Friday, February 18

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus february 18

Edgewood Cheerleaders Placed 2nd at UCA Nationals
This past weekend the Edgewood Cheerleaders traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in their first National Competition!  The girls have worked very hard this year, and we are very proud of them!  Since October, they were able to win 1st place at Tustin Tiller Days, 1st place in the Southern CA Regional Competition, 2nd place in the CA State Competition, and 2nd at the National Competition.

Please click the link below and then type in Fairmont Private School to view their Youth Recreational Routine! 

Edgewood Open House
An Old-Fashion, Modern School 
Friday, February 25th, 2011
@ 6:00-8:00 pm
You are cordially invited to join us at Open House. 

Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest
The annual Edgewood Fun Run fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, May 20th.  This year, the Edgewood Campus Parent Association is excited to sponsor a Fun Run T-shirt design contest.  Students participating in the contest will have their designs submitted to the Parent Association.  Parent Association board members will choose the winning entry which will be printed on ALL the Fun Run t-shirts!

The due date to submit Fun Run T-shirt designs is Thursday, March 31st.  Budding artists will create their designs during their Art classes. If you are a junior high student and not enrolled in Art this trimester, see Mrs. DeVane concerning the guidelines for designing a Fun Run T-shirt. Mrs. DeVane will submit all completed designs to the Parent Association before the deadline.  

The theme for the design is "Fun Run."  If you would like to see your artwork displayed on this year's Fun Run t-shirts, get those artistic juices flowing to create a winning design! 

4th Grade to Mission San Juan Capistrano
The fourth grade toured Mission San Juan Capistrano and we learned why it is called the “Jewel” of all the missions. It is called the “Jewel” because it was the very first mission to be built and it is the only mission that still has its original structure. We were met by very enthusiastic docents who showed us all of the major rooms and sites at the mission. Some interesting things we saw were the church, which had walls made of gold imported from Italy, the start of an aqueduct that supplied water to thousands of acres, the barracks where the Spanish soldiers slept, and each student made their own adobe brick. After studying the mission system in California, it was wonderful to be able to visit one that is located to so close to us. 

Edgewood Parking Lot Reminders
1) Parents need to enter the church parking lot from Vanderlip ONLY. We want to have one way traffic in that parking lot. If they ask another person (grandparent, friend etc) to pick/drop off their child, they need to inform that person of the procedure
2) Parents need to slow down in all the parking lots.
3) No parking on the red curb.

A Golden Ticket
A Golden Ticket! That's what the students in Mrs. Kaneski's second grade class are trying to earn. Students are encouraged to show love, kindness and respect to their classmates and teachers.  Each time a student is recognized for showing this type of good character, they write their name on the back of a yellow ticket and drop it in the container. Every Thursday, a ticket is randomly drawn and that student is invited to a special 'date' with Mrs. Kaneski. Students may choose to have breakfast or lunch on Friday- just the 2 of us! My first student was Riley Bovee! Riley and I enjoyed a breakfast together on Friday morning- a memory that will keep me smiling all day!
♥ Thank you Riley ♥ 

Afterschool 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 Tuesday, March 1st. 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 

From Your Admissions Director
It's hard to imagine that this is my eighteenth year at the Edgewood campus. During these many years I have watched your children grow and develop into successful students who make me very proud. Each child is special to us here at the Edgewood campus. With parents on one side and the school on the other, students are guided towards a bright future. Their continuing success is dependent upon a challenging academic environment that is balanced by the attention and care of a dedicated faculty and staff. 

Here are some of the student accomplishment highlights: 
· Debate team wins First Place Award at MSDPD National 
   Championship in 2010 and top awards consistently in new OC
   Debate League.

· For 2009-2010, three junior high Academic Pentathlon teams 
   win 135 medals total, including Overall Team and Super 
   Quiz Team awards.

· 67% of students (4-8th) on the most recent Academic
   Honor Roll.

· Over 5,500 library books read so far this year through
   the Accelerated Reading program.

· Character building through Community Service and
   Character Counts programs.

· Yearly participation in Lee National Denim Day for Breast Cancer 
   Research ($1500 raised in 2011) and in CHOC Toy Drive (22 boxes of  toys collected).

· Active Student government (ASB), with officers attending
   Leadership Conference, managing the school's recycling
   program and Student Store.

· For 2009-2010, almost 200 pieces of art displayed in six art 
   contests, with 53 placement winners and five grand
   prize winners.

· Instrumental music provided for all fifth and sixth graders.
· Musical productions performed annually by each junior
   high grade level (6-8).

· Most outstanding junior high school in Orange County 
   Science and Engineering Fair for the past three years.

· First Place for Cheer Squad at UCA Southern CA Regional
   Competition, second place at State Championship, and 
   qualifying for the UCA Nationals.

· Tri-Way League sports participation: Boys football,
   basketball and soccer; Girls volleyball, basketball,
   and soccer.

The re-enrollment season has begun, and you should have received your re-enrollment pack by now. Every Edgewood student who re-enrolls for the 2011-2012 school year will receive the 2011/2012 Coupon Book which includes two Free-Dress Passes, two Homework Passes, one Free Lunch, and more. In addition, your student's name will be entered into a raffle for you to win a premium parking space for one month during the 2011/2012 school year. The winners of the monthly parking space raffle will be announced at 7:00 p.m. at Edgewood's upcoming Open House.

As a current family, we encourage you to take advantage of our priority registration period.  Much of our planning for the upcoming school year takes place in the spring.  Timely re-enrollment allows us the opportunity to plan and facilitate the best educational experience possible for our students. As you know, space is limited in several grade levels.  Returning your re-enrollment contract by the deadline of Friday, February 25, will secure your child's place for next year. 

If you have a family that you would like us to consider for enrollment, please stop by the admissions office for a new student packet.  First acceptances for 2011/2012 applicants will be mailed to students on our wait list during the first week of March. 

We understand that you have many options when choosing a school, and we thank you for your continued trust in allowing us to educate your child. 

Article contributor:  Sheryl Reynolds, Director of Admissions 

February/March Field Trips & Assemblies
Rochel Gamer Coleman Assembly
Tuesday, Feb. 22nd

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 


SCHOOL NEWS edgewood cheerleaders take second place at uca national competition

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

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd
ECPA - Rochel Gamer Coleman Assembly
9:00 am JK-2nd & 10:00 am 3rd-8th

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

Tuesday, March 1st
Move Up & Parent Visit Day

Wednesday, March 2nd
3rd Grade Musical 10:30 (for students) & 12:00 pm (for parents)

Friday, March 4th
Shortened Day - Early Dismissal
Used Uniform Sale 12-1 pm

Monday-Friday, March 7th-11th
Spirit Week

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus 

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