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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*KWQC School Closings*

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.  

Only 80 Box Tops separate the girls and boys but who is ahead by 80?  Find out Friday, March 6!  Good luck.

Calendar of Events

3            6th Grade Math Bee
3            STEM Planning Mtg
3            Skating Party
              5:30-7:00 (K-2)
              7:00-8:30 (3-6)
4            2 Hour Late Start
6            Kindergarten Round Up
6            No school for Kindergarten students
6            Yearbook Orders Due
9            Ribbon Cutting/Open House 5:45
9            NS School Board Mtg 6:30 @ EW
13          2 Hr Early Out - 3rd Quarter Ends
16-20    Spring Break
23         Spring Pictures

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Book Clubs


All the sign ups have been posted! Sign up early to get your first choice. Follow this link for more information.

The PTA is sponsoring an All School Skating Party on Tuesday, March 3 at Skate Park.  The entry fee is $3.50 (50 cents of this goes back to Ed White).   Skate rental is $1.50.  Socks  must be worn to skate.  Hope to see you there!

Skating will be divided into 2 sessions:
K-2 skates from 5:30-7:00 PM
3-6 skates from 7:00-8:30 PM

Late Start - March 4

posted Feb 26, 2015, 1:45 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 1:45 PM ]

A 2 Hour Late Start is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4.  Classes will officially begin at 10:15 a.m.  Please make the necessary arrangements for this change of schedule.  During this late start the Edward White staff will be engaged in staff development activities relating to our building goals.

Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

posted Feb 26, 2015, 1:33 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 1:34 PM ]

I cannot thank you enough for any help you had in this Pennies for Patients campaign.  Our school goal was to raise $2,500.  We exceeded our goal once again and raised $3,304.78!! 

The 1st place class was Mrs.Thavenet's class who raised $292.59 (winner of the Olive Garden pasta party), 2nd place goes to Mrs. Weiman's class with $254.13 and 3rd place to Mrs. Kilburg's room with $237.68.  

The grade level totals are posted outside of the library.  Very impressive!!  Here are the classroom and grade level results! 

-Ms. Rolston
C - 23.80
D - 29.39
W - 75.45
Z - 138.91

1st grade:
N - 88.22
R - 27.31
F/G - 170.10
S - 61.91

2nd grade:
C - 137.29
T - 292.59
S - 34.63
R - 17.22

3rd grade:
BU - 93.01
BI - 148.64
W - 254.13

4th grade:
B - 81.87
K - 229.71
G - 52.73
V - 143.01

5th grade:
D - 100.64
L/G - 214.03
T - 205.23
K - 237.68

6th grade:
N - 69.47
H - 91.53
S - 30.64

Ed White Families Are Back!

posted Feb 26, 2015, 1:28 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 1:28 PM ]

Ed White Families are Back!

We are excited to announce the return of Ed White Families.  It has been a year of many changes and transitions and the same is true for our families.  In order to include our new staff members as family leaders and our many new students, we have reorganized families.  While our “old family” is still important to us and we will keep our connections with those people, our new families will allow us to make even more friends and know another supportive adult in our school environment.  

Families will meet on late start mornings for a 30-minute activity.  In addition to getting acquainted with our new family members, our first meeting on Wed., March 4 will begin an All-School Read!  Every student will receive their own copy of a Bad Case of the Stripes.  Our PTA generously funded these books.  We will  read the book together in Families and discuss our own differences and unique qualities.  Throughout the month of March, students will participate in activities at home and at school with their new book.  Check the newsletter weekly for further information on these activities.  On April 1, our next late start, Ed White Families will celebrate our all school book study by sharing their experiences at school and at home.  We are looking forward to meeting our new family members!

Bullying Prevention and Internet Safety

posted Feb 26, 2015, 1:25 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 1:26 PM ]

Guidance classes are learning about bullying prevention and the importance of 
using strategies to stop bullying, both as a target and as a witness.  Social media can expose children to threatening behavior and cyber bullying.  Trooper Dan Loussaert presented safety information to 5th grade students this week.  With a number of real life examples from NetSmartz.org, Trooper Dan showed students the importance of using the following safety steps when receiving a threatening or uncomfortable message:

1. Do not respond

2. Save the message:  Do not delete

3. Show a trusted adult

4. The adult can determine if parents, Internet provider or police need to be contacted.

Sixth grade students talked with Amy Schubert, Juvenile Court Liason for North Scott schools.  Mrs. Schubert works with junior high and high school students where she spends much of her time investigating cyber bullying and misuse of social media.  She talked with 6th grade students about appropriate use of social media and the consequences of inappropriate use.  One of her main messages to 6th graders is “It never goes away!” so choose carefully when posting on social media.  Mrs. Schubert also emphasized the importance of being assertive and getting help from adults when social media is being used to hurt and harass students.  Students took an active part in the discussion with insightful comments and questions.

Fourth grade students will be looking at NetSmartz.org in guidance classes next week.  We will be exploring the website for games and videos that teach us important lessons about Internet safety and positive uses of social media.   All intermediate students will also receive a booklet for parents to review safety rules with your children.

Fourth Grade Goes to the Symphony

posted Feb 26, 2015, 1:24 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 1:24 PM ]

Battle of the Books

posted Feb 26, 2015, 1:05 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 8:46 AM ]

Elena K., Glory H., and Hannah S. in 6th grade were the building champions. The next round will be on Saturday, March 7 at the Scott County Library at 10:00 a.m.

The runners up were Connor M. and Ashlyn and Addison F.  There were only three points behind the winning team!

School Breakfast

National School Breakfast Week is March 2-6.  All buildings offer a nutritious breakfast daily. Breakfast is served from (7:30-8:00). Students who ride the bus and arrive later than 7:30 are encouraged to go to the gym/lunchroom immediately to participate.  

Our menu includes a wide variety of NEW items! Check out our NEW online menu Nutrislice http://north-scott.nutrislice.com/ - Download the FREE App Today!

The Elementary Menu:  (All Items come with ½ cup Fruit or 100% Juice, Yogurt or Milk)

Monday – Mini Cinni’s

Tuesday- Egg & Cheese Slider

Wednesday – Poptart (Strawberry or Cinnamon)

Thursday – Pancake/Sausage on a Stick w/Syrup

Friday – French Toast Sticks W/Syrup

If you child(ren) is not taking advantage of this program, I would like to encourage them to give it a try! If your child(ren) ride a bus, they can still take advantage of this program daily. Exceptions can be made for them in the event of late bus arrival to school.  Our priority is to make sure your student has the benefit of a nutritious breakfast daily.

You may contact me at 563-285-4612 if you have any questions regarding our breakfast program.



Amy Guerrero

Food Service Director

Birthday Books

posted Feb 26, 2015, 1:01 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 8:39 AM ]

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

Raina V. - The Bunny  in the Ballet
Spencer V. - Pete the Cat - Wheels on the Bus
Philip C. - Magic Tree House - Danger in the Darkest Hour
Adam L.- Spirit Animals - Rise and Fall
Cora O. - The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
Caitlyn U. - Secret Garden
Ella B. - Frozen - The Cinestory
Caleb E. - Guinness Book of World Records 2015
Eli E. - Unleashed
Lincoln P. - Hurry Up and Slow Down
Tyson H.- Tombquest - Book of the Dead
Seyse L. - Fancy Clancy - Secret of the Silver Key

5th Grade Recorder Performance

posted Feb 26, 2015, 9:06 AM by Jill Brunkan

Recorder Performance 5th Grade

Principal's Message

posted Feb 12, 2015, 12:43 PM by Jill Brunkan

Plan on joining us for an official ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Monday, March 9 beginning at 5:45 p.m.  This ceremony will include a musical performance by our 6th grade choir, student speeches and the acknowledgement of everyone involved in this multi-million dollar project.  Immediately following the ceremony, everyone is encouraged to tour the school.   The North Scott School Board will conduct their meeting beginning at 6:30 in the new media center.

Student Spotlight

posted Jan 29, 2015, 12:42 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 8:47 AM ]

Each week a girl and a boy are randomly selected to appear in the Student Spotlight.
This week the spotlight is on:

Rachel S.
4th Grade - Mrs. Keeney

Favorite Band/Song:
I like Imagine Dragons and a song from a long time ago called I Want You back by N'Sync and I like One Republic .

Favorite Place To Be:
Jamaica.  It's phenomenal there.  It's always summer there.

Favorite food:
Tacos from home and from Rudy's.

Worst food:
Jambalaya, veggies, chicken pot pie, and squash.

What I like about my teacher:
She's nice, she's confident, and she's smart.

Future profession:
I want to be an art teacher or a teacher like Mrs. Keeney.

Riley I.
1st Grade - Mrs. Fredericks/Mrs. Gustas
Favorite Band/Song:
Tonight's Gonna Be a Good Good Night.

Favorite Place To Be:
When Kaden comes to town with his camper.  We're best friends.

Favorite food:
Hamburgers and strawberry lemonade from Red Robin.

Worst food:

What I like about my teachers:
They are always nice and whenever I get stuck they always help me.

Future profession:
I want to be an astronaut because I get to explore new places and I really want to float. 

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