May 25th, 2023

From the Desk of Ms. Costello

We did it! We made it through the school year- and we did so in style.

Thank you ECS families, it was a memorable year.

As with every year, next year will bring some changes.

I'd like to take a minute to say goodbye and good luck to two of our family members: Jennifer Koziar and Trish Miller.

Jennifer Koziar has been at ECS for nine years, has seen her own three children graduate from here. Mrs. Koziar is now looking forward to her next journey teaching at Edgewood High School. Mrs. Koziar has been a phenomenal teacher- taking on three different levels of math each year, running our Math 24 enrichment program and helping with our most recent math curriculum review. She will be missed.

Mrs. Miller came to ECS three years ago. She has been teaching second grade these past few years and has been a natural fit on our primary team. Mrs. Miller will be taking time with her family next year, but has graciously promised to come back and substitute teach for us.

Words cannot properly express our gratitude for these loving educators. They live our mission of truth, compassion, justice, community and partnership in their teaching and in their daily lives.

We will update you with future hires in our summer editions of Edgemail.

Until then, have a safe, relaxing and fun-filled summer!


Principal Yancy- You're Hired!


From the Desk of Anne Palzkill- President

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Dear ECS Community,

Defining Reality

Starting on June 1, 2023, Paul Gessner and I will overlap our ECS President responsibilities. It will be an honor to share the ECS story with President Gessner and to pass the baton on my last day, June 22, 2023. Accordingly, this is my last Edgemail letter.


While serving our remarkable school, I am most proud of our dedicated staff and our talented students. Together, they make ECS radiate with vitality and joy. They live out our Dominican mission each day in their words, faith, and actions!

I am grateful to our Board of Directors, past and present. They are a committed and under appreciated group of gifted volunteers. I am also filled with gratitude for our parents, alumni, grandparents, and all those whose who carry us in their collective arms of support. ECS will continue to thrive due to the countless efforts of our loving community.

Leader as Servant

On a personal note, I have spent the last 34 amazing years in education, quietly working to uphold the principles of servant leadership. It has been the focus of my career to live out these truths: build community; listen; be empathetic; foster healing; stay aware; use persuasion; encourage big picture thinking; cultivate foresight; commit to the growth of people; and to be a steward.

The most challenging of these principles is fostering healing, which is defined as "caring about the personal well-being of others, so that you help to heal the past and make it whole again". Not surprisingly, it is a BIG part of a school administrator's job. Grief, humiliation, loneliness, bullying, discrimination, racism... the list of suffering and grievances that need healing is endless. Due to a caring and expressive parent, I was blessed with insight to understand the value of practicing reconciliation to foster healing.

During my last weeks here at ECS, I encourage you to serve others and to do the difficult work of supporting the healing of those you encounter.

From your faithful servant leader with gratitude for my time at Edgewood Campus School,

Anne Palzkill


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7th Grade Social Justice Projects Were a Huge Success!

  • Nearly $500 being donated to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
  • Hundreds of canned goods and food for Second Harvest
  • Hundreds of cards for patrons at the Ronald McDonald House

We are thankful that the entire ECS student body took part to make all of this happen for others for our social justice projects in seventh grade!


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School Supplies for 2023-2024

For the past several years, Edgewood Campus School has partnered with School Kidz to make purchasing school supplies easy for parents. Families order the kit for each of their children and the supplies are individually boxed and delivered to ECS and distributed at Meet your Teacher Day on August 24. Please note that this is optional - you can certainly shop locally for school supplies. THE FIRM DEADLINE FOR ORDERING IS FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2023.

Here are directions to order from School Kidz:

  1. go to www.shopttkits.com
  2. enter our account #: 45189
  3. select the grade your child will be in
  4. select Add to Cart, provide your child's first and last name, and check the box under the field for the names.
  5. proceed to check out


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ECS Important Dates

Important Dates: 2022-2023

May 26, 2023- Last Day of School Dismissal at 11:30

Edgewood Campus School: Information


Edgewood Campus School, a Catholic School in the Dominican Sinsinawa tradition, educates and guides a diverse student body towards becoming faith-filled global citizens through a rigorous academic curriculum and commitment to truth, compassion, justice, community, and partnership.