Welcome to Edison Elementary
Welcome to Edison 21-22
All students need a water bottle each day to use and refill. It is incredibly hot this week and kids need to be drinking lots of water.
Edison has 11 teachers that have earned grants this year already from their work with DonorsChoose. Community donors as well as Kleenex, T-Mobile and News Corp helped to fund these grants. That is almost $82,000 total our teachers have raised since working with DonorsChoose. Thanks to all of our sponsors in making their classroom dreams a reality. Congrats for helping your students get new tools for their learning.
Mrs. Soloff - 4th grade -ALEKS math software for her class
Mrs. Warren- 2nd grade- magnetic white boards and marker sets for class
Mrs. Rednour- 1st grade- computer mice for her class
Mrs. Rednour - 1st- grade- Gardens Grow project for our garden boxes
Mrs. Rednour - 1st grade- whiteboards and markers for math
Mrs. Luebbert - 2nd grade- magnetic white boards for her class
Ms. Meschke- Kinder U- magnetic letters, light tables and accessories
Ms. Devenport - Rdg Lab- flexible seating for reading
Ms. Sullivan- 4th grade - flexible seating for students
Mrs. Donahue- SLD- flexible seating and visual timers for the classroom
Mrs. Soloff- 4th grade- got a grant funded for class materials for writing
Ms. Johnson- 1st grade- got grant funding for her Headsprout Reading program
Ms. Sullivan - 4th grade- got her Food for Thought healthy snacks project funded for her class
Mrs. Soloff - 4th grade- got a new printer for her classroom from DonorsChoose sponsors
Ms. Devenport- Rdg Lab- got a set of new readers using sight words for her reading groups to use
Mrs. Talamantes- PE Dept.- SEL tools for class success
Mrs. Rednour- 1st grade- whiteboards and organization tools for her classroom
Ms. Sullivan- 4th grade- Navigating the Web project for her students
Mrs. Luebbert- 2nd grade- Beautify Our World project for her class
Mrs. Soloff- 4th grade- Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader- Literature sets
Mrs. Luebbert- 2nd grade- MathTastic Books
Mrs. Luebbert- 2nd grade- Level up to Reading
September 2021 Winners
K-2. Weddle. Kindergarten
3-6. Allred 4th grade
August 2021 Winners
K-2 Morris. Kindergarten
3-6. Charnofsky. 3rd Grade
Student Council 21-22
President: J.J. P.
VP: Eme G.
Treasurer: Tanner L.
Secretary: Jeniah T.
CSOs- Michael I. and Edwin E.
Congrats to our newly elected STUCO for 21-22. We are proud of everyone that had the courage to run.
Our goal is to help the students learn leadership skills that will carry on for life. We are trying to help the students take ownership in and care of their school. This is a student lead, student-run organization led by caring sponsors. Please contact Mr. Bradshaw (472-5319) with any questions.
Meetings are held in room 19 on specific Thursdays of each month. For the dates of the student council meetings check the calendar.
Edison is very fortunate to have 3 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 in 2020. She has been nominated as a Life Changer of the Year (LCOY) for her work in the community and school district.
Ms. Harrington and Mrs. Perez are working at Edison for the ADE Safety Grant which has expanded our services for our students in a big way. It has been great for students and families to have their services.
Edison Writing Contests- 20/21
Ms. Rowley had student winners from a variety of writing contests this year. Each contest had Edison students winning recognition and prizes for their entries.
City of Mesa - Historical Writing Contest. 3 winners
Eme G., Seth T., & Tanner L. Each winner got cash prizes for their entries.
AZ Law Day Contest - 3 winners
Ms. Rowley was recognized for having the most students enter the contest from the elementary level.
Edison had 2 students get honorable mention in the City of Mesa Earth Day Writing contest. Seth T. and Elijah R. (both in 5th grade) won this honor for their entries and will be featured on our morning announcements.
Seth Thornton won honorable recognition for his History of Water in AZ essay for the MPS Voices contest. Ms. Rowley helped to sponsor his entry in the contest.
Orchestra- Shark Attack
Mrs. Perretta and her 6th grade Edison Orchestra has a screaming good time for their final concert. A guest dancer helped with their shark attack song.
Congrats goes out to our Kinder U teacher - Ms. Meschke for her recent recognition for Distinguished Service to Exceptional Students award. She was nominated by her colleagues for her teaching and community service efforts.
Ms. Meschke has been serving special needs students and preschool students in MPS for over 30 years and has been a great addition to the Edison staff.
Contests- We had three contest winners from the cafeteria’s School breakfast coloring contest. Brandon from room 7 won a Dr. Seuss book. Mayli from rm 13 and Adilinee from room 18 won the bikes. About a dozen other students won prizes for their entries.
Other winners from the contest ...
Kinder- Owen, Diego, Karrigan, Myly, Nayeli and Ethan
1st Grade- Seth D. and Adulaya
3rd- Megan M. and Connor P.
4th Grade- Colton L.
5th Grade- Elijah R.
Edison's Races - March 5, 2021
Click on the link to see the finals for the races at each grade level. Thank you Mrs. Telamantes and Mr. Kahn for sponsoring and running these races.
Relay Races- PE teachers Mrs. T and Mr. Kahn sponsored races for our students just before Spring Break. The top two boys and girls from the grades earned medals and bragging rights.
Edison FIRST Lego Robotics Team
Good luck to our Edison Lego Robotics team. They compete this Saturday, February 6th in their annual schools contest. Thanks to their staff sponsors for helping them get prepared.
Edison's Spelling Champion- Andy Perez Sales competed last Friday in the regional competition. He was our first ever virtual competitor and all the students had to try and type in their spelling for the given words. Thanks for representing us Andy.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
Service Learning-Edison currently has 6 ASU Service Learning interns on our campus working in grades K-2, and 4-5. We are grateful for all of their help and support as they learn to work with our students. We are also hosting 8 student teachers this semester as well. We are a busy place helping kids learn.
Edison is also hosting 1 student intern from SCC in 4th grade with Ms. McCullar's class.
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.
Last year we hosted interns that represented Grand Canyon (GCU), Arizona State (ASU), Western Governors University (WGU), and Northern Arizona (NAU).
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NIH Science Kit- Opti-bot
Mr. Gregory and Mr. Bradshaw led Edison 6th graders through the NIH Club Opti-bot unit this Spring. Students started as superheroes to get them thinking creatively.
Edison STEM Fair
Thanks to Mrs. Elemer and Mrs. Luebbert for sponsoring the work to have the Edison STEAM Fair in May. The AZ Science Center also presented a design challenge for students to work on with their families.
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Media Center- Merrill
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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.
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
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
Health Office - News
Parents- A student returning to school following a medical visit that required sutures (stitches, staples), ace bandage (elastic bandage, sling), cast, splints, crutches, cane, walker, knee walker/scooter, or a wheelchair must provide written permission from a licensed medical provider to attend school. This written permission must include any recommendations and/or restrictions related to physical activity, mobility, and safety in the school setting. All equipment must be provided by the parent or guardian. Students returning with wheelchairs, etc. need to be able to operate the equipment without the assistance from other students.
PE Classes- Students need a doctor's note to be excused from PE or other strenuous activity after three consecutive days of a parent note.
Edison students used their PBIS/Dojo points to shop at the PBIS Store. Room 14 pictured below after shopping.
Ekrich Meats - MPS DonorsChoose
Mesa Fire Dept.
Mesa Fire visits Edison
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.
Edison Staff -Read Alouds
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Reading Lab- Mrs. Taylor
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Reading Lab - Sight Words and Fluency
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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.
Room 15 garden
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.
Chicks visit 1st grade
Ms. Payne brought the barnyard indoors with baby chicks.