Reading Olympics – Please turn in envelopes this week!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Garage Sale!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Edgewood Music Concerts after Break – Mark your calendars!
On Wednesday, January 16 at 6 PM and Thursday, January 17 at 6 PM, all the students of Edgewood will be presenting the musical revue “Make a Difference: A Celebration of Goodwill”. The String Academy will be joining the presentation on January 16.
The classes performing on January 16: Dena, Becky, Mr. Vanderbilt, Janet, Toni, Rhian, Tina, and Mr. Wines.
The classes performing on January 17: Sofie, Kaley, Mitzi, Adam, Mr. Sumner, Mrs. Stiegler, Mrs. Krueger, and Courtney.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
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.
We are hoping to fill food boxes to help 25 Edgewood families cover their basic food needs over winter break. Thank you to everyone who has already brought in donations.
If you are able to help, we’ll be collecting donations through December 15th and are still in need of pretty much everything. Dry goods can be brought into the office or to any of the collection bins in the quads. Cash donations are also accepted to help pay for perishable items such as meats, dairy and cheese. Here are some ideas of non-perishable food items we are looking for:
– rice or pasta meals (mac and cheese)
– peanut butter and Jelly
– canned fruit or vegetables
– granola bars
– fruit snacks
Other ways to help:
We are also hoping to have volunteers sign up to help with the boxes on Friday, December 15. Please let us know if you can help with any of the following:
In the morning after drop off.
– Sorting and organizing the boxes
In the afternoon
– help move food boxes to pick up area
– help distribute boxes to families
In the late afternoon
– help deliver boxes to homes
The office needs more stretchy pants or leggings!
The office could use more stretchy pants or leggings for kids that need a change of clothes. We are especially in need of pants that would fit some of our younger boys in KG-1st. If you have any to donate, we’ll take them!
Nov. 16 is Harvest Lunch. You are welcome to eat with your student in the fall-themed gym.
Nov. 22, 23 and 24 are no-school days for the Thanksgiving holiday.