Edgewood Highland School160 Pawtuxet Avenue Cranston, RI 02905-4044 Main Office Telephone: 401-270-8065 Main Office Fax: 401-270-8534

Principal: Marlene R. Gamba
Office Secretary: Gail Broadbent
If you wish to have color copy of our Feinstein Newsletter you can print a copy the link is on our Feinstein Newsletter page

Students will be selling "Pencil- Grams" December 6-15 for .$.50 each they will be delivered December 21--send a special message to relatives/students

Spirit Week December 19-23

Monday-Hat day

Tuesday-Twin Day/Sports Day

Wednesday- Pajama Day

Thursday- ugly fun sweater /shirt/sock day

Friday-Show your holiday spirit day

Los estudiantes venden "lápiz-gramos" del 6 al 15 de diciembre por $ 50 cada uno serán entregados el 21 de diciembre - envíen un mensaje especial a los familiares / estudiantes
Semana Espíritu Diciembre 18-23
Lunes-Día del sombrero
Martes-Día gemelo
Miércoles - Día del pijama
Jueves - suéter de la diversión fea / camisa / día del calcetín
Viernes: muestre su día de espíritu navideño

Edgewood Highland-Feinstein Leadership School Update

The students at Edgewood Highland participate in the Feinstein Junior Scholar
Program. Feinstein Junior Scholars make the world a better place. They are ambassadors of good will and do good deeds whenever possible throughout the year. They participate in the fight against hunger in Rhode Island by organizing canned food drives to benefit local community agencies. They contribute good
deed examples for school wide publication twice a year

There are many benefits to being a Feinstein Junior Scholar. Some of those benefits include: positively impacting the lives of others (intrinsic reward), receiving Junior Scholar Cards which include free admission to amazing places, including Mystic Aquarium, (extrinsic reward) , a free t-shirt and college scholarship opportunities. In the spring our students will be going to Mystic Aquarium. The bus to be paid for by the Feinstein Foundation and their Feinstein Junior scholar Cards afforded them free admission.
Edgewood Highland holds food drives have helped local families and agencies, such as
Cranston Family Center and Cranston Community Action Program. As a result of being a Feinstein Leadership School we-have received matching donations to benefit the school for each food item collected up to $1000, $1000 donation for our January Newsletter, a yearbook grant and community partnerships. Our generous staff and families provides necessities for needy families.

We also hold spirit weeks and the students have donated to the American Cancer Society and Leukemia Foundation. We emphasize good deeds and kindness with our bulldog paw program. The theme for school year 2016-2017 “Always be humble and kind!” We currently are sharing our kind deeds on our “kindness garland” that is strung in the lobby.

We have used the donated funds to purchase items which will benefit the entire learning community. So far, we have purchased 25 Chrome Book computers, two 70 inch large screen TV’s for classroom lessons and mini laptops to be. We also updated our computer lab with new computers and chairs. We are very grateful to Mr. Feinstein and his organization for their continued support of Edgewood Highland. Mr. Feinstein is certainly humble and kind!!!

Encourage your Feinstein Junior Scholar to continue to make a
difference in the community.


PLEASE FOLLOW EDGEWOOD ON TWITTER -Marlene Gamba@gamba_mgamba...Join and earn our school a school dance with a DJ

Upcoming activities

Dear Edgewood families,

Edgewood got a complete facelift this summer. Our entire heating/air-conditioning system was replaced. This will ensure better air quality throughout the building. Funds for this were through the Efficient Building Fund.

Please follow Edgewood on Twitter. I am asking staff, family and students to join at Marlene Gamba@gamba_mgamba. Currently, we have 64 followers. If we reach over 100, I will provide the students with a DJ party during school time, so follow Edgewood on Twitter!

We had a good turnout at our first PTO meeting. PTO co-chairpersons are Laura Kline and Adrienne D’Arconte. Jon Weining chairs cultural arts and Mandy Faust chairs fundraising. We will be looking for volunteers for our Fall Harvest Festival on Thursday, November 10th.

Our school-wide focus this year continues to be in the area of writing with a concentration on students responding to a prompt based on their reading assignments. We, especially, want students to become critical readers. Students are being introduced to Eureka, a new math program. Parents have requested more information and we plan to provide our parents with a workshop in the near future.

Please join us this Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 for schoolyard cleanup. This is organized by our PTO.

Friday Oct. 14th – Dress up pink for cancer research – suggested donation $1.00

Thursday Oct/ 20th – Kindergarten field trip Confreda Farms

Friday Nov. 4th – Gr. 5 field grip Fusionworks dance concert

Tuesday, Nov. 8th – No School Election Day

Wednesday Nov. 9th – Veterans Day Assembly 9:30

Thursday Nov. 10th – Fall Harvest Festival 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Friday Nov. 11th – NO School Veterans Day

Monday Nov. 21st – PTO meeting 6 PM Library

Nov. 24th/25th – No School Thanksgiving

Thursday Dec. 1st & Friday Dec. 2nd – Holiday Shop held during the school day

Monday Dec. 26th thru Monday Jan. 2nd – No School Christmas Break – students report to school on Tues. Jan. 3rd

Newsletter S

Volunteering and BCI checks!
link for volunteer forms

Link to Elementary School Discipline Code Book

Principal's letter for 2016-2017 on this page and the link to our School Improvement Plan


Edgewood Becomes a Feinstein Leadership School

Feinstein Newsletter for Fall/ Winter 2015 is on the Feinstein Newsletter Page..please feel free to print it in color. Thank you

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Dear Edgewood Families:

Our school will be having a major face lift this summer our heating and air conditioning system will be replaced with a new modern system. This update will improve our educational climate.

Our action plans for the 2016-2017 school year have been updated, we will continue to use data to differentiated instruction in the area of reading and math. School wide, we will continue to prioritize writing in our classes. Our action plans are posted on the school website. We will continue to support the common core which will help students to become successful digital citizens.

Our list serv for parents was very successful. We hope more parents will join this year. Throughout the year, our family involvement committee will be looking for support and volunteers to help us provide the best educational experiences for our children and their families. Please contact Robin Gervais at the Cranston Family Center
__270-8495__ to become more involved, we need your input.

First bell is at 8:15-students gather in multipurpose room for morning exercises at that time. School hours are 8:25-2:40-Any student who arrives after 8:25 will be marked late. All students will receive letters in August from their new classroom teacher.

Monday, AUGUST 29 -5:30-6:30 PM-Meet and greet the teachers at Edgewood Highland
First Day of school is Thursday,September 1, 2016Monday September 5- No school Labor DayTuesday, September 13- Primary Day no school
Fall Pictures-Friday September 16-all day foyer
Open House- Wednesday, September 21 -6:30-7:30
Book Fair September 19-September 22

Lunch and recess schedule :
Lunch / Recess Grades K, 1& 2 – 11:25-11:50 lunch- recess 11:50-12:10
Lunch/Recess Grades 3, 4, & 5- 12:10- 12:35 lunch-recess 12:35-12:55

Thank you
Mrs. Marlene R. Gamba

Link to School Improvement Plan 2016-2017

If you want to find out what ACES stands for check out the principal's page

Link to PTO Website