Edgewood Village (our clothing and food pantry)

We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities so please don’t be shy in asking for one that is right for you. Prefer to do work from home? Want to offer time at specific events instead of a long-term project? Want to lead a visionary project? Want to be behind-the-scenes? If everyone committed to donate an hour a month, what a difference it would make!

Please e-mail if you are interested.

Picture Days Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for picture days!

We have four days scheduled for picture day. Judi Lamb from Northwest Photography will be taking pictures again this year and we are so happy to have her! Please see below for when your child’s class is scheduled for pictures. We would like to have two parent volunteers for each class help shuttle kids back and forth.  Please let Tanya or your teacher know if you are interested.

8:45-10:00 –  Ms. Becky
10:00-11:15 –  Mr. Vanderbilt
11:15-12:30 – Rhian
12:45-1:45 – Mrs. Blake
1:45-2:45 – Beth

8:45-10:00 – Ms. Susan
10:15-11:45 – Janet
1:15-2:30 – Toni

8:45-10:15 – Adam
1:15-2:30 – Tina

8:45-10:00 – Mitzi
10:00- 11:15 – Mr. Sumner
11:15-12:30 – Mrs. Krueger
1:15-2:30 – Mr. Wines


Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

Join Edgewood’s Oregon Battle of the Books!

Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders: The first Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 1:45-2:45pm in the Edgewood Library. Flyers will be sent home this week with all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Come meet the coaches, learn about OBOB, and mock battle Ella Enchanted and I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (do not need to have read to attend). Questions:

Dine & Donate Sep. 26th

Support Edgewood and enjoy MOD pizza!

Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., MOD Pizza will donate 20 percent of dine-in and take-out purchases to Edgewood. You must bring your fundraising flyer (came home in your student’s folder or available for pick-up at the school office). MOD Pizza is at 77 E. 29th Ave. Thank you for your support!

Coyote Kids

New Semester of Coyote Kids! Enrichment Program Begins Soon

Your child will explore skills in bushcraft, naturalist skills, nature hikes and cooperative awareness games—children work together in small groups gaining knowledge of plants, mammals, tracking, birds, and survival, as well as increasing their overall nature awareness. All of this right at your school and nearby green spaces!

Fall 2017 Coyote Kids! begins the first week of October.
Grade: 1st-5th grades.
When: Once a week every Thursday at your school.
Time: As soon as school lets out for the following two hours!
For more info and to Register:
Cost: Four monthly payments of $74.25. Scholarships are available!

Site Council 2017-2018

In the fall there will be an election for a second parent site council member. Please keep this in mind if you are interested in running. The site council has made progress on the School Improvement Plan at the last meeting. The staff and administration are very dedicated to collaborating on school strategies for the top three goal areas of teaching and learning, educator effectiveness, and school culture.

Donate to the Edgewood Garden!

Edgewood Community Elementary School garden is looking for a few tools for summer maintenance. We need:

  • a gas powered weed eater
  • a gas powered lawn mower

If anyone is thinking of upgrading this summer, please consider us. These would need to be in good working order as we are staffed with volunteers. Thank you!