Edgewood PTA meeting next week!

Edgewood’s PTA meeting for this month has been moved from Nov. 21 to Nov. 14 due to the no-school days around Thanksgiving. The Edgewood PTA will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library on Tuesday, Nov. 14th. Childcare is free in the Edgewood cafeteria!

4J Parent Leaders Network

4J Parent Leaders Network meetings all year

The 4J Parent Leaders Network is an a volunteer network connecting parent organization leaders for mutual support. We share resources, ideas, and best practices to support the involvement of parents and families in the education of their children.

Our meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will take place at the District Office at 200 North Monroe Street Take away tools will be provided.

Monday, October 30, 2017 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, January 29, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, April 30, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Each meeting will include a 40-minute training topic and a 20-minute information presentation from Eugene School District 4J Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Elementary Director Brooke Wagner, and Secondary Director BJ Blake.

Meetings are convened by Heather Sielicki (parent volunteer) with support from Josh Reckord (retired educator). Join our email list for updates, meeting agendas and reminders.  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/4jparentleadersnetwork 

Help with School Directory

Data entry help needed with School Directory!

We are in the midst of putting together the student directory, but could use a few volunteers who are willing to help with data entry at home.  It is an easy task, but time consuming for one person, so it’s ideal to share the load  and  it is a great way to support the school while working from home.  Please let the office know if you are interested!  We would like to get the directories out before the holidays.

Movie Night Information

Edgewood Family Movie Night Details:  
Friday, October 27 6 PM — We have two separate movies showing:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Peanuts Movie

This is a PTA sponsored event, no staff supervision is available.  
No drop-offs, please.
Snacks can be brought or purchased at the event – cost of snacks ranges from .50-$1/item, cash only, please.
Gym mats are available, feel free to bring blankets and pillows.
Parents, if you bring camp chairs, please set up in the rear of the  room.

Suggested door donation to benefit the
Edgewood Village Snack Pack Program:
Needed single-serve food items are

  • juice boxes
  • shelf-stable milks
  • cups of fruit/applesauce
  • granola bars
  • beefaroni or spaghettios
  • packets of instant oatmeal
  • cereal bars
  • pudding cups
  • fruit snacks or strips 

PTA Meeting

PTA meeting tomorrow night

The Edgewood PTA meets tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 17, in the Edgewood library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Childcare is available for free in the cafeteria. All are welcome!

At the meeting, participants will hear the principal’s report, a teacher’s report and our treasurer’s report. Our bookkeeping is now online where you can appreciate all the good amenities and resources you have enabled over the years: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mQ45xD88iuVoGxWIAA63VdwuYCXwR2RpqeblfpmtH50/edit?usp=sharing

Learn more by attending PTA meetings!

Boxtops

Edgewood is kicking off this year’s Big Box Tops Challenge—we are hoping to collect 10,000 Box Tops, which is 2,000 more than last year! Your student brought home information about this year’s challenge and a collection sheet on the back. Each sheet holds 25 Box Tops. You can glue your Box Tops right to the sheet, or just put them in a baggie or envelope. Just please make sure your student’s name, and classroom is written on the sheets, baggies, or envelopes.

Keep an eye out for “Bonus Box Tops.” Safeway, Costco and other stores sometimes run specials where you can sign up for bonus Box Tops. Please let us submit the bonus Box Tops code numbers, that way we can be sure your child’s classroom gets credit for the submission. Please submit any “Bonus Box Tops,” in a separate envelope please do not attach them to the collection sheets. We will send out regular updates on how we are doing throughout the Challenge. Thank you!

Help with Edgewood’s Snack Pack Program

The Edgewood Village Snack Pack Program offers a supply of meals and snacks for around 20 children over their weekends and extended breaks, free of charge. Bags are distributed on the last school day before the weekend or break by parent volunteers.  This program can use volunteers to assist with weekend distribution, food drives, and packing and sorting bags.  If you are interested, please sign up at http://signup.com/go/mkvhzGC, and email gayle.lb.sawyer@gmail.com for details.

Fun Run Follow-up

Turn in those Fun Run Envelopes!

This is the final week to turn in the Fun Run envelopes! Please collect your student’s pledges and return the envelope and donations by Friday, Oct. 20. We are FAR from our $20,000 goal so let’s make sure this is the week the fundraising skyrockets!

Latest Fun Run Fundraising Stats!
So far……
….we have raised $4536.90. (last year at this time we had raised over $8,000)
…. only 19% of envelopes have been turned in
…. The top three classes so far in participation are Tina, Beth and Mr. Wines! A lot can change this week! Please help your students remember their envelopes!

Thank you to everyone who has brought in their Fun Run envelope! Please contact the office if you need to know how many laps your child ran on Fun Run day.

Appreciations

Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who helped with Fun Run. Katie Drummond, Gayle Sawyer, Erin Ralston and so many other volunteers pulled together to make this a fabulous event. The students ran their hearts out! Check out the fundraising thermometer outside of the school office to keep track of how much is raised for Edgewood.

Curriculum night Thursday, Oct. 19th

Our school-sponsored curriculum night is on Thursday, October 19th. Curriculum night starts at 6 p.m. for all families in the gym and then there will be two sessions in the classroom that families can attend.  Teachers will repeat the same information during each session, so parents can visit multiple classrooms.  The format will be:

6:00-6:20 – All families in the gym

6:25- 6:45 – Classroom Session 1

6:50-7:10 – Classroom Session 2

 

Register for childcare by Wednesday, Oct. 18, with Tanya Bunson at bunson_t@4j.lane.edu or (541) 790-8700. Childcare is limited to 30 students. Cost: $3 a child.