Cutting Edge News

February 2023 Plant Positivity Grow Greatness!

Upcoming Events 22-23 School Year

February 8-9 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 pm

February 8-9-10 Showcase of Learning for One Book, One School

February 16 TPA meeting 6:00 pm or via Zoom

February 17 Field trip to SIS auditorium Stuart Little Movie 8:45 am

February 20 Presidents Day-No School

March 6-17 Second and Third Grade IREAD Test

March 27-31 Spring Break-No School

April17-May 12 ILEARN Tests Third and Fourth Grades

May 15 JA in a Day

May 17 PBL DAY-How to Improve our School

May 25 Tentative Last Day of School

9 de enero: lanzamiento de Un libro, una escuela

13 de enero Boletas de calificaciones enviadas a casa.

13 de enero Día de la franela: usa tu franela favorita

16 de enero Día de MLK-No hay clases

22 de diciembre-3 de enero Vacaciones de invierno-No hay clases
1 de febrero Día del aprendizaje electrónico
1 de febrero fiesta de patinaje

8-9 de febrero Conferencias de padres y maestros

4:00-7:00 pm 20 de febrero Día de los Presidentes-No hay clases

6-17 de marzo Examen IREAD de segundo y tercer grado

27-31 de marzo Vacaciones de primavera-No hay clases

17 de abril-12 de mayo Pruebas ILEARN Tercero y Cuarto Grados

15 de mayo JA en un día

17 de mayo PBL DAY-Cómo mejorar nuestra escuela

25 de mayo Último día tentativo de clases

Hard Working Staff Members!

Did you know we have 33 licensed elementary teachers at Edgelea? In addition, most of our teachers have additional endorsements, licensees, and certifications.

Licensed in High Ability: Lindsay Tylenda, Amber Tharp, and Ryan Cole

Licensed in Learners of English-Multiple Language Learners: Amy Freeman, Kristina Middleton, Macy Smith.

Currently working on Learners of English-Multiple Languages: Emily Bell, Dorothy Corrie

Licensed in Mild Interventions: Chrisit Snider, Sarah Melville, Stephanie Fischbach, Betsy Kinsinger, Deb Meadows, Delicia McCoy

Licensed in counseling: Beth Armstrong

Licensed in General Music Education: Katie Martin

Licensed in Visual Arts: Jessica Reseigh and Rachael McGlothlin

Licensed Speech Language Pathologist: Casey Beardmore

And a big shout out to the following teachers who just received certification in Dual Language Bilingual Education from Purdue University: Macy Smith, Kristina Middleton, and Amy Freeman

IREAD 3 Parent Guidance

To prepare our students, teachers have been working hard to teach the Indiana third grade standards. It is our goal to help all of our students reach their potential and to be successful readers by third grade.

Kindergarten Round Up

Please share this information with your friends, relatives and neighbors who might have a child who will be five years old by August 1, 2023.

ROUND UP is March 7 from 4-7:00 pm. We are happy and excited to welcome a new crew of kindergarten students for the 23-24 school year.

Second and Third Grade Students to take IREAD March 6-17

IREAD-3 is an online, timed, multiple-choice only assessment consisting of three separate test segments. The first segment measures foundational reading skills, including phonics and vocabulary. The remaining two segments assess students’ ability to silently read and comprehend nonfiction and literary texts. IREAD-3 is administered to all third graders enrolled in accredited Indiana schools through the Indiana Department of Education.

Our second and third grade students will be taking IREAD on March 6-10 and makeups on March 13-17th. Please make sure your students are well rested and please avoid scheduling appointments during the morning hours of March 6-10. As you are most likely aware, this is a high stakes test for our third grade students. Students in third grade MUST pass the test in order to be promoted to the fourth grade. Teachers and staff members have been working diligently to teach the Indiana third grade standards and to help prepare our children for this test. Last year we had a 93% pass rate for third grade.

In addition, last year was the first year the IDOE allowed second graders to take the IREAD 3 test. We had 50% of our second graders pass the third grade reading test. We saw several benefits to allowing the second graders to participate in this testing including:

1. This is NOT high stakes for second graders. Second graders will not be penalized or retained if they do not pass the IREAD 3 test.

2. Edgelea received data from the IDOE regarding interventions and supports for our upcoming third grade students based on the second grade IREAD results.

3. Our current third grade students will be less apprehensive regarding the test because they are already familiar with the test from last year.

The very best preparation our parents can do to help ensure that your child is learning to read is SIMPLY make sure your child is reading for 20 minutes each evening. Especially over the, read, read! Kindergarten, first and second grade is the time. Don't delay.

Reading Expectations

All Edgelea students should spend 20 minutes a night either reading or being read to...or a combination. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS READING 20 MINUTES NIGHTLY!

Please continue to encourage your child to read ALL YEAR long, even over holidays and breaks. It makes a HUGE difference in their reading skills/levels. Consider visiting the the Tippecanoe Public Library. Library cards are free and there are NO overdue fees. Show your children that you love books, too. It is a "life-changer" but the time to start is NOW. Often parents wonder, "what can I do to help my child succeed?" This is the answer. Read to your children. Have them read. Share the love of reading with them. It makes school and learning so much easier and enjoyable. Set them up for SUCCESS!

Todos los estudiantes de Edgelea deben pasar 20 minutos por noche leyendo o siendo leídos ... o una combinación. ¡POR FAVOR, ASEGÚRESE DE QUE SU HIJO ESTÉ LEYENDO 20 MINUTOS POR LA NOCHE! La ventana de examen IREAD de tercer grado es del 7 al 18 de marzo. Haga clic en los enlaces a continuación para obtener más información sobre la lectura y la educación de su hijo.

Edgelea Spirit Wear

Need Spirit wear? Check out our school's online store. You may order online all year. Many items and many designs. Shipped directly to you. Free shipping on orders over $50 all year.

¿Necesita ropa de espíritu? Echa un vistazo a la tienda online de nuestra escuela. Puede ordenar en línea todo el año. Muchos artículos y muchos diseños. Enviado directamente a usted. Envío gratuito en pedidos superiores a $ 50 durante todo el año.

TPA Meetings

EVERYONE is WELCOME! Please consider attending in person or on zoom.

February 16@ 6:00 pm

¡Todos son bienvenidos! Considere asistir en persona o por zoom. 25 de octubre a las 15:10 17 de January 17 @3:10 pm

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 264 163 4317
Passcode: Edgelea

Every School Day Counts

Why does attendance matter? A lot of research has been done and the findings are not surprising! Students who attend school regularly are able to learn more, have fewer discipline problems, develop better study habits and often are more successful than students who do not.

The last few years, due to Covid, we were much more relaxed regarding attendance. However, this year, we will strictly be following LSC policy regarding attendance.

Our goal is to work together with families to help improve attendance. Please help your child have the opportunity to become academically successful by having them at school on time each and every day. It's one of the most important things you can do for your child!

  1. Anytime a student has an exempt absence, the documentation must be brought to the school to be filed within three school days of the students return.
  2. After a student has reached 6 absences, the parents will receive an attendance letter from the principal notifying the parent of attendance concerns. “Exempt” absences identified in 1-13 above in this section do not count toward this total of 6 absences.
  3. After the student has reached 9 absences, the principal will send notification to the Office of Elementary Education.Parents will be notified of the state attendance law and further actions that may be taken if attendance problems continue.Parents are expected to contact the school principal to set up a conference regarding their student’s attendance. The principal may report the student’s absences to Truancy Mediation for further action. “Exempt” Absences identified in 1-13 above in this section do not count toward this total of 9 absences.
  4. Habitual absences, 12 or greater, will be reported to the Truancy Mediation Officer (Truancy Mediation – Tippecanoe County Superior Court #3) for the consideration of the juvenile court.It will also be filed with Child Protective Services as possible educational neglect. A child can be retained and not promoted to the next grade level.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE! We can't teach your children if they are not here!

¿Por qué importa la asistencia? ¡Se ha investigado mucho y los hallazgos no son sorprendentes! Los estudiantes que asisten a la escuela con regularidad pueden aprender más, tienen menos problemas de disciplina, desarrollan mejores hábitos de estudio y, a menudo, tienen más éxito que los estudiantes que no asisten. Los últimos años, debido al Covid, estábamos mucho más relajados con respecto a la asistencia. Sin embargo, este año seguiremos estrictamente la política de LSC con respecto a la asistencia. Nuestro objetivo es trabajar junto con las familias para ayudar a mejorar la asistencia. Ayude a su hijo a tener la oportunidad de tener éxito académico al tenerlo en la escuela a tiempo todos los días. ¡Es una de las cosas más importantes que puede hacer por su hijo! Cada vez que un estudiante tenga una ausencia exenta, la documentación debe llevarse a la escuela para ser archivada dentro de los tres días escolares posteriores al regreso del estudiante. Después de que un estudiante haya alcanzado las 6 ausencias, los padres recibirán una carta de asistencia del director notificándoles a los padres sobre las preocupaciones de asistencia. Las ausencias "exentas" identificadas en 1-13 arriba en esta sección no cuentan para este total de 6 ausencias. Después de que el estudiante haya alcanzado las 9 ausencias, el director enviará una notificación a la Oficina de Educación Primaria. Se notificará a los padres sobre la ley de asistencia estatal y las medidas adicionales que se pueden tomar si continúan los problemas de asistencia. Se espera que los padres se comuniquen con el director de la escuela para programar una conferencia sobre la asistencia de sus estudiantes. El director puede reportar las ausencias del estudiante a Mediación de Absentismo Escolar para tomar acción adicional. Las ausencias "exentas" identificadas en 1-13 arriba en esta sección no cuentan para este total de 9 ausencias. Las ausencias habituales, 12 o más, serán reportadas al Oficial de Mediación de Absentismo Escolar (Mediación de Absentismo Escolar – Tribunal Superior del Condado de Tippecanoe #3) para la consideración del tribunal de menores. También se presentará ante los Servicios de Protección Infantil como posible negligencia educativa. Un niño puede ser retenido y no promovido al siguiente nivel de grado. ¡POR FAVOR POR FAVOR POR FAVOR! ¡No podemos enseñar a sus hijos si no están aquí!

Important School Contact Information

Edgelea Elementary

2910 S. 18th St.

Lafayette, IN 47909

School Phone: 765-772-4780

School Fax: 765-772-4786

Principal/ Directora Ana Ave or Text 765-714-9007,

Asst. Principal Megan Gregory

Secretary/Secretaria Deb Davidson

Attendance/Asistencia Tammy Guenther

Nurse/ Enfermera Ashley Sainer

Title 1/Título 1 Kelly Johnston

School Counselor: Beth Armstrong

Please feel free to email or call the school to reach any of the above staff members. In addition, you may text the principal, Ana Ave at 765-714-9007. I am always outside at 7:45 AM to 8:15 if you just want a quick chat.

No dude en enviar un correo electrónico o llamar a la escuela para comunicarse con cualquiera de los miembros del personal mencionados anteriormente. Además, puede enviar un mensaje de texto a la directora, Ana Ave al 765-714-9007. Siempre estoy afuera de 7:45 am a 8:15 si solo quieres una charla rápida.

Edgelea Spirit Days 2022-2023

February 10th – Hat Day in honor of Jan Brett’s The Hat

February 14th – St. Valentine’s Day: Wear red, pink or hearts

February 17th – Wear Red, White & Blue in honor of our Presidents

February 24th Edgelea Day (wear Edgelea gear or gold & black)

March 1st – Women’s History Month begins

March 2nd - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss – Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character

March 10th – Favorite Animal Day

March 17th –Green Day Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 24th – Crazy Hair Day

April 7th – Throwback Day – wear items from a decade of your choice

April 14th - Tie Dye Day

April 21st – Career & Community Helpers Day

April 28th – Flower Power Friday

May 2nd – International Harry Potter Day

May 4th May the 4th Be with You – wear Star Wars clothing

May 12th Disney Day

May 19th Hawaiian Day

May 24th – Sunglasses Day; our future is bright! Last Day of School

1 de febrero: comienza el Mes de la Historia Negra

3 de febrero - Crazy Sock Day en honor a Smelly Socks de Robert Munsch

10 de febrero: Día del Sombrero en honor a The Hat de Jan Brett 14 de febrero – Día de San Valentín: Use rojo, rosa o corazones

17 de febrero: vístase de rojo, blanco y azul en honor a nuestros presidentes

24 de febrero Día de Edgelea (usar equipo de Edgelea o dorado y negro)

1 de marzo: comienza el Mes de la Historia de la Mujer

2 de marzo - Feliz cumpleaños, Dr. Seuss - Vístete como tu personaje favorito de Dr. Seuss

10 de marzo – Día del Animal Favorito

17 de marzo – Green Day ¡Feliz día de San Patricio!

24 de marzo – Día del pelo loco

7 de abril: Throwback Day: use artículos de una década de su elección

14 de abril - Día del teñido anudado

21 de abril – Día de los ayudantes profesionales y comunitarios

28 de abril – Viernes Flower Power

2 de mayo – Día Internacional de Harry Potter

4 de mayo May the 4th Be with You: use ropa de Star Wars

12 de mayo Día de Disney 19 de mayo Día de Hawai

24 de mayo – Día de las gafas de sol; nuestro futuro es brillante! Último día de colegio