Category Archives: School News

Project Hope Tickets available in August


Save the date! The Project Hope Kids Fair is coming up on Sunday, August 25, this year. It’s a growing community partnership of churches and businesses that fundraise a full year to provide backpacks with school supplies, athletic shoes, socks, and haircuts for students. This event is intended for families in need and you must have one ticket per student to participate. Tickets are limited. Please contact the office after August 12, if you are interested in receiving a ticket for your child.  A limited number of leftover tickets will be available at the district office (200 N. Monroe St.) on August 23, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., first come, first served. Please call the school office at 541-790-8700 with any questions.


Tuesday, June 18 is the last day of school

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 18) is the last day of school! School ends at 11:45!!!

We hope you have an excellent summer! We look forward to seeing you next school year on Wednesday, September 4.


Best of luck to all of our 5th graders as they transition to middle school!


Please let the office know if your child is not planning to return to Edgewood or Spencer Butte Middle School next year.


Enroll your incoming Kindergartner!

The office will mostly be open until the end of June accepting enrollments for next year. Please call ahead to make sure someone is there to take your paperwork.


Lost and Found!

Our end of year lost and found items will be bagged up to be donated on Tuesday afternoon next week. Please come search the lost and found to reclaim any of your missing items.  The lost and found is hanging in the breezeway!


Medication Pick Up!

Please pick up any medications you have checked in before leaving for the summer. All medications that are left in the office will be disposed of after school gets out on June 18th.


PTA Meeting

Edgewood PTA meets Tuesday June 11

 Your PTA meets Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library. This is our final meeting of the year and we will be hashing out the calendar for next year! Everyone is welcome. Childcare is free!



FIELD DAY is next week on Monday, June 17!

Our end of the year Field Day is happening next week. Teachers will communicate more specific information to you. KG-2nd grade will be in the morning and 3rd-5th grade will be in the afternoon. In preparation, please make sure your kids are set up with water bottles and sunscreen as it looks like it will be a sunny day and they will be outside for quite some time!

We could still use some volunteers. Please let the office know if you are interested in helping in the morning session or in the afternoon.

Promotion Breakfast

5th Grade Promotion Breakfast – June 14th – 7:30 am for 5th grade families

5th grade families – We hope you can join us to celebrate our 5th graders. Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30. Cost: Adults $4.00; Non 4j child $1.40; 4j students free

There will be a cash line and a computer line. Please no prepay!


We are looking for non 5thgrade parent volunteers to help serve breakfast at the 5th grade promotion breakfast. It is a lovely send off to our 5th grade families. Volunteers should plan to arrive at 7:00am. Please let the office know if you can help!


Medication Pick Up!

Please pick up any medications you have checked in before leaving for the summer. All medications that are left in the office will be disposed of after school gets out on June 18th.

Lost and Found!


Our end of year lost and found items will be bagged up to be donated on Tuesday afternoon next week. Please come search the lost and found to reclaim any of your missing items.  We will try to have them hanging up along the breezeway for you to peruse!



Everyone is welcome to join on Monday, June 3rd at 5:30pm, starting behind the 4j School District Office at 200 North Monroe.  We are going on an easy bike ride around the river path for about 45 minutes to an hour on a car-free and low stress route. We’ll talk about and practice bike safety. A great time to meet new friends and families! No bike? No problem! PeaceHealth rides will be there with bikes to lend for adults and Safe Routes to School can lend bikes for kids. Call 541-516-0887 to reserve.

Talent Show Lunchtime Rehearsal Information

If you submitted a talent show application, you will receive an email today regarding SPECIFIC information for your group/solo act, but please know we DO have Talent Show rehearsals tomorrow, Thursday, Friday and Monday.
Generally, lunchtime rehearsals will be done on specific days, by grade. That said, we have one exception: Piano and Drum Acts (regardless of grade) will be rehearsed on Friday (and NOT on other days) due to music room availability.

Here is the lunchtime schedule:
Wednesday: 2nd grade and 4th grade
Thursday: 3rd grade and 5th grade
Monday: Kindergarten and first grade.

You must come to the lunch rehearsal with your act already done! Not just an idea of what you are going to do.
Lunch rehearsals are a time for you to use the stage space to refine your act in addition to your rehearsals at home.
If your act isn’t “ready,” by the lunchtime rehearsals, you may be asked to withdraw your performance.

If your act requires a music file:
-if you’ve sent it/turned it in to the office, you’re all set!
-if you haven’t sent it, please turn it in to the office or email

Toys and Electronics

Cell phone, Tablet, Toys policy at Edgewood
Please note the school policy regarding cell phones, tablets and toys that has been communicated to our students:
Cell phones should be off and away as soon as they are on campus. Tablets should not be brought to school.
Toys should also be left at home. This includes pokemon cards.

PTA Meeing

Tomorrow Edgewood PTA meets next week to vote on officers/finalize budget
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21, the Edgewood PTA will vote on officers for next year and vote on the budget for the 2019-20 school year. If you are interested in a PTA officer position, please notify Tanya in the office. The meeting is in the Edgewood Library at 6:30 p.m. and childcare is available for free in the cafeteria. Thank you!

Help Out at Edgewood

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS – June 17th – Here are some of our Field Day needs
Set up – 8:00
K-2: 9:15-10:45 – Help with stations
3-5: 1:10-3:00 – Help with stations
Clean up-Should be quick!

5th Grade Promotion Breakfast – June 14th – 7:00 am – We are looking for non 5th grade parent volunteers to help serve breakfast at the 5th grade promotion breakfast. It is a lovely send off to our 5th grade families.


Spring Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Meeting Friday, May 24
Have a current 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grader interested in joining OBOB next year or curious to learn more about Edgewood’s OBOB program? Please join us for a short introduction to OBOB this Friday May 24 from 1:50-2:10 in the Edgewood Library.
This meeting is intended for those who have not participated in OBOB before. Parents curious about Edgewood’s OBOB program are welcome to attend, but not required. Questions – please contact Happy Reading!

Other information

Try Track!
The TrackTown Youth League is a series of 16 FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 7-14. Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbo javelin. No prior track & field experience is needed! Top finishers will advance to a championship meet featuring top youth athletes from around the state.
Meet Information:
Date: Tuesday – May 28, 2019
Location: Lane Community College
Day-of registration: 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Pre-registered participant check-in: 4:15pm – 5:15pm
First race begins: 5:30pm

Oregon Children’s Choir SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS
Mad about music? Oregon Children’s Choir has several fun, engaging summer camps for grades 3-12 from June 24 through August 16. In Elementary Folktales, campers will take traditional folk tales and transform them into mini musicals. Or explore the many “hats” a musical theater performer wears in “Hats Off! A Musical Review.” And for those entering 6th grade, learn beginning or advanced studio recording skills. Detailed camp and registration information is available online at Please contact with any questions.

Talent Show

Dear Edgewood Community,

We are excited for this year’s talent show at Edgewood!

Attached to this email is the 2019 Talent Show information as well as the application for participating in the Talent Show.  Applications are due MAY 14th to the office!  Hard copies will be made available in the front office as well.

See the notes below, as well as the attached document!  If you have questions, please email them to

Thanks and Go Ravens!

-Annie Zemper, on behalf of the 2019 Edgewood Talent Show Organizers

2019 Edgewood Talent Show Information

ACT I: Thursday, June 6, 8:45-10:00 am

ACT II: Thursday, June 6, 1:15-2:30 pm 

The Edgewood Talent Show is a wonderful tradition at our school and we invite you to be a part of it. Please read all the info and share it with your parents if you’d like to participate.

Even though we have many multi-talented kids, you may perform in only one stage performance or act as a soloist; students can participate in acts that have many students, as well as a solo act, AS PERFORMANCE TIME ALLOWS. We want to give everyone a chance to show off their skills.

 You can perform alone (solo) or in a group (see note above about distributing performance time between students!)


  • Please fill out all of the blanks and check all of the boxes that apply. Including phone number and/or email! Also list all of your props!!!
  • If you are a group, name all of the others that will be performing with you.
  • Each student application must have a parent signature and student signature.
  • If you have any questions, feel free to write them on the application and I will get back to you with the answers.
  •    Complete the application and turn it into the officeby Tuesday, May 14th.


  • May 14thApplications due TO THE OFFICE!
  • May 24st– Music CD due to office or emailed audio file due to
  • May 27st-June 3rd Lunch Rehearsals. Specific groups and times TBA
  • June 4th-ACT I Dress Rehearsal
  • June 5th-ACT II Dress Rehearsal
  • June 6th Talent Show

Teacher Appreciation Week !


Let’s show our Edgewood teachers how much we appreciate them! Here is the week in a glance!

Monday – Tell your teacher what you love about them!

Tuesday – Edgewood PTA sponsored breakfast for teachers and staff.

Wednesday – NO SCHOOL!

Thursday – Bring your teacher a treat!

Friday – Bring your teacher a hand made poem or picture or card!

Edgewood Village Update

Edgewood Village will continue next year!

Thank you to everyone who stepped up to help with the Edgewood Village. Because of YOU, we will be able to continue our food pantry, snack pack program, Thanksgiving boxes and Winter boxes next year. (Edgewood Village will be run by: Beth and Jeremy Zamberlin, Sky Schual, Chemen Clearwaters, Lyndee Prill, Julia McMorran, Sally Krueger, Nate Mulder, Tanya Andrews and Tanya Bunson!)

PTA Meeting Tonight

Edgewood PTA meets tonight, Tuesday, May 7 to decide next year’s budget

On May 7, the Edgewood PTA will discuss how the money raised this year will be spent next year. We want your input! PTA members decide how much money teachers get for school supplies, how much is set aside for field trips, the school garden and the library. You can have a say if you show up! The meeting is in the Edgewood Library at 6:30 p.m. and childcare is available for free in the cafeteria. Thank you!

No School May 8

No School May 8 due to planned Teacher Walkout

Eugene School District 4J schools will be closed on Wednesday, May 8, due to a planned teacher walkout strike.

The Oregon Education Association has called for teachers to make May 8 a “Day of Action” to advocate for increased state investment in public education. Teachers’ unions in Eugene and in several other Oregon school districts are planning a one-day teacher walkout strike on May 8. Indications are that teacher absences and substitute shortages will exceed the district’s ability to provide safe and adequate supervision for students.

Spencer Butte Middle School will be serving breakfast from 8-9 am and lunch from 12-1 pm. All students can drop in and eat at no cost. However, services such as carb counting and diabetic care will not be available. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 


Dine & Donate

Eat at Mazzi’s May 13 and support Edgewood!

Join Mazzi’s in supporting Edgewood Elementary School PTA! You must bring in the flyer (look for flyer in your student’s folder or it is also available for pick-up at the school office) and Mazzi’s will donate 30 percent of your bill to support our great work. Mazzi’s is at 3377 E Amazon Drive. They have terrific Italian food!

Rose Children’s Theatre Camp

Rose Children’s Theatre is offering a variety of exciting and unique summer camps from June 24th through August 23rd. Is your child interested in acting, singing, and dancing? Whether they are returning to the stage or looking for an introduction to the world of theatre, RCT has something for all aspiring actors. We have a number of camps geared specifically towards elementary-aged actors. Detailed camp and registration information is available online at Scholarships and sibling discounts are available for every camp. Please contact with any questions.

We desperately need more volunteers

Dear Edgewood Community,

We desperately need more volunteers to help with the Carnival booths! Fun Night becomes whatever the volunteers can put together. Please sign up to help!  If we can’t get enough help we’ll have to limit the carnival booths we can offer at one time!

We need volunteers to run carnival stations from 5:15-6:30, 6:30-8:00 or full night, from 5:15-8:15pm.  If you are available for a short shift, from 5:15-6:30 or 6:30-8:15 please email Jenny Rosenberger at or Tanya Bunson, indicate which time slot you’d like and we’ll put you down for an activity and email you back with your assignment.

If you can volunteer for the full night, from 5:15-8:15pm, please use this link to sign up for an activity:

We would also love to have middle school and high school students help out with the Fun Night carnival. If you have a student interested in coming to Fun Night as a volunteer please let the office know and we will find them a booth to help out in! Youth shifts are from 5:15-6:30 or 6:30-8:15.

Thank you so much for your support of Edgewood’s biggest celebration of the year!


PTA meeting

Edgewood PTA meets tomorrow: elections and budget discussions are coming up!

The Edgewood Elementary School PTA meets tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m in the Edgewood Library. All are welcome and childcare is free in the cafeteria (provided by the YMCA). We will discuss next month’s officer elections and our important budget meeting to determine where to distribute our funds. Please join us!

Spelling Bee

Edgewood Spelling Contest – for interested 3rd, 4th, 5th graders!

Does your child love spelling?  If so, they might like to participate in the Edgewood Spelling Contest!

The classroom spelling contest will take place tomorrow on Tuesday, April 16th.  Students will be given 25 words to spell.  Contestants will write the words on lined paper.  This is NOT an oral spelling bee.  The top two spellers from each classroom will advance to the Edgewood Spelling Contest (which also happens to be the 4J Spelling Contest, due to the fact that there are no other elementary schools in our district participating this year.)

The Edgewood Spelling Contest/ Eugene 4j District Spelling Contest will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd.  The top two students will advance to the Lane County Spelling Contest on Wednesday, May 29th.  The winner of the Lane County Spelling Contest will advance to the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship!

Clothes needed

Stretchy pants needed/Pack changes of clothes – Because it is rainy/muddy season, the office is needing to lend out more clothes than usual. We ask that everyone pack a change of clothes because kids are slipping in mud or getting wet. The office is running out of different sizes of clothing. If you have “stretchy” pants that your kids have outgrown and that will fit a variety kids of different sizes we will use them!