In these fun and active classes kids will stretch and energize their bodies and their minds through individual and group poses, mindfulness games and creative relaxation techniques. Packed with playfulness, positivity and fun, these classes give kids the tools they need to manage their behaviors to lead happier, healthier and more peaceful lives. Winter session runs Fridays after school in the library from Jan 27th – March 24th. Cost is $84. Register online at www.yogaplaygrounds.net.
Open all day during no school days and when the school district closes due to weather, Fidgets2Widgets is the perfect solution for parents who find themselves without their normal afterschool care. Learn more at Fidgets2Widgets.com.
Please note that the Edgewood PTA has a new Website address-easier to remember and less costly than the digital PTO site. It is http://edgewoodpta.com.
Welcome back to school! We hope everyone had a lovely break and you arrived safely at school today. We hope you are ready to help make the rest of the Edgewood school year a huge success. We will keep you updated on all of our needs for the remainder of the year. Consider making it a resolution to participate in at least one activity this year. We can use volunteers with all of our projects — our next one is the Reading Olympics!
Wow! We have 75 Edgewood students – on 17 teams – participating in OBOB this year! Our next OBOB meeting is January 11th from 1:45-2:45pm in the library. All interested students should now be on a team. At this meeting, we will mock battle all books and prepare for February’s Battle Week!
On Wednesday mornings, get more OBOB battle practice! Join us in the Edgewood library for mock OBOB battles from 8:10-8:25am every Wednesday until Battle Week. Drop in on your way to class.
There is interest among the staff in starting an after-school homework club. If you are interested in taking the role of parent-in-charge of this project, please let Tanya (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sally Krueger (email@example.com) know .
Our lost and found is always ridiculously full. We are hoping to find one or two parent volunteers who would be willing to periodically choose non-rainy days throughout the year to spread the lost and found items out more visibly along the Breezeway fence at drop off.
Nearby Nature offers day programs this winter during no-school days. They are:
- Creepy Crawlers: January 16
- Turn over logs, search under leaves, discover who is scurrying, wiggling, and crawling on the forest floor. Make a model insect, play bug bingo and learn what it takes to survive as a creepy crawler.
- Nature’s Busy Builders: February 3
- Make a bird nest and a fairy fort or gnome home in the forest. Go on an animal homes scavenger hunt and create your own fort from our nature’s builders super blocks!
- Birding Blitz! February 20
- Discover who’s zipping, zooming, and looming in the park. Practice beak techniques and check out our talon collection. Go on a bird watching walk and make tasty bird seed treat.
All programs: Ages 6-9, 8:30 am to 3 pm, Rain or shine! Alton Baker Park, $40/members, $45/non-members. Register at (541) 687-9699 ext. 2 or http://www.nearbynature.org/registration-scholarship-forms/no-school-day.
New Semester of Coyote Kids! Enrichment Program Begins Soon!
Your child will explore skills in bushcraft, naturalist skills, nature hikes and cooperative awareness games-children work together in small groups gaining knowledge of plants, mammals, tracking, birds, and survival, as well as increasing their overall nature awareness. All of this right at your school and nearby green spaces!
Spring 2017 Coyote Kids! begins the second week of February
- Grade: 1st-5th grades
- When: Once a week every Thursday at your school
- Time: As soon as school lets out for the following two hours!
For more info and to Register: http://CoyoteKids.net
Cost: Four monthly payments of $69.25. Scholarships are available!
Welcome back Edgewood families. This morning’s commute for sure will be difficult for some and I encourage you to leave with plenty of time to spare. Our drop-off driveway is still heavy with packed snow and ice so we are closing it to through traffic. It is important that you drive and drop this morning without parking or driving down in our drop-off loop. Parked cars will make it even more difficult for any cars that have failed traction. I hope all of our families will make good decisions based on your location, whether to travel into school today. We look forward to having the students back and we are ready to begin the 2017 year together.