Edison Weekly Announcements for Oct 29, 2021

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the October 29   weekly announcements  for the Edison Eagles…

Costume Parade – TODAY from 3:00-3:30 on Edison’s playground. 

Trunk-or-Treat – TODAY in Edison’s parking lot from 3:30-4:30. Donations are being accepted to support teachers’ classroom accounts. You are welcome to either bring cash or check written to Edison PTA or Venmo Edison’s PTA (@EdisonElementaryPTA  – Please message that the donation is for teacher classroom accounts).

Mark your calendars 

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

November 4 – CSC meeting at 4:30 virtually at: meet.google.com/whp-spfu-yvv

November 4 – PTA meeting at 6:00 virtually at: meet.google.com/axi-uavx-ujx

November 4 – Picture make up day

November 5 – School Tour at 9:00 for prospective new students

Eagle Run and Direct Ask fundraiser

Our annual Eagle Run was a huge success and SO MUCH FUN!  This year the Eagle Run is raising money to grant to the school for paras (assistants to 1-5th grade teachers) for next year.  We have currently raised $74,000 which will pay for 4 intervention paraprofessionals. YEAH!

You can still contribute directly to our 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

Science Fair

Do you love science? If so, we encourage you to participate in Edison’s science fair. The Science Fair is open to all ECE-5th grade students. Students can participate by doing a traditional Scientific Method project or a STEM (engineering) project. If your child would like to be a part of Science Fair, please complete the Project Intent form, available through classroom teachers or digitally through link below, by 10/22/21. Science Fair packets will be sent home or emailed to families that return the Intent Form. 

Please see the science fair timeline at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HfqXpC0Y1eUG2C2qbQESp0OQPFhVNr7Y0fm0VblZ_SU/edit?usp=sharing 

Please sign up on the science fair intent form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsgUo3c7AGfWdCOuZbHFB-ERjy-pMdoMM8IX0eMfQbb3W4cg/viewform 

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

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)

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. 

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 with 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!

Are you in need of COVID testing? Please see these resources:
* School based health centers  303-602-8958

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