In this Issue...

  • A Note from the AP
  • Math Olympiads
  • Cross Country

A Note from the Assistant Principal...

Dates to Remember!

Tomorrow, October 15

Independent Learning Day

Tomorrow (Friday) will be an Asynchronous learning day for EEVP. Our staff is meeting as a team to discuss what has worked so far, and what still needs improvement. You can add your "voice" to the conversation by responding to this feedback form: Virtual Pathway Feedback

Tuesday, October 25th & Thursday, 27th

Fall MAP Testing

The MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) is administered twice a year in Edina. For EVP we are offering in person as well as remote sessions that will run simultaneously during the week of October, 25th. In person sessions will be held in our cafeteria to allow for greater spacing and masks will be required. Remote testing is administered from Highlands for students at home. This is a newer method of administering the MAP test and we will learn some lessons. We have scheduled two days for each test rotation.


Please use this form to indicate your preferred setting. MAP Testing Preference Form Please note - once the testing has started, students will be expected to complete the MAP in the same setting.

8am - 10am

  • Test One - Tuesday, October 25th
  • Make Up One - Wednesday, October 26th
  • Test Two - Thursday, October 27th
  • Make Up Two - Friday, October 28th

Friday, November 5th - 1:00

Virtual "Field Trip"

Richardson Nature Center (Raptors)

We are grateful to our wonderful PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) for providing the funds for this great series of virtual field trips. The Richardson Nature Center has developed excellent virtual classes and we will have 3 of these virtual field trips over the course of this year. The first one, RAPTORS, will be on Friday, November 5th at 1:00pm. We will also have classes in REPTILES and PONDS later on in the school year.

Look for more information about how to login to the event from your teachers in the weeks to come!

Thank you for your support!

Sean Beaverson, Asst Principal for Virtual

This Week in EEVP

This a picture that James drew of Ms. Mahoney reading to the class and being introduced to the axolotls. Great drawing, James!

Math Olympiads

Why be in Math Olympiad?

·  To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics

·  To introduce important Mathematical concepts

·  To teach major strategies for problem-solving

·  To strengthen Mathematical intuition

·  To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity

·  To develop Mathematical flexibility

·  To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges

Who should sign up?

Any student in grade 4 or 5 who would like an extra challenge in math is encouraged to join.


What is Math Olympiad? 

It is a math enrichment opportunity for mathematically talented students. The students work together on problem-solving strategies, do practice problems, and then complete individual contests once a month. 


Is Math Olympiad Right for My Child?

It is a fast-paced opportunity designed for children who enjoy and need challenging material. This program is designed for highly skilled problem solvers. Team members are children who are very accurate with numbers, not just math facts, but numbers related to problems requiring critical thinking skills. Questions on the tests can present a very difficult challenge.


When is it? Where is it?

Ten Wednesdays after school from 2:30-3:15pm.

We will meet in the Media Center.


Practice/Contest Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 3 - practice
  • Wednesday, November 17 - 1st Olympiad Contest
  • Wednesday December 1 - practice
  • Wednesday December 15 - 2nd Olympiad Contest
  • Wednesday, January 5 - practice
  • Wednesday, January 19 - 3rd Olympiad Contest
  • Wednesday, February 2 - practice
  • Wednesday, February 16 - 4th Olympiad Contest (Date Change)
  • Wednesday, March 2 - practice
  • Wednesday, March 16 - 5th Olympiad Contest


How can I sign up? Register Online at: https://edina.revtrak.net/Gifted-Education/

Registration Fee: $30.00 (Scholarships are available)

Cross Country

Dear EPS 4th and 5th Graders and Families,


The EHS cross country teams are hosting a FREE 1 mile cross country meet with races at Edina High School on Saturday, October 30th at the lower north grass fields. We will have electronic timing for results and keep team scores by elementary school. 

All necessary information including registration is linked here. We hope you will join us!


EHS Cross Country teams and coaches

Mark Your Calendar

Concert for a Cause

Experience the feel-good grooves of trumpeter Charles Lazarus and his band as they team up with band director Paul Kile and the Edina High School Concert Band for an exciting evening of distinctive originals and fresh takes on iconic jazz standards.

Featuring the keyboardist from Prince’s New Power Generation band – Tommy Barbarella and vocalist Tonia Hughes Kendrick.

Presented by CircleRock Concerts for Community. Donations will benefit mental health services at The Family Partnership.

Monday, October 25, 2021

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Edina High School Fick Auditorium

Tickets: $10, $20, and $5 student section; visit edinabands.com for tickets.

Donations can be made during ticket purchase or at thefamilypartnership.org/ways-to-give/ Masks required by all attendees 

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Highlands Great Gathering

Join us Friday, November 5th for Highlands Great Gathering, the largest PTO fundraiser of the year!

7:00pm to 11:00pm - Braemar Golf Clubhouse


There are many ways to get involved! Here is our list to get your started:

  1. Donate A Small Gathering
  2. Donate To Your Classroom Basket
  3. Donate to the Whiskey & Wine
  4. Buy Your Ticket

Donate a Small Gathering Today!!

One of the biggest contributors to the success of the Great Gathering is Small Gatherings.  Small Gatherings are small group activities or parties for adults, families, or children that allow Highlands families to meet, connect and foster community in a social setting outside of school.  Small gatherings can be hosted by one or multiple individuals.  Have a talent or hobby?  Turn it into a Small Gathering!

Please donate a Small Gathering today!  Click here to submit.  

Looking for help in planning a Small Gathering?  Connect with Sam Pote.  

Have additional questions about Small Gatherings or the Great Gathering?  Click here to read our FAQs on the Great Gathering website.  

The full list of this year’s Small Gatherings will be published the week leading up to the big event!  Keep an eye out so you can plan on what you want to buy a spot in!  All Small Gatherings will be listed on the Great Gathering Website and spots can be purchased online through Auctria so you can support Highlands in person at the event or from the comfort of your home!

Donate to Your Classroom Basket!!

Our popular themed baskets for parents and caregivers are back but we need your help in filling them! Classrooms have been assigned a basket theme and given an Amazon Wishlist that includes ideas for items to buy and donate to your classroom basket. Creativity welcome in creating your basket! Your room parents are helping to manage donations so watch for more communication from them. Have additional questions about basket donations? Contact Shawna Wagoner.  

Donate Whiskey & Wine!!

We will be having a Whiskey Ring Toss and a Wine Ring Toss so consider donating a bottle or two (minimum value $25)!  We have two collection sites for easy drop off!

Lissa Diebold’s Home - Highlands / Mirror Lakes

Ada Dong’s Home - Morningside 

Buy Your Tickets Today!!  

Plan on attending the event in person? Click here to purchase tickets and we look forward to seeing you on November 5th!!

Thank you to our sponsors of this year's Great Gathering!

Shop at the NEW Evereve in Edina on Wednesday, October 27th anytime between 10am and 8pm to help raise money for the Highlands PTO.

15% of all purchases will go back to Highlands PTO to support our amazing school. All you need to do is mention Highlands PTO at check out. You can shop in person at the store or you can shop online and CALL the store (952-746-8255) to place your order for curbside pick up. Just make sure you mention Highlands PTO when you check out!

Join us for a social happy hour between 6:00pm - 8:00pm to connect with other Highlands families at the Evereve store. The new store address is 3906 West 50th Street (just 2 doors down from their previous location).  

Questions? Contact Stacy Best at stacy.best@mac.com



2021-2022 Yearbooks: Order Now!

Order your yearbook - Yearbooks

Yearbooks are $19 until October 8, $24 after that. If you'd like a scholarship for your student's yearbook, please contact school social worker Addie Hakes.


Submit 5th grade Baby Photos by October 20

We recognize the 5th grade class with baby photos in the yearbook. Please submit your students baby photo by October 20th using the Jostens website https://images.jostens.com/upload.jsp USER ID: 416615951


We want your 1st Day of School photos by Oct 20

Please submit your Husky's first day of school pics to have a chance to be featured in the yearbook! Please submit your student's photo by October 20th using the Jostens website - https://images.jostens.com/upload.jsp USER ID: 416615951