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Camp Invention this June at EPS! Register Now!

Do you have a child who's interested in robots, smart homes, magnetic slime and more?! Ready to invent the future today in Camp Invention’s new program,  Fast Forward!? We’re lucky enough to be hosting this program at EPS during the week of June 18-21 for students entering grades K-6.

Sign up by visiting 
www.campinvention.org or calling 800.968.4332. 

Use the promo code IDEAS25 to save $25! Discount ends 3/23/2018.

Check out this amazing Camp this summer - your child will be glad you did! If you have any questions you can pass those along to Alissa Drewes at adrewes@rbbschools.net
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Crane Summer STEM Camps!

Calling all parents of 2nd - 7th graders! Looking for SUMMER CAMP ideas? NSA Crane hosts STEM summer camps geared toward specific age groups each summer at WestGate Academy near Odon, IN and registration opens on April 2nd! Don't miss this opportunity for authentic STEM learning this summer, just a easy drive down I-69!  See grade level dates below and contact Crane's STEM Coaches with questions: 

Tina Closser, Coordinator, florentina.closser@navy.mil
Brandy Frady, brandy.frady.ctr@navy.mil
Patty Allen, pallen@mckean-defense.com

Summer STEM Camps:
7th—10th grade: June 11-15
4th—6th grade boys: June 18-22
4th—6th grade girls: June 25-29
2nd—3rd grade boys: July 2-3
2nd—3rd grade girls: July 5-6

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Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS) Event at MCCSC!

Calling all 5th and 6th grade GIRLS! MCCSC is hosting a Girls in Engineering and Math (GEMS) event on April 14th! Follow the link below to find out more and register soon!


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Boys & Girls Club of Ellettsville

Good afternoon Parent & Guardians, Staff & Volunteers,  

As the winter weather keeps getting colder and colder I thought it prudent to send out a reminder of our snow day policy.
If Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corp. closes for a snow day the Boys & Girls Club of Ellettsville will also be closed.
This means the BGCE will be closed for youth programming/child care. When RBBCSC opens back up so will the BGCE. I understand this is an inconvenience to all our families but we are thinking about the kiddos safety, your safety, as well as staff and volunteers safety.
The BGCE will continue to operate as normal on day that RBBCSC operates on a two hour delay.     
We will make every effort to communicate our Snow Day closing through local media (TV, radio, online news). We will also make a post on our Facebook Page   if you have not liked our page please do so now. We use our Facebook Page as a newsletter to keep our Club families and friends informed.

As always I thank you for the trust you give us with the care of your children. This is a responsibility we take seriously and are proud to have.

Oscar Gonzalez 
Ellettsville Unit Director
Boys & Girls Clubs Bloomington
(812) 935 - 6970 Option # 
7600 W Reeves Rd. 
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Hour of Code Computer Science Event: Dec. 4-8

Attention community members! Do you work in IT? Do you have a background in Computer Science? Perhaps coding is a personal hobby? Whatever your TECH. experience - we need you! All R-BB schools will be participating in the Hour of Code international Computer Science Education event December 4-8, and you are invited to join us as a community resources for the event!  You can join for a day, or just an hour, but come LEARN TO CODE with us!  If you're interested, please email Jaime Miller at jmiller@rbbschools.net and don't forget to fill out our Volunteer Form here first.

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Edgewood Intermediate Book Fair

Our school Book Fair begins October 23rd thru October 27th.  If you get a chance stop by the school library and check out all the books.  The book fair will be open each day until 4:00pm and
6-8 Friday evening.  
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Family Media Agreements

Where does technology fit into your child's education? We likely each have our own opinions on this matter, so where do you strike the balance?  There's no shortage of apps, websites and games that claim to be educational. Whether it's improving vocabulary or teaching critical thinking skills, there are lots of fun digital activities for kids.

To kick off the 2017 Week of Digital Citizenship, first watch the video below to find out what's really best for education-related technology.  THEN, check out our STEAM Resources page for Common Sense Media's Family Media Agreement forms!  Whether your child is just learning to use a technology device as a first grader, or they're introducing you to new apps and sites daily as a high school student, there's an agreement here for you! Have the tough conversations, set the expectations and ensure that your child is a respectful and responsible digital citizen in exchange for their (intentional and responsible) use of those highly-hicovetted devices!

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August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

In order to accommodate the solar eclipse viewing on August 21st,  we will dismiss our students 15 minutes later.  This will put our dismissal at 3:30pm.  More information about the eclipse and what EIS students will be doing will be sent home in teacher's newsletters and emails.
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Technology Can Empower Even Our Youngest Learners!

Another week of summer, and another week of professional development for R-BB's teachers!  Do you have an elementary student? Did you know they'll be working on new Chromebooks this year, to both consume and create information?  Check out teachers from all three of R-BB's elementary schools working with Technology Integration Specialists from Five-Star Technology, to learn new ways to harness education technology tools to empower our youngest learners and prepare them for the growing digital world!

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Have a great summer!

Edgewood Intermediate School Office is closed for summer vacation.  The office will reopen on July 19, 2017.  Online registration opens on July 19th.  New students to the corporation registration is July 25-26. HARMONY opens on July 28th.   Supply List for Edgewood Intermediate School:
                   SUPPLY LIST
1 -Package of construction paper 1 - Package of white wide-ruled filler paper 1 - Package of white wide-ruled filler paper
60 - #2 Pencils sharpened (please no novelty pencils) 48 - #2 Pencils sharpened (no mechanical) 48 - #2 Pencils sharpened
4 - Large glue sticks 3 -70 page composition notebook 6 - 100 sheet Composition notebooks (no spiral)
4 - Black only low odor dry-erase markers (broad tip) 8 - Large glue sticks 2 - Bottles of white glue
5 - Two pocket pronged folders (red,blue,yellow,green,purple) 1 - Set of multiplication/division flash cards 1 - Pair of earbuds or headphones
2 - Large boxes of Kleenex 1 - 24 count box of crayons (no larger) 1 - Box of 16 or 24 crayons (no larger)
1 - Pair of pointed scissors 4 - Black only low odor dry-erase markers 4 - Black bold low odor dry-erase markers
1 - 8 1/2 x 11" clipboard 1 - 12 count box of colored pencils (no larger) 1 - 12 count of colored pencils
1 - Backpack or bookbag (no wheels) 6 - Solid color PLASTIC pocket folders (with prongs) 1 - Olastic pocket folder
4 - Composition notebooks 2 - Large boxes of Kleenex or Puffs 2 - Large boxes of Kleenex or Puffs
2 - Yellow highlighters 1 - Pair of pointed scissors 1 - Pair of pointed scissors
1 - Pair of earbuds/headphones 1 - 8 1/2 x 11" clipboard 1 - 8 1/2 x 11' clipboard
1 - Box of quart or gallon baggies (optional) 1 - Package of pencil top erasers 1 - Backpack or bookbag (no wheels)
1 - Package of 3x3 post-it notes 1 - Backpack or bookbag (no wheels) 1 - Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (for whiteboards)
2 - 24 count box of crayons 1 - Package Post-Its 3" x3" 2 - Yellow highlighters
1 - Mr. Clean Eraser 2 - Yellow highlighters (broad tip) 1 - Plastic 5 x 8 school box or large pencil pouch
1 - Large pink eraser 1 - Pair of earbuds or headphones 1 - Package of 3x3 post-it notes
  1 - Plastic 5 x 8 school box of large pencil pouch 1 - Package 3 x 5 index cards (lined or unlined)
  1 - 4oz bottle of glue  
  1 - Package 3 x 5 index cards  
Have a great Summer!
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Camp Invention at EPS!

SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE! We are excited to announce in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Edgewood Primary School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades K-6.

Young innovators will experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking as they transform the terrain and ecosystem of a distant exoplanet, take risks as future entrepreneurs, blast rockets and rubber chickens, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box!

Visit the link below to see the ALL NEW Launch program modules in action:


Camp will be held:
June 19 - June 22
8:30 am-4:30 pm

To register:
1. Go to campinvention.org
2. Find camp by zip/city
3. Complete Registration
You can also register by calling 800-968-4332.
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STEAM Night Success!

Thank you to all who participated, presented, judged, showcased or supported STEAM Night at EPS and EIS last night! The event was a HUGE success with an unbelievable turnout!  

A special thanks to our three (wildly popular) food vendors: The Big Cheeze, La Poblana and 812 BBQ! Despite the rain, they were kept busy throughout the evening!   Thank you also to all our community partners: Science fair judges, Baxter Scientific, Cook Aviation, Go Green, Ray Amos Plastics, Parks and Recreation, Scaily Tailz, Ivy Tech, Boys & Girls Club of Ellettsville, Purdue Extension/4H, LEAP, IU Makerspace, and our own EHS engineering students!  Thank you especially, to all of our student leaders had the courage to step up, share their work with peers and families - they're sure to be representing STEAM-related community partners themselves some day!  

We hope you all enjoyed the showcase of hard work and innovative learning your children were able to share with families! 
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STEAM-Related Summer Camps!


Here is a listing of a few STEAM camps in our area:

Edgewood Primary School, Camp Invention: http://campinvention.org/

Ivy Tech Bloomington: https://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/cll/5860.html#summer 

Indiana University: http://camps.engineering.indiana.edu 

WonderLab: http://wonderlab.org/whats-happening/wondercamp/ 

University of Southern Indiana, Engineering and Manufacturing Creativity: http://www.usi.edu/science/southwest-indiana-stem/engineering-and-manufacturing-creativity-camp/ 

Summer camps at the Northwest YMCA in Bloomington have also announced they'll be incorporating STEAM learning into their camp days!

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STEAM Night This Thursday!

Join us for our first annual STEAM FEST this Thursday evening behind EPS and EIS! Three local food vendors will begin selling their tasty menus at 5:00, community partners will share the exciting programs and projects they offer from 5:30 - 6:30, then R-BB students will showcase their own projects through hands-on stations in each building from 6:30 - 7:30!  Science fair projects will also be on display all even at EIS. Be sure to stay for the raffle drawings at 7:45!
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Crane STEM Summer Camps!

Looking for engaging experiences for your children this summer?  Perhaps something NEW? Check out Crane's Summer STEM Camps!  Registration is open and spots fill quickly!  Students can register for the following weeks based on the grade level they will enter in the fall:

Grades 2 - 3:  July 5-7
Grades 4 - 6:  June 19-23
Grades 7 - 10:  June 12-16

For more information download this flyer or contact your school's STEAM Coach!   2017-Summer-STEM-Camp-flyer.pdf
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Snow Make-Up Days

Just a reminder that school will be in session on Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th.  These were originally scheduled as snow days, however some winter weather kept us out of school a couple of days in December.  Enjoy your weekend!
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RBBCSC VEX IQ Robotics Competition Cancelled for January 14th

Robotics Competition scheduled for January 14th at Stinesville has been cancelled. The competition has been rescheduled for next Saturday, January 21st, 9am to 12pm at Stinesville. 
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Edgewood Intermediate Fourth Grade Music Program

Policemen, Firemen, EMT's, Veterans You are invited to our Fourth Grade HERO Music Program!

 Please come to Edgewood Intermediate School on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00pm in the gym so the students can honor you!  Also stop by the cafeteria and check out what our fourth grade students have been doing in art class.
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Edgewood Intermediate 2016 Color Run

EIS Color Run 2016 was a great success!  The weather was perfect and the kids had a blast.  Thank you to the many volunteers that helped us thru out the day.  We could not have done it without you.  THANK YOU!
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If you have not signed up for HARMONY 3 FAMILY ACCESS you will need to do so as soon as possible. Harmony 2 will no longer be available after March 17th. Registration codes for each student were emailed home to parents earlier.

If you have more than one student in the corporation Harmony 3 allows you to set up one account for all of your students. Please contact the school office if you need assistance with signing up for HARMONY 3.

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