• Edison Updates


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    January 12, 2020

    Mon., Jan. 13

    • Advisory

    Tues., Jan. 14

    • Boys Basketball Conference Tournament

    Wed., Jan. 15

    • Boys Basketball Conference Tournament

    Thurs., Jan. 16

    • End of 2nd Quarter - Grades will post in ParentVue on Friday, January 24
    • Variety Show MC Auditions (8th Graders Only)
    • Boys Basketball Conference Tournament
    • Panther Night, 6:30-8 PM

    Fri., Jan. 17

    • No School - End of Semester Teacher Work Day

    School News and Events

    Congratulations to the Edison Wrestling Panthers on winning the conference championship on Saturday! We are so proud of all of our wrestlers!! 

    Variety Show Auditions This Week! It is not too late to sign up for Variety Show auditions! If your child is interested, they can come to room 119 and get information from Mrs. Madalinski. ACT auditions are January 21, 22, 23 after school by 10 minute appointment. MC auditions (for eighth graders only) are January 16th 3:10-4:10. All auditions will be in the auditorium. CREW announcement is coming soon. We can't wait to see what amazing ideas and talents Edison students will bring to the stage for Variety Show 2020!

    Panther Night is coming up Thursday, January 16, 6:30pm-8:00pm! All Panthers are invited to our end-of-semester Panther Night! It will be a fun night of games, basketball, volleyball, pizza, karaoke and more! Concessions will be sold, admission is FREE!  

    Help Support the 7th Grade Living Period Table - For the last several years, seventh graders have created a living periodic table by making t-shirts. Each student is assigned an element, they research it and develop their final project in a t-shirt. Each t-shirt is full of symbols to represent the researched element's characteristics. The research will include where the element is found, how it is used, any health related issues, its atomic number, mass and other related aspects. Please help support this project by making a donation at https://foundationgive.com/campaigns/5736/living-periodic-table-projectFunds will go to the purchase of t-shirts and fabric markers for the entire 7th grade, approximately 250 students. Thank you in advance for your consideration! 

    5Essentials Parent Survey- The Illinois 5Essentials School Survey is open for parents until January 31. 5Essentials rates how a school is performing in areas such as leadership, collaboration, family involvement, support, and instruction. Now that 5Essentials is administered every year, it will be more useful for planning. Results from the survey will be used by both our school and the District 200 Board of Education to help guide our efforts.The state will only provide a parent report for our school if at least twenty percent of our parents participate. We value your voice, so please take a few minutes to let us know how we are doing. 

    To take the short survey:

    1.  Visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ 
    2.  Choose the Parent Survey.
    3.  Enter “Dupage” for our county.

    Students will be taking the survey January 21-24 in their social studies classes. Student participants will be required to log-in using their state student ID number and birthdate in order to complete the survey. Students’ identities will be completely confidential. Teachers or administrators will never see individual responses to survey questions and will only receive aggregated information, such as the total percentage of students who agree homework assignments help them learn the course material.

    Please be aware that under the Protection of Pupil Rights Act. 20 U.S.C. Section 1232(c) (1) (A), you have the right to review a copy of the questions asked of your student(s). Survey questions can be found on the 5Essentials website (https://5-essentials.org/illinois/5e/2018/). If you do not want your son or daughter to participate, please let Lauryn Humphris know by Wednesday, January 16.

    USAgain Program - Edison is partnering with USAgain by hosting a recycling bin for clothes and shoes for a green initiative. Each week they will collect what was donated and sort it 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. Please bring your old shoes and clothes that you aren’t wearing anymore and drop them off when you stop by Edison!

    Heritage Night is January 23 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!

    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

    All Wheaton Chess Tournament - Come and enjoy some friendly games of chess in the district's 18th Annual All Wheaton Scholastic Chess Championship on January 25, 2020.  The details for signing up for this great tournament can be found here: All Wheaton Chess Tournament. Concessions will provide breakfast refreshments and hot dog lunches for purchase. To help make this fun day a success, please consider volunteering to help with concessions by clicking on the SignUp Genius link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044FA9A928A02-18th1

    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:

    • Wed, Jan 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Dr. Paul Cornona presents Lee’s Three Habits: A Workshop for Stronger Relationships and Greater Happiness. Join Dr. Paul Corona for this practical, humorous and effective workshop which is a game plan for greater fulfillment. Corona is a clinical professor of leadership in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the founder of the Lee’s 3 Habits system, which helps motivated people build stronger relationships and achieve greater happiness.  Glenbard West, 670 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL
    • Thu, Jan 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Documentary Film Screening of “The Kids We Lose: Lives in the Balance.”, a moving film about the human side of being a child or student with behavioral challenges, and the struggles faced by parents, educators, staff in facilities, mental health clinicians, and law enforcement professionals — trying to ensure that these kids receive the help they need. This film is a collaboration of Lone Wolf Productions and Lives in the Balance founded by child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene – an organization which aims to foster collaboration and empathy, transform lives, and inspire change for all children (especially the most vulnerable). Glenbard South, 23W200 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn, IL.

    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