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Edison Parent Council News
Week of October 25, 2015

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10/30 (F) Box Tops for Education submission deadline
10/30 (F) Edison Halloween Parade!
10/30 (F) Kids' Carnival 6:30-8:30 pm
11/23 (M) Early Release, 12:00 pm; Parent Teacher Conferences
11/24-25 (T, W) NO SCHOOL; Parent Teacher Conferences

Important Date Changes!important notice
Please mark your calendars. Parent-Teacher conferences have been moved from Oct 28, 29, & 30 to Nov 23, 24, & 25. Monday Nov 23rd will be an early release at noon and there will be no school for students on Tuesday Nov 24th or Wednesday Nov 25th. There will be classes on Oct 28, 29, & 30. The Halloween Parade will take place on Oct 30. 


Reading Olympics

Was a smashing success!!

Fantastic job to all Edison Elementary readers!!!

We had 51% participation and 86,800 recorded minutes and this was an increase of 12,688 minutes over last Olympics.
So far we have raised $16K dollars for our library and literacy support! You can still bring in any pledges.

The Podium Standings are:

Bronze - Susan Dwoskin's Room w/10,319 minutes
Silver - Brian Reavis' Room w/10,923 minutes
Gold - Carrie Ann Naumoff's Room w/12,663 minutes

Awesome job!!! Thank you Edison Families!!!



Participate in the first Edison Costume Exchange!

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Drop off old costumes in the marked box in the front office starting 10/5. We will organize them and make them available for free after school. Costume "shopping" day TBD, but will be in plenty of time for Halloween. Dig out those costumes! We are also looking for a few volunteers to help sort and set up. Contact Mimi Kato at if you are interested. Thanks!


It's Carnival Time - October 30th!

carnival 3Join us for the Edison Fall Kids’ Carnival on October 30th! The doors open at 6:30 pm and we will start to wrap things up at 8:30 pm. It will be a spooktacular night with games, prizes, activities, pizza, ice cream, and more! Wear your costume and have some fun!

Ways you can help:
1) Sign up to volunteer at the Carnival or donate treats to the Treat Walk at:
2) Donate new or gently used items to the Kids’ Raffle. Kid-friendly toys, games, sports equipment, gift certificates, and electronics are all appreciated. Donations can be placed in the Kids’ Raffle Donation bin in the Edison Foyer.
3) We are also looking for Karaoke equipment to use during the Carnival.

If you have any questions please contact Katie at

Edison Meet the Masters Art Program - Volunteers Needed! 

meet the mastersThe Meet the Masters Art Program is a Parent-led art education series that is in its 5th year here at Edison.  Many returning volunteers have already stepped forward to help lead the sessions again this year, but a number of classes could still use some volunteers.  If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful and interesting arts education program or in volunteering, please contact Elaine Lawson at

Garden Volunteer Opportunities

Patricia Donohue, one of Edison's Educational Assistants and great garden supporter, has started a garden activity she's calling Monday Mindful Gardening. She has organized a number of kid-friendly activities -- drawing, music making, dead-heading flowers, raking leaves --- in the garden during lunch recess. The first Monday was a huge success and she could use some extra adults to assist. Monday Mindful Gardening is held in the garden on Mondays from 11:30-12:30. Patricia can be reached at Robin is also looking for 2 or 3 parents to help assist with cooking projects in Edison classrooms on Monday/Wednesday afternoons during the month of November. If you are interested, please send her an email at


October is eScrip Month!

escriplogo 2Reprise: eScrip Quick October Tasks!
Did you miss any of this month's quick eScrip tasks? If you did, please take a moment to do them now so we can hit our $10,000 goal -- if we do nothing we are projected to earn only $6,000 (a full $2,000 less than "normal" and $4,000 less than we can do). Let's not leave that free money on the table, Edison Community!

Task #1: Sign up or update your cards. Did you get a new card in the last year? Please add it now to your eScrip account. Are you not signed up yet? Please sign up! Grab your wallet and go to to login or create a new account. Follow the steps as indicated on the site.
Task #2: Download ForgetMeNot on all your browsers. With the ForgetMeNot app on all your browsers, each time you navigate to a participating eScrip merchant’s page, a pop up will ask you if you want to earn for Edison. Just click and a percentage of everything you purchase will earn eScrip dollars automatically. Download the app by going to:
Task #3: Add "" to your bookmarks bar and everytime you shop at Amazon, click this bookmark, then click on the "Shop Amazon" button to be directed to and earn eScrip on your purchase. Just going to Amazon directly will not earn eScrip dollars.

Questions? Contact Kari Parsons at

boxtops 4Time to get your Box Tops in!

It's Box Tops time! Send your Box Tops to school by October 30, and Edison will get cash for them in December-- cha ching! Each Box Top is worth 10 cents, and they add up quickly. So keep on clipping and help the school reach its $1000 goal!


Oregon Battle of the Books Sign-ups are coming soon!

battle of the books 2OBOB sign-ups for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will go home in school folders at the end of the month. The teachers will be creating the OBOB teams from these forms. Students are encouraged to start reading now. A list of this year’s great books can be found at:

Any questions, please contact Katie at


Halloween Party at the Y!

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Halloween Family Fun at the Eugene Family YMCA on Friday, October 23 from 6-8pm. Festivities will include Face Painting, Harvest Carnival and Bounce House, Crafts, a Spooky Room, a Movie in the Pool and a Dance Party! Grab your costumes and join the fun!



thank 2A huge thank you to Sonam Wilson, Shannon Hagengruber, Elaine Lawson, Christabelle Moore, Sonya Margerum, Jessie Wagner, Mandy Beall, Kari Parsons, Krista Stieglitz, Keli Y, Sujata Sanghvi, Fangjuan Du, Karen Dunne, Sherry Bosch, and Renee Turner for the delicious spread of food for the teacher/staff luncheon this past week! And thank you to Heather Schulte for the beautiful flowers! The teachers and staff REALLY appreciate it!

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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