September 7, 2015
Thank you to all families who joined us for our first PTA Back-to-School BBQ! We hope you all enjoyed it. And a HUGE thanks to all volunteers who helped make the event a huge success!
Edison Magazine Fundraiser Update
Our Magazine Drive has kicked off with great success! We received more than 200 ReachOut Books! Thank you for everyone's hard work! Tues., Sept. 8 is the 1st Turn-in day for the Magazine and Entertainment App Fundraiser. The prizes for this first turn in day are selfie sticks, LED lights, a trip to Main Event, and an UnderArmor Bag. (PRIZE LETTER). Let's have a great first turn in day!
Bring your orders or tell your customers to order online at www.GaSchoolStore.com, enter the school code: 2639458! Remember you or your customers can also donate cash to the sale at Edison PTA Website or by clicking Donate. Every $20 counts as one order. Don’t miss the opportunity to help our school! You can register your student at www.GaSchoolStore.com to track your online orders and send emails to promote the fundraiser. If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Terkildsen at Cterkildsen@comcast.net.
6th Grade Social - Thurs., Sept. 10, 3:10-4:20 PM
All 6th graders are invited to stay after school on Thurs., Sept. 10 to participate in the 6th grade social. 6th graders will meet in the cafeteria to participate in a fun scavenger hunt around the school and then have a snack and a drink. The event will wrap up at 4:20 so bus riders have plenty of time to load the activity buses which depart promptly at 4:30.
Edison Panther Spirit Wear Order
Reminder that Spirit Day Orders are due September 11 you can order online at
Yearbook Orders and 8th Grade Happy Parent Ads
If you did not order a yearbook during registration but you would like your child to have one at the end of the year, please complete the YEARBOOK ORDER FORM and send it in with your child to the main office. If you are not sure if you ordered a yearbook, please call the main office and ask to speak with Mrs. Howard. Also, 8th grade parents, if you would like to put a Happy Parent Ad in the yearbook which includes a baby picture of your child as well as a message from you, please complete the HAPPY PARENT AD FORM and send (1) a picture, (2) a message and (3) $20. These, too, can be submitted to Mrs. Howard in the main office. Mrs. Howard will forward them to Miss Corry who will format them for the yearbook.
Electric Youth Show Choir Auditions
Mrs. Nichols is gearing up for another great year of show choir. All interested students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to audition. Please note the upcoming dates:
Sept. 8 - Information Meeting, 7 PM, Auditorium
Sept. 15 - Singing Auditions, 3-9 PM, Choir Room (each student signs up for a 5-minute time-slot)
Sept. 16 - Dance Auditions, 3:30-5:30 PM, Choir Room (everyone attends full time)
Willow Creek Care Center - A Resource for Families in Need
Provides monthly food pantry assistance and a children's clothing resale. Groceries are available at no charge including meat, vegetables, can goods and bread. Children's Clothing store: all items are $.50. Upcoming dates: Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Nov. 22, and Dec. 9 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Wheaton Academy, 900 Prince Crossing Road, 630.221.9500.
Upcoming Mobile Food Banks
All families in need are invited to attend the upcoming mobile food bank events sponsored by District 200. The first one is September 17 at Johnson Elementary School (2S700 Continental Drive, Warrenville, IL 60555). Families do not have to show any type of identification.
Calling all Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Filmmakers, Photographers and Writers!
We are kicking off the PTA Reflections program at Edison. This year’s theme is “Let Your Imagination Fly”. Start brainstorming ways you can express this theme through artwork, writing, dance, film, photography and/or music. Entry forms and rules are available online at http://www.illinoispta.org/reflections.html or via the Edison PTA web site. Please submit all completed projects WITH ENTRY FORM by Thursday, October 15 to the school office. If you have any questions, contact Jill Feitl (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mon., Sept. 7 - No School, Labor Day
Tues., Sept. 8 - Magazine Sale “Turn-In Tuesday” #1
Tues. Sept. 8 - Girls' Volleyball v. Leman at Home, Cross Country at Jay Stream
Tues., Sept. 8 - Show Choir Information Meeting, 7 PM, Auditorium
Wed., Sept. 9 - Magazine Sale Prize Day #1
Thurs., Sept. 10 - 6th Grade Social, sponsored by the PTA
Thurs., Sept. 10 - Cross Country at Stratford
Fri., Sept. 11 - Spirit Wear Orders Due