May 24, 2015
6th Grade and 8th grade Biology Field Trip to FermiLab - Tues., May 26, Wed., May 27
6th grade and 8th grade Biology students were given a sheet of trip details and instructions to bring home, but just to be sure (since this is right after the long holiday weekend) here are the key points to be aware of: Field Trip Reminders
LAST CALL! Freshmen Orientation Registration
WWS will hold a Freshmen Orientation on August 11 from 1-8:30 PM. Registration is required. If you missed the May 22 deadline, you can still bring in your form, but please do so ASAP. Drop off the form and payment to the Edison Guidance Office, care of Ms. Menza. If you have concerns about the fee, please contact Ms. Menza at email@example.com. Click here for more information and the form.
PTA Meeting on May 26
Tuesday, May 26th at 9:30am is the last PTA meeting of the year. All are welcome. We will be having
a light breakfast also so please email EdisonWheatonPTA@gmail.com if you can join us. Hope to see
Fast Paced LettersAll students in fast paced classes recently received letters to take home. If you did not receive one from your child, these letters clarified a common misconception: students need not be in fast paced courses in middle school in order to take A-level (advanced) courses in high school. Students who achieve at high levels in regular courses in middle school are still recommended for A-level courses in high school. Also, while a student may qualify for a fast paced course, it is important to consider how a child’s interests, work habits and other time commitments would impact his/her success in these classes and overall social-emotional wellness. If you would like to discuss your child’s placement for next year, please contact your child’s current teacher or guidance counselor at 630-682-2053.
Entrepreneurship Expo - Fri., May 29
As the capstone activity for the Entrepreneurship course, your students will participate in the 3rd Annual District Spring Expo. The event will take place on May 29 at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Lake Campus, from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. In the coming weeks, students will be preparing for their participation in this event by finalizing their business models, producing presentation materials, and practicing their “elevator” pitches.
LAST CALL! Order Your 2015-16 School Supplies in Advance - By Fri., May 29
Do you dread the thought of running all over town to find the right school supplies? New this year: The PTA is selling school supply kits for the 2015-16 school year. This is being done as a convenience for parents, not as a PTA fundraiser. 6th grade kits are $32.00, 7th grade kits are $23.00 and 8th grade kits are $20.00. Purchase kits online at www.schoolsuppliesamericaonlineorders.com and follow the easy steps. You can also download the order form (Order Form Here) and send it into the office marked “School Supply Kits.” All orders are due by Friday, May 29.
6th and 7th Grade Parent Volunteers Needed for 8th Grade End of Year Activities on Fri., June 5
June 5th is an exciting day for our 8th graders, but we cannot pull it off without 6th and 7th grade parent
volunteers! If you are available to help with set-up, serving or clean-up for the PTA-sponsored breakfast,
and/or set-up, serving or clean-up for the PTA sponsored post-ceremony reception, please contact Lori
Yousif at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in sending in a donation of food, beverage for the
morning activities, please contact Lori. Thank you!
Free Online Summer Math Program!
Coach Kroehnke Summer Basketball camp
Coach Kroehnke is running a Summer Basketball camp through the Wheaton Park District. Camp is
open to all girls and boys K-8. Visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com.
Health Office Housekeeping
During the first week of June, our 8th grade files will move to WWSHS. After that, current 8th graders will need to bring physicals to the WWSHS Health office to be placed into their health file. All medication forms will need to be updated for next year. Find all health forms on the Edison Website under the Health Services site. All grades: If your child has medication at school, please pick it up during school hours!
Purging Student Files
Portions of the temporary student records for students moving on to high school will be updated and/or
deleted prior at the end of the year. If you would like to come in to review or copy any records, please
call the health office at 630-682-2050. All required school physicals, dental exams, immunization records, and accident reports will be kept as part of the permanent school records.
Summer Enrichment Opportunities
The Center for the Gifted is offering a variety of innovative summer classes focusing on science, math, computers, robotics, humanities, and the arts. Problem solving, creativity, original thought, and inventive productivity will be inherent in each student’s program. There are two age brackets: WWW (Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder), held at Madison Elementary School, is for rising students in grades pre-k (age 4) through 8th grade, and Project is for students in grades 6-12 and will be held in Elmhurst. Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder is from June 15-26. Parents may choose from three options: morning only, afternoon only or full day. Complimentary busing is available to any area where there is sufficient interest. District 200 students receive a 10% discount on the Wheaton Program. Their discount code is HOW200S15. The brochures are posted on the e-schoolbag site on our District 200: http://www.cusd200.org/Page/9109.
Earn Easy $ for Edison PTA!
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 register online 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!
May 25, Mon. - No School - Memorial Day
May 26, Tues. - PTA Meeting, 9:30 AM
May 26, Tues and 27, Wed. - 6th Grade Science/8th Grade Biology Field Trips to FermiLab
May 27, Wed. - Band Concert, 7 PM
May 29, Fri. - School Supply Orders Due
May 29, Fri. - Panther Palooza, 6-8 PM
June 4, Thurs. - 8th Grade Dance, 7-9 PM
June 5, Fri. - 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony, 10 AMJune 8, Mon. - Last Day of School - PTA Dining for Dollars at Barone's