Mar. 6, 2017 News Blast

Keep encouraging your child to read, read, read!
You should have received your child’s Reading Olympics envelope and information Friday, Feb. 24th. Please return the envelope the week of Monday, March 13th,, 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.  (The office has extra envelopes if you are missing yours!)
We may still be looking for some volunteers to help count the donations coming in between Monday March 13th and Thursday, March 23rd. If interested, please email coordinator Ali Megan at info@alimegan.com
Mark your calendars for March 12th!
The next dine-and-donate is Sunday, March 12th at 16 Tons Café, in the same complex as Market of Choice. Come out and get some food and drink and support Edgewood! More information will come home before the event.
 
Fun Night is around the corner and we need YOU!
Edgewood Fun Night is coming up next month on April 21st! Raffles, Carnival games, Food trucks, cake walk…..oh my! It is an unforgettable annual event for our Edgewood students.

It takes many volunteers to pull off this amazing night. There are opportunities big and small to help out ranging from running errands ahead of the event, setting it up and taking it down.

Find out how to help out at Fun Night, by attending a planning meeting next Friday morning 3/10 at 8:35 AM in the cafeteria. Can’t make it to the meeting? Sign up for one of the many volunteer opportunities for Edgewood Fun Night 2017 at http://signup.com/go/mnhCcK
Submitting testimony to the state’s budget committee:
Last week, we encouraged parents to tell the state’s legislators on the budget committee that our schools can’t take any more cuts especially while we have the lowest corporate taxes in the country. We mistakenly included the wrong email address. Please email waysandmeans.budget@oregonlegislature.gov to submit testimony. Need help writing an effective email? Visit EdgewoodPTA.com for a “How to Testify” document.
 
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 the challenges 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.
Adventure! Children’s Museum is opening this month in the Valley River Center! 
Volunteers, play-testers, and members are needed. Visit the website at www.AdventureChildrensMuseum.Org or contact Edgewood parent Amelia at 541-285-8794 for more information. Come play with us!
Register soon for 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