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

The Scott County Library Bookmobile will stop at Ed White on the following Thursdays:
November 3, 17
December 1, 15

Calendar of Events

24      PTA Meeting 7:30 PM - Media Center
25      Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:45
27      Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:45
28      Two Hour Early Dismissal
31      Halloween Parade/Party

4        Picture Retakes 7:45-10:00
4        Ed White Families 2:30-3:00
4        Spelling Bee (4-6th Grade) 1:00 Old Gym
7        No School (Professional Day)
8        3rd/4th Grade Music Program HS Aud 6:30 PM
8        Student Council Election - Speeches at 8:30 AM
18      Donuts with Dad 6:45 AM - 8:00 AM
18      2 Hour Early Out  (End of 1st Trimester)
23      No School
24      No School (Thanksgiving Break)
25      No School (Thanksgiving Break)
28      PTA Meeting 7:30 - Media Center

1        5th/6th Grade Music Program HS Aud 6:30
2        Ed White Families 2:30
8        Skating Party K-2 5:30-7:00 & 3-6 7:00-8:30
19      District Spelling Bee HS Aud 6:00-7:00
21      2 Hour Early Out
          Holiday Party (Time TBD)
22      No School (Winter Break)

3       School Resumes

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*Mahlaya in 4th grade has artwork that has been selected to be displayed at Central Office. Congratulations Mahlaya!

Fire Prevention Poster Winners

posted Oct 21, 2016, 9:29 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Oct 21, 2016, 1:55 PM ]

Congratulations to the following students who won the fire prevention poster contest and got to ride to school in a fire engine!

L to R:
Anna N. - 1st Grade, Ella C. - 2nd Grade, Sawyer K. - Kindergarten, Anna P. - 1st Grade, Grady K. - 2nd Grade, Korbin B. - 1st Grade, Landon G. -  3rd Grade, Wesley K. - Kindergarten, Macy K. - 3rd Grade

Parent Teacher Conferences

posted Oct 20, 2016, 11:45 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Oct 20, 2016, 11:46 AM ]

Ed White Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the evenings of October 25 and October 27 from 3:45 PM - 7:45 PM.

All conferences are scheduled with your child's homeroom teacher although our specialists (reading, special education, art, music, PE, guidance, media, and TAG) will be available on a "walk-in" basis.

October 10th - Day of Professional Learning

posted Oct 20, 2016, 11:01 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Oct 20, 2016, 11:02 AM ]

The North Scott Community School District elementary teachers, grades Pre-K-6th grade, participated in professional learning throughout the day on Monday, October 10, 2016.  The morning session, held at Ed White Elementary, brought Preschool and PreK-6 teachers together from across the district.  Here are some highlights from the day:

·         Teacher Leaders planned and facilitated book study discussions in grade level bands.  

o    Preschool – KindergartenPurposeful Play: A Teacher’s Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day (2016) by Kristin Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler.  

o    1st and 2nd gradePreventing Misguided Reading: New Strategies for Guided Reading Teachers (2010) by Jan Miller Burkins and Melody Croft.  

o    3rd and 4th gradeA Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth (2015) by Kristin Mraz and Christine Hertz.  

o    5th and 6th gradeResearch Reading and Writing: Fresh Strategies to Spark interest, Develop Independence, and Meet Common Core State Standards (2012) by Christopher Lehman.

o    Special Areas: Special area teachers also met to analyze and discuss their books for study.  

§  Teacher Librarians met as a professional learning community to share ideas, concerns.  

§  Art teachers discussed their book, Talking About Student Art.

§  Music teachers discussed their book, Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-Free Approach (2011) by Alice M. Hammel and Ryan M. Hourigan.

·         University of Northern Iowa, Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy Fall Academy and Reading Recovery Conference share-out

o    A variety of teachers who attended the conference shared their big take-away from the conference including information from:

§  Keynote author and illustrator, Brian Pinkney

§  Keynote Dr. Richard Allington, professor at University of Tennessee whose research interests include reading interventions for students and countering the effects of summer slide by creating access to books throughout the summer for students, especially those with limited resources.  

·         Unit Refinement

o    Grade level teams continued to refine and revise English Language Arts unit and common formative assessments.

o    They problem-solved issued that have come up in math, as well as shared instructional insights in the first few units.  

o    Teachers worked through the new NGSS science units that were written by teachers this past summer and FOSS kits that were currently being implemented.  

o    Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) teachers attended the first part of each grade level meeting and then met as a professional learning community to share out information and problem solve instruction or communication with teachers.  

·         K-6 Special Area Teachers

o    Planned for their individualized professional learning based on curriculum mapping and unit development including assessments aligned to standards.  

·         EdCamp – topics of discussion included:

o    math workshop

o    writing conferences or 1:1 conferences in any of the workshops

o    math workshops

o    planning with a common theme throughout all workshops

o    TAG

o    special area curriculum planning

o    fostering student collaboration.  

·         Small group instruction

o    With clarity in theory and procedures, small group planners were introduced.  Teachers had a variety of planners based on their level of implementation and their general preference. The focus of the planners is to encourage teachers to think deeply and with focused intentions, about their instructional choices in planning for a particular small group of students.  

Halloween Party

posted Oct 13, 2016, 1:43 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 1:47 PM ]

Edward White's annual Halloween parade and parties will be Monday, October 31  Time will be allocated for costuming so there is no need for a child to wear a costume to school.  The amount of time given will depend on the grade level.  Weapon-like accessories (guns, swords, knives, etc.) will not be allowed.  Line-up for the parade will begin at 1:45.  We will parade around the track.  Our goal is for classroom celebrations to begin around 2:20.  If you have questions, please let us know.

Reminder: All treats need to be prepackaged.  If a student in your class has an allergy, please provide a safe snack.  No cookie cakes please!

Ed White Suggested Safe Snack List for 2016-2017

If you are looking for ideas for a treat that would be safe for all students in the school, please see some ideas below:

Food must be store bought  and come in original packaging (not homemade).

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish - any kind


Nabisco Teddy Grahams - chocolate or honey

Nabisco or Keebler graham crackers - original or honey

Rold Gold or Kitchen Cooked  pretzels

Barnum animal crackers - original

Kellogg’s plain rice krispie treats - original

Oreos original or Double Stuf

Plain Popsicles, Bomb Pops

Fruit snacks:  Welch’s, Kelloggs, Betty Crocker

Hostess Twinkies and Cupcakes

Water, juice boxes, Gatorade, PowerAde

Non Food Items: Stickers, pencils, erasers


NSCSD does not promote certain brand names nor does it consider all items on this list to be healthy.

PTA Meeting - October 24

posted Oct 5, 2016, 12:03 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Oct 20, 2016, 10:37 AM ]

The next PTA meeting is Monday, October 24.  Please click here to see what is on the agenda.

Lost and Found

posted Oct 5, 2016, 10:16 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Oct 20, 2016, 1:36 PM ]

We have many jackets and sweatshirts in the Lost & Found.  If your child is missing anything please remind them to go to the lobby and take a look.  
We will be taking it all to Goodwill after conferences.  Thank you.

Scholastic Book Fair

posted Oct 5, 2016, 10:03 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Oct 18, 2016, 10:40 AM ]

Monday, October 24 from 8:00-3:15
Tuesday, October 25 from 3:00-7:30
Wednesday, October 26 from 8:00-3:15
Thursday, October 27 from 3:00-7:30
Friday, October 28 from 8:00-1:15

Holiday Food Basket & Angel Tree Gifts

posted Sep 29, 2016, 11:29 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Sep 29, 2016, 11:29 AM ]

North Scott Food Pantry
Holiday Food Basket & Angel Tree Gifts 

Student Spotlight

posted Sep 22, 2016, 1:47 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Oct 20, 2016, 1:27 PM ]

Each week a student is randomly selected to appear in the Student Spotlight.
This week the spotlight is on:
Gage R.
Fifth Grade - Mrs. Kilburg

Best thing about Ed White:
We don't have to wear uniforms to school.

Future profession:
I want to be the President.

I can talk for hours about:
My cats Max and Pumpkin.

My favorite restaurant:
Steak and Shake.  I get the chicken tenders and fries.

If I could live anywhere:
I'd stay in Eldridge because we don't have many tornadoes, there are no earthquakes, no tsunamis, and it's too small a town for bank heists.

Kylee I.
Third Grade- Mrs. Baldwin

Best thing about Ed White:
Seeing all my friends at school.

Future profession:
I want to be a vet at the zoo that helps the animals.

I could talk for hours about:
My relatives, animals, reading, and the beach.

My favorite restaurant:
Steak and Shake.  I like the double fudge shake.

If I could live anywhere:
I'd pick Paris.  I dream about going to Paris and seeing the Eiffel Tower.


posted Sep 1, 2016, 12:23 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Sep 1, 2016, 12:23 PM ]

Don't forget to order a yearbook!  The price is $15.  Checks can be made payable to Ed White. We will have an all school signing assembly at the end of the year, so don't miss out on owning your own piece of Ed White history!  

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