Edison Weekly Announcements – December 10, 2021

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the December 10 weekly announcements for the Edison Eagles…

Mark your calendars

Dec 17-Jan 3 Read-a-thon

December 20-January 3 No school – Winter break

January 6 CSC meeting at 4:30 – virtual at: meet.google.com/whp-spfu-yvv

January 6 PTA meeting at 6:00 – virtual at: meet.google.com/axi-uavx-ujx

January 7 School Tour at 9:00 for prospective new families

January 10 2nd semester Enrichment classes start

January 14 DPS School Choice opens up for 2022-23 school year

January 17 No School – Martin Luther King Jr. day

January 21 School Tour at 9:00 for prospective new families

Character Trait of the Week
The character trait for this is perseverance. Definition – power through, don’t give up!
You can reinforce this character trait at home by encouraging your children to try their best and to say “I can’t do it yet.”

Edison Annual Read-a-thon

Edison will once again have our Edison Read-a-thon to help encourage literacy for our students over winter break. The Read-a-thon will run from December 17th – January 3rd. The Edison Read-a-thon takes place over winter break for two reasons:
– Keep students reading during the 16 days off of winter break.
– Raise money for classroom libraries and the Edison Library.

We will partner again with a company called Read For My Schools (RFMS) to help with tracking minutes read and help support the fundraising part of the Read A Thon. RFMS is a web based platform as well as an app families can use at home to track minutes. All students in grades 1st – 5th will be signed up with an account during their library time. Students can then access their accounts using the RFMS link which will be located on the Edison website. Families can track students’ reading over break using the website or app. The site also allows families to send information on the fundraiser to anyone who might donate money for their students and donate directly to the site.

RFMS does track student information (how many minutes read) so parents need to be aware of this privacy issue. If you want your student to track minutes read using a different method, please email Mr. Carter to opt them out of RFMS – matthew_carter@dpsk12.org

Privacy Policy

Everyone’s goal is to read for 320 minutes over break which is about 20 minutes a day. Students can read way more than that and move up the leaderboard. For the Read-a-thon, students will earn cool prizes for reading.

There are two ways to donate to the Read-a-thon.
– Venmo: @EdisonElementaryPTA (Edison gets 100%)
– Use Read For My Schools and Stripe (Edison gets 90%)

If you have any questions or issues please email Mr. Carter. (matthew_carter@dpsk12.net)

Job Opportunities at Edison
Edison is currently looking for the following positions to fill immediately. If you are interested, please apply on the DPS job board and email Sally_Whitelock@dpsk12.net
– Kindergarten paraprofessional, 4 hours/day (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
– Health tech, 3 days/week (8:00 am – 3:00 pm)

COVID cases continue to rise at Edison and in our community. We are asking all caregivers and students to wear masks at drop-off and pick-up to keep all of our children, staff, and families safe. We have been having students stay masked outside at recess and sitting in assigned seats (selected by the students) in the cafeteria. We will continue this while cases stay high.

If you need to report a COVID case or exposure, please email Sally (sally_whitelock@dpsk12.org) and Megan (megan_bohanan@dpsk12.org) with all important information. We or someone from our health staff will contact you.

If your child has been fully vaccinated, please email a picture of their COVID vaccination card to our school nurse at jill_gardiner@dpsk12.org.

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.

Clothing support
If your family is struggling financially and your child is in need of a jacket, boots or a backpack, please reach out to our school psychologist (Terasia_Olsen@dpsk12.net) or call the school office at 720-424-7780.

Community Resources and Opportunities
University of Denver Athletics & Recreation December Youth Sports Camps – https://ritchiecenter.du.edu/sports/2021/8/27/school-days-off.aspx

University of Denver Basketball camps for January – https://signup.recreation.du.edu/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&primarycode=136102&InterfaceParameter=WebTrac_1

Denver North Co-Ed Junior Vikings Wrestling. Open to kids 4-14 years old. Contact Rachel Gutierrez at 720-232-6939 or rachelnm85@gmail.com

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.

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