Edison weekly announcements for week of May 10

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Benita Cervantes with announcements for the week of May 10 for the Edison Eagles…

Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. We would like to continue to encourage everyone to stay healthy and do your part to keep our community healthy – wear masks, socially distance, wash your hands, keep your social groups small. We all need to work together to keep our students in school in person. THANK YOU!

Edison Spirit Friday

Friday, May 14 – Edison Colors Day (Blue and Yellow) 

Community Night – TONIGHT

Friday, May 7, 2021 from 4-8PM

Crock Spot Sunnyside   4045 Pecos Street, Suite 130, Denver CO 80211 (303-353-2717)
* 15% of all sales from 4-8 PM will come back to Edison. Eat at the restaurant or take it home but enjoy a yummy dinner and raise some funds for our school!! Hope to see you there!!

Order your School Supplies for next year now!

Leave it to the PTA to do everything for you!!!! Order your supplies for your grade, the supplies get shipped to the school and the PTA / Volunteers bring it to your child’s classroom…..EASY PEASY!!
* Edison School ID:  EDI023
* Go order, go to: www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks   

Scholastic Book Fair

We will have the Scholastic Book Fair at Edison on May 12, 13 and 14. Please plan on the following:
* May 12 – Parents, in groups of 5, will be able to enter the building by the gym to purchase books from 8:00 AM-8:50 AM.
* May 12 – Students who have money will be provided an opportunity to purchase books at the book fair during the school day.
* May 13 and 14 – Parents, in groups of 5, will be able to enter the building by the gym to purchase books from 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM.

Use EWallet so students don’t lose that cash!  It is super easy!  Here is the link:
https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?fairID=4760180

A Scholastic Book Fair flyer will be coming home with info on what books will be at the fair.  You can also see the flyer online at:
https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/S21-ES-Case-Booklist/S21-ES-Case-Booklist.html#p=1

Field Day

We are planning on having Field Day this year on May 13 and 14 on Edison’s playground during the school day. At this annual event, students will participate in competitive and fun physical events and celebrate physical activity.  Students will be required to compete within their cohort/class and wear masks during the activities. Please remind your child to wear sunscreen and bring personal water bottles to school.
* May 13 – Grade K & 1 at 9:00-10:30 (rain date May 20)
* May 13 – ECE at 2:00-3:00 (rain date May 20)
* May 14 – Grade 4 & 5 at 9:00-10:30  (rain date May 21)
* May 14 –  Grade 2 & 3 at 1:30-3:00 (rain date May 21)

We are now able to allow 2 family members per student to come cheer on students at Field Day.  Guests should plan on the following:
* Community members must wear masks, over their noses at all times while on Edison property.
* Community members will only be allowed in the building to go to the book fair. Bathrooms will not be available for community members.
* Community members should stay with their child’s class.
* Please try to socially distance as much as possible.

PTA Board Member nominations

Are you looking to get more involved with your child’s school?  Join the PTA Board!!! 

2021/2022 Board Members needed:
* Secretary: take notes for meetings, help with social media posts, communicate with class parents.
* Vice President: help the president with a variety of projects, especially fundraising and planning Edfest. 

If you are interested, please email Tara Littell, PTA president at ptaedisondenver@gmail.com

Mark you calendars:
* May 26 ECE continuation at 9:30 AM (rain date May 27)
* May 26 Kindergarten continuation at 2:00 PM (rain date May 27)
* May 26 5th grade continuation at 6:00 PM (rain date May 27)
* May 28 Last day of school – school ends at 12:30

ECE, Kindergarten and 5th Grade Continuations

It is important and fun to celebrate milestones in our lives! Therefore, Edison staff is planning on celebrating the continuation of our ECE, kindergarten and 5th grade students in late May.  We are planning on having our continuation ceremonies outside in Edison’s amphitheater area with social distancing measures in place. Each student will be able to invite a maximum of 2 adults and their siblings – they will each get 2 tickets to be used for entrance of adults to the ceremony – with the following COVID precautions:
* We will set up chairs for adults in a socially distanced manner. We ask that all family members (adults and siblings) sit together. Due to limited seating, children will likely be asked to sit on the ground near adults. You are welcome to bring blankets for children to sit on.
* All family members must wear masks, over their mouth and nose, the entire time they are on school grounds.
* Community members will not be allowed to enter the building, even to use the restroom.
* Please do NOT congregate.

Please plan on the following dates:
* ECE continuation is scheduled for May 26 at 9:30 AM (rain date May 27);
* Kindergarten continuation is scheduled for May 26 at 2:00 PM (rain date May 27);
* 5th grade continuation is scheduled for May 26 at 6:00 PM (rain date May 27).

DPS End of year parent surveys

Please watch your email on May 3 for a message from DPS with information regarding the annual Family Survey. We greatly value your feedback and appreciate your time in completing the survey. Thank you in advance for your honesty.

PTA Survey

We have ideas floating in our heads for next year….let us know what you think of them.  Fill out this quick survey to help us and Edison. 

https://forms.gle/5YnXYLdk5ecuioSq5

2021-22 Discovery Link Information

Discovery Link Registration for the 2021-22 school year opened April 12. At this time, you will only select the site where your child(ren) will attend next year.
* Once approved, you will be given access to the calendar, and you will select days for August starting on July 1st.
* Families who were enrolled in the school year 2020-2021 do need to register for the school year 2021-2022, even if your site is unchanged. This will give you access to the new school year’s calendars.
* For additional information regarding Discovery Link, please go to: https://equity.dpsk12.org/extended-learning/discovery-link/

Registration links.
* Families new to Discovery Link, https://equity.dpsk12.org/extended-learning/discovery-link/school-year-program/#new
* If you’ve already enrolled in Discovery Link, https://equity.dpsk12.org/extended-learning/discovery-link/school-year-program/#current
* For further information about the registration process, https://equity.dpsk12.org/extended-learning/discovery-link/school-year-program/ 

Also, Summer Camp 2021 registration is now open.
* https://equity.dpsk12.org/extended-learning/discovery-link/summer-camp/

2021-22 Online registration

Save time during fall registration by updating your student’s information online! By completing this process using your Parent Portal account, you can avoid paper forms and save time at the school during the fall return. There are two windows during which current students can register online for 2021-22:
* The “Early Bird” window, April 26-May 21
* Current year, July 26-August 14

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

2021-22 School year start/end time changes:

As you prepare for the 2021-22 school year, please be aware that our start and end times will be changing. Please plan on the following:
* Breakfast: 8:00-8:30 AM
* Supervision on the playground in AM: 8:25-8:35
* School start time: 8:35
* School end time: 3:25

COVID Vaccines

Students 16 and older and adult family members are eligible for COVID vaccines through Denver Health. Call 303-602-8958 to make an appointment for Saturday or Sunday. Details: https://bit.ly/3wRsuRa

Free COVID testing for DPS students

DPS is expanding their partnership with COVID Check Colorado to offer free COVID-19 testing to students to support a safe return to school. Students will now be able to take an initial COVID-19 test before coming back to school as well as ongoing screening tests every other week. To register, please go to: https://www.primarybio.com/members/sign_up?redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.primarybio.com%2Fm%2Fr%2Fdenverps&test_group=denverps 

Testing sites: https://covidcheckcolorado.org/where-to-test/ 

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