Reading Olympics

2019 Reading Olympics  – Turn in those envelopes and pledges!

Reading Olympics envelopes have started coming in! Congratulations to all of those great readers. Thank you for supporting the school. Envelopes are due on Friday!

Spirit Week

It’s Spirit Week!

We saw a lot of whacky socks and fun animals around Edgewood today. Spirit week continues…..Tomorrow is Hat day/twins day!

 

Tuesday – Hat day/Twins Day

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday – wacky clothes, hair, etc.

Thursday – Rainbow day

Friday – Pajamas

Incoming Kindergartners

2019-2020 KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION – Thursday at 6:00!

Do you have an incoming Kindergartner next year?  Do you know someone who will have a Kindergartner at Edgewood in the fall? Next year’s enrollment packets will be available starting at our Kindergarten orientation on March 7th.  This orientation is intended for both parents and kids.  It’s an opportunity to visit the school, meet some of our staff and gather information on starting Kindergarten in the fall!

FUN NIGHT

Edgewood’s FUN NIGHT needs some love!

Edgewood’s big carnival — the students look forward to this all year long — needs a few key volunteers. We are looking for a volunteercoordinator to help organize all of the volunteers for the night (we get a group of college students who help out the entire evening throughout the entire school). And we 

need a cake walk coordinator! The cake walk won’t happen without a volunteer to help get cake donations and set up the event. If you can help, please email Jenny Rosenberger at jenniferlrosenberger@gmail.com.

 

Fun Night Info Sessions coming soon!

We will soon have a few Fun Night Info sessions.  Due to the weather, we have needed to reschedule them, but please stay tuned to learn more about Fun Night!

 

The Silent Auction at Edgewood’s Fun Night

We have collected amazing items so far for the auction — including nights at local hotels and even a casino! We are trying to gather some bigger items as well — do you know of anyone who would be willing to donate a night or weekend at a beach house or a condo in Sunriver or at a getaway cabin? Let Amy Phillips know now! She can be reached at amylrphillips@gmail.com.

 

Wine wall?

We are collecting wine for a wine wall for the Silent Auction. This is a fun part of the auction for adults! If you are willing to donate a bottle of wine valued at $12 or more, please contact Helen at moses.elly@gmail.com

Move More in March!

March:  “Move More in March!”

Wednesday, March 6th is our monthly Walk & Roll to School Day and we’re asking everyone to move more in March! Did you know that when kids get physical activity before class, they are more on task and fidget less? This is true for both girls and boys, and is especially helpful for children who have the most trouble paying attention.

 

So for this Walk & Roll to School Day, we encourage everyone to move their bodies before school so everyone arrives awake, alert and ready to focus! Try to walk, bike, carpool or use the bus to get to school. Students riding the bus and those carpooling can challenge themselves to 10 minutes of physical activity before school. If driving is your only option, help your child(ren) move by parking a ten minute walk from school and walking the rest of the way. It’ll wake up their brains and start them towards their 60 minutes of exercise for the day, and you’ll avoid parking lot traffic.

Annie Jr.

Join us at the Wildish Theatre as Annie Jr. takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals! Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. Filled with equal measures of pluck and positivity, this fun-filled stage production is presented by 58 elementary through high school aged actors, including current and former Edgewood students and an Edgewood dog!

 

Performances for Annie Jr. are March 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th at 7:00 p.m. and March 10th, 16th, and 17th at 2:00 p.m. at the Richard E. Wildish Theatre in Springfield, Oregon. Tickets are available online at rosechildrenstheatre.org and may be available on the day of the show at the box office.

Science and Invention Fair

The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-8 students on April 13th

The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-8 students is just around the corner on April 13th, 2019 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 and open to the public. 

Students who wish to enter a project in the fair should sign up on our website by April 8th. Scholarships are available for any student with financial hardship who wants to register a project.

 

Rummage Sale Update

We have decided to CANCEL the Edgewood Rummage Sale that was scheduled for this weekend.  It is looking like the winter weather and roads aren’t cooperating.  We will keep everyone posted if it can be rescheduled to another date, but please spread the word to your Edgewood neighbors that the EDGEWOOD RUMMAGE SALE IS CANCELED!  Thank you to everyone who offered to volunteer to make this happen.  We will let you know if there is another opportunity to help! 

Condolences

Condolences and Support for Rhian

Our Edgewood Community is still reeling over the loss of our 4th/5th grade teacher, Rhian’s husband.  We know that several families are wanting to find ways to convey condolences and to lend support.  The office will collect cards and pass them along to her.

 

There is also a goFundme site set up to support  Rhian and her kids during this trying time:

Rhian’s GoFund Me

 

Battle of the Books

OBOB Battle Week is here!Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)
Congratulations to the 80 Edgewood readers competing this week in our OBOB Battle Week Competition. Battles will be after school Monday-Thursday in the 4/5 quads, with the Championship Battle at 9am on Friday in the gym. Parents are welcome and invited to watch any and all of these battles. Good luck! Let the Battles begin! Questions: edgewoodobob@gmail.com

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.)