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Tips for Reading Success

We will be posting newsletters here with some tips for successful reading at home and at school. the newsletters include book picks, activities and great tips!

Homework Clubs
Grades 3/4; 5/6; and 7/8

September 2017
Dear Parents,
This letter is to inform you that Homework Club for Grades 3/4; Grades 5/6 and Grades 7/8 is available to your child after school from 2:45 – 3:45 PM beginning Monday September 25th. The Grades 3 and 4 Homework Club will meet in the Health room #206, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; the Grades 5 and 6 club will meet in room #168 on Mondays and Thursdays, and room #164 on Tuesdays (no 5/6 club on Wednesday). The Grades 7 and 8 club will meet in room #255 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Room #253 on Tuesday.  Students attending are expected to stay the entire hour. This is an excellent opportunity for your child to get some homework completed before leaving school as well as to receive support or clarification with any aspect of homework in which he/she may be having difficulty.
The staff members running the Homework Club are knowledgeable about the content being taught in the classes as well as teachers’ expectations for homework assignments.
We strongly encourage your support in having your son/daughter attend on a regular basis if he/she is having a difficult time getting homework completed or is confused about a particular subject or assignment. If your child is productive and efficient with the time spent during Homework Club, he/she could leave at 3:45 PM with much of the homework completed.
Please read the Rules of the Homework Club below. Since we plan to create a working environment for all students, appropriate behavior is very important. If a student’s behavior is disruptive during this time, he/she will be asked to leave, and a call will be made to the home. The student may return to Homework Club after one week. We would appreciate it very much if you would review these expectations with your child.
The Edgartown School
Grades 3-8 Staff

Join the PTA!

The PTA is adding online registration for PTA events starting with membership/registration.  

  1. Click this link to see our SignUp on
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on
Note: does not share your email address with anyone.
If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Helpful Information for the 2017-2018 School Year:

Student Reading:

Lexia Core 5 Access

Here is the link to access Lexia Core5. Please bookmark this page!

If you'd like to install the full program on your home computer or iPad/tablet, please click here.

Scholastic SRI, SRC & SMI Access

Click here to access SRI, SRC & SMI.

Student Math:

Dreambox Access

Click here to view instructions for using Dreambox Math at home on your computer or tablet.


Join the School Advisory Committee!

The School Advisory Council is looking for an additional parent representation for the 2017-2018 year.
This important committee is responsible for developing and crafting the School Improvement Plan (SIP).  We encourage and welcome faculty, staff, parent, and community participation on this committee. The School Advisory Council (SAC) generally meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00AM in the Edgartown School Faculty dining room.  Minutes and agendas for these meetings are available on the SAC homepage on the Edgartown School Webpage.
The first meeting of the 2017-2018 School Year is on Tuesday, September 12 at 3 pm in the Faculty Dining Room.  If you are interested/and or have any questions, feel free to contact a co-chair: John Stevens or Kate Lefer.

Protect Your Kids on Their Devices!

Out of the box, devices like iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Droids are wide open to the internet. Children can view or be exposed to any content on the internet. As you know, there is a lot of content that is not appropriate for children.

Parental controls are features which may be included in digital television services, computer and video games, mobile devices and software. Parental controls can allow filtering of content, limiting apps that can be installed or used, limiting access to age inappropriate content and setting time limits on devices.

Click here to download our recommendations for parental controls.

School Improvement Plan Update

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Edgartown School Community,
The School Advisory Council (SAC) has completed the latest draft of next year's School Improvement Plan (SIP) for 2017-2018.  It is in the file cabinet on the SAC web page. The goal was to create a plan that captures the best thinking of a wide range of school employees, parents, community members, students, and business people in our community.  Should you have any questions about this document or the related process Kate Lefer and I would be happy to answer them. 
Thank you,  
John Stevens

Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program

Earn cash for the Edgartown School! It's very easy - please download this form to get all the info!

Island Parent's Advisory Council on Special Eduation

The Island Parents Advisory Council on Special Education (IPAC) is a state-mandated, parent-led group that meets monthly and functions to advise and participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the district’s special education programs. In addition, the IPAC has a wealth of resources and offers parent support.

School Report Card

This report card contains important information about enrollment, teacher qualifications, student achievement on the MCAS and more. Click here to view the letter from Principal Stevens about our report card.

  • Click here to view our school 'report card'. You can use the tabs at the top of the page to view student, teacher, assessment data and more (updated December 2017).

School Bullying Plan

Information about our school bullying plan can be found in the student & parent area.



Photo/Art Highlight

After all of the students have gone home...
Quote of the Week
"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
Eden Phillpotts

Calendar This Week's
Monday, January 15
School closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thursday, January 18
All-Island Winter String Concert 6:00pm MVRHS/PAC

Friday, January 19
PTA Annual Pizza/Bingo Party 5:30-7:00pm in the Cafe

Lunch Tray What's for
Monday, January 15

Tuesday, January 16
Nachos, chicken fajitas, salsa, refried beans, rice, tossed salad

Wednesday, January 17
Baked cajun chicken, pot roast, rice, carrots, green beans, dinner rolls, tossed salad, apple sauce

Thursday, January 18
Turkey & gravy, squash, mashed potato, stuffing, green beans, tossed salad, cranberry sauce, apple pie

Friday, January 19
Fish burger, grilled chicken on a bun, tomato & cucumber, baked sweet potato, tossed salad, sliced peaches

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