Tree Planting

Edgewood PTA adds nature to upper playground!

Three baby cedar trees found a home near the tire swing on the upper playground Thursday. Several students helped plant the trees and some kindergarteners watered them. The tree planting is part of an overall playground improvement project, spearheaded by PTA secretary Amelia Reising.

Dine & Donate MOD!!!

Forget making dinner tonight—eat at MOD pizza and support Edgewood!

Today, from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., MOD Pizza will donate 20 percent of dine-in and take-out purchases to Edgewood. You must bring your fundraising flyer (Flyer is attached and it also came home in your student’s folder or is available for pick-up at the school office). MOD Pizza is at 77 E. 29th Ave. Thank you for your support!

Flyer here 

Inspire kids with science!

The UO SPICE Science Open House is Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Willamette Atrium at the University of Oregon. The purpose of the event is to help connect community families and educators to science outreach programs on campus and in the community.  All activities are completely free and open to the public.  There will be something fun for children of all ages. In the past, hands-on activities and demonstrations have included the Flubber Factory, the Egg Drop, Lazer Maze and much more. This event is free and is a wonderful way to get kids interested in science. 

 

Learn about gun safety

Learn about gun safety and storage next Thursday, September 27 6:30

The Edgewood PTA’s first Parent Education Night is Thursday, Sept. 27th in the Edgewood Library. It is free and childcare is provided by the YMCA in the cafeteria for a $3 suggested donation per child. The topic is Be Smart—a campaign to bring together responsible adults to reduce the number of unintentional shootings that occur when children get ahold of an unsecured firearm. Owning a gun is a personal decision, but responsible storage is a public safety issue. Kids and unsecured guns are a potentially lethal combination. We hope you can make it and learn more!

School Pictures

Picture Days  next week!

Thank you for being patient as we work out the kinks in our Picture Day schedule.  We will send out an email as soon as we have the class schedules figured out!  Please let the office know if you are interested in helping out escorting kids to the camera and back to class again.

Girl Scout Plastic Drive

In an effort to support our earth and our community and in conjunction with Lane County Waste Management’s 1-day Plastics Round-up event, the girls of Girl Scout Troop 11527 are collecting plastics to recycle. ONLY clearly marked #2, #4 & #5 tubs, jugs, bottles, lids and beverage handles that have had any labels removed can be accepted. A marked bin will be at school from Monday 9/17 through the end of the school day on Thursday 9/28. Thank you for helping us to keep plastics out of the landfill!

If you’d like more specific information on the event, visit: http://www.lanecounty.org and click on the Quick Link for the Lane County Plastics Round-up, 1 day event.

Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social – Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6-7!

Our annual fall back to school ice cream social—is Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m.  We hope you can come and connect with other Edgewood families!  The event is free, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of the event.

 

Help scoop a good time at the Ice Cream Social!

We need some folks to help set-up, clean up and scoop ice cream for our ice-cream social.

Please sign up here:
https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2442175/false?popup=true#/invitation

If you prefer, please contact Amy Phillips at amylrphillips@gmail.com to sign up.

 

Come find bigger clothes at the Ice Cream Social!

Can you believe how your child has grown? Last spring’s pants are 2 inches too short and that fleece at the back of the closet shows a belly!

But you didn’t have time for back-to-school shopping? No problem! Edgewood’s Freecycle event has got you covered. During the Edgewood Ice Cream Social on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m., gently used clothing is available to any Edgewood family for FREE! (They will be displayed on tables on the asphalt behind the gym.)

This is a great way to recycle and reuse—and not fill our landfills. Plus it saves money!

Come check out the clothes, fill a bag and get your child ready for fall and winter!

 

Donate your child’s too-small clothing items this week!

Gently used clothes will be collected in a bin outside of the office starting Monday morning. Drop off the clothes in bags and no ripped items, please.

Epi Pen Information

ATTENTION EPI PEN CARRIERS!

The FDA is extending expiration dates for certain lot numbers of adult- dose EpiPens.

Please follow this link to check your pen’s lot number.
https://www.epipen.com/en/about-epipen-and-generic/supply-information

 

Don’t forget background checks

Don’t forget background checks in order to volunteer at Edgewood!

We are always looking for people to help out at Edgewood. Whether you want to help with an after-school event, in your child’s classroom or with an ongoing program, you’ll need to get a background check through the school district, 4J—every two years! Visit edgewoodpta.com and the About the PTA link for a link to the 4J application and the guidelines associated with volunteering or visit helpcounter.net/eugene

 

Gardening volunteers needed

Edgewood’s School Garden is growing…

And we need your help! Volunteer an hour a month or an hour a week in the school garden. Opportunities to help take classes out, no experience or planning necessary,  or just come help tend the garden. Training and guidance provided as needed. Edgewood’s School Garden plays a vital role in the outdoor education of our students—please help us with this important aspect of school!

Contact Robin Detmer at rdetmer@gmail.com