Edgewood News

An e-newsletter from Edgewood Middle School

April 4, 2019


Star Students for March

Congratulations to our Star Students for the Month of March:

6th Grade - Peyton Corbin, Mercy Davies, Mya Eide, Lucas Fixell, JJ Goodridge, Jaylen Hayes, Arianna Xiong, Priya Yang

7th Grade - Emmaline Allen, Josie Allen, Nick Hang, Eljessa Islami, Avery Martin, Dakota Mason-Brousseau, Tacia Perkins, Shaun Young

8th Grade - Chimir Boukari, Chase Bursch, Monica Haider, Hallie Hauer, Maribel Perez, Zoe Thill, Vincent Vang

Got Glasses?

If your child is missing their eye glasses, please have them check in Student Services as we are acquiring quite the collection!

No School Friday, April 5

Just a reminder that Quarter 3 ends TODAY, April 4, and there is no school TOMORROW, April 5.

5th Grade Visit to Edgewood

On the afternoon of Monday, April 15, all incoming 5th grade students from Pinewood and Sunnyside Elementary Schools will be visiting Edgewood Middle School. Fifth graders will be visiting from 12:45 - 2:25 p.m. and will return to their sites before the end of the day. Students will learn about STEAM curriculum, tour the building, practice opening lockers, and meet their deans! Please contact Jason Hollett, Edgewood Dean of Students, at 651-621-6626 if you have any questions.

Academic Excellence

The Academic Excellence Breakfast for 6th graders will be on Wednesday morning, May 1, and for 7th graders on Thursday morning, May 2. Both breakfasts will be held from 7:00-7:30 a.m. The 8th graders will be honored at our Academic Excellence Ceremony on Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.66-4.0 for the first three quarters are eligible for the Academic Excellence Award. If your student qualifies for the award, you will receive a letter in the mail towards the end of April.

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!


Before & After School Activities

A listing of the before and after-school activities can be found here.

Students should listen for announcements on which activities are starting when and where. They will also be listed below under Student Activity Bulletin.

Student Activity Bulletin

MONDAY, April 8 (A Day)

  • Chess Club - Cafeteria 6:45-7:30

  • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym 6:45-7:30

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

  • After School Snack – Cafeteria 2:25-2:35

  • Computer Club – LMC 2:35-3:25

  • Quiz Bowl - Room 016 2:35-3:25

  • Reading Zone - Room 001 2:35-3:25

  • Science Zone - (7th Grade - Room 003) 2:35-3:25

TUESDAY, April 9 (B Day)

  • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym 6:45-7:30

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

  • After School Snack – Cafeteria 2:25-2:35

  • Book Ninjas - LMC 2:25-3:25

  • Computer Club – Room 109 2:35-3:25

  • Jazz Band - Band Room 2:35-3:25

  • Knitting Club - Room 012 2:35-3:25

  • PE Zone - Fitness Room 2:35-3:25

  • Reading Zone - Room 001 2:35-3:25

  • Science Zone - (6th Grade - Room 110/112, 7th Grade - Room 010, 8th Grade - Room 005) 2:35-3:25

  • Social Studies Zone - Room 018 2:35-3:25

WEDNESDAY, April 10 (A Day)

  • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym 6:45-7:30

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

  • After School Snack – Cafeteria 2:25-2:35

  • Amazon Club - Room 003 2:35-3:25

  • Computer Club – LMC 2:35-3:25

  • Drawing Club - Room 004 2:35-3:25

  • Jazz Band - Band Room 2:35-3:25

  • PE Zone - Fitness Room 2:35-3:25

  • Quiz Bowl - Room 016 2:35-3:25

  • Reading Zone - Room 001 2:35-3:25

  • Science Zone - (6th & 8th Grade - Room 110) 2:35-3:25

  • STARS - Room 008 2:35-3:25

  • STRIPES - Room 005 2:35-3:25

  • Swim Club - Pool 2:35-3:25

THURSDAY, April 11 (A Day)

  • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym 6:45-7:30

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

  • After School Snack – Cafeteria 2:25-2:35

  • Computer Club – LMC 2:35-3:25

  • Girls Ensemble - Choir Room 2:35-3:25

  • Reading Zone - Room 001 2:35-3:25

  • Social Studies Zone - Room 018 2:35-3:25

FRIDAY, April 12 (B Day)

  • F.A.N. Club – Cafeteria/Gym 6:45-7:30

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

  • After School Snack - Cafeteria 2:35-3:25

  • Anime Club - Room 003 2:35-3:25

  • Computer Club – LMC 2:35-3:25

  • GSA Club – Room 016 2:35-3:25

*Activities are subject to change, please listen for daily announcements.

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 before Friday 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.

Edgewood spring sports schedules are listed below.

Any questions, please contact Chris Van House at Christian.VanHouse@moundsviewschools.org or call the Community Ed office at 651-621-6020.

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

Attention All Strategy Game Players!

The NE Regional Strategy Game Tournament is Here! It will be held on Sunday, April 14, from 12:00-4:30 p.m. at The Source Comics & Games in Roseville. This is the "End of the Year Finals" Catan, Ticket to Ride, Acquire, & More will be featured. Trophy Awards & Glory for winners! Sixth grade to sdults can participate CLICK BELOW for more information & registration:


EPAT (Edgewood Parents & Teachers)

Last Meeting of the School Year

Please join EPAT for their last meeting of the school year on Monday, April 15, in the front office conference room beginning at 5:30 p.m. We will be planning the staff appreciation breakfast and learn more about the construction update here at Edgewood. We hope to see you there!

More information about EPAT can be found here.

Volunteers Needed!

EPAT supports our staff and students in a variety of ways, from providing food items for staff, to chaperoning for events, to providing funds for teachers/students for various activities (back-to-school picnics, grade-level celebration days, etc.). If you can help in any way, please contact Jen Parlin, EPAT Coordinator, at jenniferparlin1@gmail.com or Volunteer Coordinator Margaret Meyer at margaret.meyer@moundsviewschools.org. THANK YOU for your support!


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!

What's for Lunch?

The school lunch menu for April can be found here.


KnightKrawler Robotics Wins 10,000 Lakes Regional

Congratulations to Irondale's Team 2052, KnightKrawler, for their first place finish at the 10,000 Lakes FIRST Robotics Regional this past weekend at the U of M. After nine qualification matches, Irondale was ranked in second place among a field of 63 teams. First seed captain Team 5172, Gators from Greenbush, MN, invited both KnightKrawler and Team 3026, Orange Crush Robotics from Delano, to be on the winning alliance. KnightKrawler also won the Autonomous Award sponsored by Ford for their autonomous coding. In addition, KnightKrawler mentor Katie Bach won the Woodie Flowers award, which recognizes mentors who lead, inspire, and empower using excellent communication skills. KnightKrawler's next competition will be at FIRST Championships in Detroit, MI, in late April.

Below are Edgewood Staff members Margaret Meyer, Nate Cmiel, and Shannon Mildenberger who volunteered at the event.

Softball Youth Night

Please join the Irondale High School Softball team for Youth Night on Thursday, April 11, at 4:30 p.m. at Irondale High School. Wear your Knights apparel for a free DQ treat. Stay after the game to meet the players and get autographs on a team picture.

Transition Activities for 8th Grade Families

8th Graders visit Irondale

Friday, April 12, from 9:45-11:00 a.m. - Edgewood 8th graders tour Irondale and learn about life in high school, including academic and co-curricular activities.

Irondale Student Mentors Q&A with 8th Graders

Tuesday, May 21, from 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m. - Student mentors from Irondale will meet with 8th grade students at Edgewood to answer questions about life in high school.

"Spring into Fall" Irondale High School Co-Curriculum Day

Wednesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Irondale High School - 8th Grade students and families are invited to learn about co-curricular opportunities at Irondale.

ComedySportz FUNdraiser & Bake Sale

Please join KnightKrawler for our fifth annual ComedySportz Improv FUNdraiser and Bake Sale on Friday evening, April 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Irondale High School Auditorium. A ComedySportz match features two teams of comedy actletes competing for laughs and points and is great for all ages! Tickets are $10/advance or $12/door. Tickets can be reserved online here and can be picked up and paid for at the Will Call table beginning at 6:15 p.m. Proceeds from this evening will go towards travel expenses for FIRST Champs in Detroit, MI.

Refreshments will be available to purchase during a short intermission. Also, be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth by picking up some goodies at our Bake Sale that evening. We look forward to seeing you there!

Swim Team Fundraiser

Get out and Zumba with us! Support the Irondale Swim Teams at their upcoming Zumba Party fundraiser on Saturday, April 13, from 11:30-2:00 p.m. in the Irondale High School gym. We’ll have 90 minutes of Zumba starting at 12:00 p.m., with six instructors for $10. Open to the general public. Bring your friends! Visit our website to learn more and sign up. Walk-ins welcome. The flyer can be found here. Don’t miss this great dance workout!

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.

Do Good With Burritos!

Join us at our restaurant for a fundraiser to support the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf at Mounds View Public Schools. Just come in to the Chipotle at 1021 Red Fox Rd Ste 100 in Shoreview on Saturday, April 6, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.

Chalkboard Capers

Chalkboard Capers is a variety show presented annually by the Mounds View Education Association. District teachers and staff host the show to raise money for student scholarships for graduating seniors from Irondale High School, Mounds View High School, REACH Academy, Area Learning Center and Adult Basic Education.

Chalkboard Capers 2019 remaining performances at Irondale High School:

  • Friday, April 5, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6, 1 p.m. (kids show with prizes) and 6:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.moundsviewschools.org/chalkboardcapers.

3rd Annual Pow Wow

Join Mounds View Public Schools for the 3rd Annual Pow Wow on Friday, April 12, at Irondale High School's Varsity Gym honoring all American Indian students with special recognition for graduating seniors. More information can be found here.

Celebrate Success Event

The Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council presents “Celebrate Success 2019”!

Celebrate Success is an annual event where a panel of past and present students, who have received special education services, share their post-secondary plans and aspirations and experiences in K - 12 education.

The event will take place on Thursday, April 25, at the Mounds View District Center Board Room

4570 Victoria Street N., Shoreview, from 6:45-8:15 p.m.

Kirk Cousins Football Camp

Kirk Cousins is running his first ever middle school camp this summer in Minnesota! Kirk has designed his camp to be about building character and having fun while enjoying the game of football. The camp is for middle school boys entering 6-8th grade in the fall of 2019 and is open to all levels of experience. The camp will be held at St Thomas University on June 14 & 15. For more information on the camp and to register, click here.


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!

New Hat/Hood Policy

After much thought and many conversations with both students and staff, we have decided to change our hat and hood policy here at EW. Please review the new hat/hood policy effective March 4. This information has been shared with students.

EW hats/hoods expectations:

  • Hoods must be worn appropriately. This means that your face must be seen (no cinching of the hood).

  • Hats may be worn provided they are not distracting or create a disruption. Examples of appropriate hats include baseball caps, winter caps, beanies, durags, wraps & scarves.

  • Hats/hoods that depict violence, drugs, and sex are not allowed.

  • Hats/hoods cannot disrupt the learning environment or pose any hazard to anyone’s health or safety.

  • Please keep hands to yourself - do not grab hats off of other students' heads.

  • Items affiliated with gangs or gang activities are not allowed (e.g. paisley bandanas.)

  • The NO headphones/earbuds and cell phone policies remain the same. These items are NOT allowed in class unless directed by the teacher, and used with Chromebooks only.

  • The dress code policy is subject to change as per administration. Check in student services for an updated dress code policy.

The goal is to provide a safe, welcoming school for all students. We want students to be comfortable at school with their choice of dress. Remember, learning is our priority. If at anytime, the staff member determines that your hat/hood is disruptive to the learning environment, you may be asked to remove it or be referred to student services. We want students to make good decisions about dress and be ready to learn every day.

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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