Edison Weekly News

September 26, 2022

Good Morning Edison Eagles! We had a wonderful turn out for our first in person assembly in more than 2 years. There is no recording of the live assembly. Please calendar the last Monday of the month for “Walk Your Child” day and attend our in-person assembly in the quad. 

Keeping it R.E.A.L Raffle

Julianna A, Andres B, Mathew M, Martin R, Timothy D, Katherine D, Jack M, Leah M, and Azreal A - Stop by to pick an item from our Treasure Box.

Best grade levelwith ZERO office referrals

was 1st grade and Kinder.  Sometime this week, Mrs. Okazaki will be playing music for your grade level during lunch recess!  Congratulations.

Students of the Week (September)

Congratulations to the September Weekly Award students. We took a group photo for our bulletin board. 

5th Grade Parents: Math meeting October 4 @ 9 am and 6 pm

TUSD provides open access to 5th grade students who would like to accelerate math in the 6th grade or skip 6th grade Math.  Your student needs to establish their readiness to succeed in accelerated 6th math. 
Please attend a Zoom meeting with your parents to see if this is for you. A letter will be emailed out by the district soon with a follow up from me. We will offer after school tutoring to help prepare you for accelerated math.

4th/5th Graders Basketball team

Are you a 4th or 5th grader and are interested in playing basketball on a team? Meet Miss Blue in the Science lab during lunch time today if you are interested in joining a basketball team.

Bathroom Reminder 

Not as clean as I would expect. Please do your part by keeping our bathrooms clean. Remember to flush your own toilet, throw your trash away and keep the area as clean as possible for everyone to use.

Kindness Stickers

To support our efforts to reinforce positive behavior, we are implementing a program where students will hand out kindness stickers when witnessing acts of kindness during recess and lunch time.
Calling on all Edison Eagles to keep an eye out for kind behavior in class and on the playground! If you see someone doing something kind for you or someone else on the playground, tell your teacher that you would like to give them a kindness sticker!
Don't forget to also share the kind act you witnessed with the rest of your class!

Please Register for the Food program

Family.titank12.com
We are requesting all families to complete the meal application form even though we have free meals extended for 2022-23. This is very simple form and important for our school in order to receive additional funding.

Join Edison's Team for the Skechers Friendship Walk on October 30th at 10am!

Go to: https://tinyurl.com/EdisonFW2022 
Want to support special needs students? Want to support Edison and the Torrance Education Foundation? Register to be an In-person or Virtual Walker. Your entire $30 registration fee comes back to Edison. You get a cool swag bag filled with goodies. So far we raised $655, just with the following families: The Calame, Bui, Crawford, Hart, Pisapia, Tubig, Santos and Okazaki families. Can you imagine if a few more families or staff members joined us? We can make a big impact. 
Be sure to check the box for “Torrance Education Foundation” during the registration process so Edison receives the funds generated from your registration fee and donations!

PTA Membership Kick Off:  Goal of 100%

We are at 56% membership - if we make our goal of 100% - Mrs. Okazaki and PTA President Carissa B will go in the dunk tank! $10 helps fund critical programs including Adventures in Art, field trips and assemblies.
Join PTA and be part of an important organization and support our school with a $10.00 membership or additional donation. The membership funds go a long way to support student events and field trips.
Join PTA at: https://jointotem.com/ca/torrance/edison-elementary-pta

PTA Reflections Contest - Show your Voice due October 17th

Reflections is a creative arts recognition program sponsored by the PTA on the local, state, and national levels. This year's theme is "SHOW YOUR VOICE".  All Edison students are encouraged to submit an entry in any of the following categories: 

  • Dance Choreography
  • Literatures
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Visual Arts
  • Special Artist Division

Go to Edison's Reflections page for more information.

EDISON SPIRIT WEAR

Our new website for Spiritwear launched today so order your Edison t-shirts, shorts, sweats, hoodie, hats and jackets.  https://tinyurl.com/EdisonSpiritWear2022 

Room Parent Email 

We have a room parent for each class. This parent is the communicator for any class parties, donations, special events or request for field trip chaperones. Please respond allowing the teacher to give access to your email to communicate directly with you.

Come and help in the Library!

Did you know that Edison's Library is 100% Volunteer-run? If you would like to volunteer to assist your child’s class or any other classes during their library time each week, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form! https://tinyurl.com/2022VolunteerInterest
Also, please return the signed Library Permission Slip for your child so they can check out a book when the library opens. Click here to download this form.

Edison Yearbooks on Sale Now! 10% off through September 30th!

10% off Price is $24.65 (Sales Tax Not included, Reg. Price: $27.40) 
To purchase, go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter Edison's passcode: 101566244081951. Click here to download the flyer for more details.

Edison Needs Volunteers!

Edison PTA is a 100% volunteer-run organization. We need volunteers to be able to offer all of our programs and events! Please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form at: https://tinyurl.com/2022VolunteerInterest

Our most immediate needs are for volunteers to help with Library, Room Parents, Drop-off Valet, & Adventures in Art Docents & Assistants. Please email Edison PTA’s Volunteer Coordinator, Krista Hart, at: hart.krista@edisonelementarypta.org with any questions.

IF YOUR CHILD IS COVID POSITIVE

Please complete the following self-reporting if your child is Covid Positive. If your child was requested to test because they are a close contact, please also complete the self-reporting form. 
Any student who tests positive should notify us using the provided reporting link: Click here for the online reporting form.

ATTENDANCE - KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME IF THEY ARE SICK

In an abundance of caution, please keep your child at home if they are ill. Be sure to contact our school health assistant, LaJoy Atkins if you think your child has any Covid Symptoms, needs to quarantine/isolate because a family member is Covid positive, or just for any advice about your child’s illness. You can reach Mrs. Atkins at Atkins.Lajoy@tusd.org, or call 310-533-4513 x 2883.
If your child is absent for any other reason, please email EdisonAttendance@tusd.org, email the teacher, or call the office and dial extension #2.
If your child will be absent three or more days, please contact your child’s teacher and the office for an independent contract to get a work packet and receive attendance credit.

PLEASE SUPPORT EDISON with AmazonSmile, Ralphs Rewards, and Box Tops Purchases

You can easily support Edison elementary by signing up or tying Edison Elementary PTA to your Amazon shopping account as well as with your Ralphs’s purchases and Box Tops products.

Amazon Smile donates 5% of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. 

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in using your amazon.com login
  3. Select Edison Elementary PTA & Amazon donates to us!!

Ralphs and Food-4-Less has partnered with Edison PTA to help support our school. Register your Ralphs Rewards card and Edison will receive a percentage of your purchases.

  1. Once you login/set up an account on www.ralphs.com, 
  2. enter your email address/password. 
  3. On the top right corner go to “My Account”
  4. Link your card to Edison elementary school by typing either our school name or our NPO number KP828, and 
  5. Click on Enroll. 

Save your Box Tops and scan your receipts!

Click here to download the flyer to learn how to submit your Box Tops product purchases through the app to earn cash for Edison with each purchase.

FOLLOW US ON #SOCIAL MEDIA & CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE TO STAY INFORMED.

September 19, 2022

Good Morning Edison Eagles! The recording of the assembly was aired in the classrooms. Please check your email for the link to view the recording of the assembly. To maintain student privacy, the link to the recording will NOT be available on the website, only through email. If you did not receive the email, please make sure your information is updated in PowerSchool.

Mondays are Spirit Day

Today is Spirit Day so please try and wear Red or Edison Spirit Wear on Mondays or when Monday is a holiday, then on Tuesday.

Keeping it R.E.A.L Raffle

Ethan M, Alberto S, Joselyn I, Isaiah A, Yaya B, Lexie R, Dulce T, Rylie B, Aniah D, Adam K.

Students of the Week - September 19

Congratulations to the following students who will take a group picture the last Monday of the month during our live assembly in the quad:
Amelia B, Aria C, Hugo R, Eddison C, Ferryn R, Emma R, Alex W, Othmane B, Milan A, Bentley B, Helen O, Brooklyn B, Evan F, Makoto O, Katelyn D, Rosalyn S, Cole F, Annabel Y, and Armani C.

PBIS Positive Behavior Intervention System - Cafeteria Expectations

Respect: Treat others how you want to be treated

  • Listen and follow adult directions
  • Use a soft voice
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Wait your Turn 
  • Eating your own food

Empathy:  Understand someone else’s feelings 

  • Understand that people eat different kinds of foods

Awareness:  Pay attention and stay safe

  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Be aware of personal space
  • Pick up Trash
  • Report any spills
  • Recycling program - all food groups but don’t waste

Learning: Make healthy food choices

  • Try something new to eat

Please Register for the Food program

Family.titank12.com
We are requesting all families to complete the meal application form even though we have free meals extended for 2022-23. This is very simple form and important for our school in order to receive additional funding.

Join Edison's Team for the Skechers Friendship Walk on October 30th at 10am!

Register to be an In-person or Virtual Walker. Your entire $30 registration fee comes back to Edison.
Go to: https://tinyurl.com/EdisonFW2022 or scan the QR code on the assembly slide. 
Be sure to check the box for “Torrance Education Foundation” during the registration process so Edison receives the funds generated from your registration fee and donations!

Come and help in the Library!

Did you know that Edison's Library is 100% Volunteer-run? If you would like to volunteer to assist your child’s class or any other classes during their library time each week, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form! https://tinyurl.com/2022VolunteerInterest
Also, please return the signed Library Permission Slip for your child so they can check out a book when the library opens. Click here to download this form.

PTA Membership: Join PTA

Join PTA and be part of an important organization and support our school with a $10.00 membership or additional donation. The membership funds goes a long way to support student events and field trips.
Join PTA at: https://jointotem.com/ca/torrance/edison-elementary-pta

Edison Yearbooks on Sale Now! 10% off through September 30th!

10% off Price is $24.65 (Sales Tax Not included, Reg. Price: $27.40) 
To purchase, go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter Edison's passcode: 101566244081951. Click here to download the flyer for more details.

Edison Needs Volunteers!

Edison PTA is a 100% volunteer-run organization. We need volunteers to be able to offer all of our programs and events! Please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form at: https://tinyurl.com/2022VolunteerInterest

Our most immediate needs are for volunteers to help with Library, Room Parents, Drop-off Valet, & Adventures in Art Docents & Assistants. Please email Edison PTA’s Volunteer Coordinator, Krista Hart, at: hart.krista@edisonelementarypta.org with any questions.

IF YOUR CHILD IS COVID POSITIVE

Please complete the following self-reporting if your child is Covid Positive. If your child was requested to test because they are a close contact, please also complete the self-reporting form. 
Any student who tests positive should notify us using the provided reporting link: Click here for the online reporting form.

ATTENDANCE - KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME IF THEY ARE SICK

In an abundance of caution, please keep your child at home if they are ill. Be sure to contact our school health assistant, LaJoy Atkins if you think your child has any Covid Symptoms, needs to quarantine/isolate because a family member is Covid positive, or just for any advice about your child’s illness. You can reach Mrs. Atkins at Atkins.Lajoy@tusd.org, or call 310-533-4513 x 2883.
If your child is absent for any other reason, please email EdisonAttendance@tusd.org, email the teacher, or call the office and dial extension #2.
If your child will be absent three or more days, please contact your child’s teacher and the office for an independent contract to get a work packet and receive attendance credit.

PLEASE SUPPORT EDISON with AmazonSmile, Ralphs Rewards, and Box Tops Purchases

You can easily support Edison elementary by signing up or tying Edison Elementary PTA to your Amazon shopping account as well as with your Ralphs’s purchases and Box Tops products.

Amazon Smile donates 5% of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. 

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in using your amazon.com login
  3. Select Edison Elementary PTA & Amazon donates to us!!

Ralphs and Food-4-Less has partnered with Edison PTA to help support our school. Register your Ralphs Rewards card and Edison will receive a percentage of your purchases.

  1. Once you login/set up an account on www.ralphs.com, 
  2. enter your email address/password. 
  3. On the top right corner go to “My Account”
  4. Link your card to Edison elementary school by typing either our school name or our NPO number KP828, and 
  5. Click on Enroll. 

Save your Box Tops and scan your receipts!

Click here to download the flyer to learn how to submit your Box Tops product purchases through the app to earn cash for Edison with each purchase.

FOLLOW US ON #SOCIAL MEDIA & CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE TO STAY INFORMED.

September 12, 2022

Good Morning Edison Eagles! The recording of the assembly was aired in the classrooms. Please check your email for the link to view the recording of the assembly. To maintain student privacy, the link to the recording will NOT be available on the website, only through email. If you did not receive the email, please make sure your information is updated in PowerSchool.

Mondays are Spirit Day

Today is Spirit Day so please try and wear Red or Edison Spirit Wear on Mondays or when Monday is a holiday, then on Tuesday.

Keeping it R.E.A.L Raffle

Oscar V, Elliot P , Lilliani H, Marcello H, Emma S, Jaycee C, Sophia T, Lucas C, Ella R, John W.

Students of the Week - September 12

Congratulations to the following students who will take a group picture the last Monday of the month during our live assembly in the quad:
Jennie H, Sheila P, Hamza A, Rockwell S, Aubrey N, Natalie B, Parker F, Hadley L, Leighla C, Gabrielle V, Leo N, Jason L, Lincoln C, Amelia B, Minh-Kien N, Kacey T, and Vinyl M.

Make up Picture Day Thurs, Nov 3rd.

If you missed picture day, please be ready to take your photo on 11/3. If you do not like your photo, you can return the picture package and retake the photo on this day. 
For information on photo packages, visit Dorian Studios at: https://www.dorianstudio.com/search/account/81e80657-e895-4230-9451-4a95946c5b97/

Back to School Night Thurs 9/15 5:30 - 7:00 pm - Minimum Day

We will be in-person so we are asking that only one parent attend, and no children allowed in the class.

  • 5:30 - 6:00  TK - 2nd Grade
  • 6:00 - 6:30  PTA Association Meeting
  • 6:30 - 7:00  3rd - 5th Grade

Please do your best to find child care for this evening. Although this is a No child(ren) event, we will have 2 staff members on the primary playground for those families that cannot find child care.

Minimum Day schedule

  • TK/K:  1:50 p.m. (NO CHANGE)
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades:  2:03 p.m.
  • 4th,and 5th grades:  2:12 p.m.

Emergency Preparedness Kits $13 Due Sept 15

Emergency kits will be on sale at the Front gate afterschool 9/14 and at the Back gate afterschool on 9/15
Questions? Contact blain.armita@edisonelementarypta.org
You can make your own emergency kit or purchase it, however please turn it in to your teacher no later than Sept 15.

Daily Attendance is Important

Back gate and front gate close at exactly 8:50am - If you are late, you must go to the office for a tardy pass. Daily attendance and being on time to school is important. However, if your student is sick, please stay home and ask for a Covid test from our health office.
Parents can email: EdisonAttendance@tusd.org or call in absences/notes with date of absence, reason for the absence, and your child’s first and last name. We prefer Dr.’s notes when possible. Please request Independent studies contract for absences between 3 to 15 days.

PowerSchool Registration is OPEN!  You must register

All families MUST register on Powerschool. Please do this ASAP.  

Please Register for the Food program

Family.titank12.com
This is important that all families complete the Meal Application. This brings in funds for our school as well as opportunities for programs including ELOP (free after school care).

PBIS Positive Behavior Intervention System - Hallway Expectations

Respect: Treat others how you want to be treated

Keep hands and feet to yourselfStay away from others’ belongings 

Empathy:  Understand someone else’s feelings

Understand that others are learning in class

Awareness:  Pay attention and stay safe

Walk silently in the hallway
Stay in line with your class
Look forward when you walk

Learning in the Hallways:  Learn by getting back to class quickly to be in class to  learn.

Walk directly to next location
Be on time to learn

All Edison PTA Members!

Join us for the September Association Meeting, Thursday, September 15th at 6pm in the Quad, during Back to School Night!
We need at least 19 members for a quorum to conduct PTA business. Non-members are also welcome at the meeting, but may not participate in voting on PTA business. Join PTA and pay your $10 membership dues before the meeting to be able to participate. Last year’s members retain voting rights through the end of October, 2022.

PTA Membership: Join PTA

Join PTA and be part of an important organization and support our school with a $10.00 membership or additional donation. The membership funds goes a long way to support student events and field trips.
Join PTA at: https://jointotem.com/ca/torrance/edison-elementary-pta

Beginning of School PTA Packet

The PTA Packet contains information and flyers about Edison PTA: How to Volunteer, How to become a member, How to become a Docent or Assistant for our Adventures in Arts Program, as well as a the calendar of all PTA events for this school year and the Student permission slip for checking out library books. A hard copy of this packet was sent home with your child last week. If you missed it or need extra copies of any of these forms, click here to download the entire PTA Packet.

Adventures in Art needs volunteers!

No experience necessary! We need docents (who teach the projects) and Assistants (who help with the students and set-up and clean-up.) Docents must attend a training workshop for each project. The first workshop is September 22nd, 2022.
Please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form at: https://tinyurl.com/2022VolunteerInterest or turn in the AIA flyer that you may click to download here.

Edison Yearbooks on Sale Now! 10% off through September 30th!

10% off Price is $24.65 (Sales Tax Not included, Reg. Price: $27.40) 
To purchase, go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter Edison's passcode: 101566244081951. Click here to download the flyer for more details.

Edison Needs Volunteers!

Edison PTA is a 100% volunteer-run organization. We need volunteers to be able to offer all of our programs and events! Please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form at: https://tinyurl.com/2022VolunteerInterest

Our most immediate needs are for volunteers to help with Library, Room Parents, Drop-off Valet, & Adventures in Art Docents & Assistants. Please email Edison PTA’s Volunteer Coordinator, Krista Hart, at: hart.krista@edisonelementarypta.org with any questions.

UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS

  • THURS 9/15          Back to School Night

IF YOUR CHILD IS COVID POSITIVE

Please complete the following self-reporting if your child is Covid Positive. If your child was requested to test because they are a close contact, please also complete the self-reporting form. 
Any student who tests positive should notify us using the provided reporting link: Click here for the online reporting form.

ATTENDANCE - KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME IF THEY ARE SICK

In an abundance of caution, please keep your child at home if they are ill. Be sure to contact our school health assistant, LaJoy Atkins if you think your child has any Covid Symptoms, needs to quarantine/isolate because a family member is Covid positive, or just for any advice about your child’s illness. You can reach Mrs. Atkins at Atkins.Lajoy@tusd.org, or call 310-533-4513 x 2883.
If your child is absent for any other reason, please email EdisonAttendance@tusd.org, email the teacher, or call the office and dial extension #2.
If your child will be absent three or more days, please contact your child’s teacher and the office for an independent contract to get a work packet and receive attendance credit.

PLEASE SUPPORT EDISON with AmazonSmile, Ralphs Rewards, and Box Tops Purchases

You can easily support Edison elementary by signing up or tying Edison Elementary PTA to your Amazon shopping account as well as with your Ralphs’s purchases and Box Tops products.

Amazon Smile donates 5% of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. 

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in using your amazon.com login
  3. Select Edison Elementary PTA & Amazon donates to us!!

Ralphs and Food-4-Less has partnered with Edison PTA to help support our school. Register your Ralphs Rewards card and Edison will receive a percentage of your purchases.

  1. Once you login/set up an account on www.ralphs.com, 
  2. enter your email address/password. 
  3. On the top right corner go to “My Account”
  4. Link your card to Edison elementary school by typing either our school name or our NPO number KP828, and 
  5. Click on Enroll. 

Save your Box Tops and scan your receipts!

Click here to download the flyer to learn how to submit your Box Tops product purchases through the app to earn cash for Edison with each purchase.

BEAT THE HEAT

Dress Light, Stay cool, Eat light, use sunscreen, cool down, stay hydrated, stay safe.  We’ll have lunch recess in rooms with A/C.

FOLLOW US ON #SOCIAL MEDIA & CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE TO STAY INFORMED.

September 6, 2022

Good Morning Edison Eagles! The recording of the assembly was aired in the classrooms. Please check your email for the link to view the recording of the assembly. To maintain student privacy, the link to the recording will NOT be available on the website, only through email. If you did not receive the email, please make sure your information is updated in PowerSchool.

Mondays are Spirit Day

So please try and wear Red or Edison Spirit Wear. 

Keeping it R.E.A.L Students of the Week!

Hadley L, Annabelle G, Aniah D, Kailani H, Natalie C, Vanessa R, Sophia W, Dulce T, Swayze M, and Ahmad K

Students of the Week - September 12

Teachers will be selecting students to be recognized during the weekly assembly starting Sept 12. Parents will be notified if your child was selected. You can keep it a secret so they are surprised. On the last Monday of the month we will have a live assembly and will take a group picture of that month’s recipients. 

Picture Day:  Thur Sept 8 

Dress for success!  Flyers were sent home last week, but all students will be taking a school photo for the yearbook. Parents have the options to purchase pictures as well. If your child is absent or you don’t like the photo, your child can take their picture on the Make up Day Thurs., Nov 3rd.
For information on photo packages, visit Dorian Studios at: https://www.dorianstudio.com/search/account/81e80657-e895-4230-9451-4a95946c5b97/

Back to School Night 9/15  5:30 - 7:00 pm

We will be in-person so we are asking that only one parent attend, and no children allowed in the class.

  • 5:30 - 6:00  TK - 2nd Grade
  • 6:00 - 6:30  PTA Association Meeting
  • 6:30 - 7:00  3rd - 5th Grade

5th grade shirt Vote!

5th graders will have the opportunity to vote for their class shirt this week during your first recess. You can only vote once!!

Emergency Preparedness Kits $13 Due Sept 15

Emergency kits will be on sale at the Front gate, after school in the next 2 weeks, Wed 9/7 and 9/14, and at the Back gate on Thurs 9/8 and 9/15.
Questions contact blain.armita@edisonelementarypta.org

You can make your own emergency kit or purchase it, however please turn it in no later than Sept 15.

Daily Attendance is Important

Back gate and front gate close at exactly 8:50am - If you are late, you must go to the office for a tardy pass. Daily attendance and being on time to school is important. However, if your student is sick, please stay home and ask for a Covid test from our health office.
Parents can email: EdisonAttendance@tusd.org or call in absences/notes with date of absence, reason for the absence, and your child’s first and last name. We prefer Dr.’s notes when possible. Please request Independent studies contract for absences between 3 to 15 days.

PowerSchool Registration is OPEN!  You must register

All families MUST register on Powerschool. Please do this ASAP.  

Please Register for the Food program

Family.titank12.com
This is important that all families complete the Meal Application. This brings in funds for our school as well as opportunities for programs including ELOP (free after school care).

PBIS Positive Behavior Intervention System - Bathroom Expectations reviewed

Respect: Treat others how you want to be treated

  • Use restroom quickly and return to class 
  • Use indoor voices and don’t play in the bathroom

Empathy:  Understand someone else’s feelings

  • Respect privacy in the bathroom &
  • Clean up after yourself

Awareness:  Pay attention and stay safe

  • Flush the urinal or toilet after each use
  • Wash your hands after each use
  • Throw away your trash

Learning:  Learn how to take care of and keep our bathrooms clean

  • Practice good hygiene in the bathroom

PTA Membership: Join PTA

Join PTA and be part of an important organization and support our school with a $10.00 membership or additional donation. The membership funds goes a long way to support student events and field trips.
Join PTA at: https://jointotem.com/ca/torrance/edison-elementary-pta

UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS 

  • THURS 9/8            Picture Day
  • THURS 9/15          Back to School Night

IF YOUR CHILD IS COVID POSITIVE

Please complete the following self-reporting if your child is Covid Positive. If your child was requested to test because they are a close contact, please also complete the self-reporting form. 
Any student who tests positive should notify us using the provided reporting link: Click here for the online reporting form.

ATTENDANCE - KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME IF THEY ARE SICK

In an abundance of caution, please keep your child at home if they are ill. Be sure to contact our school health assistant, LaJoy Atkins if you think your child has any Covid Symptoms, needs to quarantine/isolate because a family member is Covid positive, or just for any advice about your child’s illness. You can reach Mrs. Atkins at Atkins.Lajoy@tusd.org, or call 310-533-4513 x 2883.
If your child is absent for any other reason, please email EdisonAttendance@tusd.org, email the teacher, or call the office and dial extension #2.
If your child will be absent three or more days, please contact your child’s teacher and the office for an independent contract to get a work packet and receive attendance credit.

PLEASE SUPPORT EDISON with AmazonSmile, Ralphs Rewards, and Box Tops Purchases

You can easily support Edison elementary by signing up or tying Edison Elementary PTA to your Amazon shopping account as well as with your Ralphs’s purchases and Box Tops products.

Amazon Smile donates 5% of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. 

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in using your amazon.com login
  3. Select Edison Elementary PTA & Amazon donates to us!!

Ralphs and Food-4-Less has partnered with Edison PTA to help support our school. Register your Ralphs Rewards card and Edison will receive a percentage of your purchases.

  1. Once you login/set up an account on www.ralphs.com, 
  2. enter your email address/password. 
  3. On the top right corner go to “My Account”
  4. Link your card to Edison elementary school by typing either our school name or our NPO number KP828, and 
  5. Click on Enroll. 

Save your Box Tops and scan your receipts!

Click here to download the flyer to learn how to submit your Box Tops product purchases through the app to earn cash for Edison with each purchase.

BEAT THE HEAT

Dress Light, Stay cool, Eat light, use sunscreen, cool down, stay hydrated, stay safe.  We’ll have lunch recess in rooms with A/C.

Beginning of School PTA Packet

The PTA Packet contains information and flyers about Edison PTA: How to Volunteer, How to become a member, How to become a Docent or Assistant for our Adventures in Arts Program, as well as a the calendar of all PTA events for this school year and the Student permission slip for checking out library books. A hard copy of this packet was sent home with your child last week. If you missed it or need extra copies of any of these forms, click here to download the entire PTA Packet.

FOLLOW US ON #SOCIAL MEDIA & CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE TO STAY INFORMED.

August 29, 2022

Good Morning Edison Eagles! The recording of the assembly was aired in the classrooms. Please check your email for the link to view the recording of the assembly. To maintain student privacy, the link to the recording will NOT be available on the website, only through email. If you did not receive the email, please make sure your information is updated in PowerSchool.

Monday is Spirit Day

So please try and wear Red or Edison Spirit Wear. 

Keeping it R.E.A.L Students of the Week!

The first winners will be drawn next week - Get caught showing Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Kindness and keep the top half to redeem for prizes at the student store. 

Students of the Week - September 12

Teachers will be selecting students to be recognized during the weekly assembly starting Sept 12. Parents will be notified if your child was selected. You can keep it a secret so they are surprised. On the last Monday of the month we will have a live assembly and will take a group picture of that month’s recipients. 

Labor Day Day Monday September 5, 2022 - No School

Enjoy the upcoming three day weekend.

Picture Day:  Thur Sept 8 

Dress for success!  Flyers will be sent home soon, but all students will be taking a school photo for the yearbook. Parents have the options to purchase pictures as well. If your child is absent or you don’t like the photo, your child can take their picture on the Make up Day Thurs., Nov 3rd. For information on photo packages, visit Dorian Studios at: https://www.dorianstudio.com/search/account/81e80657-e895-4230-9451-4a95946c5b97/

Back to School Night 9/15  5:30 - 7:00 pm

We will be in-person so we are asking that only one parent attend, and no children allowed in the class.  

  • 5:30 - 6:00  TK - 2nd Grade
  • 6:00 - 6:30  PTA Association Meeting
  • 6:30 - 7:00  3rd - 5th Grade  

Attendance

Daily attendance and being on time to school is important.  If your student is sick, please stay home and receive a Covid test for free.  Parents can email: EdisonAttendance@tusd.org or call in absences/notes with date of absence. We prefer Dr.’s notes when possible.  Please request Independent studies contract for absences 3-15 days.

PowerSchool Registration is OPEN!  You must register

All families MUST register on Powerschool. Please do this ASAP.  

Please Register for the Food program

Family.titank12.com

This important that all families complete the Meal Application. This brings in funds for our school as well as opportunities for programs including ELOP (free after school care).

PTA Membership: Join PTA

Join PTA and be part of an important organization and support our school with a $10.00 membership or additional donation. The membership funds goes a long way to support student events and field trips.
Join PTA at: https://jointotem.com/ca/torrance/edison-elementary-pta 

Emergency Preparedness Kit:  Due 9/15 Create or purchase one

5th grade committee is selling a kit for $13.00 - Pre order by 9/9.  On sale at the front gate 9/7 and 9/14 and back gate after school 9/8 and 9/15.
Questions contact Armita Blain at blain.armita@edisonelementarypta.org

5th Grade Committee Meeting Class of 2023

Please join us via Zoom on 9/1 at 7:15 - check your email for the zoom link on the day of the meeting

UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS 

  • THURS 9/1            5th grade committee Zoom meeting
  • MON 9/5                No School Labor Day
  • THURS 9/8            Picture Day
  • THURS 9/15          Back to School Night

IF YOUR CHILD IS COVID POSITIVE

Please complete the following self-reporting if your child is Covid Positive. If your child was requested to test because they are a close contact, please also complete the self-reporting form. 
Any student who tests positive should notify us using the provided reporting link: Click here for the online reporting form.

ATTENDANCE - KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME IF THEY ARE SICK

In an abundance of caution, please keep your child at home if they are ill. Be sure to contact our school health assistant, LaJoy Atkins if you think your child has any Covid Symptoms, needs to quarantine/isolate because a family member is Covid positive, or just for any advice about your child’s illness. You can reach Mrs. Atkins at Atkins.Lajoy@tusd.org, or call 310-533-4513 x 2883.
If your child is absent for any other reason, please email EdisonAttendance@tusd.org, email the teacher, or call the office and dial extension #2.
If your child will be absent three or more days, please contact your child’s teacher and the office for an independent contract to get a work packet and receive attendance credit.

PLEASE SUPPORT EDISON 

You can easily support Edison elementary by signing up or tying Edison to your Amazon shopping account as well as your Ralphs’s purchases. 

Amazon Smile donates 5% of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. 

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in using your amazon.com login
  3. Select Edison Elementary PTA & Amazon donates to us!!

Ralphs and Food-4-Less has partnered with Edison PTA to help support our school. Register your Ralphs Rewards card and Edison will receive a percentage of your purchases.

  1. Once you login/set up an account on www.ralphs.com, 
  2. enter your email address/password. 
  3. On the top right corner go to “My Account”
  4. Link your card to Edison elementary school by typing either our school name or our NPO number KP828, and 
  5. Click on Enroll. 

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August 24, 2022

Dear Edison Families,

Tomorrow is our first day of school, and I am so excited! I look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting our new students. 

Although we are a closed campus, we will allow parents to walk their child(ren) to class on the first and second day of school (Thursday, 8/25 and Friday, 8/26). This is so that NEW STUDENTS, especially Kinder or TK kiddos have a familiar face walking them to class. Here's some commonly asked questions with answers.

How do you know what room & teacher’s name my child is assigned to? 
A: You can go to Powerschool (PLEASE REMEMBER TO REGISTER BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS) and your child’s teacher and room # is viewable if you click on “My Schedule” or “Attendance”, or you can walk to the front gate today and tomorrow, and you can view your child’s class roster. It is sorted by grade-level and by teacher.

Could the teacher/room assignment change? 
Yes. The first 5-days of school are important in determining if we are gaining or losing a teacher based on enrollment as well as leveling the classes because the maximum number of students assigned to a class after 5-days is no more than 27 students. Some years we need to create combination classes or dismantle combination classes hence, there is typically some movement of students. We will do our best to minimize any changes but many times it is necessary. 

Where do I go on the first day of school?
As we are allowing new families on campus, you should walk your child to their classroom and wait until the 8:50 bell. Please do not enter the classroom. When the bell rings at 8:50 all parents must exit the campus or if you are a new family to Edison, go straight to the cafeteria for an orientation.

Can I go to the playground?
Only students (not parents) are allowed on the playground from 8:35 AM. 

Where can I drop off my child in the morning?
You may drop off your child at either the 1) front gate, 2) valet drop off or 3) the back gate on 184th Place

What time can I drop off my child in the morning?
School starts at 8:50, however if the student is eating breakfast, arrive between 8:20-8:45. If the student is going to the playground, the earliest supervision/arrival time is 8:35. 

Where can I park?
Parents can park on the street. There is no drop off at the front of the school or the parking lot in front of the school. Both the Edison parking lot and the NHS parking lot is reserved for our 60 staff members that need to park. If you are walking your child to the gate/school, please either park on the street or walk to school. 

What time does school let out? CLICK HERE FOR THE BELL SCHEDULE
The first two days, TK and Kinder only attend a ½ day and end at 11:50 (no lunch). 
1st - 3rd Dismissal is 3:03
4th-5th Dismissal is 3:12

Where do I pick up my child after school?
All teachers walk their students to the front gate. Students wait until they see the pick up person and go out of the gate once they see you. 1st-5th grade students can also walk themself to the back gate. We do have a staff member at the back gate from 3:03. Other students that are enrolled in the YMCA will walk to the Y building (minus TK/K’s, they pick the younger students up). Students enrolled in the City Parks/Rec program shall walk to the cafeteria, and the ELOP students will walk to their assigned class. Classroom teachers will be informed about which students are going to the Y, ELOP, or Parks/Rec and will help make sure they get to their destination on the first two days.

Will there be a NEW parent orientation?
I will be hosting a NEW parent orientation to families who are new to Edison. This will be hosted in our school cafeteria on the first day of school at 8:50 AM and should be about 30-45 mins long. TK and Kinder parents do not need to attend as I already hosted a Kindergarten specific Parent Orientation (via Zoom), and recorded it. If you did not receive a copy, please email our school secretary, santos.sandra@tusd.org. 

Are students required to wear masks?
No, masks are not required, however it is highly recommended. We will have masks available at the front gate for students to take daily if they want/need. The only time masks will be required is if there is a positive Covid case in your child’s class or if your child was a close contact elsewhere. The class would be considered a close contact and all students in this class will be required to wear a mask indoors (outdoors optional) for 10-days, and must test on the 3rd-5th day after exposure.

Must I test my child with the COVID Rapid Test Kit?
We are requesting that all staff and students take a voluntary Covid test before school starts on 8/25, but it is not required.  If your child is positive, please stay home and self-report via this link:
Student Reporting Form
Please contact our Health Assistance for any Covid or Health guidance or questions, at 310-533-4513 x2883 or email Atkins.LaJoy@tusd.org
If your child is negative, just send them to school and you do not need to share your test results. If your child develops symptoms, please contact the school and we can give you a Covid test kit.

What if I am not happy with my child’s class assignment?
There will be no changes to class assignments during the first 5-days of school. If you have any issues, you can ask the office for a “request for transfer” form. Please note, that I do not take teacher requests, however if you have a valid reason why you are requesting a move, I can review this after the 5th day of school. 

I hope this helps answer your questions. If not, please refer to our website, edison.tusd.org or call the school at 310-533-4513.

Best regards,
Mrs. Okazaki

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Torrance Unified School District Communications

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