Coat Drive

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

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.

 

School pictures

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: judi@northwestexposures.com or 541.654.1921.

Bike, Bus or walk results

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 information

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.

Box Tops!

 

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 & Found

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!

 

School Bus Riders

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.

 

Harvest Lunch

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!

Wetter weather

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!

Support the 4J Bond Measure

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

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

Wednesday Walk Day

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  tanyacandoit@gmail.com.

Popcorn!!!

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

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: edgewoodobob@gmail.com.

 

Lost and Found

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

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 mazze_s@4j.lane.edu or 541-516-0887.

TRBO Basketball

TRBO Basketball

Attention 4th and 5th grade girls: TRBO will be holding a free basketball clinic Wednesday October 24th from 6:30-7:30 (parent info meeting 7:00-7:30) at South Eugene HS!  An opportunity to work with the High School Girls Basketball team and coaches!

Meet Don Brown, girls Varsity coach, and the South Girls Basketball team. We will be providing Information on winter teams and the South Girls program. Come with questions and hear about the program!

www.trbobasketball.org

Fun Run update

Thank you to everyone who has brought back their pledge envelopes! 
 
So far we have raised……
$4,419.50!
 
(Our goal is $20,000 – if we reach our goal, kids get to vote on a costume for Mr. Moore!  It has been done before!)
 
The top 3 classes that have the most participation will receive a popcorn/popsicle recess party
 
Currently in the lead we have……Ms. Sofie and in 2nd place we have a three way tie with Ms. Becky, Mrs. Krueger and Mr. Vanderbilt!
 
Pledges can be turned in through the end  of the day on Friday, October 19.  Thank you for helping your kids collect their pledges over the long weekend and turn in their envelopes!
 
If people prefer donating with their credit card, please follow this link:  https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Edgewood-Fun-Run-/IdLgT

Strings Class

NEW! After-School Strings Class! The Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO) is offering our 4th and 5th graders the opportunity to learn a stringed instrument! Classes are held here at Edgewood after school! Julia Frantz is a wonderful violinist and teacher and is excited to have your child in her strings class! We provide the book and the instrument to take home, and scholarships for any family that needs one. String Academy at Edgewood meets in the music room Tue/Thurs, 3:05-4:00 PM. Please check with the office for more information or register on line: http://esyorchestras.org/programs/string-academy-i/. Open the door to an enriching musical experience for your child, with benefits that can last a lifetime!