Now that summer break has finally begun, I would like to take a moment to thank our staff, students and parents for a remarkable year. Thank you all for your support and encouragement as we navigated through some extraordinary challenges. An extra special thank you goes to our AMAZING PTA—for organizing fundraisers, which have allowed us to provide our students with a variety of enriching experiences, for staff appreciation breakfasts and lunches, for student socials, for assisting with the 8th grade end-of-year festivities, sending our 8th graders off with a wonderful breakfast, cool raffle prizes, recognition certificates and delicious post-ceremony treats, and so much more. Thank you for partnering with us to provide our students with the best middle school experience possible.
This year, our students have experienced outstanding successes both in and out of our classrooms that are the result of the unique collaboration between home and school. Though we are sad to see our 8th graders move on, we look forward to hearing of their future successes in high school.
Our students are not the only ones moving on from Edison. Mrs. Linda Beisner is retiring after serving our students and staff as the LLC assistant for 23 years. Ms. Heidi Galassi, math teacher, is relocating to teach in California, finally realizing a dream that she has had for years and years. Mr. John Burlace, chorus teacher, has accepted a wonderful opportunity to teach at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. Mrs. Cyndi Scheib, art teacher, is needed to teach photography at both Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South High School. Edison has greatly benefited from their passion and talent over the years, and we are sorry to see them go.
There are a handful of reminders for the end of the school year:
Are You Moving? Please Inform the Main Office
If your family is moving away from our attendance area and your student will not be returning next fall, please contact the main office at 630-682-2050 so we can update our records.
This will be our last Edison Update of the 13-14 school year. You can expect to hear from us again in August when we prepare for our schedule pick up days. If your child is moving on to one of our district high schools next year, the system will automatically migrate your contact information. These changes typically happen in July.
Building Summer Hours
The Edison main office will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30a.m.-3:30p.m. and Fridays from 7:30a.m.-10:00a.m. The office will be closed from Friday, June 27-Monday, July 7 and will reopen on Tuesday, July 8.
Schedule Pick Up Days
Mark your calendars! Please come at your assigned time to avoid long lines at the various stations. Stations include the following: Schedule, School Map, Locker Number and Lock (Bring school supplies to organize locker), Bus Route Information, Yearbook Pictures and School ID, Health Office Forms/ Physicals/Medication Release, and PTA Spirit Wear.
August 12: 6th Grade –
A-D, 8 a.m.
E-H, 9 a.m.
I-L, 10 a.m.
M-Q, 12 p.m.
R-U, 1 p.m.
V-Z, 2 p.m.
7th Grade – 9-11 a.m.
8th Grade – 1-3 p.m.
Building open for 6th grade from 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. to walk your schedule, set up locker, etc.
August 14, 15, 19, 20: Building closed to prepare for students.
August 18: Alternate schedule pick up for those who missed on August 12 or 13
All Grades – A-L, 9-11a.m.
All Grades – M-Z 1-3 p.m.
Other Important Dates
August 21: First Day of School!
6th Grade Survivor: Edison during the school day to include Team Building Activities with other 6th graders, school tour, locker tips, cafeteria tips, organization Tips, Q & A
August 27: Curriculum Night, 7:00 p.m.
September 2: Taste of Edison (Club Information Night), 7:00 p.m.
Tweens and Cell Phones
As you are no doubt aware, keeping our children safe in this “cyberworld” is becoming increasingly difficult, especially when they have constant access to the Internet via their smartphones. If you haven’t already done so, please take some time this summer to discuss safe and responsible use of the Internet, social media and cell phones. There are countless articles online with great suggestions for cell phone rules, but here is one that I would recommend: http://www.ahaparenting.com/ages-stages/tweens/Cell-Phone-Rules-Safe-Responsible-Kids. Next year, students who have cell phones will be expected to have them turned off and stowed out of sight from the hours of 8a.m.-3p.m. Thank you for partnering with us to protect our children.
I hope your family has a safe and restful summer break, and we look forward to seeing your children on August 21st for the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.
Summer Basketball Camps - Coach Kroehnke will once again be offering basketball camps at Edison this summer. For more information, see this flier.
Summer Gifted Classes Available for Students in Grades K-8 - District 200 will be hosting K-8 gifted classes through the Center for the Gifted at Madison Elementary School this summer. See attached flier for more information about the Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder courses.
Free Summer Math Practice - TenMarks is offering this free Summer Math Program for free to students during the summer. Visit http://summermath.tenmarks.com/to create a login for your child.
Back to School Fair for families living on low incomes - Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 11a.m.-6 p.m. at Odeum Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park. Hosted by Catholic Charities, this is a "one stop" event for health and social services and back to school needs. FREE services provided: medical, dental, vision, child ID cards, employment, financial information, legal counseling, blood drive, and more. Also, FREE school supplies for students in grades K-12,free books and food, free haircuts, face painting, games and raffle prizes! Parents must bring this information to the fair:
1. Proof of income (recent pay stubs, tax return or public aid card). If you cannot provide this information, you must bring cash income verification (written letter from your employer, recent bank statements or a note from a caseworker).
2. Proof of address in DuPage County: photo I.D., driver’s license or State I.D., and a recent utility bill or lease.
3. Identification for children: birth certificate or medical card.
Current Physicals Required for Freshmen at WWS - A current physical examination is required for students who will be entering 9th grade in the fall of 2014. Physical examinations must be dated no earlier than one year prior to the start of the 2014-15 school year(August 21, 2014). Please turn physicals into the high school health office once completed and prior to the first day of school. You may want to make an appointment with the physician now, as appointments are difficult to get during the summer months. Physical forms are available online. Students entering 9th grade may not be allowed to participate in physical education classes until the required physical form is on file in the school health office. Please keep a copy of your child’s physical examination form for your records.
Is Your Child Going to be a Tiger Next Year? Join the Tiger PAWS Facebook Page - All freshman parents are encouraged to join the Tiger PAWS Facebook page for regular updates and news related to Wheaton Warrenville South High School: https://www.facebook.com/groups/229479783729928/
Still Accepting Online Magazine Orders -Thank you to all the families who supported Edison Middle School through the magazine drive!! Revenue and profit from this year’s sale will come in higher than last year...to date the magazine drive sales profits exceed $28,000! These profits go towards Cultural Arts events, heart rate monitor straps for every 6th grader, field trips/buses for each class, classroom Chromebooks and other items for clubs and classroom use. Please remember, you can order magazines all year round from the following website, and profit from the sale will continue to benefit Edison Middle School. Magazine subscriptions make great gifts!!! Visit http://www.gaSchoolStore.com.Enter the Edison School Code of 263945.
Target's Take Charge of Education® --Have a Target debit or Visa card? It only takes a minute to register your Target card and Edison will start earning 1% of all your purchases. It doesn’t seem like much but Target donated $1,363 last year to Edison alone. You can register on-line today, by phone at 800-316-6142or at a store kiosk. Edison School ID#48700. Thank you!
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM College Church/Wheaton Service
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM College Church/Wheaton Service
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM PTA Dining for Dollars at Chipotle, 2119 W. Roosevelt Road
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 6th Grade Schedule Pick-Up; Last names A-D
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 6th Grade Schedule Pick-Up; last name E-H