Edison Weekly Announcements – November 18, 2021

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the November 19  weekly announcements  for the Edison Eagles…

Mark your calendars 

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

November 22-26 – No School – Thanksgiving break – Happy Thanksgiving!

December 3 – School Tour at 9:00 for prospective new families

December 6 – Enrollment open for Enrichment classes for 2nd semester – http://edison.dpsk12.org/enrichment/ 

December 8-10 – Scholastic Book Fair in the auditorium

Dec 17-Jan 3  – Edison 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.

Edison’s caring community

Thank you Edison community for your thoughtfulness during this ‘Season of Giving’.
* The community donated $4263 from the Trunk or Treat. 100% of this money was placed in PTA teach accounts to be used by teachers to support community building and supplies for this school year.
* The food drive, sponsored by Edison’s 5th graders, brought in over 2000 items to be donated to Bienvenidos Food Bank in Sunnyside. What a generous donation from our community!

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 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 please 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.