An e-newsletter from Edgewood Middle School
June 4, 2021
In-person eighth graders will receive their yearbooks or can purchase one today during their celebration day. In-person sixth & seventh graders will receive their yearbooks when they turn in their Chromebooks on Wednesday, June 9, and distance students will receive their yearbooks when they turn in their Chromebooks on Friday, June 11, or Monday, June 14.
Chromebook Return Information
Please note that all in-person students will be turning in their Chromebooks and chargers to their teachers during Period 7 on Wednesday, June 9. Please be sure they have all items with them when they come to school that day. Distance learners will turn in their Chromebooks and chargers on either Friday, June 11, from 8am-2pm or Monday, June 14, from 3-6pm.
Please fill out this sheet and tuck it inside your Chromebook (please do not fold) before returning your Chromebook and make sure you have both Chromebook and charger to return. We appreciate your help in this matter.
Are you an LPN or RN?
Are you an LPN or RN looking for employment with hours to match the Mounds View District schedule? Mounds View Schools is actively seeking applicants for a Licensed Healthcare Specialist position in an elementary Health Office. We are also in need of substitutes to cover time off. This position works under the direction of the Licensed School Nurse to provide first aid for ill or injured students, administer prescribed medication to students, communicate health-related issues to parents, and perform clerical functions related to record keeping and other general office functions. This position requires current Minnesota LPN/RN licensure.
Please contact Sarah Osterman, Licensed School Nurse (email@example.com) if interested or for more information.
EPAT (EW PARENTS AND TEACHERS)
Edgewood Parents & Teachers (EPAT) is an organization in which parents and Edgewood (EW) teachers and administration work together to help meet the needs of the EW students and staff.
As we did not have a fundraiser this year, there are still ways to contribute to EPAT! Our funds help to provide funds to teachers for additional items they would like for their class that are not covered by the school's budget. Some examples of this are tools, books and other various supplies that enhance our students' learning. Our funds also help to provide items for some of our extra-curricular activities. Here are some ways in which you can donate:
- Amazon Smile (Group Name: Edgewood Middle School PTO)
- Tasteocracy (Group Name: Edgewood Parents and Teachers PTO Group)
- Direct Donation
OUR EYES ARE ON IRONDALE
Girls Swim and Dive Team
Girls Swim and Dive Team Fundraiser
Looking for a unique way to celebrate a special occasion - go ahead and “Noodle” your family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker, or any acquaintance to celebrate their special day (birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement or etc.)!! A fun, colorful, joyous way to add color, cheer, and decoration to any lawn. Up to 45, various, colored pool noodles are set up in your lawn with/without foam flames! There is a $30 minimum donation and the team will set up in New Brighton, Mounds View and Arden Hills. Contact Leslie Skelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.teamunify.com/team/recidhs/page/home for additional information. Thank you for your support!
Summer Strength & Speed Training
SCHEDULE June 14th to August 13th (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
*** Excludes the week of July 5 th
Cost - $110 per participant
Session 1 – (Students entering grades 9-12): 8:00am-9:00am
Session 2 – (Students entering grades 9-12): 9:00am-10:00am
Session 3 – (Students entering grades 9-12): 10:00am-11:00am
Session 4 – (Students entering grade 6-8 & current Seniors): 11:00am-12:00pm
Registration is now open through the Irondale Activities website.
For any questions or concerns please contact the Activities Office at 651-621-6822.
Irondale Girls Tennis
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.
Masks in School Reminder
According to the Minnesota Department of Education, the Safe Learning Plan remains in effect through the end of the 2020-21 school year. Masks must continue to be worn by everyone inside school buildings or on a school bus.
It is imperative that students continue to wear their masks appropriately (over the mouth/nose) in school at all times and social distance measures must be adhered to during lunch. Parents of students refusing to cooperate will receive a phone call home to come up with a plan for alternative learning. Please follow up with your student on the importance of this issue...we appreciate your help.
If this state guidance changes before the end of the school year, we will update you as soon as possible.
Register Your Student for Next Year!
June Lunch Menu
Report Student Absences
In addition to leaving voicemail messages, parents and guardians can now electronically record student absences, including future and/or planned absences. Log into ParentVUE and select “Record absence” next to your child’s name to begin the process. School staff will review new entries daily. Detailed instructions are available here.
2021-22 Calendar Start Date
The 2021-22 school year will begin Wednesday, September 8, due to the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana. Visit the calendars page at moundsviewschools.org/calendars to see the current calendar and the next two school year calendars.
COMMUNITY ED ACTIVITIES/COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Community Program Offerings
NEW! Summer Sports and Fitness
Stay active and connected with your friends and other middle schoolers over the summer! Join the middle school summer sports and fitness program and participate in a wide variety of games and activities that may include flag football, tennis, ultimate frisbee, pickleball, basketball, kickball, volleyball, soccer and more! We will also be talking about how active lifestyles and healthy habits are good for the mind and body.
When: Monday-Thursday, 12-2 p.m.
Where: All middle schools
Registration fee: $150 (Free and/or reduced lunch fee: $75)
Session I: Mon.-Thurs., June 21-July 15
Session II: Mon.-Thurs., July 19-August 5
Full and Half-day Summer Camps
Join us for nine weeks of summer day camps in 2021, including both full-day and half-day options for students entering grades K-7. With new instructors, new topics and one centralized location, students will try new things, meet new people and grow. Camp topics include coding, visual arts, theater, STEM, science, Spanish, sports and more!
When: Mondays through Thursdays throughout the summer for full or half days
Where: Turtle Lake Elementary
Registration fees start at $99
EVENTS & RESOURCES
Free Health Clinic
- Medical Check-ups
- Basic Dental Care
- Chiropractic Care
- Foot Care
- Social Services
Pre-register by calling 651-382-4035. Walk-in appointments are also welcome. More information can be found here.
Kids Bowl Free!
*Subject to availability. Sunday-Friday only. Please check program hours.
Rock the School House
* This event will align with any necessary future guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health. We will also offer the event as an online option for those wishing to attend virtually. Our silent auction will continue online and be accessible to anyone with an online event pass.
Support for Students and Families
PACER Learning Center - Information on navigating the education system, when and where to find help, crisis planning, workshops and more. We offer archived workshops that will help you advocate for your child with mental health needs in school.
PACER Children’s Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project - Information on how to support your child, where to get immediate mental health help and support, and organizations that support families and children.
Pathway to Autism Services and Support Webinar - Free webinar hosted by the Minnesota Autism Resource Portal team on Thursday, August 5, from 12-1pm. The focus will be on the range of services and supports available to a person with ASD across Minnesota’s systems of support in the years that follow a diagnosis, including an introduction to navigating the Minnesota Autism Resource Portal website. Click here to register.
Relationship, Connection, and Supporting Learners
Reimagining Mandated Reporting - Attend this half day workshop on Friday, June 18, for school administrators on the legal obligations of mandated reporters and what the “reasonable belief” requirement of reporting means in practice. Attendees will gain an understanding of the racial complexities associated with reporting, the child welfare system, why they matter, and how to incorporate them into their reporting decisions. Training is provided at no cost to you. Board of School Administrator (BOSA) credits will be available.
Free VIRTUAL Day-long Workshop on NEAR* Science & Historical Trauma - Join FamilyWise and Sam Simmons on Monday, June 28, for a day-long workshop to learn how historical trauma, intergenerational trauma, and childhood adversity impact our lives, the lives of our children, and the health of our communities.
Decolonizing Forgiveness: Moving From Apologizing to Accountability - Gather virtually on Tuesday, July 27, & Wednesday, July 28, with other educators for two half-days of conversation, sharing, and action advancing the work of educational equity in Minnesota.
Mental Health and Substance Use Considerations Among Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Study by the KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation).
Self Care, Emotional Health, and Wellbeing
Podcast: Mental Health America - Join Mental Health America (MHA) for a podcast that changes the way our communities talk about mental health. On this podcast, MHA shares their lives, fights in the open, and works together to just figure things out.
Family Wellness Kit: Mental Health Resources for the Entire Family - Free, downloadable Family Wellness Kit full of tips, tools, and activities to help strengthen your family’s health and well-being. One person’s mental health can impact the entire family. This kit works to strengthen the whole family’s mental health through activities that focus on building positive well-being.
The 7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Healthy People - Identify self-defeating behaviors, and defeat them.
Six Morning Habits the Seem Healthy but are Secretly Stressing You Out - While these activities can be beneficial for your energy and mood, they may cause anxiety if you’re not careful.
Health Information and Resources
FREE Health Clinic in New Brighton – Go to our very own Highview Middle School on Saturday, June 19, from 10am–4pm for free health and dental care, along with other services. Click here for more information.
Hope Dental Clinic - Offering appointments for affordable dental care in Mahtomedi on Wednesdays, July 7 & 28, Aug 4 & 11, Sep 1, 8, 15, & 22. Call 651-762-9124 to schedule an appointment.
Your Shot to Summer - MDH is offering rewards to the first 100,00 Minnesotans aged 12 and over, who get their first COVID vaccine between May 27th and June 30th. Interested? Click the link to learn more. Two upcoming free local clinics are offering vaccines for those 12+. Hosted at the New Brighton Community Center (Eagles Nest) on Wednesday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 16, from 1:30-5:30pm each day. Schedule an appointment for June 9th here or for June 16th here. Walk-ins are also welcome!
Basic Needs Resources
For parent support, please click on this link.
For student support, please click on this link.
For LBGQT support, please click on this link.
You can also find the resource guide and other information on our district website. We are here to help!
Need Help with Food?
Need help getting food? Or want to help others who do? - Many Minnesotans are facing financial difficulties related to the COVID-19 pandemic and there are supports available to help! Our own Ralph Reeder Food Shelf offers weekday scheduled appointments. Click the link to learn more about how to schedule an appointment for a pick up or to make a donation to the food shelf. And new this week, Minnesota is launching a program to help connect families with personalized assistance and information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - more information available at www.mnfoodhelper.org.
WAYS TO SUPPORT EDGWOOD
Support Edgewood While You Shop!
AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon; the only difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Edgewood Middle School.
Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.
Our group name is "Edgewood Middle School PTO" and you can also now set up your mobile app to place orders using AmazonSmile! For more information about the AmazonSmile program, click here.
Support Edgewood While You Eat!
Joining the Tasteocracy community is easy! Using our online sign up form, provide your contact information and a small amount of demographic information. Minutes after you submit, you will receive an email welcoming you to the Tasteocracy community. Each tester may have only one account.
Tasteocracy and the clients who work with us value your participation and compensate you for your time and opinions. The amount of compensation is related to the length of the test. Tests that have a longer time commitment have a higher compensation amount. All tests average at $40 per hour of participation.
Our group name is "Edgewood Parents and Teachers PTO Group". For more information about the Tasteocracy program, click here.
Main office: 651-621-6600
5100 Edgewood Dr N
Mounds View, MN 55112