January 31, 2016
8th Grade Parent Orientation This Wednesday, February 3 at 7 PM at WWS - Attached you will find the details regarding the 8th Grade Parent Orientation scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Please note that this evening is for parents only. Parents will rotate through three sessions that will provide them the opportunity to learn more about the curriculum, extra-curricular offerings and high school life. WWS will host the students in August. WWS 8th Grade Parent Night.
Course Selection Cards Due for Current 6th and 7th Graders - If your 6th or 7th grader has not turned the course selection card into the guidance office yet, it should be returned no later than Monday, February 1. Thank you!
National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counseling Association, will be celebrated Feb. 1-5 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within our schools. The week aims to highlight the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and address personal/social skills. If your child’s counselor has had an impact on your child and you’d like to let them know, please consider writing them a Panther Award this week! Panther Award Form
Edison PTA Hosting a Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, February 9 - If you are interested in contributing a salad or dessert or are able to help serve and clean up, please contact Debbie Franz at email@example.com. Thank you!
Nominate an Outstanding Teacher for the Distinguished Teacher Award! Do you have a favorite District 200 teacher who has inspired you and made a difference in you or your child’s life? (Maybe a special teacher who is retiring this year?) The NEW 200 Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for our 2016 Distinguished Teacher Awards. Please fill out a nomination form and let them know who they are! NEW 200 will present six teachers with our Distinguished Teacher Award. Awards are presented to one teacher at each school level (preschool/elementary, middle, and high school), for each the North & South portions of the District. Nominations are due February 15, 2016 and awards will be presented at Distinguished Teacher Awards event on April 26, 2016.
Panther Parent Social on Sat. Feb. 20, 7-10 PM at Mullen’s - Don't let the kids have all the fun! Enjoy an adult night out catching up with friends and meeting new ones! RSVP online with your $20 per person payment at https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Panther-Parent-Social-/Id4Ar by February 16. A convenience fee will be assessed with online payments. Any checks should be made payable to Edison PTA and dropped at the office in the PTA mailbox. (Please note names of each attendee and contact information). Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Cash bar available. Space is limited so don't wait! Please contact Tracy Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Upcoming 2016 Spring Parenting Seminars - There are four excellent parent seminars planned for the spring. Registration is free. Call Donna at (630) 393-3558 to indicate your choice of sessions. If you have questions about workshop content call Donna Kozica at (630) 821-7900 or Gary Luckey at (630) 784-7208. Seminar Location: Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 Blanchard Road, Wheaton.
The Myth and Seduction of Control
Thursday, February 25, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
Many parents believe they are ‘helping’ their children when in reality they are taking control away from their children. Dr. Michael Maniacci will look at how effective control as a parenting strategy and the potential pitfalls that happen when parents over control.
When Is It "Typical Adolescent Development’"and When Is It "An Issue"?
Thursday, March 3, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
Often times when children turn into teenagers there are a number of different changes. Sometimes parents struggle to identify what is just ‘normal adolescent development’ which will simply run it’s course given enough time, and what are real ‘issues’ which need to be addressed. Join clinical social worker, Neil Gorman, as he addresses this issue.
The Trap of Perfectionism: Striving for Perfection v.s. Trying to be Perfect
Thursday, March 10, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
Most parents want their children to achieve and succeed as they mature and grow. However, as parents we often use the word achieve as synonymous with perfection, or to be without flaw. Join Dr Maniacci as he discusses these two concepts and the confusion surrounding them.
Do You Know Where Your Children Are Online?
Thursday, March 17, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
Today’s youth have integrated the use of digital devices into their daily lives and utilize social media apps to communicate with the world around them. Technology integration that encourages social interaction and self-expression presents new opportunities for youth, while challenging parents to keep youth safe and healthy. Join Melissa Hemzacek, from the Attorney General’s Office, as we continue our efforts to protect and educate our children.
Edison Spiritwear Samples for Sale - Are you still in need of Edison spiritwear? The Edison spiritwear samples are for sale. Contact Sue Sheehan if interested. email@example.com or 630-933-0343.
6th Annual Special Education Resource Fair on March 10, 6-8:15 PM at Hubble - Community Unit School District 200 invites individuals, parents, family members, and professionals who care for loved ones of any age with special needs in our community to participate in this event. Join us at 6PM for an informational speaker on government benefits, special need trusts and guardianship, then visit tables hosted by local community agencies, services, and resources. Families are welcome to attend with their loved ones at Hubble Middle School (3 S. 600 Herrick Road, Warrenville, 60555) Door #1. See attached flier for more information: Special Education Resource Fair.
Student Spotlight - In an effort to promote positive leadership at Edison, we would like you to let us know if your child shines his/her BRIGHT LIGHT outside of school. We would like to spotlight students who exemplify the Panther way! Email Mrs. Madalinski at Deana.Madalinski@cusd200.org using the subject "Student Spotlight: CHILD'S NAME/grade" and leave a brief message about your child's volunteer work, service projects, or special acts of kindness. We will "spotlight" these students on Friday's school announcements.
Wed., Feb. 3
8th Grade Parent Night at WWS, 7 PM
Thurs., Feb. 4
Girls Basketball v. Hadley @ home