Edison Announcements – September 10

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the September 10 weekly announcements  for the Edison Eagles…

Mark your calendars 

September 24:   Eagle Run during the school day

September 27: No school – Teacher planning day

October 1 – Count Day  – PLEASE have your child at school today!

October 1 – North Highschool homecoming parade – departing at 4:30 pm from 32nd & Lowell Blvd.

October 15 – Deadline to submit application for HGT testing

Class Parents

Are you interested in supporting BOTH your child’s teacher AND the PTA? Please become a class parent. Class parents will help plan class events, communicate between the PTA and teacher, and organize parents in support of community events.

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4faca929a7fe3-class1 

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 google form by Sept 12.

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

Password to gain access: 3350

Eagle Run and Direct Ask fundraiser

Mark your calendars – our annual Eagle Run is scheduled for September 24. Students will gather pledges and then participate in the fun run to build community and raise money for Edison’s PTA. Pledge sheets went out in the Thursday folders this week.  This year the Eagle Run is raising money to grant to the school for paras (assistants to 1-5th grade teachers) for next year.  Our goal is to raise $80,000! If each student donated $150 we would reach our goal, but every dollar counts no matter the size!   The teachers at Edison have asked for more help to give their students more support in the classroom, that is what the para’s at Edison do! Help us continue supporting our students and teachers at Edison for next year. 
** Parents are welcome to come cheer on students while they are running – please socially distance and wear masks while on school grounds to help keep our children healthy.
** Online donation page. https://www.edisonptadenver.org/donate 

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

Volunteering

If you wish to volunteer for Edison this school year (with the PTA, attending a field trip, in the classroom), please make sure you complete the volunteer application at: https://app.verifiedvolunteers.com/en/Candidates/Account/Register 

Testing for HGT/GT program

In DPS all kindergarten and 2nd grade students are tested for possible gifted programming. If you have a 1st or 3rd-5th grade student who you would like to be tested for HGT programming, please submit an application at: https://studentequity.dpsk12.org/gifted-talented/ The deadline to apply is Oct. 15 and testing will occur in Nov.

Edison T-shirts

Fridays are spirit days – we encourage students and staff to wear their Edison t-shirts. Once per month we will have a fun dress up day. If your child is in need of a new Edison t-shirt, you can purchase one for $10 in the Edison office.

Masks at School

Please help us keep our community healthy!

During the school day, while inside students will wear masks at all times, except when eating. When eating with masks off, students will be required to sit 3 feet apart. 

Though adults and children are not required to wear masks outside, we do have A LOT of people on the playground before and after school. Therefore, we would like to request that people wear masks while on school grounds during drop off and pick up. THANK YOU!

Join Edison’s PTA

Looking to help your child’s school…..join the PTA!  $10-$15 for the year!  You are able to vote on issues that the PTA is working on and be involved. Plus all meetings are virtual! QR code to join.  We may run a contest to see what grade has the most PTA signups….Pizza Party!
* https://www.edisonptadenver.org/committeevolunteer-sign-ups

Join a PTA committee!  There are so many little things the PTA does for the school….and frankly, the board is getting tired of doing it all.  So if you have some time, help us out!  Most of the “jobs” can be done at home, work, soccer practice, etc. on your phone, tablet, or computer! Help support your child’s school, I promise it will make you feel good!
* https://www.edisonptadenver.org/committeevolunteer-sign-ups

Are you in need of COVID testing? Please see these resources:
* School based health centers  303-602-8958
* https://my.primary.health/l/cdphe 

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