Edison Announcements for August 20, 2021

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the August 20 weekly announcements for the Edison Eagles…

Please see the Back-to-School night video from Mrs. Whitelock & Mrs. Bohanan at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NIEXG8M09X0hDgd7xLvSNuSpS8XZIKGp/view?usp=sharing

Mark your calendars

August 21 Movie under the stars at Edison at 8:00 PM on the field

August 23 First day of school for ECE and 1st-5th grades

August 23 Coffee and Kleenex For ECE parents 8:35 – 9:00 AM on the playground

August 24 First day of school for kindergarten (No school for kindergarten on Aug 23)

August 24 Coffee and Kleenex for kindergarten parents 8:35 – 9:00 AM on the playground

August 27 PTA meet and greet from 4:00-6:00 at Pferdsteller Park

September 24 Eagle Run during the school day

2021-22 Online registration

If you have not already completed the online registration for the 2021-22 school year, please plan to do this ASAP. Students MUST have this completed in order to start school on Monday. If you need assistance, please come to Edison’s office or call us at 720-424-7780.

Movie Night at Edison

Come and enjoy a movie on August 21, 2021. 8:00-10:00 under the stars with the Edison Community! Movies are free, but we would love donations to help cover our costs. Per DPS rules, we must have contact tracing for this event for COVID, please reserve your spot so we can abide by DPS rules.

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First Day of School:
* ECE and 1st-5th graders will come back to school on August 23.
* Kindergarten students will come back to school on August 24.

Please plan on the following:
* Breakfast: 8:00-8:30 AM
* Supervision on the playground in AM: 8:25-8:30
* School start time: 8:30
* School end time: 3:25

Coffee and Kleenex for ECE and kindergarten parents

ECE and kindergarten parents, please join us on the first day of school for pictures (bring your phones/cameras), coffee and kleenex.
* August 23: Coffee and Kleenex For ECE parents 8:35 – 9:00 AM on the playground
* August 24: Coffee and Kleenex for kindergarten parents 8:35 – 9:00 AM on the playground

After School Edison Enrichment

The enrichment schedule and description of classes have been posted on line. Please review the Edison Extra enrichment procedures and check out the fantastic enrichment offerings which are located at: http://edison.dpsk12.org/enrichment/.

School Directory

Edison’s PTA will be creating an Edison electronic directory in September. If you want your child in the directory, please fill out the googleform by Sept 12.

Form to fill out to join the Edison School Directories https://forms.gle/JofSxD7ks6qe6A4Y9

Password to gain access: 3350

PTA Update

Would you like to be involved with the PTA..maybe a board seat? Now that we hope we are in person this school year…the President and the treasurer would love some extra creative minds like you to help us. If you are interested please email our fantastic PTA president, Tara Littell at ptaedisondenver@gmail.com
* Please check out our new PTA website at: https://sites.google.com/view/edison-elementary-pta
* Please join the PTA for a meet and greet, social event on August 27 from 4:00-6:00 at Pferdsteller Park.
* Please join us at our first PTA meeting on September 2 at 6:00.

To contribute directly to our fundraising efforts, you can give through any of these convenient methods:
* Venmo ID: @EdisonElementaryPTA
* Online at the PTA or Edison websites: https://edisonptadenver.org or https://edison.dpsk12.org
* Snail Mail or Drop Off: Edison Elementary, Attn: PTA Fundraising, 3350 Quitman Street Denver, CO 80212

Edison Handbook

Please check out our Edison handbook at: http://edison.dpsk12.org/handbook/

COVID Precautions update

DPS leadership is continuing to make decisions regarding health and safety precautions necessary to keep staff and students safe this school year. At this time, the following guidelines are in place:
* Parent/community volunteers are NOT currently permitted within schools.
* Parents and community members may come to the school office, but not into the school building beyond the office.
* Extracurricular activities and field trips are permitted, however, large gatherings are not permitted, therefore at this time we will not plan for performances or festivals.
* Students and staff will be asked to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer frequently.
* Facility staff will continue to sanitize and clean school surfaces frequently.
* All students and staff will be required to wear masks indoors.

DPS Student Meals

This year, Denver Public Schools will provide breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge, regardless of the student’s free or reduced-price meal benefit status; however, it is still very important that families continue to complete and submit a Meal Benefits Application. The submission and approval of a Meal Benefits Application provides advantages beyond eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. Submitting an application also helps ensure students receive the maximum amount of benefits they are eligible for, including discounts on bus passes and some school fees, such as athletics, and reduced AP testing fees. It also ensures schools receive additional resources to support healthy meals for students and afterschool programs. In addition, based on your application, you could be eligible for the P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer) program through the Department of Human Services. Please visit their website for additional information cdhs.colorado.gov/p-ebt. Your assistance in completing and submitting the Meal Benefits Application is greatly appreciated and has the potential to help all DPS schools. Apply now at: WWW.MYSCHOOLAPPS.COM. All information provided is confidential and protected.

Please email Sally_Whitelock@dpsk12.org or Megan_Bohanan@dpsk12.org with any questions or concerns.