On Nov. 29, several young children and parents braved the chilly temperatures to plant the daffodil garden. After digging numerous holes, the children dropped in the bulbs. Even Dr. Houseknecht came out to help.
The garden will be located at the front of the school, blooming in a ring around the Edgewood Elementary school sign.
Next spring, more flowers will be planted in the area to create a garden. A design plan is in the works, but eventually the area will be named the Edgewood Centennial Friendship Garden.
Every year Edgewood Elementary holds a Thanksgiving Assembly to celebrate the upcoming holiday. This year, like every year before, the student body gathered together as a show of school spirit and community. Children in the first, fourth and fifth grades sang early American songs.
Leading up to the assembly, the PTA collected donated food items in boxes outside of classroom doors. Think: mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, stuffing. Many were overspilling with donations. And in all, there were 22 boxes filled with food for people in need. A representative from the Salvation Army came to take boxes, thanking the school for its generous donations.
Each child that donated a food item received a paper feather to write what they are thankful for this year. The feather was then posted on a giant turkey outside of the main office.
On Nov. 14, Edgewood held its annual multicultural tasting to give the students and faculty a taste of food from around the world. Twenty-three countries were represented, with more than 50 parents volunteering to cook, clean, and help out.
Friends and family members were even brought in to help, and some volunteers were seen cooking and prepping their food on the spot.
The classes came in shifts, and younger students walked around with their older buddies to gather the food on their plates.
Even the pickiest of students were spotted trying something new and delicious, as everyone raced to collect the miniature flags that adorned each bite.
At the end of the event, more than 9,000 morsels of food had been prepared, handed out, and consumed.
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, a very special US flag was presented to Edgewood by United for the Troops and Operation Cookie Drop. The flag is very special because it was flown over Afghanistan by the US Navy on Sept. 11 for Edgewood students.
The third, fourth, and fifth graders sang patriotic songs during the ceremony.
In November, Edgewood’s annual Book Fair was held in the new school library. There was plenty of space to spread out the wide selection of picture and chapter books, and children appreciated the elbow room. Children attended the fair with their classroom teachers, and they were also invited to return with their parents to shop later.
The book fair was a big success, in big part to an amazing group of volunteers.
November Family fun Night, a long-standing Edgewood tradition, was held on Nov. 2 this year on the school premises. It was a fun-filled night attended by almost 300 people!
First there was the pasta dinner buffet in the Old Meeting Room.
Dinner was followed by many rounds of Bingo in the gym!