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APR
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Edgewood Hoopsters VS Harlem Wizards

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Smiles, Laughter and Fun described the scene Wednesday night as many of our EPS families enjoyed watching the Harlem Wizards Basketball game against our very own Edgewood Hoopsters.
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APR
15

“Imagine” Lunch in Our Courtyard


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We are frequently visited by parents, grandparents, and even some aunts and uncles who are joining their students for lunch in our Garden Gate Café. We are always happy to have guests in the Garden Gate, but now spring has arrived we have an option for those joining us for lunch: visit our courtyard off the Crayon Hallway to take advantage of al fresco dining in a beautiful and quiet setting.

The picture above is good, but it does not do justice to the actual setting. Mrs. Vicky Entrekin, one of our two day-time custodians, has recently put in the time and effort to welcome spring to this lovely space. As the temperatures rise we will place the shade umbrellas out to protect courtyard visitors from the sun. So, plan a day off or just play “hooky” and stop by! The space is ready and we love lunch guests!

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APR
09

Breakfast Buddies

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Jerry Pittsford

Last week we hosted two sessions of breakfast buddies that were extremely well-attended. Both the Tuesday and Thursday sessions filled our Garden Gate Café to near capacity. We could not tell who was more proud: the fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and other significant male role models who came to eat with the students or if it was the students who were so pleased to show off the men they admire! Regardless, we were simply thrilled to see so many happy faces gathered together.

The event was organized by Family Involvement Coordinator Beth Krouse, and our PTO assisted in providing resources and helping hands for serving the food. The underlying purpose for the event is to get the men in our students’ lives to recognize the importance of reading and the part they play in supporting the educational development of the children they love.

Longtime Herald-Times sports columnist, editor, and author Bob Hammel was our guest speaker. Not one of our students would recognize the significant part Mr. Hammel played in chronicling one of the most successful periods of time in the history of IU sports: the Rose Bowl season, IU swimmer Mark Spitz and his record number gold medals, the Yeagley years in soccer, and, yes, the Knight years in basketball. Time did not permit Mr. Hammel the opportunity to tell many stories, but he did make offer some great insights on cultivating a love for the written word as both a father and grandfather. Mr. Hammel’s son and daughter have both achieved success in their own professions, and his grandchildren are likewise primed for success. Certainly he can be forgiven a boast or two, but the one that drew the most laughter was that all his grandchildren, like his children, have or will graduate from IU, despite the fact his son and daughter both married Purdue graduates!

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MAR
27

Bully Awareness and Prevention Video

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MAR
13

Mrs. McAuley's Second Grade Class Book

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The second graders from Mrs. McAuley's class write, illustrate, and publish their very own class book.

"Jack and the Beanstalk turns into a story with a plot twist when these ingenious second graders retell it from the giant’s point of view." -Mrs. McAuley

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FEB
26

Educator of the Year Nominee - Kim Rohlfing

The following video was created for the the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year Awards 2014 in conjunction with the Franklin Initiative. EPS Kindergarten Teacher, Kim Rohlfing, was one of the award winners.
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DEC
17

Don't Be A Bully!

The following video was created for Edgewood Primary Students. It is titled, Be A Good Friend, Don't Be A Bully.
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