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April 10, 2019

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

Dear Parents,

I wanted to update you on a few things about dismissal. I have been working with the Webster Groves Police Department and specifically the traffic department on solutions for our traffic problems at dismissal. We are working together to write a grant to have an engineering company conduct a full traffic study.

There have been reports of dogs getting in fights during dismissal around the children. In order to ensure everyone’s safety please refrain from bringing your dog to dismissal.

And finally, if someone else is picking up your child who normally does not pick them up, please share our dismissal procedures with them. Please be sure they are aware that there is no parking on campus during dismissal. Thank you for helping us continue to have a safe dismissal.

Dr. Wuch

From The Secretary
Grandparents (VIP) Day
Grandparents (VIP) Day has been rescheduled for May 14th due to MAP testing. Grades K, 1, 2 and 3 will celebrate with activities in the morning and grades 4 and 5 will celebrate in the afternoon.
Stay tuned for more details!

Celebrate Reading Academy
The “Celebrate Reading Academy” is Webster Groves School District’s new, tuition free summer program, offered to students who will be entering first through seventh grade during the 2019-20 school year, and who would benefit from extra literacy support.

You can use this https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/Page/22500 This will take you to the description page and you find the online registration tab on the left side of the page. Registration for the Celebrate Reading Academy will be open until April 15th.

*Students can participate in both the SEE program and Celebrate Reading Academy with lunch and recess in between at no cost.
4/10/19 PP Attachments
Attachments:
Health and Wellness Event Flyer
Poetry Week Flyer

From the Counselor
April 10,2019
Next week starts MAP testing! Our students this week have been taking some practice forms on the computer to get to know the format of the test. This year, all students will need headphones for all of the tests. If your child has their set of headphones at home, please have them bring them for their testing days. If you have an extra set to donate, thank you! Please send them to school with your child.

Our specific schedule is below. Please note that all times are approximations.

Date / Grade Level/Time/Session
April 16th, 2019
Third grade/ 8:45 - 10:45/Math Session 1
Fourth Grade/8:30-10:30/Math Session 1
Fifth Grade/9:45 - 12:30/Math Session 1

April 17th, 2019
Third grade/8:45 - 10:45/Math Sessions 2 and 3
Fourth Grade/8:30 - 10:30/Math Sessions 2 and 3
Fifth Grade/9:45 - 12:30/Math Sessions 2 and 3

April 18th, 2019
Fifth Grade/9:45 - 12:30/ELA Session 1

April 23, 2019
Third Grade/8:45 - 10:45/ELA Session 1
Fourth Grade/8:30 - 10:30/ELA Session 1
Fifth Grade/9:45 - 12:30/ELA Sessions 2 and 3

April 24, 2019
Third Grade/8:45 - 10:45/ELA Session 2 and 3
Fourth Grade/8:30 - 10:30/ELA Session 2
Fifth Grade/9:45 - 12:30/Science Session 1

April 25, 2019
Fourth Grade/8:30 - 10:30/ELA Sessions 3 and 4
Fifth Grade/9:45 - 12:30/Science session 2

Thank you for your patience during testing time. Please be mindful of scheduling any appointments during the testing time frames listed.

PTO Update
Grab you family & friends & dine out for ERS PTO at Firenza Pizza & Ziggys Frozen Treats next Wednesday April 17th from 5-9pm! 15% of all sales (excluding alcoholic beverages) will be donated to the ERS PTO! See you out for dinner on 4/17!

Edgar Road Night at the Ballpark is on Thursday, May 9th. Tickets are on sale now! Come watch the Music Makers sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and cheer on the Cardinals. Tickets are $18 each. All ticket orders are due by April 20th.

An Exciting Announcement from Art Class!
District Wide Fifth Grade Art Show!
Every fifth grade student will have a masterpiece on display!
The Old Orchard Gallery 39 South Old Orchard Avenue 63119

The gallery hours are from 9:00am.-5:00pm for the rest of this week. We will host an Opening Reception for students and families from Clark and Edgar Road TONIGHT from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (The space is not big enough to hold all district families and students on the same night.)
If you can’t make it to the Opening Reception please feel free to drop by any other time during the week to see the show! The students have been working hard to impress you with their amazing talents. We hope you will be able to see their creations on display. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs.Lee at lee.kelly@wgmail.org

Cafe News
Happy April
• April is Earth Month look for ways to reduce food waste in your cafeterias!
•It is estimated that 40% of our total food supply is thrown away or 63 million tons of food, once thrown away food will end up in landfills where it emits 124 million tons of greenhouse gases per year, the more waste we put in our landfills, the more harm to the planet.

District News
THIS SATURDAY, the Webster Groves School District's Wellness Committee will be hosting its first Health and Wellness Event on April 13. The event will take place at Edgar Road Elementary school from 9am-noon. All district families and community members are encouraged to attend this FREE event, no RSVP or sign up needed.

You won't want to miss the 2 Keynote speakers from 9am-9:45am, discussing both Opioids and Addiction as well as the 5 basic physiological functions that can help your mental health.
Children/Students are more than welcome to come and listen to either speaker's
presentation with their family.

From 10am-noon, there will be breakout sessions and resource tables from community organizations, free raffle/giveaways, physical activities for families and kids to participate in together, and free food! All sessions and tables are centered around various health and wellness topics. Kids are welcome to attend any breakout session with their parents or can explore the resource tables and play family games with a parent.

Who is coming and what are the free raffle items? Click on the following link to see all the resource tables and presentations for the event, as well as a list of the raffle items.
https://bit.ly/2I1anBq

Please keep spreading the word to neighbors and friends! If you have any questions please free to contact Dr. Betsy Moppert, Wellness Event Coordinator, at moppert.betsy@wgmail.org.

Upcoming Events
Staff Appreciation Week - May 6th-10th
Early Dismissal - Friday, May 10th @ 11:45 AM
Book Fair - May 13th-18th
Grandparents/VIP Day - Tuesday, May 14th

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: goo.gl/16Myz3
Twitter: @WuchDr
Facebook: Edgar Road Elementary
PTO Website: goo.gl/Jod3Bp
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.