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Edison Parent Council News
Week of September 27, 2015
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Remember to attend Curriculum Night!  Hear important information about your child's class this year, and have the opportunity to meet your teachers and ask questions.  K-3 will be 9/29 and 4-5 will be 10/1.  Both begin at 6pm in your child's classroom.  Childcare provided! 


Reading Olympics 3

Timed Reading begins this Wednesday, September 30th!!!

Log reading minutes onto the Minute Recording table found on pledge envelopes. Please use a timer or clock. No guessing. Remember, it counts if your parents read to you. Class prizes will be awesome!!  This is a real team event.

If you have any questions about this program feel free to contact Tammy Young at


Volunteer Opportunities



The Teacher Appreciation Luncheon is this Wednesday, September 30th. A big thank you to those who have already signed up to bringsomething, but there are still MANY slots to fill. Follow the link to see what tasty treat you can add. Keep in mind that the other luncheons throughout the year will be delegated by grade. If you have questions, please contact Maggie McCart at Thank you in advance!



Ready, set, go! We need parent volunteers to lead walkers and bikers safely to school from University Park and Hendricks Park the morning of Oct. 7th. Please contact Rob Inerfeld at A raffle for bike helmets, razor scooter and water bottles will be held. Stay tuned for more details!


After School Writing Program for Edison 4th and 5th Graders:

Do you have a student who loves to tell stories? Check out the new fall afterschool writing program for Edison 4th & 5th graders!
Tale Spinners, Tuesdays at Edison. This group is all about discovery of the wonder of words. Sessions include action packed word-play, oral and written storytelling, exploration of poetry, engaging crafts, and games. Taught by Sallie Vandagrift of the Salmon House Writers Workshop. When: Tuesdays, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. September 29th through November 17th (classroom number to be announced.) Tuition is $95 per student. All class materials are included. Space is limited. To sign up please contact Sallie at: or call (541) 326-6112.


Healthy Living and Sustainability through Art SESSION: Thursdays, Oct 8-Dec 10 (except October 29th and November 27), 3:00pm–4:30pm Colorful food and gardens will be students’ inspiration as they create artwork and learn about healthy eating at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. This class is great for all levels and will introduce young artists to a variety of materials and styles of art. We will set up a carpool/walking group so that transportation to the museum does not prevent students from signing up for class. Parents/guardians are responsible for pick up at the museum. REGISTRATIONS DUE OCTOBER 6

Looking for a Parent or Two Interested in Submitting a Neighborhood Matching Grant Application for a Special Project!

Would you like to lead the construction of a Little Free Library under the current information kiosk in front of school? Do you have other ideas that would benefit Edison and the larger community? Then please consider applying for a Neighborhood Matching Grant!

The City of Eugene Neighborhood Matching Grants cycle is now open with $50,000 available for neighborhood improvement and community-building projects. Community involvement and building relationships are key components and are encouraged by requiring that the project budget include a match amount equal to, or greater than, the grant request (volunteer time can count towards the match!). Demonstrating responsible stewardship of our community assets while balancing our community’s social and environmental values are additional components of any project proposal submitted.

Projects may include, but are not limited to:

Grant guidelines and application materials are available on the City’s web site,, and at the Permit and Information Center located at 99 W 10th or by calling Cindy Clarke at 541-682-5272. All projects will be required to undergo a pre-review by October 30, 2015. This review for consistency with grant guidelines and existing plans and policies of the City and other partner agencies allows for the applicant to submit a robust and complete application for this competitive process. Final applications are due on January 19, 2016. Awards will be announced in April 2016.

For more information about the Neighborhood Matching Grants Program, contact Cindy Clarke, Neighborhood Services, 541-682-5272 or


eScrip: the EASIEST way to earn FREE money for Edison!

esi_logoWhat is eScrip?
eScrip is a fundraising system in which merchants participating with eScrip donate a percentage of purchases made by families registered with eScrip. There is NO cost to you! Parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends are encouraged to register their existing credit and debit cards to start earning contributions to their designated school.

How does it work?
Participating merchants contribute each time you make a purchase using your registered cards. There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles, and every purchase counts. Example: If you register your Visa with eScrip and you use that Visa to buy $300 in groceries at Market of Choice each month, Market of Choice will give Edison $12 each month. This adds up to $144 in a year!

To register your cards, take 3 minutes to follow these easy steps:**

STEP 1: Grab your wallet and go to Click “Sign Up!”

STEP 2: Follow the prompts to enter your contact info, Edison’s school ID #6163859, and the numbers for all the credit & debit cards you use (don’t forget to add your spouse’s cards, or other extended family members!). You can support more than one school.

STEP 3: Go shop! Or, if you are loving how easy it is to earn FREE money, stay tuned for ways to take your eScrip earnings into the stratosphere (hint, it has to do with downloading the ForgetMeNot app and automatically earning $ from hundreds of merchants when you shop online.)

**Already registered? Make sure to visit your account and update your cards. Expired cards do not earn! Questions or issues: contact Kari Parsons at

Coming Up

The Kids’ Carnival is Coming October 30th!

Join us for a great fall party! Costumes are encouraged. We will have games, prizes, pizza, ice cream, and a photo booth. This year also sees the return of the Kids’ Raffle! Donations for the raffle of new or gently loved toys and games can be dropped off in the marked bin in the Edison Foyer starting October 1st. Also watch upcoming eNews announcements for exciting volunteer opportunities!

Looking for Reading Olympics inspiration? Check out the reading list for the 2015-2016 Oregon Battle of the Books!

Fantastic titles include: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, and The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors! A complete list of all 16 titles can be found at:
Enjoy them just for the adventure or get a head start on your OBOB reading! OBOB sign-up packets go home to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders next month, so now is a great time to jump into these books!


Thank You!! 

A big thank you to Steven Leuders, Edison Ed Assistant and Crossing Guard Extraordinaire, for keeping us all safe during the morning drop off. His cheerful greetings each morning really make a difference in starting everyone's morning off right. Thank you, Steven!


9/29 (T) K-3 Curriculum Night, 6:00
9/30 (W) Teacher Appreciation Lunch
10/1 (Th) 4th – 5th Curriculum Night, 6:00
10/9 (F) NO SCHOOL – State In-service Day
10/12-16 (M-F) Reading Olympics Pledges In
10/7 (W) Walk + Bike to School Day
10/20 (T) Parent Council Meeting, 6:30-8:30
10/30 (F) Kids' Carnival 6:30-8:30


Edison Online
Edison Contact Info and Key Staff
1328 East 22nd Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403
Office: 541-790-8900
Attendance Line: 541-790-8925
Principal: Tom Horn
Secretary: Nan Robinson

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