Wrestling opportunity open for Edgewood students
Area wrestling coaches organized a youth wrestling league for Eugene area schools and this is our second season.
*Wrestling is open to boys and girls from grades K-8. It’s a great way to build strength, coordination, work ethic, self-confidence, and self-defense skills.
*Practices are Mondays/Wednesdays in the South Eugene High School wrestling room from 6:15-7:15 pm starting November 12 and going through the first week of January.
*The cost to participate is $65, which includes a t-shirt– competition entries are $5 each and are optional.
*We can work on a sliding scale with families where cost is an issue.
The league is oriented towards first- and second-year wrestlers, and competition is organized by age and weight class. This is a great environment for beginners!
More information is available at https://www.orwayvalleywrestling.org or on facebook: ORWAY South Valley Region
Parent Education Night rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4
Our Hand-in-Hand Parent Education Night has been moved to Tuesday, Dec. 4th in the Edgewood Library. This great opportunity has been moved from Thursday, Nov. 29th. Ron Meiners will give us the particulars about hand-in-hand parenting and helping with parenting difficulties. Child care will be available by the Y for $3 a child.
– Papa’s Pizza – November 19th
Our next dine and donate will be at Papa’s Pizza on Monday, November 19th. Flyers will come home this week.
Welcome back, 5th graders and teachers!
Last week, 5th graders and their teachers were at Outdoor School at Camp Westwind on the coast. It may have been the wettest Outdoor School yet for Edgewood students but that didn’t stop them from learning about estuaries, tide pools, coastal forests and salmon. Welcome back to Edgewood! (Want to see some of the energy and hear a song from Outdoor School? Ali Megan posted one on our Facebook page from recess today!) Find the Facebook page from our Website: edgewoodpta.com—there is a link to the Facebook page on the right side.
Share the Warmth Coat Drive
Edgewood Village needs your help. We need coats, jackets, and winter–warm layers to help everyone in our community stay toasty warm during the next months. Please make any winter coat donations to our drop box by the front office from Tuesday, November 13th-Friday November 16th. Take part! Share the Warmth!
Donations for Thanksgiving Boxes
Every year our Edgewood community comes together to create Thanksgiving meal boxes for 25-30 Edgewood families. Please consider donating items on our Thanksgiving grocery lists or making a cash donation to support this endeavor! More detailed information on how we could use your help will be coming out by email tomorrow.
**This is the last year that Meridith Turnbull will be our Edgewood Village Food Pantry coordinator as she will no longer have a student at Edgewood next year. If you are interested in that role and specifically interested in helping coordinate our Thanksgiving Boxes effort next year, please contact the office. This would be an excellent time to learn more as we are starting our collections this week. Edgewood Village is a huge help to many of our families; however, it can only be possible with the time and commitment of parent volunteers.
Pictures are here!
Pictures are here for anyone that ordered some! Teachers will be handing pictures back throughout this week (some of you will get them during conferences). We have scheduled a picture retake day for Friday, November 16th.
Picture Retake and Make up Information
Friday, November 16th, Northwest Exposures Photography will be offering retakes for families less than completely satisfied with school portraits of their children. They will also be photographing make up sessions for children who are new to the school since photo day, or who were absent on the photo days.
In order to get retakes, please return the entire set of photos, keeping your class photo, to the office before 9am Friday, November 16th. For makeups, please get an order form from the office and return it to the office before 9am November 16th or let Tanya in the office know your child was absent and will need to be photographed.
If you just forgot to order and you child was present during the photos days, contact Northwest Exposures Photography to make arrangements for prints.
Prints from the retake / makeup session will be delivered to the school before Thanksgiving. Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.654.1921.
Edgewood Families walked, biked, bused and carpooled to school!
During the three Wednesdays that the Edgewood PTA promoted biking, walking, taking the bus or carpooling to school, 60 percent of the school participated in one of those alternative transportation options. Not only that, about one-third of Edgewood students walked to school those days! Thank you, families, for promoting healthy alternatives to getting to school!
Did you know kids need one whole hour of physical activity each day to stay healthy? Walking, biking and rolling to school helps!
Costume Policy on October 31
We know there is a lot of excitement to join Mr. Moore and wear costumes on October 31. It is ok for kids to wear their costume if they choose, but please make sure they are not too gory and scary for an elementary school! Also please no masks and no props. Props can be a huge distraction and also often get lost at school.
It’s time to kick off the 2018-2019 “Big Box Tops Challenge!” A handout came home with your student on Friday, October 25th. Please take the time to review it, because of new offers, and technology there are many new ways to collect Box Tops for our school. Please make sure your student’s name and classroom number is on any Box Tops sheets, or envelopes you submit. The classes are competing for trophies that are awarded three times a year, so you want to make sure they get credit for it. Make sure the Box Tops are not expired, we have to check the expiration date on every Box Top we submit, or it will slow the confirmation of our submission. We will send out regular updates on how we are doing throughout the year and most importantly, “THANK YOU” for helping support our school!!!
Lost and Found items will be donated at the end of October!
Lost a jacket or a lunchbox? Please come find it in our overflowing Lost and Found! We will be bagging up and donating all unclaimed items at the end of this month. That means this week!
Nov. 6 – Vision and Dental Screening for all students.
Nov. 8, 9 & 12: No School
Nov. 13-16: Share the Warmth Coat Drive (collect your old coats to donate!)
Nov. 15: Harvest Lunch
To the Parents of Lane County School Bus Riders
Lane County Public Works maintains more than 1,400 miles of roads from the coast to the mountains. Part of keeping our roads safe is removing plants and trees that grow too close to the road in the right-of-way. We remove most plants by hand or machine, but if there are areas where our machines can’t reach or it is too dangerous to have people in the roadway – like guardrails – we may use herbicides.
As part of our commitment to being a good neighbor, we want to make sure parents have a voice in potential herbicide use near school bus stops. You can enroll your child’s bus stop into the No Spray Area program by filling out a short form. Once enrolled, we will use GPS to ensure there is 200 feet between your child’s bus stop and any herbicide use by Lane County. Bus stops can be at your driveway or a road intersection. The No Spray Area program is only for Lane County residents not living within city limits. Please visit www.lanecounty.org/vegetation and follow the link for the No Spray Area application.
For more information, call 541-682-8521.
All Hallows’ Eugene
A Downtown Halloween Event on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 • 4-7 pm. Kids and adults alike will find a fun and spooky time with trick-or-treating at local business, pet and people costume contests, free family activities and more. Visit www.eugene-or.gov for more information.
Save the Date – Harvest Lunch! November 15
Our annual Harvest Lunch will be on November 15. This is an opportunity for families to join their students for a special harvest lunch. More information will come home, but the general lunch schedule will look like this :
KG – 10:50
1st – 11:15
2nd – 11:50
3rd – 12:10
4/5 Evergreen – 12:30 (Rhian, Courtney, Mrs. Stiegeler)
4/5 Douglas Fir – 12:50 (Tina, Mr. Wines, Mrs. Krueger)
We would love to have more volunteers helping out during Harvest Lunch! Please let us know if you are available to help set up, clean up or serve. You can still join your kids for lunch if you volunteer! It’s fun!
5th graders are off to Outdoor School!
We hope our 5th graders have a wonderful time and we can’t wait to hear aboutthe adventures they will have this week at outdoor school!
Wet Recess Season! Dress for the weather!
We will have outdoor recess as often as possible, which means some recesses will be in the light rain, near mud and puddles. Please make sure that kids come to school prepared for this and it is helpful if they have a change of clothes in their backpacks in case they get wet.
We need plastic grocery bags for wet clothes!
The office could use clean plastic grocery bags for sending wet clothes home. Please bring them to the office if you are able to donate some. Thank you!
Vote on a resolution to support the 4J Bond Measure tomorrow night at PTA meeting
The Edgewood PTA meets tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library. On the agenda is a vote on a resolution to support the 4J Bond Measure. Childcare is available for free in the cafeteria. Not a member? No problem! Anyone can come to a meeting. But this year we have many free memberships available, so just let us know you want to become a member!
FUN RUN envelopes due Friday
Please continue to collect money from friends and family who pledged (HINT: it’s not too late to obtain new pledges!) As a reminder, the funds go to the PTA to support resources such as school field trips, special school equipment and extra classroom projects. Our goal is to collect $20,000.
Please bring your pledge money to school (in envelope that was sent home). There are extra envelopes in the office. The envelopes have Edgewood’s TAX ID on them to provide to your donors for tax deduction purposes. All money should be turned in by Friday, Oct. 19.
There is also an option to pay pledges with a credit card! There is a field to enter the student name you are pledging. Please follow this link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Edgewood-Fun-Run-/IdLgT
Walk to school on Wednesday!
It’s bike, walk, ride and roll to school this month! For the next two Wednesdays in October—Oct. 17& 24—try creating a new habit.
Think about how you get to school, could you make other choices for a healthier environment and life?, could you interact with the school community while coming or going to school?, do you live close enough to walk?, would carpooling with neighbors save gasoline?
On the final Wednesday, October 24, we’ll tally school participation and distribute small prizes. Thank you for considering other ways of getting to school!
Interested in volunteering for Bike&Walk events at Edgewood? Contact Tanya Andrews at email@example.com.
POPCORN is back!
Popcorn FRIDAY starts up this week, but we need your help to make sure it happens every Friday! We need parent volunteers to help pop popcorn each week. Please let the office know if you are interested in helping or in learning more. Show up around 1:00 for a popcorn popping lesson. Thank you Edgewood PTA for buying a new, more efficient popcorn machine for the school. We look forward to a lot of popcorn Fridays!
OBOB meeting Friday, Oct. 19
We love reading and OBOB at Edgewood! Almost 80 students attended our first OBOB meeting last month, breaking our previous school record. Our second OBOB meeting is this Friday, Oct. 19 in the Music Room from 1:45-2:45pm. Open to 3-5th graders. Please encourage good behavior as OBOB is run by parent volunteers. Permission slips are available on the OBOB library shelf. Team formation will occur at the November meeting. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edgewood Shirt Orders
The attached order form should have come home for Edgewood shirts and hoodies. If interested, please be sure and include payment as well as size and color information by October 26.
Payments with credit cards can also be made at schoolpay.com.
Lost and Found items will be donated at the end of October!
Lost a jacket or a lunchbox? Please come find it in our overflowing Lost and Found! We will be bagging up and donating all unclaimed items at the end of this month.
Bike Rodeo! Tuesday, Oct 16th 3:15-4:45pm, Outside or in Gym/Cafeteria
Let’s celebrating biking! Edgewood, 4J Safe Routes to School and the YMCA are coming together to provide a fun way for our students to improve their biking skills and get excited about riding! Kids of all ages are welcome to ride through a bike skills course, blend smoothies with pedal power and play fun games to help them learn traffic safety. Bring your own bike or ride ours. Free!
To volunteer, contact Sarah Mazze at email@example.com or 541-516-0887.