Edgewood News

An e-newsletter from Edgewood Middle School

August 21, 2019

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Welcome Back Staff Luncheon

Please help us welcome our wonderful staff back with a soup and salad luncheon on Monday, August 26, hosted by EPAT (Edgewood Parents and Teachers). Lunch will be served at 12:15 so we ask all items be delivered by not later than 11:45 a.m. in the school cafeteria. To sign up for a food item, please click on the link here.

Back-to-School Orientation & Picnic

Back-to-School Orientation will be held on Friday, August 23, from 7:00-10:00 a.m. and the Monday, August 26, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Back-to-School Picnic will run from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the newly constructed back lot!

The first day of school for 6th graders will be Tuesday, September 3, with a special "Coffee with the Principal" for 6th grade parents beginning at 7:45 a.m. All grades will attend classes on Wednesday, September 4.

7th Grade LEC Information Sessions

This fall's 7th Grade Laurentian Environmental Center (LEC) trip is scheduled for Monday, October 21, to Friday, October 25. More information will be shared during our parent information sessions during Orientation. Initial parent information sessions will be held in the library (LMC) on the following dates/times:

Friday, August 23, at 8:30 & 9:30 a.m.

Monday, August 26, at 4:30, 5:30, and 7:00 p.m.

7th grade parents, we hope to see you at one of our sessions.

Birthday Books Donation Request

Edgewood would like to continue the tradition of giving every student a brand new book on their birthday (or half-birthday) this year, but will need some support to do so. Please consider using this Google Form to donate to this wonderful literacy program at Edgewood. We will also have an information table set up and a donation bucket at the Back-to-School picnic. Thank you for your consideration!

"Designing Our Future" Back-to-School Party

Join us in kicking off back to school and all the exciting changes we’ll see this year! EPAT will be sponsoring our first back-to-school event on Friday, September 13, from 2:25 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will include Dancing, Basketball, Games, Movie, Manicures, BINGO, Food and More!!! Admission is $5.00. Tickets for some of the games & concessions will require an extra cost. Activity buses will return students home at the end of the event.

Edgewood's Fall Musical

Edgewood's Fall Musical will be Lion King, Jr. which will run November 14-16, 2019. Student auditions will be held the second week of school. Edgewood's Fall Musical will be Lion King, Jr. which will run November 14-16, 2019. Student auditions will be held after school in the choir room on Monday, September 9, and Tuesday, September 10. Interested students should sign up for a slot on the choir room door. Students who want a small role can sing 30 seconds of a song of their choice with 2-3 friends. Students who want a larger role will sing individually and read from a script. All students who audition are cast, so no stress at all! See Mr. Perucco or Ms. Kourajian for more information.

EPAT (Edgewood Parents & Teachers)

Co-coordinators Needed

Edgewood Parent & Teachers (EPAT) is looking for a couple co-coordinators next fall to train in as we have parents that will be "graduating" after next year. If you are interested in being a co-coordinator or co-treasurer or interested in becoming involved with EPAT in other way, please contact Jennifer at jenniferparlin1@gmail.com.

Fall Fundraiser Coordinator Needed

EPAT is looking for a fundraiser coordinator for this year's fall fundraiser. Anyone interested should please email Jen at jenniferparlin1@gmail.com as soon as possible as she is looking at having an initial meeting to discuss plans the first week of school.


General School Information

The 2019-20 District School Calendar can be found here.

The 2019-20 6th Grade Music Schedule can be found here.

The 2019-20 Parent Handbook can be found here.

The September Lunch Menu can be found here.

The 2019-20 Daily Schedule can be found here.

The Application for Educational Benefits form (Free & Reduced Lunch Application) can be found here. Paper applications are also available in Student Services. Applications are available in English and Spanish. If you would like an application mailed to your house please call 651-621-6024. For the Hmong translation of the Application for Education Benefits form click HERE. For the Somali translation of the Application for Education Benefits form click HERE. PLEASE NOTE: A new application must be completed each school year.

Meal pricing for this year is:

Breakfast: $1.50

Lunch: $2.80

Milk: $0.50

After School Snack program: $1.00

For information about District Transportation, click here.


Youth Activities

Before- and after-school activities are offered by the District's Community Education department.

Middle school co-curricular sports are a great way to engage in friendly competition. Athletes compete in individual, partner, or team events in a wide range of sports throughout the year.

  • All participants receive a free activities t-shirt!
  • Practices and competitions held immediately after school.
  • Activity buses are available after practices for those eligible students.
  • Practices run from 2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m, and competitions from about 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., however some competitions vary on their beginning and ending times.
  • Transportation is provided to and from a students' home school for all competitions.
  • Activities do not meet on Fridays nor non-school days.

Registration for Fall activities are now open. Register Online NOW - Search for programs and register online using Visa, Mastercard or Discover. Paper registration forms are also available to students, they can be found in Student Services. You may also print a registration form.

Fall season competition schedules:

For a complete list of offerings, including e-flyers from outside organizations, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/edgewoodflyers.


Middle School Registration/Consent Form

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 the following consent form and deliver to the high school activities office before you begin the online registration:

Middle School consent form (7th and 8th grade only).


Show Your School Spirit!

School spiritwear is online. Click here for Edgewood spiritwear through the District. PLEASE NOTE that items cannot be exchanged or refunded...all sales are final. You can also order other Mounds View Public Schools spiritwear.


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.


Support Edgewood

You can support Edgewood by participating in the below fundraisers year-round:

Box Tops - Please save all of your Box Tops and turn them in at Edgewood. There is a drop box in the front office of the school. This is just another way to earn money for our kids. Please be sure Box Tops are not expired as they will not accept.

AmazonSmile - Operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

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.

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.

Food Taste Testing - Earn some extra $$CASH$$ and sample some really great food. All you have to do is log on and register at www.fpitesters.com.

Thank you for your support!

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