In the Know
January 17, 2019
SNAPSHOT: It was all about penguins in Teacher Lisa's class at the Early Learning Center when they celebrated "Welcome to Winter Week." Staff read winter themed stories and students participated in penguin activities and crafts.
Latest Headlines

Edina High School is ranked the No. 1 Best College Prep High School in Minnesota according to the 2019 Niche rankings. The rankings are based on graduation rates, AP enrollment, SAT/ACT scores, and the quality of colleges students consider.
Teaching methods used in an Edina music class will receive national attention thanks to the efforts of Janet Jans, music teacher at South View Middle School. Some of Jans' work has been published in the Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education Vol. 2.
School Board Update

More than 70 people attended the School Board Legislative Action Committee's Platform Breakfast on Jan. 7, where committee members introduced the 2019 platform and legislators addressed the gathering.
Jan. 7 School Board Organizational Meeting Highlights

 At its annual organizational meeting, the School Board elected the following to serve as board officers for this calendar year:
  • Leny Wallen-Friedman, Chair
  • Erica Allenburg, Vice Chair
  • Sarah Patzloff, Clerk
  • Matthew Fox, Treasurer
  • Amir Gharbi, Assistant Treasurer
  • Owen Michaelson, Assistant Clerk
  • Ellen Jones, Assistant Clerk

The next regular meeting of the School Board is Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., in ECC Room 349.

 A complete meeting agenda is posted three days prior to the meeting. Regular meetings of the School Board are live streamed on the district's YouTube channel. To watch, click on the YouTube icon at the bottom of every district website page, or find the link on the School Board Meetings web page.
Q&A Sessions are held as requested. View more information about Q&A sessions and the form to submit questions. Questions must be submitted by 3 p.m. one week prior to each session. Sessions are held at 6:30 p.m., prior to a regular Board meeting.
Meeting schedule, dates and times are subject to change. For the most current information, view the Board Meeting calendar , and meeting notices and agendas on the district website. (Agendas are posted three days prior to meetings.)
Did you Know?
Edina Community Foundation is seeking a 'Bold New Idea' to serve, strengthen, and celebrate the city
The Edina Community Foundation is looking for a big idea for Edina that addresses an unmet need in the neighborhood, school, or business district. The Edina Community Foundation will make a grant of up to $5,000 to invest in an idea submitted by an Edina resident or group of residents. The incubation funding will give the winner an opportunity to bring the plan to life through the Edina Community Foundation's Community Impact Fund. Applications will be accepted through January 31. Click for more information and to apply.
For Your Health
Minnesota Dental Association's 'Give Kids a Smile'
The Minnesota Dental Association and its hundreds of volunteers are hosting an event that provides free dental care to low-income children. The event is scheduled for Feb. 1 and 2 in locations throughout most of the state. A list of clinics is available on the MDA website or by calling United Way 2-1-1 (just dial 2-1-1). Parents can secure Give Kids a Smile appointments for their children now.
It's not too late to get the flu shot!
The flu vaccination is the best way to prevent serious complications and death caused by the flu. It's not too late to get the vaccine. Check with your physician or your local pharmacy.
Upcoming Events
Check the Community Bulletin Board for postings
about fundraisers and other opportunities!
Jan. 17: End of Semester 1
Jan. 18 & 21: No School
Jan. 25: EHS Orchestra Presents: 2019 Pajama Concert- Lost in the Jungle, Activities begin a 5 p.m. in EHS Commons, Concert and puppet show, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Fick Auditorium, $5-$10 suggested donation per family
Jan. 25 & 26: EHS Thespians Present: 2019 One Act Play - The Will, 7 p.m., EPAC, tickets may be purchased at EHS Thespian website or at the door
Jan. 31 & Feb. 1: EHS Thespians Present: Murder Crime at Brockingsforde Manor, 7 p.m., EPAC, tickets may be purchased at EHS Thespian website or at the door
Feb. 1: Edina Education Cake-Off : Join the Edina Education Fund to raise funds for EPS and highlight the latest Education Grants. Early morning coffee 7:30-8:30 a.m. or brunch 10 a.m-noon, St. Patrick's Church, 6820 Saint Patrick's Lane, Edina.
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