Edward White Elementary

Edward White Elementary, a growing K-6 school with 573 students, sits in the heart of the North Scott School District between the high school and the junior high.  A recent 5.2 million-dollar update has added 28,000 square feet of classrooms, offices, a media center and a full-size competition gymnasium to the facility.  

Edward White Elementary has partnered with  the University of Northern Iowa and was named a State Model PCL {Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy} school in 2014.  Edward White teachers have a reputation as highly skilled instructional strategists and their students consistently achieve at high levels.

Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy

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Ed White Phone Number:
Our original office phone number is back in service. Please call 563-285-4544.  This number can also be used if you need to reach the nurse or call in an absence.  Thank you.  

If you have a child who will be age five on or before September 15, 2015, and did not attend Kindergarten Round Up, please call the school at 285-4544 so we have an accurate count for next fall.  

Calendar of Events

             MAP Testing Continues
27         Market Day Pick Up 6:30

1           Field Day Cookout Orders Due
4           PTA Mtg 3:20 
6           Bike to School Day
11         No School - Prof Dev Day
12         5th Grade Field Days
13         6th Grade Field Days
22         Kindergarten Fun Day
25         No School  - Memorial Day
27         Yearbooks On Sale Today
29         2 Hour Early Out

24         Unpack Your Backpack 4-5:30

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Student Spotlight

posted Apr 23, 2015, 2:00 PM by Jill Brunkan

Each week a boy and a girl are randomly selected to appear in the Student Spotlight.  
This week the spotlight is on:
Gavin A.
Second Grade - Mrs. Crouse

My favorite spring activity:
Going outside and playing Army with my brother and my friends in the neighborhood.

Future profession:
I want to be a really good soccer player.

Favorite place to be:
Home, because everything I play with is there, like my Legos.

Best restaurant:
I like any restaurant as long as they have soup.  I love soup.

Favorite animal:
A baby lion.

Sara W.
Third Grade - Mrs. Weiman

My favorite spring activity:
Playing tag outside.

Future profession:
I want to be a vet because I really like animals.

Favorite place to be:
Our cabin in Wisconsin.  I like to swim in the lake and play in the sand.

Best restaurant:
350 Grille.

Favorite animal:
A long haired Dachshund.

Grants Approved by the PTA

posted Apr 23, 2015, 12:15 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Apr 23, 2015, 12:16 PM ]

This week our PTA approved two grants for two different grade levels at Ed White!  Our kindergarten teachers were approved for a grant that will provide reusable book bags for each student.  These vibrant colored bags will be used in the classroom to hold books and as a way for students to transport reading materials back and forth between home and school. The sturdy bags, which will be used year after year, will protect the books and will make them last much longer as a result.  Our third grade teachers wrote a grant to replace the incubators for the beloved chick unit they teach each year.  During this unit, students learn all about lifecycles and get to see their learning come alive right before their eyes.  Having new incubators will increase the amount of eggs that hatch during the experiment and will give the chicks a warm start within each third grade classroom.  We are very lucky to have such a supportive PTA!

A Day in the Life - Kindergarten

posted Apr 23, 2015, 12:13 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Apr 23, 2015, 2:26 PM ]

                                 Kindergartners are excited to go to the special classes of music, p.e., art and media!
Edward White is on a 4-day rotation cycle for the special classes of music, p.e., art, and media. The students spend 45-minutes in one of the four special periods each day. 

In Kindergarten art the children work in various techniques such as
painting, sculpting, gluing/fastening, drawing, cutting and printing to learn about the main art elements and principles of color, line, shape, texture and pattern.  Students will need a large baggy t-shirt to serve as an “art shirt” so they don’t get paint on their clothing. Please print your child’s name on the art shirt.

In music class, kindergarten students learn about their voices,
instruments, and appropriate movements to different styles of music. They perform in the school music program and also create their own music!

Locomotor movements are taught in physical education (p.e.) class. These are the basic movements that create the ability to move in more complex ways. The movements are: hop, jump, leap, skip, and gallop. We love to play movement games!  The students need to wear rubber-soled tennis shoes in p.e. class. This is an excellent time for your child to learn to tie shoelaces! Unless your child can tie his/her own shoes it is helpful to have your child just come to school wearing tennis shoes on P.E. days.

In media, kindergarten students learn about library procedures, taking care of books, Tumblebooks, differences between a library and a bookstore, basic computer skills, Keyseeker, Tuxpaint, and stories- working on listening and ELA standards.

Lost and Found

posted Apr 23, 2015, 11:30 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Apr 23, 2015, 11:30 AM ]

Please stop by and check out the lost and found in the lobby.  We will be taking whatever is left to Goodwill May 1. 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Team Kemper

posted Apr 23, 2015, 10:24 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Apr 23, 2015, 10:27 AM ]

Kemper is in 2nd grade at Ed White.  He has Type 1 Diabetes.  We hope you go out and walk to support Kemper on May 2 at Niabi Zoo!  To register online go to www.walk.jdrf.org or call 563-383-6081.  If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation call Erin at 563-676-5333.

Birthday Books

posted Apr 23, 2015, 10:19 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Apr 23, 2015, 10:19 AM ]

The following Ed White students donated a book to the media center in honor of their birthdays:

Keaton B. - Alex Rider - Scorpia Rising
Carson K. - Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids
Jayda N. - Whatever After - Sink or Swim
Emily V. - Bits and Pieces
Eisley W. - Fly Guy's Amazing Tricks
Kennadi T. - Rule of Three

Step Up Day for 6th Graders

posted Apr 17, 2015, 12:30 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Apr 17, 2015, 12:31 PM ]

  • A day for all of the 6th grade students within the district to begin their transition to the Junior High 
  • Will take place May 4, 10:00 - 1:30
  • Small groups of students will be matched with a 7th grade teacher to tour the building, ask/answer questions, sit-in on classes, etc.
  • Band and choir will perform
  • Students will have lunch at Junior High 
  • 6th grade teachers will be asked to shadow a group of students.  Sharing this experience with the students will allow the teachers to answer some of the questions that may arise once students are back in our building. 
  • While the 6th grade students are 'stepping up' to 7th grade for the day, the 7th graders will be meeting with 8th grade teachers, and the 8th grade students will be at the high school. 

Yearbook - Last Chance!

posted Apr 10, 2015, 6:41 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Apr 10, 2015, 6:42 AM ]

Yearbook signing will be May 28 or 29.  If your student hasn't ordered a yearbook, they will be on sale Wednesday, May 27 ONLY in the Ed White office.  $20 per yearbook.  A limited number of yearbooks were ordered.  They will be sold on a first-come basis.

If you are not sure if have have ordered a yearbook or not, check with the office staff.


Mile Run

posted Apr 9, 2015, 1:46 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Apr 23, 2015, 10:00 AM ]

Students in 3rd - 6th grade will be running the mile the week of April 27 for Physical Fitness testing.  The weather didn't cooperate this week.  Bring your gym shoes and appropriate clothing.

5th and 6th Grade Field Days Cookout

posted Mar 5, 2015, 8:56 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Apr 21, 2015, 10:01 AM ]

Join us for the 1st Annual Field Day's Cook-Out!

Welcome all students, parents, siblings and any spectator at the 

5th & 6th Grade Elementary Field Days 

to be held on 

May 12 (5th Grade) & 13th (6th Grade)


**Available for Students, Staff and all Parents & Visitors!!!***

 Please complete the attached pre-order form and return to your school secretary before May 1

  ***Adults pay at the concession stand the day of the event***

Student price is $2.30 – (Regular lunch price) Student lunches will be charged to their accounts

Adult/Child Spectator Lunches $3.60  –  pay at the event 

 Adult lunches may NOT be charged to student accounts



Rain dates May 14 for 5th grade & May 15 for 6th


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