Important Upcoming Dates:
April 1-30: Chicago Blackhawks Goodwill Donation Challenge
April 21: Parenting Seminar: The Resilient Parent, WN,7-8:30 PM
April 23: School House Rock Matinee, Free for students but ticket required
April 24, 25: School House Rock, 7 PM
April 29: 5th Grade Parent Orientation, 7 PM
April 30: PTA Council Parenting Seminar - Dr. Mark McKee: Raising a Successful Child, EdisonAuditorium, 7 PM
May 2: Thomas Alva Edison Award Nominations Due
May 5: 5th Grade Step-Up - Whittier
May 6: 5th Grade Step-Up - Lincoln
May 7: Bike/Walk to School Breakfast Event, 5th Grade Step-Up -Madison
May 15: PTA Meeting and Luncheon, 11:30am, Room 105 (Swearing in of new PTABoard)
May 15: Dining Night, Chick-fil-a
May 16: 8th Grade Legacy Project
June 10: Last day of school, 8th grade RecognitionCeremony, 1pm (tentative date)
Thomas Alva Edison Award Nominations Due May 2 - We askthat all 8th grade students who wish to be considered for our prestigious Thomas AlvaEdison Award for Leadership complete this self-nomination form no later than May 2.This recognition may be received by all students who consistently demonstratethe qualities our our school's namesake. Awards will be announced at the 8th grade Recognition Ceremony.
Walk/Bike to School Breakfast Event on May 7 - Incelebration of National Bike to School Day, we invite you to walk or bike tothe Edison on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 and join us for breakfast in the schoolcafeteria from 7:15-7:52 a.m. You and your child(ren) can enjoy a schoolbreakfast together and see the healthy and delicious options we serve everyday. Learn more about the connection between breakfast and academicperformance. Enjoy a free cup of coffee with your meal, compliments of Aramark,our food service provider. Please R.S.V.P. by filling out and submitting this form by Wednesday, April 30. We hope you can join us!
Panther Run 2014
The Physical Education Department will hold the Panther Run the week of May 12.We are going to combine a day of fitness with the opportunity to raise somemuch needed funds for the students of Edison Middle School. We are asking forhelp in updating our equipment, so that we may continue to provide the studentsof Edison with the latest technology. Some of the items that we are hoping toget include, but are not limited to: heart rate monitors, pedometers,stationary bikes and everything from balls to cones. We will continue to giveevery student the tools and experience in class that promotes a lifelonginterest and enjoyment of physical activity.
Prizes will be awarded accordingly:
*$50 collected – t-shirt
*$100 collected – (t-shirt from $50) + sweatshirt
*$250 collected – (t-shirt from $50, sweatshirt from$100) + personalized backpack
*$600 collected – (t-shirt from $50, sweatshirt from$100, personalized backpack) + Acer Chromebook
*Special prize(s) for 8th graders only: The top 16student turn-ins will receive two reserved front-row seats to the 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony.
*Please return donation envelopes by Friday, May 2nd.
Target's Take Charge of Education® Have a Target debitor Visa card? It only takes a minute to register your Target card and Edisonwill start earning 1% of all your purchases. It doesn’t seem like much butTarget donated $1,363 last year to Edison alone. Please help - you can register on-line today, by phone at 800-316-6142 or at a store kiosk.Edison School ID#48700. Thank you!
Did you do some spring cleaning over Spring Break?Edison PTA would like to remind you that Family Tree will take your donations.Family Tree has given back nearly $60,000 in vouchers to local DuPage countyfamilies since they opened in 2009! Why not donate to Family Tree and help outin our own community. Family Tree Resale is located at 575 W. Roosevelt Road,Glen Ellyn (630.469.4576) See attached flier for my details.
8th Grade Parents & Students -There is still spaceavailable for this year's Chicago trip. It will be a fun-filled weekend in thecity! Contact Mr. Wiewiora to sign up or if you have any questions.
Attention Parents of 8th Grade Students - A currentphysical examination is required for students who will be entering 9th grade inthe fall of 2014. Physical examinations must be dated no earlier than one yearprior to the start of the 2014-15 school year (August 21, 2014). Please turnphysicals into the high school health office once completed and prior to thefirst day of school. You may want to make an appointment with the physiciannow, as appointments are difficult to get during the summer months. Physicalforms are available online. If you need the forms sooner, they are available inthe health office. Students entering 9th grade may not be allowed toparticipate in physical education classes until the required physical form ison file in the school health office. Please keep a copy of your child’sphysical examination form for your records. If you have any questions regardingthis information, feel free to call the school health office.
Yearbook Photos - Pictures from sporting events,socials, field trips, spirit days and more would be greatly appreciated. If youwould like to donate pictures to our yearbook collection, please follow thesteps below:
- Click on the link: https://yearbookforever.com/#cu/12623Clickon the small button in the right-hand corner that says Community Upload
- Type in the code: Edison2014
- Start uploading your pictures
Still Accepting Online Magazine Orders -Thank you to allthe families who supported Edison Middle School through the magazine drive!!Revenue and profit from this year’s sale will come in higher than lastyear...to date the magazine drive sales profits exceed $28,000! These profitsgo towards Cultural Arts events, heart rate monitor straps for every 6th grader,field trips/buses for each class, classroom Chromebooks and other items forclubs and classroom use. Please remember, you can order magazines all yearround from the following website, and profit from the sale will continue tobenefit Edison Middle School. Magazine subscriptions make great gifts!!! Visit http://www.gaSchoolStore.com. Enter the Edison School Codeof 263945.
Panther Awards - Have you experienced an Edison teacheror staff member going above and beyond to meet the needs of students? If so,consider writing them a Panther Award. Panther Awards are brief notes that letour staff members know that they’re appreciated. You can email Mrs. Ptak withyour message and she will be sure to pass on your kind words, or complete andsend in this form to the main office: Panther Award
Attachments: Family Tree flier
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Track meet at Glenbard West HS with Hadley
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Wheaton Park District Soccer/large & small gyms
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Parenting Seminar: The Resilient Parent
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Wheaton Park District Soccer/large & small gyms
12:45 PM - 2:35 PM 8th Grade orientation at WWSHS