Greetings Edgewater School Community, At last night's Special Education Parent Advisory Committee meeting (SEPAC), Ms. Dominique Pio presented on a variety of strategies to help with virtual instruction, the committee felt the presentation would be helpful for all students and families. Included in the email is a link to the presentation. Thanks again to Ms.Pio! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ztg6bbKkDrSeLqZauH1PB8e4kS0Tms5f-25vzcG1l1Y/mobilepresent?slide=id.g35f391192_00 Regards, Mr. Cunningham, Principal George Washington School
Greetings Edgewater School Community, There are some connectivity issues with Google and Gmail at this time for all users globally. We will continue to monitor the connectivity, please be patient regarding user access today. Regards, Edgewater School Administration
Greetings Edgewater School Community, We are selling Sally Ling’s Famous Chinese Frozen Dumplings! People who tasted them only had great things to say! Order and pay electronically by 12/15/2020 for pickup Saturday, December 19, 2020, between 10:30am - 11:30am, at the Community Center. ORDER HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lVSf7MxsHBeKf-kEyKkhQWeDGy__0V42hmw2ejpFOCw/prefill?fbclid=IwAR0bQt0fPsMM-D0AohN1YQaDEG7Y55Vpp4D_tMEa8UzAaqNa_W1cDo3jHiQ Regards, Edgewater PTO
Greetings, There will be another school picture pick-up day for both schools on Monday, December 14, 2020 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Main Entrance of George Washington School. Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the PTO.
Picture Day photos for both schools can be picked up from 10a-3p on Tuesday, 12/8 at GW by the main entrance. Class photos will be in the package. Thanks, PTO
Reminder: Edgewater PTO’s 2020 See’s Candies virtual store! A portion of your purchase will benefit Edgewater schools. FREE home shipping on orders over $65. Order by 12/4 for delivery by 12/25. https://www.yumraising.com/secure/edgewaterp_edgewater_pto55/candy?h=TifPac9719&c=fb2033 Thank You!
Greetings, Please review the attached flyer and click the links to participate in the Diversity Read Aloud sponsored by the Edgewater Education Association. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bGx9PMqF1tAtZL7LSt1GRWEmD1ncYIFT/view?usp=sharing Regards, Edgewater Education Association
Dear Edgewater Community, The members of the Edgewater Education Association care deeply about our neighbors in need. Each year we collect donations for a food bank during a community event, but we couldn't hold that event considering the current pandemic. Our neighbors need our help more than ever. Would you please consider donating to help a local food bank? Help us help our community. https://gf.me/u/y9b96q Thank you! The Edgewater Education Association
Greetings, Please join the Edgewater School Community in Highlighting Our Diversity Through Reading Aloud. Please click the link below for all of the details, and next steps. We are looking forward to collaborating with the Edgewater community on this new initiative! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XqX6UEFwyBREVtfsw1efy3Lb0vwvRdsP/view?usp=sharing Regards, Edgewater School Community
Dear Parents and/or Guardians, Report cards are available on Genesis Parent Portal today November 12, 2020. Please make sure that your able to login in to the parent portal. If you cannot and require assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient as each of your emails will be answered. Please do not call the school for assistance. You can also go to the Edgewater School District website, and follow the sequence below. Menu For parents Genesis Parent portal Login: Password: Regards, Edgewater School District
Attention Edgewater! Time to hide your turkeys! We are asking families to participate in our first ever EEA Virtual Turkey in Disguise event! Follow the link to download the instructions, story and printable! When you have completed, please email us your turkeys! We will be sharing them the week of Thanksgiving! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mxfjly__pL-goON4382QgFcJoV-LNWAmY6cQIqzqoIQ/edit?usp=sharing Gobble, Gobble! The Edgewater Education Association
Greetings, Welcome to Edgewater PTO’s 2020 See’s Candies virtual store! A portion of your purchase will benefit Edgewater schools. Our fund raising goal this season is $3,000. Please order now to help us reach that goal. Thank you! FREE home shipping on orders over $65. Order by 12/4 for delivery by Christmas. https://www.yumraising.com/secure/edgewaterp_edgewater_pto55/candy?h=TifPac9719&c=fb2033 Regards, Edgewater PTO
Greetings, Please click the link to review the results from our Parent Survey. Have a great weekend! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15Cei63pHzCS1RuSZcSjDD_4AgGbEAMq3hLsWxCn-LuI/edit?usp=sharing Regards, Edgewater School District Administrative Team
A reminder of GW/EVG Picture Day in the Park (10-5p on Thu, 11/5 and Fri, 11/6). 125 students already participated last Wed. Participants will receive a free class picture (composite style). Advanced sign-up required. Pricing and online ordering info is available on the respective school’s flyer. Click on the link below to access signup genius and flyers. https://www.edgewaterpto.org/news Online orders placed by the end of Picture Day event (11/6) will receive free shipping (pick up at GW in early Dec; the rest will be shipped to your home on a later day). You will be asked to fill out a shipping label when your child comes to the camera. Thanks, Edgewater PTO
Greetings Edgewater SEPAC Participants, Our first meeting will take place on November 2, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Please use the information to join the webinar. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83691215192?pwd=ZFJkZ0tHc053a3g5RzBkdEJGd0hIZz09 Passcode: 503229 Regards, Mr. Cunningham
Exciting October Events from the Edgewater PTO: 1. Scholastic Virtual Book Fair (10/26-11/8). Free shipping on any book order $25 or more. 25% of your purchase will benefit our schools. Click on the PTO link below for more info. 2. Picture Day in the Park (updated dates: 10/28 1-5p & 11/5-6 10-5p in the Vets Field Pavilion)! Advance reservation (via Signup Genius) required. Click on the link below to access sign-up, location and pricing info. https://www.edgewaterpto.org/news 3. Oct PTO meeting: 7:30p on Wed,10/28 via the Zoom link below. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88602079954?pwd=VGY4WU9LM1o3SGhrdVJRZHBMeWIxUT09 Meeting ID: 886 0207 9954 Passcode: 4BSadk
Greetings Edgewater Families, Please complete the survey by clicking the link below. We appreciate your participation, and look forward to reviewing your responses. https://forms.gle/6wK9dG3xAbPB17tC9 Regards, Edgewater Administrative Team
Greetings, Please click the link below to complete the Distance Learning Parent Feedback Survey. https://forms.gle/W6iwRnG1PeuxA2pR9 Regards, Edgewater Administrative Team
An important update from the Edgewater PTO on your schools. https://www.edgewaterpto.org/news And a reminder to attend the virtual Board of Ed meeting, scheduled at 7:30p on Thursday, 10/8. Please click on the link to register. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f0HEwkkJR2CTJaxsPOrQWA As always, if you haven’t already, please fill out this Google Form to join our mailing list. Please don’t forget to include your email address. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoKJmarhF8uqyn_gq5SmcB0h6notFRHUOLfIbawL9d3WzKbw/viewform Sincerely, Edgewater PTO Board
Please join us on 9/30 for updates from the PTO Board and Administration, plus Q&A. You will also get to meet the Board of Ed election Write-in Candidates, and hear how they plan on contributing to the community! Edgewater PTO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: 9/30 PTO Meeting Time: Sep 30, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81092193798?pwd=RUpLbURXM295aXRxK3BOeU0yVkt1QT09 Meeting ID: 810 9219 3798 Passcode: te01VL Thanks, PTO
Greetings, Please complete this form as soon as possible to stay up to date with all upcoming and future PTO events, news and school information! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-cyT5Ja1H_l54QlizCvjsjmnB-sLeqyf5PqV3enHbsc/edit Regards, Edgewater PTO
The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee link is open for anyone interested in joining, just click the link to register! https://forms.gle/uY1esguTm8xpeYfx7 Regards, Mr. Cunningham, Principal
Greetings, Food pick-up will take place tomorrow at GW school between the hours of 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., and is available for all students. We are moving toward a one day pick-up for the week. Any questions please reach out to your building principal. Regards, Edgewater Administrative Team
As we have previously announced in September, we have evaluated the COVID-19 Trend, which is up, along with the lack of staff, large classes, and the inability to keep the buildings disinfected with only two custodians per building. Therefore, we are extending the Virtual Learning till the end of November. At which time we will re-evaluate all the area's mentioned earlier to decide as to what direction we will pursue. Thank you for your understanding and continued cooperation.
Greetings Edgewater School Community, we are starting a new parent group related to Special Education initiatives. Please click the link to read the description and to join the group if interested. Once we gather the Google form data we will schedule meeting dates. https://forms.gle/8HqDBKXpCmM1SZV6A Regards, Mr. Cunningham
Breakfast and Lunch will be available for pick-up via a “grab and go” format between 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week at George Washington School Orchard Street entrance. Please complete the free and reduced application if necessary. Kindergarten students are not eligible for Free and Reduced lunch due to the program being a half day. https://www.edgewaterschools.org/o/evgs/browse/102836
At this time staff is recording attendance via Genesis. We have requested that Genesis create a link for district use, if they are able to produce the link we will be posting it to the district website. However, at this time staff is recording the daily attendance.
Edgewater school community, we are in the process of preparing devices for pick-up, and will contact all parents/guardians when they are ready for distribution. We apologize in advance for any delays.
Please join us for an informational session hosted by the PTO in conjunction with the Edgewater School District Administrative Team on Wednesday September 2, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom (link below).. Thanking you in advance for your participation. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86449375012?pwd=NWVyNmROMEdaYkdGa3BHZkZqclpxQT09
Please join us for an informational session hosted by the PTO in conjunction with the Edgewater School District Administrative Team on Wednesday September 2, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom (# TBD). We will post a link for the meeting when it is available. Thanking you in advance for your participation.
Please see the attached flyer from the Bergen Trauma Treatment Center about an upcoming webinar on 8/31 co-sponsored by the NJ Disaster & Terrorism Branch and the TLC. The registration link for the training is located on the flyer. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XRwYEUJH0fwU4J7g4roInIzh2ncgpwL5/view?usp=sharing
Please click the link for an important district communication regarding the opening of school for the 2020-2021 school year. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1egWpOOGtiN-K2lG168BPY3thIQZQ7RnRPgH4k6UnaC8/edit?usp=sharing
Please complete this mandatory survey (for EACH child if necessary) by Monday August 24, 2020. The information gathered will assist us in providing a device to your child only if necessary. Thanking you in advance for your responses. https://forms.gle/KWpke2UdJcEsLKBg7
Listed below is an update following the August 13th Board of Education Meeting: Officially, School will start for students on September 8th. Teachers will have Professional Development on September 1st & 2nd. Schools will be closed September 3rd, 4th and the 7th for Labor Day. The district has decided to go All Virtual for the month of September for students. We will reassess that position around the middle of each month, as we will be following the trend of COVID-19 to determine whether or not to continue with Virtual Instruction or go with the Hybrid Model.
We are asking all parents/guardians to please make a final declaration as to what mode of instruction you want your child to participate in to start the 2020-2021 school year, this is mandatory. Please fill out this form for EACH of your children. The choices you make regarding the Hybrid Model or the purely Virtual Instruction needs to be a choice for the entirety of Marking Period 1. Towards the end of Marking Period 1, you will be able to request a change in placement dependent on New Jersey Department of Education guidelines. Your decision must be submitted by Friday August 14, 2020. Our reopening plan is predicated on the guidelines stipulated by the New Jersey Governor's Office, as well as the New Jersey Department of Education and is subject to change. We will inform all stakeholders of our finalized plan in the coming weeks. Thank you for your continued attention to these matters. https://forms.gle/vzDbLnhfzMn19Nxu6
Parents, please take a look at this fundraiser sponsored by our school PTO's! You can login at www.schooltoolbox.com
Please click here for an important update from the interim superintendent: https://www.edgewaterschools.org/article/270760?org=esd.
Looking for a list of digital resources for your student this summer? Check out this list of resources, broken down by grade level: https://tinyurl.com/SummerResources20
6th Grade Graduation video link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xMpCILQVCdXFSaPtcqgXLkaarYW40v4c/view
Check out this post that shares "33 Books Featuring Black Heroes and Characters That Every Kid Should Read" https://theeverymom.com/black-history-month-books-for-kids/
Check out our very own Mr. Nannas on this episode of "Teachers in Classrooms Drinking Coffee." It's so great to hear about the great things our PE department is doing for our students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=141&v=Y4ve1Wy_W4k&feature=emb_logo
Looking for some exercises to do at home? Check out these resources from our EVG PE teachers: https://sites.google.com/view/evg-physicaleducation/diy-kids-games-activities?authuser=0
Happy Earth Day all! We hope you take some time today to enjoy this beautiful weather (safely and with social distance). Check out these links for outdoor learning activities: https://www.naturespath.com/en-ca/blog/7-fun-simple-outdoor-activities-kids/ https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/education/blog/engaging-outdoor-learning-activities-for-kids/
Please note: The link for the Special Board of Education Meeting at 10:00am today is https://zoom.us/j/2164045903?pwd=ZUtjRzl6c3djWCszVmNtcHFoSExVZz09
"N.J. teachers are coming to your TV. Here’s how to watch." - NJ.com https://www.nj.com/education/2020/04/nj-teachers-are-coming-to-your-tv-heres-how-to-watch.html
Here we go! One more district Kahoot! before spring break. Click this link to log into our "Pete the Cat" Kahoot challenge: https://tinyurl.com/PetethecatKahoot
Ready for our Corduroy Kahoot!? Here is the link to join our Kahoot challenge: https://tinyurl.com/CorduroyKahoot Challenge closes at 2pm. Let's see if we can reach capacity again!
Who is ready for another district Kahoot!? Be sure to read "Corduroy" read by Ms. Rinaldi on our read aloud page https://www.edgewaterschools.org/o/esd/page/read-aloud-videos-for-students--2 Tomorrow we will post the Kahoot link at 11:20am. Check out the picture for more info!
Dr. Postma's March 25th Letter to Parents and Staff Regarding School Closure Timeframe and Remote Learning can be viewed on our website at https://www.edgewaterschools.org/o/esd/page/novel-coronavirus-information
What book should be the topic for the next District Wide Kahoot? This time you get to choose the book. Use this link https://forms.gle/LKLKCYX4p9FXaY4r6 to vote or your favorite teacher read aloud. Voting closes at 10 AM on March 25th!
Looking for fun, healthy, family activities to do indoors? Try family friendly yoga! Check out this youtube video for yoga fun for the whole family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg
WOW! We reached Kahoot Capacity! Here is a new link to our Kahoot. If you already played on the first link, do not worry... your scores will transfer. Challenge closes at 1pm. https://kahoot.it/challenge/ecaf2524-9bc0-45a8-be49-11b3ca80d117_1584634170066
Who's ready to Kahoot!? Here is the link to join: https://tinyurl.com/DragonsLoveTacosKahoot Add your nickname (make sure we can tell who you are), then start playing! You have until 4pm to finish. Participants with the most points will be posted on our facebook page.
Teachers love read alouds! We love building a community of readers through our read aloud time. We video recorded some of our favorite books for our students to enjoy at home. Click here to access: https://www.edgewaterschools.org/o/esd/page/read-aloud-videos-for-students--2
Use the link below to access FREE scholastic magazines! These are great for learning about many different topics and engaging children in conversation. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Hey students... Want to draw and talk about waffles and mermicorns with author Ben Clanton? Join his FB Live author talk on March 18 and March 20. Check out this link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/fb-live-with-ben-clanton/190785292224208/?ti=icl
For eligible EVG and GW families who signed up, breakfast and lunch will be available for pick up between 11am and 1pm in the EVG parking lot (located behind EVG at the end of Winterburn Pl). We will be delivering meals for those who requested it on the parent survey.
Reminder: Schools will be closed for 2 weeks, beginning Monday. Essential staff will report to work. Please visit our website at www.edgewaterschools.org to view remote learning instructions for students. Also, if your child is eligible for free lunch, we will contact you today.
Updates from the Superintendent Regarding Social Distancing Measures and Suspension of Extracurricular Activities. Visit www.edgewaterschools.org and select "Novel Coronavirus Information" from the menu.
Last night at 6:00pm, the NJ Commissioner of Education released guidance for districts in the event of school closures due to COVID-1. We have been and will continue to prepare for this possibility. School & town officials will meet Monday morning to finalize pandemic contingency plans & remote learning plans. Please watch for updates here or on our website. Stay calm, wash your hands, stay home when sick, and cover your coughs/sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has updated its guidance for K–12 schools regarding the 2019 Novel (new) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December. https://www.edgewaterschools.org/o/esd/page/novel-coronavirus-information
Our Second Grade ESL Students created a video to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. King. Click the link to see their completed project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPgTCNuC3JI
The 2020-2021 District Calendar, approved by the Board of Education on January 2nd, can be viewed online here: https://5il.co/c1nm
Give Kids a Smile Day is 2/7/20. Over 100 participating dental offices offer free dental care for ages 12 and younger on this day. https://bit.ly/37K1SEe
Edgewater students and borough officials including school board president Tom Quinton were joined by actor Donnie Wahlberg at Target in Edgewater last night to distribute gifts to underserved youth. https://t.co/hFEHR9QY8I @target @edgewaterboronj @asktarget
Reminder! Dismissal for EVG is 12:03 pm. There are no after school clubs and no Club Ed. Drive safe!
ATTN #EVGSchool Parents: @NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs is offering Gr. 5-8 Saturday Morning #STEM classes this fall. http://www.njit.edu/precollege/saturday-morning-stem
Welcome back from Dr. Postma. Read the superintendent's welcome letter, including details about the district's new 5-year strategic plan, here. https://bit.ly/2LeUhDZ