UO Volleyball Camp

Volleyball Camps

The UO Volleyball program will be offering a full range of camp opportunities this summer. For elementary students – our Youth Camp and the skill clinics would be a great option. 

Youth Camp        July 9 – 11

Skill Clinics          July 10-11

 

All camp information is on the web at: http://www.duckvolleyballcamps.com

 Please note that we offer a significant fee reduction to students that are on your free/reduced lunch program.

Appreciations  

 

Thank you so much to Rebecca Ledbetter, our school’s counselor, for facilitating our parent education night last week. It was so insightful and incredibly helpful to our parents! Attached are her presentation handouts.

 

Thank you to Ali Megan for organizing our Reading Olympics and helping Edgewood PTA raise the funds it needs to support valuable programs at our school. She deserves a gold star!

UO 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.

STEaM

STEaM Eugene – Wednesday, March 20th from 4:30-8:00 pm at Churchill High School

4J School District is hosting a free community event celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics

Throughout the night, we will offer family STEaM activities for all ages, a student exhibition of learning, and community partner exhibits.  Additionally, there will be a panel discussion regarding climate and water issues and showing of the film Inventing Tomorrow-the future is brighter than you thinkfollowed by a Q & A with community stake holders.

A Champion in Education

Nominate “A Champion in Education” Today!
Who is your champion in education? An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A caring school counselor or nurse? A dedicated volunteer? A principal who leads by example? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? A custodian who helped in a time of need?

Now is the time to recognize their contributions at the 13th annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards!
To learn more and nominate a 4J employee or volunteer, visit http://www.4j.lane.edu/2019-ace-awards-nominate-a-champion-in-education. The nomination deadline is March 31.
Come see your nominee be honored at an awards ceremony on May 7, 5:30–7 p.m., at North Eugene High School. One nominee in each of the five categories will be named an ACE Award champion.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 4J Communications at 541-790-7734 or johnson_hi@4j.lane.edu.

 

Duck Dash

Duck Dash Details

The Duck Dash, is a terrific local event that is fun, gets kids moving and promotes fitness and healthy living. Below are the Duck Dash details.

Please visit the website for additional information. You can register online and you can find mail in registration forms in the Edgewood office.

  • Race Day: Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • Age: Must be at least 4 years old on race day
  • Race Distance: Approximately 1K (approx .6 mile)
  • Age: Must be between 4-12 years old on race day.  Kids age 4-12 are welcome to participate.  Kids 6 and under MUST have a chaperon run with them on the course.  (Although, any age child can run with an adult if he/she chooses.  There is no charge for adult chaperones. 1 adult per child please.)
  • Packet Pick-Up:  Pick-up race packets at the Expo on Friday or in person near the starting line on Saturday.  More details will be available in 2019.
  • Goodies: Kids Duck Dash participants receive a youth sized, short sleeve t-shirt, finisher’s medal, reusable goodie bag with finish line refreshments, a Eugene Marathon reusable water bottle and the Krusteaz Pancake Breakfast!  Kids who participate in the “marathon” and turn in an Official Kids Duck Dash Tracker (at packet pick-up) also receive a finisher’s certificate!

Box Tops!

We are in full Box Tops Challenge mode. Box Top Bill, and the Box Top Queen visited almost every classroom last week. We are planning to stop by this week to pick up any Box Tops that come in. The second part of the “Big Box Tops Challenge.” ends this Friday. Whichever class has collected the most will get the 1st – 2nd or 3rd trophies. So get your Box Tops in by Friday.  Also you can get Bonus Box Tops from the “Monopoly Game” at Safeway and through eBoxTops on Safeway’s just for U program. MAKE SURE TO PUT YOUR STUDENT’S NAME AND ROOM NUMBER ON ANY THAT YOU SEND IN, SO THEIR CLASS GETS CREDIT FOR IT!!!

 

Fun Night Donations

The Silent Auction at Edgewood’s Fun Night needs a big ticket donation!

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

Reading Olympics Summary!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Reading Olympics. We raised $10,507.80 for Edgewood! Congratulations to the classes who reached 80% participation rate: Becky, Toni, Adam, Sofie, and Mr. Wines’ 4th graders! Congratulations also to all of our Gold Star top readers!!

Dine And Donate

Eat out and support Edgewood!

There’s a new restaurant in town and they are donating 10 percent of food sales to Edgewood on Wednesday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. It’s Vitality Superfood Café at 440 Coburg Road. Check out the food at breakfast, lunch or dinner and thank you for supporting Edgewood! Flyer attached!

 

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!