Edison weekly announcements for 1/7/22

Hello all in the Land of the Eagles,

This is Sally Whitelock and Megan Bohanan with the January 7  weekly announcements  for the Edison Eagles…

Mark your calendars 

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 19-28  Mid-year meetings – No coaching meetings, planning/collaboration meetings as needed

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  Hero dress – Dress like your hero

February 3  PTA meeting at 6:00 – virtual

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

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
* Intervention paraprofessional, 5 hours/day (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)
* 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

We hope everyone enjoyed reading and logging books over the winter break. Students may continue to log books read over break through the RFMS platform. Families can track students’ reading over break using the website or app, as well as, send information on the fundraiser to anyone who might donate money for their students and donate directly to the site.  

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%) https://www.readformyschool.com/toolkit/privacy-policy/
If you have any questions or issues please email Mr. Carter.  (matthew_carter@dpsk12.net)

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 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
* https://my.primary.health/l/cdphe 

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.

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.

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