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Edison Parent Council News
Week of October 18, 2015

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10/19-21 (M-W) Prizes will be drawn for returned Reading Olympic Envelopes
10/20 (T) Parent Council Meeting, 6:30-8:30
10/21 (W) Teacher Appreciation Lunch, 5th Grade Families
10/23 (F) Gold, Siver and Bronze Classroom prizes announced for most read minutes
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.  


October Staff Appreciation Lunchstaff app

Calling All Fifth Grade Families - Thank you to those of you who have signed up to bring something this Wednesday, October 21st for the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon. There are still a couple of slots available. Please see the link below. Thanks!

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!

Quick Task #3! ONE Small Change to How You Access Will Mean Big Bucks for Edison! 
Edison Community, here is your quick eScrip Task of the Week:

How much money do you think Edison could earn -- effortlessly -- if every time all of us shopping at earned 1.2% of our purchases for Edison? Let's find out!  Do this: every time you shop at, access the site through eScrip by going here: Add it to your bookmarks bar! Then click on the "Shop Amazon" button (see screen shot). Viola! Your Amazon purchase will now earn 1.2% for Edison at NO COST to you. 

NOTE: Amazon does NOT participate in ForgetMeNot, but they do participate in eScrip, however you will only earn if you access Amazon through the eScrip Online Mall, so bookmark that link! 

Questions? Contact Kari Parsons at

boxtops 4Time to get your Box Tops in!

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!


Art Walk Planning Meeting

art walkOctober 21st, 7-8PM in the library. If you would like to be a part of the planning process or coordinate a classroom activity please come to this planning meeting! Snacks will be provided

Save the Date!
Spring Art Walk March 12th at Laurelwood Golf Course!

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!

You are invited to The Silver Ball! The Sugar Beets 25th Anniversary: A benefit for Arts in Education

Look for flyers coming home this week, or check the kiosk in front of school. Present the flyer at the door to have proceeds benefit Artists in Residence at Edison School!

WHEN: Saturday October 24th, 2015; 7:00pm doors 8:00pm show WHERE: McDonald Theatre $15 in advance / $20 day of show VIP Ticket $75 includes: reserved balcony seat, signed live CD, and an After Party pass (21+) Buy tickets now at: 800/992-8499


thank 2A Huge THANK YOU to Tammy Young for your fantastic energy and coordination of the Reading Olympics! What a great way to start the year off right with lots and lots of reading. We appreicate all the time and effort you put into this wonderful and motivating time for all the students!

Thank you to our wonderful E News team (Tama Tochihara, Ruth Anne McCormack, Audry Dungan and Sujata Sanghvi), for all your dedication to getting this newsletter out each week! You are doing a great job!

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Eugene, Oregon 97403
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Attendance Line: 541-790-8925
Principal: Tom Horn
Secretary: Nan Robinson

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