Edgewood's Tiger Talk

September 7, 2018

Notes from the Principal

You ask, we answer! Last Spring's Parent Survey showed that you want to know more about the academic expectations for your child's grade level, so this year, we're having Back to School Night on Thursday, 9/13. Here's what you'll learn:

1) What is expected at my child's grade level academically?

2) What does my child's daily routine look like?

3) How will my child's teacher communicate with me?

4) How can I support my child's success in school?

5) We revamped our behavior communication system school-wide--what does it look like?

This is not a whole family event, and teachers presentations will be geared at a parent-audience. If you bring your children with you, please bring some activities to occupy them so that they aren't bored, and you can listen. If you bring a tablet/games with noises, please bring headphones.

Here is the schedule:

6:00-6:15: Principal's Welcome in the Cafeteria

6:20-6:40: Teacher Presentation #1

6:50-7:10: Teacher Presentation #2

7:10-7:30: Individual questions

*Teachers repeat so that you can attend two classrooms if you have more than 1 child at Edgewood.

*Specialist Teachers (Art, Music, PE, Special Education) will be available for questions and conversations after 6:40.

We hope to see you there, as it will help us be on the same page and work as a team for your child's success.

EHSA Update

Thank you for the overwhelming response at forms/fees/picture night. We are very excited about the upcoming year and appreciate your willingness to get involved.

Our fall fundraiser information will be sent home on Thursday, September 13th. This is our biggest fundraiser of the school year! Profits from this fundraiser go directly to our classrooms and students by funding field trips and providing classroom supplies.

Save the date:

EHSA Meeting: Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30 PM. Join us in the Edgewood Learning Commons to plan activities, fundraisers, and get an inside look at what is going on at Edgewood and in our school district.

Save the date: Welcome Back to School Picnic will be September 22nd, 11 AM – 2 PM, at the Konkel Park East Pavillion. More information will be sent home in Orange Thursday Folders. We hope you can make it!

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Spare Clothes Needed!

Our Health Room is in need of extra underwear in small sizes and some more spare pants and shorts in sizes 5-7. If you have some that your child has outgrown, we'd love to have them!

Earn money for our EHSA when you shop on Amazon!

Go to https://smile.amazon.com/. Search for the "Edgewood Home and School Association, Inc." A small percentage of every purchase will come to the EHSA. Easy for you, $ for the school!

Bus Updates/Alerts

Alerts for late buses, etc. are sent via text message, as this is the quickest way for us to get you the information. If you are not receiving these alerts and would like to, please log into your Parent Portal on Infinite Campus and update your contact preferences.

Upcoming Dates

9/11: EHSA Meeting, 6:30-7:30 in the Learning Commons

9/13: Back to School Night, 6-7:30pm

9/14: EHSA Fall Fundraiser Begins

9/22: EHSA Back to School Picnic, 11am-2pm @ Konkel Park (see details above)

10/9: EHSA Meeting, 6:30-7:30

10/18: Early Release (1:26pm)--Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/19: EHSA Halloween Dance, 6-8pm

10/24: Parent Teacher Conferences (4-7:30pm)

10/25 and 10/26: No School for Students

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