November 29, 2015
This Week Only! Wheaton’s Christmas Sharing Collection - 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 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!
Scholastic Book Fair - Nov. 30-Dec. 4 - The book fair will be held Monday, November 30-Friday December, 4 from 7:30AM-3:00PM in the Edison LLC, but you can also submit orders online. That's right: you can take care of some holiday shopping at our online book fair! We will be charging sales tax this year, so plan accordingly. This year, we are also collecting donations toward books for our Edison Family Giving Program. If you would like to purchase or contribute to a book for one of our students in need, there will be information available at the book fair.
If you have any questions about online shopping or our book fair, contact Mrs. Wentzloff at email@example.com or at 630-682-2050. Edison's URL for online shopping is: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/edisonmiddleschool7
Edison’s 4th Annual Holiday Card Design Contest - Show your Panther Pride and create a greeting card and message that shares the spirit of the Holiday season. The design should fit on an 8 ½ x 11 piece of paper. Include your name and grade on the reverse side. Entries need to be brought into the Main Office no later than Tuesday, December 1.
"Wear It to Share It" Every Friday in December. Student Council will be sponsoring our annual "Wear It to Share It" fundraiser 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.
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.
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.
It’s Not Too Late To Order Magazines Online! Magazines make great gifts for the holidays. Your magazine purchases can still benefit Edison PTA if you order online through www.GaSchoolStore.com and enter our school code: 2639458.
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
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
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.
Mon., Nov. 30
Book Fair in the LLC, 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tues., Dec. 1
Boys Basketball @ Monroe
Wrestling v. Jay Stream @ Home
Wed., Dec. 2
Boys Basketball v. Hadley @ Home
Community Engagement Session 2, 7 PM, Hubble Middle School
Thurs., Dec. 3
Vision & Hearing Re-Screenings
Boys Basketball v. Jay Stream @ Home
Wrestling @ Kennedy