Friday, March 25

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus march 25

Fun Run Donation Information 
This year's Fun Run will take place on Friday, May 20th, 2011.

The Edgewood Campus Parent Association (ECPA) is selling "Fun Run" T-Shirts as an added Fundraiser. The cost of each T-Shirt is $12, and the profit made from the T-Shirt sales will be used to purchase educational materials for the classrooms and to support the Teacher Appreciation efforts of the ECPA.

The steps to participating in the Fun Run Sponsorship are as follows:
1. The winning design (created by an Edgewood student and chosen by a Parent Association committee) will be on the front of the T-shirt.
2. The names of the Fun Run Sponsorss (your company/Family name) will be listed on the back of the T-shirt. (Donation Form is attached)

Once the winning design is chosen by the end of March, the Fun Run T-shirts will be produced and go on sale soon after. This year's Fun Run monies will be made by:

1. Purchasing the Fun Run T-Shirt(s).
2. Donating money through the Family and Corporate Sponsor Donation.*
3. Pledging per lap ran by student.*

Thank you in advance for your support,
ECPA Board Members

Celebrate Me Days are here in 2nd Grade, Ms. Escutia's Class 
Celebrate "Me" days have started in Ms. Escutia's second grade class. This is Ms. Escutia's 4th year having this special event for her second grade students. So you might be thinking, "What is a Celebrate Me day?" This day is a day in which a child in Ms. Escutia's students each has a special day in which they receive special privileges. Here are some of the special things they receive: 
He/she will get to eat lunch with Ms. Escutia. 
They will get to plan the day with Ms. Escutia.
They will get to share about something important to them for 20 minutes (i.e. photographs, trophies, medals, a video of them, a sports uniform, their favorite picture book ect.)
They get to wear a "CELEBRATE ME CROWN"
They get a free homework pass.
They get to sit next to the friend of their choice in the room. 
They get the special chair and stuffed animals to read after their work is completed the whole day.
This day is one of the best days in second grade for Ms. Escutia's students and one they remember most. 

Book Drive
Kids READ! has collected over 100 books at Edgewood and we hope to collect many more by March 31st.  The books will go to schools, libraries and literacy programs throughout Orange County.  Contact me at  for any questions. 

Thank you for your contributions!
Megan Mettler

Persian New Year in 4th Grade
Aide Shoma Mabarak! 
Happy New Year!  Miss del Carmen's 4th graders were able to learn about Persian New Year on Tuesday.  Nadia Akbari told the students about traditions and celebrations done during the first day of spring each year.  The students also enjoyed tasting Persian sweets and decorating eggs while they learned about the seven "S's," which are different symbols that represent prosperity, rebirth, love, and affluence for the new year.  One of the most interesting topics Nadia presented was the tradition of jumping over fire.  She explained, "It is meant to give up all the bad things (sickness, weakness, etc.) of the prior year to the burning power of fire and getting good things (health and wealth) for the upcoming new year in return."  

WASC Visit to Edgewood
On March 16th the Edgewood campus participated in the WASC On-Site Mid-Term Review.  Three years ago our school was given a six year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  This accreditation included a mid-term progress evaluation.  The visiting committee found that at this time we had met most of the goals included in our four action plans-Support for Academic Enrichment and Remediation, Improvement of Technology to Support Academics, Ongoing Development of Textbook Renewal and Review Program, and Increase Analysis of Data for Decision-Making.  The visiting committee was very impressed with our teachers, students, and the overall accomplishments on this site.  We thank everyone who contributed to make this such a successful visit.  There is reason to believe that we may have gotten an A+!! 

Class Placement  
Dear Parent,
The Edgewood campus is almost to the end of its re-enrollment season. It is a busy and exciting time as we secure contracts from our returning students and welcome new students. 

Classroom placement is determined by teachers and administration. Please know that we will follow the contract guideline under Rule & Policies for the Academic Year for 2011-2012 which states:

Line 2. Each student's classroom placement will be at the discretion of Fairmont Schools, Inc. Requests for specific teachers and/or fellow students will not be accepted.

We thank you for your understanding and support. 

Your Participation Requested for Fairmont's Annual Parent Survey
Dear Parents: 
You should have received an invitation to complete an online school survey. If you have not received that email, please let the office know so we can email it to you. We really value your input and hope that all of you will take some time to complete the survey. As an encouragement for you to do so, we will be offering your child a free dress pass if you complete the online survey. Your child will bring home a survey completion form for you to sign signifying that you have completed the form. Your child should return the completed survey form to her/his homeroom teacher so s/he can keep a record. Once the survey closes on March 31st, we will select a free dress day and let the students, whose parents completed the survey, know what day the free dress day is.  

Thanks in advance for your participation! 

Re-Enrollment Celebration
Parent & Student Hot Dog Lunch on Us 
Thursday, April 7th

Help us reach our enrollment goal of 75% 
by Thursday, March 31st!

Thank you to those families who have re-enrolled at the Edgewood campus. In just four short weeks, we are 67% re-enrolled. 
For families who have yet to re-enroll, we would like to encourage you to submit your contracts by Thursday, March 31st. 

Once our 75% goal is reached, all Edgewood students, parents and guardians will be treated to a Hot Dog Lunch on Us to celebrate. The lunch will be held at the lunch tables on Thursday, April 7th. Watch the eNewsletter for more details.

Calling all Eaglets.....Re-enroll Now!
Is your child re-enrolled for the 2011/12 school year yet? Talon, Edgewood's mascot, will be navigating through the classrooms presenting (paper) Eaglets to all re-enrolled students. Look for these Eaglets to be on display throughout the campus starting Thursday, March 17, 2011. 

Aferschool Supervision Improvements
Edgewood's new afterschool supervision improvements have drastically improved. Our afterschool program has been very organized and safe for every student. We would like to remind all parents of the following:
When you pickup your student from school, they must remain with you. The playground is closed until 3:45 pm. The bikes and trikes are only for Preschool thru Kindergarten students.
Thank you.  

March/April  Field Trips 
1st Grade to Ocean Institute
Monday, March 28th 

4th Grade to Sacramento
Wed-Fri, April 13-15

5th Grade to Riley's Farm
Friday, April 29th

Edgewood's Sports Corner
Tuesday, March 29th
JH Soccer vs. Pegasus
Girls at 2:30 & Boys at 3:45 pm
Wednesday, March 30th
JH Soccer @ Anaheim Hills
Girls at 3:00 & Boys at 4:15 pm
Wednesday, March 30th
DSL Soccer vs. Mission Hills
Coed at 3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 6th
DSL Soccer vs. Mable
Coed at 3:00 pm
Monday, April 11th
DSL Soccer @ Heritage Oak
Coed at 3:00 pm
Monday, April 25th
DSL Soccer vs. Anaheim Hills
Coed at 3:00 pm


STUDENT SPOTLIGHT edgewood spotlights singing sensation brandon donovan

Thursday, March 31st
Writing Proficiency Testing Grades 1st-8th

Friday, April 1st
Teacher In-Service Day - No School

Tuesday, April 5th
2nd Grade Spelling Bee 10-11 am

Wednesday, April 6th
2nd Grade Musical 12 pm

Thursday, April 7th
4th Grade Spelling Bee 10:20-11:20 am

Monday-Friday, April 11th-15th
Week of the Young Child

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus 

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