November 10, 2019
Mon., Nov. 11 - Veterans Day! Wear Red, White, & Blue!!
- Poppy Sales $1 for Veterans Homeless Shelter at grade level doors, 7:45 AM
- NO Advisory - Veterans Day Assembly
Tues., Nov. 12
- Vision/Hearing Re-screening
- Boys Basketball v. Franklin, 3:45PM
Wed., Nov. 13
- PTA FunRun Main Event Outing
- Wrestling at Wredling, 4:15 PM
Thurs., Nov. 14
- Performing Arts Pictures
- Boys Basketball at Hadley, 3:45 PM
- Wrestling at Indian Trail, 4:15 PM
School News and Events
Veterans Day Poppy Sales - Monday morning, at all three grade-level doors, students from Allies Club will be selling crepe paper poppies for $1 in honor of our veterans. All proceeds will be donated to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Please encourage your child to purchase a poppy and wear it with pride on their left shoulder.
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!
8th Grade Yearbook Ads Due Nov. 22 - As a long-standing tradition for Edison’s 8th grade students, the yearbook offers an opportunity for you to submit a baby photo and special message (35 words or less) for your soon-to-be high schooler. Typically, parents write about how proud they are of their child and wish them luck as they enter high school. Some even choose to include a small inside joke, family saying or a special quote. To order a Yearbook Ad, click here today. Questions? Please contact Lauren Nielsen at Lauren.firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Austin at Amanda.Austin@cusd200.org.
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.email@example.com or Amanda Austin at Amanda.Austin@cusd200.org.
District News and Events
Join us for our next District 200 Parent Workshop - Navigating Social Life in a Digital World: Skills and strategies to help teens effectively manage technology’s new role in peer relationships on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Wheaton North High School. Presented by Dr. Jill Walsh, a researcher and lecturer at Boston University. Walsh studies teens’ digital lives and translates that on a global scale to help close the generational gap so that parents can make informed decisions around the digital, social, and emotional health of their children. Her talk focuses on providing parents with practical strategies to help their teens manage the social challenges they often face when communicating with peers on their devices.
Calling all runners and walkers to participate in the Reindeer Run 5K! - 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/
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 soon:
- Jess Shatkin MD, MPH presents “Helping Young Children Thrive: Healthy Body and Healthy Brain” on Tues., Nov. 12 from 7:00-8:30 PM at Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United StatesAll parents and caregivers want to give their children a good start in life. How can we best nurture, protect and guide our children’s physical, mental, and emotional needs? This presentation with nationally recognized child and adolescent psychiatrist Jess Shatkin Md MPH will offer evidence-based strategies and an update on the science of child development and balanced parenting. We will discuss the importance of sleep, physical activity, and healthy nutrition; the role that trauma and mental illness play in the lives of far too many of our children; and the known strategies that work to prevent mental and emotional distress. How much technology is too much? Join us and learn how to set children up for a healthier lifestyle and success in all areas of their lives as they continue to grow.
Free Thanksgiving Meals - On Thursday, November 28, Parkview Community Church in Glen Ellyn is hosting a free Thanksgiving meal for any and all in our community. They decorate a large gymnasium for the holiday and are equipped to seat up to 400 individuals at a time. When guests arrive, they are greeted by a host and escorted to a table, much like a restaurant. They have all the fixings one might expect on Thanksgiving, including to-go boxes for families who may want to bring their meal back home, a craft for kids and a fall photo booth for families. They play the football game and serve hot apple cider in the lobby. The kitchen is run for the day by a former restaurant owner so it’s all top notch. If you know of anyone who might appreciate this opportunity, please pass this along: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Doors open at 11 AM. Parkview Community Church, 764 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. RSVP appreciated at Parkview.cc/thanksgiving.
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/
Have a great week! Shine on!
Rachel Bednar, Principal
An Edison Scholar CARES for self, others, and the community.
Collaborative ● Accountable ● Respectful ● Empathic ● Safe