#EWExcellence ~ Week of 05.16.2016

La ola del lago Spanish Immersion & Edgewood School

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Week of May 16, 2016

I hope everyone had a great weekend and was able to enjoy the beautiful weather. It looks like it's going to be a gorgeous week! I know how busy everyone is this time of the year. However, I would like to take one quick second to let everyone know how much I appreciate our collective dedication and care for our students and their learning; there truly is nothing more important. It's why we do what we do. While it can be easy to get caught up in the business and the minutiae of the end of the year hustle, our mission and vision remain the same - to do whatever it takes to best meet the needs of our students and families so that ALL can reach their full potential. It's how we operate here in PLSAS. And it's our responsibility to bring our best each day and to teach our students with urgency. What an honor it is to be an educator and to be able to touch and transform so many lives. Have a great week!

2016 - 17 Edgewood Building Instructional Leadership Team Meeting

Our entire school district is in the process of restructuring how our school and building leadership teams operate for the 2016-17 school year. This year's current team was Kim Chapin, Sam Dehnke, Becca Richardson, Lisa Maraist and Jillian Sullivan. If you are interested in learning more about how the Building Instructional Leadership Team will operate, please consider attending an optional meeting next Monday, May 23 at 8:30 in the library.

Here is a link that has a bit more information. Letters of interest and intent are due no later than Friday, May 27. Let me know if you have any questions!


May 24 Information for Schoology re: Early Absentee Voting

May 24 PLSAS Referendum is Quickly Approaching!

Quick reminder that if you wish to vote absentee (by mail)….the deadline to get your application in is Wednesday, May 18th. Ballots will still be mailed after this date to registrations received by the 18th but the turn-around will be getting tighter and the ballot has to be received by election day to be counted.

You may still absentee vote (in person) as follows:

· Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

· Saturday, May 21st from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

· Monday, May 23rd from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

And of course, the polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 24th.

If you do not know your polling location: http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

or contact me and I will help you.

Qualifications to vote in this election are:

· Be 18 years old

· Be a citizen of the United States

· Be a resident of the school district and maintain that residence in the district for at least 20 days immediately preceding the election

Call Martha Walz at 952.226.0010 with questions.

Great Article Featuring our Amazing Amity International Interns

A wonderful article in the Prior Lake American featuring our phenomenal Amity International interns at La ola del lago: Laura, Amelia, Ivan, Lucia, Mireia, and Lucia. We are so thankful for all you have done to help our students and school this year. You have all made a true difference in the lives of so many. :-)

Amity International End of Year BBQ

Wednesday, June 8th, 5:30pm

Sand Point Beach, Prior Lake, MN, United States

Prior Lake, MN

La ola del lago PTC will be hosting a farewell BBQ for our 5 fabulous Amity International interns. Come to Sand Point Beach for a night of fun and BBQ. Any and all are welcome to attend!

EW Advisory Council & La ola del lago PTC meeting is tonight @6:30 - last one of the year!

Digital Curriculum Resources Survey

Hello everyone,

I am working to get a better handle on the use of digital curriculum resources in the district. As many of you know, my position is new this year and I am working to help determine how best to support teachers in the use of the digital resources that the district subscribes to. I am also interested learning about other tools that teachers use or are interested in using. If you could fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/plsasdce, which should take about 10 minutes, I would really appreciate it. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Jessica McMahon

Digital Learning Specialist

Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools



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May 24 Referendum Information - Please Share with Families on Schoology, etc.

On May 24, 2016, Prior Lake-Savage Area School District residents will be asked to vote on a funding proposal that would respond to increasing student enrollment by providing space for students, technology for teaching and learning, and security for schools.

Other ways to learn more about the May 24 referendum request:

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xgmpCLeeWE

Website: http://www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/referendum

Email: input@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Phone: 952-226-0037

Absentee Vote: http://www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/data/files/gallery/ContentGallery/RegularAbsenteeBallotApplicationFillable201408121.pdf

Our Mission & Vision: Who We Are @ La ola del lago Spanish Immersion & Edgewood School

Welcome to Edgewood School, home to early learning and La ola del lago Spanish Immersion. Edgewood has some of the most caring and talented staff, parents and students. At Edgewood School, we are passionate about helping each and every student learn and grow. We are committed to providing each child a safe and nurturing environment that fosters creativity, play, and innovation. Our overarching goal is that all students, families, employees, and community members – everyone who walks through our doors – feel an overwhelming sense of belonging.
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In closing...

As you can see above, Ms. Trina is in the process of helping Edgewood upkeep and beautify our gardens, flowers, and nature play area. She is in the process of finding donations, as well as seeking volunteers (and families) to set up a few times over the summer to gather. Please check with Trina if you are interested in learning more.

Edgewood will be a rocking place this summer - ESY (extended school year) for ECSE students, 3 sections of LODL summer school, 2 classes of Kids' Company, 2 sections of PreK, ECFE summer programming.....

But our job is to finish this school year off strong first! Our kids are counting on us!

Have a great week.