Edgewood Fun Night – Friday, April 20th

Edgewood Fun Night coming soon! Friday, April 20th

Our annual school carnival and silent auction features carnival games, beautiful raffle baskets, food trucks, snacks, wine wall, dunk tank and more!

How will families be asked to participate?

Classroom Carnival Booth:  Families will be asked to sign up for shifts setting up and decorating the carnival booths.  Get your tickets here!

Classroom Baskets:  Classrooms will be sponsoring a theme basket to be raffled at Edgewood Fun Night.  Families are asked to donate items to the basket. Donations of goods or cash/check for the theme basket will be collected Monday, April 9th through Wednesday, April 18th.

Silent Auction:  Edgewood Families with businesses are welcome to donate gift certificates or merchandise to be included in the silent auction. Donations can be taken to the school office, or contact edgewoodfunnight@gmail.com for more details.

Bookcycle:  Families can donate books to be sold for tickets at the event. Leftover books go to the school library, with the excess going to a local bookmobile.  A collection tub will be placed in front of the office on Monday, April 16th.

Freecycle:  Families donate clothes they no longer use and pick up items they could use for free!  Donated clothes can be dropped off ahead of time at the office on A

Additional ways to participate:  Planning and event volunteers are necessary to make this a memorable night for all –contact edgewoodfunnight@gmail.com if you would like more information about helping out!

 

Edgewood Families, please join your community in putting on this excellent experience for the children.

Sign up to volunteer  at http://signup.com/go/AjUFbxv) on @SignUpdotcom today!  Sign up sheets in the office as well.

Summer Camp Info

Learn about summer camps this weekend!

The Corridor Elementary School PTO is hosting a Summer Camp Fair to help families in Lane County learn about summer camp opportunities for their children. Nearly 30 organizations will be attending along with entertainment, food trucks and family activities. It is Saturday, April 14, from 11 am – 3 pm at Corridor Elementary School, 250 Silver Lane, Eugene.

Families can collect information on camp enrollment deadlines, times, programming, pricing, and scholarships. There will also be raffles to win free camps (four week-long camps) and free registrations for youth activities.

Lane County Dental

Spring Varnish Time – Monday, April 9th

 

Lane County Dental will be at Edgewood Apr 9th doing a varnish clinic.

If you previously signed the yellow permission form for the fall clinic, it is still valid and those students will be getting varnish on the 9th.

If you wish for your student to opt out of that, please let us know prior to that date. 

If you wish for your student to participate and you didn’t already sign a permission form, you can pick one up in the office, fill it out, and leave it there. 

Lourie, RN School Nurse

Golf & Tennis Afterschool

Golf & Tennis Afterschool At Edgewood Elementary Starts In April!!

 

All levels K-6th are welcome whether you are brand new, or you are trying to earn your next TGA color level. TGA brings the golf course and tennis court to you, making it convenient and affordable to learn and play golf or tennis right on your school campus in a fun and safe environment. All equipment is provided!  Financial aid is available!  Sign up today at www.playtga.com/soregon!  Tennis – Fridays 3:00-4:00pm, Golf – Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm.  Location:  Edgewood Playground/Field

Proposed School  Schedules for Next Year

Picture of a monthly calendarOur school district is moving to a consistent calendar and schedule for all schools in 2018–19 to better serve students, families, staff and our community. This discussion has been underway for more than a year. Details of the new schedule will be settled this spring, and the changes will be in place when school starts in the fall.

 

Currently each 4J school has a different calendar and schedule, with significant differences in how much instruction time is provided. Next year there will be consistent schedules for families and similar amounts of instruction time at different schools—an increase in learning time for most students in the district.

 

Starting this fall, all schools will have the same calendar of school days, no-school days and half-days, with only small differences between elementary schools and middle/high schools. Schools also will have consistent start and end times, and the same weekly early-release days, coordinated to provide equitable learning time and efficient student transportation.

 

To make this possible, every 4J school will have bell schedule adjustments. The proposed new schedule for Edgewood Community Elementary School is 7:55 am-2:35 pm Monday through Thursday, and 7:55 am-12:10 pm on Fridays, to provide time for school and teacher planning, collaboration and professional development. (Our current schedule is 8:35 am-2:45 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 8:35 am-1:45 pm on Wednesdays.)

 

The school board will discuss the proposed schedule on Wednesday, April 4, and will take action to approve the standard school schedule later this spring. 

 

We know changes in school schedules mean changes for your family schedules, and this can be challenging. We will share calendar and schedule changes with you as soon as possible, so you have time to plan ahead.

 

To learn more, review the draft schedule, and provide feedback, see http://www.4j.lane.edu/2018/03/standard-school-schedule-coming.

Summer Daycamps

Nearby Nature Summer Daycamps Open for Registration

If your kids enjoy exploring, biking, bug catching, treasure hunting, and other fun nature adventures, then they should participate in Nearby Nature’s outdoor summer daycamps! Nearby Nature’s camps are a unique medley of adventure, science, nature, art, play, and gardening. Most take place in Alton Baker Park, in the group’s unique Learnscape Gardens. Daycamps run from June 18-August 31, last one week each, and serve kids from three to 13 years old. Half and full day options are available and enrollment is limited to 12 children per camp. Scholarships are available! For registration as well as scholarship information, see http://www.nearbynature.org/programs/daycamps or call 541-687-9699.

Nearby Nature Summer Daycamps Open for Registration:

If your kids enjoy exploring, biking, bug catching, treasure hunting, and other fun nature adventures, then they should participate in Nearby Nature’s outdoor summer daycamps! Nearby Nature’s camps are a unique medley of adventure, science, nature, art, play, and gardening. Most take place in Alton Baker Park, in the group’s unique Learnscape Gardens. Daycamps run from June 18-August 31, last one week each, and serve kids from three to 13 years old. Half and full day options are available and enrollment is limited to 12 children per camp. Scholarships are available! For registration as well as scholarship information, see  http://www.nearbynature.org/programs/daycamps or call 541-687-9699.

Edgewood OBOB at regionals

Edgewood OBOB at regionals
The Edgewood OBOB team competed this weekend at the regional OBOB competition along with 55 of the area’s best teams. We are so very proud of them! They battled tough questions and even successfully challenged a question – all while having fun! 

It has been an amazing season and we look forward to new books, new teams, and new battles next year!  We hope that you will join us (or Spencer Butte’s program) next year!

U of O K-5 Science Fair

U of O K-5 Science Fair

The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-5 students is just around the corner on March 10th, 2018 from 11am-3pm.  The UO Science Fair features not only great original science projects by area students, but also many hands on outreach activities. The event is free an open to the public. 

 Students who wish to enter a project in the fair should sign up on our website by March 7th. Scholarships are available for any student with financial hardship who wants to register a project.

Eugene Children’s Film Festival

Students, show your creative side!

Students are invited to submit a video for the 2018 Eugene Children’s Film Festival, May 19 at the Wildish Community Theater. Deadline for submissions is May 9. There is no entry fee. Any genre is accepted: documentary, narrative shorts, school projects, commercials, action and sport. For more information, visit www.eugenefilm.org.