Edgewood Shirt Orders due February 4th!
We will be placing another shirt order this year as soon as we have enough orders to do so! Order forms should have come home, or you can use the one that is attached. Colors are for the most part the same; though we substituted “Heather Gray” for a few of the styles. If interested, please turn in your order forms and payment to the office by Monday, February 4th. Scholarships are available for Edgewood shirt orders. Please contact the office if interested.
Baseball registration starts soon!
The South Eugene Babe Ruth 2019 Baseball Registration starts Jan. 15. It is open to baseball players ages 5-15. There are teams for skill levels T-Ball to high school prep. Practices start in March and games run April-June. For more information, visit https://southeugenebaberuth.sportngin.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No-school days at Nearby Nature
Looking for somewhere fun to send you kid/s during the upcoming No School Days? Why not a No School Day Adventure with Nearby Nature? Nearby Nature No School Day Adventures are modeled after summer daycamps. Taught by experienced environmental educators, the programs encompass science, hiking, art, and play. Cost: $45 members/$50 non-members. Scholarships are available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. Outdoors in local parks. To register, visit//nearbynature.org/programs/ or call 541-687-9699.
Talon and Tweets NSD, January 21st, 8:30am-3pm in Alton Baker Park: Discover who’s tweeting in Alton Baker Park. Practice beak techniques, check out our talon collection, experiment with feathers and flight, and make a cool bird mask. Go on a bird watching walk in the park.
How to Hide NSD, February 1st, 8:30am-3pm in Alton Baker Park: Spots, stripes and masks, oh my! How do colors and markings help animals survive in the wild? Answer these questions and more as we play camouflage games, explore nature nearby, and create colorful critters to take home.
Nature’s Busy Builders NSD, February 18th, 8:30am-3pm in Alton Baker Park: Enjoy a building adventure in nature nearby. Make a bird nest and your own fairy fort or gnome home. Go on an animal homes scavenger hunt and create your own fort from our Nature’s Builders Playspace super blocks.
After School Drama class on Thursdays!
The Dreamers Acting Studio will be offering another after school acting class starting in January!
- Thursdays at 3:00 to 4:15
- Ages 8-12
- Classes start January 10th.
- Classes will be held in B1
- 4 classes for $89
Students will learn and strengthen a variety of skills through fun and exciting activities and games in a safe, low pressure environment. To find out more visit https://dreamersactingstudio.weebly.com/acting-classes.html.
Try a new healthy habit!
With the New Year comes a chance try new ways of getting to and from school. Tired of waiting in traffic? Imagine what else you could do with that extra time if your child was walking, biking, carpooling or riding the bus to school. You could enjoy some needed “me time” if your child rides the bus or enjoy “we time” biking or walking together. The New Year is a great time to make positive changes in your life – so give it a try! Who knows how long it could take to drive with all this recent traffic? Older students can walk or roll on their own; younger students will need to walk or roll with an adult.
January is school choice time for the 2019–20 school year. Families are invited to explore their school choice options, including their neighborhood school. Here are some important dates:
Elementary School Showcase
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, 10 a.m.–12 noon
4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene
One-stop school choice information fair
Talk with representatives from every 4J elementary school
Get information about the school choice process
Sign up for school visits
Spanish interpretation provided
Edgewood School Choice Presentations
January 16th – 9:00
January 23rd – 5:30
January 30th – 12:00
Spencer Butte Middle School School Choice Presentations
January 15th – 9:00, 2:30 and 7:00
Roosevelt Middle School School Choice Presentation
January 24th – 6:00
7th grader Helen Sawyer (and former Edgewood student) is working with the African Library Project to provide books to eager readers in Africa who have very few books. Please help by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It takes only 1000 books and $500 (plus a little elbow grease!) to start a single library and make a huge difference in children’s lives. She is specifically looking for 4th-8th grade level books, with some books for younger kids. Book donations can be brought to the office at Edgewood. For more information click here: African Library Project
Edgewood Music Concerts after Break – Mark your calendars!
On Wednesday, January 16 at 6 PM and Thursday, January 17 at 6 PM, all the students of Edgewood will be presenting the musical revue “Make a Difference: A Celebration of Goodwill”. The String Academy will be joining the presentation on January 16.
The classes performing on January 16: Dena, Becky, Mr. Vanderbilt, Janet, Toni, Rhian, Tina, and Mr. Wines.
The classes performing on January 17: Sofie, Kaley, Mitzi, Adam, Mr. Sumner, Mrs. Stiegler, Mrs. Krueger, and Courtney.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Hand-in-Hand Parenting resources
In case you missed the Hand-in-Hand Parenting education night last week, Ron Meiners left us with some great information to pass along. The Hand-in-Hand Parenting philosophy, based on experiential research, shows that stress interferes with a child’s connection with his or her parent and that leads to off-track behavior, including meltdowns, picky eating and defiance. This stress can be healed through play listening, stay listening, special time and setting limits. For more information, check out the Website at www.handinhandparenting.org and listen to a podcast at www.handinhandparenting.org/podcast/
Winter Food Box and Toiletries Drive – Accepting Donations now!
Our Winter Food Box drive is in full swing. Our goal is to provide food boxes for more than 20 Edgewood families to help cover general food needs during the winter break . Each box will have various well-rounded items and staples. We are looking for donations of non-perishable items such as pastas, sauces, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, fruit cups, granola bars etc. Cash donations are great too! We will be purchasing dairy and proteins with the donations. Bring any non-perishable donations to the office for the food boxes. Please let us know if your family can benefit from receiving one of these boxes this year.
Toiletries can also be dropped off in the bin outside the front office to be included in the food boxes.
Please bring all donations in by Wednesday, December 19.
If you are interested in helping out with the Food Boxes, we are looking for volunteers on the afternoon of Thursday, December 20th and the morning and afternoon of Friday, December 21st.