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Edgewood Newsblast - April 8, 2024

Posted Date: 4/08/24 (3:52 PM)

Welcome to the Edgewood Newsblast – April 8, 2024
Edgewood School Hours
8:30-3:00 – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Wednesdays are early release!  8:30-1:45
Attendance Line:  541-790-8725    Front Office: 541-790-8700
April 12 – NO SCHOOL – grading day
April 16 – Edgewood PTA – 6:30
April 19 – Edgewood Fun Night 5:30-8:00
April 23 – Edgewood Dine and Donate – Hot Mama’s Wings (flyer)
Edgewood Fun Night
April 19, 5:30-8pm
Fun Night is less than two weeks away! Don't miss this special event! Have you...

Purchased your tickets? Visit to purchase online and skip the lines! Tickets purchased online will be available for pickup next week in the office or will be at will call on the night of the event.  
**Please let the office know if your family would benefit from complimentary tickets.
Volunteered to help? Visit to sign up today! We still have lots of spots to fill!
Dropped off your classroom basket donation? Classroom basket donations are requested by the middle of next week. Check with your teacher or basket coordinator for details!
Dropped off your gently used clothing and children's books? The Freecycle clothing room and Bookcycle used book store are two popular Fun Night stations. The more donations we get, the better these stores are! Books and clothes can be dropped in the office anytime leading up to Fun Night.
Decided which staff member you plan to soak? Adam, Courtney, Mr. Fabulous, Mr. Mann, Lisa, Denice, and Mary have all volunteered for the water balloon station! Schedule will be announced soon!
THANKED OUR SPONSORS? Special thank you to all of our generous sponsors: Ethan Nickel Outfitters, LLC, Melissa Pope - Great Basin Insurance, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Jeny Oberst Lupton - Hearthstone Real Estate, and Simpson Construction & Excavation. If you see any of them around, give them a big thanks!
As always, please email if you have any questions, want to be a last-minute sponsor, or need anything else from us. Can't wait to see you all on the 19th!
3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade - Spring Music Festival on May 22, 2024
Mark your calendars! On the evening of Wednesday, May 22nd on the Edgewood Campus, the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Students will be presenting their Spring Music Festival Concert. More details to come as the event approaches. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
A note from our school nurse regarding bringing food items to share in the classroom
There may be times you feel inclined to bring food items to share with your student and their classmates. Please know your generosity is so appreciatedAs a reminder, there may be students in the classroom that have food allergies and special dietary needs. Please be mindful of the following when considering sharing treats with your student's class:
**All items brought in must be commercially purchased and nutrition/ingredient labels available, per 4J Nutrition Services.
**Please notify teacher's in advance (minimum 5 days) if you plan to bring something **in. This allows time for alternative options to be made available for students with food allergies and special dietary needs. Alternatively, check with classroom teachers for dietary restrictions and bring an item safe for everyone
**Please be aware, not all requests to bring food items to the classroom may be approved.
For further information, please see 4J Wellness Policy Overview and the Healthy Snacks and Party Guidelines
Welcome to Kindergarten 24-25 families!
Eugene School District welcomes ALL families who will have an incoming kindergarten student for the 2024/25 school year to join us for a special Welcome to Kindergarten Event on Friday, April 26, 2024 from 5:00-7:00 pm. We invite students and their families to join us for this fun filled evening. The flyer below has additional information. We hope to see you there!

El Distrito Escolar de Eugene da la bienvenida a TODAS las familias que tendrán un estudiante entrando al kínder para el año escolar 2024/25 a unirse a nosotros para un evento especial de Bienvenida al Kínder el viernes, 26 de abril de 2024 de 5:00-7:00 pm. Invitamos a los estudiantes y sus familias a unirse a nosotros para esta noche llena de diversión. El folleto tiene información adicional. ¡Esperamos verlos allí! 
** We are accepting Enrollments for next year NOW!  Please help spread the word!
SEED Survey
Your students  will be offered to take a survey called the Student Educational Equity Development Survey (SEED). 
Starting in 2023-24, The state of Oregon requires (HB 2656) school districts to make the Student Educational Equity Development Survey (SEED) available to all enrolled students in grades 3-11. The content of the survey varies by grade level. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and measures student perceptions in four core constructs:
 Access to learning resources
  • Opportunity to learn 
  • Self-efficacy
  • Sense of belonging
full list of survey items is available online.
  • Parents or guardians can opt their student out of taking the SEED Survey by completing this form:  SEED Survey Opt-Out Form  - SEED OPT-OUT Spanish and turning it into the front office.
  • Students may decline, at any time before or during the survey, to participate in the SEED Survey via their answer to the first SEED Survey question.
In August, the Oregon Department of Education will release aggregated and suppressed SEED survey results to schools and districts through the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application, and on ODE’s public website.
Though not a test, the survey is distributed via the OSAS (state testing) portal, and it's open during the testing window.
Edgewood Silent Auction Volunteers Needed
We need your help reaching our fundraising goal to support our students!  Requests for donations have been sent out to local businesses, and the Silent Auction Committee could use help following up on those requests and reaching out to businesses who previously donated.  If you are able to assist, please reach out to Meghan Marcott at Also, if you have a business that would like to donate, we would love to hear from you!  Last year we had a great response from our Edgewood families, and I would love to repeat that again this year so we can reach that $10,000 goal!  
SICK? - When to keep your kids home and when to send them to school
We have a lot of sick students today! Please take the time to read this
 helpful handout to help answer questions regarding when to keep your kids home and when to send them to school if they are not feeling well.
In particular we are hearing reports of a lot of stomach illnesses.  Please help keep our Edgewood school community healthy.  Students should stay home for 48 hours following their final vomit/diarrhea episode. 
Edgewood Snack Pack Program needs your help! 
Edgewood's PTA runs a Snack Pack program and we need your help! The program provides a bag of snacks for the weekend to students who may rely on school meals for their primary source of nutrition. In order to do this we need lots of snacks! Please consider donating individually packaged snacks (the healthier the better, but there are no requirements). It doesn't matter how many, half boxes of previously favorite and now rejected snacks are great, every handful helps. Donations can be brought to the office.
Snack Bag Wishlist:
**All items must be shelf stable and individually packaged**
*If possible aim for healthy choices*
Snack Bars
Trail Mix
Oatmeal packets
Fruit snack
Fruit cups - mandarin oranges, pears, mixed fruit, etc.
Dried fruit
Fruit leather
Juice boxes
Milk shelf stable
Snacking Nuts
Seaweed snack
Other Opportunities
Do you or your child want to learn how to ride a bike? 
Join 4J Safe Routes to School and partners at either or both of these all-ages, free, learn to ride a bike events this spring. Helmets and bikes will be provided, or bring your own.
Friday, April 19 from 4pm to 6pm at the Bob Keefer Center (250 S 32nd St., Springfield, OR)
Click here for flyer
Link to Facebook event:
Saturday, May 4 from 1pm to 3pm at Meadow View School (1855 Legacy St., Eugene, OR)
Click here for flyer
Link to Facebook event:
Remember, these events are free and are for people of ALL AGES who do not yet know how to ride a bike!
¿Quiere usted o su hijo aprender a montar en bicicleta?
Únase a 4J Safe Routes to School y sus socios en uno o ambos de estos eventos gratuitos para todas las edades para aprender a montar en bicicleta esta primavera. Se proporcionarán cascos y bicicletas, o traiga los suyos.
Viernes, 19 de abril de 4pm a 6pm en el Bob Keefer Center (250 S 32nd St., Springfield, OR)
Haz clic aquí para ver el folleto
Enlace al evento de Facebook:
Sábado, 4 de mayo de 1pm a 3pm en Meadow View School (1855 Legacy St., Eugene, OR)
Haga clic aquí para ver el folleto
Enlace al evento de Facebook: https: //
Recuerde, estos eventos son gratuitos y son para personas de TODAS LAS EDADES que aún no saben montar en bicicleta.
YMCA Aftercare/Camp information
Please see this flyer for YMCA after care and camp information!

Free LTD Transit Pass!
All students in 4J schools can get a student pass to ride Lane Transit District (LTD) buses for free. Student transit passes can be used to travel anywhere within the LTD service area. Student passes can be used at any time—after school, on weekends and during school breaks, as well as to get to and from school each day.
To get a free LTD student transit pass, available as a tap card or Umo smartphone app, guardians/parents can make the request for elementary students; middle and high school students can request their own passes at the front office or at high school registration events. Passes are valid from September 1 of the current school year to September 30 of the following year and can be renewed by the school each year for ongoing free service.
A note about Parentsquare
We would love for all families to create an account on Parentsquare as we are starting to use it for school communications from the front office.  
To register for ParentSquare, visit and then enter your email or mobile phone number under “Register” to get started. Make sure to enter the email or mobile phone number you provided your child’s school. You will receive school communications regardless if you register for ParentSquare. Registering, however, allows you to reply to or send messages, appreciate or comment on posts, sign permission slips, manage communication preferences, and more!
Please email to respond to this newsblast or create an account on parentsquare to reply directly.