NOV. 28, 2016 NEWS BLAST

Mark your calendar for another Dine and Donate!
On Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Thursday, Dec. 8th, Bill and Tim’s BBQ will donate a percentage of its food sales to Edgewood. Flyers will come home with your student this week. See you at Bill and Tim’s BBQ, 201 E. 13th Ave.
PTA meets a week early this month
Just a reminder that the PTA meets on Tuesday, Dec. 13th instead of the regular third Tuesday of the month due to the busy holiday season. The PTA meetings are in the Edgewood library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Kindess Adventure Assembly and Jewelry
We will continue to sell the Kindess Adventure jewelry through December 6th.  The money received from the jewelry helps pay for the Kindness adventure assembly at a different school.   Part of the profits go to the Kenyan artisans and part go to help build fresh water wells in Kenya. Kids can bring in their order forms and they will be called into the office during the day, or they can come to the office at the end of the day to purchase the jewelry.
Winter Break Food Boxes
Over Winter break, we would like to help support families with food boxes consisting of non-perishable items and items such as milk and eggs. More information will be coming soon as to how to help for this. Please let the office know, if your family could benefit from a food box over winter break.
Women’s Basketball Sundays at Matthew Knight Arena
Kids age 12 and under can watch Sunday women’s basketball games for free! Next up is Oregon vs. Vanguard Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.
Winter Wreath Making Class Thursday, Dec. 1!
Join New School on Thursday, Dec. 1st from 6 to 7 p.m. for an evening of making a winter wreath for your home or to give as a gift! Cost is $20 each and all materials are provided. Use ribbon, branches, pinecones, silk flowers and more to create a pretty art piece. If you have something special at home that you want to include in your wreath, bring it with you.
Ages 8 and up are welcome to register for this class. Children under 13 must have a parent or guardian helping them in class. We will be using hot glue guns. Class is at New School Art Studio at 207 E. 5th St., suite 120, across the street from the 5th Street Public Market. Information: 541 968-1986.
Safe Routes to School Town Hall- December 6th

Please join Eugene Springfield Safe Routes to School, AARP, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, point2point Solutions at LTD, and the For Every Kid Coalition for this community event to:
  • Find out what’s new with the Eugene, Springfield, and Bethel Safe Routes to School programs
  • Learn about the For Every Kid Coalition and their work to make it safe for every kid to walk, bike, and access transit to schools in Eugene, Springfield and Oregon
  • Hear from Representative John Lively about his interest in Safe Routes to School and why streets matter for all generations
  • Learn how you can help to make sure that every kid in Eugene has a safe route to school!
SRTS Town Hall
Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E 24th Ave.
Tuesday, December 6th
4:30-6 p.m.
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Box Top Collection
Don’t forget to save any Box Top coupons you may have on the products you purchase at the grocery store. Your student brought home a collection sheet where you can affix the coupon and return it to school. Each coupon is worth 10 cents! Thank you for paying attention to the Box Tops!

Appreciations
Thank you to the many families who contributed food and money for the Thanksgiving baskets to support 25 Edgewood families this year. The office was overflowing with the generosity of our community! Thank you.

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