Edison Weekly Announcements – November 12, 2021

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the November 12 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 17 – Students set up science fair after school, Open to parents from 5-6:00 PM

November 18 – Science Fair during school day

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

November 18 – Spirit day- Dress like your favorite story book character day

November 18 – Report cards will be sent home

November 19 – No School today. DPS is showing its appreciation to staff during this difficult year.

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 are kicking off “The Season of Giving” 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 Bienvenidos’ 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!

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 Wednesday, November17 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 18 during the school day.

We just need one more volunteer to help set up:

Sign up for judging


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.
* 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.

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 Wednesday, 11/17 and Thursday, 11/18. After that, items will be donated over Thanksgiving Break.

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/

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.

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