May 15, 2017 News Blast

PTA Meeting is May 16th
The Edgewood PTA meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Edgewood library. There is free childcare in the cafeteria. Email with questions.
Oakshire Public House to donate to Edgewood
On Wednesday, May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., Oakshire Public House will donate $1 from every beer sold in the pub to Edgewood. Please stop by to show your support of our wonderful community partners and Edgewood! Oakshire Public House is at 207 Madison Street.
Save your old electronics! Recycle them at Edgewood THIS WEEK!
Edgewood is again part of the electronic waste recycling competition among schools. Bring old computers, cell phones, monitors, cables, laptops, keyboards, mice, hair dryers, blenders, monitors, coffee makers, toasters and anything else that plugs in or runs on batteries. Light bulbs and regular batteries are not part of this collection but rechargeable batteries are welcome. The bin will be in the hallway between the cafeteria and gym from TODAY, May 15-19th.
You can also bring your donations directly to NextStep, 2101 W. 10th Ave., during the entire month of May. Mention Edgewood and the donation will be added to the total collected pounds.
Edgewood has the chance to win a robot made with recycled materials by a local artist and a gift certificate to NextStep! Thank you for contributing to our recycling efforts!
Edgewood Shirts for sale (Previous designs). Support Outdoor School!
We are selling off our inventory of Edgewood apparel with older designs. This includes the blue northwest raven design and the grey and white shirts with cartoon raven design.   All proceeds will go toward helping fund next year’s outdoor school. The inventory is limited, but we have sizes ranging from YouthXS-Adult3XL, so anyone can find something! Come and get it while supplies last!
Short -sleeve and long sleeve shirts – $10
Hoodies – $15
Edgewood bags – $5
Award-winning documentary about screen time coming to Edgewood!
On Thursday, June 8, the Edgewood PTA is bringing Screenagers, a documentary about screens effects on brains and one mother’s struggle about getting her daughter a smart phone. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.
Save the date for this special opportunity to view the film and hear from experts.
PTA Officer elections at June 13th PTA meeting
PTA officers will be elected at our June 13th meeting. Please consider running for one of these positions-President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer-so that we can keep our current level of involvement. Email PTAEdgewood@gmail.comwith interest. Thank you so much!
School Talent Show June 9
Students who are interested in showing off their talents can audition for our Edgewood talent show. Talent show forms can be found in the office and should be turned in by Wednesday, May 17.
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!
Fun Run 2017 Committee is looking for new members!
The Fun Run always comes up quickly at the beginning of the school year and so it is important to get started organizing for it now.  Our previous coordinator, Anna Galas, has done an excellent job of organizing the materials, but we now need some enthusiastic volunteers to take over this event. Please let the office know if you are interested in being part of the Fun Run 2017 committee. 541-790-8700;
South Eugene Soccer Camp – June 26-29. Grades 1-9. More information at
Food for Lane County – Summer Food Program
We invite all children and youth age 18 and younger to eat lunch for free during the summer months. Staff and volunteers serve meals at schools, parks and community centers located throughout Lane County. Each summer, FFLC serves thousands of lunches and breakfasts to children through the Summer Food Program. Please visit for more information.
Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s budget meeting and hashed out our budget for next year. We appreciate you giving up another Tuesday night for this important work.
We’ll see you in the breezeways,
Beth Casper, PTA president,
Billy Dahmen, PTA vice-president,
Amelia Reising, PTA Secretary,
Meridith Turnbull, PTA Treasurer,