Edgewood Weekly Update- April 14

Connecting Families and School Through Communication!

Dear Edgewood Families...

Taking a moment to check in and share what is happening in the week ahead!

Participate in the 5 Essentials Survey

Please take time right now for the 5-minute 5Essentials online survey. We are currently at 10% completion by our Edgewood families after the first three weeks.

The staff and I appreciate your input, and we will not have access to the feedback unless we reach 30% participation. Each adult family member in the home can take the survey, using individual e-mails.

Taking the Survey:

1) Go to https://illinois.5-essentials.org. There will be a "Take the Survey" button in the upper right hand of the screen.

2) Once you click this button, click the "Parent" button, and a unique log in will appear.

3) All surveys must be completed in one sitting.

4) Once you have completed your survey, please click the "Submit" button.

5) The survey is being offered in English and Spanish.

Thank you so much for your time!

Parent/Teacher Conference Sheets Sent Home

Take a moment this week to fill out and return the conference scheduling sheet that came home in backpacks today. These forms are due this Thursday (4/17). Next week teachers will be scheduling your specific conference time and sending you a confirmation sheet by Friday, April 25th.

Skyward Online Registration for 2014-2015 Opens Today!

Please follow this link to register your child(ren) returning to Edgewood in the next school year:


This link provides the complete online registration line:


Please also contact our main office if you need any assistance with logging in to your Skyward Family Access account.

With this early registration process we will have a good idea about our class sizes, and can begin planning for staffing needs for the 2014-2015 school year.

PTO Officer Positions Open for 2014-2015

Please join us for the PTO meeting on Thursday, April 17th. The meeting will begin at 7:00 P.M. in the LRC. We will have information about the open Treasurer and Vice President positions.

During this meeting we will also be:

  • Finalizing plans for the Ice Cream Social
  • Sampling new products for future fundraisers
  • Taking a look at the blueprints for the extensive outside construction project for Edgewood School, occurring this summer

The Edgewood PTO contributes so much to student activities, parties and field trips. If you are interested in joining the PTO Board, we look forward to meeting you at our meeting on Thursday!

Additional things to note for your calendar...

Thursday, April 17th- Report Cards are coming home and final third quarter grades can also be viewed in Skyward

Also, students will be bringing home the gift of reading. Books were purchased for every Edgewood student through the Dr. Michael Heggerty Memorial Foundation

Friday, April 18th- No School

Monday, April 21- 6th grade parent night at Jefferson Jr. High School, 6:30-8:00 P.M.

Wednesday, April 23- 6th graders will visit to Jefferson Jr. High School

Thursday, April 24th- Edgewood Open House and Ice Cream Social-- Featuring the 4th Grade Science Fair, student Art exhibits and the 6th Grade Living Dewey Decimal Museum

Thanks so much for your time in reading our Weekly Update!

Please be in touch if you have any questions about the information provided this week, or if you have any suggestions and feedback you would like to share with me.

Educationally yours,

Mrs. Hughes

Mrs. Tanya Hughes, Principal

At Edgewood School, everyone learns through Teaching, Learning and Caring!