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
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 PTA Board)
May 15: Dining Night, Chick-fil-a
May 16: 8th Grade Legacy Project
June 10: Last day of school, 8th grade Recognition Ceremony, 1pm. To be on waiting list for extra tickets, call 630-682-2050.
Thomas Alva Edison Award Nominations Due April 25 - We ask that all 8th grade students who wish to be considered for our prestigious Thomas Alva Edison Award for Leadership complete this self-nomination form no later than April 25. This recognition may be received by all students who consistently demonstrate the 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 - In celebration of National Bike to School Day, we invite you to walk or bike to the Edison on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 and join us for breakfast in the school cafeteria from 7:15-7:52 a.m. You and your child(ren) can enjoy a school breakfast together and see the healthy and delicious options we serve everyday. Learn more about the connection between breakfast and academic performance. 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 some much needed funds for the students of Edison Middle School. We are asking for help in updating our equipment, so that we may continue to provide the students of Edison with the latest technology. Some of the items that we are hoping to get include, but are not limited to: heart rate monitors, pedometers,stationary bikes and everything from balls to cones. We will continue to give every student the tools and experience in class that promotes a lifelong interest 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 debit or Visa card? It only takes a minute to register your Target card and Edison will start earning 1% of all your purchases. It doesn’t seem like much but Target 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 county families since they opened in 2009! Why not donate to Family Tree and help out in 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 space available for this year's Chicago trip. It will be a fun-filled weekend in the city! Contact Mr. Wiewiora to sign up or if you have any questions.
Attention Parents of 8th Grade Students - A current physical examination is required for students who will be entering 9th grade in the fall of 2014. Physical examinations must be dated no earlier than one year prior to the start of the 2014-15 school year (August 21, 2014). Please turn physicals into the high school health office once completed and prior to the first day of school. You may want to make an appointment with the physician now, as appointments are difficult to get during the summer months. Physical forms are available online. If you need the forms sooner, they are available in the health office. Students entering 9th grade may not be allowed to participate in physical education classes until the required physical form is on file in the school health office. Please keep a copy of your child’s physical examination form for your records. If you have any questions regarding this information, feel free to call the school health office.
Still Accepting Online Magazine Orders -Thank you to all the families who supported Edison Middle School through the magazine drive!!Revenue and profit from this year’s sale will come in higher than last year...to date the magazine drive sales profits exceed $28,000! These profits go towards Cultural Arts events, heart rate monitor straps for every 6th grader,field trips/buses for each class, classroom Chromebooks and other items for clubs and classroom use. Please remember, you can order magazines all year round from the following website, and profit from the sale will continue to benefit Edison Middle School. Magazine subscriptions make great gifts!!! Visit http://www.gaSchoolStore.com. Enter the Edison School Code of 263945.
Panther Awards - Have you experienced an Edison teacher or 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 let our staff members know that they’re appreciated. You can email Mrs. Ptak with your message and she will be sure to pass on your kind words, or complete and send in this form to the main office: Panther Award
Attachments: Family Tree flier