Edison Weekly Announcements – December 3, 2021

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the December 3  weekly announcements  for the Edison Eagles…

Mark your calendars 

Monday, December 6- Enrichment Descriptions will be posted on the Edison website for parents and students to review at http://edison.dpsk12.org/enrichment/ 

Friday, December 10- Sign-up for Enrichment goes “Live” at 8:00 am

December 8-10 – Scholastic Book Fair in the auditorium

Dec 17-Jan 3  – Read-a-thon

December 20-January 3 – No school – Winter break

Character Trait of the Week

The character trait for this is CREATIVITY!  Definition – The use of imagination and original ideas. You can  reinforce this character trait at home by encouraging your children to create some art and by praising their creativity during imaginative play and games.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be set up in Edison’s auditorium on December 8-10. Please stop by before or after school from 7:45-8:30 or 3:30-4:30 to purchase some new books for the holidays! All proceeds support the purchase of new books for Edison’s library. 

Edison Annual Read-a-thon

Edison will once again have our Edison Read-a-thon to help encourage literacy for our students over winter break.  The Read-a-thon will run from December 17th – January 3rd.  The Edison Read-a-thon takes place over winter break for two reasons:
* Keep students reading during the 16 days off of winter break.
* Raise money for classroom libraries and the Edison Library.  

We will partner again with a company called Read For My Schools (RFMS) to help with tracking minutes read and help support the fundraising part of the Read A Thon.  RFMS is a web based platform as well as an app families can use at home to track minutes.  All students in grades 1st – 5th will be signed up with an account during their library time.  Students can then access their accounts using the RFMS link which will be located on the Edison website.  Families can track students’ reading over break using the website or app.  The site also allows families to send information on the fundraiser to anyone who might donate money for their students and donate directly to the site.  

RFMS does track student information (how many minutes read) so parents need to be aware of this privacy issue.  If you want your student to track minutes read using a different method, please email Mr. Carter to opt them out of RFMS – matthew_carter@dpsk12.org

Privacy Policy

Everyone’s goal is to read  for 320 minutes over break which is about 20 minutes a day. Students can read way more than that and move up the leaderboard.  For the Read-a-thon, students will earn cool prizes for reading. 

There are two ways to donate to the Read-a-thon.
* Venmo: @EdisonElementaryPTA  (Edison gets 100%)
* Use Read For My Schools and Stripe (Edison gets 90%)

If you have any questions or issues please email Mr. Carter.  (matthew_carter@dpsk12.org)

Clothing support

If your family is struggling financially and your child is in need of a jacket, boots or a backpack, please reach out to our school psychologist (Terasia_Olsen@dpsk12.org) or call the school office at 720-424-7780.

Community Resources and Opportunities

University of Denver Athletics & Recreation December Youth Sports Camps – https://ritchiecenter.du.edu/sports/2021/8/27/school-days-off.aspx 

University of Denver Basketball camps for January – https://signup.recreation.du.edu/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&primarycode=136102&InterfaceParameter=WebTrac_1 

Denver North Co-Ed Junior Vikings Wrestling. Open to kids 4-14 years old. Contact Rachel Gutierrez at 720-232-6939 or rachelnm85@gmail.com

COVID 

Edison has, unfortunately, had a lot of positive COVID cases and students quarantined due to exposure lately. Therefore, at school, we will temporarily ask students to sit in the same cafeteria seat each day so we can track exposures closely; ask students and adults to wear masks inside and outside on school grounds; and increase our sanitizing efforts.

Please help us by:
* Keep your child home if they are sick or have symptoms,
* Use these resources to help you decide if your child should come to school

Please see these resources for COVID testing:
* School based health centers  303-602-8958
* https://my.primary.health/l/cdphe 

Denver Health SBHC Vaccination Clinics for Children Age 5 and Older

Our Denver Health School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are now offering vaccinations for free at 18 locations across the city. SBHCs offer a quick and convenient way to get vaccinated. 

For more information or to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment at an SBHC or vaccination clinic, please contact Denver Health at 303-602-8958.

DPS Healthy Start Resolution

In May 2021, DPS Board of Education passed a resolution to have all middle schools and high schools (district-managed and charters) start no earlier than 8:20 a.m. each school day to support healthy sleep habits in adolescents. The new Healthy Start bell times will go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. If you would like more information regarding this resolution or to provide feedback to the district plasse go to: https://www.dpsk12.org/healthy-start-times/ 

School Choice Information

School Choice is for any student who wants or needs to attend a new school for the following school year, particularly “transitioning” students, typically incoming kinder, sixth and ninth-grade students. All incoming preschool students, as well as incoming students who reside in an enrollment zone, must complete an application. The school choice window is: January 14 to February 12.

Support Edison’s PTA

King Soopers Rewards – Register Edison PTA as your Community Rewards partner for King Soopers! How do I enroll?
1) Go to www.kingsoopers.com
2) Sign-in to you digital account (or create one if needed);
3) Select ‘Community Rewards’ from the side menu;
4) Enter “Edison Elementary PTA” into the ‘Find an Organization’ search box; 5) Find ‘Edison Elementary PTA’ with address 3350 Quitman St, Denver, CO 80212 and select ‘Enroll’;
6) You’re all done!

Direct Ask fundraiser – You can contribute directly to Edison’s PTA fundraising efforts 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

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