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    June 9, 2019

    This week:

    Mon., June 10

    • All-School Farewell Recognition Assembly

    Tues., June 11

    • 8th Grade Moving On Ceremony  
    • All schedule change requests due

    Wed., June 12

    • Summer Break!


    Mark your calendars:

    Thurs., Aug. 15

    • Locker Set-Up (New Students/6th Grade 8-10 AM; All Grades 10 AM - 12 noon)

    Wed., Aug. 21

    • First day of school!


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    School News and Events

    Changes to Course Requests Due Tuesday - Requests for changes to rising 7th and 8th grade schedules must be made by the end of the day on Tuesday, June 11. This includes any add or drop requests for band, chorus or orchestra or any drop requests for Spanish, French or fast paced classes. Once student schedules are created for the 2019-20 school year, changes are extremely difficult and not always possible due to some course sections being full. Please email your child’s counselor if you have any change requests:

    You are also welcome to call the counseling office at 630-682-2053. Thank you!

    Pick Up Medications from the Health Office - If your child takes medication at school, please be sure to pick it up on their last day of school! Thank you!

    Keep Locks in Safe Place! All current 6th and 7th grade students will be labeling their hall lock with their combination and asked to take it home for the summer. Please encourage your child put this lock in a safe place so it can be found again in August! Students should come to locker set up on August 15 with their lock so they can set up their lockers before school begins on August 21. 8th graders will turn in their locks when they do locker clean-out.

    8th Grade Moving On Ceremony and Reception is June 11 - The 8th grade Moving On Ceremony will take place on June 11 at 10 AM in the gymnasium. Doors will open for parents at 9:40 AM. As we have limited seating, admission is by ticket only. Each student received two tickets for adult family members. Tickets were sent home last week.

    For the ceremony, students are encouraged to dress nicely but not formally. Boys are encouraged to wear slacks and a button-down shirt or polo; girls are encouraged to wear slacks or a skirt and blouse or a nice dress and flat shoes.

    The ceremony typically lasts 45-50 minutes and will be followed by a reception under the portico in the front of the building, compliments of the PTA. Parents are welcome to take their 8th grader out of school following the reception, but students may also stay until the end of the day. Please direct questions about the Moving On ceremony to Mrs. Chris Boyd at 630-682-2050. Thank you!

    Order Your Child’s 2019-20 School Supply Kits by June 28 - The site to purchase 2019-20 school supply kits is up and running. Kits ordered before June 28 will be delivered to Edison and available for pick up on Locker Set-Up Day, August 15. The supply lists have also been updated and are on the Edison website. Parents can get to the supply lists and/or the link to order kits through our website under Parents/School Supply Lists.

    Register Now for the 2019-20 School Year - To register your child(ren), login to your ParentVUE account and complete the following 3-step process for each child:

    1. Review, update and confirm student permissions, contact information, Military-Connected student status, Incoming Kindergarten Early Childhood History and general student demographics.
    2. Review fees and select a payment option.
    3. Confirm you have reviewed/updated student information and processed fees   

    If you cannot remember your password for ParentVUE, you can reset it on the ParentVUE website. If you have questions with registration email webreg@cusd200.org, call 630-784-7396 or contact the Edison office at 630-682-2050.

    Fee Information & Waiver - A complete list of 2019-20 Student Fees can be found here. To apply for a waiver of fees, please review information on our website for instructions and necessary documentation. Applications for the National School Lunch Program will be available after July 1, 2019.

    Join the PTA! - Before you complete registration, please make sure to sign up for the Edison PTA. During the registration process, you may also make a donation to our District's education foundation, the Student Excellence Foundation, by adding to your fees.

    Please register your child(ren) and pay any necessary fees by June 30. If paid after June 30, fees increase by $10 per child. For questions regarding fees, please refer to the posted fee schedule.

    Students Can Get Head Start on 2019-2020 Reflections Entries - The theme for next year’s National PTA Reflections contest has already been released! The 2019-2020 theme is "Look Within" Reflections projects may be artwork, writing, dance, film, photography and/or music. Completed projects are due to the main office in early October, so students are encouraged to start working on their project idea over the summer. If you have any questions, contact Jill Feitl atjfeitl@hotmail.com.

    Edison Summer Office Hours -

    • Main Office - From June 12 through August 2, Mondays through Thursdays from 7 AM - 4 PM and Fridays from 7 AM - 10:30 PM.
    • Registrar/Counseling Office - 8 AM - 3 PM only through June 26 and again starting August 1. (This office is closed from June 27-July 31.) If you are anticipating a move and will need your child’s records sent to another school, please contact the registrar by June 26 or after August 1.
    • School Building - Closed for the summer for cleaning and reorganization. The building will be open locker set-up on August 15 (New Students/6th Grade 8-10 AM; All Grades 10 AM - 12 noon).

    2019-2020 Staff/Parent Book Study - Instead of a summer book, we will be doing a book study over the course of next school year. This book is too rich to cover in one session! If you want to get a head start, pick up a copy of The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by William Stixrud PhD and Ned Johnson. In the fall, we will send out dates when we will discuss specific chapters. We hope you’ll join us!

    District News and Events

    High School Summer Camps - Summer Recreation at Wheaton North & Wheaton Warrenville South offers various athletic and activity camps for varying age levels. Camp and program offerings, fees, age levels, and registration information can be found on the following links:

    Incoming freshmen and current high school players are encouraged to try the camps! Many are scheduled before tryouts.

    WWSHS Fishing Camp - The 2nd annual "WWS Fishing Camp" will take place from June 24-28. For more information, check out this flier. Students can register here.

    Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries - Each month, the District will host 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 Sat., June 15 from 10 AM - 12 PM at the Village Brook Apartments at 278 E. St. Charles St. in Carol Stream.

    Community News and Events

    Free and Low-Cost Activities for Teens and Tweens - Check this list out for some fun summer ideas!

    Entrepreneurship Camps for Teens 2019 Camp Dates June 17 - 21, 2019, 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. Alive Center - Naperville. For Rising 8 - 12 Graders. Cost: $250. A limited number of scholarships are available. Learn about branding from experts, meet local entrepreneurs, take trips to their business, build teams with fellow camps to solve real problems, master the art of the elevator pitch, sell products at a local farmer's market, gather real-time customer feedback, enjoy a graduation expo featuring resilient leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM). https://alivecenter.recdesk.com/Community/Home.

    Summer Camps at Technology Center of DuPage - When your middle school students go to high school, TCD provides elective options geared toward developing college and career readiness. Camps begin week of June 10:

    • Culinary Camp led by TCD Chef Kyle Neuner
    • Game Coding Camp led by TCD CIS/Game Design Instructor Evan Wright
    • Robotics Camp led by TCD Digital Electronics Instructor Mark Lindberg

    Detailed information, including how to register, can be found on the TCD website at www.tcdupage.org.

    Northern Illinois University's 2019 Summer Camps for middle and high school students - A full description of each camp and online registration is available at http://go.niu.edu/summer2019  Camps take place at the DeKalb campus.

    2019 Residential Academic Camps for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12:

    • Film Camp, June 16-21, 2019 - Work with experienced media producers, camera operators, and directors while learning about digital filmmaking from script to screen.
    • Creative Writing Camp, June 23-28, 2019 - Develop skills in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Learn to give and accept constructive criticism. Week includes free-writing, guided writing, and revision strategies.
    • Speech Camp, July 7-12, 2019 - Develop and enhance knowledge in a specific area of speech by selecting or writing speeches, honing research skills, memorizing pieces and practicing the art of delivery. This camp is for students interested in being on a forensics team or are already part of a forensics team.

    2019 Academic Camps for students entering grades 5, 6, 7, or 8:

    • Digital Photography Day Camp, June 17 - 20, 2019 (Day Camp) - Learn both the technology and art behind photography. Discover how the pros work as you create your own photographs in preparation for an art show. Campers must provide own DSLR camera.
    • Film Junior High Camp, June 23-28, 2019 (Residential Camp) - Work with experienced media producers, camera operators, and directors while learning about digital filmmaking from script to screen.
    • Creative Writing Junior High Camp, July 14-19, 2019 (Residential Camp) - Develop skills in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Learn to give and accept constructive criticism. Week includes free-writing, guided writing, and revision strategies.

    For more information, contact the Continuing and Professional Education at 815-753-1456, email pietrowski@niu.edu or visit https://www.niu.edu/continuing-professional-education. A full list of all camps offered by NIU can be found at www.niu.edu/summercamps

    Have a wonderful summer!

    With #EdisonPantherPride,

    Rachel Bednar




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