Mar. 13, 2017 News Blast

Reading Olympics envelopes are due!
Your child’s Reading Olympics envelope is due this week, whether it includes a donation or not. This is a celebration of reading-with the hope of sparking a passion that will last a lifetime! Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support our school’s special programs, such as Artist-in-Residence, field trips, outdoor school and more. Remember, even the smallest pledges add up.
We hope that your child enjoyed recording his/her minutes reading and is proud of the effort!
Edgewood Kindergarten Roundup! Tuesday, March 14 5:30 
Do you have a Kinder starting next year? Do you know of any neighborhood families with an incoming Kindergartner? Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14 we will be having our Kindergarten roundup. It is a chance for you and your Kindergartner to let us know your intent to enroll, meet this year’s Kindergarten teachers and make Kindergarten connections for next year. Enrollment forms will be available and Principal Larry, our nurse Lourie Morgan and Tanya, our secretary will be available to answer questions.
Sign up for Edgewood Fun Night roles!
Everyone is welcome to help out at our signature community event, Fun Night. It is April 21st this year. It takes many volunteers to pull off this amazing night. We will need help with carnival set up, decorating, and cleaning up after the event. It’s a fun way to help out our Edgewood community. For specific sign up spots please go to  http://signup.com/go/mnhCcK 
Continue to clip those Box Tops!
Coordinators Brian and Bobbie Nessler are extending our Box Top Challenge until the end of the school year so please keep your eyes out for the Box Tops on products and clip them for Edgewood. Thank you for your school support!
Office Needs stretchy pants and jackets!
Thank you to everyone who has brought in donations for the office. We are in need of stretchy pants (sweats and leggings) and jackets – all sizes K-5. Thank you!
Dress for the Weather!
We try to have kids have a chance to run around at recess time in the fresh air even when there is a light rain. Often the rain has stopped, but the grass is wet and there are many opportunities to get wet. Please have your kids dress for the weather. It is safe to assume that recess is outside. It is helpful for the office to pack an extra set of clothes in backpacks in case anyone slips in the mud or gets wet from a puddle. We appreciate our recess supervisors for getting those kids out there in the fresh air!
What Kids Bring to School discussion on March 14th
You are invited to a panel discussion about how schools, teachers, and parents can effectively address thechallenges in family and community life that kids bring with them to school. The event is Tuesday, March 14 from 4-6p.m. at 175 Knight Law Center. It is free and open to the public. Childcare is available; call 541-346-3700 or email astillie@uoregon.edu by March 10 to request. Panelists include Alicia Hays, Director of Lane County Department of Health and Human Services, 4J School Board member;  Marsha Kline Pruett, Maconda Brown O’Connor Chair and Director of the Clinical Research Institute, Smith College School for Social Work; Beth Stormshak, Director of the UO Prevention Science Institute and Knight Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services in the College of Education; and Carmen Urbina, Codirector, Oregon Center for Educational Equity. Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center and cosponsored by Stand for Children.
SPRING AFTER SCHOOL YOGA STARTS SOON!
In these fun and active classes hosted by Yoga Playgrounds, kids will stretch and energize their bodies and minds through individual and group poses, mindfulness games and creative relaxation. Packed with playfulness, positivity and fun, these classes give kids the tools they need to manage their behaviors to lead happier, healthier and more peaceful lives. After school on Fridays, April 14 – June 9. Register and more info at http://www.yogaplaygrounds.net
Register soon for Spring Break Kidsports Soccer or Lacrosse
Registration ends before Spring Break for Kidsports soccer and lacrosse teams. Visit www.kidsports.org or call (541) 683-2374 for more information.
Youth Soccer Summer Camp
South Eugene Soccer Camp for boys and girls entering 1st-9th grade will be held June 26-29th from 9am-2pm on the South Eugene High School turf field. Cost is $130 & $110 for additional siblings. Includes a T-shirt & a soccer ball. For more information please visit www.southeugenesoccerclub.org/soccer-camp1   or call JoAnn Hoffman at 541-579-6893.
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