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    February 5, 2023

    Dear Panthers and Panther Families, 

    It is hard to believe it is already February! The girls basketball teams kick off their season this week with two home games–Tuesday against Leman and Thursday against Hadley. Come cheer on our Panthers! On Tuesday at 7 PM, we also have our monthly PTA meeting. All PTA members are welcome!

    This week: 

    Tuesday, February 7

    • National Periodic Table Day! All 7th grade students should wear their element t-shirts all day at school.
    • Girls Basketball v. Leman, 7th grade at ~4 PM; 8th grade at ~5 PM
    • PTA Meeting, 7 PM in room 122

    Wednesday, February 8

    • FREE GPS Parent Webinar: Dr. Catherine Newman presents, “Essential Communication and Life Skills: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Up”. 12:00 -1:00 PM AND 7:00-8:00 PM. This event will be presented virtually. The link to log in to this webinar from your computer, tablet or phone is https://glenbard.zoom.us/j/86906858998

    Thursday, February 9

    • Girls Basketball v. Hadley, 8th grade at ~4 PM; 7th grade at ~5 PM

    Friday, February 10 - Super Bowl weekend, wear your NFL apparel!


    PLEASE TAKE THE 5ESSENTIALS PARENT SURVEY

    The 2023 Illinois Parent Survey is open through March 31. This survey generates valuable data​ that we can use to guide our ongoing efforts to improve our schools and to offer students an excellent education. Just click the following link to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/


    EDISON PTA-SPONSORED SKATING PARTY AT LOMBARD ROLLER RINK - FEB. 16, 6:30-8:30 PM

    This will be a free event paid for by the PTA. There is a $4 skate rental fee but you can also bring your own skates. It would be helpful to have a rough estimate of Panthers attending so the staff at Lombard skate is prepared. If you or your child has not already done so, please fill out this form:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQEEY37lLDrqTnZCAdjYj4JIPi-5pbzqUEO9K6OX6kM0us7g/viewform

    We hope to see you there! Lombard Roller Rink is located at 201 22nd Street, Lombard.


    21st ANNUAL CHARLIE CORNELIUS INVITATIONAL SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT - FEB. 18, 2023

    The Cornelius Invitational (formerly known as the All-Wheaton Chess Tournament) will be held at Edison Middle School on Saturday, February 18, 2023 starting at 9 AM. $25 per player. All K-8 students enrolled in CUSD 200 schools or private schools located in the Wheaton area, Wheaton residents enrolled in schools outside of Wheaton, and homeschooled students residing in Wheaton/CUSD 200 borders are invited. For grades 6-8, schools within Edison’s Conference may also compete. Students residing in CUSD 200 borders enrolled in private schools outside of the District may bring their school chess team. Register through your school’s Chess Club or individually by contacting Annie Myung at 630-510-1347 (landline) or magicsquare3@yahoo.com


    SAVE THE DATE! PTA CRUMBL COOKIE FUNDRAISER WED., FEB. 22 FROM 3-8 PM

    Please check out the attached flyer for the fundraiser details. When ordering, please bring the flyer with you or mention Edison Middle School at checkout. 


    NOW TAKING YEARBOOK ORDERS

    Order your child 2022-23 Yearbook today! Just $30. Orders due on March 24!

    1. Visit: book.hrimaging.com
    2. Click order now
    3. Enter the school name, Submit
    4. Enter your child’s last name, first name 

    COMMUNITY EVENTS & RESOURCES

    • A Night of Food, Culture, and Fun! The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee for CUSD 200 will be featuring a CUSD200 family to share their culture, along with a pre-fixed Chinese dinner and soft drinks. Please contact dei200@outlook.com with questions. Wednesday Feb. 22, 2023, 6-8pm, Lu's Sushi and Chinese, $40/per person. Presenter: Wei Shissler. RSVP: https://wwptac.memberhub.com/store/items/823382
    • Glenbard Parent Series - The Glenbard Parent Series, or GPS, Navigating Healthy Families presents distinguished speakers to inspire, connect and inform with research-based strategies that promote engaged learning and positive youth development for children of all ages. They welcome everyone to their free, weekly, virtual events--many are presented at both noon and 7 PM. In 2022-23 several programs will be offered in Spanish, Gujarati, Urdu and Hindi. No registration is required. Links/details GlenbardGPS.org. Coming up:
      • Wed., Feb. 8 @ 12:00 -1:00 pm AND 7:00-8:00 PM - Dr. Catherine Newman presents, “Essential Communication and Life Skills: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Up”. This event will be presented virtually.  The link to log in to this webinar from your computer, tablet or phone is https://glenbard.zoom.us/j/86906858998
    • 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.
    • ReferralGPS - This is a service that provides assistance in finding local mental health and substance use related treatment resources. Along with a searchable database of treatment options, ReferralGPS provides Care Navigation to assist families in triage and appointment setting. School district families and staff may access ReferralGPS in two ways:
      • Contact a member of our Student Services Team (social workers, psychologists, counselors) to seek out treatment options, or 
      • Visit this link at https://referralgps.com/find-help/CUSD200 to search for treatment resources or connect with a Care Navigator anonymously
    • The platform has the ability to filter by mental health concern, clinician gender/specialty, location, and insurance acceptance. The service is available for all types of private and public insurance options including PPO, HMO, Medicaid, and families that are uninsured or underinsured. ReferralGPS is available for use by district students, families and staff at no cost. All information entered on the ReferralGPS tool is completely confidential and securely stored. If you are interested in seeking counseling-related services at this time, please consider reaching out to the Student Services Team or visiting https://referralgps.com/find-help/CUSD200.

    QUESTIONS? WE’RE HERE TO HELP! JUST GIVE US A CALL!

    Registrar, Attendance and Counseling Office:  630-682-2053

    Health Office:  630-682-2050 x3635

    Athletic Office: 630-682-2050 x3204

    Main Office:  630-682-2050

    *Please call or copy our assistants on your email to ensure a timely response. Thank you! 


    Shine on! 

    With #EdisonPantherPride, 

    Rachel Bednar, Principal

    principal 

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

    Collaborative ● Accountable ● Respectful ● Empathic ● Safe