Edison Weekly Announcements – 3/8/24

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the weekly announcements for the Edison Eagles. Please check your email every Friday for updates from Edison!

March Edison  Newsletter: 


Mark your calendars 

March 12-13  5th grade to Ballarat overnight field trip

March 12  Fundraiser Night Out at BriDer Rotisserie Kitchen at 1644 Platte Street, from 3-8.  

Please say you are there for the Edison fundraiser if you go in person or add “Fundraiser” to your cart if you order online – 25% of proceeds will come back to Edison.

March 12 Family of Community Engagement Social Media Safety for Families Workshop

March 14  Lifetouch pictures during the school day

March 15 1st grade field trip to Denver Coliseum March Pow Wow

March 21 Edison’s Night at the Museum at 3:45 PM at the school

March 22  Passions day during the school day

March 25-29  No School – Spring break

May 18  Edfest Annual Fundraising event at Hops and Pie, in the evening

Mark your calendars: ‘Night at the Museum’ Community Celebration 

Please join us on at Edison on March 21 at 3:45-5:00 PM for ‘Night at the Museum’ which is Edison’s community celebration of our multicultural community. During this fun, community celebration…
* Family members and students will browse through our student culture and identity museum which will be displayed throughout the hallways and classrooms of the school.
* Family members and students will be encouraged to stroll through the student art show  in Edison’s auditorium.
* Students will be performing dances that represent cultures of our society outside in the amphitheater (in the gym if the weather is bad).
* Families will be invited to participate in our ‘Cultures of our World Food Tasting’ in the lunchroom. If you would like to participate, please bring a food item that is important to your family, a family tradition or your culture to share with others. Please bring food in small serving sizes to serve about 30 bites. In order for everyone to participate, we will ask people to limit their tastings to 3-4 items. Please bring food items to share to the school between 3:30 and 3:50.

Mark your calendars -EdFest

Edison’s PTA is hard at work planning for EdFest. EdFest is Edison’s largest fundraising event of the year which provides financial resources for Edison PTA’s general budget which pays for items like: transportation for field trips, enrichment scholarships, free after school tutoring for target students, t-shirts for all ECE and kindergarten students, enrichment day and so much more. Mark your calendars for EdFest – the evening of Saturday, May 18 at Hops and Pie!
*  Volunteers & Donations needed: If you are interested in volunteering to plant, volunteering at, or donating to this event – please sign up here:  https://linktr.ee/edisonelementary 
* Classroom lead volunteer caregivers are beginning to put together “Class Baskets” and “Class Events” for the silent auction for Edfest. If you are willing and able to donate for these, please communicate with your classroom’s lead volunteer. THANK YOU!

Discovery Link Store

Visit the Discovery Link Store after school on Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30-4:30 to buy popcorn, slushies, cotton candy, and other treats! Money raised supports the annual end of year field trip. 

DPS Summer Connections

Summer Connections registration will start Friday, February 16, at noon through the Parent Portal. Space is limited. For more information go to bit.ly/3UsCi2n.  Summer Connections is a free, five-week academic program that is open to all rising first through fifth-grade DPS students. This full-day program focuses on preparing elementary students for future success. Registration will open Friday, Feb. 16 at noon and close Friday, April 26.

CMAS Opt Out

3rd-5th grade caregivers, if you are planning to opt your student out of CMAS, Parent Portal Opt Outs are available now, through February. Please reach out to Megan Bohanan with any questions (mendriz@dpsk12.net)

Community Information

For students:
* *NEW* Spring Community Games at North HS  https://north.dpsk12.org/2024/03/04/denver-north-spring-community-games/ Come on out and see some games at North High this spring! Girls Soccer, Girls and Boys Lacrosse and Baseball! Click link https://north.dpsk12.org/2024/03/04/denver-north-spring-community-games/ for details. FREE ADMISSION – BRING THE KIDS!  

* *NEW* Rock of Ages at North HS – https://north.dpsk12.org/2024/03/04/north-high-presents-rock-of-ages/ The Northside Black Masque Theatre Company is proud to present “Rock of Ages”. This five-time Tony Award-nominated musical, packed with 80’s hits, tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip. But when the bar where rock reigns supreme is set to be demolished, it’s up to these wannabe rockers and their band of friends to save the day – and the music. Showtimes: Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, March 16 at 11:30 am and 7:00 pm. Tickets: Adults: $15 / Students & Seniors $8  Purchase tickets online: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/81256 

* *NEW* Girls Rugby Inc Spring Season– Girls Rugby is a non profit organization empowering girls to lead through sport. We are kicking off Spring Season on April 1st.

* Skate City Memberships – Skate City is offering Edison students and parents FREE membership to the Skate City Family Freebies Club! If you are interested, go to the Skate City website at https://www.skatecitycolorado.com/index.cfm?pagetitle=family-freebies  and enter the appropriate promo code (Family of 2: SCFFC2, Family of 3: SCFFC3, and so on) to enjoy the amazing perks of our Family Freebies Club Membership. 

* Challenger Sports – Spring Break soccer camp at Scheitler Recreation Center, March 26th – 29th. Register at https://challengersports.com/camp-search/?categories%5B0%5D=39&utm_source=RD%20PDF&utm_medium=Button&utm_campaign=Fall%202023 

* Lighthouse Writers’ Workshop Summer Camps– These camps are ideal for 3rd to 5th-grade kids who are interested in writing, but they are perfect for any child who wants to explore their creativity. Please visit: https://lighthousewriters.org/youth/young-writers-summer-camp 

* Sweet Ridge Summer Camps – Spring Break Art Camps, Summer 2024 Art Camps, Date Nights and Kids Night Out are open for registration! To see all of our offerings, please visit: https://www.hisawyer.com/sweet-ridge-studios/schedules?schedule_id=camps 

* Edgewater Parks and Recreation is offering low-cost youth programs. Click on Toddler Programs and/or Youth Sports & Programs. Under those sections you will choose Kid Play Time and register your child. http://playedgewater.com/

For caregivers:
* FACE Social Media Safety for Families Workshop on March 12 from 5-6 p.m. This session will provide resources and tips for families on the dangers of social media and how to help students stay safe and smart online. Families will gain valuable information and collaborate with other families on technology safety solutions. RSVP here. 

* DPS Community Hubs – English and GED Classes are available through the NW Community Hub starting in September.  Please sign up now for these no-cost classes offered online and in person. Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflo9U17llarj_nnsKC1Fp7ao9a-S84k833ZUGSiVpU2Y5Q_Q/viewform

* DPS Substance Use Prevention Program Announces Fall Webinars – The DPS Substance Use Prevention (SUP) Program will continue to host a monthly webinar on the first Wednesday of every month at noon. Learn more about the webinars listed above and register here. 

Support Edison:

Some families are in a position to support their child’s learning at home, others can support through volunteering time, and some through financial donation. To give a sense of scope, if each Edison family were to donate $500 per student per year, Edison could fund all of our fundraising initiatives.

Edison’s next fundraising event:
* EdFest: Edison’s yearly adult-only fundraiser, auction, and party raises money for the PTA General Fund to pay for online educational subscriptions, enrichment day, field trip transportation, Edison t-shirts for new students, community events, after school tutoring, enrichment scholarships and much more!

Additional ways to give money to Edison’s PTA:
* Direct Ask Campaign: You may always make a one-time or set up a regular donation through PayPal, Venmo, Square, or a check. Check to see if your employer provides matching of qualified contributions made; Edison’s PTA is a qualified 501c3 organization! Monies raised through the Direct Ask Campaign are the easiest and most direct ways to support student learning for all learners.
– Online at the Edison PTA website: https://www.edisonptadenver.org/donate 
– Snail Mail or Drop Off:   Edison Elementary, Attn: PTA Fundraising, 3350 Quitman St, Denver, CO 80212

* King Soopers Rewards: Register Edison PTA as your Community Rewards partner for King Soopers! How do I enroll? 
– Go to www.kingsoopers.com 
– Sign-in to your digital account (or create one if needed)
– Select ‘Community Rewards’ from the side menu
– Enter ‘Edison Elementary PTA’ into the ‘Find an Organization’ search box
– Find ‘Edison Elementary PTA’ with address 3350 Quitman St, Denver, CO 80212 and select ‘Enroll’

* Amazon Smile: You can get the benefits of Amazon Prime AND be a fundraiser at the same time! Amazon Smile provides a .05% benefit on qualifying purchases made via our link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7150820

* Donors Choose: Check out the many Donors Choose projects that teachers have posted on Donorschoose.org and donate. You can find all current projects through the link on Edison’s home page at https://edison.dpsk12.org/

* Mabel’s Labels: Custom waterproof labels for water bottles, clothes, ANYTHING! Edison received 20% back on ALL purchases. Use the link below and type in Edison Elementary, Denver and the labels ship directly to you!  https://mabelslabels.com/en_US/fundraising/support/

We appreciate your continued support!

School Information:

The Edison school day  is 8:30-3:25 (Supervision on playground from 8:25-8:30)

Attendance Line: 720-424-7784 (Please call and leave a message w/ student name, teacher name, reason for absence) or log absence on Parent Portal through myportal.dpsk12.org 

School lunch menus can be found at: https://www.schoolcafe.com/menus 

Click on Monthly at the top, then Select School (Edison), Meal Type (Breakfast or Lunch) and then “Traditional Breakfast” or “Traditional Lunch”

Edison website: https://edison.dpsk12.org/ 

Volunteer Application: If you wish to volunteer for Edison this school year, you must complete the volunteer application (Edison Code: e9x8to9). https://app.sterlingvolunteers.com/en/Candidates/Account/Register