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All students will start in remote learning for Jan. 4th - Jan. 15th. Students should be ready to go by 7:30 each morning and classes will run 7:30-2:00 4 days a week and 7:30-12:00 on Wednesday.
Jan 11th -15th- Parent Conference Week
All students will start in remote learning for Jan. 4th - Jan. 15th. Students should be ready to go by 7:30 each morning and classes will run 7:30-1:00 4 days a week and 7:30-12:00 on Wednesday.
Jan. 4 – 15, 2021 Remote Learning Meals for Pick Up
Now through the end of the current school year (2020-2021), the district is able to provide FREE meals for all children 18 and under.
All students in the remote learning model (and ANY child 18 and under) can pick up meals from participating district elementary, junior high, and high schools on Monday, Wednesday & Friday school days. Students will receive two meals on Mondays, three meals on Wednesdays & two meals on Fridays. Students do not need to be present and no pre-ordering is necessary.
Participating elementary sites will only offer pick up meals during the district wide remote learning model January 4th through January 15th, 2021.
Participating elementary meal locations: Adams, Brinton, Edison, Franklin at Brimhall, Franklin East, Highland, Holmes, Hughes, Jefferson, Lehi, Lincoln, Longfellow, Lowell, O’Connor, Patterson, Pomeroy, Porter, Red Mountain Ranch, Salk, Sousa, Webster, and Whitman. Meals are served from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Participating junior high meal locations: Carson, Fremont, Kino, Mesa Education Center, Poston, Rhodes, Shepherd, Smith, Summit Academy, Stapley and Taylor. Meals are served 7:00 - 8:00 AM.
Participating high school meal locations: Dobson, Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain, Skyline and Westwood. Meals are served 6:45 - 7:45 AM.
School meals will not be available for pick up on school holidays (Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, MLK/Civil Rights Day, President's Day, Spring Break, and Spring Holiday).
ASU Interns - Fall 2020
ASU student interns in the service learning - Give Pulse program gave over 800 hours of service this past semester in grades K-5 at Edison. These students are largely planning to be future educators and we thank them for their service in supporting our InSite program and our classrooms. Thanks and Go Devils.
Anna, Johana, Daisy, Sofia, Natalie, Robbie, Danielle, Alyssa, Jesus, Julie, and Kylie- thanks for serving our Edison Community.
Career Day 11-24
Edison Student Council sponsored Career Day for our latest school spirit event. We have chef, teachers, nurses, doctors, construction workers, athletes and police all represented by our students and staff.
Book Character Day 2020
Edison students dressed as their favorite book character for our site spirit day in October. See if you can figure out who they are from these great books.
Lisa Freshley was selected as a grant recipient for her entry for the Fiesta Bowl teacher project this past month. She will get $5,000 to use for her classroom projects. We look forward to her plans for helping her students expand their opportunities to learn. Lisa is the 3rd Edison teacher to be selected for the program. Way to go Ms. Freshley!!!
Edison Elementary, along with a large number of other schools in MPS were recently recognized by America's Healthiest Schools 2020 by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for our work in improving school programs for fitness and activity. MPS offers students 2 PE sessions each week along with 2 recess breaks per day to help them get up and active. Our classrooms use Brain Breaks and dance videos to help students move without leaving the room. These short activities get the blood flowing so they don't sit too long in lessons.
Our PE department help to run after school sports for our students in 4-6 grades for football and soccer. We also had a jogging program for students that they could learn to set goals, train and see improvement in their performance over time. Classrooms introduced nutrition information and 12 classes hosted a small garden plot to teach kids about growing their own plants and food items.
Community Business Partners with Edison
Mrs. Luebbert got a project funded for classroom computer mice for her students to have better tech use with their student laptops.
Ms. Payne got 2 projects funded for her class. One will provide Scholastic News as a source of reading materials. The second project is to get STEM materials for her students with microscopes and electronics.
Mrs. Rednour got her project for Hot Dots Math- to help her students work on math and motivation to improve their skills.
Mrs. Delmoe got her therapy dog program materials funded as she gets her own therapy dog trained and closer to graduating and coming to campus. Edison has several teachers working on this certification.
Ms. Freshley got another DonorsChoose project funded to work with materials on Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) to expand her curriculum for her students.
Edison had 6 teachers get projects funded with donations from DonorsChoose supporters in the spirit of giving this holiday season. Big Thanks for your continued support and for teachers creating the projects to benefit our students.
Ms. Meschke got her sand and water science project funded for her preschool classroom.
Mrs. Soloff got funding to add resources for her students that are learning virtually to expand her areas fo studies with them her 4th grade class.
Ms. Freshley got two projects funded for classroom furniture, technology materials for class projects and class library additions to encourage her students to read more.
Mrs. Elmer got funded for her 2nd grade class for flexible seating and class furniture to improve their classroom environment.
Mrs. Rednour got her class library funded for biography books for her 2nd grade class.
Mrs. Luebbert got her 2nd grade class library funded for biography books about a series of important people of American and science history.
Mrs. Luebbert got 3 projects funded from DonorsChoose. The projects included flexible seating, reading materials and storage for the classroom, and stress reliever materials for students.
Mrs. Peterson earned a DonorsChoose grant for her class to purchase Scholastic News for her 1st graders to improve their reading opportunities.
Mrs. Peterson earned a DonorsChoose grant for her class to encourage reading with her first grade class. The materials will help provide ELA resources for their exploration of America.
Mrs. Elmer earned two grants for her classroom projects for Hot Dotting for math and Science Library. Both projects are from DonorsChoose projects she designed.
Mrs. Soloff earned grant materials for her class from the U of A nutrition program "Health Zone". Items will arrive in the next few weeks for the class.
Mrs. Payne earned grants for her classroom to use wireless microphone equipment to help students hear her lessons more effectively.
Ms. Rowley earned 2 grants for her therapy dogs with equipment they will need when we start in person classes and her dogs help students with SEL supports for 5th grade.
Mrs. Elmer earned two grants for materials for her classroom. These materials support math, science and reading lessons for fun and feedback on skill practice.
Edison STUCO Recycles
Edison students work to serve their community with their weekly efforts to collect and recycle across the Edison campus. Soda cans, cardboard and paper are our biggest items and the volunteers from Student Council go to each room to get the cans out for Saturday pickup. We appreciate their efforts each week to help us get our campus clean.
Read for the Record
Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina
Edison's Kindergarten students got to explore this year's book title with their classmates. Ms. Morris, is seen here sharing the book with her class.
Edison Staff was selected by Desert Financial to receive a grant for $3,000 to use for our staff. Items used for the grant will improve tools for teachers to build lesson materials, lounge supplies, and replacement items like microwaves, coffee makers and sink filters to improve our drinking water.
The presentation was Sept 28th and we are grateful for their generosity to improve the setting for our hard working teachers and staff. It is greatly appreciated.
Edison is very fortunate to have 2 outstanding school counselors to help our students be the best they can by learning social and coping skills for challenges they can face growing up. They have worked very hard to create resources for students and families to use to help them manage their emotions and achieve their life goals.
Please reach out to them if you are in need of tools to work with your student. They will be glad to help you with services and community supports that can meet your needs.
Mrs. Clemens was AZ Counselor of the year. She has been nominated as a Life Changer of the Year (LCOY) for her work in the community and school district.
As more students are using school laptops than ever before, the need for tech support has sharply increased.
Families should try to use the Help Line to solve computer issues with thier technology. The number is 480-472-0044.
If any of your students tell you that they broke their school device, please contact their parents and let them know they can go to the MPS info systems webpage http://www.mpsaz.org/infosys/stuinfo/dpp/ on there it states if damage is done to a student device, the parent needs to put on a work order at help.mpsaz.org to fix it and then the technician might assign a fine to his student account.
Edison Reading Lab
Edison has 4 staff members dedicated to helping improve our students reading skills. They work with students of all ages to improve phonics, fluency and comprehension skills. Students benefit from small group interaction and focused support across their skill development.
This year they are also building a series of resources for parents to use to improve their reading practices at home.
Kids that spend time reading are better readers. So put down the phone and pick up a book. Using your imagination is better than any other form of media and we stories can transport us to new places and adventures.
Edison students in grades K-6 work with this program to help them build math skills. We are glad to keep this program for our students. Rock on Jiji!!!
Canine Graduates- Ms. Rowley
Several Edison staff members have interest in using therapy dogs next year on our campus. Ms. Rowley, and her 2 dogs are the first to graduate from the level 1 training to prepare them to be on campus. She hopes to be the first of many ready to begin 2021 as class therapy animals. Kino and Mtn. View both had programs on their campuses this year and students and staff responded to the chance to help manage emotions with the pets.
Edison Robotics Team
Edison staff led by Mrs. Luebbert are preparing our First Lego robotics team this year. Students are given challenges to design, build and solve with their creation using Lego kits. Their first competition will be in February and we look forward to seeing how well they compete. The students work 2 days per week after school to build and test their designs for the upcoming challenges.
Remote Learners- Field Trips
Mrs. Soloff's 4th Graders
Fourth grade went on an all day science field trip that was organized by the MPS science department. The students had the day to work through a module where they learned about different science topics by reading and watching videos. The goal of the field trip is to solve a mystery- almost like the game of Clue!
Throughout the process the students submitted work to show that they were understanding the material. What I liked about this- was that they could submit their work one of three ways. They could write about it, do a performance, or draw something related to the content. The students enjoyed this! I acted as a facilitator and we met throughout the day, checking in and talking about the science mystery. If students weren't making progress, we talked about why and I tried to help them. Overall, the students loved it and they want to do it again!
Edison 5th graders attended the ACE flight school virtually last week. The students complete modules to learn about the principles of flight and the science behind different kinds of aircraft. Students used Webex to work together on projects required to complete the units and ask questions as they went through the experience. Nit getting to be as hands on as an in-person class made it a challenge, but the students worked hard to do their best. Thanks to MPS ACE for letting us have this opportunity.
DAR Visits Edison
Edison’s 5th graders welcomed Cristina Marvelli and Karen Smith (pictured) from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as a guest sp
eaker during Constitution Week. The students were helped in their study of U.S. history from the presentation and each student got their own pocket copy of the Constitution to use. Thanks to the DAR for their work with our students.
PE Night- 3rd Grade
Mrs. Talamantes and Mr. Kahn hosted families on a stormy night for PE Demo night with our 3rd grade families. Students and adults of all ages had fun with ropes, games, and stretching to encourage fitness for all.
Peter Piper Night - Sept 17th
Edison hosted a night of fun at the Riverview Peter Piper Pizza. Thanks to our families for helping us earn almost $300 for our student council. The Peter Piper staff made our event a lot of fun by adding games for our students and their families. Join us again in the spring when we visit again.
Max M. won both ice cream eating contests and is now the reigning champ.
Room 15 garden
Edison students used their PBIS/Dojo points to shop at the PBIS Store. Room 14 pictured below after shopping.
Edison is proud to be an AVID campus. We are building a culture of student performance and college readiness. We will develop students with the skills needed to organize their work, study for exams and apply their thinking to a variety of learning tasks.
Learn about AVID in MPS.
Service Learning-Thanks to all of our Service Learning student interns that are working on our campus this semester. We really appreciate the effort you have shown our community with your service and student support. Our kids love having you on our campus and teachers enjoy hosting.
This year we host interns that represent Grand Canyon (GCU), Arizona State (ASU), Western Governors University (WGU), and Northern Arizona (NAU).
Ekrich Meats - MPS DonorsChoose
Mesa Fire Dept.
Mesa Fire visits Edison
Chicks visit 1st grade
Ms. Payne brought the barnyard indoors with baby chicks.
Our costume winner from October 2019 Skateland night. Thanks Student Council for sponsoring our night. It was well attended and lots of fun for our families.
Student Council 20-21
ELECTION TIME @ Edison
Our student council hosted elections this week. Edison's new leaders are...
President - Braden B.
Vice- Andy P.
Treasurer- Sydney T.
Secretary- Vera Anne E.
PTO Food Truck Night- dinner and games on the north basketball courts
530-700 pm Join us for food and fun.
Mar 1, 2020
Just a reminder...Edison Families
October 14-18 is Parent Conference Week
School dismisses all week at 1:00 p.m.
Oct 7, 2019
Edison hosts Maricopa County HeadStart in room 5 on our campus. This year, there is one class session for all students attending the preschool. This year we added a Kinder U with 2 sessions (am/pm) as well.
Kinder U @ Edison
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3rd Grade- Cider Press
Edison students in Mrs. Donohue and Mrs. Charnofsky's class hosted Edison volunteer Elaine Gust and her cider press for a day of apple magic. Former Edison teachers, current staff, ASU Service Learning Interns and parents all came together to crush 40 pounds of apples into juice and learn about the science of how we get our food.
Students used their muscles to crank the wooden press and crush the apples into juice. Students also used apple coring machines to slice apples to enjoy eating. It was a great experience for all involved and we thank Mrs. Gust for her hours of volunteering service at Edison. She made it a day that our students will never forget. No blood, no spit, no snot into the press was a chant we won't soon forget.