Category Archives: School News

Spencer Butte Info Sessions

5th Grade Families – Spencer Butte Info Sessions this week

Our 5th graders will go down with their teachers to Spencer Butte on Wednesday, May 23 to visit the school and learn important information about 6th grade.  There will be a parent information evening on Thursday, May 24 at 6:00 at Spencer Butte for parents of 5th graders.

Fun Night Photo Booth

Fun Night Photo Booth photos are in!

Remember those fun photos you took at the photo booth during fun night?  They are ready for pick up in the office. 

 

Thank you Ben Quady for the fabulous Fun Night Photo Booth photos.  We love them!

Donate some time

Less than one month of school is left and we have some exciting end of year events coming up.  The details are still being sorted out, but here are some areas where we can use your help!  Please let the office know if you can help!

 

Field Day, Tuesday June 12

8:15 – Help with setting up Field Day

9:00-11:00  – Volunteer at a station for KG-2nd grade

12:20-2:45 – Volunteer at a station for 3rd – 5th grades

 

5th grade Promotion Breakfast Thursday, June 14th- We would love for non 5th grade parents to help out with this event.

Wednesday, June 13th 6:00pm – Set up – Many hands make this quick and easy.  We need help setting up tables and chairs in the gym for our 5th grade families.  30 minutes

Thursday, June 14th

6:30-9:30am – Help in the kitchen!  We need a few early birds to help prep the breakfast in the kitchen and set up the serving tables.

7:00-9:30am –  Help serve breakfast for the 5th grade families

PTA Information

PTA meeting tomorrow night

At the monthly PTA meeting, tomorrow, Tuesday May 15, PTA officers for next year will be voted in and the budget will be finalized. The meeting is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library. Childcare is available in the cafeteria and free to parents, thanks to the PTA.

 

PTA set to fund furniture needs, upgrade to outdated technology

At the budget meeting last week, PTA members agreed to spend about $27,000 to upgrade severely outdated technology (for example, projectors that project images too small for kids in the back to see and computers as old as 2005) and furniture needs, such as kindergarten chairs and desks for a new kinder class next year and broken chairs that teachers are making due with. The money is available through a special fund that was set up when Evergreen Elementary and Edgewood Elementary merged. This proposal will be discussed at the May meeting and voted on at the June meeting—Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library.

 

No thanks, we don’t need any more PTA volunteers!

JUST KIDDING! We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities, including Movie Night Coordinator, Popcorn Coordinator, Social Media Editor and Newsletter Editor, that need to be filled for next year. These things won’t happen next year without volunteers! If we all donated an hour a month, what a difference it would make! Let Tanya know if you are willing to help!

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

 

Eugene Science Center

Eugene Science Center (formerly Science Factory) is hosting 10 weeks of full-day summer camps for rising 1st – 5th graders (completed k – 5th in June 2018). Camps run from 9 AM to 4 PM with extended care available from 8 AM to 5 PM. Eugene Science Center members receive 10% off, and scholarships are available; receive an additional 10% off after your first week of camp. Campers will explore engineering, nature, astronomy, anatomy, paleontology, and other STEM topics in fun and exciting ways. For more information, and to register online, please visit: eugenesciencecenter.org/events/camps-and-workshops/science-adventures-camps/

 

South Eugene Basketball Camp

The purpose of the South Eugene Basketball Camp is to provide instruction of all fundamentals of the game of basketball to all children between the ages of 5-15. The camp is directed by the head coach of the South Eugene Boys’ Basketball program, Dave Hancock and the Head coach of the South Eugene Girls’ Basketball program, Don Brown. Current high school players will assist the head coaches. The camp runs from June 18-21 (Monday through Thursday), at the South Eugene Main & Small Gym, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  It costs $75 per player or $60 if two or more siblings. https://seathletics.com/main/campsclinics

 

Nearby Nature

If your kids enjoy exploring, biking, bug catching, treasure hunting, and other fun nature adventures, then they should participate in Nearby Nature’s outdoor summer daycamps! Nearby Nature’s camps are a unique medley of adventure, science, nature, art, play, and gardening. Most take place in Alton Baker Park, in the group’s unique Learnscape Gardens. Daycamps run from June 18-August 31, last one week each, and serve kids from three to 13 years old. Half and full day options are available and enrollment is limited to 12 children per camp. For registration as well as scholarship information, see http://www.nearbynature.org/programs/daycamps or call 541-687-9699.

 

Whole Earth Nature School

Whole Earth Nature School offers your kids a chance to get outside this summer and have an epic adventure while learning real outdoor skills. Our expert staff and excellent one to six staff/student ratio ensure that our instructors are engaged with getting to know every camper personally. Campers will grow in their confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature. Each camp has a unique theme and no two camps are ever exactly alike. Scholarships are available. Spaces will fill quickly.

View the camp schedule and register online at NatureCamps.org

 

OCC Summer Camps

Are you interested in music? Register for summer camps at www.oregonchildrenschoir.com. For the K-5th-graders, there is an OCC/RCT Collaboration Camp with Wayne Strong from Aug 13-17 9am-1pm at 1376 Olive St.

 

South Eugene Soccer Camp

At South Eugene High School Soccer Camp, your child (for students entering grades 1-9) will enjoy all the high school soccer team players as counselors, learn from their years of experience, and have a lot of fun improving his or her skills and confidence!  Kids are grouped by the grade they’re entering in the fall, so they’ll see some old friends and meet new ones! Each soccer player receives free soccer ball. Camp held at YMCA field/SEHS turf and grass fields. Monday – Thursday, June 18-21, 9am-2pm$130 for first kid $110 for siblings $65 for free/reduced. Register Online at: eugeneYMCA.org  starting 4/26.

 

Volleyball camp

University of Oregon Volleyball is pleased to offer a variety of volleyball camp options this summer. This includes our Youth Camp which is designed for elementary and junior high students (beginning and intermediate level). All Youth Camp participants receive a volleyball and a Duck t-shirt. Youth Camp will be held on three nights in July (7/9 – 7/11) from 6:30-8:30pm at Matt Knight Arena.

Registration is available at duckvolleyballcamps.com. Questions – email: rbeick@uoregon.edu

Youth Track Meet

TrackTown Youth League meet for all-comers May 22

The TrackTown Youth League is a series of 15 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 at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon held in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships!

 The meet in Eugene is Tuesday, May 22, at Churchill High School and check-in is from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. To Register: http://www.tracktownyouthleague.com/meets

5th Grade Promotion Breakfast

5th grade Promotion Breakfast Thursday, June 14th 7:30am

5th grade families – Please come celebrate your 5th graders at our 5th grade promotion breakfast on Thursday, June 14th.  The cost of the breakfast is $4/adults and $1.40/Child. 4J students are free. Scholarships available upon request.

 

Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to come early on Thursday to help with the breakfast!

 

Tanya needs your help setting up tables and chairs for the 5th grade breakfast!!  Wednesday 6:00 Gym

We could still use help setting up tables and chairs for the 5th grade breakfast in the gym on Wednesday, June 13th  at 6:00pm. Many hands make this quick and easy.  We need help setting up tables and chairs in the gym for our 5th grade families.  30 minutes. Please let the office know if you are available!

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Nearby Nature

If your kids enjoy exploring, biking, bug catching, treasure hunting, and other fun nature adventures, then they should participate in Nearby Nature’s outdoor summer daycamps! Nearby Nature’s camps are a unique medley of adventure, science, nature, art, play, and gardening. Most take place in Alton Baker Park, in the group’s unique Learnscape Gardens. Daycamps run from June 18-August 31, last one week each, and serve kids from three to 13 years old. Half and full day options are available and enrollment is limited to 12 children per camp. For registration as well as scholarship information, see http://www.nearbynature.org/programs/daycamps or call 541-687-9699.

 

Whole Earth Nature School

Whole Earth Nature School offers your kids a chance to get outside this summer and have an epic adventure while learning real outdoor skills. Our expert staff and excellent one to six staff/student ratio ensure that our instructors are engaged with getting to know every camper personally. Campers will grow in their confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature. Each camp has a unique theme and no two camps are ever exactly alike. Scholarships are available. Spaces will fill quickly.

View the camp schedule and register online at NatureCamps.org

OCC Summer Camps

Are you interested in music? Register for summer camps at www.oregonchildrenschoir.com. For the K-5th-graders, there is an OCC/RCT Collaboration Camp with Wayne Strong from Aug 13-17 9am-1pm at 1376 Olive St.

 

South Eugene Soccer Camp

At South Eugene High School Soccer Camp, your child (for students entering grades 1-9) will enjoy all the high school soccer team players as counselors, learn from their years of experience, and have a lot of fun improving his or her skills and confidence!  Kids are grouped by the grade they’re entering in the fall, so they’ll see some old friends and meet new ones! Each soccer player receives free soccer ball. Camp held at YMCA field/SEHS turf and grass fields. Monday – Thursday, June 18-21, 9am-2pm$130 for first kid $110 for siblings $65 for free/reduced. Register Online at: eugeneYMCA.org  starting 4/26.

 

Volleyball camp

University of Oregon Volleyball is pleased to offer a variety of volleyball camp options this summer. This includes our Youth Camp which is designed for elementary and junior high students (beginning and intermediate level). All Youth Camp participants receive a volleyball and a Duck t-shirt. Youth Camp will be held on three nights in July (7/9 – 7/11) from 6:30-8:30pm at Matt Knight Arena.

Registration is available at duckvolleyballcamps.com. Questions – email: rbeick@uoregon.edu

 

Save All Summer with 1PASS!

1PASS combines accessible transportation with free admission to kid-friendly attractions — pools, museums, mini golf and more — all for one low price.  https://willamalane.org/1pass/

Lost items deadline

Lost and Found – Unclaimed items donated May 11

Our lost and found is once again getting out of hand.  We will be bagging up and donating all unclaimed items on May 11.  If you are missing a jacket, hoodie, hat, lunch box….please come and reclaim them from the lost and found before they get donated.

Student Enrollment Planning

Will your child be returning to Edgewood next year? 

Forms have been sent home asking if your child is returning to Edgewood next year.  Please be sure and turn them in so that we can start planning our classes for next year.  It’s especially important to know if your child is NOT returning to Edgewood or NOT attending Spencer Butte.  The form is attached in case you are missing it.

Volunteer needed

Popcorn Coordinator needed for 2018-2019

Everyone loves Popcorn Wednesdays and we really appreciate Tracie Harness for being the popcorn coordinator these past couple of years.  It’s time to hand over the popcorn coordinator baton to another parent volunteer.  Please let us know if you are interested in being the popcorn coordinator next year. This does not mean that you would be popping popcorn each week!.  The popcorn coordinator helps recruit and train volunteers, creates a schedule and makes sure that there are enough supplies.  Popcorn money helps pay for field trips for the primary grades.

PTA Budget

PTA Budget for next school year decided May 8

The Edgewood PTA will hold its annual budget meeting Tuesday, May 8, in the Edgewood Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is the time of year where parents can help decide where school funds will go. Child care will be available in the cafeteria for free.

PTA Elections

PTA officer elections May 15

At the monthly PTA meeting, Tuesday May 15, PTA officers for next year will be voted in. Please submit your name for an officer position to Tanya any time before that meeting. All positions are open for new parents: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. We welcome new people and know that this work is essential to bringing great education to our students!

New Shirts Available

Order your Edgewood Shirts with the NEW EDGEWOOD LOGO!  (See above)

We will be collecting shirt orders with the logo through next Monday, April 30th.  This will be the last shirt order of the year.  We have different styles and colors to choose from.  Please turn in your order form (attached) by Monday!  Please make sure to indicate Youth or Adult sizes.

PTA budget

PTA Budget for next school year decided May 8

The Edgewood PTA will hold its annual budget meeting Tuesday, May 8, in the Edgewood Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is the time of year where parents can help decide where school funds will go. Child care will be available in the cafeteria for free.

Nearby Nature Summer Daycamps Open for Registration:

If your kids enjoy exploring, biking, bug catching, treasure hunting, and other fun nature adventures, then they should participate in Nearby Nature’s outdoor summer daycamps! Nearby Nature’s camps are a unique medley of adventure, science, nature, art, play, and gardening. Most take place in Alton Baker Park, in the group’s unique Learnscape Gardens. Daycamps run from June 18-August 31, last one week each, and serve kids from three to 13 years old. Half and full day options are available and enrollment is limited to 12 children per camp. Scholarships are available! For registration as well as scholarship information, see  http://www.nearbynature.org/programs/daycamps or call 541-687-9699.

Edgewood OBOB at regionals

Edgewood OBOB at regionals
The Edgewood OBOB team competed this weekend at the regional OBOB competition along with 55 of the area’s best teams. We are so very proud of them! They battled tough questions and even successfully challenged a question – all while having fun! 

It has been an amazing season and we look forward to new books, new teams, and new battles next year!  We hope that you will join us (or Spencer Butte’s program) next year!

Edgewood Rummage Sale – a success!

 

WOW!  Thank you for such a phenomenal turn out at the Edgewood Rummage Sale this year!  We raised over $1500 and really enjoyed the community building aspect of this event.  We would love to hear any feedback you have about the experience whether you participated as a volunteer, a shopper, a donator or all three!

Reading Olympics Envelopes Due

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.

Fun Night

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 gayle.lb.sawyer@gmail.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

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.

Volunteers needed

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 bunson_t@4j.lane.edu.

 

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.