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    Edison Updates


    December 1, 2019 

    We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! We're looking forward to seeing our Panthers back at school tomorrow!

    This Week: 


    • Fall Book Fair


    Mon., Dec. 2

    • Advisory

    Tues., Dec. 3

    • Basketball Pictures at 2:45 PM
    • Wrestling Pictures at 3:15 PM
    • Boys Basketball at Hubble, 3:45PM
    • Wrestling v. Monroe, 4:15 PM

    Thurs., Dec. 5

    • Boys Basketball at Jay Stream, 4:00 PM
    • Wrestling at Marquardt, 4:30 PM

    Fri., Dec. 6

    • “Wear It To Share It” Hat & Hoodie Day, bring $1

    Sat., Dec. 7

    • Wrestling Hubble Huskie Invite at 8:00 AM

    School News and Events

    Student Council “Wear It To Share It” Hat and Hoodie Day - Friday, December 6 is “Wear It To Share It” Hat and Hoodie day. All students and staff are invited to wear their favorite hat or hoodie to school for a donation of $1. All money collected will be given to the Edison Family Giving Fund, which is used to brighten the holidays for some of our Edison families experiencing financial hardship at this time. We hope to see all our Panthers in their hats and hoodies this Friday!

    Book Fair Volunteers Needed! - If you’re available to help run the book fair this week, Tuesday, December 3-Friday, December 6, please email triciaswanstrom@gmail.com or kori.wentzloff@cusd200.org to get on our schedule. Thank you so much for considering; we can't run our fair without help from you!

    Moving On Ceremony Raffles for Edison Family Giving - Are you an 8th grade parent? If so, how would you like a reserved parking spot or reserved seats for the Moving On Ceremony in June? How about extra tickets? We are running a raffle for these premium offerings through Friday, December 20. Raffle tickets are $10 for each offering. Please drop the completed raffle tickets and cash to the Main Office. The winners will be contacted by phone. The Moving On ceremony will take place at 10 AM on the last day of school. Due to space constraints, each student receives two tickets for family members to attend. All proceeds from the raffle will go to the Edison Family Giving fund to brighten the holidays for some of Edison families currently experiencing financial difficulties.

    A Message from Mr. Wiewiora - Thank you so much to all that have contributed to my Fund-A-Classroom campaign through District #200’s School Excellence Foundation. The project is now 85% funded with only $200 remaining. That’s amazing!  Please feel free to share the information about this fundraiser if you know of any person or business that might be willing to help out in the home stretch of the campaign. Thank you!

    USAgain Program - You may have noticed our new recycling bin out front! Edison is partnering with USAgain by hosting a recycling bin for clothes and shoes for a green initiative.  Each week they will come and collect what was donated and sort to determine what can be given to others to be reused and what needs to be recycled, while paying Edison $.02 for each pound collected.  For more details and to download the app to track our progress, please check out this flyer and enter 01OZ7F for our Access Code.  So please bring those old shoes and clothes that you aren’t wearing anymore and drop them off when you stop by Edison!

    Chipotle Dining for Dollars is Tuesday, December 10 - Don't forget to save the date (give yourself a night off from cooking) and support Edison’s PTA as they help to raise money for Edison Family Giving (EFG).  33% of the proceeds will be donated to EFG. Please go to Chipotle at 811 E. Butterfield Rd.in Wheaton between 4-8 pm. Show the flyer and tell the cashier before paying that you're attending the fundraiser for Edison.  FYI: Any online orders will not be applied to the fundraiser.

    Safety During Morning Dropoffs - Due to our very small parking lot and confined entrance space, we are going to try changing up our dropoff practice. We are asking parents to please use the left side of the drive/entrance to drop students off.  This will allow our buses to come and drop off using the right lane. We appreciate your help with this new change, as we want to ensure the safety of all of our students and drivers. Thank you!

    Heritage Night is January 30 from 6:00-8:00 PM - Students and families are invited to learn about the many diverse cultures at Edison! Would you like to share your family's culture? You can host a table at Heritage Night displaying cultural items, food samples, clothing, and more. Please click here to signup. Questions? Contact Jasmine Shamsuddin, Amanda Austin, or Claire Annes. 

    Eco Club is recycling and planting! -  Eco Club is looking to add plants to the classrooms, so we are looking for pots, plants, and soil donations. Please drop these off in the main office to Miss Humphris. The Edison Collections Center is also up and running in the Commons Area.  Please see Edison’s Collection Center flyer for items to bring in so that they can be recycled and repurposed!

    Picture Retakes - Picture retakes have been scheduled for Wednesday, December 11.  Should your student need to have their picture retaken, Lifetouch will be sending an email to you with order information.  There also will be hard copy order forms available in the main office late next week. 

    Yearbooks Orders Due Dec. 20 - Yearbook orders were not available through registration; they are now offered solely through an online ordering system. To order a yearbook, click here today. Questions? Please contact Lauren Nielsen at Lauren.nielsen@cusd200.org or Amanda Austin at Amanda.Austin@cusd200.org.

    Student Spotlight - Help us promote positive leadership at Edison by letting us know if your child or an Edison student you know shines his/her BRIGHT LIGHT outside of school. We would like to spotlight students who exemplify that Edison CARES! 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 at our next recognition assembly.

    District News and Events

    Christmas Sharing Organization Donations Being Collected from Dec. 2-6 - Christmas Sharing is an all-volunteer charitable organization run by a coalition of Wheaton and Warrenville churches that provides assistance to families in the Wheaton Warrenville community in need during the Christmas season. Families are assisted without regard to their religious affiliation and our goal is to make their holidays a little brighter. Please follow this link for a list of requested donations. Thank you for your generosity! 

    WWSHS Girls Basketball Clinic for Ages 5-14 - December 15, 2-4 PM, at Wheaton Warrenville South H.S., $30 Resident; $38 Nonresident. Open to all girls in grades K-8, parents and coaches. Players work on skills and drills with Coach Rob Kroehnke and the staff of the WWSHS girls’ basketball program. The clinic concludes with a pizza party for all participants. Have a fantastic day with the Tigers girls’ basketball team. Register for program #403408-01 at wpdathletics.org

    Calling all runners and walkers to participate in the Reindeer Run 5K on Dec. 7! - Save $5 per person when you register for the Reindeer Run 5K using code TIGERS, plus raise $5 per person for Tiger PAWS!  Using code TIGERS saves you money and gives back to WWSHS. Note: The code must be entered at time of registration to apply discount and raise school funds.  Not applicable to prior registrations. https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Wheaton/ReindeerRun2019

    Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries - Each month, the District hosts at least one mobile food pantry at various places in the community that are open to all District 200 families. Mobile food pantries are provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank and are sponsored by various, generous PTAs and private donors. A complete list of mobile pantries can be found on our website. The next mobile food pantry is Saturday, November 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Compass Church, 520 E. Roosevelt, Wheaton  

    Nominate a Teacher Hero - Do you know a teacher who makes a real difference in students' lives? A teacher who goes above and beyond in his/her day-to-day responsibilities? A teacher who helps students build life skills? Click the link to nominate that teacher to be a Symetra Hero at an upcoming Bears game: Symmetra Heroes

    D200 is Hiring! District 200 has a number of full and part-time employment opportunities that are vacant in our schools. We wanted to make sure that every parent, guardian and community member was aware of these great opportunities available to give back to your local school. Contact Kristy Kuntz, Director of Human Resources, at 630-682- 2021 or at Kristy.Kuntz@cusd200.org if you are interested in any of the openings.

    Community News and Events

    FREE Parent Workshops and Guest Speakers - Glenbard Parent Series (GPS) presents distinguished speakers who share real-world parenting skills to foster self-empowered children who collaborate, communicate, embrace diversity, create and think critically. GPS events are free and open to all parents, caregivers, students and school staff. The 2019-20 GPS calendar of events is available here: Glenbard Parent Series. Coming this week:

    • Dr. Michele Borba presents UnSelfie: The Empathy Advantage to Succeed in Our “All About Me” World, Tues., Dec. 3 @ 7:00-8:30 PM. Empathy is the ability to sense other people’s emotions and imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. It is a trait that must be taught and nurtured – to confront today’s self-absorption epidemic, and to enhance a child’s ability to collaborate, innovate, and problem-solve. In UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World (June 2016), author Dr. Michele Borba shares a revolutionary, researched-based, nine-step plan for reversing the Selfie Syndrome. Participants will come away with real world strategies to give kids the Empathy Advantage and a real success edge. Learn why self-control is a better predictor of wealth, health and happiness than grades or IQ and how to reclaim face-to-face conversation and kids emotional lives in a plugged-in world. Glenbard East, 1014 South Main Street, Lombard. 

    EPA Poster Contest - The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to announce the 2020 Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest. This year’s contest theme is: Algae: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…How Can You keep Your Local Pond Healthy? This contest is open to all 5th and 6th grade Illinois students. Entries are due February 3, 2020. Please see the attached documents or visit the following web site for more information: https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/education/contest/Pages/default.aspx.

    Have a great week! Shine on!

    Rachel Bednar, Principal 


       An Edison Scholar CARES for self, others, and the community.

    Collaborative ● Accountable ● Respectful ● Empathic ● Safe