May 22, 2017 News Blast

Talent Show Tryouts Wednesday and Thursday of this week!
Thank you to everyone who has submitted an entry for the Edgewood Talent show. Tryouts for the talent show are Wednesday, May 24th (1:45-3:45) and Thursday, May 25th (2:45-3:45) in the gym. Students should bring any music they need for the tryout or be prepared to share what they will be doing for the show. All students who have handed in entries will get to perform in the show. At the same time, if a student has a change of heart and no longer wants to participate – that is ok too! The actual Talent Show is on June 9th.
Lost and Found out in the breezeway. Check it out! Take it home!
The quantity of lost and found items is stunning. Please have your students reclaim items they have lost throughout the year. If you are at Edgewood during pick up or drop off hours, please take a look yourself. Lost and Found items will be displayed out in the breezeway as often as possible while the weather is nice. All items that are still here at the end of the year will be donated.
Award-winning documentary about screen time coming to Edgewood!
On Thursday, June 8, the Edgewood PTA is showing 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.
The event is at 6:30 p.m. in the Edgewood gym. Save the date for this special opportunity to view the film and hear from experts.
PTA Meeting is June 13th
The last PTA meeting of the school year is Tuesday, June 13-not the typical 3rd Tuesday of the month. The meeting is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood library. There is free childcare in the cafeteria. PTA members will vote for next year’s officers, set dates for Edgewood events next year and hear updates from Principal Larry Williams. Email with questions.
Field Day is June 15th – Mark your calendars to volunteer!
We have a fun field day planned on Thursday, June 15th. This is a great end of year celebration for kids and a fun event to help out with. Please let the office know if you are available to volunteer that day in the morning or in the afternoon. More details will be available soon! 541-790-8700;
Splash – June 20th
Edgewood 1st-5th graders will be going to Splash on Tuesday, June 20th. More details to come!
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!
Edgewood Shirts – Support Outdoor School!
Our latest Edgewood shirts will be arriving soon for those of you that placed an order. For anyone, who would like to purchase one of our older style shirts, they are available at any time in the office. We have them in a variety of styles and sizes while supplies last. Proceeds of the older style shirts will go toward outdoor school.
Fun Run Committee – We need you!
The Fun Run comes up fast each year and it is important to start planning for it now. Would you be available to help out on the Fun Run committee? We are looking for a few leadership roles in this event. It is fun for all and a fabulous fundraiser for our school! Please let the office know if you can help plan this great event!  541-790-8700;
New Public Facebook page for Edgewood events
Want to make sure you don’t miss any of the events happening at Edgewood? Join the Edgewood PTA Public Events Facebook page!
Soccer Summer Camp registration open
The 2017 Oregon Soccer summer camp registration is now open. The dates of camp are July 10-13. Camp includes a day in Autzen stadium and fun specific theme days. As always, camp will have a great mix of learning as well as fun. The new staffers are excited to work with the young soccer players in our community. Sign up here:
Theatre Summer Camp registration open
Rose Children’s Theatre Summer Camps are ready to go for 2017. Our camps offer an exciting variety of programs for all age groups, Kinder through 12th grade. From our Adventures in Acting Camp for our youngest actors to Character Development Camp and our Musical Theatre Beauty and the Beast Camp, RCT has got you covered for a well rounded summer camp theatre experience.  Registration is available now online at: .
Submit a film for the children’s festival
This year marks the third annual Eugene Children’s Film Festival, which will be held on August 19th at the Wildish Community Theater in Springfield. The Festival is an extraordinary opportunity for Oregon students of all ages to create unique short films on a wide range of topics. Students will be awarded based on different age levels, and categories that include: narrative, documentary, music video, action-sport, animation/stop-motion, group/class productions, best actor & actress, best director, or best school project.. The ECFF is FREE for students to enter! Students can go online to and download the rules and submission guidelines, and then complete the online registration.

TrackTown Youth League
The TrackTown Youth League is a series of 14 FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 7-14.  Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbojav.  No prior track & field experience is needed! Top finishers will advance to a championship meet at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon held in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships!
Meet Information:
Location: Churchill High School
Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Day-of registration: 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Pre-registered participant check-in: 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Meet begins: 5:30pm
Thank you to Tracie Harness for helping us display all of our lost and founditems. Traci has also organized our Wednesday popcorn all year which helps raise money for field trips for the primary grades.
We’ll see you in the breezeways,
Beth Casper, PTA president,
Billy Dahmen, PTA vice-president,
Amelia Reising, PTA Secretary,
Meridith Turnbull, PTA Treasurer,