March: “Move More in March!”
Wednesday, March 6th is our monthly Walk & Roll to School Day and we’re asking everyone to move more in March! Did you know that when kids get physical activity before class, they are more on task and fidget less? This is true for both girls and boys, and is especially helpful for children who have the most trouble paying attention.
So for this Walk & Roll to School Day, we encourage everyone to move their bodies before school so everyone arrives awake, alert and ready to focus! Try to walk, bike, carpool or use the bus to get to school. Students riding the bus and those carpooling can challenge themselves to 10 minutes of physical activity before school. If driving is your only option, help your child(ren) move by parking a ten minute walk from school and walking the rest of the way. It’ll wake up their brains and start them towards their 60 minutes of exercise for the day, and you’ll avoid parking lot traffic.
Join us at the Wildish Theatre as Annie Jr. takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals! Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. Filled with equal measures of pluck and positivity, this fun-filled stage production is presented by 58 elementary through high school aged actors, including current and former Edgewood students and an Edgewood dog!
Performances for Annie Jr. are March 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th at 7:00 p.m. and March 10th, 16th, and 17th at 2:00 p.m. at the Richard E. Wildish Theatre in Springfield, Oregon. Tickets are available online at rosechildrenstheatre.org and may be available on the day of the show at the box office.
The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-8 students on April 13th
The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-8 students is just around the corner on April 13th, 2019 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 and open to the public.
Students who wish to enter a project in the fair should sign up on our website by April 8th. Scholarships are available for any student with financial hardship who wants to register a project.
We have decided to CANCEL the Edgewood Rummage Sale that was scheduled for this weekend. It is looking like the winter weather and roads aren’t cooperating. We will keep everyone posted if it can be rescheduled to another date, but please spread the word to your Edgewood neighbors that the EDGEWOOD RUMMAGE SALE IS CANCELED! Thank you to everyone who offered to volunteer to make this happen. We will let you know if there is another opportunity to help!
Condolences and Support for Rhian
Our Edgewood Community is still reeling over the loss of our 4th/5th grade teacher, Rhian’s husband. We know that several families are wanting to find ways to convey condolences and to lend support. The office will collect cards and pass them along to her.
There is also a goFundme site set up to support Rhian and her kids during this trying time:
Rhian’s GoFund Me
OBOB Battle Week is here!
Congratulations to the 80 Edgewood readers competing this week in our OBOB Battle Week Competition. Battles will be after school Monday-Thursday in the 4/5 quads, with the Championship Battle at 9am on Friday in the gym. Parents are welcome and invited to watch any and all of these battles. Good luck! Let the Battles begin! Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost and Found
We will be bagging up all lost and found items today and tomorrow. Those bagged items will all be donated on the morning of Friday, February 15th. Please have your students check the bagged up lost and found for any items they might be missing as they will all be gone Friday morning.
February 22nd – March 3rd
It is our hope that Reading Olympics fundraising program will improve your child’s reading skills, and spark a passion for reading that will last a lifetime. The school goal is to raise $10,000, which goes directly into funding special programs in our school. Remember, every penny counts. Those small pledges add up!
Edgewood fundraising is an integral part of being able to continually provide the well-rounded programs that benefit all of our children at Edgewood Community Elementary School. Many of the programs that continue to make Edgewood a great place for elementary education would not exist without donations from generous parents like you.
Spark Joy for other families! Save your items for the Edgewood Rummage Sale on March 2nd.
So many people are obsessed with Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” that local second-hand shops are overrun with discarded items. But Edgewood could use those items!
Our second annual Rummage Sale is coming up on March 2nd! Please consider saving your unwanted items for our Edgewood rummage sale. All of the proceeds go to your school. We’ll be collecting items the last week of February. We’d love to have your donations of clothes racks to hang clothes during the rummage sale. Thank you for considering storing your items to help Edgewood!
Mark your calendars. Tell your friends, neighbors and colleagues that February 23rd at 2pm, they should have their kids, grand kids, nieces and nephews at The Rink Exchange to Try Hockey For Free!
This event is designed to provide boys and girls ages 4 to 9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your kids do not need any previous skating or hockey experience.