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October 31st, 2018

Welcome to The Paw Print! Here is what’s happening at Edgar Road:

Dear Edgar Road Families,
It is very important to me to develop a strong school community. To that end, I would like to give you an opportunity to provide feedback that supports or suggests new ideas for our current practices. I would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey using the link below. If you could submit this survey before Nov. 12th I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much for participating in the survey and supporting your child’s school.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Wuch_Parent_Guardian_2018-2019

It’s that time of year when we come together and discuss your child’s progress at school. Parent teacher conferences are the week of November 12th and we are using PTCFast.com to make signups as convenient as possible for you. Please click on or enter the following web address into your browser window to get started:
https://goo.gl/LCcW38

Next, select your child's teacher; you can select more than one if applicable to your family. You will then register your child's name, then your name and contact information. This creates a registration for each child and sends you a confirmation email with a link to choose a conference time for that teacher. It is a two-step process, as the first registration just gets you into the system. Going to the email that is generated from your registration and clicking on the active link, will allow you to choose a conference time for the teacher. Please feel free to contact the office or your child's teacher if you have any problems getting signed up. We are looking forward to seeing everybody the week of November 12th!

Dr. Julie Wuch

October Home/School Connection Questions
Why is family important to you? What do you value most about your family? What is hard about your family for you? What do you do when you are being a “good family member”?

How Can I Support ERS Students?
As you can imagine, teachers are always looking for new ways to support student learning. Donors Choose is one of the new ways we are purchasing materials for the classrooms that extend beyond the school budget or mini-grants. The mission of Donors Choose is to “make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.” Here is how it works:

You find a project:
Find a classroom project that inspires you and give as little as $1. We're a public charity, so your donation is tax-deductible.
Donors Choose fulfills the order:
When a project is fully funded, we purchase all the requested items and ship them directly to the school.
Teachers thank you:
Every donor gets a thank-you letter from the teacher, photos from the classroom, and a report of how each dollar was spent.
Edgar Road staff currently have the following projects to support if you “choose”:
Tiffany Tebbe (Kindergarten Teacher): Learning with Osmo & Tiffly
Thank you for your support!

From The Secretary
We are excited about our second annual Veteran’s Day celebration on November 9th at 2:00PM. We would like all families to have the opportunity to honor a family Veteran, the memory of a Veteran, or those currently in service. If you have someone to honor, please fill out the form sent home with your child today and return it to your child's teacher to be placed on our “WALL OF HONOR” by October 26th. If your family member can also attend the Veteran’s Day Celebration, please return the bottom portion of the parent letter. They will be invited to sit up front in a special area and will be recognized for their service during the celebration.

Mrs. Lee is currently in the process of adding some beauty and inspiration to our student bathrooms. Mrs. Lee needs a small group of volunteers to hang vinyl signs on the bathroom stalls and possibly additional decor. If you are interested in hanging signs please e-mail Mrs.Lee at lee.kelly@wgmail.org.

Our next Jet’s Pizza Night is TOMORROW, Thursday, November 1st. Bring the flyer to Jet’s Pizza and mention Edgar Road when you place your order. We will then receive a portion of the proceeds. Enjoy some pizza and support ERS!

Are you overloaded with extra Halloween candy? We have a solution! The Edgar Road office keeps candy on hand for teachers and staff to enjoy throughout the day. We would love to build up a supply. Anything would be appreciated!

Dr. Kira Banks discusses Raising Equity
As parents, we ensure our kids have tools to succeed in school and sports. What about providing them with tools they need to see the humanity of others, and to transform systemic oppression into an infrastructure for equity? Join the discussion with Dr. Kira Banks, an associate professor of psychology, whose YouTube series and online workshops focus on what it takes to prepare kids to be the change we want to see in the world.
When: 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8
Where: Steger Sixth Grade Center

It’s Original Works time! Take this amazing opportunity to get everyone on your holiday shopping list something special! Talk about shopping local, it doesn't get more more local than your own kiddo's masterpiece. Support your artist, support our school! Order forms are due back to school by 11/9, and all orders will be here before winter break. Questions, please email me at: ginger.garrett@gmail.com. Happy shopping!


10/31/18 Attachment
Attachments Include:
Dinner & A Movie Order Form

From the Counselor
Our Kindergarten, First and Second grade students have blown me away with how much they know about the Zones of Regulation. Almost all of our students could name the colors of the Zones, a feeling to go with the Zones and a strategy to do when they need to calm down. This is great work!

Third and Fourth grade students will show me what they know this week when they take their quick Zones quizzes. They have been working so hard, I know they will do a wonderful job, too!

Fifth grade students will spend this Thursday finding out which job they will be doing for Team 5. Although not everyone may get their first choice, I know they will all enjoy serving our Edgar Road Community either through being a Reading Buddy, a Playground Pal, or creating a Service Project.

Next Monday and Tuesday, I will be at the annual Missouri School Counselor’s Conference. I will actually be presenting on Monday about Play Therapy and the awesome things we get to do at Edgar Road. I will try to update my twitter feed as I am there. You can find me at my Twitter Handle: @counselorluesse. This will also be linked to my school webpage. I am looking forward to all of the learning that I will be able to bring back with me to ER.

Don’t hesitate to reach out via email or phone: luesse.sara@wgmail.org or 314-918-4503

PTO Update
Our next PTO Meeting is TOMORROW, Thursday, November 1st at 6:30 PM. Babysitting will be provided. Susan Bergman, district math coordinator, will be our guest speaker. That is also our Jet’s Pizza Night! Bring the flyer to Jet’s Pizza for a quick, delicious dinner and support Edgar Road School!

PTO Dinner & A Movie will be on Friday, November 9th at 6:30 PM (Food will start to be served at 6:00 PM). Please see the enclosed flyer for more information! This is always a lot of fun, we hope to see you there!

What’s Happening In Our Café?
As part of our collective commitment to health and wellness, promotes fair trade coffees and local sustained foods.

District News
Webster Groves High School invites you to attend its annual Community Open House. On Sunday, November 4 from 1-3pm, experience a building tour, observe student learning demonstrations, engage in discussions with our staff, and hear from some of our memorable musicians!

Upcoming Events
PTO Meeting - Thursday, November 1st at 6:30 PM
Jet’s Pizza Night - Thursday, November 1st
No School- Voting Day - Tuesday, November 6th
Veterans Day Celebration - Friday, November 9th 2:00 PM
PTO Dinner & A Movie - Friday, November 9th at 6:00 PM (corrected date)
Conferences - Monday, November 12th 3:30-6:30 and Wednesday, November 14th 3:30-7:00
Book Fair!!! - Monday, November 12th-Thursday, November 15th
All School PJ Day - Thursday, November 15th
No School - Friday, November 16th
No School - Wednesday, November 21st-Friday, November 23rd

Did you know WGSD has an app?? You can even personalize the app by identifying a school(s) and that the calendar, food, etc. will all be from our school. You can also sync the calendar to your calendar. It’s a great app! Here’s the video to show you what it offers: https://videopress.com/v/tthlAbCd.
Staying Connected
Use any or all of the following links to see all of the amazing things at Edgar Road!
Website: https://mo02202299.schoolwires.net/Edgar_Road
Twitter: @WuchDr
Facebook: Edgar Road Elementary
PTO Website: https://mo02202299.schoolwires.net/domain/185
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/214002695300701/

Parents – Please note that we update our social media photos and announcements regularly. Please check out what we’ve posted.