Jun. 19, 2017 News Blast

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 newly elected PTA officers!
We held an officer election at our last PTA meeting. Congratulations to Clayton Tullos (PTA president), Tracy Harness (PTA Vice-President) and Amelia Reising (PTA secretary). Thank you so much for making the commitment to help lead the PTA next year!
Splash – Tuesday, June 20th
Edgewood 1st-5th graders are going to Splash on Tuesday, June 20th. Remember your swimsuit, towel and  permission slips!
Screenagers – 2 additional viewings this week!
The Edgewood PTA is hosting a few follow-up screenings of the movie Screenagers, Growing up in the Digital Age. Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance.  We will be showing it at the Edgewood Library:
Monday, June 19th 6:30
Tuesday, June 20th 3:00
The film is 68 minutes long.
The screening is free of charge and open to all who are interested in attending, parents are encouraged to attend with their children if they choose so (recommended for students in 4th grade (age 9) and up).
Please note this is not a drop-off event or supervised after school activity – children only admitted with an adult.
Watch the trailer:
Common Sense Media:
June 22nd is the last day of school! Half day.  School ends at 11:45
The last day of school is June 22nd and it is a half day. Students will load buses at 11:35 and everyone will be released at 11:45. You should have received a flyer asking if you needed a sack lunch on the last day. Please be sure and turn it in so that the cafeteria is prepared.
5th grade Promotion Breakfast on June 22 at 7:30am,
Congratulations to all of our 5th graders who are finishing their Edgewood careers this year. 5th grade families are invited to celebrate their promotion on Thursday, June 22 with a breakfast at 7:30am. Students and younger siblings are $1.40 and adults are $4.00. No charge for free and reduced students and scholarships available as needed.

Volunteers needed for 5th grade promotion breakfast
We still need a few volunteers to make this run smoothly and we ask that they not be 5th grade parents so that they can enjoy the breakfast with their kids. Volunteers would help out from 7- 9:30. Please let Tanya know if you are interested in helping out! bunson_t@4j.lane.edu   541-790-8700

Pick up Medications!
All medications that have been signed in at Edgewood must be picked up by Thursday, June 22nd at noon. We cannot keep medications over the summer and cannot check them out to the kids. All medications left will be discarded on June 23rd. Please plan and pick any you have checked in up.
Site Council 2017-2018
In the fall there will be an election for a second parent site council member. Please keep this in mind if you are interested in running. The site council has made progress on the School Improvement Plan at the last meeting. The staff and administration are very dedicated to collaborating on school strategies for the top three goal areas of teaching and learning, educator effectiveness, and school culture.
Edgewood Shirts – Support Outdoor School!
The office will continue to sell our older style Edgewood shirts while supplies last. We still have a variety of kid and adult sizes.  Tshirts and long sleeves are $10 and hoodies are $15. All money will go towards Outdoor school.
Lost and Found out in the breezeway. Check it out! Take it home!
ALL of our lost and found is hanging on the Breezeway this week. There is a ton! All items will be donated after 12:00 on Thursday, June 22nd.
Donate to the Edgewood Garden!
Edgewood Community Elementary School garden is looking for a few tools for summer maintenance. We need:
* a gas powered weed eater
* a gas powered lawn mower
If anyone is thinking of upgrading this summer, please consider us. These would need to be in good working order as we are staffed with volunteers. Thank you!
The Edgewood Pool
The Edgewood Pool will be holding an open house and potluck picnic on the last day of school with free admission! Kickoff the beginning of summer with swimming, and complimentary refreshments. The pool opens at 1:00 pm and will stay open until 8:00 pm. Want to stay for dinner? The BBQ’s will be set up and roaring between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Bring your grilling item of choice for you and your family. Feel free to bring a potluck item to share too (no obligation). For more information about the pool and membership visit http://edgewoodpool.org/ 

Thank you from the Edgewood Staff!
The staff at Edgewood is so appreciative of everything the PTA has contributed to help make Edgewood the school that it is. Thank you to the many volunteers that help out in the classrooms and at our Edgewood events, including today’s Field Day! Everything runs more smoothly because you are there. In particular we would like to thank the PTA officers (Beth, Billy, Amelia and Meridith) who have dedicated so much time and energy to the PTA this year. We thank you!
Special thanks to the following people (in no particular order) for …..

Brian Aljian – …maintaining our PTA and school websites
Michelle Stecher – ….organizing movie nights, ice cream social and field day,
Tracy Harness – …..popping popcorn each week and hanging up our lost and found
Rob Drummond – …..coordinating our volunteers
Ali Megan – ….organizing the first ever Edgewood Reading Olympics
Anna Galas – …. organizing the Fun Run
Dave Villalobos – …… providing music for some of our major events
Gayle Sawyer – ….organizing Fun Night and our snack pack program and homework club
Susan Carey – …..organizing OBOB with the help of Julia and Stacey!
Robin Detmer – …..organizing the Silent Auction and the School Garden
Sarah Stanley -… helping so much with the school garden
Julia McMorran – …setting up our Freecycles
Ron Meiners – ….maintaining our Facebook page and monthly PTA newsletter
We apologize if we have forgotten to mention someone. It is amazing what you all do!
We’ll see you in the breezeways,
Beth Casper, PTA president, PTAEdgewood@gmail.com
Billy Dahmen, PTA vice-president, vicepresident.PTAEdgewood@gmail.com
Amelia Reising, PTA Secretary, infinitepublic@yahoo.com
Meridith Turnbull, PTA Treasurer, gonthajones@hotmail.com