November 30, 2014
Recess starts Dec. 1
As a Fuel Up to Play 60 school, Edison students are empowered to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school to eat healthier and be more active. Recently, a group of students gathered with counselors and administrators to discuss how recess would be one way to accomplish this goal. It was decided that all grades will start recess on Monday, December 1. Students who wish to go to recess after lunch are asked to bring coats, hats and gloves to the cafeteria and sit on their coats while they eat. Students will not be allowed to leave the cafeteria to retrieve their coats. Students will eat lunch at the beginning of their lunch period, but after 15 minutes, provided the temperature is above 0, including wind chill, (the same guideline used by the elementary schools), students whose lunch tables and floor areas are clean will be dismissed to recess. A lunch supervisor will be outside with students while the other supervisors will stay in with those who prefer to stay in. We are hoping to collect some equipment for students to use on the basketball courts and the fields. If you have any extra balls, jump ropes or hula hoops you would be interested in donating to our recess bin, the students would very much appreciate them!
Seven Edison Student to be Honored at PTA Reflections Ceremony
Congratulations to our Edison students whose projects were selected to advance to the PTA Reflections DuPage West Regional Competition. Students will be recognized at an Honor Ceremony on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:30pm at Hubble Middle School. At the ceremony, they will receive a certificate and a medal presented by Superintendent Dr. Schuler. The winners are as follows:
Visual Arts:Corrin Bottom
Scholastic Bookfair Opens Online November 23, in School December 2-5.
Edison will have two book fairs this year and the first is coming up just in time for your holiday shopping! Visit our Scholastic site to see more information AND to shop online. Online shopping begins on November 23, so you can get started during Thanksgiving break. The fair will be at Edison Tuesday, December 2- Friday, December 5, 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Wentzloff at email@example.com or at 630-682-2050.
Wheaton’s Christmas Sharing Program
The Edison Family Giving Program
Panther Awards Make Great Gifts!
Do you know a Panther staff member who goes above and beyond to meet the needs of your child(ren)? Consider writing them a Panther Award! Panther Awards are little notes that mean a lot. They let staff members know how much they are appreciated for their hard work. If you would like to write an award for a staff member, you can either fill out a form and send it in with your child or email it to Mrs. Ptak at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click HERE for the Panther Award Form.
Have you ordered a yearbook? If not, now is the time! Students are encouraged to check the list outside of the guidance office to be sure. If their name is on the list, they have NOT ordered a yearbook. Yearbook order forms are available in the Main Office. All orders must be submitted by December!
Download the Yearbook Snap application on your smartphone and enter in the code: Edison2015. From there, you can upload any photos from your iPhone for the Yearbook staff to consider for the Yearbook. Thanks for your help collecting great pics of all our Edison Panthers!
Order Your Holiday Cards and Gifts Through Great American and Support the Edison PTA
There are 13 new and un-worn samples that are listed on the PTA website at a 25% discount. If you are interested or would like to see a picture of any items, please contact Sue Sheehan at email@example.com or at 630-933-0343.
Our school needs your support! And we’ve discovered some amazingly easy ways to raise funds for our school. Please consider asking grandparents, friends, and relatives to help with Edison also. Thank you!!
Target – Target donated $1,363 to Edison last school year! If you have a Target Red Card (debit or credit), it only takes a minute to register your Target Card and Edison will start earning 1% of ALL your purchases. You can registeronline or by phone at 800-316-6142, Edison ID#48700. And if you don't have a Red Card, did you know that you get 5% off your purchases immediately at check out when you use a Target debit or credit card?
Box Tops - Edison earned over $900 in box tops last year!! Collect box tops to help the teachers get items they need for their classrooms. You can submit them any time you like, all school year long, by turning them into the main office.
Office Depot - 5% Back to Schools Program: Every time you shop, simply ask them to look up our school ID and Edison can earn Free Supplies!
Dec. 8, Mon. - Choir Concert, 7 PMDec. 9, Tues. - PTA Meeting, 9:30 AM (No November Meeting)Dec. 10, Wed. - Orchestra Concert, 7 PMDec. 11, Thurs. - Band/Jazz Band Concert, 7 PMDec. 18, Thurs. - PTA Dining Night at Boston Market, 3-8 PMDec. 20-Jan. 4 - Winter Break
Jan. 5, Mon. - School Resumes