Edison Weekly Announcements – August 27, 2021

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the August 27 weekly announcements  for the Edison Eagles…

We hope you all had a fantastic first week of school!

Mark your calendars 

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

September 2:   CSC meeting at 4:30 PM – virtual at: meet.google.com/whp-spfu-yvv

September 2:   PTA meeting at 6:00 PM – virtual at: meet.google.com/axi-uavx-ujx

September 3:   Spirit Friday- Wear your Edison shirts or Edison colors (blue and yellow) to school

September 12:   School directory form last day to opt in

September 24:   Eagle Run during the school day

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

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 which will be used to decrease adult-student ratios in classrooms and increase instructional support for students! Please donate to our Direct Ask campaign and our Eagle Run. Our goal is to raise $75,000! 

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

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.

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.  

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

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.