Friday, May 27

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus may 27

8th Grade Class in Washington D.C. on the steps of the capital with Rep. Lorretta Sanchez

Teacher For The Day

Miss Nielsen (aka Anika) did a wonderful job as Mrs. Lottes' replacement on Wednesday, May 18th as she assumed her title "Teacher for the Day."  Miss Nielsen was on time and was professionally dressed as she got her papers ready for the beginning of class. 

She not only taught a lesson to a group of students on long division, but she also graded papers, and read to the class from our on-going novel (something only the teacher does).  Anika took this title very seriously; even rewarding and disciplining the class for their behavior. Mrs. Lottes was very impressed and knows that what every job Anika does in the future she will excel. 

Kindergarten to the Ocean Institute
On Monday, May 16th, the Kindergarten classes went on a field trip to the Ocean Institute at Dana Point Harbor.  The children were able to touch sea cucumbers, sea stars, hermit crabs, etc.... The children had a wonderful time and had a "hands on" adventure.  After the Ocean Institute lab and classes, the children ate lunch at the Tustin Sports Park.

Thank you to all the parent helpers. 

Brunch & Learn 
Mrs. Reynolds will be hosting a "Brunch and Learn" for potential new families. If you have friends, family or colleagues who might be interested in this event, please consider sharing this invite with them. You are also welcome to attend along with them.
The purpose of this time is to introduce potential new parents to Fairmont as well as learn how Fairmont makes the difference at every grade level.

During our time together, we will tour the campus, meet with some faculty members and administrators, and have a Q & A time together.

Location:  Fairmont Edgewood Campus
               12421 Newport Ave
               Santa Ana, CA 92705
Date:       Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Time:       11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sheryl Reynolds - Director of Admissions
RSVP encouraged: 714.832.4867

Crayola Dream Makers Award Evening
Monday night, May 23, first grade and third grade students attended an art exhibit/awards reception at the Orange County Department of Education. Twenty-four pieces of art were on display and fourteen students, with parents and grandparents, attend the event.

The reception feature the art work of several Orange County schools, nice cookies and lemonade (big hits with the children) and a ceremony wherein the students were presented with art certificates individually. Even though, as Maddie Gregor stated, "This is so nerve-wracking," everyone had a wonderful time being recognized as the artists they are.

Third Graders
Alex K.
Andrew P.
Brennan M.
Jacob K.
Jenna  S.
Matthew O.
Sasha R.
Shalini P.
Sydney R.

First Graders
Ben M.
Ian M.
Isabella M.
Karin B.
Keiko C.
Kendrick C.
Liam L.
Madeline G.
Marcus M.
Olivia B.
Reese P.
Sam G.
Sanjana K.
Shivana D.
Vivian T.

3rd Grade Adventure to San Diego
Edgewood’s third grade was beaming with excitement as they learned at the beginning of the year that they would be going on an all-day field trip to San Diego.  Weeks prior to the field trip students began to bubble over with anticipation.  Finally, at 6:30 in the morning on Tuesday, May 11th, forty-three third grade students and their parents gathered together at the Santa Ana Amtrak station wondering what the day would hold.  For some, this was the first adventure on a train.  For others, this was the first time in San Diego. As the train pulled away from the station we settled into our seats and took in the beautiful scenery.  After a two hour train ride, we arrived at the Downtown San Diego station. Leah our wonderful guide directed us down to the boardwalk and we started our guided tour of a Russian submarine, a replica 1800’s British sailing ship, and the Star of India (one of the oldest working sailing ship in the world).  Once finished, both classes raced down the boardwalk to their next voyage.  However, half of our group got left behind because our docents at the Star of India were so thorough.  So, the ones left behind causally ate lunch on the dock and waited for the remaining students.  The ones that got to board the California Princess began their tour of the south bay and leisurely ate lunch on the boat.  Following our bay tour a chartered bus met us on the street and Louis, our driver, navigated us through the busy thoroughfare of downtown to gorgeous Balboa Park.  From there we walked to the Reuben H. Fleet Science center which was a tantalizing collection of interactive exhibits and rides designed to provoke the imagination and teach scientific principles. The highlight of the Science center was the IMAX movie called Hubble, where students walked away with a better appreciation for space and what it takes to be an astronaut.  After getting an hour to explore the Science center it was time to make our way to Old Town San Diego.  After a tour of an old Spanish villa and some of the quaint shops we made our way back to the station.  A little sad that the day was over, students however began to retell all the fun activities they had throughout the day.  As we boarded the train to make our way back to the OC, you could hear the students whisper to each other, “This was the best field trip, ever!” 

Talon The Traveler
 In 1994, Dale Hubert, a 3rd Grade teacher in Canada, began the Flat Stanley Project. He invited other teachers to take part by hosting flat visitors and to encourage their students to write their own Flat Stanley journals.  (Flat Stanley Project)

The Edgewood flat "Traveling Talon" Mascot is being sent home so he can hang out with you during your summer vacation. Talon can hike a mountain, go on a cruise ship, meet Mickey Mouse at Disneyland, spend the night at grandma's house, water ski at the lake, surf at the beach, watch movies, go to birthday parties, and more. Take a picture of him everywhere you go!

During the first month of school, we will gather your pictures and have a Traveling Talon assembly.

You can share your "Traveling Talon" adventures and pictures in two ways:
1. You can post them on the Edgewood Facebook page.
2. You can send one or two of your favorite Traveling Talon pictures to Mrs. Powell's email address,

Parent Association News and Meeting Dates
SAVE THE DATE for the Last ECPA Meeting of the 2010/11 Year:
Monday, June 13, 8:30 a.m.

ECPA Board Member Opportunity & ECPA Volunteers
 The ECPA is has an opportunity for you! We are looking to recruit a new Ways and Means ECPA member - whose duties will include organizing special events such as the Back to School Picnic, school assemblies, fundraisers, and the Annual Spring Fun Run.
We are also looking for parent volunteers to assist the Ways and Means Office to chair some of these same events. We Need You! If you are interested in working with the ECPA board, please contact Lina Ruiz at


Monday, May 30th
Memorial Day - No School

Tuesday- Wednesday, May 31st-June 1st
Cheer Clinic

Thursday-Friday, June 2nd-3rd
8th Grade Drama Production of Hello Dolly at 7 pm

Saturday, June 4th
8th Grade Drama Production of Hello Dolly at 3 pm

Monday, June 6th
5th & 6th Instrumental Concert at 7 pm

Wednesday, June 8th
Brunch & Learn with Mrs. Reynolds at 11 am

Thursday, June 9th
5th Grade Show 12 pm

Friday, June 10th
5th Grade State Fair & JH End of the Year Dance

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus

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