Edison News March 4th, 2019

This Week's Events

Mon 3/4 Spirit Assembly - Wear Edison gear or Red
Tues 3/5 NHS Late Start (arrive early)
Spring Pictures in Cafeteria
NHS Red Cross Presentation (9:45 & 10:10) in Science Lab
Coding Club during lunch recess in Science Lab (week 6)
4th / 5th grade Math Competition Team 3:15-4:15 in Room 26
Wed 3/6 Early Out PLC - Please pick up on time
5th grade Empowerment After school 2:30-3:30 in Science Lab
Thurs 3/7 PTA Board Meeting (postponed to 3/14)
Fri 3/8 Achievement Report Cards go home

Next Week's Events

Mon 3/11 Spirit Assembly at 8:50 a.m. in Quad
ELMAC Parent Meeting 9:15 a.m. in Room 6
Scholar Dollars Voting Daily through 3/22
Kinder Enrollment at FWEC through 3/15
Tues 3/12 NHS Late Start (arrive early)
New Coding Club session at Lunch in Science lab (week 1)
4th / 5th grade Math Competition Team 3:15 - 4:15 in Room 26
Wed 3/13 Parent / Teacher Conferences - Minimum Day
Thurs 3/14 Parent / Teacher Conferences - Minimum Day
PTA Board Meeting at 6 p.m. in Adventures in Art Room
Fri 3/15 Parent / Teacher Conferences - Minimum Day
3rd - 5th grade - Bike Rodeo
Torrance PTA Council Honorary Service at 6:30 p.m.

More Upcoming Events

  • 3/18 Book Fair Week
  • 3/18 PBIS Team Meeting
  • 3/21 Family Literacy Night/Ice Cream Social/Book Fair Night 6 PM
  • 3/25 Walk Your Child to Class

Spring Pictures 3/5

Tomorrow is Spring Picture Day. All students will take photos. A package will be sent home and parents/students can purchase the whole packet, or purchase parts of the packet you want to keep. If you don’t like the photos, just return the packet to school. There will be no make-up picture day.

Report Cards 3/8

Achievement report cards will be sent home on 3/8. Please be sure to sign the envelope and return the envelope only to school the next day.

Parent Conferences 3/15 – 3/18 Minimum Days

Spring Parent Conferences are not for all students. Parent conferences are set for students who are not at grade level, or a parent conference is needed for behavior or social emotional discussions. Due to parent conferences we will be on Minimum day Schedule where 1st – 5th graders end school one hour early.

  • 1:50  Kindergarten / TK dismissal (regular time)
  • 2:03  1st – 3rd grade dismissal
  • 2:12  4th – 5th grade dismissal

Jump Start Summer School July 22 – August 9

Jump Start Summer School will be offered at Edison Elementary. Students are selected by the classroom teacher based on guidelines set by the district. This is for students who are not at grade level in ELA and/or Math. Teachers will hand invitations to Jump Start Summer School during parent conferences next week.   

Read Across America Spirit Week

The two grade levels with the most spirit are Kindergarten and 2nd grades. Teachers determine which date students will get an extra 15 minute recess.

Book Fair Coming Up 3/18 – 3/21

The book Fair is coming up March 18 – 21. The classes will visit mostly during their regular library times. The book fair will also be open before and after school, and before and after the Family Literacy Night/Ice Cream Social on March 21st.  

Family Literacy Night and Ice Cream Social 3/21 6 PM

Please join us for Family Literacy Night from 6 PM – 7:15 PM. Ice Cream social will be from 7:15-7:45 PM. Book Fair will be open from 5:30 – 6:00 and again from 7:15 – 8:00 PM.

Scholar Dollars

Edison is now registered for a $15,000 grant called, Scholar Dollars, which is sponsored by the Ca. State Treasury Dept. Edison will win $15,000 if we are the top 4 schools with the most votes during a two-week window starting March 11th. The public may submit votes during the Voting Period between March 11, 2019 (starting 8 am) through March 22, 2019 11:59 PM.
Voters must be at least 18 years of age and provide all required information. No purchases of anything, just voting.  No more than one vote per email address per day will be accepted. Please calendar this daily to go to MyScholarDollars.com and help us secure these funds!

Noon Leagues and Lunch Clubs

Please sign up for a lunch club in the office. The YMCA will take up to 20 students each week. Eat your lunch and walk over to the YMCA at the lunch recess times.

  • Mondays - Basketball Noon Leagues (create a team of 5 people)
  • Tuesdays - Board Games Club in the YMCA and Coding Club in the Science Lab
  • Wednesdays - Basketball Noon Leagues (create a team of 5 people)
  • Fridays - Arts and Crafts Club in the YMCA

Don’t forget Coding Club is still on Tuesdays so if you are in coding don’t sign up for Board Games Club.

Must be Present to WIN!!

Did you know that good attendance matters for school success? Nationwide 1 out of 10 students are chronically absent, meaning they miss 10% or more school days, which equates to a month of school! Your child can fall into the chronic absence range just by missing 1 to 2 days every month of school.
Being on time to school is also important. Let’s set our children up for success! Not only does being on time and having good attendance help children do well in school, it leads to developing good habits and success for the future, on the job and in life.

Just to give you an idea how bad attendance was last week:

  • Monday - 32 Absent; 19 Tardy
  • Tuesday - 24 Absent; 22 Tardy
  • Wednesday - 29 Absent; 14 Tardy
  • Thursday - 42 Absent; 15 Tardy
  • Friday - 43 Absent; 16 Tardy

Bike Rodeo 3/15

For all 3rd – 5th graders – Dust off your bicycles and safety gear and bring your bike to school on Friday, March 15th.  Students will test their bike riding skills in pedaling slow, weaving in/out of cones, riding in a circle, and stopping on a mark. We will need parent volunteers to help set up and run the bike stations. 1st – 3rd place boys and girls will be invited to compete in the district to Bike Rodeo. Winners receive trophies, and the top winner will receive a gift bond for college.

South Bay Lakers Basketball Clinic 3/19

The players will come to Edison on March 19 to do basketball clinics for all grade levels during their lunch recesses. Feel free to come out and shoot some hoops or just take pictures.
As a thank you for the Suite Night we would like to give the South Bay Lakers a nice basket of goodies when they come on 3/19 as well as serve some food. For those who would like to contribute, please give the office money with your name (suggested amount is $5-$10) so we can purchase something nice. 

Box Tops

Turn in your box tops. They can even be put in a baggie labelled with your child’s name and classroom number. Each top class will receive prizes.

Lost and Found

Daily, the custodian turns in a large bag filled with jackets, water bottles, and lunch boxes left on the blacktop. Please label all jackets and lunch boxes so that items can be returned to you.

It's a great day at Edison. Have a fantastic week!