January 3, 2022
Dear Edgewood Parents,
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a happy and peaceful vacation.
We are beginning our new nine-week grading period. Students have been STAR tested and new A.R. goals have already been set. Students in grades one to five will read and test on books at their individual reading level. Please remember the goal is based on your child reading daily for thirty minutes.
Students that achieve their A.R. goal for both the third and fourth nine-week grading periods will be able to shop at our A.R. store at the end of the year. Please encourage your child to achieve his or her goal and to read daily!
We are also starting a new incentive for students that meet A.R. goals. Desk Pets are small animal erasers that students can earn and keep through meeting A. R. goals. Students “adopt” pets and earn accessories and additional items for their Desk Pet’s habitat. Domes will be provided upon adoption. During the semester, a student may, using A. R. points, buy additional items for his or her pet.
Please continue to scan your shopping receipts to earn money for Box Tops for Education. Remember that all family members and friends can download and use this app. We can all continue to accumulate points for Edgewood Academy!
Thank you all for your overwhelming response to our Box Tops for Education fundraiser! As you continue to scan receipts and accumulate virtual Box Tops, please know that your support is greatly appreciated by the library and students. Remember to add your child’s name during the receipt scanning process. This will ensure credit will be given the correct class. Box tops that have “NO MORE CLIPPING” at the top are not able to be redeemed. This indicates that the credit will be given when the sales receipt is submitted. One prize will be awarded to the class that collects the most box tops, and the other prize will be awarded to the class that has the most individuals enroll online in the BTFE. Please continue to scan your receipts even after the October 28th deadline for the competition.
THE OLD BOX TOPS CLIPS
Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip them and send them to school.
Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for your school. Make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.
THE NEW BOX TOPS LABELS
Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their pacing from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ for your school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school’s earnings online.