OSU Extension Saturday classes

lay_hdr_tagOSU Extension is having a free winter workshop series for youth aged 9 – 18. This will take place bi-monthly on Saturdays from Jan. – March. The workshops will cover topics including baking, gardening, food preservation, and fine arts, utilizing different professionals from throughout our county. It’s completely free, and youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate, but each workshop is capped at 20 youth.

OSU Extension will also have a Jr. Master Naturalist program, in which experts teach youth ages 9 – 14 about natural resources through science experiments, and fieldtrips to a variety of local public lands. This was previously only opened to homeschool youth, but we are expanding it to youth from all educational backgrounds. This program costs $20 for the year and includes a 4-H membership, but we offer full scholarships for all youth in need.

Contact Emily McDonald Williams at (541) 344-5043 ext. 3, or via emily.mcdonald-williams@oregonstate.edu.

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PTA meeting this Tuesday

Tuesday-240Just a reminder that the PTA meets this Tuesday, Dec. 13th. The PTA meetings are in the Edgewood library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

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Donations for winter Food Boxes

tin-can-528I wanted to send a reminder that we are collecting non-perishable food items to help us fill winter food boxes for 25-30 of our Edgewood families.  These boxes will be distributed at the end of next week and so we are taking donations until then….preferably by next Wednesday.  While we have received several food items already, we have quite a ways to go to be able to meet our goal.

These boxes are to help support families and kids who rely daily on our Edgewood cafeteria and the free and reduced meals it provides that will not be available during the 18 days of winter break.

Each box will have various, well-rounded items and staples that are kid and family-friendly, including produce and dairy.  Here is how you can help:

Do you have items already in your pantry that you could donate? Could you pick up a few extra items next time you are at the grocery store? What do your kids eat during the day that is easy for them to prepare? We are lucky to have 2 gracious parents committed to donating all produce, so we are looking for non-perishable items such as pastas, sauces, beans, canned vegetables, soups, cereal, peanut butter & jelly, fruit cups, granola bars, etc.  Cash donations are great too!  Because of storage issues this time of year, we will use these donations to purchase dairy and proteins.

No sign up is necessary!  Please bring into the office any non-perishable items or cash donations that you would like to donate to the food boxes.


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Edgewood closed Thursday, December 8 due to icy road conditions

icy-528Eugene 4J schools, including Edgewood, are closed today (Thursday, December 8) due to icy road conditions.

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Dine and Donate – Today and Tomorrow at Bill & Tim’s BBQ

bill-tims-logoEdgewood Dine and Donate is happening tonight and tomorrow (December 7 and 8) at Bill and Tim’s BBQ on 13th and Pearl. Click here for the flyer in case you need one.

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winter-528Brrrrrrrr…… The weather has definitely taken a turn for the cold. Please remember to have your kids dress appropriately for the weather each day. We try and send the students out for recess as much as possible so they can run around in the fresh air- this includes when it is cold and when there is a light rain. Today, several students came to the office looking to borrow coats and jackets, because they had not worn them to school. We hardly have any left to lend out anymore.

Missing a jacket? – Our lost and found is filled to brim. If your child is missing a jacket, please have them look for it there. When the weather is dry, we will also choose a few days to spread out the lost and found along the breezeway for kids to locate missing items.

The office needs long sleeves and pants! Along with the wet weather, we have kids coming in needing to change clothes from slipping in the mud or simply getting wet. Our supply of extras has dwindled significantly. If you have any pants, jackets or long sleeve shirts that your kids have outgrown, they can be donated to the office. We can definitely use them!

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Winter Weather: How to know when schools are closed


Winter Weather: How to know when schools are closed
Sign up now for snow day alert texts

When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. School districts decide early in the morning whether there is a need to change the school schedule or bus routes. These decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.

There are several ways to find out if there is a change on snowy or icy days: 

  • Text-message alerts via Twitter — to sign up, just text FOLLOW 4JWEATHER to 40404 
  • 4J website, www.4j.lane.edu 
  • KRVM 91.9 FM
  • Other radio and television news stations

If there is a school closure or other change, the school district will announce it before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.  

Parents of students who ride school buses that have alternate snow routes have been informed of what to do. Snow route information can be found on the district website at www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes

If school is in session, families are encouraged to consider road conditions in their areas and make their own decisions based on safety. Parents’ individual decisions about school attendance will be honored.

For more information, visit www.4j.lane.edu/weather

Días de mal clima en el invierno: Cómo saber si las escuelas estarán cerradas 
Inscríbase para obtener textos de alerta

Cuando hay mal tiempo en el invierno, las escuelas pueden cerrar o comenzar tarde y los autobúses pueden cambiar a las rutas de nieve. Los distritos escolares deciden temprano en la mañana si es necesario cambiar el horario escolar o las rutas de los autobuses. Estas decisiones son tomadas por el distrito entero y son las mismas para todas las escuelas de 4J.

Los padres de familia tienen varias formas de informarse si hay un cambio en las escuelas en los días cuando hay nieve o hielo:

  • Antes del mal tiempo, puede suscribirse a las mensajes de texto para avisos (en ingles) — enviar a 40404 un texto que dice FOLLOW 4JWEATHER 
  • Puede marcar el número de teléfono de emergencia en español, 541-790-7738 
  • Puede visitar el sitio web del distrito www.4j.lane.edu (en inglés) 
  • También, puede escuchar a la estación de radio KRVM-FM 91.9 (en inglés), o otras estaciones de radio y de televisión que también estarán anunciando si las escuelas están cerradas. 

El distrito escolar anunciará al público antes de las 6:30 a.m. si las escuelas estarán cerradas debido al clima o si los autobuses han sido activados para las rutas de nieve. El distrito no hará ningún anuncio al público si los horarios y rutas no son cambiados.

Los padres de los estudiantes que viajan en los buses que utilizan rutas de nieve han sido informados de lo que deben hacer. Información sobre las rutas de nieve se puede encontrar en el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes

Si las clases están en sesión, tome en cuenta la condición de las carreteras en su área para tomar una decisión dando prioridad a su seguridad. Respetaremos la decisión que tomen los padres de familia en cuanto a la asistencia a clases.

Para más información en inglés, visite el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/weather.

Source: Edgewood

Mark your calendar for another Dine and Donate!

On Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Thursday, Dec. 8th, Bill and Tim’s BBQ will donate a percentage of its food sales to Edgewood. Flyers will come home with your student this week. See you at Bill and Tim’s BBQ, 201 E. 13th Ave.

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PTA meets a week early this month

Just a reminder that the PTA meets on Tuesday, Dec. 13th instead of the regular third Tuesday of the month due to the busy holiday season. The PTA meetings are in the Edgewood library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

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Winter Break Food Boxes

ingredients-528Over Winter break, we would like to help support families with food boxes consisting of non-perishable items and items such as milk and eggs. More information will be coming soon as to how to help for this. Please let the office know, if your family could benefit from a food box over winter break.
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