May 8, 2017 News Blast

PTA Budget meeting May 9th
The Edgewood PTA’s budget meeting is Tuesday, May 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Edgewood library. If you only make it to one meeting this year, make it this one! This is the one where we decide where and how our money is spent. Questions? Email
Still haven’t ordered a t-shirt? It’s not too late!
We are still trying to gather enough tshirt/sweatshirt requests to place an order. If you were planning on it, but haven’t done so, please do so soon! Our goal is to place an order on Friday! Need a form? Just call the office or email Tanya at
Save your old electronics and recycle them at Edgewood!
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 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!
Talent Show on June 9th!
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 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!
Speak out against education budget cuts!
A Better Oregon is holding a statewide canvassing event and Eugene families are invited to help. With a $1.6 billion deficit looming, the time is now to advocate for increased school revenue. You can join A Better Oregon in canvassing the districts of key legislators to show them their neighbors demand more revenue!

When:  Saturday, May 13 from 10am to 2pm
Where:  488 E Ave, Ste 200, Eugene, OR 97401
To Signup:

Summer is just around the corner!
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: .
Thank you to Christy McCaslin for organizing such a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week. Our teachers are so impressive here at Edgewood and they really felt the love! Thank you to all the families who participated in making our teachers feel good.
We’ll see you in the breezeways,
Beth Casper, PTA president,
Billy Dahmen, PTA vice-president,
Amelia Reising, PTA Secretary,
Meridith Turnbull, PTA Treasurer,