Edison Weekly Announcements for 11/5/21

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the November 5   weekly announcements  for the Edison Eagles…

Mark your calendars 

November 1-15  – Holiday food drive – hosted by 5th graders

November 17 – Thanksgiving lunch in cafeteria (no parents this year) – Free for students

November 18 – School Tour at 9:00 for prospective new families

November 18 – Students set up science fair after school, Open to parents from 5-6:00 PM

November 19 – Science Fair during school day

November 19 – Spirit day- Dress like your favorite story book character day

November 19 – Report cards will be sent home

November 22-26 – No School – Thanksgiving break

December 17 – Spirit day – PJ day

December 20-31 – No school – Winter break

Character Trait of the Week

The character trait for this is INTEGRITY! 
* Definition – Being honest and strong morals.
* We encourage you to ask your kiddos “Are you doing the right thing, even when no one is watching?”; talk to them about “Being honest with  themselves.” and encourage kids to use the 4 scoop apology (“I am sorry for…” “It is wrong because…” “Next time I will…” “Can I do anything to make it better…”)

Edison Holiday Food Drive

Edison’s 5th graders will be kicking off “The Season of Giving” on November 1st by hosting a SCHOOL WIDE food drive benefiting Bienvenidos Food Bank in Sunnyside. Students are encouraged to participate by bringing in canned and boxed food items to help stock Bienvenido’s pantry for the holidays. Donations will be accepted in each classroom through Monday, November 15th and the class who collects the most items will win a celebratory ice cream social!
* Donation Guidelines – Just like you, clients want food they need and like. Give what you and your family would want to receive if you needed food.
* Most needed items:
– Canned fruit, Cooking oil, Hearty soups (Chunky, Progresso etc.), Stews and Chili, Canned Chicken and Tuna, Jams, Jelly & Honey, Pasta & Sauce, Boxed dry meals and sides, 1-2 lbs. bags of rice, Refried beans, Condiments, Peanut butter, Snack bars
– Soap (Dial White, Leevers 2000 or other neutral scents are best), Shampoo (15oz size is best), Toothpaste (full size), Toothbrushes (1 or 2 packs preferred)
Grocery bags (plastic or reusable)
– Feel free to provide THANKSGIVING THEMED ITEMS

* Not needed now:  Black beans, green beans and egg cartons
– Items we cannot accept: Opened or used food (boxed items still with a sealed bag is ok), Homemade items or previously prepared foods, Food past its best of date for most items, Rusted, badly dented, dirty or damaged cans or containers, Expired baby food or formula (required by law), Clothing or household items (call 211 for agencies that accept those items)

Science Fair

Many of Edison’s students are currently hard at work with their science fair projects. Students who signed up, will set up their project in Edison’s auditorium on Thursday, November18 from 3:30-5:00 PM. Parents are welcome to check out projects from 5:00-6:00 PM. Projects will be judged and students will view projects on November 19 during the school day.
* Please see the science fair packet at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HES8J_RpY03SbEKGAtT2-5vM8-ynZyYgIT-Dof9TMFA/edit?usp=sharing
* We are looking for volunteers to assist with the science fair – if you are willing and available, please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D4FACA929A7FE3-edison2

Open position at Edison

Edison is currently looking for a 4 hour per day paraprofessional. If you, or someone you know, is interested, please email Sally_Whitelock@dpsk12.org

Lost and Found 

Our Lost and Found is overflowing! Our facilities staff will place all items outside on tables at the amphitheater BEFORE SCHOOL on Thursday, 11/18, and Friday, 11/19.  After that, items will be donated over Thanksgiving Break. 

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. 

Skinner MS on Nov 18 from 4-7 PM and Dec 16 from 4-7 PM

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 snow day procedure for 2021-22

DPS has shared the following information regarding snow days this school year:
* For a single snow day, we will do a traditional snow day.
* If, due to weather, we are not able to safely allow students to attend in person for multiple days, then starting on the second day we will pivot to remote learning.
* To support in planning and this shift, any time we are considering a potential snow day, DPS will send messaging to schools by mid-day the day before to remind students and teachers to prepare (such as by taking home computers) in the event that it becomes a multi-day event and we need to shift to a temporary remote learning model.

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/ 

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

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.