• Edison Updates


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    May 15, 2022  


    Mon., May 16

    • Eco Club Cap Collection begins
    • WWS principal and student leaders visiting 8th grade ELA classes in LLC

    Tues., May 17 

    • Choir Concert, 7:00 PM in Auditorium

    Wed., May 18 - Happy National School Speech Pathologist Day, Ms. Lang!!

    • PTA Meeting, 2:00 PM
    • Conference Track Meet at WWS, 5:00 PM

    Thurs., May 19 - Wear your bright colors day!!

    • Orchestra Concert, 7:00 PM

     Fri., May 20

    • 8th Grade Dance, 7:00-9:00 PM


    BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ORDERS - Food Service Pre-Order: May 16-20


    Parents/Guardians: If your child has medication at school, plan to pick it up by the last day of school, Friday, June 3. This includes epi pens, Benadryl, inhalers and medication administered daily. If it is not picked up by the last day of school, it will be discarded. We are not able to send it home with your child. If you have any questions, please call or email the health office.


    Our Cap Collection Project begins on Monday, May 16th and runs until Friday, May 27th. We are encouraging students and staff to save plastic bottle caps which will be used to make benches for Whittier's playground. Since these caps are not recyclable, we will not only help our Whittier friends but also save the caps from going into landfills. We are collecting caps in classrooms in tissue boxes provided by teachers or in the green cap bin in the Commons. 


    Congratulations to 6th grader, Rachel Campbell!  Her Reflections photography submission titled, "Open Book, Open Mind" earned a Merit Award at the national level of judging. National PTA received nearly 900 submissions from 47 States and through two rounds of review, her interpretation of the theme, creativity and technical skills earned this recognition. Edison is proud of you! Be sure to check out all the Reflections artwork from Edison students currently on display outside the auditorium.


    IMPACT Edison encourages families to donate to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund through GlobalGiving. IMPACT members used Charity Navigator to determine this would be a great organization to support this year, due to its trustworthiness and solid financial ratings. We love that you can see how much of an IMPACT you are making with your contribution! Please consider helping out as Ukrainians experience hardship. To donate, follow this link: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ukraine-crisis-relief-fund/ Thanks for helping us make an IMPACT!


    The Wheaton Park District has given Edison the opportunity to sell carnival wristbands for Cream of Wheaton at a discount to our families. The Cream of Wheaton will take place June 2 – 5. Carnival rides, live entertainment, craft booths, and food vendors are just some of the festivities currently being planned for this four-day event to celebrate Wheaton.  Carnival wristbands will be valid for the Carnival Rides, located in the parking lots on Liberty Street from Wheaton Avenue to Cross Street. Carnival wristbands will be offered the following days and times:

    • Thursday, June 2 – 4pm to 10pm
    • Saturday, June 4 – noon to 5pm
    • Sunday, June 5 – 1 to 5pm

    *Wristbands good for times and dates above, and for one day only.

    Wristbands purchased at Cream of Wheaton will cost $30 per day. The Cream of Wheaton Committee is offering the wristbands at a cost of $25 per day to the Wheaton school families.  By purchasing your wristband with the attached flier the park district will donate $3 per wristband sold to Edison.  Students received the attached coupon in Daily Den May 6.  Coupons will  need to be filled out and returned to school with payment no later than May 19. A redemption coupon will be distributed by the Wheaton Park District to Edison for each wristband purchased.  You may turn in your coupon for a wristband at the Carnival Amusement trailer on June 2, 4, or 5.    


    Signs may be ordered directly from Alphagraphics and picked-up at their store - 128 N. Main Street, Wheaton. Personalized Signs are $20 each and Generic Signs are $15 each, both include the yard stake.

    • Order through this link: https://us260.agstorefront.com/ustore/3/home
    • Click on “Products” in the navigation bar at the top of the web page.
    • Select Edison School.
    • Choose either the personalized sign or the generic grad sign.
    • Fill in the name that you would like on the sign. Then click “Refresh Preview.” This will update the sign with the name you entered – you may choose first name, last name, or both. When you are satisfied with your sign, click “Next.”
    • On the next page, you will see your sign order. You MUST click “Proof is approved” and then click “Add to Cart.” Be sure to confirm that your sign is spelled correctly. After you approve the proof, no changes may be made.
    • Click “Checkout” on the next screen. You will need to set up an Alphagraphics account to complete your order. You will then complete your billing information. This information is only to process the credit card transaction. AlphaGraphics Wheaton will not be storing your contact data.
    • You will be contacted by Alphagraphics once your order is ready. You will pick up your personalized sign directly from Alphagraphics at 128 N. Main Street.
    • Orders are produced in batches as they come in and usually take 4-5 days between order and phone call.

    Questions? Contact Christine at AlphaGraphics Wheaton 630-653-2442. cfenne@alphagraphics.com


    Order your supplies online here: https://schooltoolbox.com/school-supplies/school/list-boxes/?schoolId=107299. Orders are due by June 12. If you choose to purchase supplies elsewhere, grade level lists can be found on the Edison website:  https://www.cusd200.org/domain/474



    Once a month the Wheaton Care Center provides a free dinner, groceries, household cleaners, personal care items, and other supplies to the under-resourced in DuPage County. They are open the third Wednesday of each month from 5:00-7:00 PM at Glen Ellyn Bible Church. If you know of a family that you believe could benefit from their services/offerings, please share this information with them: Flyer 


    Football season is just around the corner! Come and have some fun this summer by registering for football summer camp at South. This is for students going into 6th, 7th and 8th grade. If you're a current 8th grader and want to play on the Freshman team, this is a great introduction to football at the high school level.  The link below takes you to the registration page. Go Tigers! Football Summer Camp



    Fees for the 2022-23 School Year are posted and are viewable as families register for next year. If your family does not directly certify for a Fee Waiver through the State of Illinois but would like to apply for a fee waiver can do so after July 1, 2022, by completing the form on this page and returning it to their oldest child’s school. Please know that applications for free or reduced price meals are separate from fee waiver applications, and each application needs to be completed individually. 


    Universal free school meal programs, initially introduced in March 2020 as the pandemic began, are expiring at the end of this school year. Beginning on July 1, 2022, applications for free or reduced priced meals for the 2022-23 School Year will be available on the District website. Families who do not directly certify for free and reduced lunch through the State of Illinois, but would like to apply for free and reduced meals, must complete the Household Eligibility Application (HEA) after July 1. Eligibility for free or reduced meals is only applicable to the year in which the application is submitted. Students who are not approved for free or reduced priced meals through the HEA or are not directly certified as of July 1, 2022 or later, will be charged for meals and food service items beginning the first day of school on August 17, 2022. Please know that this is applicable to all students, even if they qualified for free or reduced priced meals in previous school years. You may check your child’s food service account balance by signing in to your MySchoolBucks account at www.MySchoolBucks.com. If you do not already have an account, you can register for a free account. You will need to know your student’s school and school ID. Once you have logged on, you may check your student’s account balance and/or deposit money into his/her account. The MySchoolBucks program fee is $2.75 for all cafeteria credit/debit card payments. Please know that this fee is a pass through cost and is not kept by District 200. You can also send cash or a check payable to District 200, to school in an envelope marked with the student’s name, ID, and grade. 

    Shine on! 

    With #EdisonPantherPride, 

    Rachel Bednar, Principal 

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

    Collaborative ● Accountable ● Respectful ● Empathic ● Safe