Friday, February 11

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus february 11


Debate Results
On Saturday, the Orange County Debate League hosted its second annual Winter Classic debate tournament right here at Edgewood, and I'm pleased to announce that the Eagles took home first place tournament award!  The tournament award goes to the school with the highest win percentage. 

This was a very important event for us because it marked the first time in our four years of competitive debating that we've hosted here;  It was nice to earn first place at home.  The campus looked great, and it was a wonderful setting for a tournament.  Seven schools were present, representing thirty teams and nearly ninety students!  Check out the OCDL website for complete results.

As you all know, I head the debate program here at Fairmont, but two other people do most of the work that goes into each OCDL tournament.  Miss Frasier is the assistant coach for the Edgewood team, and she also serves as the Director of Operations for the OCDL.  Miss Miller supports the team as well, and she serves as the web administrator for the league.  The Orange County Debate League wouldn't be possible without the tireless efforts of these two dedicated individuals.  

Please see below for individual Edgewood scores and be sure to congratulate our debate team for their first place victory.  We hope to see you all next month (Sunday, March 27th) at our last regular tournament of the year at Serra Catholic School in Rancho Santa Margarita!

-Mr. Hughes

Speaker Awards (given out to the top 30 speakers)
25th place  . . . Amanda C.
23rd place . . . Isabel R.
17th place . . . Lam N.
16th place . . . Liam M.
13th place . . . Francisco B. 
12th place . . . Sonali N.
10th place . . . Nick F.
9th place . . . Kieran M.

Team Awards (given out to the top 12 teams)
9th place . .Team MCF: Amanda M., Amanda C., Nick F.
7th place . .Team QGP: Natalie Q., Rabka G., Austin P.  
5th place . .Team RME: Isabel R., Isaac M., Sophie E.
4th place . .Team MRB: Liam M., Alison R., Francisco B.
2nd place . Team NMN: Sonali N., Kieran M., Lam N.

School Awards
1st place Tournament Award .  .  .  Edgewood
2nd place Overall School Award . . . Edgewood

After School Supervision Improvements
Dear Edgewood Parents/Guardians,

A few months ago we asked our teachers to contact you to see how the school year is going. Thank you for the feedback that you gave to the teachers. It has provided us with valuable information that is being used to refine what we do here at the Edgewood campus. 

A number of parents mentioned safety during the after-school extended day program as an area of concern. There are a large number of students out on the yard each day between 2:30 and 3:45 p.m. Our staff supervises each area of the yard during this time, but the sheer volume of students makes effective supervision a challenge.

In order to address this situation, we will implement some changes to the after-school program beginning Wednesday, February 16th. We believe that these changes will provide a more positive environment for our students.  Our teachers and extended day staff will be involved in putting the new guidelines into action. 

We understand that change can sometimes be confusing, and so we will have a "help" table set-up outside of the main office. A staff member will be there to answer your questions and to help you determine where your child may be picked up. Car loading procedures are NOT affected by these changes. The new guidelines apply to the students who are on the yard but will not affect  the students who report to car loading immediately after school.

I thank you in advance for your support of the changes and trust that by working together we can make Edgewood an even better place for all children.


Doyle Smiens
Director of the Edgewood Campus 

Parent Association Meeting
Edgewood Campus Parent Association Meeting
Monday, February 14th
@ 8:30 am
Allison Hall, Room 110

Special Guest Speaker:
Mr. David Jackson, President of Fairmont Private Schools

Mr. Jackson will hold a presentation on the current state of education in California and will include statistical information from California's Department of Education.

February/March Field Trips & Assemblies
4th Grade to Honda Center
Thursday, Feb. 24th

Preschool visits with Mobile Tide Pools
Thursday, March 3rd

Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten visit with Star Lab from the Discovery Science Center
Friday, March 18th

2nd Grade to Aquarium of the Pacific
Friday, March 18th

7th Grade to The Museum of Tolerance
Monday, March 21st

3rd Grade to Irvine Outdoor Education Center
Friday, March 25th

1st Grade to Ocean Institute
Monday, March 28th

Edgewood's Sports Corner
Wednesday, Feb. 16th
DSL BB vs. Heritage Oak
Girls at 3:00 & Boys at 4:00 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd
JH Soccer vs. Heritage Oak
Girls at 2:30 & Boys at 3:45 pm

Monday, Feb. 28th
DSL BB @ McDowell
Girls play at 3:00 & Boys play at 4:00 pm


SNACK TIME red velvet cake balls

Monday, Feb. 14th
Happy Valentine's Day
Parent Association Meeting at 8:30 am

Friday, Feb. 18th
BOX TOPS are Due

Monday, Feb. 21st
Presidents' Day - No School

Wednesday, Feb. 23rd
Junior High Science Fair 8:00-12:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 24th
Junior High Science Fair Open House
4th Grade to Honda Center 9:45-1:00 pm

Friday, Feb. 25th
Open House 6:00-8:00 pm, No School
Book Fair Begins

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus 

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