Edgewood News

An e-newsletter from Edgewood Middle School

September 24, 2021

Reminder: Masks Required at School and on the Bus

Though schools and buses usually have a limited number of extra masks on hand, please make sure your child is bringing their mask to school and/or on the bus each day. As a reminder, Mounds View Public Schools requires that students, staff, and visitors wear masks while inside its buildings. The federal government also requires face coverings for individuals while riding on all forms of public transportation, including school buses. If you are in need of reusable masks for your child, please contact your school.

Tardy Notifications

Edgewood will begin their Tardy Notifications next week. Parents will receive a robo call notifying them when their child has had two or more tardies in a given day.


Classes begin at 7:45 am. Students who want breakfast should arrive to school by 7:30 to ensure time for breakfast before the school day begins.

Before & After-School Programs

We have many activities starting up next week! Just a reminder, due to bus driver shortages, we will only have after-school activities transportation on Mondays & Wednesday each week; however, activities will happen Monday - Friday. Students staying after on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays will either need a ride or walk home after the programs. There are three activity bus routes available, check here and click on the routes to see which bus drop-off location is closest to your home and make sure your student knows which bus to take home if they stay after for activities. Staff will be available at the buses to help students.


Also, please note that for the following activities: Chess Club, Strategic Game Club, Run Club, Soccer, Tennis, and Ultimate Frisbee, you MUST register online here.


All Registrations are handled online through the Mounds View Community Education Website and SPOTS ARE LIMITED. If you are interested in an activity you may attend the first practice but you MUST be registered to attend in the future. Please connect with Mr. Van House or Ms. Gosselin if you have any questions or need assistance with registration fees.


MONDAY, September 27 (A Day)

  • Chess Club - Cafeteria 6:50-7:30 AM

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • After School Snack – Cafeteria 2:25-2:35 PM

  • Art Club - Room 004 2:30-4:00

  • Boys Soccer - Track Field 2:30-4:20

  • Fall Musical Cast/Ensemble Rehearsal - Stage 2:30-4:00

  • FTC Robotics - Room 040 2:30-4:00

  • Girls Tennis - Tennis Court 2:30-4:00

  • Jazz Band - Band Room 2:30-3:30

  • Math Team Practice - Room 121 2:30-4:00

  • Math Zone - Room 16 2:30-3:30

  • Reading Zone - Room 001 2:30-3:30

  • Run Club - Outside Door 21 (Bus Loop) 2:30-4:00

  • Science Zone - Room 003 2:30-3:30

  • Spanish Zone - Room 106 2:30-4:00

  • Strategy Game Club - Cafeteria 2:30-4:00


TUESDAY, September 28 (B Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • After School Snack – Cafeteria 2:25-2:35 PM

  • Fall Musical Ensemble Rehearsal - Stage 2:30-3:30

  • Fall Musical Cast Rehearsal - Stage 2:30-4:00


WEDNESDAY, September 29 (A Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • After School Snack – Cafeteria 2:25-2:35 PM

  • Boys Tennis - Tennis Court 2:30-4:20

  • Fall Musical Cast/Ensemble Rehearsal - Stage 2:30-4:00

  • FTC Robotics - Room 040 2:30-4:00

  • Girls Soccer - Track Field 2:30-4:20

  • Jazz Band - Band Room 2:30-3:30

  • Math Zone - Room 16 2:30-3:30

  • Reading Zone - Room 001 2:30-3:30

  • Science Zone - Room 003 2:30-3:30

  • Ultimate Frisbee - Upper Field 2:30-4:00


THURSDAY, September 30 (B Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • After School Snack – Cafeteria 2:25-2:35 PM

  • Creative Writing Club - Room 122 2:30-3:30

  • Fall Musical Ensemble Rehearsal - Stage 2:30-3:30

  • Fall Musical Cast Rehearsal - Stage 2:30-4:00

  • Garden Club - Room 011 2:30-3:30

  • Reading Zone - Room 001 2:30-3:30


FRIDAY, October 1 (A Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • After School Snack – Cafeteria 2:25-2:35 PM

  • Fall Musical Cast/Ensemble Rehearsal - Stage 2:30-4:00


*Activities are subject to change, please listen for daily announcements.

My District, My Minnesota Contest

The Minnesota Senate is implementing a new art program for K-12 students throughout Minnesota. Students are invited to submit a drawing or a photograph of life in their district. One drawing or photograph per Senate District will be chosen and will hang in the Minnesota Senate Building for the following calendar year. Please see more information from Senator Jason Isaacson here.

Matilda, Jr.

Mark your calendars for Edgewood's Fall Musical, Matilda, Jr.! Performances will be:


Thursday, November 11, at 7:00 pm

Friday, November 12, at 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 13, at 1:00 pm

Quarantine Questions

If your student is in contact with someone with COVID and you have questions in regards to quarantine, please contact our COVID Coordinator, AP Richmond Tweh at richmond.tweh@moundsviewschools.org.


Please note that if your student is ever out due illness or any other reason, they can access homework through Google classroom. You can also email teachers directly, if needed.

COMMUNITY ED ACTIVITIES/COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

MVPT Dance Clinic

Do you love to dance? The Mounds View Performance Team (MVPT) Dance Clinic is an exciting opportunity for 1st - 8th graders to learn and perform dance routines choreographed by the team. The 2021 Dance Clinic will be held on Saturday, October 9 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Parents return at 1:00 pm the day of the clinic to watch their dancer and the MVPT perform on the MV football field. Fee is $50 and includes a t-shirt (only guaranteed if registered by 9/24). For more information and to sign up, please click here.

Community Program Offerings

In addition to the youth programs and enrichment opportunities available through the District's Community Ed Department, a number of activities, camps and youth programs are hosted by area cities, local businesses, community organizations and school PTA groups. Please see offerings available in the district attendance area here.

EPAT (EW PARENTS AND TEACHERS)

EPAT Information

Edgewood Parents & Teachers (EPAT) is an organization in which parents, as well as Edgewood (EW) teachers and administration work together to help meet the needs of the EW students and staff. This includes funding for EPAT-sponsored student events, providing grants to teachers for items not covered in the school's budget, and staff appreciation events.


We understand that not all families may be in a position to give right now, but if you have the means, please consider a direct donation to EPAT. There are several ways to contribute, but direct donation maximizes the dollars available to support our students and teachers! Here are our current fundraisers:

  • Direct Donation
    • Send it via U.S. mail to:
      Edgewood Middle School, Attn: EPAT
      5100 Edgewood Drive, Mounds View, MN 55112
    • Shannon Mildenberger is available at Edgewood to receive donations in person
    • Donate online:
      o Venmo information (see below)
  • Amazon Smile (Group Name: Edgewood Middle School PTO)
  • Tasteocracy (Group Name: Edgewood Parents and Teachers PTO Group)


If you would like more information or are willing to volunteer your time to support the EW community, got to our website at https://www.moundsviewschools.org/edgewood or please contact margaret.meyer@moundsviewschools.org or lockwood.kimberly@gmail.com.


Check the weekly Edgewood E-news for updates on EPAT and our upcoming meetings.

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OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALE

Transportation to Irondale

Bus 15 will transport Edgewood students who are scheduled to go to Irondale after school for athletics or activities.

Music of the Knight


This year’s Marching Knights have a show that resonates with all of us. A visual and musical representation of current hits and covers of classics, there is something to be enjoyed by all. Join Irondale and 10 other bands from around the region on Saturday, September 25, for the 29th Annual Music of the Knight at the Irondale High School Stadium. Doors open at 5 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and kids under 5 are free.

Irondale Fall Musical

Mark your calendars for Irondale Drama's presentation of The Wizard of Oz in Irondale's brand new Auditorium! Showtimes are:


Thursday, November 4, at 7pm

Friday, November 5, at 7pm

Saturday, November 6, at 7pm

Sunday, November 7, at 1pm


Ticket Prices are $12 for Adults and $10 Students/Seniors. Tickets go on sale October 1, at 5:00 pm. More information can be found here.

Middle School Consent Form for High School Activities

Seventh & eighth grade athletes that wish to participate on a high school team will also register online. Before you begin your online registration, approval must be obtained from the middle school principal or dean, the high school activities director and coach. In addition, signatures from both student & parent/guardian are also required. Please complete this Middle School consent form and deliver to the high school activities office before you begin the online registration.

REMINDERS

Chromebook Expectations

Attention students: It is critical and expected that you bring your charged Chromebook to school everyday. Please be sure to place your Chromebook inside your backpack each evening or morning after you have charged it to ensure it is ready for you at school.

Ala Carte Funds

Breakfast, lunch, and snack are FREE to all students this year; however, if they want items from the Ala Carte (snacks, juice, treats, etc.), they need to add money to their lunch accounts and use their lunch pins to access.


PLEASE NOTE: The funds must be put in an envelope provided on the black collection boxes located either in the front lobby or outside the cafeteria door. The envelopes NEED to include the student's first & last name then NEEDS TO BE PUT into the secure cash box or drop it off in the front office. PLEASE INFORM YOUR STUDENT NOT SET THEIR MONEY/ENVELOPE ON TOP OF THE BOX! The cafeteria collects the money at 9:30 am each morning. They cannot take money during lunch. Thank you for your help in this matter.


The safest way to add money is through the online Paypams account here.

COVID-19 Testing Opportunities

The Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control strongly recommend that unvaccinated students participate in weekly screening for COVID-19 and that all individuals get tested when they’re experiencing symptoms. We are pleased to be able to offer access to a variety of options for screening testing for our families:


  • COVID-19 test at home: Order a free test through the state’s at-home COVID-19 testing program. Tests are delivered quickly right to your home.
  • COVID-19 community testing: Walk in or schedule an appointment at one of the free, no-barrier testing sites.
  • Find testing locations: Find many local and free opportunities here, including options for drive-up testing.
  • The District also has a supply of tests that can be made available to students. For more information about this option, please contact the COVID Coordinator at your child’s school.

Show Your School Spirit!

Get ready for back to school with new spirit wear! Take a look at Edgewood's options here. Shop from a selection of t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, vests and other accessories.
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