Welcome back, 5th graders and teachers!
Last week, 5th graders and their teachers were at Outdoor School at Camp Westwind on the coast. It may have been the wettest Outdoor School yet for Edgewood students but that didn’t stop them from learning about estuaries, tide pools, coastal forests and salmon. Welcome back to Edgewood! (Want to see some of the energy and hear a song from Outdoor School? Ali Megan posted one on our Facebook page from recess today!) Find the Facebook page from our Website: edgewoodpta.com—there is a link to the Facebook page on the right side.
Donations for Thanksgiving Boxes
Every year our Edgewood community comes together to create Thanksgiving meal boxes for 25-30 Edgewood families. Please consider donating items on our Thanksgiving grocery lists or making a cash donation to support this endeavor! More detailed information on how we could use your help will be coming out by email tomorrow.
**This is the last year that Meridith Turnbull will be our Edgewood Village Food Pantry coordinator as she will no longer have a student at Edgewood next year. If you are interested in that role and specifically interested in helping coordinate our Thanksgiving Boxes effort next year, please contact the office. This would be an excellent time to learn more as we are starting our collections this week. Edgewood Village is a huge help to many of our families; however, it can only be possible with the time and commitment of parent volunteers.
Save the Date – Harvest Lunch! November 15
Our annual Harvest Lunch will be on November 15. This is an opportunity for families to join their students for a special harvest lunch. More information will come home, but the general lunch schedule will look like this :
KG – 10:50
1st – 11:15
2nd – 11:50
3rd – 12:10
4/5 Evergreen – 12:30 (Rhian, Courtney, Mrs. Stiegeler)
4/5 Douglas Fir – 12:50 (Tina, Mr. Wines, Mrs. Krueger)
Volunteer at Harvest Lunch!
We are still looking for people that are interested in helping decorate, serve or clean up at Harvest Lunch. Please let the office know if you can help! You can work around the times when your kids eat, so that you can join them for this special lunch!
Edgewood Families walked, biked, bused and carpooled to school!
During the three Wednesdays that the Edgewood PTA promoted biking, walking, taking the bus or carpooling to school, 60 percent of the school participated in one of those alternative transportation options. Not only that, about one-third of Edgewood students walked to school those days! Thank you, families, for promoting healthy alternatives to getting to school!
Did you know kids need one whole hour of physical activity each day to stay healthy? Walking, biking and rolling to school helps!
Costume Policy on October 31
We know there is a lot of excitement to join Mr. Moore and wear costumes on October 31. It is ok for kids to wear their costume if they choose, but please make sure they are not too gory and scary for an elementary school! Also please no masks and no props. Props can be a huge distraction and also often get lost at school.
Lost and Found items will be donated at the end of October!
Lost a jacket or a lunchbox? Please come find it in our overflowing Lost and Found! We will be bagging up and donating all unclaimed items at the end of this month. That means this week!
Nov. 6 – Vision and Dental Screening for all students.
Nov. 8, 9 & 12: No School
Nov. 13-16: Share the Warmth Coat Drive (collect your old coats to donate!)
Nov. 15: Harvest Lunch
To the Parents of Lane County School Bus Riders
Lane County Public Works maintains more than 1,400 miles of roads from the coast to the mountains. Part of keeping our roads safe is removing plants and trees that grow too close to the road in the right-of-way. We remove most plants by hand or machine, but if there are areas where our machines can’t reach or it is too dangerous to have people in the roadway – like guardrails – we may use herbicides.
As part of our commitment to being a good neighbor, we want to make sure parents have a voice in potential herbicide use near school bus stops. You can enroll your child’s bus stop into the No Spray Area program by filling out a short form. Once enrolled, we will use GPS to ensure there is 200 feet between your child’s bus stop and any herbicide use by Lane County. Bus stops can be at your driveway or a road intersection. The No Spray Area program is only for Lane County residents not living within city limits. Please visit www.lanecounty.org/vegetation and follow the link for the No Spray Area application.
For more information, call 541-682-8521.
All Hallows’ Eugene
A Downtown Halloween Event on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 • 4-7 pm. Kids and adults alike will find a fun and spooky time with trick-or-treating at local business, pet and people costume contests, free family activities and more. Visit www.eugene-or.gov for more information.
Wet Recess Season! Dress for the weather!
We will have outdoor recess as often as possible, which means some recesses will be in the light rain, near mud and puddles. Please make sure that kids come to school prepared for this and it is helpful if they have a change of clothes in their backpacks in case they get wet.
We need plastic grocery bags for wet clothes!
The office could use clean plastic grocery bags for sending wet clothes home. Please bring them to the office if you are able to donate some. Thank you!