Edison Weekly Announcement – 8/13/21

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the August 13 weekly announcements  for the Edison Eagles…

We hope you are all having a wonderful summer and can’t wait to see everyone soon!

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 18    Kindergarten assessment day (sign up online)
– August 19    Back to School Night at 5:00 PM – virtual this year
– 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. Though you can see teacher assignments on Parent Portal, these are NOT confirmed until registration is complete. 

To register online, primary legal guardians of current DPS students must have an active DPS Parent Portal account. Visit myportal.dpsk12.org to sign up, or to check that your account is active and ready. Once you are in the parent portal:
* Click More tab
* Click See All Apps (under Misc Pages Column)
* Click Online Registration (bottom box in left hand column)
* Then you’ve arrived at Infinite Campus application, where you have to select More
* Then you select Online registration (this will then automatically prompt you to begin the online registration process)

For more information on how to complete online registration, contact the front office or visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org.

Back to School Night
In order to provide parents with accurate information, begin to build connections and relationships, and keep everyone safe and healthy, Back-to-School night this year will be virtual this year. Parents will receive an information packet from their child’s teacher the week of August 16. 

Teachers will also host a 30 minute virtual Back-to-School night meeting via GoogleMeets on August 19. Meeting times will be as follows:

4:00 – ECE                           4:30 – Kindergarten

5:00 – 1st grade                   5:30 – 2nd grade

6:00 – 3rd grade                   6:30 – 4th grade

7:00 – 5th grade

Kindergarten Assessment Day
Hello Kindergarten Families! Kindergarten students and parents will have an opportunity to meet their teacher, see the classroom and work together for a short time before school starts. Please sign up for a kindergarten assessment time slot on August 18, for your student to meet 1-on-1 with your assigned teacher. In this meeting we will go through a 20 minute literacy screener.
* Ms. Lovato’s sign up genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/lovato
* Ms. Kotecki’s sign up genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/kotecki
* Ms. Kreiling’s sign up genius:  https://www.signupgenius.com/kreiling
* Ms. Button’s sign up genius:  https://www.signupgenius.com/button

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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After School Edison Enrichment
We are very excited to share that we will be able to offer after school enrichment again this year! The enrichment schedule and description of classes will be posted on line on August 16. Please review the Edison Extra enrichment procedures and watch for the fantastic enrichment offerings which are located at: http://edison.dpsk12.org/enrichment/. 

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

2021-22 School year start/end time changes:
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  – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME
* School end time: 3:25

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

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

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, festivals, or in-person back to school night.
* 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.  

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