Jan. 25, 2016 News Blast

No School Friday

Just a reminder that Friday is a grading day so school is not in session for students.

PTA meeting update

At Tuesday’s PTA meeting, teacher Rhian Arp gave us a great update about the students’ curriculum: 4th- and 5th-graders are creating probability games in math, finishing their pilgrim studies, learning about magnets and motors and finishing their greenhouses; 2nd graders are learning about chemistry, taking a field trip to BRING recycling and the county landfill and are sewing snowmen; and 3rd graders are studying rocks and minerals in their beginning geologist curriculum.

After-school Spanish classes starting up again

From January 26- March 17, Edgewood will have after-school Spanish classes taught by Native-Spanish speaking instructors. **New Students are Welcome** Classes are open to kindergarteners through 5th graders. The class is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. and runs for 8 weeks. The cost is $280 (50 percent off 1st sibling). For more information contact: Paula at 541-513-3179 or paulapazpinto@gmail.com or Gabriela at 541-285-5033 or ggadiol12@gmail.com.

Edgewood OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books):

New—->”OBOB Wednesday Mornings”: Every Wednesday until Feb.3 (8:10-8:30 a.m.) In the library we will be having informal battles/questions before school for any teams or individuals that want the extra practice. Just show up.

NEXT MEETINGS: Feb.3 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. in the library where we will cover questions from ALL 16 books.

FINAL BATTLE Week: Feb 8-11th   (All Week after school from 3 to 4 p.m. except Wednesday from2 to 3:30 p.m.).

16 OBOB Teams have been formed!! That is the most we have ever had here at Edgewood. Questions: BreeBouse@Hotmail.com or suspcarey@yahoo.com

Box Tops Challenge

There are just about five weeks left in the “Big Box Tops Challenge.” As of January 5, we have about 6,000 Box Tops officially turned in and we are hoping for about 4,000 more. Keep clipping and sending your student to school with their Box Tops sheets… every Box Top counts!

2nd graders in the garden

The School Garden Project is gearing up to get our second graders into Edgewood’s garden from February through June. Not only will the students be planting seeds and starts, but they will be learning about critter habitats, decomposition, pollinators and recyclers.

School tours this week

School tours are happening this week at Edgewood. Tour-goers get to see the layout of the school and some of the classrooms. If you know any neighborhood families who are interested in participating in the school tour, please have them call Tanya at the office. 541-790-8700

Appreciations

Thank you to teachers Rhian Arp and Sally Krueger for coming to the PTA meeting Tuesday night. We loved hearing your reports about what is going on in the different grades and we appreciate your insights about our fundraisers and your annual Outdoor School. Thank you so very much!

Thank you to Robin Detmer for all your work on the Fun Night Silent Auction.Your early start means some great items from area businesses for our families to bid on. Thank you for your dedication!

Thank you to Ali Megan for her work on the Direct Donation Drive flyers and letter. Her beautiful photographs will be up soon on posters, so keep an eye out. Thank you for all of your effort!

Thank you to everyone who came out for Movie Night and connected with friends. You showed what a wonderful community we have here at Edgewood! We hope you had fun!

Have a great week,

John Stapleton, PTA president, presidentPTAEdgewood@gmail.com
Beth Casper, PTA vice-president, vicepresident.PTAEdgewood@gmail.com
David NT, PTA Secretary, infinitepublic@yahoo.com
Meridith Turnbull, PTA Treasurer, gonthajones@hotmail.com