October 2, 2023

Good Morning Edison Eagles! The recording of the assembly was aired in the classrooms. Check your email for the link to view the Recording of the assembly. 

Here are the notes from the assembly:

Keeping it R.E.A.L Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to our Raffle award winners:
Rocio A, Adelyn S, Luisa M, Dulce T, Nathan T, Cole F, Aria C, Jin N, and Nathan R

Keeping it R.E.A.L. Students of the Week

Congratulations to the Students of the Week!
Noah E, Monroe K, Robin B, Amelia B, Jin N, Andrea C, Cecilia C, Zachary Y, Kiyoka M, Elijah B, Chelsea N, Alia K, Madelynn L, Lacy F, Mohammad A, Zunaira M, Jayden H, Yuta N, and Jacob L.

Food For Thought - Farmers Market

Today we have the Food4Thought Farmers Market, where students will be able to select fresh produce and take them home. This begins at 12:45 in the volleyball courts by the lunch benches. 

Principal Okazaki’s challenge of the week:

Safety above all else including using Safe words that don’t hurt others.

5th Grade Student Council Elections Results

Congratulations to the following officers:

  • President:  Dahlia E 
  • Vice President: Ariana L
  • Secretary: Brianne C
  • Treasurer: Katelyn D and Edison M 
  • Commissioner of Publicity:  Anaya G and Chloe W 
  • Commission of Athletics:  Lincoln C and Madison C.

Want a chance to win a FREE IPAD?

Any family that applies FREE AND REDUCED MEAL PROGRAM - whether you qualify or not enters into a drawing on 11/6 as the deadline to apply is 10/30.    Apply here →www.linqconnect.com

However, if you do qualify, for free & reduced meal program you are automatically eligible to receive a free Tablet - Click here to view the flyer.

Gate (Gifted and Talented Education) Testing

Reminder & Hyperlink to the online opt-in/opt-out forms.: 

Make up Picture Day is 10/19

PIctures have arrived - if you didn’t order, you will receive proofs to view. If you want to retake your photo, return the packet of pictures on 10/19.

Student Emergency Kits - Past Due! 

Every student should have an emergency kit by now. Teachers, if you have a list of students who have not turned in their kits, the office can send out reminders. 

We still have about 15 full-size ($12) emergency kits and 4 Refresher Kits ($6) for which we haven’t received payment. These can now be purchased by anyone, on a first come, first serve basis. Turn in exact cash or check made out to Edison PTA to the office. Kits will be delivered directly to the teacher once payment is received. 
Questions: Email Christie Pisapia at: pisapia.christie@edisonelementarypta.org 

Reflections Art Contest! Submission Deadline is October 13th!

"I am Hopeful Because..."  Show your creativity through visual arts, photography, literature, music composition, video production, or dance choreography. Only online submissions will be accepted. You may enter in as many categories as you wish, but only 1 entry per category. Submit your entry online at: https://tinyurl.com/EdisonReflections2023. For category rules go to: https://capta.org/resource/participant-forms/

Edison's Jog-a-Thon is October 13th! Collect your donations from 9/26 - 10/20! See flyer for prizes.

Tie up your laces and run, skip, or dance your way through our track filled with fun! Collect your donations online at: https://app.99pledges.com/fund/edisonjogathon2023. If the school meets its $20,000 goal, then Mrs. Okazaki and Mr. Steve will become Mario and Luigi at our Fall Festival! The top fundraisers from each class will also get to pie Mr. Steve and other members of the PTA Executive Board.

Jog a Thon Standings:
Class standings:  #1 Matsumoto with 19%, Grade Level leader - 1st grade, Top Fundraiser 3-5:  Delilah G, and TK - 2nd Sophia D!

Join Edison PTA Today!

Join online at: https://tinyurl.com/YesEdisonPTA
Our goal is 100% membership - to have at least 1 person from each family join. We are off to a great start with 74% membership as of today! Your $10 membership dues & donations fund the library, Adventures in Art, and many, many more programs.
Questions? Contact Steve Choi, PTA President, at: choi.steve@edisonelementarypta.org

Project Hope - Donations Needed! See flyer.

Help us provide for our Homeless/Foster Care students and TUSD Families in need. Click here to see the flyer for the needed items. Donations accepted through 10/16. There will be a collection box in Edison's Front Office. If you have any questions about Project HOPE, contact Denise Spellman at:  projecthope@torrancecouncilofptas.org. Monetary donations are always accepted as well and can be donated through the TCPTA Webstore at: http://tcpta.myschoolcentral.com/

Save the Date:  Watch D.O.G.S Event (Dad of Great Students)

Thursday 10/12 6:00 - 7:00 @ Edison Cafeteria to learn how dads can be part of our Edison community.

Edison Needs Volunteers!

Edison PTA is a 100% volunteer-run organization. We need volunteers to be able to offer all of our programs and events! Please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form from the PTA packet, or fill it out online at:  https://tinyurl.com/2023VolunteerInterest
Questions? Email  our Volunteer Coordinator, Jenny Choi, at: choi.jenny@edisonelementarypta.org

10% Off Yearbook purchase through October 31st!

To Purchase & Customize Your Yearbook, go to www.treering.com/validate, and enter Edison's passcode: 101566244081951
10% off Price is $24.55 (Sales Tax Not included, Regular price is $27.27)
Questions? Email: yearbook.edison182@gmail.com

Please Support Edison with Your Shopping Choices!

You can easily support Edison elementary by signing up for Ralphs' Community Contribution program and designate Edison PTA to receive a percentage of your purchases. Register your Ralphs Rewards card. 

  1. Go to: https://www.ralphs.com and login or set up an account.
  2. On the top right corner, go to “My Account”.
  3. Type either our school name or our NPO # KP828 to search.
  4. Click on the circle next to Edison PTA, then click "Enroll".

You can also Support Edison by purchasing products with the Box Tops icon. Go to https://BTFE.COM to download the app and learn more about the program. Be sure to designate Edison PTA to receive earnings from Box Tops products. 


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.


In an abundance of caution, please keep your child at home if they are ill. Be sure to contact our school health assistant, Ms. 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 our health tech 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.