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!
Vote on a resolution to support the 4J Bond Measure tomorrow night at PTA meeting
The Edgewood PTA meets tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library. On the agenda is a vote on a resolution to support the 4J Bond Measure. Childcare is available for free in the cafeteria. Not a member? No problem! Anyone can come to a meeting. But this year we have many free memberships available, so just let us know you want to become a member!
Walk to school on Wednesday!
It’s bike, walk, ride and roll to school this month! For the next two Wednesdays in October—Oct. 17& 24—try creating a new habit.
Think about how you get to school, could you make other choices for a healthier environment and life?, could you interact with the school community while coming or going to school?, do you live close enough to walk?, would carpooling with neighbors save gasoline?
On the final Wednesday, October 24, we’ll tally school participation and distribute small prizes. Thank you for considering other ways of getting to school!
Interested in volunteering for Bike&Walk events at Edgewood? Contact Tanya Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POPCORN is back!
Popcorn FRIDAY starts up this week, but we need your help to make sure it happens every Friday! We need parent volunteers to help pop popcorn each week. Please let the office know if you are interested in helping or in learning more. Show up around 1:00 for a popcorn popping lesson. Thank you Edgewood PTA for buying a new, more efficient popcorn machine for the school. We look forward to a lot of popcorn Fridays!
Edgewood Shirt Orders
The attached order form should have come home for Edgewood shirts and hoodies. If interested, please be sure and include payment as well as size and color information by October 26.
Payments with credit cards can also be made at schoolpay.com.
Bike Rodeo! Tuesday, Oct 16th 3:15-4:45pm, Outside or in Gym/Cafeteria
Let’s celebrating biking! Edgewood, 4J Safe Routes to School and the YMCA are coming together to provide a fun way for our students to improve their biking skills and get excited about riding! Kids of all ages are welcome to ride through a bike skills course, blend smoothies with pedal power and play fun games to help them learn traffic safety. Bring your own bike or ride ours. Free!
To volunteer, contact Sarah Mazze at email@example.com or 541-516-0887.
Attention 4th and 5th grade girls: TRBO will be holding a free basketball clinic Wednesday October 24th from 6:30-7:30 (parent info meeting 7:00-7:30) at South Eugene HS! An opportunity to work with the High School Girls Basketball team and coaches!
Meet Don Brown, girls Varsity coach, and the South Girls Basketball team. We will be providing Information on winter teams and the South Girls program. Come with questions and hear about the program!
Play in the Rain Day: Saturday, November 10, 10 am-3 pm
Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Free outdoor activities for families including hayrides, nature crafts, hikes, campfire cookery, archery, and much more! Rain or shine! Sponsored by the Youth in Nature Partnership. Questions? Call (541) 222-9241 or visit www.youthinnature.org.
Thank you to everyone who has brought back their pledge envelopes!
So far we have raised……
(Our goal is $20,000 – if we reach our goal, kids get to vote on a costume for Mr. Moore! It has been done before!)
The top 3 classes that have the most participation will receive a popcorn/popsicle recess party
Currently in the lead we have……Ms. Sofie and in 2nd place we have a three way tie with Ms. Becky, Mrs. Krueger and Mr. Vanderbilt!
Pledges can be turned in through the end of the day on Friday, October 19. Thank you for helping your kids collect their pledges over the long weekend and turn in their envelopes!
NEW! After-School Strings Class! The Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO) is offering our 4th and 5th graders the opportunity to learn a stringed instrument! Classes are held here at Edgewood after school! Julia Frantz is a wonderful violinist and teacher and is excited to have your child in her strings class! We provide the book and the instrument to take home, and scholarships for any family that needs one. String Academy at Edgewood meets in the music room Tue/Thurs, 3:05-4:00 PM. Please check with the office for more information or register on line: http://esyorchestras.org/programs/string-academy-i/. Open the door to an enriching musical experience for your child, with benefits that can last a lifetime!