November 20, 2015
Help Us Help Our Families in Need! With fall break next week, we figured many of you would be in the mood for cleaning closets and shopping! Here are just a few reminders of upcoming shopping and donation opportunities:
Wheaton’s Christmas Sharing Program - This is a unique community effort that provides new or gently used clothing and toys as well as food and household items to our families in need. Edison will be collecting items for Wheaton’s Christmas Sharing Program the week we return from Thanksgiving Break, Monday, November 30 – Friday, December 4. The program anticipates helping more than 1,000 families in need in our community. We need your help in making this donation drive a success! We will be collecting donations in the school’s front hallway. For more information, please check Christmas Sharing’s website at www.Christmas-sharing.org. Thank you for making the holidays brighter for our families in need!
Dine at Chili’s in Danada Square, Wheaton to contribute 15% of your pre-tax tab to Christmas Sharing anytime now through Dec. 31, dine in or carry out. Thank Chili's for their fine support of our program and don't forget to bring the voucher! download here
The Edison Family Giving Program - This program provides gift cards to grocery and household goods stores to our own Edison families in need. If you would like to contribute, please send cash, checks (payable to Edison Middle School) or gift cards in $25 increments from grocery stores (Jewel and Ultra Foods) and/or household goods (Target and Kohl’s) to the Guidance Office the week of Monday, December 7– Friday, December 11. If you have any questions about our holiday donation drives, please contact Mary Ellen Schwartzhoff at (630) 682-2050 ext. 4128 or Mary.Schwartzhoff@cusd200.org.
Edison's URL for online shopping is: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/edisonmiddleschool7
If you have any questions about online shopping or our book fair, contact Mrs. Wentzloff at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 630-682-2050.
"Wear It to Share It" Every Friday in December. Student Council will be sponsoring our annual "Wear It to Share It" fundraiser when we return from Thanksgiving break. Each Friday in December, students and staff may pay $1.00 to wear pajama pants to school. All proceeds will go to help Edison families in need during the holiday season.
Mother-Daughter STEM Event on Dec. 4 - Registration Deadline is Nov. 24 - On December 4, the DuPage Regional Office of Education is hosting their annual STEM event for 7th and 8th grade female students and their parents, or guardians. Attached is an informational flyer and registration form. Please be certain to follow the instructions to ensure prompt and accurate registration. They will accept registrations through November 24 or until they have reached their maximum of 75 students and their parents or guardians. In order to ensure broad representation from a variety of DuPage schools, registration is limited to three students per school, and students and their parents or guardians must be registered by a school official. Please email email@example.com if interested. For more information, see STEM Info.
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 LIGHTS 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.
Join us for Community Engagement Session 2: Facilities Assessment - Wed., Dec. 2, 7 PM at Hubble Middle School. 3S600 Herrick Road, Warrenville. Presentation, conversation and light refreshments. Translation assistance available. For more information, contact us at communications@ cusd200.org or 630-682-2000.
Empowerment Workshop for Women - Be Encouraged, Empowered and Enlightened! A dynamic workshop for women only - Emotional Bankruptcy: Where are you on the list? If you have ever been emotionally drained or exhausted, this workshop is for you! It's time to invest in your Emotional Wealth. Register Now!! Space is Limited! Dec. 5, 12-3 PM. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-empowerment-workshop-emotional-bankruptcywhere-are-you-on-the-list-tickets-19426443014
CUSD 200 Pace Program SAT Testing for Students Currently in 6th and 7th Grade
Registration is due Fri., Dec. 11, 2015. Testing will be held at Monroe Middle School on Saturday morning, February 6, 2016. Testing results will be used to qualify students for 7th grade Fast Paced Language Arts, 7th grade Fast Paced Mathematics, 7th grade Fast Paced Language Arts and 8th grade Fast Paced Mathematics for the 2016-2017 school year. (Students who are currently enrolled in 6th grade FPLA and /or FPM are also invited to participate – their results on the SAT test will not be used to exit any students from the PACE Program.) BENEFITS: This allows students the opportunity to take the SAT without their results becoming a part of their permanent College Board record. Any middle school student who lives in the District 200 attendance area is eligible to participate. Students are invited to test based on parent and/or teacher recommendation. A registration form can be found here: Middle School SAT Registration Form. The form and fee ($60) are due to the PACE office by Friday, December 11, 2015. All questions regarding SAT Testing should be directed to the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024.