All Comers Track Meet

TrackTown Youth League has meet for all-comers May 22

The TrackTown Youth League is a series of 15 FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 7-14.  Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbo javelin.  No prior track & field experience is needed! Top finishers will advance to a championship meet at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon held in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships!

 The meet in Eugene is Tuesday, May 22, at Churchill High School and check-in is from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. To Register: http://www.tracktownyouthleague.com/meets

Oregon Battle of the Books

Come find out about OBOB next week!

Curious about OBOB? Please join us for an informational meeting about next year’s OBOB program on Wednesday May 30 from 1:45-2:15 in the library. This meeting is intended for current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders (next year’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) who are NEW to Obob. Come meet the coaches, see a practice mini-battle, and find out more about Obob. Questions: edgewoodobob@gmail.com.

PTA Information

PTA meeting tomorrow night

At the monthly PTA meeting, tomorrow, Tuesday May 15, PTA officers for next year will be voted in and the budget will be finalized. The meeting is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library. Childcare is available in the cafeteria and free to parents, thanks to the PTA.

 

PTA set to fund furniture needs, upgrade to outdated technology

At the budget meeting last week, PTA members agreed to spend about $27,000 to upgrade severely outdated technology (for example, projectors that project images too small for kids in the back to see and computers as old as 2005) and furniture needs, such as kindergarten chairs and desks for a new kinder class next year and broken chairs that teachers are making due with. The money is available through a special fund that was set up when Evergreen Elementary and Edgewood Elementary merged. This proposal will be discussed at the May meeting and voted on at the June meeting—Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library.

 

No thanks, we don’t need any more PTA volunteers!

JUST KIDDING! We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities, including Movie Night Coordinator, Popcorn Coordinator, Social Media Editor and Newsletter Editor, that need to be filled for next year. These things won’t happen next year without volunteers! If we all donated an hour a month, what a difference it would make! Let Tanya know if you are willing to help!

E-waste recycling

Recycle your Electronic waste this week at Edgewood!

The Electronic Waste Recycling barrels are here this week located in the hall way between the gym and cafeteria.  Please bring your old computers, microwaves, lamps, cell phones……anything with a chord or that takes batteries! http://www.partnersforsustainableschools.org/ewaste1/

Field Day!

Field Day is on June 12!

More details are coming soon, but please mark your calendars for field day on June 12.  We will be asking for a lot of volunteers on this fun-filled day.  K-2 will have field day in the morning and 3rd-5th will be in the afternoon (times TBA).

June 15th, Last Day of School

Last Day of School – June 15th –  Half day  (11:45/buses 11:35)

It’s hard to believe that we only have one month of school left!  Our last day is on June 15th.  It is a half day ending at 11:45.  Buses will be picking up students at 11:35.

Enrolling Kindergarten

Enrolling Kindergarten Families Now!

We are accepting Kindergarten enrollment now.  It is so helpful for us to keep track of our numbers for the fall if the enrollment forms are turned in before summer starts. 

Youth Track Meet

TrackTown Youth League meet for all-comers May 22

The TrackTown Youth League is a series of 15 FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 7-14.  Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbo javelin.  No prior track & field experience is needed! Top finishers will advance to a championship meet at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon held in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships!

 The meet in Eugene is Tuesday, May 22, at Churchill High School and check-in is from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. To Register: http://www.tracktownyouthleague.com/meets

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Nearby Nature

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. For registration as well as scholarship information, see http://www.nearbynature.org/programs/daycamps or call 541-687-9699.

 

Whole Earth Nature School

Whole Earth Nature School offers your kids a chance to get outside this summer and have an epic adventure while learning real outdoor skills. Our expert staff and excellent one to six staff/student ratio ensure that our instructors are engaged with getting to know every camper personally. Campers will grow in their confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature. Each camp has a unique theme and no two camps are ever exactly alike. Scholarships are available. Spaces will fill quickly.

View the camp schedule and register online at NatureCamps.org

OCC Summer Camps

Are you interested in music? Register for summer camps at www.oregonchildrenschoir.com. For the K-5th-graders, there is an OCC/RCT Collaboration Camp with Wayne Strong from Aug 13-17 9am-1pm at 1376 Olive St.

South Eugene Soccer Camp

At South Eugene High School Soccer Camp, your child (for students entering grades 1-9) will enjoy all the high school soccer team players as counselors, learn from their years of experience, and have a lot of fun improving his or her skills and confidence!  Kids are grouped by the grade they’re entering in the fall, so they’ll see some old friends and meet new ones! Each soccer player receives free soccer ball. Camp held at YMCA field/SEHS turf and grass fields. Monday – Thursday, June 18-21, 9am-2pm$130 for first kid $110 for siblings $65 for free/reduced. Register Online at: eugeneYMCA.org  starting 4/26.

Volleyball camp

University of Oregon Volleyball is pleased to offer a variety of volleyball camp options this summer. This includes our Youth Camp which is designed for elementary and junior high students (beginning and intermediate level). All Youth Camp participants receive a volleyball and a Duck t-shirt. Youth Camp will be held on three nights in July (7/9 – 7/11) from 6:30-8:30pm at Matt Knight Arena.

Registration is available at duckvolleyballcamps.com. Questions – email: rbeick@uoregon.edu

Save All Summer with 1PASS!

1PASS combines accessible transportation with free admission to kid-friendly attractions — pools, museums, mini golf and more — all for one low price.  https://willamalane.org/1pass/

Lost items deadline

Lost and Found – Unclaimed items donated May 11

Our lost and found is once again getting out of hand.  We will be bagging up and donating all unclaimed items on May 11.  If you are missing a jacket, hoodie, hat, lunch box….please come and reclaim them from the lost and found before they get donated.