Edgewood News

An e-newsletter from Edgewood Middle School

June 6, 2019

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Locker Clean-out

Students, if you were absent last Friday for our locker clean out, your items from your locker have been bagged up and stored in the lobby with your locker number written on the outside. If you've not already done so, please stop by to grab your bag before Friday, June 7. Any bags not claimed by Friday at noon will be donated.

Garage Sale Fundraiser

Please join us for a Garage Sale Fundraiser to benefit the Edgewood Middle School SAIL Program on Wednesday, June 12, through Friday, June 15, from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. at 2375 Brighton Lane in New Brighton. Come check out all the great deals and support our student/school community.

May Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month for May who showed their Eagle Pride:

6th Grade - Tracy Hayes, Sami Jaber, Levi Madison, Tenzin Ogyen, & Elsa Ziegler

7th Grade - Anesa Avdiu, Abby Cramblit, Hailey Dahl, Gabe Hart, Karlos Morales Valadez, Anna Nguyen, Dale Templin, & Thomas Yang

8th Grade - Peyton Anderson, DJ Blanchette, Westin Helin, Emma Jacobs, Angelor Lor, & Haley Smith.

Dread the thought of back-to-school shopping?

Avoid the back-to-school shopping rush and stop running from store to store! Order your EduKit online for the 2019-20 school season here. Everything your student needs for the school year comes packaged in one convenient box, customized to your teacher’s requests! More information can be found here.

Your student's order will be available for pick-up at the Back-to-School Orientation on Friday, August 23, and the Back-to-School Picnic on Monday, August 26.

Extended ordering is available from June 13 - July 31 for an additional $20 fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.


Any questions, please contact Shannon at shannon.mildenberger@moundsviewschools.org.

Office Summer Hours

The School Office summer hours will be Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The office will be closed on Fridays.

Back-to-School Orientation

Back-to-School Orientation will be held on Friday, August 23, from 7:00-10:00 a.m. and the Monday, August 26, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Back-to-School Picnic will run from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

The first day of school for 6th graders will be Tuesday, September 3, with a special "Coffee with the Principal" for 6th grade parents beginning at 7:45 a.m. All grades will attend classes on Wednesday, September 4.

7th Grade LEC Trip

For many students in the Mounds View School District, their trip to the Laurentian Environmental Center (LEC) was a highlight of their middle school years. We are very excited to announce an opportunity for our current 6th grade students to participate in the Laurentian trip in the fall of 2019, during their 7th grade year. Students will spend three days and two nights of educational and team-building activities in the northwoods of Minnesota.

LEC is a public residential educational facility that combines environmental education, leadership training and outdoor skills recreation programs. Please visit the LEC website at www.laurentiancenter.org for more information.

This fall's 7th Grade Laurentian Environmental Center (LEC) trip is scheduled for Monday, October 21, to Friday, October 25. Watch for more information to be shared in the future during our Back-to School Orientation in August.

Class Supply List

The 2019-2020 Class Supply List can be found here. To save time and energy, you can order online directly from EduKit. Information regarding EduKit and ordering online can be found above.

Birthday Books Donation Request

Edgewood began giving every student a brand new book on their birthday (or half-birthday) this year. We want to continue this new tradition next year as well, but will need some support to do so. Please consider using this Google Form to donate to this wonderful literacy program at Edgewood. Thank you!

EPAT (Edgewood Parents & Teachers)

Co-coordinators Needed

Edgewood Parent & Teachers (EPAT) is looking for a couple co-coordinators next fall to train in as we have parents that will be "graduating" after next year. If you are interested in being a co-coordinator or co-treasurer or interested in becoming involved with EPAT in other way, please contact Jennifer at jenniferparlin1@gmail.com to attend their off-season meeting in July and plan for next school year's events.

Also, if anyone is willing to check into and/or coordinate a color run as a fundraiser option for Edgewood, that would be greatly appreciated! Please contact Jennifer as well to discuss.


Youth Activities

Before- and after-school activities are offered by the District's Community Education department.

Registration is open for Youth Activities summer programs. Camp & activity registration is limited, so register early for the best availability.

Get ready for registration with these quick and easy tips.

  1. Review the most up-to-date summer catalog and circle (or make a list of) the programs of interest. Then, use the activity codes to quickly find your camps and activities online.
  2. Registration online will be the quickest and easiest way to register for camps and activities. Click here to log on to the online registration system to create an account or to ensure you know the username and password for your existing account. Additionally, update account details including mailing address, email addresses, phone numbers, etc.
  3. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email.

For a complete list of offerings, including e-flyers from outside organizations, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/edgewoodflyers.


Summer Band

Summer Band Incoming! Students currently enrolled in grades 6-8 have the opportunity to participate in the District 621 Summer Band program. The dates are July 8-August 1, Mondays-Thursdays. Rehearsals are 45 minutes and they are scheduled at various locations across the district, offering both afternoon and evening options. Registration materials will be shared with families soon. Registration is also open now on the summer band website. Students should sign up for Advanced Middle School Band. Click here to access more details on the District 621 Summer Band website.

If you have any questions, contact Ian Behlke, the Edgewood Band teacher, at ian.behlke@moundsviewschools.org or 651-621-6683.

See you this summer!

Summer Orchestra

Mark your calendars! Students who are currently enrolled in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to participate in the District 621 Summer Orchestra program. The dates are July 8-August 1, Mondays-Thursdays. Classes are 50 minutes and they are scheduled at various locations across the district, starting as early as 7:00 a.m. or as late as 7:00 p.m. Registration materials will be shared with families soon.

There is also a middle school camp available for students entering grades 7-8 in 2019-2020.

Click here to access more details on the District 621 Summer Orchestra website.

If you have any questions, contact Annika Eriksson, the PW/SS/EW orchestra teacher, at Annika.Eriksson@moundsviewschools.org or 651-621-6676.

See you this summer!


Girls' Swim & Dive Team

Calling all girls swim and dive team recruits! The girls swim and dive team is planning its Fall 2019 season kickoff with a BBQ to meet the coaches, swimmers, and learn about the team. If you’re interested in swimming or diving, we’d love to meet you and tell you about our great team of 30 swimmers who delivered 7 wins out of 12 meets last season and continue to set records. The high school swim team is open to students 7-12th grade at all swim levels. Monday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m. at Long Lake Regional Park at the small beach pavilion. Students and their families are welcome - a BBQ dinner will be provided. Check out our swim team site to learn more and RSVP.

Summer Strength & Speed

Attention Future Knight Athletes:

Registration for Irondale Summer Strength and Speed with ETS is now open:

Boys: Incoming 9th-12th Grade

Girls: Incoming 9th-12th Grade

Co-Ed Beginners: 6th-12th Grade

Paper registrations with Fee Reductions are available upon request. Contact Ben.fuller@moundsviewschools.org with questions.

Middle School Registration/Consent Form

Seventh & eighth grade athletes that wish to participate on a high school team will also register online. Before you begin your online registration, approval must be obtained from the middle school principal or dean, the high school activities director and coach. In addition, signatures from both student & parent/guardian are also required. Please complete the following consent form and deliver to the high school activities office before you begin the online registration:

Middle School consent form (7th and 8th grade only).


Show Your School Spirit!

School spiritwear is online. Click here for Edgewood spiritwear through the District. PLEASE NOTE that items cannot be exchanged or refunded...all sales are final. You can also order other Mounds View Public Schools spiritwear.


Community Program Offerings

In addition to the youth programs and enrichment opportunities available through the District's Community Ed Department, a number of activities, camps and youth programs are hosted by area cities, local businesses, community organizations and school PTA groups. Please see offerings available in the district attendance area here.

Summer Food Resources

Please click here for summer food resources for free Farmer's Markets, free summer lunches, and the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.

CPY Summer Kick-off Party

Kick off the summer with a late night party at Nickelodeon Universe, sponsored by Community Partners in Youth, on Saturday, June 8, from 10:00 p.m-1:00 a.m. Cost is $30 per person for unlimited rides, ropes course, and zipline. Interested in bringing a group? Call for a reduced rate! To purchase wrist bands, visit http://www.cpymn.org/events. Please note that transportation is not provided to and from this event. The flyer can be found here.

CPY Summer Fun/Friday Fun Days

Join CPY for some summer fun! Not only will we go on a field trip each week, we have extended the hours, and will be spending even more time off-site at places like Nickelodeon Universe, Urban Air Adventure, Wild Mountain, Bunker Beach, and more. There are two sessions available: Session I from June 10-June 28 and Session II from July 8-August 2. The program is available for youth completing K-8th grades. Programming is $45/Friday per youth. More information can be found on the flyer here.

Kyle Rudolph Football Camp

Join Kyle Rudolph for his football camp this summer! Use the promo code "Edgewood" to receive 10% off your registration.

The camp is Tuesday, July 16, and Wednesday, July 17, from 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. It is open to boys and girls in grades 1-8. The camp will be located at Providence Academy, 15100 Schmidt Lake rd., Plymouth, MN, 55446. The cost of the camp is 149.

The link to register is https://www.procamps.com/kylerudolph


24-Hour Attendance Line

Do you need to call in a sick child or relay an absence? You can call our 24-hour attendance line at 651-621-6601 and leave the information on our automated system. It saves both you and the attendance office time!

Support Edgewood

You can support Edgewood by participating in the below fundraisers year-round:

Box Tops - Please save all of your Box Tops and turn them in at Edgewood. There is a drop box in the front office of the school. This is just another way to earn money for our kids. Please be sure Box Tops are not expired as they will not accept.

AmazonSmile - Operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.

Food Taste Testing - Earn some extra $$CASH$$ and sample some really great food. All you have to do is log on and register at www.fpitesters.com.

Thank you for your support!

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