If your kids enjoy exploring, biking, bug catching, treasure hunting, and other fun nature adventures, then they should participate in Nearby Nature’s outdoor summer daycamps! Nearby Nature’s camps are a unique medley of adventure, science, nature, art, play, and gardening. Most take place in Alton Baker Park, in the group’s unique Learnscape Gardens. Daycamps run from June 18-August 31, last one week each, and serve kids from three to 13 years old. Half and full day options are available and enrollment is limited to 12 children per camp. Scholarships are available! For registration as well as scholarship information, see http://www.nearbynature.org/programs/daycamps or call 541-687-9699.
Edgewood OBOB at regionals
The Edgewood OBOB team competed this weekend at the regional OBOB competition along with 55 of the area’s best teams. We are so very proud of them! They battled tough questions and even successfully challenged a question – all while having fun!
It has been an amazing season and we look forward to new books, new teams, and new battles next year! We hope that you will join us (or Spencer Butte’s program) next year!
U of O K-5 Science Fair
The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-5 students is just around the corner on March 10th, 2018 from 11am-3pm. The UO Science Fair features not only great original science projects by area students, but also many hands on outreach activities. The event is free an open to the public.
Students who wish to enter a project in the fair should sign up on our website by March 7th. Scholarships are available for any student with financial hardship who wants to register a project.
Students, show your creative side!
Students are invited to submit a video for the 2018 Eugene Children’s Film Festival, May 19 at the Wildish Community Theater. Deadline for submissions is May 9. There is no entry fee. Any genre is accepted: documentary, narrative shorts, school projects, commercials, action and sport. For more information, visit www.eugenefilm.org.
Reading Olympics is off and running! We will be needing a few Volunteers to help collect envelopes and count money on the mornings of March 12-March 22 from 9am-11am. Please contact Tanya if you can help on any of these mornings. There is also a sign-up sheet in the office. Thank you for your support!
Edgewood Rummage Sale coming soon! Please note date correction: March 10 and March 11
Edgewood’s Rummage Sale is Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, (not the 3rd and 4th as previously advertised). The rummage sale will be held under cover in the school gym from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both days. Donated items will be collected in the truck near the school parking lot on Thursday and Friday (March 8 and 9th) before the garage sale.
Donation items should be clean, gently used, and in working order. Please no mattresses or large sofas. Small to medium sized furniture items will be accepted. Please note, we are in need of hangers to display clothing. We are also looking for clothing racks to hang clothes on. If you are willing to loan the school a clothing rack for the weekend, please let Tanya know. In addition, we would like shopping bags to give out to our customers as needed.
Items can be dropped off on Thursday and Friday, (March 8 and 9) at 8:00-9:00 and 2:15-3:15
Please bring them to the St. Vincent De Paul truck parked near the lower parking lot.
Kindergarten Orientation for incoming 2018-2019 Kinders this Wednesday 6:00!
Is your child starting Kindergarten in the fall? Do you know someone in the Edgewood neighborhood who will be starting? We are having a Kindergarten Orientation Event this Wednesday, February 28 at 6:00. At this event, parents and students will have an opportunity to meet some of our staff, see the school and pick up enrollment paper work. Can’t make it to the event? No problem! Enrollment paperwork is available at the office. Come fill out an intent to enroll postcard so that we know your child will be attending Edgewood next year!
Academic Achievement Center
The Academic Achievement Center is happy to announce that we will be starting our STEM Shuttle pickup service at Edgewood on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on March 6th. (Students do not have to attend both days.) For more info or to sign up for this service please go to https://www.eugeneaac.com/aac-shuttle and fill out the registration form.
Please check your children’s folders to find this year’s school directory. We are sending home one directory per household. There are extra copies in the office. We are looking for a parent to coordinate the directory for next year. This is a volunteer opportunity that can work from home and there are plenty of parents available to help put it together. Please contact the office if you are interested.
PTA meeting next week
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Feb. 20—PTA meeting in the Edgewood Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Childcare is available for free in the cafeteria. Everyone is welcome. See you there!