Edison Weekly News

September 7, 2021

Good Morning Edison Eagles! Since there was no school on Monday, for Labor Day, I am sending out our Weekly News and Flag assembly today.

The recording of the assembly was aired in the classrooms. Check your email for the link to view the Recording of the assembly. Due to student privacy rules, we cannot post the link to the video on the website.

Here are the notes from the assembly and added information just for parents. 

Edison Spirit Day

Every Monday, or if Monday lands on a holiday, then Tuesday will be our Edison Spirit Day. Please show your spirit by wearing RED or Edison gear on Mondays. 

Keep it REAL

At Edison we Keep it R.E.A.L, which stands for R for Respect, E for Empathy, A for Awareness, and L for Learning. Students will collect the top portion and save it up for our Student Store day (which is held 4 times a year), and the bottom portion is cut and given to the teacher to be entered into a weekly raffle. 

Students of the Week! 

We will have our first Weekly Award Assembly announced starting Monday, September 13, 2021. 

EDISON SUMMER READING CHALLENGE DUE 9/10/21

If you read at least 15 minutes a day or 1 hour and 15 mins a week, please submit your Reading challenge form to win the opportunity to win a free Kindle with a free one year subscription. Your form is due by this Friday, 9/10.

EDISON SUMMER ST MATH CHALLENGE DUE 9/10/21

If you did ST Math at least 3 times a week please submit your form to win the opportunity for a fitness tracker with 4 wrist band colors. For each sheet you turn in at the beginning of the school year, you can pick a prize from the treasure box, and completing more than one sheet increases your chance to win the raffle prize. 

PTA PACKET

A PTA packet will be going home this Friday. Please be sure to check your child’s backpack for important information is this packet. Some important documents to expect:

  • Edison School Year Events Calendar
  • PTA Membership
  • Spirit Gear Order form
  • Library Check out form
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Picture day order form

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 9/23/21 SAVE THE DATE

Back to school will be hosted virtually. Please log into your child’s Zoom Meeting at the scheduled time. PTA also has a separate link for the Association Meeting.

  • 5:30 - 6:00    3rd - 5th Grades
  • 6:00 - 6:30    PTA Assoc. Mtg 
  • 6:30 - 7:00    TK - 2nd Grade

MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE FOR BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 

Please note that there is a minimum day schedule on 9/23 to allow teachers to plan for Back to School night. Grades 1st - 5th end school 1 hour early. 

PICTURE DAY 9/23/21

School picture day provides families with wonderful memories of elementary school and how much they grow annually. The picture day form will be sent home with the PTA packet this Friday. Parents prepay the photos. If you do not like the photos or if your child is absent on 9/23, there will be a make up day on November 9th. All staff and regular volunteers can also take a school photo for an updated ID card. 

EMERGENCY KITS DUE TO CLASS BY 9/24

Emergency kits are currently on sale for $7.00 by the 5th Grade Committee. You can either purchase one or create your own kit. 

  • Pre-order Now, and send your request to  mack.yoko@edisonelementarypta.org
  • Pick up this week: TUE 9/7 thru THU 9/9 at front gate, after school. 
  • Cash or check payable to Edison PTA at pick up. These emergency kits are due by to your child’s class by September 24 or earlier. 

MATH-A-THON PROMISED TEACHER TICTOK

Edison surpassed our Math-a-thon fundraiser goal by raising over $18,000 as students solved math problems. Watch the assembly video to see Edison teachers dance or click here to watch it on Edison's YouTube Channel. Thank you to 5th grade student who choreographed and taught us the dance. 

BARBARA HUGHES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Barbara Hughes was a beloved teacher at Edison Elementary school for over 21 years. She recently retired in 2019, and passed away in March of 2021. Her wish was to establish an annual scholarship fund for Edison students. Thank you to her colleagues, Mrs. Branley and Ms. Marquez who diligently read all the NHS senior applications, and awarded three Edison Eagles $1,500 each toward their college education. Congratulations to: Alexandria Caponpon, Deja Crockett, and Gavin Hart.

Mrs. Hughes memorial service is scheduled for September 18, 2021 at 9:45, at the St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, in Redondo Beach. Feel free to contact me for more information.

NUTRITON SERVICES - FREE MEALS FOR BREAKFAST (8:20) AND FOR LUNCH

Only students eating breakfast should enter the campus at 8:20. However due to NHS’s late start, I have made an exception for Tuesdays, you can enter campus at 8:20 whether eating breakfast or not. Everyone else should enter the campus at 8:35 when we have proper playground supervision. 
Although meals are free this year, please complete the simplified income form, which saves families the step of logging in. Last year many families who normally qualify didn’t fill out the nutrition application form so Edison lost out on over $50,000 in Title I funds. It will take you only a few minutes, so please be sure to complete this form this month!! Thank you!

Go to family.titank12.com/income-form/new?identifier=Q5ZWXH

ATTENDANCE - KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME IF THEY ARE SICK 

In abundance of caution, please keep your child at home if they are ill. Be sure to contact our school health assistant, Mrs. Marlene Abe if you think your child has any Covid Symptons, needs to quarantine/isolate because of a family member is Covid positive or for any advice about your child’s illness. You can reach Mrs. Abe at Abe.Marlene@tusd.or, 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.

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

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EdisonTorrance

Twitter - https://twitter.com/EdisonTorrance

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/edison.in.torrance

Edison's YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBW1ZEGV3ARCJuzxGP75TpQ/videos

Thank you and have a fantastic week!

Mrs. Okazaki

Torrance Unified School District Communications

District Communications regarding the 2020-2021 school year and the re-opening of school have been sent our periodically via email. If you have not received these communications, please update your email address in PowerSchool so that you can receive them.

Most communications are also posted on the District's website. Click here to go to the District's News page for the most recent news and information.