Student Enrollment Planning

Will your child be returning to Edgewood next year? 

Forms have been sent home asking if your child is returning to Edgewood next year.  Please be sure and turn them in so that we can start planning our classes for next year.  It’s especially important to know if your child is NOT returning to Edgewood or NOT attending Spencer Butte.  The form is attached in case you are missing it.

Volunteer needed

Popcorn Coordinator needed for 2018-2019

Everyone loves Popcorn Wednesdays and we really appreciate Tracie Harness for being the popcorn coordinator these past couple of years.  It’s time to hand over the popcorn coordinator baton to another parent volunteer.  Please let us know if you are interested in being the popcorn coordinator next year. This does not mean that you would be popping popcorn each week!.  The popcorn coordinator helps recruit and train volunteers, creates a schedule and makes sure that there are enough supplies.  Popcorn money helps pay for field trips for the primary grades.

5th grader info

5th grade families – Save these end of the year dates!

May 1 and May 2 – 5th grade photos (details TBA as to which students will go on which day)

June 14th – 5th grade promotion breakfast  – details to come!

Musician Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul to visit Edgewood May 14

Songwriter and musician Ellis Paul will give three performances at Edgewood on Monday, May 14.  Ellis’ visit to the school covers so many aspects across the curriculum: music, writing (Woodie Guthrie), history (Ben Franklin, Chief Joseph, Nellie Bly, Rosa Parks),  science (Rachel Carson, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison), the arts (Martha Graham & Georgia O’Keeffe) and sports with Jackie Robinson. He has been was working on a song about Amelia Earhart and thinking about one for Obama and one for Muhammad Ali. His song, “The Hero In You,” is about Growth Mindset—a concept taught throughout Edgewood. These performances are brought to Edgewood by the PTA.

PTA Elections

PTA officer elections May 15

At the monthly PTA meeting, Tuesday May 15, PTA officers for next year will be voted in. Please submit your name for an officer position to Tanya any time before that meeting. All positions are open for new parents: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. We welcome new people and know that this work is essential to bringing great education to our students!

Parent Education Night

Help kids regulate their emotions—Parent Education Night May 10

The Edgewood PTA is hosting another Parent Education Night on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. with Edgewood’s counselor Rebecca Ledbetter. Rebecca will help parents understand their child’s feelings, help their child work through their feelings and help their child regulate their emotions. Childcare will be available for $3 a child with a YMCA staff member. Please notify Tanya if you need childcare.

New Shirts Available

Order your Edgewood Shirts with the NEW EDGEWOOD LOGO!  (See above)

We will be collecting shirt orders with the logo through next Monday, April 30th.  This will be the last shirt order of the year.  We have different styles and colors to choose from.  Please turn in your order form (attached) by Monday!  Please make sure to indicate Youth or Adult sizes.

PTA budget

PTA Budget for next school year decided May 8

The Edgewood PTA will hold its annual budget meeting Tuesday, May 8, in the Edgewood Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is the time of year where parents can help decide where school funds will go. Child care will be available in the cafeteria for free.

Edgewood Fun Night – Friday, April 20th

Edgewood Fun Night coming soon! Friday, April 20th

Our annual school carnival and silent auction features carnival games, beautiful raffle baskets, food trucks, snacks, wine wall, dunk tank and more!

How will families be asked to participate?

Classroom Carnival Booth:  Families will be asked to sign up for shifts setting up and decorating the carnival booths.  Get your tickets here!

Classroom Baskets:  Classrooms will be sponsoring a theme basket to be raffled at Edgewood Fun Night.  Families are asked to donate items to the basket. Donations of goods or cash/check for the theme basket will be collected Monday, April 9th through Wednesday, April 18th.

Silent Auction:  Edgewood Families with businesses are welcome to donate gift certificates or merchandise to be included in the silent auction. Donations can be taken to the school office, or contact edgewoodfunnight@gmail.com for more details.

Bookcycle:  Families can donate books to be sold for tickets at the event. Leftover books go to the school library, with the excess going to a local bookmobile.  A collection tub will be placed in front of the office on Monday, April 16th.

Freecycle:  Families donate clothes they no longer use and pick up items they could use for free!  Donated clothes can be dropped off ahead of time at the office on A

Additional ways to participate:  Planning and event volunteers are necessary to make this a memorable night for all –contact edgewoodfunnight@gmail.com if you would like more information about helping out!

 

Edgewood Families, please join your community in putting on this excellent experience for the children.

Sign up to volunteer  at http://signup.com/go/AjUFbxv) on @SignUpdotcom today!  Sign up sheets in the office as well.

Summer Camp Info

Learn about summer camps this weekend!

The Corridor Elementary School PTO is hosting a Summer Camp Fair to help families in Lane County learn about summer camp opportunities for their children. Nearly 30 organizations will be attending along with entertainment, food trucks and family activities. It is Saturday, April 14, from 11 am – 3 pm at Corridor Elementary School, 250 Silver Lane, Eugene.

Families can collect information on camp enrollment deadlines, times, programming, pricing, and scholarships. There will also be raffles to win free camps (four week-long camps) and free registrations for youth activities.