Edison Weekly Announcements for 1/14/22

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the January 14 weekly announcements for the Edison Eagles…

Mark your calendars

January 14- February 12 DPS School Choice window for 2022-23 school year

January 17 No School – Martin Luther King Jr. day

January 17 Eat out and support Edison! – iPie – up to 31% can be donated to Edison!

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

January 21 Kindergarten field trip – Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

January 27 CSC budget meeting at 4:30 – virtual at: meet.google.com/cyx-gehf-ghq

January 31 No Students today – Edison planning day for teachers

January 28 Edison Spirit Day – Hero dress – Dress like your hero

February 3 PTA meeting at 6:00 – virtual at: meet.google.com/axi-uavx-ujx

February 4 School Tour at 9:00 for prospective new families

Job Opportunity at Edison

Edison is currently looking for the following position to fill immediately. If you are interested, please apply on the DPS job board and email Sally_Whitelock@dpsk12.net

Health tech, 3 days/week (8:00 am – 3:30 pm)

Character Trait of the Week

The character trait for this is curious. Definition – eager to know or learn something. You can reinforce this character trait at home by saying to your children “I love your curiosity, how could you learn more about that?”

Edison Annual Read-a-thon

Edison school raised over $5000 and had students read 121,700 minutes (2,028 hours) over break! 192 students (1st – 5th) logged minutes on Read For My Schools. At least another 50 students recorded minutes using paper in ECE and Kinder. All students who recorded minutes read are getting a bracelet when their class visits the library. All other prizes will be handed out during library in a few weeks. If you would still like to donate to the library and classroom libraries at Edison. Please Venmo: @EdisonElementaryPTA (and make a note that it is for the read-a-thon).

Passions Day – Community assistance needed!

Passions Day will be on Friday, March 25th during the school day. Passions Day is an annual event where we invite family and community members to come present their passion to our students. Our theme will be “Pursuing passions help us connect people with respect and compassion”. This year we will be offering an in-person option, as well as a pre-recorded video option. Typically students rotate to different rooms throughout the day (as a class) and listen to various presenters. Examples in the past have been: beekeepers, nurse, kombucha brewer, yoga instructors, etc.

If you, your relatives, or your friends are interested in either presenting in person at Edison OR creating a 10-15 minute video presentation for our students for Passions Day, please sign up at: https://forms.gle/oWhBUTRvyPNECVpv5

After you sign up, you will receive additional information from Mrs. Dougherty regarding details.


COVID cases continue to rise at Edison and in our community. We are having reports of multiple students or staff testing positive each day. 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.

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

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.

Current students in kdg-4th grade do not need to submit an application if you want to return to Edison.

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