Edgewood News

An e-newsletter from Edgewood Middle School

May 12, 2023

Important Message About Bike Safety

Now that spring has sprung and the weather is getting nicer out, more students are riding bikes to school. This is just a friendly reminder to students that if you ride your bike to school, please be sure to lock it up on one of the bike racks so it doesn't wander off during the day.

A Note From the Health Office

The end of the school year is fast approaching! If your student has medications in the Health Office (daily medications, inhalers, EpiPens, etc.), please make arrangements with the Health Office (651-621-6604 OR jennifer.bakeberg@moundsviewschools.org, corrah.hintz@moundsviewschools.org) to collect them by the end of the day on Thursday, June 8. Any medication remaining in the Health Office after June 8th, the last day of school, will be disposed of properly.

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

Monday, May 15 - Orchestra Concert (Location changed to EW)

Tuesday, May 16 - 8th Grade Visit to Irondale High School

Thursday, May 25 - 8th Grade Academic Excellence Ceremony

Friday, May 26-Monday, May 29 - No School/Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 7 - 6-8th Grade Celebration Day

Thursday, June 8 - Last Day of School!

Edgewood Spirit Week

Join us for a fun Spirit Week with dress themes chosen by our students:

Monday, May 15: Celebrate Summer Day-We are almost there. Wear shorts, bright colors, florals, sunglasses, tropical wear-all are encouraged!

Tuesday, May 16: Hat Day-Wear your favorite hat today!

Wednesday, May 17: Cartoon Character Day-Who is your favorite cartoon character? We will find out when you come dressed like them on Cartoon Day!

Thursday, May 18: Decade Day-Pick a decade (50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's) and have a great time wearing the fashions of the era! Slideshow will be coming to give ideas for each decade.

Friday, May 19: Culture Day-Celebrate your heritage by wearing cultural clothing or regalia that represents your culture!

Lost & Found

Our lost & found area is filling up and we need to get items to their rightful owners. Please be sure to check the lost & found area in the activities entrance for any items that may belong to you. Items left after Thursday, May 18, will be tossed/donated.

Edgewood Free Bike Program

Edgewood is proud to be in partnership with a nonprofit organization that receives donated bicycles, fixes them up, and gives them to kids in need of bikes. If your student is in need of a bike, please complete this form. Bikes are available on a first-come first-serve basis. More details will be shared in a few weeks when the bikes are available at Edgewood for pickup.

2023-24 Online Registration Verification

The 23-24 Online Verification is open for all students attending Edgewood Middle School in the fall of 2023. Please log into your ParentVUE account and in the upper right-hand corner choose Online Data Verification. Complete the questions, review, and then submit at the end. This process needs to be completed for each student every year.

If you have moved in the last year, please include an address verification for your new address (lease agreement/utility bill) under the documents tab. Thank you for your prompt attention.

If you need assistance accessing your ParentVUE account please email Shannon at shannon.mildenberger@mvpschools.org.

Upcoming Eighth Grade Visit to Irondale

On Tuesday, May 16, eighth graders will be visiting Irondale High School from 9:45 am-11:00 am to hear various presentations, take a tour, and learn more about the sports and activities offered at IDHS. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's dean at Edgewood.

Being Kind: Celebrated

We're shining the light on some of the often unseen acts of kindness that our community offers in the simplest of ways. Watch the latest in our series and learn more at http://mvpschools.org/beingkind.

Being Kind: Celebrated

Let's Talk About It: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

While mental health is important to address year-round, Mental Health Awareness Month provides a dedicated time for people, organizations and communities to join their voices to broadcast the message that mental health matters. As a parent/caregiver, it could be an opportunity to begin a conversation about mental health with your child. We invite you to read this month’s blog together with your child or watch this short video and then lean in and listen with curiosity to their thoughts and feelings about mental health, self-care, getting help and supporting others.


Summer Activities Registration Now Open!

Get ready! Registration for summer day camps, enrichment, sports camps and more is now open. There are opportunities for all ages, birth to adult! View the electronic catalog here and register at mvpschools.org/RegisterCommunityEd.

After-school Activity Buses

After-school activity buses will be available Mondays through Thursdays. After-school activity bus routes can be found here.

Weekly Student Activity Bulletin

MONDAY, May 15 (A Day) - Summer Day (Wear your favorite summer wear!)

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

  • Pickleball (Coed) - Tennis Court 2:30-3:40 PM

  • Quiz Bowl - Room 021 2:25-3:25

  • Science Zone - Room 003 2:30-3:30

  • Spanish Zone - Room 106 2:30-3:30

  • Track Practice (Coed) - Track Field 2:30-3:40

  • United for Success - Room 122 2:30-3:30

TUESDAY, May 16 (B Day) - Hat Day (Wear your favorite hat!)

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

  • D&D Club - Room 004 2:30-3:30 PM

  • Flag Football Practice (Coed) - Softball Field #2 2:30-3:40

  • Jazz Band - Band Room 2:35-3:30

  • Math Zone (MSM1 & MSM2) - Room 014 2:30-3:30

  • Social Studies Zone - Room 006 2:30-3:30

  • Track Practice (Coed) - Track Field 2:30-3:40

  • Unified Club - Performance Gym 2:30-3:30

WEDNESDAY, May 17 (A Day) - Cartoon Character Day (Dress up like your favorite cartoon character!)

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

  • Affinity Group - Room 041 2:30-3:30 PM ***LAST SESSION

  • Chamber Orchestra - Orchestra Room 2:25-3:30

  • Choir Club - Room 130 2:30-3:30

  • GSA Club - Room 013 2:30-3:30

  • Math Zone (Int. Algebra, MSA, & Geometry) - Room 116 2:30-3:30

  • Pickleball (Coed) - Tennis Court 2:30-3:40

  • Reading Zone - Room 001 2:30-3:30

  • Science Fair Club - Room 003 2:30-3:30

  • Track Practice (Coed) - Track Field 2:30-3:40

THURSDAY, May 18 (B Day) - Decade Day (Pick a decade to dress like!)

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

  • Eagle Leaders Club - Room 006 2:30-3:30 PM

  • Flag Football Practice (Coed) - Softball Field #2 2:30-3:40

  • Garden Club - Room 011 2:30-3:30

  • Jazz Band - Band Room 2:35-3:30

  • Music Zone - Orchestra Room 2:30-3:30

  • Quiz Bowl - Room 021 2:25-3:25

  • Track Practice (Coed) - Track Field 2:30-3:40

FRIDAY, May 19 (A Day) - Culture Day (Celebrate your culture!)

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

  • No After-School Activities

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


Sports Physical Information

Summit Orthopedics invites any Mounds View District middle or high school athlete in need of a sports physical to one of our FREE sessions this summer. Physicals will be held at Irondale High School on Tuesday, July 18, from 5–8 pm and the Summit Orthopedics - Vadnais Heights clinic located at 3580 Arcade Street on Thursday, July 20, from 5-8 pm.

Parents/students planning to attend the session at Summit-Vadnais Heights should visit summitortho.com/physicals to register and reserve their spot today.

Note: Registration is not available for our session to be held at Irondale. Walk-in only.

Your high school athletic trainer will have postcards to hand out. Please help us to spread the word and include these images on website, social and newsletters.

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Save the Date!

Join us to explore Irondale's countries and cultures at Irondale High School on Wednesday, May 24, from 6-7:30 pm in the multi-purpose room. Hope to see you there!

Irondale Volleyball Informational Meeting

Attention incoming 9th graders interested in playing volleyball at Irondale next fall...

The Irondale Volleyball Booster Club will be holding an informational meeting on May 30, 2023, at 6:00 pm in the multi-purpose room at Irondale High School.

We encourage all incoming freshman girls interested in playing volleyball for the Fall 2023 season to attend. Parents are also encouraged to attend.

We will be providing information on important dates and plans for the upcoming season. if you have any question, please contact Brad at bbradway@gmail.com.

Irondale Boys Soccer

Is your future Knight interested in playing boys soccer? Join the email list or check the website to stay up to date with all information. Tryouts are held the week of August 14, 2023.

Summer Camps are open for registration! Both sessions are coached by Irondale Boys Soccer Varsity Coach Bradley August. Come and meet your future teammates. Register for one or both sessions: June 19 - June 22 and July 31-August 3. See you on the pitch!

Important - Middle School Students Participating in High School Sports

Parents, please note that if your middle school student participates in a high school sport and will be leaving early for a competition, you still need to contact our attendance either via ParentVUE or leave a message on the attendance line at 651-621-6601 so we can get a pass to your student to leave their class.

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.


Minnesota United's Student Appreciation Night

Minnesota United is hosting a “Student Appreciation Night” at Allianz Field for our Wednesday, May 17, game against Houston. This night includes the following perks:

· Discounted ticket to our May 17 game against the Houston Dynamo

· Minnesota United Duffel Bag

· Access to our Post-Game Kick on Goal fan experience, which grants all participants access to the pitch after the match to take a PK on net!

We would love to have the students and their families join us for this game and celebrate the start of summer. I have attached a flyer that may also help get the word out, and will include a direct link to purchase tickets below.

MNUFC Student Appreciation Night Tickets

Rice Creek Boat Club

The Rice Creek Boat Club has 2023 summer programs for ages 11 through adult for sprint kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards. More information can be found here or scan the QR Code below.
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3-Day STEM Camp for African Immigrant Girls

African Immigrant girls, ages 11-14 are invited to a 3-day STEM Camp, June 20-June 22, at the University of Minnesota Campus.

  • FREE! Minnesota African Women’s Association (MAWA) is partnering with the University of Minnesota to offer an exciting STEM Day Camp for MAWA Participants.

    • Learn about robots and robotic technology through fun hands-on activities. Students will also practice STEM skills including soldering, electronic circuit design, 2D computer aided design, computer programming and oral presentation.

    • Transportation will be arranged, snacks and lunch provided. Details will be provided after registration is approved.

    • FLYER - Questions? email mawa0302@yahoo.com Register by: May 12

Upcoming Community Ed Activities

Mounds View Schools Community Education offers a variety of opportunities for youth, families and adults to pursue interests, expand abilities and improve social skills in an informal, friendly atmosphere. Programming is offered before school, after school, non-school days and weekends. Click here to see all Community Education offerings!

Community Programs

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.


Know the Facts: Mental Health

Over 80 percent of young people ages 10–18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision whether to drink. Send a clear and strong message that you disapprove of underage drinking and use or misuse of other drugs. Talk. They hear you. Read April’s mental health blog post about the topic here.

Don’t Risk a Gap in Your Health Insurance

Have you moved in the past three years or will you be moving soon? If you have Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, please update your contact information. It’s important so we can reach you when it’s time to renew your health insurance. Visit mn.gov/dhs/mycontactinfo.

This can be found in other languages here: https://mn.gov/dhs/mycontactinfo/communications-toolkits/.

Discounted Internet

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households a discount of up to $30 per month off their internet bills (or up to $75 per month for households living on Tribal lands), as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 off an eligible connected device like a laptop, desktop computer or tablet. In many cases, households can get high-speed internet entirely free by choosing a fully covered internet plan. A household is eligible to participate if a child in the household qualifies for Educational Benefits, which includes free or reduced-price school meals. If you need proof that a child in your household qualifies, contact Nutrition Services. Learn more and apply here.

Let's Talk About It: Caregivers, The First Line of Defense

As a caregiver, never underestimate your power to influence a child’s future. Read this month’s blog post about how adult behaviors can sometimes influence children’s behavior, and how this relates to Alcohol Awareness Month.


Edgewood Yearbook/Photo Information

The online yearbook ordering site is now closed. A limited number of soft-cover yearbooks will be available for purchase at the end of the school year on a first-come, first-serve basis for $20 each.

Also, just a reminder...your student's school photos are available for parents to view and order online through the rest of the school year.

Click on the button below to get started.


Event Code: FE198922
Also Needed: Synergy Unique Student ID (Student's 6-digit number in ParentVUE...6XXXXX)


  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and text.
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home.
  • High-res digital downloads are available.
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay once.

After-School Activity Reminder

We encourage students to take advantage of after-school opportunities for growth and engagement. Please review the after-school procedures with your child(ren) as your family plans for engagement in after-school activities, clubs, or academic zones.

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Bus Safety

We have noticed several bus behaviors that do not reflect our values here at Edgewood. We work with American Transportation to ensure that students and drivers have an enjoyable experience. Our message to students and families is riding the bus is a privilege, not a right. If negative interactions occur, a meeting with administrators, parents, and students will happen to discuss the next steps. We hope never to have such a meeting. Parents, please work in partnership with us by reiterating our expectations regarding transportation. Students are to remain seated while the bus is in motion—no food or beverages on the bus. We are respectful to other individuals and follow the bus driver's directions. We appreciate your support in keeping all students respectful and safe.

2022-23 General Information

The 2022-23 General Information Packet can be found here.

The daily schedule can be found here.

The 2022-23 school calendar can be found here.

The 2022-23 A/B school calendar (6th grade only) can be found here.

The lunch menu can be found here.

If your student is going to be out for an extended amount of time, please fill out the extended absence form and have them drop it off in the front office.

2022-23 Edgewood Handbook

The 2022-23 Edgewood Handbook can be found here.
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