Edgewood Weekly Update- Nov. 11th

Connecting Families and School Through Communication!

Dear Edgewood Families...

This week at Edgewood...

11/11- NO SCHOOL- In observance of Veteran's Day

11/14- Report Cards and Parent/Teacher conference time notes for your families are being sent home with the students.

Next Week...

11/19 "No Cook" Event with Papa's Pizza- A flyer will be sent home, soon!

11/20 November PTO Meeting, 7:00 P.M. in the LRC: Special guest, Juan Corona, Dist. #68 Director for English Language Learning

Mrs. Hughes will also share the 2014 Edgewood School Report card and other school-wide information.

11/21 Special PTO Book Fair Preview Night- 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. All students will also receive a $5.00 gift certificate for books from the PTO, to use at our book fair. Look for this in your child's backpack!

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Many thanks to Meijer Foods for donating 300 pumpkins for decorating!

Our PTO Fundraising Directors, Julie Sarti and Veronica DeLuca sought out many donations for our Halloween Dance from the community. Mr. and Mrs. DeLuca did the "heavy lifting" to get all of those donated pumpkins to Edgewood School!

So much was learned from the visit with author Aaron Reynolds

Last week we had the pleasure of inviting Aaron Reynolds to our school. He gave two student assemblies during the school day, and then in the evening he presented for our families during the Dr. Heggerty Reading Night.

In his student assemblies, he described the authoring process and how an author presents books to their publisher. He also shared that he has never personally met the illustrator of his book Creepy Carrots, and very often an author and illustrator never get together. We also learning that even after 390 rejection letters from publishers, Aaron did not give up on writing children's books! He now has published 23 books and has five more that will be published in 2015 and 2016.

Many thanks to our families who attended our Dr. Heggerty Reading Night. In an effort to share what was happening in the moment I also sent out a number of Tweets via @EdgeEagles.

For a complete list of Aaron Reynolds' books click here for his web page!

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Important Learning from Visiting Firefighter

On Thursday, October 23rd, Mrs. Seidelman’ kindergarten classes had a special visitor for Fire Safety month. Mrs. Seidelman’s brother-in-law, Firefighter Pete Bendinelli from the Calumet City Fire Department, visited to teach kindergarten about what a firefighter does and fire safety. Fireman Pete showed the kids a slide show that included pictures of him working at the firehouse. They learned that firefighters not only fight fires and help people out, they also have chores to do at the firehouse. Every day they need to wash the fire engines and fire trucks, as well as clean the firehouse just like we clean our houses. Fireman Pete also showed pictures of different firefighter uniforms and firefighters working. Kindergartners were also reminded by Fireman Pete how to be safe around fire by not playing with matches, lighters, or fireworks and to make sure they have working smoke detectors in their houses. They even got to practice stop, drop, and roll!

Thank you for your time in reading this Weekly Update...

I appreciate our connection, between home and school, and please be in touch if you have any questions.

You are valuable partners with us in the learning and growth of your child(ren)!!

I am truly looking forward to 100% attendance at parent/teacher conferences on Nov. 24 and 25, and I know that some families have made sure that alternate dates have been scheduled, so that they can meet the teachers! Our work together is important through face-to-face communication to ensure academic progress.

We are striving for all of our children to become ready for college and an enriching career!

Educationally Yours,

Mrs. Tanya Hughes

Mrs. Tanya Hughes, Principal

At Edgewood School, everyone learns through Teaching, Learning and Caring!
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