Hand-in-Hand Parenting

Hand-in-Hand Parenting resources

In case you missed the Hand-in-Hand Parenting education night last week, Ron Meiners left us with some great information to pass along. The Hand-in-Hand Parenting philosophy, based on experiential research, shows that stress interferes with a child’s connection with his or her parent and that leads to off-track behavior, including meltdowns, picky eating and defiance. This stress can be healed through play listening, stay listening, special time and setting limits. For more information, check out the Website at www.handinhandparenting.org and listen to a podcast at www.handinhandparenting.org/podcast/

Winter Food Box drive

Winter Food Box and Toiletries Drive – Accepting Donations now!

Our Winter Food Box drive is in full swing.  Our goal is to provide food boxes for more than 20 Edgewood families to help cover general food needs during the winter break .  Each box will have various well-rounded items and staples.  We are looking for donations of non-perishable items such as pastas, sauces, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, fruit cups, granola bars etc.  Cash donations are great too!  We will be purchasing dairy and proteins with the donations.  Bring any non-perishable donations to the office for the food boxes.  Please let us know if your family can benefit from receiving one of these boxes this year.

Toiletries can also be dropped off in the bin outside the front office to be included in the food boxes. 

Please bring all donations in by Wednesday, December 19.

If you are interested in helping out with the Food Boxes, we are looking for volunteers on the afternoon of Thursday, December 20th  and the morning and afternoon of Friday, December 21st.

December Community Equity Forum

You’re Invited….

The December Community Equity Forum is titled “The Saga of racism and resistance -Stories from the Black Pioneers of Eugene & Springfield Schools.” This free event is Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Eugene School District 4J District Office Auditorium, 200 North Monroe St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Interpretation will be offered for Spanish & ASL.

Edgewood Village Update

Our Thanksgiving boxes were a huge success!  Thank you to EVERYONE who contributed food, money and time.  It made a huge difference!  We will be sending information on how to help with our winter break food box drive soon!

We are looking for a team of people that would be interested in helping run our Edgewood Village food pantry next year.  Currently, Meridith Turnbull is our coordinator and helps out with the pantry year round  as well as the Thanksgiving boxes and Winter Break Food Boxes.  This is her last year at Edgewood, so in order to keep this wonderful resource available to families, we will need a new coordinator (or team of coordinators).  Please let the office know if you are interested and we will meet soon to plan out what Edgewood Village will look like in the future.

Auction help needed

Our awesome auction needs help!

Every year at Fun Night, Edgewood PTA hosts a silent auction with hundreds of items available for bidding. There are always gift cards, spa baskets, a kid’s bike, jewelry and handmade items. This event would not be possible without volunteer support and planning starts NOW! Please email Amy Phillips if you can help in any way: sending out the letter to businesses, collecting items, calling businesses and seeking new donations are all possible ways to help! Email Amy at amylrphillips@gmail.com.

Parent Education Night rescheduled

Parent Education Night rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4

Our Hand-in-Hand Parent Education Night has been moved to Tuesday, Dec. 4th in the Edgewood Library. This great opportunity has been moved from Thursday, Nov. 29th. Ron Meiners will give us the particulars about hand-in-hand parenting and helping with parenting difficulties. Child care will be available by the Y for $3 a child.

Thanksgiving Boxes

Donations for Thanksgiving Boxes – We need Turkeys……and more!
Every year, our Edgewood community comes together to create Thanksgiving meal boxes for some of our Edgewood families.  This year we will try to put together close to 30 boxes!  Please consider donating items on our Thanksgiving grocery lists (see attached) or making a cash donation to support this endeavor.

We are especially in need of turkey donations, but there are several other items missing as well.  We have sign-up sheets in a binder in the office, or you can just let me know how you would like to contribute via email or phone.   

Non-Perishable items can be brought to the office anytime next week. Perishable items (turkey, ham,  milk, butter, cool whip etc.) should be delivered to the kitchen no sooner than Friday, November 16 or Monday November 19 due to lack of space in the kitchen. We will be distributing the boxes to families on Tuesday, November 20th.

If you would like to help put together the food boxes and/or distribute them, please contact the office. We are looking for volunteers on Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon.

OBOB Friday 16th

OBOB meeting this Friday!

Reminder: The next OBOB meeting is this Friday, November 16 in the music room. At this meeting, we will be forming teams and mock-battling The Infinity Year of Avalon JamesUgly, and When the Sea Turned to Silver. Edgewood is proud of its enthusiastic 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade readers. We have a new record number of students participating in OBOB this year! Questions – contact edgewoodobob@gmail.com.


Picture Retake and Make up Day

– Friday, November 16

Friday, November 16th, Northwest Exposures Photography will be offering retakes for families less than completely satisfied with school portraits of their children. They will also be photographing make up sessions for children who are new to the school since photo day, or who were absent on the photo days.


For Picture retakes:  Please return the entire set of photos, keeping your class photo, to the office before 9am Friday, November 16th.  

For Makeups (new students or students absent on picture day): Please get an order form from the office and return it to the office before 9am November 16th or let Tanya in the office know your child was absent and will need to be photographed.

If you just forgot to order and your child was present during the photo days: Contact Northwest Exposures Photography to make arrangements for prints.


Prints from the retake / makeup session will be delivered to the school before Thanksgiving. Questions? Contact: judi@northwestexposures.com or 541.654.1921.



Wrestling opportunity open for Edgewood students

Area wrestling coaches organized a youth wrestling league for Eugene area schools and this is our second season.
*Wrestling is open to boys and girls from grades K-8.  It’s a great way to build strength, coordination, work ethic, self-confidence, and self-defense skills.
*Practices are Mondays/Wednesdays in the South Eugene High School wrestling room from 6:15-7:15 pm starting November 12 and going through the first week of January.
*The cost to participate is $65, which includes a t-shirt– competition entries are $5 each and are optional. 
*We can work on a sliding scale with families where cost is an issue.

The league is oriented towards first- and second-year wrestlers, and competition is organized by age and weight class. This is a great environment for beginners!

More information is available at https://www.orwayvalleywrestling.org or on facebook: ORWAY South Valley Region