Edgewood News

An e-newsletter from Edgewood Middle School

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June 3, 2022

Thank You!

Thank you to all who donated to the 8th Grade Academic Excellence Stars. We raised $32 for the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf to help provide a wide variety of nutritious foods and other basic needs to our food insecure neighbors. Thank you again for joining us in the fight against hunger!

Last Week's Tragedy in Texas

Last week, Superintendent Lennox sent a message to families and staff in response to the tragic shooting at a Texas elementary school. We know that children and teens will process this news in different ways. Please see the additional resources below as we work together to support our students during this difficult time.

We are working closely with Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health Collaboratives to offer the following support:

Covid Test

We have an abundance of BD Veritor at home Covid tests. (requires you to download an app). They are due to expire in July and we would hate to see these all go to waste.

Please feel free to stop by the front office and grab some for your family to help you plan and stay safe for all your fun summer activities! If you want to stop by after June 9, please call the office first to be sure someone is here to assist you.

Student Activity Bulletin

MONDAY, June 6 (A Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • Locker Clean-out - Hallways 2:10-2:25 PM

TUESDAY, June 7 (B Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • 8th Grade Celebration Day - Minnehaha Regional Park 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, June 8 (A Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM

  • Chromebooks & Accessories Collected - Classrooms 7:45-9:00 AM

  • Community Day - Various Areas of School 12:45-2:25 PM

THURSDAY, June 9 (B Day)

  • Breakfast Served – Cafeteria 7:15–7:40 AM


Locker Cleanout

Locker cleanout will begin at 2:10 pm on Monday, June 6. Students will listen for the announcement at 2:05 pm to start going over locker cleanout procedures.
Each staff will supervise the hallway near their class.

If you have extra paper or plastic grocery bags, feel free to send with your student for use to bring items home that may not fit in their backpacks.

In the hallway during locker cleanout, there will be large trash cans, library book return carts, and boxes for extra supplies/teacher materials that students can use to donate items they don't want. Students are to leave their lockers open after cleaning.

When/if students complete the locker cleanout, they can go to their regular, before-school morning gym to wait for the bell to ring.

8th Grade Celebration Day

The 8th graders will be going on a field trip to Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis (specifically Wabun Park) for their celebration day on Tuesday, June 7.

The students will enjoy a talent show in the morning, followed by yearbook distribution, then the field trip. During the field trip, students will enjoy a picnic and a variety of activities including guided hikes, outdoor games and a scavenger hunt.

Please complete and submit this electronic permission slip, if you haven't already done so, allowing your student to attend the field trip.

Students should wear clothing and shoes that can get wet, and should bring sunscreen and a refillable water bottle. Lunch will be provided.

If you'd like to chaperone, please Sign-up here as parent volunteers (as many as we can get) are critical to the success of this event. While we will have teachers on hand to supervise and re-direct kids, there are many parts of the park that, for safety reasons, are off-limits to students unless they are on a guided tour. Parent chaperones will be stationed in key areas of the park, creating a clear perimeter for students.

Below is a tentative schedule of the celebration day:


7:45 - Take attendance in 1st period classes, set expectations for day

8:15 - Talent show and Yearbook distribution in the performance gym

9:30 - Load buses to leave for the park

10:00 - Arrive at park

10:05 - Park Boundaries and Expectations relayed to students on the bus

10:10 - Free time

12:00 - Lunch

12:30-1:30 - Free time

1:30 - Board the buses

2:00 - Return to Edgewood

2:25 - Depart for home

Please contact your student’s dean if you have any questions or concerns.

NOTE: Students who did not order a yearbook will be able to purchase a limited supply available at $20 each. If you have any questions on the yearbook, please contact Ms. Mildenberger at shannon.mildenberger@moundsviewschools.org.

Community Day

We will host our last afternoon community and connectedness event on Wednesday, June 8, during periods 6 and 7. Students will be able to engage in many activities with their peers during this time to celebrate the end of the school year. More information will be shared soon regarding the event.


Students that purchased a yearbook will receive their copy the final week of the school year. Eighth grade students will get their copy on Tuesday June 7, prior to their celebration picnic. Students in 6th and 7th grade will receive their yearbooks on Wednesday, June 8, prior to our afternoon community and connectedness event, which will take place at school during periods 6 and 7.

Returning Student Chromebooks

All students in grades 6-8 are required to return their Chromebook, charging cord, and Chromebook case. Edgewood will collect all of these items in first period classes on Wednesday, June 8. A reminder text will be sent to parents and students the night of June 7. Please check with your student now to ensure they have all three items ready for return.

Returning Student Library Books

Our Edgewood is Library is still missing a large number of books. Please speak to your student about any library books they may have in their possession, especially if they’re no longer reading it. They may continue to hold onto book club books for ELA.

Another great resource is eBooks MN. This online resource is available to anyone living in Minnesota. There are thousands of free ebooks available and there is no library card or account needed to check them out. Be sure to check them out!

Final Grades

Final student grade reports for the 21-22 academic year will posted online through ParentVUE and Student VUE no later than Friday, June 17. Paper copies of report cards can be made available via US mail by request. Please contact Stephanie Cornell at stephanie.cornell@moundsviewschools.org if you wish to have a hard-copy of your student’s report card. Academic Excellence Certificates for 6th and 7th Grade students will also be mailed home.

Backpack Donations

We are looking for new/gently used backpacks. At times, we have students who don't have a backpack or theirs may break while at school so we have used up our supply of extra backpacks. If you have any backpacks at home that are not being used and you're looking for a good home for them, we'd gladly take them off your hands! You can drop them off anytime in the front office - just let staff know it is a donation. Thank you!

Register Your Student NOW for Next Fall!

Parents, please register your student for the 2022-23 school year if you haven't already done so. To register, log into ParentVUE and click on the "Online Data Verification" button in the upper right-hand corner to start the process. Be sure your contact information is correct, current address (please attach proof of residence if new address or you are new to Edgewood), and you have emergency contacts listed for your student.
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New Payment System for Meal Accounts

The Nutrition Services Department will be introducing a new system for meal accounts next school year, which will replace PayPams. All account balances will be transferred to the new system automatically, but families will need to create an account on the new platform in order to continue adding funds. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Transportation Options For The 2022-23 School Year

Transportation registration is now available for the 2022-23 school year. Listed below are the transportation services available for your child/children.

  • Students who live two or more miles from their home school can register for transportation for no fee.

  • Students who live less than two miles, and are not considered to be part of the "walk zone," can register for busing for a fee. Payment is due by June 9, 2022.

  • Fee-based bus service is not available if the distance between the student's home and school is less than one mile for secondary school students and a half mile for elementary students. These students are in the "walk zone" and no busing is provided.

  • If you reside outside of District boundaries and are not using a daycare or alternate location in the District, busing is not available. If you choose to use a daycare or alternate location, please register and pay any applicable fees due to distance.

Register for transportation
Visit the transportation website for instructions regarding registration and payment. Please register and make any necessary payments by June 9, 2022. The registration form will ask for your student's ID number, but it is not required. You can find student ID numbers in your ParentVUE account.

Questions? Please contact us at 651-621-6027 or transportation@moundsviewschools.org.

Did You Know?

This year, 21 District students earned their Associate of Arts degree (AA) at no cost through a partnership with Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Upcoming Community Ed Activities

Mounds View Schools Community Education offers a variety of opportunities for youth, families and adults to pursue interests, expand abilities and improve social skills in an informal, friendly atmosphere. Programming is offered before school, after school, non-school days and weekends. Click here to see all Community Education offerings!


Free Summer Membership for Students in Grade 9-12

If you’re starting grade 9-12 in the fall, you can take advantage of free membership at Twin Cities YMCAs this summer with the Get Summer program. More information can be found here.

Be an Early Bird and Get 10th Anniversary Extras With Your 2022 Rock the School House Tickets!

Do you want to reserve your seats for Rock the School House 2022 before school's out for summer? Let us know you're coming! New this year, make Early Bird Reservations by registering with us in advance and get a few treats from us, plus no money down until August 1!

Please visit this site https://MVSEF22.givesmart.com to learn more about the fun, early bird extras and make your reservations today! Early Bird extras come to an end after May 31, 2022.

Rock the School House, a fundraising event slated for Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, is one of the Foundation’s primary sources of revenue. The more money we raise, the more our students benefit! We hope you will consider joining us for this year’s 10th Anniversary event.

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.


Irondale Girls Swim & Dive Meeting

Are you interested in the upcoming 2022 Irondale Girls Swim & Dive season? Please join us for our annual informational BBQ at Long Lake Regional Park – Beach Pavilion on Monday, June 13, at 5:30 PM. Come and meet your future captains, coaches, and teammates! This is open to all girls entering 7th – 12th grade who plan to attend Irondale. Any questions, please contact Coach Scott at scottkoke@gmail.com.

Knights Girls Run Camp

Want some motivation to start running? Want to learn run form, strength and injury prevention routines, and have some fun?

Athletes will do a daily run individualized for each athlete. They will learn run-form drills and technique. They will learn a variety of strength routines and injury prevention routines. AND they will have some fun!

Open to anyone entering 7th-12th grade.

Monday June 20th - Friday June 24th 8:00am - 10:00am


Irondale Bowling Team

Flaherty's Arden Bowl is continuing to sponsor High School Bowling for the fall of 2022 season for both Mounds View and Irondale High Schools! The teams are co-ed and practices for the Irondale bowling team will start on Monday, August 15, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at Flaherty's in Arden Hills. Bowling matches will be held at either Flaherty's or the Mermaid Bowling Center once school begins. Other teams in the conference are Centennial, Totino Grace, Columbia Heights, and St. Anthony. Students grades 7-12 are invited to join the team. Watch for registration on the Community Ed Website. Any questions, please contact Coach John Kreyer, Jr. at stormlefty837@yahoo.com.

Middle School Consent Form for High School Activities

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 this Middle School consent form and deliver to the high school activities office before you begin the online registration.


EPAT Information

Edgewood Parents & Teachers (EPAT) is an organization in which parents, as well as Edgewood (EW) teachers and administration work together to help meet the needs of the EW students and staff. This includes funding for EPAT-sponsored student events, providing grants to teachers for items not covered in the school's budget, and staff appreciation events.

We understand that not all families may be in a position to give right now, but if you have the means, please consider a direct donation to EPAT. There are several ways to contribute, but direct donation maximizes the dollars available to support our students and teachers! Here are our current fundraisers:

  • Direct Donation
    • Send it via U.S. mail to:
      Edgewood Middle School, Attn: EPAT
      5100 Edgewood Drive, Mounds View, MN 55112
    • Shannon Mildenberger is available at Edgewood to receive donations in person
    • Donate online:
      o Venmo information (see below)
  • Amazon Smile (Group Name: Edgewood Middle School PTO)
  • Tasteocracy (Group Name: Edgewood Parents and Teachers PTO Group)

If you would like more information or are willing to volunteer your time to support the EW community, go to our website at https://www.moundsviewschools.org/edgewood or please contact margaret.meyer@moundsviewschools.org or lockwood.kimberly@gmail.com.

Check the weekly Edgewood E-news for updates on EPAT and our upcoming meetings.

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Revised School Calendar Next Year

The School Board revised the 2022-23 school year calendar previously approved in February 2021. The new calendar does not contain any additional non-school days. However, the revised calendar now reflects non-school days for the following observances:

  • Monday, September 26: Rosh Hashanah

  • Monday, October 10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

  • Friday, April 21: Eid

The revised calendar contains no other significant changes to traditional breaks including MEA break, Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break. View the revised calendar here.

Approved school calendar: 2023-24

The Board approved the 2023-24 school year calendar. View the calendar here.

Show Your School Spirit!

Get ready for back to school with new spirit wear! Take a look at Edgewood's options here. Shop from a selection of t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, vests and other accessories.
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