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National Walk or Ride your Bike to School Day is this Wednesday morning, Oct. 7th. We will have exciting raffle prizes like a free scooter! Bike or walk in with your family or join a school group - parent volunteers will gather students at Fairmount Park (biking group: 7:50am), the corner of 26th and Columbia (walkers: 8am), and University Park (walkers: 8am). Free local Allan Bros coffee provided to adults who bring a recyclable coffee mug and organic fruit is being generously donated by Market of Choice and Trader Joes.
Along with recording minutes read students can recruit sponsors throughout the entire event. Timed reading will end on October 9th. Since it is a no school day it could be good day to bank a lot of time to help the class make it to the podium and raise money for the Library. )Log reading minutes onto the Minute Recording table found on the envelope. Please use a timer or clock. No guessing. Remember, it counts if your parents read to you.) October 10th - Start collecting pledges from sponsors. If you have any questions about this program feel free to contact Tammy Young at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the Edison Book Exchange shelf located in the front entry of the school. The Book Exchange is a chance for students to build their reading supply for Reading Olympics and beyond! No need to donate a book to take a book. Edison has had an outstanding number of donations with plenty to go around. Please encourage your student to grab a book, or 2 or 3. Siblings are also welcome to take a book for home. You are more than welcome to keep the books you take or return them when you are finished. Happy Reading!
Final reminder to update the office of any changes in home or mobile phone and/or physical or email addresses. The student directory will be coming out soon. Please see Nan to make any changes.
Each class library time is staffed by wonderful Edison family volunteers. As a class librarian you will read to students, check books in and out, reshelf your class books and help keep the library organized for the next class! If you are interested helping out, please let your student's teacher or room parent know. If you are not able to volunteer during your child's class but would like to help in the library, email Amanda Terhes at email@example.com.
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!
Fridays 2:55pm-4pm Oct. 2- Nov. 20. The Language Teaching Specialization (LTS) MA program at the University of Oregon, Dept. of Linguistics is excited to offer a free Chinese Language and culture club at Edison on Fridays. Class sessions will be taught by bilingual native Mandarin speakers who are current graduate students in the MA program. The club will include both Chinese language (Mandarin) and culture related content and activities, and will be taught in a bilingual format (ie, this will not be an immersion course). Both novice and heritage speakers of Chinese are welcome. Sessions will be offered in Fall 2015, and Winter and Spring 2016 for 8-9 weeks each, following the University quarter system. This club is open to up to 15 children each term from grades 3-5 (ages 8-11). Flyer and registration forms were sent home with students grades 3-5 last week, and more copies are in the front office with Nan. Please contact Keli Yerian for more information or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com if you are interested. Thanks!
Every month we will be collecting poems, stories, drawings, word puzzles, jokes, interviews, and recipes with a common theme. October's theme is "Spooktacular" Please bring your submission to the "Toucan Times Mail Box" in the front office or send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please label your submission with your full name, teacher and grade so we can keep track of who is submitting items. Cutoff date for October's issue of the Tucan Times is October 15th. The Toucan Times will be distributed the last week of each month.
Thank you, Maggie McCart, for organizing this year's first Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon! And thank you to all the families that brought in goodies to share with our wonderful staff.
Thank you to Ethan Ensminger, his family, and all of this month's contributors to the first Toucan Times of the 2015/16 school year! We enjoyed reading it and look forward to future editions.
Our first Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon was a huge hit! A big thanks to Sherry Bosch, Susan Spence, Kari Parsons, Jennifer Ensminger, Nicole Kuhl, Tammy Young, Deb Rosenthal, Beth Mettler, Sarah Campbell, Melissa Kasik, Vanessa Straus, Melissa Graboyes, Elaine Lawson, Mandy Beall, and Sonya Margerum for providing such delicious food and drink. And thank you to Whitney Garrison for the beautiful flower arrangements!
|10/7 (W) Walk + Bike to School Day|
|10/9 (F) NO SCHOOL – State In-service Day|
|10/10 (S) Start Collecting Pledges|
|10/12-16 (M-F) Reading Olympics Pledges In|
|10/15 (Th) Picture Day|
|10/19-21 (M-F) Prizes will be drawn for returned Reading Olympic Envelopes|
|10/20 (T) Parent Council Meeting, 6:30-8:30|
|10/23 (F) Gold, Siver and Bronze Classroom prizes announces for most read minutes|
|10/30 (F) Edison Halloween Parade!|
|10/30 (F) Kids' Carnival 6:30-8:30|
|11/23 (M) Early Release, 12:00; Parent Teacher Conferences|
|11/24-5 (T, W) NO SCHOOL; Parent Teacher Conferences|
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