Winter Food Box donations

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:
 
– pastas
– sauces
– beans
– rice
– soups
– rice or pasta meals (mac and cheese)
– cereal
– peanut butter and Jelly
– canned fruit or vegetables
– oatmeal
– crackers
– 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

Pants needed

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!

Dress For Recess

We try to have the kids outside for recess as often as possible.  This means that they will often be outside even when there is a light rain.  Please make sure your kids are dressed warmly for recess.  It’s not a bad idea to have them carry a change of clothes in case they get wet from the puddles.

Harvest Lunch Thursday

 

Our traditional Harvest Lunch is scheduled for November 16th.  This is a lunch where family can join their kids for lunch in a fall-themed festive setting.  Flyers went home and we would like to get them back if you are planning to join your kids for lunch that day so that we can get a head count.  Payments for the lunch are made at the time of the lunch – we would prefer not to get any ahead of time.  Any pre-payments that are made will go into your child’s lunch account and the account will be charged directly for the lunch on that day.  Students are $2.90 and adults are $4.00.  No charge for students that are free and reduced.  Families can request scholarships.

 

The Menu is Turkey Gravy or Veggie Lasagna, Corn, green salad, fruit salad, dinner roll and dessert.

 

The Harvest lunch times are as follows:

KG – 10:50-11:25

1st grade – 11:15-12:00

2nd grade – 11:50-12:25

3rd grade – 12:10-12:45

4/5 EVERGREEN (Courtney, Rhian , Adam) – 12:30-1:15

4/5 Douglas Fir (Mrs. Krueger, Mr. Wines and Tina) – 12:50-1:35

Coat Drive

Edgewood is once again gearing up for the Share the Warmth coat drive where you can donate your gently used winter coats to someone in our Edgewood community who can use it!  We need your warm infant, toddler, children’s and adult jackets and coats.  Please place clean coats in the bin outside the front office this week  (November 13th through 17th) so that we can distribute before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Together we can Share the Warmth!

4J Parent Leaders Network

4J Parent Leaders Network meetings all year

The 4J Parent Leaders Network is an a volunteer network connecting parent organization leaders for mutual support. We share resources, ideas, and best practices to support the involvement of parents and families in the education of their children.

Our meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will take place at the District Office at 200 North Monroe Street Take away tools will be provided.

Monday, October 30, 2017 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, January 29, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, April 30, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Each meeting will include a 40-minute training topic and a 20-minute information presentation from Eugene School District 4J Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Elementary Director Brooke Wagner, and Secondary Director BJ Blake.

Meetings are convened by Heather Sielicki (parent volunteer) with support from Josh Reckord (retired educator). Join our email list for updates, meeting agendas and reminders.  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/4jparentleadersnetwork 

Help with School Directory

Data entry help needed with School Directory!

We are in the midst of putting together the student directory, but could use a few volunteers who are willing to help with data entry at home.  It is an easy task, but time consuming for one person, so it’s ideal to share the load  and  it is a great way to support the school while working from home.  Please let the office know if you are interested!  We would like to get the directories out before the holidays.

Help with Edgewood’s Snack Pack Program

The Edgewood Village Snack Pack Program offers a supply of meals and snacks for around 20 children over their weekends and extended breaks, free of charge. Bags are distributed on the last school day before the weekend or break by parent volunteers.  This program can use volunteers to assist with weekend distribution, food drives, and packing and sorting bags.  If you are interested, please sign up at http://signup.com/go/mkvhzGC, and email gayle.lb.sawyer@gmail.com for details.

Volunteers Needed

Help with Edgewood’s Snack Pack Program

The Edgewood Village Snack Pack Program offers a supply of meals and snacks for around 20 children over their weekends and extended breaks, free of charge. Bags are distributed on the last school day before the weekend or break by parent volunteers.  This program can use volunteers to assist with weekend distribution, food drives, and packing and sorting bags.  If you are interested, please sign up at http://signup.com/go/mkvhzGC, and email gayle.lb.sawyer@gmail.com for details.

Edgewood’s Oregon Battle of the Books has begun!

Edgewood’s first OBOB meeting was last week with more than 70 excited readers participating. Permission slips are available in the school library if your child is interested in joining OBOB. Please return it to your teacher or the office. Email edgewoodobob@gmail.com if you would like to be included in our email list. Teams will be formed in November. The next meeting is Wed. Oct. 18 with battle books Blast-Off! and Masterpiece. 

Coyote Kids

New Semester of Coyote Kids! Enrichment Program Begins Soon

Your child will explore skills in bushcraft, naturalist skills, nature hikes and cooperative awareness games—children work together in small groups gaining knowledge of plants, mammals, tracking, birds, and survival, as well as increasing their overall nature awareness. All of this right at your school and nearby green spaces!

Fall 2017 Coyote Kids! begins the first week of October.
Grade: 1st-5th grades.
When: Once a week every Thursday at your school.
Time: As soon as school lets out for the following two hours!
For more info and to Register:
http://CoyoteKids.net
Cost: Four monthly payments of $74.25. Scholarships are available!

Welcome Information from Principal Moore

I hope you are enjoying your summer!  We look forward to seeing all of you in September!  School starts on Wednesday, September 6th and we will host an open house the day before on Tuesday, September 5th from 2:00-3:00.  This gives students a chance to meet their teachers and see their classrooms.  The office will be open to accept financial contributions and medications that day as well.
 

Donate to the Edgewood Garden!

Edgewood Community Elementary School garden is looking for a few tools for summer maintenance. We need:

  • a gas powered weed eater
  • a gas powered lawn mower

If anyone is thinking of upgrading this summer, please consider us. These would need to be in good working order as we are staffed with volunteers. Thank you!