Edison Weekly News

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Emma R, Victoria R, Ariana D, Micah P, Ilene M, Heather O, Yuta N, Rosalyn S, Devin D, Jessy M, Raylyn D, and Bryce J.
Keep up your great work! Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS AWARD 
Congratulations to Oscar V and Jocelyn I for being chosen for this month’s Kindness Award recipients. 
Please continue to nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. 

STEAM FAIR
We will announce the STEAM Fair results at our May 5th assembly.
We have trophies for the top 3, and participation certificates for each student.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY 4/28/21
Today is Administrative professionals day. Please take time to do something special to recognize and thank our school secretaries: Debbi Heenan and Maggie Kiupelian.

JOIN PTA AND BECOME A MEMBER 
Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #4 FOLK ART CATS
Edison PTA is excited to announce that the fourth Adventures In Art Project, Folk Art Cats, has been released. It is available in the Adventures in Art Google classroom. 

  1. Read the instructions, 
  2. watch the youtube video, 
  3. complete and submit your project. 

You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 

MATH-A-THON SPRING FUNDRAISER EVENT 4/19 - 4/30
MATH-A-THON is on April 30th! Get ready to experience the most exciting & "FUN-RAISER" event of the year! It's Among Us themed! Our TASK is to raise $15,000 for Edison! Please help us achieve this goal!
ATTN: PARENTS-

  • Please go to: tinyurl.com/mathmates to register your student!
  • Once you register, your students will receive these following prizes:
  • *just for registering, you'll receive a MATH-A-THON pencil set! (2 pencils)
  • *when you receive $30 pledge donation, you'll receive 1 Among Us key chain (random color)
  • *When you receive $40 pledge donation, you'll receive a Among Us sticker pack (4 random stickers)
  • *When you fundraise $100, you’ll receive an Edison Stationary set, and entered into a drawing for various Among Us Goodie items.
  • *When you raise over $300, you’ll receive a Property of Edison T-Shirt and Edison Tote Bag
  • *If you are the top individual Fundraiser, you will receive a Property of Edison Sweatshirt, Edison Drawstring backpack, Among Us Plushi and $10 Starbucks gift card. 

ATTN: STUDENTS-
On April 30th, your TASKS ARE:

  • **answer as many math questions as you can correctly
  • **there is 1 imposter among us. Find the imposter!

We'll see you on APRIL 30TH! PS: you look "SUS"

PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK due 4/30/21
Be sure to submit your photos for the school yearbook. The last day to add photos is April 30th. 
We are still seeking 5th grade students’ baby pictures.
Please submit all photos to yearbook.edison182@gmail.com

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE 
If you want to purchase the 2020-2021 yearbook, it is now on sale. The cost is $20.00 (including tax) and pay $4.99 for direct ship to your home. Including in the cost is your ability to customize 2 full pages of your child. May 29, 2021 is the deadline for preorders. The price will increase after May 29th.  
Go to: www.treering.com/validate and Enter Passcode: 101566244081951

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
April 19 - 30            Math-a-thon Fundraiser AmoungUs 
April 28            Administrative Professional’s Day
April 30            Math-a-thon Event
May 3-7            Teacher Appreciation Week

Healthy Ever After: Kids- Eat Fresh, Eat Local
Click on the link https://vimeo.com/515827763/58ae663682 to watch the Healthy Ever After Nutrition lesson and FUN exercise video. Attached is list of various local Farmer’s Market. 

TORRANCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION CAR RAFFLE (see attached)
The 17th annual Lexus NX300h Hybrid SUV drawing has begun. This is a TEF fundraiser. Either complete the attached raffle page, or stop by the office to purchase a ticket by May 14. Good Luck!

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Clayton H, Saba S, William C, Cameron D, Gabriel A, Michael A, Adam A, Ella S, Logan L, Melissa M, Skyler L, and Kailani S.
Keep up your great work! Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS AWARD 
Please continue to nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. 

STEAM FAIR
Thank you to those of you who submitted a STEAM Fair project. The judging has begun. Please be patient as we will need 1-2 weeks to review all projects. We will announce the winners at our assembly in 2 weeks.

  • K - 1st =  Collections
  • 2nd - 3rd = Inventions
  • 4th - 5th = Experiment

Judging is solely based on the  Video Recording Explaining the Project, Process and Results, as well as the data on the slides.

VISION AND HEARING TEST
All Kindergarten, 2nd, and 5th graders will be screened by our team of District Nurses on April 22, 2021.  Students will be screened on campus (in cafeteria) for near and far vision. If your child wears prescription glasses, please be sure to bring them to school. 1st grade boys will be screened for color vision only. For those students in Distance Learning, if you would like your child assessed, you will need to bring your child to school to be tested at 10:30 am.
If  your student does not pass the screenings, you will be notified by letter. Please return the referral letter after following up with your medical professional. 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY 4/28/21
Next week is Administrative professionals day. Please take time to do something special to recognize and thank our school secretaries: Debbi Heenan and Maggie Kiupelian.

JOIN PTA AND BECOME A MEMBER 
We currently have 256 PTA members out of 477 students. Get your membership to get discounts throughout the year. Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

ST MATH SPRING CHALLENGE BUTTON
If you did the ST Math Spring Break Challenge, the ST MATH button was given to your BL teacher. If you are distance learning, please stop by the office to pick up your button.

ADVENTURES IN ART BUTTON #3 “WATTS TOWERS” 
If you submitted your AinA #3 Watts Towers project, stop by the school office and pick up your new button.

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #4 FOLK ART CATS
Edison PTA is excited to announce that the fourth Adventures In Art Project, Folk Art Cats, has been released. It is available in the Adventures in Art Google classroom. 

  1. Read the instructions, 
  2. watch the youtube video, 
  3. complete and submit your project. 

You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 

MATH-A-THON SPRING FUNDRAISER EVENT 4/19 - 4/30
MATH-A-THON is on April 30th! Get ready to experience the most exciting & "FUN-RAISER" event of the year! It's Among Us themed! Our TASK is to raise $15,000 for Edison! Please help us achieve this goal!
ATTN: PARENTS-
Please go to: tinyurl.com/mathmates to register your student!
Once you register, your students will receive these following prizes:
*just for registering, you'll receive a MATH-A-THON pencil set! (2 pencils)
*when you receive $30 pledge donation, you'll receive 1 Among Us key chain (random color)
*When you receive $40 pledge donation, you'll receive a Among Us sticker pack (4 random stickers)
*When you fundraise $100, you’ll receive an Edison Stationary set, and entered into a drawing for various Among Us Goodie items.
*When you raise over $300, you’ll receive a Property of Edison T-Shirt and Edison Tote Bag
*If you are the top individual Fundraiser, you will receive a Property of Edison Sweatshirt, Edison Drawstring backpack, Among Us Plushi and $10 Starbucks gift card. 
ATTN: STUDENTS-
On April 30th, your TASKS ARE:
**answer as many math questions as you can correctly
**there is 1 imposter among us. Find the imposter!
We'll see you on APRIL 30TH! PS: you look "SUS"

EDISON’S BLUE RIBBON HEROS WEEK 4/19-4/23
In Honor of the Men and Women in Law Enforcement, Fire Protection, and Armed Forces who risk their lives to protect ours, Edison will be celebrating Blue Ribbon Heroes Week beginning April 19th.
Calling all students: Please make a thank you card, a poster, or video thanking our Blue Ribbon Heroes, and turn it into the office by Friday or email it directly to mico643@yahoo.com.
We invite you to show your support for all Community Heroes by wearing BLUE on Friday, April 23rd.
If you are a member of Law Enforcement, Fire Protection, or the Armed Forces, or have a qualifying friend or family member that you would like to see honored at our virtual assembly, please the attached form along with a favorite photo of your hero and return it to the school or submit it by email to:  mico643@yahoo.com by Monday, April 19, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Claudia McShane mico643@yahoo.com or (310)491-6868.

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE 
If you want to purchase the 2020-2021 yearbook, it is now on sale. The cost is $20.00 (including tax) and pay $4.99 for direct ship to your home. Including in the cost is your ability to customize 2 full pages of your child. May 29, 2021 is the deadline for preorders. The price will increase after May 29th.  
Go to: www.treering.com/validate and Enter Passcode: 101566244081951

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
April 19- 23            Blue Ribbon Week
April 19 - 30            Math-a-thon Fundraiser AmoungUs 
April 22            Vision and Hearing Assessments
April 28            Administrative Professional’s Day
April 30            Math-a-thon Event
May 3-7            Teacher Apreciation Week

TORRANCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION CAR RAFFLE (see attached)
The 17th annual Lexus NX300h Hybrid SUV drawing has begun. This is a TEF fundraiser. Either complete the attached raffle page, or stop by the office to purchase a ticket by May 14. Good Luck!

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Lucas C, Jianna E, Eden M, Nikola R, Cherish J, Elroy T, Maxwell B, Evelyn P, Arianna T, Anthony V, Jeremy D, and Franklin S.
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS AWARD 
Please continue to nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. 

STEAM FAIR INSTRUCTIONS ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM
Edison is hosting a STEAM Fair for students who would like to participate.
Instructions went out via Google Classroom and your child was invited to join. If you need the invitation again, please reach out to Mrs. Okazaki asap.  It will be due April 18, 2021.

  • K - 1st =  Collections
  • 2nd - 3rd = Inventions
  • 4th - 5th = Experiment

Requires Students to Video Record and Explain the Project, Process and Results

REQUIRED ASYNCHRONOUS WORK DAILY
For all students, when you are not in school or not in DL class, you still need to do school related assigned work from your teacher. This is work to make up for the time you are not in school full time. Below is the REQUIRED AMOUNT OF ASYNCHRONOUS WORK YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO COMPLETE.

  • Kinder   30 additional minutes required per day
  • First - Third   80 additional minutes required per day
  • Fourth-Fifth   90 additional minutes required per day

VISION AND HEARING TEST 4/22/21
All Kindergarten, 2nd, and 5th graders will be screened by our team of District Nurses on April 22, 2021.  Students will be screened on campus (in cafeteria) for near and distance vision. If your child wears prescription glasses, please be sure to bring them to school. 1st grade boys will be screened for color vision only. For those students in Distance Learning, if you would like your child assessed, you will need to bring your child to school to be tested. 
If  your student does not pass the screenings, you will be notified by letter. Please return the referral letter after following up with your medical professional. 

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 256 PTA members out of 477 students. Get your membership to get discounts throughout the year. Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

ST MATH SPRING CHALLENGE TURN IN BY 4/15
Over Spring break we have an optional spring break challenge. You must do 30 minutes 3x next week (log in your hours), fill out the form and attach your chosen activity by 4/15. EARN A JiJi button for your submission and participation in this challenge. 

ADVENTURES IN ART BUTTON #3 “WATTS TOWERS” 
If you submitted your AinA #3 Watts Towers project, stop by the school office and pick up your new button.

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #4 FOLK ART CATS
Edison PTA is excited to announce that the fourth Adventures In Art Project, Folk Art Cats, has been released. It is available in the Adventures in Art Google classroom. 

  1. Read the instructions, 
  2. watch the youtube video, 
  3. complete and submit your project. 

You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 

MATH-A-THON SPRING FUNDRAISER EVENT 4/19 - 4/30
Save the date, everyone! Edison's spring fundraiser is on Friday April 30th! 
We will be answering lots of fun math questions and become Edison Math-mates! 
Ooohhh, we have lots of math-mate prizes ready for you already!  
Please help us fundraise for Edison this month! Pledging and donation info will be sent to you on Monday 4/19 and you have two weeks to get pledges!

EDISON’S BLUE RIBBON HEROS WEEK 4/19-4/23 (please print attached)
In Honor of the Men and Women in Law Enforcement, Fire Protection, and Armed Forces who risk their lives to protect ours, Edison will be celebrating Blue Ribbon Heroes Week beginning April 19th.
We invite you to show your support for all Community Heroes by wearing BLUE on Friday, April 23rd.
If you are a member of Law Enforcement, Fire Protection, or the Armed Forces, or have a qualifying friend or family member that you would like to see honored at our virtual assembly, please the attached form along with a favorite photo of your hero and return it to the school or submit it by email to:  mico643@yahoo.com by Monday, April 19, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Claudia McShane mico643@yahoo.com or (310)491-6868.

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE 
If you want to purchase the 2020-2021 yearbook, it is now on sale. The cost is $20.00 (including tax) and pay $4.99 for direct ship to your home. Including in the cost is your ability to customize 2 full pages of your child. May 29, 2021 is the deadline for preorders. The price will increase after May 29th.  
Go to: www.treering.com/validate and Enter Passcode: 101566244081951

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Thurs., April 15        ST Math Spring Challenge Due
Sun., April 18        STEAM FAIR projects uploaded
April 19- 23            Blue Ribbon Week
April 19 - 30            Math-a-thon Fundraiser AmoungUs 
April 22            Vision and Hearing Assessments
April 30            Math-a-thon Event

TORRANCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION CAR RAFFLE (see attached)
The 17th annual Lexus NX300h Hybrid SUV drawing has begun. This is a TEF fundraiser. Either complete the attached raffle page, or stop by the office to purchase a ticket by May 14. Good Luck!

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Angel L, Aiza M, Leighla C, Luis M, Arhianna J, Abigail R, Hannah H, Nathan H, Gulalai A, Christopher G, Ahnaf S, & Hugh W.
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS AWARD 
This month’s Kindness award goes to Bentley B and Imara D. Congratulations !!
Please continue to nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. 

STEAM FAMILY EVENT on March 31, at 12:45 PM 
If you missed the Family STEAM night, she is rehosting the event to do a live demonstration on March 31, at 12:45. I will email the link next week to join.
URL:  www.iSprowt.com/assembly
password: isprowt (all lower case all 1 word)

STEAM FAIR INSTRUCTIONS ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM
Edison is hosting a STEAM Fair for students who would like to participate.
Instructions went out via Google Classroom and your child was invited to join. If you need the invitation again, please reach out to Mrs. Okazaki asap.  It will be due April 16, 2021.

  • K - 1st =  Collections
  • 2nd - 3rd = Inventions
  • 4th - 5th = Experiment

Requires Students to Video Record and Explain the Project, Process and Results

REQUIRED ASYNCHRONOUS WORK DAILY
For all students, when you are not in school or not in DL class, you still need to do school related assigned work from your teacher. This is work to make up for the time you are not in school full time. Below is the REQUIRED AMOUNT OF ASYNCHRONOUS WORK YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO COMPLETE.

  • Kinder     30 additional minutes required per day
  • First - Third     80 additional minutes required per day
  • Fourth-Fifth     90 additional minutes required per day

 

Parent Teacher Conferences 
will be held for at-risk students or parents requesting a conference on
March 31, April 1 and April 2. Students attending blended learning on campus will be on a minimum day schedule. Distance Learning students will end class one hour early on April 1 & 2.

Wednesday - No change (login with your teacher at 9am)
Thursday and Friday AM class: Begins 30 minutes late
(if eating breakfast arrive between 8:45-9:15 at the office gate)

  • TK-1: start 9:10am
  • 2nd/3rd: start 9:20am
  • 4th/5th: start 9:30am

Thursday and Friday PM class: Ends 30 minutes early

  • TK/1: ends 2:25pm
  • 2nd/3rd: ends 2:35pm
  • 4th/5th: ends 2:45pm

 

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 270 PTA members out of 477 students. Get your membership to get discounts throughout the year. Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

ST MATH SPRING CHALLENGE (see attached flyer)

Over Spring break we have an optional spring break challenge. You must do 30 minutes 3x next week (log in your hours), fill out the form and attach your chosen activity. EARN A JiJi button for your submission and participation in this challenge. 

COMPLETE YOUR ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #3 “WATTS TOWERS” BY 4/2/21
Edison PTA is excited to announce the third Adventures In Art Project, Watts Towers, has been released. It is available in Google classroom. Read the instructions, watch the youtube video, complete and submit your project. You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 

HONORARY SERVICE AWARD AND REFLECTIONS CONTEST RECOGNITION 4/1/21
We will be honoring our Honorary Service Award recipients and the Reflections contest recipients on Thursday, April 1 at 5:30 PM. Please join us 
Topic: Association Meeting/ Honorary & Reflections Awards
Time: Apr 1, 2021 05:30 PM 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/94303156623?pwd=S0xLbHI5WUc4Y0VOWDVmWm91M0NrQT09
Meeting ID: 943 0315 6623
Passcode: 322133
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,94303156623#,,,,*322133# US (San Jose)

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST ENDS APRIL 9, 2021
Are you artistic and would like to enter your drawing into a contest for a FREE YEARBOOK. Edison is seeking artist who can create our Yearbook cover. 

  1. It must say, “Edison Elementary” and “2020-2021”
  2. It must be vertical and on regular copy paper size paper (8.5”x11”).
  3. It must have color!!

Submit your yearbook cover entry to yearbook.edison182@gmail.com

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE 
If you want to purchase the 2020-2021 yearbook, it is now on sale. The cost is $20.00 (including tax) and pay $4.99 for direct ship to your home. Including in the cost is your ability to customize 2 full pages of your child. May 29, 2021 is the deadline for preorders. The price will increase after May 29th.  
Go to: www.treering.com/validate and Enter Passcode: 101566244081951

PICTURES NEEDED OF DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENTS    
We need everyone’s picture for our yearbook and for Powerschool. We are mainly missing the majority of distance learning photos. Families have the option to purchase the digital image with 4 different backdrops, and a class photo composite of all classmates and the teacher. Big discounts (50% off) for PTA members!
If you did not come get your picture taken, please be sure to take a picture at home and email it to yearbook.edison@gmail.com

FIFTH GRADE END OF THE YEAR COMMITTEE
We need to start planning the end-of-the-year "fun" activities for your 5th grader. Please join our 5th-grade planning committee by emailing  baumhart.carissa@edisonelementarypta.org today.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Fri March 26         Progress Reports (available on PowerSchool after 3 pm)
March 31-April 2        Parent conference by invitation
March 31-April 2        Minimum Days due to parent conference
                                       AM start 30 minutes later
                                       PM ends 30 minutes earlier
                                       DL ends one hour earlier
April 5 - April 9        Spring Break - no school


TORRANCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION CAR RAFFLE (see attached)
The 17th annual Lexus NX300h Hybrid SUV drawing has begun. This is a TEF fundraiser. Either complete the attached raffle page, or stop by the office to purchase a ticket by May 14. Good Luck!

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

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

 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Melanie C, Samantha C, Jonathan C, Noah H, Swayze M, Helen O, Samuel P, Kaylani S, Thomas V, Owen B, and John L.
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS NOMINATION
Please continue to nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. 

STEAM FAMILY EVENT on March 31, at 12:45 PM 
If you missed the Family STEAM night, she is rehosting the event to do a live demonstration on March 31, at 12:45. I will email the link next week to join.

STEAM FAIR INSTRUCTIONS ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM
Edison is hosting a STEAM Fair for students who would like to participate.
Instructions will go out via Google Classroom and your child will receive an invitation to join. It will be due April 16, 2021.

  • K - 1st =  Collections
  • 2nd - 3rd = Inventions
  • 4th - 5th = Experiment

Requires Students to Video Record and Explain the Project, Process and Results

REQUIRED ASYNCHRONOUS WORK DAILY
For all students, when you are not in school or not in DL class, you still need to do school related assigned work from your teacher. This is work to make up for the time you are not in school full time. Below is the REQUIRED AMOUNT OF ASYNCHRONOUS WORK YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO COMPLETE.

  • Kinder: 30 additional minutes required per day
  • First - Third: 80 additional minutes required per day
  • Fourth-Fifth:  90 additional minutes required per day

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND THE HUMAN SUNDAE
Thank you for your generous donations to the American Heart Association. Because you are all so AWESOME and raised over the $7,000 goal, as promised Mrs. Okazaki has volunteered to become a human sundae. To view, open the recorded video of the assembly (the link above).

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 270 PTA members out of 477 students. Get your membership to get discounts throughout the year. Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

COMPLETE YOUR ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #3 “WATTS TOWERS” BY 3/31/21
Edison PTA is excited to announce the third Adventures In Art Project, Watts Towers, has been released. It is available in Google classroom. Read the instructions, watch the youtube video, complete and submit your project. You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST ENDS APRIL 9, 2021 (see flyer)
Are you artisti and would like to enter your drawing into a contest for a FREE YEARBOOK. Edison is seeking artist who can create our Yearbook cover. 

  • It must say, “Edison Elementary” and “2020-2021”
  • It must be vertical and on regular copy paper size paper (8.5”x11”).
  • It must have color!!

Submit your yearbook cover entry to yearbook.edison182@gmail.com

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE (See attached flyer)
If you want to purchase the 2020-2021 yearbook, it is now on sale. The cost is $20.00 (including tax) and pay $4.99 for direct ship to your home. Including in the cost is your ability to customize 2 full pages of your child. May 29, 2021 is the deadline for preorders. The price will increase after May 29th.  
Go to: www.treering.com/validate and Enter Passcode: 101566244081951

PICTURES NEEDED OF DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENTS    
We need everyone’s picture for our yearbook and for Powerschool. We are mainly missing the majority of distance learning photos. Families have the option to purchase the digital image with 4 different backdrops, and a class photo composite of all classmates and the teacher. Big discounts (50% off) for PTA members!
If you did not come get your picture taken, please be sure to take a picture at home and email it to yearbook.edison@gmail.com

FIFTH GRADE END OF THE YEAR COMMITTEE
We need to start planning the end-of-the-year "fun" activities for your 5th grader. Please join our 5th-grade planning committee by emailing  baumhart.carissa@edisonelementarypta.org today.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Fri March 26         Progress Reports (available on PowerSchool after 3 pm)
March 31-April 2        Parent conference by invitation
March 31-April 2        Minimum Days due to parent conferences
                                   AM start 30 minutes later
                                   PM ends 30 minutes earlier
                                   DL ends one hour earlier
April 5 - April 9        Spring Break - no school

TORRANCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION CAR RAFFLE (see attached)
The 17th annual Lexus NX300h Hybrid SUV drawing has begun. This is a TEF fundraiser. Either complete the attached raffle page, or stop by the office to purchase a ticket by May 14. Good Luck!

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

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

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Logan C, Tenley P, Ryan B, Layla L, Ivan M, Robert M, Rylie B, Leilani T, Yvette O, Jaylen Y, Fabrizio A, and Lucas P.
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS NOMINATION
Please continue to nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. 

STEAM FAMILY NIGHT on March 18 at 6:00 PM 
Edison is hosting a virtual family night that is guaranteed to bring EXTREME FUN! Laughter, Play, and Learning all in one event. You will be creating a tornado, and build a snowman. In order to participate you need to pick up your preordered individual science kits for the family in advance. Log in at  iSprowt.com/assembly and use the password: isprowt

STEAM FAIR
Edison is hosting a STEAM Fair for students who would like to participate.
Instructions will go out via Google Classroom. It will be due April 16, 2021.
K - 1st =  Collections
2nd - 3rd = Inventions
4th - 5th = Experiment
Participants must Video Record and Explain the Project, Process and Results

REQUIRED ASYNCHRONOUS WORK DAILY
For all students, when you are not in school or not in DL class, you still need to do school related assigned work from your teacher. This is work to make up for the time you are not in school full time. Below is the REQUIRED AMOUNT OF ASYNCHRONOUS WORK YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO COMPLETE.

Kinder                                                             First - Third                                                                         Fourth-Fifth
30 additional minutes required per day         80 additional minutes required per day                              90 additional minutes required per day

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND THE HUMAN SUNDAE
Thank you for your generous donations to the American Heart Association. Because you are all so AWESOME and raised over the $7,000 goal, Mrs. Okazaki has volunteered to become a human sundae. The event will take place virtually on Wednesday, March 24 right after the 10:00 am assembly. 

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 250 PTA members out of 477 students. Get your membership to get discounts throughout the year. Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTAThis link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

COMPLETE YOUR ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #3 “WATTS TOWERS” BY 3/31/21
Edison PTA is excited to announce the third Adventures In Art Project, Watts Towers, has been released. It is available in Google classroom. Read the instructions, watch the youtube video, complete and submit your project. You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST ENDS APRIL 9, 2021
Are you artist and would like to enter your drawing into a contest for a FREE YEARBOOK. Edison is seeking artist who can create our Yearbook cover. 

  • It must say, “Edison Elementary” and “2020-2021”
  • It must be vertical and on regular copy paper size paper (8.5”x11”).
  • It must have color!!

Submit your yearbook cover entry to yearbook.edison182@gmail.com

PICTURE DAY 
We need everyone’s picture for our yearbook and for Powerschool. There’s no cost for us to take the photos, however, you will have the option to purchase the digital image with 4 different backdrops, and a class photo composite of all classmates and the teacher. Big discounts (50% off) for PTA members!
If you did not come get your picture taken, please be sure to take the picture at home and email it to yearbook.edison@gmail.com

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Wed., March 17        Change: Students will not be on campus - Virtual only 9-10 am, then 10 am schoolwide assembly
Wed. March 17         Distance Learning Picture Day 11am - 1 pm
Thur March 18         STEAM Family Night 6 PM
Fri March 26         Progress Reports (available online on PowerSchool)
March 31-April 2       Parent conference by invitation
March 31-April 2       Minimum Days due to parent conference
                                              AM start 30 minutes later
                                              PM ends 30 minutes earlier
                                              DL ends one hour earlier

TORRANCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION CAR RAFFLE (see attached)
The 17th annual Lexus NX300h Hybrid SUV drawing has begun. This is a TEF fundraiser. Either complete the attached raffle page, or stop by the office to purchase a ticket by May 14. Good Luck!

HEALTHY EVER AFTER NUTRITION LESSON
Please watch this informative and child friendly Healthy Ever After nutrition lesson for pointers on how to stay healthy and eat healthy.  https://vimeo.com/513372859/f95654da50

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Parker F, Carolyn L, Sophia S, Veda B, Marcelo H, Hoang N, Richard P, Jessenia C, Alyx G, Christyna J, and Carmen S.
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

2021 HONORARY SERVICE AWARD RECOGNITION
Edison recognized the following people for their service.
Honorary Service Recipients:

  • Carissa Baumhart
  • Kristen Barrows
  • Emiliano Ortiz

Continuing Service Award recipients:

  • Christie Pisapia
  • Jo Telcamp

Outstanding Teacher Award recipients:

  • Tania Crofton
  • Jenifer Matsumoto
  • Sally Richardson

Very Special Person recipients:

  • Debbi Heenan
  • Celia Martinez
  • Jackie Royales

 

KIWANIS FEBRUARY KINDNESS RECIPIENTS     
Please continue to nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. 

STEAM FAMILY NIGHT on March 18 at 6:00 PM (see attached rsvp form)
Edison is hosting a virtual family night that is guaranteed to bring EXTREME FUN! Laughter, Play, and Learning all in one event. You will be creating a tornado, and build a snowman. In order to participate we need to order individual science kits for each family in advance.
Please complete the RSVP for and email to Edison RSVP@gmail.com or drop off the form no later than March 17. You can pick up the kits between March 15 - March 18 from the office.

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 224 PTA members out of 477 students. Get your membership to get discounts throughout the year. Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

NEW ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #3 “WATTS TOWERS”
Edison PTA is excited to announce the third Adventures In Art Project, Watts Towers, has been released. It is available in Google classroom. Read the instructions, watch the youtube video, complete and submit your project. You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST
Are you artist and would you like to enter your drawing into a contest for a FREE YEARBOOK? Edison is seeking artist who can create our Yearbook cover. 

  • It must say, “Edison Elementary” and “2020-2021”
  • It must be vertical and on regular copy paper size paper (8.5”x11”).
  • It must have color!!
  • Submit your yearbook cover entry to yearbook.edison182@gmail.com

IT’S PICTURE DAY 3/17/21 for DL families
We need everyone’s picture for our yearbook and for Powerschool. There’s no cost for us to take the photos, however, you will have the option to purchase the digital image with 4 different backdrops, and a class photo composite of all classmates and the teacher. Big discounts (50% off) for PTA members!
For Distance Learning students you have two options:

Come to school (outside of front office) on Wednesday, March 17 between 11 am - 2 pm OR

  1. Take a photo at home and submit to yearbook.edison182@gmail.com
  2. Image taken vertically
  3. Plain one color background
  4. Waist up image 
  5. Include your full name, your grade and teacher’s name

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Mon., March 15        No School - Student Free Staff Development Day
Wed., March 17         Change: Students will not be on campus - Virtual only 9-10 am, then 10 am schoolwide assembly
Wed. March 17        Distance Learning Picture Day 11am - 1 pm
Thur March 18         STEAM Family Night 6 PM
Fri March 26         Progress Reports (available online on PowerSchool)

TORRANCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION CAR RAFFLE (see attached)
The 17th annual Lexus NX300h Hybrid SUV drawing has begun. This is a TEF fundraiser. Either complete the attached raffle page, or stop by the office to purchase a ticket by May 14. Good Luck!

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

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

 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Lilliani H, Jacob K, Angela A, Casey Y, Cole H, Bobby S, Ronit D, Kacey T, Hazim A, Catherine H, Saika H, and Kaylein P.
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS FEBRUARY KINDNESS RECIPIENTS     
Please continue to nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. 

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 200 PTA members out of 477 students. We have a way to go to reach 100%. We have a new link to  Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

NEW ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #3 “WATTS TOWERS”
Edison PTA is excited to announce the third Adventures In Art Project, Watts Towers, has been released. It is available in Google classroom. Read the instructions, watch the youtube video, complete and submit your project. You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 

READ ACROSS AMERICA SEEKING PARENT READERS 
Thank you parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents for recording your favorite children’s book for our Read Across America. We had over 40 readers sharing their love for reading!  Your child’s teacher aired the recording during class and/or uploaded it to their Google Classroom for viewing. Thank you so much. 
READ ACROSS AMERICA SPIRIT WEEK MARCH 1 - 5

  • Monday, 3/1     My Many Colored Days - Wear all one color day
  • Tuesday, 3/2        Thing 1 and Thing 2 - Twin day, triplet day, etc. 
  • Wed., 3/3        Wacky Wednesday - Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatch clothes
  • Thurs. 3/4        Hooray for Hair Day - Crazy Hair Day
  • Friday, 3/5         Oh, The Places You’ll Go - Dress Up Day 

This is a grade level competition, so the more you participate, the more points your grade level receives towards extra “virtual” recess.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - HUMAN ICE CREAM SUNDAE EVENT
All the donation prizes were distributed to your Blended learning classrooms. Distance Learning students will need to pick up their donation gifts. 
Our schoolwide goal is to raise $7,000. WE TOTALLY SURPASSED OUR GOAL AND RAISED $7,532 FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. 100% of the funds are donated to the American Heart Association.
Congratulations to Evan F for raising the most donations!!
You know what that means….I become the human sundae!! It should be a sweet event, and will be held on Wed., March 24 during the weekly assembly.
Thank you again for your generous donations to the American Heart Association!!

YEARBOOK PHOTOS SENT TO yearbook.edison182@gmail.comPlease send any 100th Day photos, Spirit Week photos, Kids Heart Challenge, Adventures in Art project photos with your child in it to YEARBOOK.EDISON182@GMAIL.COM    

IT’S PICTURE DAY (see order form) DUE MARCH 10th
We need everyone’s picture for our yearbook and for Powerschool. There’s no cost for us to take the photos, however, you will have the option to purchase the digital image with 4 different backdrops, and a class photo composite of all classmates and the teacher. Big discounts (50% off) for PTA members!
For Blended Learning students we will take your photos at school.
Tk - 2nd grades Friday, February 26
3rd - 5th grades Friday, March 5
For Distance Learning students you have two options:

  • Come to school (outside of front office) on Wednesday, March 10 between 11 am - 1 pm OR
  • Take a photo at home and submit to yearbook.edison182@gmail.com
    • Image taken vertically
    • Plain one color background
    • Waist up image 
    • Include your full name, your grade and teacher’s name

STEAM FAMILY NIGHT on March 18 at 6:00 PM (see attached rsvp form)
Edison is hosting a virtual family night that is guaranteed to bring EXTREME FUN! Laughter, Play, and Learning all in one event. You will be creating a tornado, and build a snowman. In order to participate we need to order individual science kits for each family in advance.
Please complete the RSVP for and email to Edison RSVP@gmail.com or drop off the form no later than March 11. You can pick up the kits between March 15 - March 18.

NEW HEALTH SCREENER (see attached QR code and paper version)
Attached is the new TUSD health screener. Please use this to show us that  you have completed the health screener daily. For upper grade students, you can show us the health screener without your parents if you have a smart phone or have the paper health screener. 

UPCOMING DATES

  • March 1 - 5            Read Across America Guest Readers
  • Thur. March 4        BL 3rd - 5th Grades return to school
  • Fri, March 5        Blended Students 3rd - 5th Picture Day
  • Wed. March 10        Distance Learning Picture Day
  • Mon., March 15        No School - Student Free Staff Development Day

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

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

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Hayato M, Marissa S, Jayden P, Sebastian R, Alliyah D, Nathan R, Brandon C, Amaya S, Isabella M, Lillian W, Gloria G, and Robert M.
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS FEBRUARY KINDNESS RECIPIENTS     
Congratulations to Marco V and Muhammad H as our February Kindness Award recipients. We will send your e-gift card and certificate to your parents. 
Please continue to nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. 

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 200 PTA members out of 477 students. We have a way to go to reach 100%. We have a new link to  Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #2 BODIES IN MOTION BUTTON
Thank you for participating in the Adventures in Art project #2. For those of you who completed it, please stop by the office to pick up your button!

NEW ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #3 “WATTS TOWERS”
Edison PTA is excited to announce the third Adventures In Art Project, Watts Towers, has been released. It is available in Google classroom. Read the instructions, watch the youtube video, complete and submit your project. You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 

READ ACROSS AMERICA SEEKING PARENT READERS BY FRI, 2/26 (See attached)
For Read Across America week, we want to promote reading! We are seeking parent (aunt, uncle, grandparent etc.) volunteers who can video tape reading a short children's book. Your video will either be aired in your child's classroom, or uploaded to your child's teacher's Google Classroom. For example, if you submit a video and your child attends Mrs. Polun's class, your video will be shared with Mrs. Polun's class. 
The timeline is short, it's due this Friday, February 26th. See the attached flyer with instructions, as well as video taping pointers. This request also went out via email on Monday, 2/22. Thank you 

READ ACROSS AMERICA SPIRIT WEEK MARCH 1 - 5 (See attached flyer)

  • Monday, 3/1     My Many Colored Days - Wear all one color day
  • Tuesday, 3/2        Thing 1 and Thing 2 - Twin day, triplet day, etc. 
  • Wed., 3/3        Wacky Wednesday - Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatch clothes
  • Thurs. 3/4        Hooray for Hair Day - Crazy Hair Day
  • Friday, 3/5         Oh, The Places You’ll Go - Dress Up Day 

This is a grade level competition, so the more you participate, the more points your grade level receives towards extra “virtual” recess.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - HUMAN ICE CREAM SUNDAE EVENT
Thank you to you all for your participation in the Kid’s Heart Challenge. It is so amazing how our community has come together to support this cause. 
Our schoolwide goal is to raise $7,000. WE TOTALLY SURPASSED OUR GOAL AND RAISED $7,532 FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. 100% of the funds are donated to the American Heart Association.
You know what that means….I become the human sundae!! It should be a sweet event, and will be held on Wed., March 24 during the weekly assembly.
Thank you again for your generous donations to the American Heart Association!!

YEARBOOK PHOTOS SENT TO yearbook.edison182@gmail.com
Please send any 100th Day photos, Spirit Week photos, Kids Heart Challenge, Adventures in Art project photos with your child in it to YEARBOOK.EDISON182@GMAIL.COM    

BL 3rd - 5th Grade Reopening Parent Meeting - SAVE THE DATE 2/25    
3rd - 5th grade Blended Learning students will be back on campus starting March 4, 2021. I will be hosting a Parent Meeting on Thursday, February 25 at noon to discuss the protocols and procedures as well as safety measures in place.  An email was sent directly to Blended 3rd-5th grade families.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Thur., Feb. 25        BL 3rd - 5th Grade Zoom Reopening Parent Meeting
Fri, February 26        Blended Students TK -2 Picture Day
Wed. March 3        Distance Learning Picture Day
Thur. March 4        BL 3rd - 5th Grades return to school
Fri, March 5        Blended Students 3rd - 5th Picture Day
Tue., March 2        Read Across America Guest Readers
Mon., March 15        No School - Student Free Staff Development Day

IT’S PICTURE DAY
We need everyone’s picture for our yearbook and for Powerschool. There’s no cost for us to take the photos, however, you will have the option to purchase the digital image with 4 different backdrops, and a class photo composite of all classmates and the teacher. Big discounts (50% off) for PTA members!
For Blended Learning students we will take your photos at school.

  • Tk - 2nd grades Friday, February 26
  • 3rd - 5th grades Friday, March 5

For Distance Learning students you have two options:

  • Come to school (outside of f​ront office) on Wednesday, March 3 between 11 am - 2 pm OR
  • Take a photo at home and submit to yearbook. edison182@gmail.com Image taken vertically
    • Plain one color background
    • Waist up image (see sample)
    • Include your full name, your grade and teacher’s name

SMILE.AMAZON.COM

As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

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

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Ariana A, Jacob S, Kingston J, Bella M, Santiago O, Emma S, Dina A, Alyssa L, Gabriel T, Brandon V, Imara D, & Noelle H. 
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS NOMINATION FORM 
Please nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. 

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 200 PTA members out of 477 students. We have a way to go to reach 100%. We have a new link to  Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #2 BODIES IN MOTION BUTTON
Thank you for participating in the Adventures in Art project #2. For those of you who completed it, please stop by the office to pick up your button!

NEW ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #3 “WATTS TOWERS”
Edison PTA is excited to announce the third Adventures In Art Project, Watts Towers, has been released. It is available in Google classroom. Read the instructions, watch the youtube video, complete and submit your project. You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - HEART CHALLENGE ends February 10th
Thank you to you all for your participation in the Kid’s Heart Challenge. It is so amazing how our community has come together to support this cause. 
Our schoolwide goal is to raise $7,000. WE TOTALLY SURPASSED OUR GOAL AND RAISED $7,532 FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. 100% of the funds are donated to the American Heart Association.
You know what that means….I become the human sundae!! It should be a sweet event, and will be held on Wed., March 24 during the weekly assembly.
We are working on sorting all the prizes so we will let you know next Wednesday regarding the pick up dates. 
Thank you again for your generosity!!

YEARBOOK PHOTOS SENT TO yearbook.edison182@gmail.com

Please send any 100th Day photos, Spirit Week photos, Kids Heart Challenge, Adventures in Art project photos with your child in it to YEARBOOK.EDISON182@GMAIL.COM    

BL 3rd - 5th Grade Reopening Parent Meeting - SAVE THE DATE 2/25    
3rd - 5th grade Blended Learning students will be back on campus starting March 4, 2021. I will be hosting a Parent Meeting on Thursday, February 25 at 12:00 noon to discuss the protocols and procedures as well as safety measures in place.  I will share the zoom link a parent letter closer to Feb. 25.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Thur., Feb. 25        BL 3rd - 5th Grade Zoom Reopening Parent Meeting
Fri, February 26     Blended Students TK -2 Picture Day
Wed. March 3        Distance Learning Picture Day
Thur. March 4        BL 3rd - 5th Grades return to school
Fri, March 5         Blended Students 3rd - 5th Picture Day
Tue., March 2        Read Across America Guest Readers
Mon., March 15     No School - Student Free Staff Development Day

SPIRIT WEEK COMPETITION
3rd grade had the most participants in the Valentine’s Spirit week at 54%.
Student Council will sponsor a 30-minute game choice next Wednesday, Feb. 24
Chose breakout room

  • Online drawing
  • Online Bingo
  • Online Card games 

IT’S PICTURE DAY
We need everyone’s picture for our yearbook and for Powerschool. There’s no cost for us to take the photos, however, you will have the option to purchase the digital image with 4 different backdrops, and a class photo composite of all classmates and the teacher. Big discounts (50% off) for PTA members!
For Blended Learning students we will take your photos at school. All you need to do is make sure your hair is nice and you have a nice shirt/blouse on.

  • Tk - 2nd grades Friday, February 26
  • 3rd - 5th grades Friday, March 5

For Distance Learning students you have two options:

  • Come to school (outside of the front office) on Wednesday, March 3 between 11 am - 2 pm or
  • Take a photo at home and submit no later than March 5 to yearbook.edison182@gmail.com
    • Image taken vertically
    • Plain one color background
    • Waist up image (see sample)
    • Include your full name, your grade and teacher’s name

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS - WORLD TOUR ASSEMBLY
This youtube was made specifically for Edison students, teaching us ways on how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to help our planet. 
https://youtu.be/wV8TF9P63tM (this is only viewable for two weeks)

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your online shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Harrison C, Aaron L, Ariadne G, AnnaMarie H, Reagan V, Dominic W, Minh-Kien N, Annabel Y, Reginald J, Olivia M, Sarah E, and Sasha F.  Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS NOMINATION FORM 
Please nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. 

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 200 PTA members out of 477 students. We have a way to go to reach 100%. We have a new link to  Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #2 BODIES IN MOTION BUTTON
Thank you for participating in the Adventures in Art project #2. For those of you who completed it, please stop by the office to pick up your button!

PTA Honorary Service Award due 2/15/21
The Honorary Service Award Committee requests nominations to help us select a deserving recipients for recognition at the PTA Honorary Service Award event. Nominated individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to the well being of children, youth, or families at Edison and/or community can be considered for this award. Current members, officers, and teachers may also be considered for this award. There is a short turn around for this nomination form. Please complete this nomination form no later than Monday, February 15th, 202. Click on the below simple form:
https://forms.gle/NrbUKePhZDjyZ2kg6

EDISON CARES - THANK YOU CARD DRIVE
We wanted to thank our Front Line Workers such as doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who are working with Covid patients at the Torrance Memorial Hospital. We want to lift their spirits and let them know we value their work.
We are asking for thank you notes with a colored picture. This is a physical card that you can make and turn into the office by Feb. 10, 2021. We have a mailbox outside the front office where you can turn in the card any time of day. Adults are also welcome to write a card. 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - HEART CHALLENGE ends February 10th
Thank you to you all for your participation in the Kid’s Heart Challenge. It is so amazing how our community has come together to support this cause. 
Our schoolwide goal is to raise $7,000. WE TOTALLY SURPASSED OUR GOAL AND RAISED $7,532 FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. 100% of the funds are donated to the American Heart Association.
You know what that means….I become the human sundae!! It should be a sweet event, and will be held soon. 
We are working on sorting all the prizes so we will let you know next Wednesday regarding the pick up dates. 
Thank you again for your generosity!!

YEARBOOK PHOTOS SENT TO yearbook.edison182@gmail.com

Please send any 100th Day photos, Spirit Week photos, Kids Heart Challenge, Adventures in Art project photos with your child in it to YEARBOOK.EDISON182@GMAIL.COM    

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Feb 9 - 12        Student Council Sponsored Spirit Week
Wed., Feb 10    Schoolwide Assembly & KHC Event at 12:45 pm 
Wed., Feb 10    2nd Grade Special Assembly at 8:30 am
Thur., Feb 11    2nd Grade Blended Learning AM/PM in person class
Mon., Feb. 15    Washington’s Holiday - No School
Tue., March 2    Read Across America Guest Readers
Mon., March 15    No School - Student Free Staff Development Day

SPIRIT WEEK FEB 9 - 12, 2021 (SEE ATTACHED FLYER)
Tue Feb 9    Stuffed animal day
Wed Feb 10 Wear Pink/Red (Kids Heart Challenge Day)
Thur Feb 11 Throwback Thurs Wear 80’s outfit
Fri Feb 12     Pajama Day
This is a class competition, for extra recess. 

VALENTINE’S DAY AND CARDS
As we are not passing out physical Valentine’s cards this year. We want to encourage you to have your child to create virtual Valentine’s Day cards this year for their classmates and friends. Here’s the instructions on how to do so. Thank you to PTA board members, Mrs. Pisapia who created these instructions. 
Click here for the Virtual Card Instructions

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

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

 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Mckenzie R, Lyla Z, Zunairah M, Sevyn W, Breanne C, Ariana L, Timothy D, Sofia N, Patricia A, Jordan H, Elliot H, & Lily anne R. 
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

TEACHER OF THE WEEK - MRS. HOPF
Mrs. Hopf, 2nd grade Distance Learning Teacher is hightlighted in our video today. You can also view the attached highlights.

WATER REPLENISHMENT DISTRICT ART CONTEST
If you participated and submitted an art project, please stop by the office for your calendar, certificate and patch. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS NOMINATION FORM 
Please nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. 

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 200 PTA members out of 477 students. We have a way to go to reach 100%. We have a new link to  Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #2 BODIES IN MOTION DUE 2/5/21
Don’t miss out on the creative fun! Complete and submit the second Adventures In Art Project, “Bodies In Motion”, through the Adventures in Art Google Classroom! Students who submit projects by Feb 5, 2021 will get an Edison AIA limited edition Project Button! New Buttons to be released for each of the 5 projects. Your projects will also be featured in the Edison Art Show!

EDISON CARES - THANK YOU CARD DRIVE (See attached flyer) Due Feb. 10
We wanted to thank our Front Line Workers such as doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who are working with Covid patients at the Torrance Memorial Hospital. We want to lift their spirits and let them know we value their work.
We are asking for thank you notes with a colored picture. This is a physical card that you can make and turn into the office by Feb. 10, 2021. We have a mailbox outside the front office where you can turn in the card any time of day. Adults are also welcome to write a card. 

I HAVE A DREAM CONTEST WINNERS
Thank you for those of you who wrote and participated in the I Have a Dream Contest. Student council read all your wonderfully written essays and poems. Congratulations to 1st Place Nha-Minh Nguyen, 2nd Place Adam Limbada, and 3rd Place Maxwell Birenbaum . Come pick up your trophy from the office. 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - HEART CHALLENGE ends February 10th
We are thrilled that the American Heart Association will be kicking off The Kids Heart Challenge again this year! We are on a mission to encourage families to engage in heart-healthy activities through the Kids Heart Challenge and you can get a jumpstart TODAY! Thank you for joining our Special Kick off assembly today. Get to your first mission by signing up and registering online.
Your first mission is to join our team by registering with these 3 easy steps:

1)      Visit Our Website: CLICK HERE!

2)      Click “Sign Up”

3)      Download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App
We are encouraging 100% of our families to register and take the challenge!
Our schoolwide goal is to raise $7,000. If the school reaches this goal, Mrs. Okazaki will volunteer to become a human sundae!! WE ARE CURRENTLY AT $ $5,007.00 with 108 STUDENTS REGISTERED. If you register your child, he/she has access to the Kids Heart Challenge app activities to motivate them to exercise, eat right, and live a healthy life style. You don’t have to donate, but please register.
All the prizes will be distributed after the event on February 10th. 

YEARBOOK PHOTOS SENT TO yearbook.edison182@gmail.com
Please send any 100th Day photos, Spirit Week photos, Kids Heart Challenge, Adventures in Art project photos with your child in it to YEARBOOK.EDISON182@GMAIL.COM    

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Fri., Feb 5        2nd Grade Blended Learning Zoom Parent Meeting 12 pm
Fri., Feb 5        100th Day of School
Mon., Feb 8    Lincoln’s Holiday - No School
Feb 9 - 12        Student Council Sponsored Spirit Week
Wed., Feb 10    Schoolwide Assembly & KHC Event at 12:45 pm 
Wed., Feb 10    2nd Grade Special Assembly at 8:30 am
Thur., Feb 11    2nd Grade Blended Learning AM/PM in person class
Mon., Feb. 15    Washington’s Holiday - No School

SPIRIT WEEK FEB 9 - 12, 2021 (SEE ATTACHED FLYER)
Tue Feb 9    Stuffed animal day
Wed Feb 10 Wear Pink/Red (Kids Heart Challenge Day)
Thur Feb 11 Throwback Thurs Wear 80’s outfit
Fri Feb 12     Pajama Day

VALENTINE’S DAY AND CARDS
As we are not passing out physical Valentine’s cards this year. We want to encourage you to have your child to create virtual Valentine’s Day cards this year for their classmates and friends. Here’s the instructions on how to do so. 

Click here for the Virtual Card Instructions

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

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

 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Milan A, Jude P, Isaac P, Jeshlin R, Jason L, Zoey M, Haddiyah A, Madison C, Jared B, Savannah S, Ryan C, Emiliano V.
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS AWARD RECIPIENTS AND NOMINATION FORM
This month two students (one lower grade and one upper grade) were selected as the Kindness Award of the Month. Congratulations to Sofia H and Isabella M for being so kind, compassionate and a caring person. 
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. Please nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9

CLIPPERS 20-21 READ TO ACHIEVE PROGRAM RECOGNITION
Edison was awarded one of the top 3 schools overall with the most participation in this Read to Achieve program. We will be honored with the presence of the Clippers joining us at one of our future assemblies.  
In addition we had a top reader overall for 3rd grade: Max B
Yuta N and Reagan N also received recognition for reading over 1,000 minutes.
A big thank you to all of you who participated and made Edison the top participating school. AWESOME JOB EDISON EAGLES!

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 200 PTA members out of 477 students. We have a way to go to reach 100%. We have a new link to  Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #2 BODIES IN MOTION DUE 2/5/21
Don’t miss out on the creative fun! Complete and submit the second Adventures In Art Project, “Bodies In Motion”, through the Adventures in Art Google Classroom! Students who submit projects by Feb 5, 2021 will get an Edison AIA limited edition Project Button! New Buttons to be released for each of the 5 projects. Your projects will also be featured in the Edison Art Show!

EDISON CARES - THANK YOU CARD DRIVE (See flyer)
We wanted to thank our Front Line Workers such as doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who are working with Covid patients at the Torrance Memorial Hospital. We want to lift their spirits and let them know we value their work.
We are asking for thank you notes with a colored picture. This is a physical card that you can make and turn into the office by Feb. 10, 2021. We have a mailbox outside the front office where you can turn in the card any time of day. Adults are also welcome to write a card. 

 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - HEART CHALLENGE (see flyer)

We are thrilled that the American Heart Association will be kicking off The Kids Heart Challenge again this year! We are on a mission to encourage families to engage in heart-healthy activities through the Kids Heart Challenge and you can get a jumpstart TODAY! Thank you for joining our Special Kick off assembly today. Get to your first mission by signing up and registering online.
Your first mission is to join our team by registering with these 3 easy steps:

  1.      Visit Our Website: CLICK HERE!
  2.       Click “Sign Up”
  3.       Download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App

We are encouraging 100% of our families to register and take the challenge!
Our schoolwide goal is to raise $7,000. If the school reaches this goal, Mrs. Okazaki will volunteer to become a human sundae!! WE ARE CURRENTLY AT $2,989.00 AND 103 STUDENTS REGISTERED. If you register your child, he/she has access to the Kids Heart Challenge app activities to motivate them to exercise, eat right, and live a healthy life style. You don’t have to donate, but please register.
If you participated last year, and did not receive your prizes, we have your prizes in the office. Please stop by the office to pick them up. 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Jan 22    Achievement Report Card available on PowerSchool 3:15 PM. If you would like a hard copy of the Report Card, please contact the office. We can either have it ready for pick up or mail it home. 
Jan 25 - Feb 3     Parent Conferences Schedule change
   Classes will begin 30 minutes later and will end 30  minutes early at the end of the day. 
Feb 1        Blended TK, K, 1st and Cohort groups return to in person school.
Feb 8        No School Lincoln’s birthday/holiday
Feb 11    Blended learning 2nd grade start in person school.
Feb 15    No School Washington’s birthday/holiday

VIRTUAL PARENT CONFERENCES 1/25 ~ 2/3 SHORTENED CLASS (see flyer)
For 8 days, we have parent conferences from Jan 25 through Feb 3. Your teacher will contact you to schedule a date/time to attend the virtual conference. Please check your email and confirm your attendance. Parent conferences are set for 15 minutes each family so please log in on time and set your alarm/calendar. 
During parent-teacher conferences it is a shortened class schedule. Teachers will begin class 30 minutes later in the morning, and end the PM/afternoon class 30 minutes early. Please follow your teacher’s class schedule. 

KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT
Edison Family enroll for Kindergarten enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year Is March 8 - March 12. Please to TUSD.ORG/PARENTS/ENROLLMENT for instructions on how to register your child. If you know of a neighbor with an incoming TK or Kinder age, please share with them this information. 

SPIRIT WEEK FEB 9 - 12, 2021 (SEE FLYER)
Tue Feb 9    Stuffed animal day
Wed Feb 10 Wear Pink/Red (Kids Heart Challenge Day)
Thur Feb 11 Throwback Thurs Wear 80’s outfit
Fri Feb 12     Pajama Day

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Lacy F, Isabelle P, Hadley L, Edison M, Juliana A, Geo M, Joselyn I, Levi W, Aniyah F, Seraphina W, Aledksandar D, & Ava S.
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS NOMINATION FORM 
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. Please nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 200 PTA members out of 477 students. We have a way to go to reach 100%. We have a new link to  Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #2 BODIES IN MOTION DUE 2/1/21
Edison PTA is excited to announce the second Adventures In Art Project, Bodies in Motion, has been released. It is available in Google Classroom. Read the instructions, watch the youtube video, complete and submit your project. You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - HEART CHALLENGE (see flyer)
We are thrilled that the American Heart Association will be kicking off The Kids Heart Challenge again this year! We are on a mission to encourage families to engage in heart-healthy activities through the Kids Heart Challenge and you can get a jumpstart TODAY! Thank you for joining our Special Kick off assembly today. Get to your first mission by signing up and registering online.
Your first mission is to join our team by registering with these 3 easy steps:

  1.      Visit Our Website: CLICK HERE!
  2.       Click “Sign Up”
  3.       Download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App

We are encouraging 100% of our families to register and take the challenge!
Our schoolwide goal is to raise $7,000. If the school reaches this goal, Mrs. Okazaki will volunteer to become a human sundae!!
If you participated last year, and did not receive your prizes, we have your prizes in the office. Please stop by the office to pick them up. 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Jan 22    Achievement Report Card available on PowerSchool 3:15 PM. If you would like a hard copy of the Report Card, please contact the office. We can either have it ready for pick up or mail it home. 
Jan 25 - Feb 3     Parent Conferences Schedule change
                            Classes will begin 30 minutes later and will end 30  minutes early at the end of the day. 

I HAVE A DREAM CONTEST  due 1/20/21 (see flyer)
Last week you received an email about the contest rules. Student council will read and rate your essay or poem about your dream for your future. The winners will be announced at the next assembly.

VIRTUAL PARENT CONFERENCES 1/25 ~ 2/3 SHORTENED CLASS (see flyer)
For 8 days, we have parent conferences from Jan 25 through Feb 3. Your teacher will contact you to schedule a date/time to attend the virtual conference. Please check your email and confirm your attendance. Parent conferences are set for 15 minutes each family so please log in on time and set your alarm/calendar. 
During parent-teacher conferences it is a shortened class schedule. Teachers will begin class 30 minutes later in the morning, and end the PM/afternoon class 30 minutes early. Please follow your teacher’s class schedule. 


KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT (see flyer)
Edison Family enroll for Kindergarten enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year Is March 8 - March 12. Please go to TUSD.ORG/PARENTS/ENROLLMENT for instructions on how to register your child. If you know of a neighbor with an incoming TK or Kinder age, please share with them this information. 

EDWARD BROCK MAGIC SHOW
We ended the assembly with a special treat. Students were entertained by the One and Only Edward Brock Magic Show. To watch this, you need to play the video link in the assembly email.

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Natalie B, Jackson Y, Meredith A, Dylan F, Sarah C, Violet P, Paola C, Valentyna R, Cindy B, Wyatt M, Mohammad G, and Cyril H.
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS NOMINATION FORM 
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. Please nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9

HIGHLIGHTED TEACHER OF THE WEEK (click HERE)
PTA and student council wanted to highlight our wonderful teachers at Edison. Every week we will randomly select another teacher so you can get to know them a little better. This week we highlighted Mrs.Suzuki, Distance Learning First Grade teacher. 

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 200 PTA members out of 477 students. We have a way to go to reach 100%. We have a new link to  Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTAThis link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #2 BODIES IN MOTION DUE 2/1/21
Edison PTA is excited to announce the second Adventures In Art Project, Bodies in Motion, has been released. It is available in Google Classroom. Read the instructions, watch the youtube video, complete and submit your project. You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - HEART CHALLENGE (click HERE)
We are thrilled that the American Heart Association will be kicking off The Kids Heart Challenge again this year! We are on a mission to encourage families to engage in heart-healthy activities through the Kids Heart Challenge and you can get a jumpstart TODAY! Thank you for joining our Special Kick off assembly today. Get to your first mission by signing up and registering online.
Your first mission is to join our team by registering with these 3 easy steps:

  1.       Visit Our Website: CLICK HERE!
  2.       Click “Sign Up”
  3.       Download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App

We are encouraging 100% of our families to register and take the challenge!
If you participated last year's event, we have your prizes in the office. Please stop by the office to pick them up. 

“PAUSE” OF IN-PERSON SCHOOL FOR TK, KINDER & 1ST GRADE
As of January 11, 2021 the District is following the recommendations of LA Dept of Health and “pausing” in person blended learning for 3 weeks. We will update you as we get closer. 
The purpose is stopping in person school is to help slow the spread of Covid and help the hospitals. Please do your part by staying at home, and if you are outside, please wear a mask at all times.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Jan 18    MartinLuther King Jr. Birthday/Holiday
Jan 22    Achievement Report Card available on PowerSchool 3:15 PM
Jan 25 - Feb 3     Parent Conferences Schedule change
                               Classes will begin 30 minutes later and will end 30  minutes early at the end of the day. 

VIRTUAL PARENT CONFERENCES 1/25 ~ 2/3 SHORTENED CLASS (See flyer HERE)
For 8 days, we have parent conferences from Jan 25 through Feb 3. Your teacher will contact you to schedule a date/time to attend the virtual conference. Please check your email and confirm your attendance. Parent conferences are set for 20 minutes each family so please log in on time and set your alarm/calendar. 
During parent-teacher conferences it is a shortened class schedule. Teachers will begin class 30 minutes later in the morning, and end the PM/afternoon class 30 minutes early. Please follow your teacher’s class schedule. 

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning.
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Chelsea P, Azan U, Alexa G, Hannah S, Shanzeh A, Jocelyn C Isabella M, Alexander R, Isla L, Makayla M, Maheen H, and Ian S.
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS NOMINATION FORM 
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. Please nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9

HIGHLIGHTED TEACHER OF THE WEEK
PTA and student council wanted to highlight our wonderful teachers at Edison. Every week we will randomly select another teacher so you can get to know them a little better. This week we highlighted Mrs. Polun, Kindergarten teacher. 

ATTENDANCE AND ENGAGEMENT IN VIRTUAL LEARNING
Not only are we tracking attendance, but more importantly we are tracking “Weekly Non-Engaged" students participating in virtual learning.
The TUSD Definition of non-engagement is one of more of the following:

  1. Late with no reason,
  2. leaves early with no reason,
  3. did not return to class to attend small group sessions,
  4.  turns off camera with no reason/explanation,
  5.  does not respond when called upon
  6. not completing assigned work

If your child is marked as non-engaged for that day, you will receive a phone call and/or email. If there is a valid reason for any of the above, please email your child’s teacher directly so that we change/remove the non-engaged status for that specific day.

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 191 PTA members out of 477 students. We have a way to go to reach 100%. We have a new link to  Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTAThis link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #2 BODIES IN MOTION DUE 2/1/21
Edison PTA is excited to announce the second Adventures In Art Project, Bodies in Motion, has been released. It is available in Google Classroom. Read the instructions, watch the youtube video, complete and submit your project. You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 
Here's a Youtube lesson & attached are the written instructions. Remember, to upload this to your Adventures in Art Goolge Classroom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyuG4lZzjb4&feature=emb_title

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - HEART CHALLENGE
We are thrilled that the American Heart Association will be kicking off The Kids Heart Challenge again this year! We are on a mission to encourage families to engage in heart-healthy activities through the Kids Heart Challenge and you can get a jumpstart TODAY! There will be a Special Kick off assembly next Wednesday, 1/13/21
Your first mission is to join our team by registering with these 3 easy steps:

  1.    Visit Our Website: CLICK HERE!
  2.    Click “Sign Up”
  3.    Download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App

We are encouraging 100% of our families to register and take the challenge!


REOPENING OF SCHOOL FOR TK & KINDER THEN 1ST GRADE
We are expanding our reopening of the campus to TK & Kindergarten students as of Monday, December 7, 2020, and then for 1st grade as of January 4, 2021. TK, K, and 1st grade families were contacted directly and were given the option to move to Distance Learning. Second grade will be returning to in-person class after the LA Dept of Health (LADPH) increases enrollment to 14 in a class. 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Jan 18    MartinLuther King Jr. Birthday/Holiday
Jan 22    Achievement Report Card available on PowerSchool 3:15 PM
Jan 25 - Feb 3     Parent Conferences Schedule change
                             During parent conferences, classes will begin 30 minutes later and will end 30  minutes early at the end of the each day. 

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

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

Thank you, and have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Okazaki

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Nadja M, Eneko O, Sofia P, Blake T, Nathan EW, Luis M, Mia G, Reed N, Rhylan N, Gabriella P, Matthew D, & Abigail H.
Your certificate will be mailed home to you. 

KIWANIS KINDNESS DECEMBER AWARD RECIPIENT & NOMINATION FORM 
Congratulations to our December Award Recipients who are being recognized for showing Kindness. Please join me and Kiwanis Club in recognizing…
Casey Y and Aleena A
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. Please nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9

HIGHLIGHTED TEACHERS OF THE WEEK
PTA and student council wanted to highlight our wonderful teachers at Edison. Every week we will randomly select another teacher so you can get to know them a little better. This week we highlighted Ms. Hinman and Mrs. Branley. 


ATTENDANCE AND ENGAGEMENT IN VIRTUAL LEARNING
Not only are we tracking attendance, but more importantly we are tracking “Weekly Non-Engaged" students participating in virtual learning.
The TUSD Definition of non-engagement is one of more of the following:

  1. Late with no reason,
  2. leaves early with no reason,
  3. did not return to class to attend small group sessions,
  4. turns off camera with no reason/explanation,
  5. does not respond when called upon
  6. not completing assigned work

If your child is marked as non-engaged for that day, you will receive a phone call and/or email. If there is a valid reason for any of the above, please email your child’s teacher directly so that we change/remove the non-engaged status for that specific day.

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 191 PTA members out of 477 students. We have a way to go to reach 100%. We have a new link to  Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA This link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 
Thank you Lucas for your PTA Jingle!!

FREE BULK MEALS DURING  WINTER BREAK AT NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
Please note that during the winter break there will be two days of bulk food distribution.  Monday, December 21 and Monday, December 28 (7  days worth) between the hours of 9 am - 12 noon only. Please go to the closest high school for pick up. 

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #2 BODIES IN MOTION
Edison PTA is excited to announce the second Adventures In Art Project, Bodies in Motion, has been released. It is available in Google Classroom. Read the instructions, watch the youtube video, complete and submit your project. You will receive a new exclusive Edison AIA button and your project will be in the end of the year art show. 
Winter break is a great time to get started on this project. 

REOPENING OF SCHOOL FOR TK & KINDER THEN 1ST GRADE
We are expanding our reopening of the campus to TK & Kindergarten students as of Monday, December 7, 2020, and then for 1st grade as of January 4, 2021. TK, K, and 1st grade families were contacted directly and were given the option to move to Distance Learning. 

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

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

 

Winter break begins December 19, 2020 - January 3, 2021. 

 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Anaya D, Christopher S, Alexander B, Finn B, Jacob L, Julie Marie R, Austin B, Nicole S, Joel C, Isabela V, Karina A, David F.

PROGRESS REPORTS ON POWERSCHOOL 
To view your child’s progress reports, go to PowerSchool Parent Portal (https://ps.tusd.org).  After logging in, click “Ecollect Forms” on the left side of the screen to get to the online progress report. Please note, you must be on the PARENT portal (not the student) and it is also not viewable on your phone. The following are important dates:
When Should you Expect Communication About my Child’s Progress:

  • Progress Report #2 - 12/4/20
  • Achievement Report Card - 1/22/21
  • Parent Conferences for all parents 1/25/21 - 2/3/21  (Minimum Days)
  • Progress Report #3 - 3/26/21
  • At-risk Conferences 3/31-4/2 (Minimum Days)
  • Achievement Report - 6/10/21 

KIWANIS KINDNESS NOMINATIONS- PLEASE NOMINATE A STUDENT
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. Please nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
CLICK BELOW TO NOMINATE A STUDENT:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9

ATTENDANCE AND ENGAGEMENT IN VIRTUAL LEARNING
Not only are we tracking attendance, but more importantly we are tracking “Weekly Non-Engaged" students participating in virtual learning.
The TUSD Definition of non-engagement is one of more of the following:

  1. Late with no reason,
  2. leaves early with no reason,
  3. did not return to class to attend small group sessions,
  4. turns off camera with no reason/explanation,
  5. does not respond when called upon
  6. not completing assigned work

If your child is marked as non-engaged for that day, you will receive a phone call and/or email. If there is a valid reason for any of the above, please email your child’s teacher directly so that we change/remove the non-engaged status for that specific day.

HEALTHY EVER AFTER LESSON 12/10/20
Here's the link to today's Healthy Ever After lesson during your Asynchronous times (meaning when you are not in class for AM/PM, and Distant Learning students can pick either times that they are not in class). 
PM kids log in at                                                           AM kids log in at
9:00 - 9:45                        Kinder, TK, 1st                     12:45 - 1:30
9:45 - 10:30                      2nd/ 3rd gr                            1:30 - 2:15
10:45 - 11:30                    4th/ 5th gr                              2:15 - 3:00

ZOOM LINK: https://tusd-org.zoom.us/j/84621610612
Meeting ID: 846 2161 0612
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,84621610612# US

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 191 PTA members out of 477 students. We have a way to go to reach 100%. We have a new link to  Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTAThis link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

BURGER CITY GRILL SAT., DEC 12, 2020 between 10:30 am till 10:30 pm 
5th Grade Fundraising has been set for SAT 12/12/20 at BURGER CITY GRILL on the corner of Artesia and Yukon Ave.
1) Mention or show the flyer and 20% will fund Edison 5th Grade committee. 
2) If you show your PTA membership, you'll get 15% off of your purchase. 
Please share the flyer with your friends, neighbors, and family.

NUTRITION APPLICATION BY 12/18/20 AT:     https://family.titank12.com/
Even though TUSD is able to offer free meals to all students throughout the year, regardless of family income, it is vitally important to maintain funding for low income academic support programs that any family who might normally qualify for the Free Reduced Meal Program submits their household income information no later than December 18th..
If your household income may normally qualify you for free-reduced meals, please be sure to read the attached letter and submit your family income.  It is a quick process and will help maintain funding for our school. In fact as of now we are short about $30,000 because many families have not completed the nutrition application. This amount could fund 3 classrooms with 27 chromebooks & chrome cart.  

FREE BULK MEALS DURING  WINTER BREAK AT NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
Please note that during the winter break there will be two days of bulk food distribution.  Monday, December 21 and Monday, December 28 (7  days worth) between the hours of 9 am - 12 noon only. Please go to the closest high school for pick up. 

ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #1 ENDED
The Kandinsky’s Project is completed. If you submitted it on Google Classroom or emaiedl it, please stop by the office this week (starting Dec 7) to pick up your button!

READ TO ACHIEVE PROGRAM  11/2 ~ 12/11
I would like all students to participate in the Read to Achieve program. The more students read, the better they do in school and achieve academic success. Don’t forget to add your minutes online. The program ends on 12/11.
Register and track your minutes on laclippers.beanstack.com

FAMILY LITERACY KIDS READING MENU ACTIVITY ENDS 12/11
Last chance to submit your reading activity for free items. 
Students will click on the FAMILY LITERACY KIDS' MENU ACTIVITY at their leisure. Students will have a menu of reading books & an activity to complete and receive a prize. 
If you turn in ONE book activity you will receive a free book of their choice. 
If you turn in TWO book activities you will receive a free book, and a free bookmarker of their choice. 
If you turn in THREE book activities you will receive a free book, a bookmark and a LA CLIPPERS jersey just for participating! 

PROJECT HOPE DONATION COLLECTION ENDS 12/10
We are collecting and will be giving the PTA Project Hope all collected Personal care items and gift cards until December 10. These will all be donated to a Torrance family in need. Thank you for your generosity. If you are a family in need, please reach out to our office.

REOPENING OF SCHOOL FOR TK & KINDER THEN 1ST GRADE
We are expanding our reopening of the campus to TK & Kindergarten students as of Monday, December 7, 2020, and then for 1st grade as of January 4, 2021. TK, K, and 1st grade families were contacted directly and were given the option to move to Distance Learning. 

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

 

Winter break begins December 19, 2020 - January 3, 2021. 

Students of the Week! 
Here are our Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness and Learning. 
Congratulations to our Award Recipients: 
Viaan M, Remington W, Harrison H, Makenna V, Abhinav K, Blake N, Nolan E, Abigail S, Alice G, Noah R, Anant A, Conner L.

KIWANIS KINDNESS NOMINATIONS- PLEASE NOMINATE A STUDENT
Any teacher, student or parent can nominate someone for the Kindness Award sponsored by the Kiwanis club. No self-nominations though. Please nominate as many students each month who are displaying Kindness to others by completing this form:
https://forms.gle/D5hKEZjmBgf66eti9

ATTENDANCE AND ENGAGEMENT IN VIRTUAL LEARNING
Not only are we tracking attendance, but more importantly we are tracking “Weekly Non-Engaged" students participating in virtual learning.
The TUSD Definition of non-engagement is one of more of the following:

  1. Late with no reason,
  2. leaves early with no reason,
  3. did not return to class to attend small group sessions,
  4. turns off camera with no reason/explanation,
  5. does not respond when called upon
  6. not completing assigned work

If your child is marked as non-engaged for that day, you will receive a phone call and/or email. If there is a valid reason for any of the above, please email your child’s teacher directly so that we change/remove the non-engaged status for that specific day.

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We currently have 191 PTA members out of 477 students. We have a way to go to reach 100%. We have a new link to  Join PTA at tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTAThis link will bounce to our registration page. Once you pay for a membership you will receive your membership card via email. 
Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. When you get your membership card, show it to places like Office depot, Legoland, Hertz and much more! All additional donations are tax deductible. 

BURGER CITY GRILL SAT., DEC 12, 2020
5th Grade Fundraising has been set for SAT 12/12/20 at BURGER CITY GRILL on the corner of Artesia and Yukon Ave.

  1. Mention or show the flyer and 20% will fund Edison 5th Grade committee. 
  2. If you show your PTA membership, you'll get 15% off of your purchase. 

PLEASE SHARE THE FLYER WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!


ADVENTURES IN ART PROJECT #1 BUTTON PICK UP
The Kandinsky’s Project is completed. If you submitted it on Google Classroom or email it, please stop by the office next week (starting Dec 7) to pick up you button!
EACH STUDENT THAT UPLOADS THEIR COMPLETED ART PROJECT WILL RECEIVE A CUTE EDISON EAGLE KANDINSKY BUTTON. COLLECT ALL BUTTONS FOR DOING EACH PROJECT.

READ TO ACHIEVE PROGRAM  11/2 ~ 12/11
I would like all students to participate in the Read to Achieve program. The more students read, the better they do in school and achieve academic success. So far 130 out of 477 students have signed up. 
Register and track your minutes on laclippers.beanstack.com

LITERACY READING MENU ACTIVITY ENDS 12/11
Last chance to submit your reading activity for free items. 
Students will click on the FAMILY LITERACY KIDS' MENU ACTIVITY at their leisure. Students will have a menu of reading books & an activity to complete and receive a prize. 
If you turn in ONE book activity you will receive a free book of their choice. 
If you turn in TWO book activities you will receive a free book, and a free bookmarker of their choice. 
If you turn in THREE book activities you will receive a free book, a bookmark and a LA CLIPPERS jersey just for participating! 

PROJECT HOPE DONATION COLLECTION ENDS 12/9
We are collecting and will be giving the PTA Project Hope all collected Personal care items and gift cards until December 9. These will all be donated to a Torrance family in need. Thank you for your generosity. If you are a family in need, please reach out to our office.

REOPENING OF SCHOOL FOR TK & KINDER THEN 1ST GRADE
We are expanding our reopening of the campus to TK & Kindergarten students as of Monday, December 7, 2020, and then for 1st grade as of January 4, 2021. TK, K, and 1st grade families were contacted directly and were given the option to move to Distance Learning. 

SMILE.AMAZON.COM
As you do your holiday shopping, please shop using Amazon Smile. Your Amazon shopping can help Edison! When you shop thru AmazonSmile and select EDISON ELEMENTARY PTA as your charitable organization of choice, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price. Thank you for taking the time to select Edison! 

EDISON FLAG ASSEMBLY WED 9/2
TECH SUPPORT - Please call the office if troubles getting into the teachers Zoom or Google Meet class. We can help!

PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE - Membership Drive is underway! Please help and support and become a member and make a donation. It only cost $10 and the money goes to support our students, teachers and school. All donations are tax deductible. https://jointotem.com/ca/torrance/edison-elementary-pta

EDISON SPIRIT GEAR - starting at $10! Pre-order forms are due by 9/18

ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT! - Please be on time to class and be ready to learn daily. We are tracking attendance when you physically attend the class.

Engagement is another way we are tracking attendance. Engagement is that you are doing and submitting your work. Parents should call or send email with date of absence, child’s name & reason for absence. Prefer Dr.s notes when possible.

LABOR DAY MON 9/7 - School is closed on this day. Wednesday will be a normal school day and no assembly.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT THU 9/17 - e-meet your teachers on 9/17!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION STARTS THU 9/10 - For Blended Live PE every other Thursdays.
For Distance Precorded lessons will be available every other Thursday.

Your Child's Teacher

Edison Parents/Students:

Be sure you login to your PowerSchool to complete your eCollect Registration. It needs to be completed by every family by 8/26. Thank you to those of you who already completed it!

On PowerSchool you can find your assigned teacher's name. We decided that this will be the method to find out your  teacher's name.

Today, 8/25, your child's teacher will email you by 4 PM to introduce themself to you and give you a link to their first online class. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, is the First Day of School (from home). At 9:00 AM, please join the First Day Assembly by clicking the link in the email that was sent out on August 25th. I only have a Zoom license for up to 500 people to access, with an enrollment of 455, so please do your best to only have one device on to view the School-wide Assembly. It will also be recorded for parents who cannot attend at 9:00 AM. 

At the end of the Schoolwide Virtual Assembly, I will ask students to go directly to their email and log in to their teachers link to Google Meets or Zoom class. All students should attend the Virtual Assembly to know when to log in to meet their teacher and classmates.

On the first day we are combining the AM and PM blended groups for one class in the morning only. Distance Learning students will also only attend class in the morning as well. Teachers will be in meetings in the afternoon. The typical schedule every Wednesday is for classes to meet from 9 - 10 am, and then students will attend the Schoolwide assembly after at 10:05 AM.  

See you tomorrow at the Virtual Assembly at 9:00 AM! 

Mrs. Okazaki

Edison Summer News

Recorded Coffee with the Principal and Updates

Hi Edison Families:

We had over 120 families log into a live Zoom meeting. For those of you who could not log in, here is the link to view the recorded session:

Click here to view Coffee with the Principal from August 13th
Enter password: ZJM=8kml

Here are some reminders from the presentation:

School will begin on August 26 Online/Virtual for both Blended and Distance Learning students. See the sample schedules in my Coffee with the Principal. I have also included these schedules in my previous email on 8/11/20.

Online Registration

As of today, Friday, August 14 after 3 PM you will have access to complete the ANNUAL online Registration via PowerSchool and additional Edison Forms. Go to https://ps.tusd.org to register under E-collect forms. You should have also received an email informing you how to register. Online registration is required for both Distance and Blended Learning students. This must be done prior to the first day of school, 8/26/20.
Be sure to update all emergency contacts, complete the health history, Acceptable Use Policy and Rights and Responsibilities, and Media Release pages. Please be advised that on Powerschool TUSD Media Release asks a if Yes, you give permission or No, you do not. Please note that if you mark no permission, we will not be able to use your child’s image (no names) in the District published School News, magazines, articles, our Facebook, Instagram or private Youtube. We like to highlight our students and provide positive recognition and other events so please mark yes if you are in agreement with this.  

Clever Portal

Just wanted to let the new parents know that even though you received your Clever login user/password information, you will not have access to it until school starts. To be honest, you don’t need to log into Clever until the teacher instructs you to do so.

Chromebook

If you need to borrow a school Chromebook, please click here and complete the following survey and come in at your scheduled date.
We have pick up dates set for August 18,19, 20 and 24.

Library Books

If you still have an overdue library book from last year, please return it to the office or pay for the book. Thank you!
We also have a new drop box at the front gate that parents can place smaller books, envelopes and packages in. The office is however open daily from 8:30 am – 4 pm.

First Day of School Photo Op

Starting August 18 – August 28, stop by the front of the school and take a selfie or picture of your children holding a sign, “First Day of (grade level)”. PTA has created several lawn signs that say, “Welcome to Edison 20-21” which makes for a nice prop for your child’s First day picture.  Click here to download pre-made signs for them to hold. (Note: Do NOT PRINT ALL.  Just print the page that applies to you.) I included a full black & white as well as colored signs. Please be sure to keep your distance from other families.

Tuesday, August 25th - Teacher Assignments

We will notify you via email your child's Teacher Name and teacher contact information on August 25th. Your child's teacher will also send you an email on 8/25 so you know where to go to access their Google Meets or Zoom meeting.

Wenesday, August 26 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

This is the official First Day of School. We will all start with a Schoolwide Zoom Assembly at 9:00 AM with all students and families!  You can either calendar this link now or I plan to send this link again on 8/25. Click here to join the First Day Assembly at 9am on Wednesday, August 26th.
Your teacher will also forward to you the link to log in to their class on the first day via email on 8/25. Please be ready to meet your teacher and see your classmates on August 26 after the schoolwide assembly.

Materials and Supplies

We will set up a Pick Up Date for Materials Pick Up - Teachers are meeting on 8/24 to determine what textbooks, packets, planners, core lit books or leveled readers etc. they will pass out. We will schedule a once a month pick up day for Materials Pick Up. Stay tuned for more information.
In addition, we have an order placed for basic supplies but it is on back order. Sometime in mid-Sept we will distribute the following supplies to every student: crayons, color pencils, pack of 12: #2 pencils, note paper, composition book, eraser, pen and pencil sharpener. 
Some teachers may need to add additional essential items like a white board and white board marker, highlighter, post it notes, index cards, scissors, and glue stick, however this will be decided after the teachers meet for their first work day on 8/24. You can opt out of accepting these supplies if you already have them. 

Food Program

This is a good time to apply for the Free/Reduced Meal program. Please visit FAMILY.TITANK12.COM and select "APPLY FOR MEALS TODAY."
There are many advantages other than receiving free/reduced meals so don't forget to apply no later than Septebmer 26th. 

Full Day Child Care Offered

The YMCA will be on Torrance Schools providing full day child care and provide assistance for distance and/or blended learning support as well as recreation, art, STEAM, and other fun and educational activities starting August 24 thru December 18.  Please contact SharonDrobka@ymcaLA.org or 310-602-4884. 

After you watch the Coffee with the Principal and still have questions, please feel free to email me directly at okazaki.jayne@tusd.org. I look forward to the start of the new school year!

Best regards,

Mrs. Okazaki

All Edison Students

Hello Edison Students and Parents!

We are almost ready to kick off the 2020-2021 school year! With two and a half weeks until school starts, I would like to invite you to a Coffee with the Principal [Enter password: ZJM=8kml to view the recording] to give clarification on the new school year and FAQ session. If you have not signed up for the Edison Facebook, please do so as we will post reminders on our Edison social media accounts.
Click here and "follow" the page to receive updates in your news feed:   https://www.facebook.com/EdisonTorrance

Monday, August 10th, you received an important TUSD email with program information. This notice will also have necessary technological information that your student will need to connect with his/her teacher on the first day of school as well as training opportunities for parents and students so you and your children know how to navigate Google Classroom.

Chromebook Check Out

If your son/daughter needs a device, Chromebooks will be available for check out for home learning. If you need a chromebook, please click here to complete this survey: https://forms.gle/Qn76L4doe5ineQYW9.
Chromebook pick up will require check out from the school office and you will schedule the date/time via the survey. Masks will be required to enter campus and social distancing protocols will be in place.

Coffee with the Principal

Thursday, August 13th @ 10:00 a.m or 2:00 p.m.- Join a Principal Zoom Q & A to discuss Edison’s schedules and virtual instruction.  (Safety protocols and returning to school will be discussed at a later date when it is deemed safe for students & staff to return to campus).
Click here to view the recording of the 2pm Coffee with the Principal. [Enter password: ZJM=8kml to view the recording]

Wednesday, August 26th- First Day of School!

Students will log in the morning for a Schoolwide Assembly, then meet their teachers and classmates! The Edison Staff and I cannot wait to begin this memorable year.

Please be on the lookout for another email regarding registration, important dates and more details to follow!

Blended Learning Students Only

Blended Program

As your child is enrolled in the blended program, the August 10th email includes the a.m. or p.m. cohort information. A.M. instruction time will be 9:00-11:30; and P.M. instruction time will be 12:45-3:15 on M, T, Th & F.  Please click here to download the AM/PM schedule.
The Wednesday Schedule for both the blended and distance learning programs will include whole class lessons from 9:00-10:00. Flag assemblies, grade level virtual and schoolwide special events will be planned on Wednesdays. In addition, students will have asynchronous learning after 10 AM while teachers attend weekly collaboration and professional development.

Distance Learning Students Only

Distance Learning Program

Students enrolled in the distance learning program should be available for distance learning from 9:00-3:00 M, T, Th & F. Specific schedules & small group instruction times will be determined and communicated at a later date by the classroom teacher. Please click here to download a sample distance learning schedule. 
The Wednesday Schedule for both the blended and distance learning programs will include whole class lessons from 9:00-10:00. Flag assemblies, and schoolwide special events will be planned on Wednesdays. In addition, students will have asynchronous learning after 10 AM while teachers attend weekly collaboration and professional development.

Home Based Independent Study (HBIS)

We have had a few families ask about a homeschool option. We may have a solution for you. For students who can work independently and are academically at or above grade level, Home Based Independent Study (HBIS) will allow parents to act as the learning coach and work through the district's curriculum at your own weekly pace. Please see the links below to download the FAQs and reach out to me if you would like more information.
HBIS FAQs - English  |  HBIS FAQs - Spanish

Please be on the lookout for another email regarding registration, important dates and more details to follow!

Jayne Okazaki

For Parents of Edison's 5th Grade Class of 2020:

Dear Edison Parent: 

Hope this email finds you and your family doing well. I hope your child is excited to start middle school.  First, I would like to thank 5th grade parent Yoko Mack who organized and put together the 5th Grade Memory Book. It is now completed and in the mail on the way to your home. It is filled with wonderful memories of your child(ren).

I went online to look at reviews about Edison Elementary and I was surprised to see that there were not many reviews, and majority reviews were over 5+ years old. My goal in asking if you would be willing to write a review is to try to boost enrollment to eliminate combination classes, and to spread any positive reviews to the community. Please note that Ratings are mainly based on test scores (3rd - 5th grade), and that Reviews are based on the number of stars you assign to the school.

There are 4 main sites you can write a review on. Some, you will need to set up a user name, and others you can simply click and type away. Here are the links to the most popular sites to write a review on. Just select the site you want to write a review on, and click on the link of your choice below. Or you can download a flyer with all the links here.

1. Great Schools - https://bit.ly/ReviewEdisonOnGreatSchools

2. Schooldigger - https://bit.ly/ReviewEdisonOnSchooldigger

3. Niche - https://bit.ly/ReviewEdisonOnNiche

4. Google Reviews – https://bit.ly/ReviewEdisonOnGoogle

I truly appreciate your time in typing up a review for Edison Elementary School. Thank you in advance.

Best wishes to you and your family for a safe, healthy and relaxing summer. If you have any questions about your child’s education and would like my opinion or guidance, feel free to reach out any time. Once an Eagle, always an Eagle!

Best regards,

Mrs. Okazaki

Edison Families:

Until schools physically reopen, the school day will look nearly identical for both instructional models, as Blended Learning can be delivered virtually. The biggest difference is the students in the Blended Learning model will return to school when it is safe. Students in the Distance Learning model will continue to learn from home as outlined in the Parent Guide emailed to parents earlier this week.

Remember that the deadline to opt into Distance learning is today.

If you change your mind or are having any complications with PowerSchool, please email me and I will be able to assist you today.  If you still don't know which option to select and would like to talk it out, feel free to give me a call today at 310-533-4513 Ext 2080.

If this is your first time checking emails, the following emails from TUSD are most important to read:

  • July 14 - only new families received new PowerSchool parent portal user ID/password. Check spam if you didn't receive this.
  • July 15 - Parent Guide attached to the superintendent's letter
  • July 17 - Email explaining Governor Newsom's announcement and guidelines

 
Thank you.
Mrs. Okazaki

 

2020-2021 School Year

Dear Edison Families, 

Yesterday you received a parent guide from our District office (click to download) providing you with information to assist in making a choice whether you want your child(ren) to learn from home (100% distance learning model) next year or whether you want them to return to school (blended model) after the TUSD board decides when it is safe to reopen schools.

I want to reiterate that you are making this choice (distance or blended) for how you want your children to learn during the 2020-2021 school year in the event that we can safely reopen our schools. Our Board of Education will reopen schools if and only if it is safe for us to open schools and have scheduled a Board meeting for August 3, 2020, at 7 pm to discuss this matter. Whether schools are allowed to physically open next month or not, the first day of instruction is August 26, 2020.

In addition to reading this 18 page “20-21 TUSD Guide for Parents” document, there will be District hosted informational question and answer sessions via Zoom. Today’s parent information Question/Answer session will be held twice. The opening statement and updates will be the same, so you can attend either, however the morning 10 am session is geared more towards elementary families, and the 5 pm session is geared towards secondary families.  If you cannot attend either Zoom meetings, don’t worry because all Parent forums are recorded and can be found on https://www.tusd.org/parents

Here are the zoom links to the July 16, 2020 Parent Information Q and A:
Elementary (Password: 034977) at 10 am 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81826797303?pwd=YStza2pWd081SE5FeTl0TG5pd1hHUT09

Secondary (Password 05628) at 5 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89296995333?pwd=NGF0cG92MjRkaklkSGNmL2V5K0gvZz09

The deadline to select the 100% Distance Learning Model for the 20-21 school year is Monday, July 20, 2020. If you want Distance Learning you will select this via your PowerSchool parent portal.

  1. Log into PowerSchool Parent Portal (https://ps.tusd.org). For NEW parents you received an email on 7/14 with your PowerSchool Access ID and password.
  2. Click on eCollect Forms
  3. Click on the form called 2020-2021 Distance Learning Opt-in Click Submit at the bottom right side of the screen
  4. If you have more than one student, click on each child's name below the Powerschool logo and repeat the steps above
  5. For Technical Support with PowerSchool, please call 310-972-6994

If you forgot your user/pass, just click the "Forgot my username or password" link on the login page. Be sure you are logging in via the Parent portal, and not your student's portal. If the user name is your child’s student ID, you are in the wrong portal. Student accounts don't have access to eCollect forms or registration forms.  Also if you are trying to access eCollect Forms via your smartphone you will need to use the full browser and not the app as the PowerSchool app does not have access to the eCollect or registration forms.

Remember, if you do not opt in/select 100% distance learning model you will be automatically assigned to the Blended Learning model when school reopens. Since the blended model has both AM and PM classes, you will be receiving a survey about this. If you respond with your need for AM versus PM, there is no guarantee on which session your family will be assigned to, but for those who have work constraints, I will attempt to balance the classes with your needs in mind.

Lastly, please don't forget to calendar Thursday, August 13th for Coffee with the Principal via Zoom. I will send a Zoom link that week. 

Best regards,

Jayne 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.