Edison Weekly News

January 2023

January 9, 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR EDISON EAGLES! Good Morning! 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 Students of the Week! 

Congratulations to our Raffle award winners:
Kailiani H, Nyla M, Valentyna R, Jayda E, Nathan T, Annabelle M, Christopher M, Hamza A, and Bernardo D.

Here are our Weekly Award Star Students being recognized for Keeping it REAL with Respect, Empathy, Awareness, and Learning. 

Reagan A, Sophia S, Josh A, Sima A, Amna A, Grayson H, Evie H, Sophia S, Devin N, Jackson Y, Cameron D, Mathew F, Micah P, Avery F, Andres M, Olivia B, Shyann B, Jocelyn I, and Emma B.

Get Caught Being Kind! 

If someone is being kind to you, let your teacher know so that THEY can receive a kindness sticker.

Edison Steam Fair: February 9, 2023 and Projects DUE 2/8/23

  • TK-1st grade Collections or Inventions
  • 2nd-3rd grade Inventions only, 
  • 4th -5th grade Experimental Design or Inventions. 

Winners go to District competition. Invention’s winners can go as far as International competition. Click here for STEAM Fair due dates and links to project rules and website.
If you plan to do a project, please attend an afterschool session on January 10th from 3 - 4 PM (TK/K from 2 PM) to learn about the Steam Fair Rules and get ideas. K-2 Room 14 (inventions), 3-5 Room 24 (inventions), K-1 Room 31 Collections or 4-5 Experiment or design

  • February 8th - Turn in your STEAM Fair project to the cafeteria
  • Feb 9 STEAM Fair Night Event 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Questions contact:  hester.rebecca@tusd.org

Talent Show Auditions Jan 10 & 12 - MUST COMPLETE FORM BY JAN 9, 2023

Student Council and PTA will be hosting a Talent Show. Any student can try out on Jan 10 and 12, but you must complete this form and be prepared. 
If your child would like to tryout for the Talent Show, please complete the following form and turn it in now or no later than today as we are assigning the date/time to audition. https://forms.gle/uyhg8DEqwv1hZ5VW7
This year the performance will be held in the North High School Performing Art Auditorium on January 26, 2023 from 5:30 PM - 8 PM. We have to pay for the usage of the auditorium, as well as lighting and sound crew for both the dress rehearsals and the actual performance. Therefore, there will be a fee for admission. $5.00 admission for PTA members and $8.00 for non-Edison PTA members. Please bring your membership card or show it on your phone.

5th Grade Students - Wear you Shirt 1/12  

Visit mydorian.com to order your panoramic picture.  Place your order before picture day for lowest prices.  If it rains, it will be rescheduled.

Father Daughter Dance 1/13 5-8 pm in Cafeteria

3rd - 5th grade girls, You can invite any special male role model to attend the Father-Daughter dance with you. $10/couple and $5 for any additional daughter.  PTA members go FREE! Just show your membership card at the door. You can still purchase your PTA membership by going to https://tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA

5th Grade fundraiser buy a keepsake corsage $10 cash - pay the day of the dance. Selling on Friday after school and at the door. 1/13/23. Only making 100 corsages so it may run out.

Spell a Thon - Silly String Date 2/14/22 at 9:00 am

Top fundraisers will spray Mrs. Okazaki, Mrs. Baumhart and teacher volunteer  

Free online Tutoring to all CA students  

Anyone with a library card may access these services. See the attached slides for the contact information.

Honorary Service Awards - Deadline is TODAY!

Nominations are due by Monday, January 9, 2023. You may nominate more than one person.
To nominate an honoree, go to: https://tinyurl.com/EdisonHSA22-23
Do you know someone who has devoted their time and service to our community? Someone who is active within schools, athletic groups, community service organizations, scouts, etc.? Someone who has continuously given their time and talent beyond the call of duty? Whether their efforts seem big or small, they deserve some recognition. Please help us honor these wonderful individuals by nominating them for an Honorary Service Award. Nominees do not need to be a member of PTA.

Important Dates 

  • Mon - Tue, Jan 10 &12    Talent Show Auditions
  • Tue Jan. 10, 3 - 4 PM      STEAM FAIR rules afterschool session
  • Thur Jan 12                     5th Grade Panoramic Picture Day 
  • Fri Jan 13                        Father/Daughter Dance
  • Mon Jan 16                     No School - MLK Jr. birthday
  • Fri. Jan 20                       Achievement Report Card
  • Mon Jan 23 - Wed Feb 1    Parent Teacher Conference and Minimum Days
  • Thur, Jan 26                    Talent Show 5:30 pm

Nomination Form for the Edison PTA Board for the 2023-2024 School Year- especially President - DEADLINE TODAY

Please submit your PTA Board nomination form by January 9th.  https://forms.gle/qAj6KMfdzT2iExZn8
The Edison PTA nominating committee will be meeting in January. To help this committee during their deliberations, we are asking our PTA members for ideas for candidates for Officers for our PTA Executive Board for the 23-24 school year. You may self-nominate or nominate any other PTA member for these upcoming board positions using the form at the link below. 

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 67% 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 68% to meet our 100% Goal! 
Join PTA at: https://jointotem.com/ca/torrance/edison-elementary-pta


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.


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.


Torrance Unified School District Communications

District Communications regarding the 2022-2023 school year are sent out 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.