In The Know
February 6, 2020
Social Media Highlight: “When we walk into Courage Kenny we are met with smiles. The staff and clients love seeing the students, giving many ‘hellos’ and waves. Students work on being in a public setting, locker-room skills, sharing space in the pool, and pool safety. They practice walking in the water, floating, using arms and legs to move in the water, putting their face in the water, and having some free time. For a student who has mobility limitations, the warm pool relaxes them and it is a freeing experience for them to move on their own."

- Lynne Clarke (Developmental/Adapted Physical Education (D/APE) Teacher at Cornelia Elementary)

Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to hear the rest of Lynne's story and learn more about this adaptive swimming opportunity for students.

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Latest Headlines
Four-year-old students are given a foundation on which to successfully transition to kindergarten as a result of a team of collaborators meeting every six weeks to ensure synergy with curriculum.
The EHS Music Listening Team took first place at this year’s Region 8 Music Listening Contest. They scored 93 out of 100 points to win first place. The team is made up of juniors Charlie Klukow, Soren Edman, and Katy Meffert.
Attention parents of little learners: Registration for 2020-21 Early Learning programs for children and adults is now open for Edina district residents only. Next week, registration will open for all. Register early to ensure your spot!
2020 Census process begins in March
The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years in order to make decisions about funding and representation. Census Day is right around the corner -- April 1, 2020.

In March, you will receive a postcard from the U.S. Census Bureau telling you to complete the 2020 Census online, over the phone, or via the paper form. If you do not complete it in one of these ways, a Census Bureau Employee (“enumerator”) will visit your residence to obtain the information.

There are 10 questions on the Census form and you must complete the information for everyone living in your household, family or not. There is no citizenship question and all information you provide is confidential and is not shared with any federal, state or local government agencies.

The information is used to determine:
  • How many U.S. Representatives each state gets;
  • How federal funds are distributed to support schools, hospitals, infrastructure and other vital programs;
  • Where businesses choose to locate based on population.

For more information on the Census, go to:
School Board Update
Next regular meeting: Monday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. ECC Room 349

A  genda includes:

  • Discussion items: budget development plan; programming and budgets for Community Education and Special Education, and Technology Levy update
  • Action items: Achievement and Integration Plan, Strategic Plan Directions, Policy 601

Full agendas are posted three days prior to the meeting.
Meeting schedule, dates and times are subject to change.
News from Health Services
Students age 16 and over need meningococcal booster
Beginning fall 2020, the meningococcal booster vaccination will be required for students 16 years of age and older. Minnesota law requires this vaccination or written proof of exemption for children to attend school.

Without providing proof of administration, notarized declination, or medical exemption signed by a physician, your student will not receive a class schedule to attend school next fall.

The meningococcal booster is offered at Target, CVS, Walgreens and likely your primary clinic. Insurance coverage will vary by location.
Did You Know?
Free dental care event Feb. 7-8
Give Kids a Smile Day is a free dental care event on Feb 7 & 8, for children ages 3-18 without dental insurance. Appointments are now being taken. Find a participating clinic .   For scheduling assistance in Hmong, Somali and Spanish, call United Way 2-1-1 (or 800-543-7709), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to speak with an Information and Referral Specialist.
'What are we going to do this summer?'
We’ve got 70 pages of answers! Whether you’re a budding artist, engineer or athlete, you’ll find over 300 opportunities for fun and learning this summer with Edina Community Education. There’s a full summer of fun for you here, from full or part-time school-age care, to multi-week classes and camps, to one-week camps or Friday field trips.

Upcoming Events
Check the Community Bulletin Board for postings
about fundraisers and other opportunities!
Feb. 10: EHS Varsity, Bel Canto, Cantemus Choral Concert, 8 p.m., EPAC

Feb. 11: EHS Concert Choir Concert, 7 p.m., EPAC

Feb. 17-18 : NO SCHOOL, Presidents Day/Staff In-Service

Feb. 21-22 and 28-29: EHS Pops Concert, 7 p.m., Fick Auditorium