RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

February 2020

2019-2020 Calendar


ACTIVE EVENT CALENDAR for all schools (click off any you don't use)

Important Upcoming Dates

Spring Break

Friday, March 13 - Friday, March 20

Students Return

Monday, March 23

School Board Meeting Info

Monday, March 23 , 2020

7:00 pm

EHS, door #3, Room C115A

Click here or on the picture to view the agenda.

Lifelines of the Month

LIFELINES are the character traits that are taught at school so that everyone is using the same vocabulary. They may be taught in a different order at the buildings, but these have been introduced or reflected on this month at EPS & EIS:

Cooperation - to work together toward a common goal or purpose

Resourcefulness - the ability to respond to challenges and opportunities

Initiative - to do something of one's own free will

Be sure to discuss these at home and integrate them into your at-home language - you'll be impressed at how quickly they remember the definitions and follow through!

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EECC Enrollment Information for 2020/2021 School Year

Open Houses and Enrollment Dates

We will have two Open House mornings on February 27 and 28 (9:00-11:15 each day) for any interested families to visit our classrooms as they make decisions for the coming year. Due to these Open House events, preschool students will not attend school those days. Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will open on Monday, March 2.

Tuition Rates/Latch Key

Next year's tuition and rates are yet to be set, and specific information about Latch Key services will come soon, as well.

Interest in Enrolling?

Current preschool families will have an opportunity for priority enrollment for next year, and we hope you'll share this information with others in our community who are looking for a place for their learner next fall! If you know someone who would like more information about enrolling please feel free to put them in touch with me or direct them to our enrollment interest site here:


As with the past year, we do expect our spots to fill quickly and to have waiting lists for the coming year, so we encourage you to enroll when the window opens.

Class Offerings for 2020-2021

Each of the following classes will be offered two days (Tuesday/Thursday), three days (Monday/Wednesday/Friday), and five days a week.

Emerging Fours

  • Half day classes (AM: 9:00-11:15 and 9:30-11:45 on Wednesdays and PM:12:45-3:00 each day)
  • Students are three by October 1, 2020.
  • Designed for students who will complete another year of preschool before K5 or kindergarten.

Half-Day Fours

  • Half day classes (AM: 9:00-11:15 and 9:30-11:45 on Wednesdays and PM:12:45-3:00 each day)
  • Students are four by October 1, 2020.
  • Designed for families who are considering all options for the following school year (preschool, K5, or kindergarten).

Full-Day Fours

  • Full day class (9:00-3:00 and 9:30-3:00 on Wednesdays)
  • Students are four by August 1, 2020.
  • Designed for families whose student will certainly participate in kindergarten the following school year.

Matt Wooden

Coordinator, Edgewood Early Childhood Center

Located at Edgewood Primary School

812-876-9600 ext. 2871

Edgewood Early Childhood Center (EECC) Preschool - PreK

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Edgewood Primary School (EPS) K-2

EPS Website Link

PTO Facebook Link "Like" us!

Important Dates Link

Volunteer Form Link

Lunch Reservations Link

If you have additional questions, please call EPS during school hours at 812-876-9600.

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Edgewood Intermediate School (EIS) 3-5

EIS Website Link

EIS Facebook Page Link "Like" us!

Important Dates Link

AR Book Link

If you have additional questions, please call EIS during school hours at 812-876-2219.

From the PTO:

The Edgewood Spring Apparel Sale is quickly approaching. The sale will begin on March 4th. More information will be posted on the EIS FB page and flyers will be sent home with students.

If you are interested in helping plan and/or volunteer at spring activities to celebrate and support students and teachers, please come to an upcoming meeting or email us at eis.pto.345@gmail.com


Thursday, March 5th in EIS Library

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Register to Support!

Make sure that you are signed up with Kroger Rewards and Amazon Smile. It's the easiest form of fundraising there is! EIS gets quarterly checks from both organizations and every cent matters!

4th Graders in Mrs. Majors' Class Collecting POP TABS for Riley

Mrs. Majors' 4th graders are collecting POP TABS to send to Riley Hospital for Children in May. If you would like to help them fill a 5-gallon container, please send your pop tabs to one of the following locations:

* EIS - attention Mrs. Majors

* EPS - attention Melanie Craig (her son is a 4th grader in Mrs. Majors' class)

A Special THANK YOU to our Community Partners & Volunteers

EIS hosted two nights of fun for students and their special adult guests.

GUYS NIGHT OUT was Thursday, Feb. 6th with special guest, Alec Leggio with nearly 254 in attendance.

GIRLS NIGHT OUT was the following Thursday, Feb. 13th with special guest, Stephanie Holman with nearly 300 in attendance.

Both nights were made possible by generous donations from these local community partners/organizations, as well as the numerous volunteers it takes to put on such a large event. Please pass along your thanks to these groups:

  • Backwater Legacies
  • Big Splash Safari
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • BUGS Gymnastics
  • Cardinal Stage
  • Chicago’s Pizza
  • Chocolate Moose
  • EHS French Club
  • EHS Volunteers
  • Girl Scout Troop #3652
  • Girl Scout Troop #3154
  • IU Athletics
  • IVY Tech
  • Jack & Jill Daycare
  • Jiffy Treet
  • LaserLite
  • Morengo Cave
  • Mother Bear’s Pizza
  • Olive Garden
  • Pizza X
  • Purdue Extension/4-H
  • RBBCSC Athletics Dept.
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Wendy's of Spencer, IN
  • WonderLab
  • EIS Teachers & Staff
  • Janet Saylor, EIS Café
  • Guest Speakers: Alec Leggio & Stephanie Holman

Edgewood Junior High School (EJHS) 6-8

EJHS Website Link


Important Dates Link

If you have additional questions, please call EJHS during school hours at 812-876-2005.

The EJHS secretary will send out a Daily Announcements (LINK) through email each day. The announcements are not archived, so it is important to open this link daily for the most up-to-date information.

From the PTO:

The EJHS PTO invites you to join us to help support the EJHS students, teachers and staff! There are opportunities that fit every schedule and interest--whether it is sending in items for pitch-ins, spending time helping at events, or simply attending meetings to stay connected to what is happening at the school! You can find information about the PTO on Facebook, or you can join the email list by sending a note to EJHSPTO@Outlook.com.

Thanks for all of your support this year! Your EJHS PTO


VOICE Indiana is a statewide youth empowerment brand for youth ages 13-18, whose initiative is to engage, educate, and empower teens to celebrate a tobacco-free lifestyle. Gain practical experience in advocacy, leadership, public speaking, and much more! Trainings and materials will be provided by the Tobacco Free Coalition of Monroe County’s Tobacco Prevention Coordinator. For more information on how to apply, contact Patricia Colon at pcolon@iuhealth.org. Parents, keep an eye out for an upcoming parent education session too!

VOICE - https://www.voiceindiana.org/

Edgewood High School (EHS) 9-12

EHS Website Link

EHS Counseling Office Link

Important Dates Link

If you have additional questions, please call EHS during school hours at 812-876-2277.

The EHS secretary will send out a Daily Announcements (LINK) through email each day. The announcements are not archived, so it is important to open this link daily for the most up-to-date information.

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File your Taxes for FREE!

Starting January 30th, Monroe, Owen and Brown county residents can file their taxes for free with the Free Community Tax Service and receive 100% of their refund quickly and easily – usually in just 10 days or less.

Throughout tax season IRS-certified volunteers will help low- and moderate-income residents file their federal and Indiana tax returns for free, claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) if eligible, and receive their full refund quickly. The Free Community Tax Service is offering twelve full-service tax prep sites in 2020, including a new full-service site at the Brown County Library and a new site serving Chinese International Students at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

To learn more about the Free Community Tax Service and the EITC qualifications, view free tax preparation sites dates and times, download a tax preparation checklist and learn how to book an appointment visit www.MonroeUnitedWay.org/FreeTaxes.

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Do you have information you would like included in this newsletter?

If you do, please email Jill Ferguson at jferguson@rbbschools.net. The deadline for information to be sent is the 10th of each month. Please send flyers in a JPG format if possible or in a PDF format.