Edison Weekly News

November 2022

November 7, 2022

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

Mondays are Spirit Day

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

Keeping it R.E.A.L Raffle

Sylvia F, Sheila P, Heavenly T, Sofia T, Ferryn R, Fatima A, Jedediah O, Dina A, Parker F, and Kylie Y. 
Congratulations!

Students of the Week - (November)

Congratulations to the following students who will take a group picture the last Monday of the month during our live assembly in the quad:Jyotsana R, Olivia V, Eli C, Evyn J, Makai M, Leonardo R, Jace W, Jude P, Benjamin R, Alexa G, Deakin K, Bella M, Yara A, Edison M, Mira B, Alberto A, Aniah D, Maxwell B, and Abigail S. 

Kindness Stickers

To support our efforts to reinforce positive behavior, we are implementing a program where students will hand out kindness stickers when witnessing or recipient of Acts of Kindness. If you want to recognize someone for being kind, ask your teacher for a Kindness Sticker.

5th Grade Student Council:  Results

Congratulations to the following student officers:

  • President:  Aleena A
  • Vice President:  Annabel G
  • Secretary:  Abigail S
  • Treasurer: Benjamin B and Samuel P
  • Commission of Publicity:  Molly M and Valentyna R
  • Commissioner of Athletics:  Estiven G and Joey S

Red Ribbon Spirit Week: 

2 grade levels had 79% participation:  2nd and 3rd Graders get extra recesses!
Congratulations and thank you for your participation.

Last day to Donate Halloween Candy to USO Military 11/7: 

Drop off candy after school today or tomorrow morning latest.

Edison Spell-a-Thon ends 11/14. Our Goal is $15,000

Currently we have raised $5,339.  Highest grade level is 1st Grade and the highest Classroom with top participation is Mr. Weideman! See the slide in the assembly for more details on top participants. To donate, go to: https://app.99pledges.com/fund/edisonspells2022
For more information, click here to download the flyer.

Important Dates 

  • Tues 11/8        5th Grade Chick Fil A fundraiser 4 - 7 PM
  • Thurs 11/10     Student Free Day
  • Friday 11/11     Veterans Day No School
  • Thur 11/17        Project Hope Ends
  • Fri 11/18           4th and 5th grade Testing (change in date)
  • Mon - Fri 11/21-25    Thanksgiving Holiday

Free online tutoring! Anyone with a Torrance library card can access 

Click here for more information. Please contact the library for homework assistance.

All Edison PTA Members! Volunteers needed to serve on the NOMINATING COMMITTEE!

The Nominating Committee will be meeting in January to nominate candidates for the 2023-2024 Edison PTA Executive Board. We are looking for PTA Members who are interested in serving on this year’s Nominating Committee. Nominating Committee members will be elected by the Association at our next Association meeting on November 17th.
If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee please email Edison PTA’s parliamentarian, Christie Pisapia, at: pisapia.christie@edisonelementarypta.org
You must have paid your membership dues for this year and cannot have served on last year’s Nominating Committee.

PTA Membership: Join PTA GOAL 100% Membership

Join PTA and be part of an important organization and support our school with a $10.00 membership or additional donation. We are at 65% membership - if we make our goal of 100% - Mrs. Okazaki and PTA President Carissa B will go in the dunk tank! $10 membership helps fund critical programs including Adventures in Art, field trips and assemblies.
We are at 65% Goal! 
Join PTA at: https://jointotem.com/ca/torrance/edison-elementary-pta

5th Grade Fundraiser: Tomorrow 11/8 4-7 pm (Valid for Dine in and Drive Through with Flyer)
Click here to download flyer.

Must show flyer for Edison 5th graders to receive a portion of the sales.

Online Spiritwear Orders

Online orders take 3-4 weeks to fulfill.  You will receive an email that your order is ready for pick up.  Any questions, contact: blain.armita@edisonelementarypta.org

IF YOUR CHILD IS COVID POSITIVE

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

ATTENDANCE - KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME IF THEY ARE SICK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Save your Box Tops and scan your receipts!

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

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Torrance Unified School District Communications

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