Mark your calendars for 2 important events!

  1. PTA parent Info Night – Anxiety, Thursday, Oct 12th
    Thursday, Oct. 12th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. is a PTA-sponsored parent education night focused on anxiety. School counselor Margaret Albright and regional nurse Nichoel Fry will outline different types of anxiety, how you can identify it in your children and what strategies are helpful when anxiety surpasses normal levels. This workshop is open to all parents.
  2. Curriculum night Thursday, Oct. 19th.  Our school-sponsored curriculum night is on Thursday, October 19th. The format may look at little different this year, but it is a time for parents to come to their child’s classroom to hear what they will be learning this year. More details coming soon!

Picture Day information!

We have two more days scheduled for pictures. Please have your students dress for the weather. Pictures will still be outside and under a tent, but we want students to stay dry and warm while they wait their turn! Please see below for when your child’s class is scheduled for pictures. We would like to have two parent volunteers for each class help shuttle kids back and forth. Please communicate with your child’s teacher to see if they still need volunteers!

** Students in Courtney’s new 4th/5th grade class will have their pictures taken on their original picture date depending on whose class they were originally in. With the change in classes, we will retake Rhian’s class picture on Tuesday and have Courtney’s class picture be on Monday, September 25. Thank you for patience with picture day!
** If your child missed his or her picture day last week, Judi will try and take their pictures tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
8:45-10:15 – Adam
1:15-2:30 – Tina
2:30 – Rhian whole class picture retake

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
8:45-10:00 – Mitzi
10:00- 11:15 – Mr. Sumner
11:15-12:30 – Mrs. Krueger
1:15-2:30 – Mr. Wines
2:30 – Courtney whole class picture

Please call the office with any questions!

Popcorn poppers please!


The Edgewood PTA needs volunteers to help pop popcorn (and bag it!) on Wednesdays. The sale of the popcorn helps fund field trips for our students. If you could commit to one Wednesday a month (from 11:40 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.), it would help tremendously! Popcorn Wednesdays will start in mid-October and are very popular with students. Contact Tracie Harness if you are interested: 541-232-1022.

Help needed with our annual Fun Run celebration!

Fun Run is just around the corner—on Friday, Oct. 6—and in order for this event to run smoothly and successfully, we need your help. We need volunteers to help with lap marking, money counting, photographing, water stations, set-up and clean-up, the First Aid station and more. As always, all families are welcome at the Fun Run.

  1. Click this link to see our SignUps on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/QHoQtLR
  2.  Review the SignUps listed and choose the one(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com

Join the site council team

Greetings Edgewood Families,
Edgewood Community Elementary School’s Site Council needs your help. We currently need 1 more parent to be part of our site council team. Edgewood’s Site Council
is composed of stakeholders that work together collaboratively and cooperatively to plan programs, make operational decisions, consider curriculum issues, adopt building policies, and solve problems. Our meetings are scheduled for 3:00 pm on 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, and 6/5.

If you would like to serve on site council and are able to make a 2 year commitment please email me and provide a brief description as to why you are interested in serving on Edgewood’s Site Council. Parents interested in serving on site council need to let me know before 4:00 pm on Friday, September 15th. I will compile a list of interested candidates and voting will take place between September 18th and September 22nd. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this process.

Welcome back to school!

We are so excited to see students and teachers back in classrooms! We are looking forward to another successful year. The Edgewood PTA is in full swing and has a calendar of events ready to roll this year. Please take a look at our Web site for weekly updates, a calendar of events and the nitty-gritty about the PTA: http://edgewoodpta.com/

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library. Everyone is welcome and free child care is provided in the cafeteria! Our first meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 19th.

 

Projects needing help

The Edgewood PTA is looking for some folks to help with the following projects:

  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Green Team (to help with Bike/Walk events)
  • Fun Night
  • Entertainment committee—puts on movie nights, a dance, ice cream social and field day
  • Volunteer appreciation
  • Playground Improvements
  • Reading Olympics
  • Edgewood Village (our clothing and food pantry)

We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities so please don’t be shy in asking for one that is right for you. Prefer to do work from home? Want to offer time at specific events instead of a long-term project? Want to lead a visionary project? Want to be behind-the-scenes? If everyone committed to donate an hour a month, what a difference it would make!

Please e-mail EdgewoodPTA.Volunteer@gmail.com if you are interested.

Scoop for a cause

Help scoop a good time at the Ice Cream Social!

Our annual fall ice cream social—where Edgewood families reconnect, chat with teachers and staff and make new friends—is Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. We need some folks to help set-up, clean up and scoop ice cream, .

We’re using SignUp.com (formerly VolunteerSpot) to organize our Ice Cream Social volunteers.

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/go/uDjAuNQ 

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Michelle Stecher at michellestecher@gmail.com to sign up.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

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. 14 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!

Gently used clothes will be collected in bins outside of the office before the event. Drop off the clothes in bags, please.

Picture Days Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for picture days!

We have four days scheduled for picture day. Judi Lamb from Northwest Photography will be taking pictures again this year and we are so happy to have her! Please see below for when your child’s class is scheduled for pictures. We would like to have two parent volunteers for each class help shuttle kids back and forth.  Please let Tanya or your teacher know if you are interested.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
8:45-10:00 –  Ms. Becky
10:00-11:15 –  Mr. Vanderbilt
11:15-12:30 – Rhian
12:45-1:45 – Mrs. Blake
1:45-2:45 – Beth

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
8:45-10:00 – Ms. Susan
10:15-11:45 – Janet
1:15-2:30 – Toni

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
8:45-10:15 – Adam
1:15-2:30 – Tina

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
8:45-10:00 – Mitzi
10:00- 11:15 – Mr. Sumner
11:15-12:30 – Mrs. Krueger
1:15-2:30 – Mr. Wines