The Cutting Edge

February 18, 2020


This Thursday is a very special evening at Edgelea. We will be celebrating Lilly the Edgelea Dog and Mrs. Angie Houston with a benefit event. It is called Hot Diggity Dog Family Fun! We are selling hotdogs, chips, treats, and waters for $1 each. We will have lots of fun activities for kids including kindness rock painting, cake walk, photos with Lilly, and other fun events. All kids activities are free, however, we are asking for a donation/goodwill offering for Mrs. Houston. It is our hope to raise funds to help offset medical expenses for Mrs. Houston. We will also be selling t-shirts and doing some creative and amazing raffles. The event will be Thursday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We hope you can come and enjoy the fun while supporting our wonderful Mrs. Houston. For more information, see our flyers below.

Kindness Rocks! T-Shirts

We are selling adult and children's t-shirts for Mrs. Houston's benefit. The t-shirts are available now and we will sell them Thursday night as well. You can send money in with students or stop in the front office and purchase one. Students may wear their t-shirts on Thursday and/or Friday. The cost is $10 for kids and $12 for adults. The t-shirts say "Kindness Rocks"

Be brave. Be Strong. Be Kind. ALS Warriors.


Click on the link below for the TPA Newsletter

LSC offers China Night- Free Admission- Great Family Fun!

Please join us in China Night! It is our great honor and privilege to invite you and your family to China Night. You will enjoy the performance by LSC Chinese students. There is not just the show, but food, games, and hands-on activities!

Time: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:00 pm~8:00 pm

Location: Sunnyside Intermediate School Gym & Auditorium

(530 N. 26th St, Lafayette IN, 47904)

Free admission (you whole family is welcome)

Wei-Chun Tsai 蔡瑋骏

Chinese Teacher 中文老师

Edgelea Elementary & Sunnyside Intermediate


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Year Book Orders Due March 20th

The cost of the Edgelea year book is $10. Orders are due by March 20th. Forms have already be sent home. If you need an additional form, please call the school or send your child into the front office.

DATE CHANGE for the Second Grade Musical and Fine Arts Night

Please note we have a date change for the second grade musical and Fine Arts Night. It was originally scheduled for March 5th. The new date is THURSDAY, MARCH 12th. Families are welcome to come to Edgelea and look at the children's art on display from 6:00-7:00 pm. Second graders will meet in their classrooms at 6:30 and the second grade musical will start at 7:00 pm in the gym/cafeteria.

Clubs, Teams, and Extra Curricular Photos for the Yearbook

Club Photos will be February 24

Students may wear scout uniforms or club t-shirts for club photo day. We will be calling the following groups down for photos:

Girl Scouts



Chess Club

Green Club

Robotics Club

English Learners Social Club

Recycling Club


Girls on the Run

Upcoming Calendar Events

Feb. 20 Hot Diggity Dog Family Fun Night-Benefit for Mrs. Houston

Feb. 28 Edgelea Spirit Day

Mar. 4 China Night at Sunnyside- Everyone is welcome. No cost!

Mar. 6 ALL PRO DADS Breakfast 7:00 am-7:30 am

Mar. 12 Second Grade Music Program 7:00 pm for families

Mar. 13Second Grade Music Program for students and staff 9:30 am

Mar.13 End of third quarter

Mar. 13 Rainbow Colors Day

Mar. 23-27 Spring Break-No School

Apr. 3 All Pro Dads Breakfast 7:00am-7:30 am

May 1 Donuts with Grown-ups

May 1 Disney Day

May 8 Sunglasses Day

May 14 Third Grade Music Program 7:00 pm for parents and families

May 15 Third Grade Music Program 9:30 am for students and staff

May Field Day

May Kindergarten Celebration of Learning 7:00 pm

May 21 Last Day of School (tentative)

Hot Diggity Dog Family Fun Night

Edgelea will host Hot Diggity Dog Family Fun Night. Please read the attached flyer for details.

Community members are also hosting a Community Benefit Event in honor of Mrs. Houston. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Children's Clothing Needed!

We are in NEED of boys and girls sweat pants or jeans sizes 6-12 for our nurses office. We have children who have accidents but we also have children who spill breakfast and lunch on themselves. Please add this to your parent newsletters.

Lafayette School Corporation 2020-2021 School Calendar

The LSC school calendar has been Board approved and is available on the LSC webpage. I have included a direct link for your convenience. Please click on the link below. Our first day of school is August 10, 2020.

All PRO DADS Breakfast Schedule

March 6

April 3

Times: 7:00 AM-7:30 Breakfast is served

7:30-7:45 short program

Do you know an incoming kindergarten student?

Kindergarten Roundup is MARCH 10 from 4-7. Please spread the word to families that might have an incoming kindergarten student. Children must be 5 by August 1, 2020 to enroll in kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

Children that will be 5 between August 2-September 30 may take an enrollment test for possible early entrance into kindergarten. According to LSC policy, any child turning 5 on Oct. 1 or later will have to wait until the 2012-2022 school year.

Third Grade IREAD- 3


IREAD-3 is a test that is required by state law. This test measures reading skill of third grade students. Students who do not pass IREAD-3 in the spring will have an opportunity for remediation and are able to retest after the end of school. It is very important that your child spend time reading each evening in order for them to be best prepared for this upcoming March 2019 test.

Students who do not pass the spring and summer administrations of IREAD-3 will continue to receive instruction in Grade 3 reading, will officially be reported as a third grader, and will fully participate in the Grade 3 ILEARNassessment. There are some exemptions to this law. If you would like to know more about IREAD-3, please visit the Indiana Department of Education website:

Secure Volunteers

All parents who plan to attend field trips or volunteer in the building will need to complete a secure volunteer application. This background check is actually good for three years. Click on the link below for the application